January 27, 2002
Re "Man Jailed 2 Years Sees Case Voided," Jan. 12: I could not help but feel sorry for George Lopez, the young man who was wrongly jailed for armed robbery. I was disturbed, however, to read that Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas didn't seem to think that similar cases in which the system broke down should be examined so this doesn't happen again. What is the harm in studying your procedures to see if you can prevent this kind of heartbreak? Even if it's your election opponent who suggests such a review, if it's a good idea, why not adopt it?
August 22, 2013 |
Clayton Kershaw, who won the Dodgers' spring training table tennis tournament handily, will play host to a charity ping-pong event Aug. 29 at Dodger Stadium. “Ping Pong 4 Purpose” will benefit the pitcher's nonprofit foundation, which works to improve the lives of children in Los Angeles, Dallas and Zambia. The single-elimination competition will feature Kershaw and some of his Dodger teammates, with celebrities including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, comedian George Lopez and former manager Tony La Russa also expected to attend.
May 18, 2007 |
YES, THE TV PILOT I wrote this year was rejected while a sitcom version of the Geico caveman commercials made the fall schedule. I get how that's embarrassing. And I understand why every sitcom writer I know, entertainment journalist I've read and George Lopez (who said, upon being canceled by ABC, "A Chicano can't be on TV but a caveman can?") has focused so much of their dismay about this week's "upfronts" -- when networks unveil their fall lineups -- on "Cavemen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2002 |
Orange County prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed all charges against a man who spent two years in prison for a robbery that officials now believe was probably committed by another man. The decision came amid mounting evidence that George Lopez had nothing to do with the May 1999 robbery of an Anaheim loan office. Two of the robbery victims said Lopez wasn't the gunman, and another man said that he--and not Lopez--committed the crime.
January 2, 1990 |
Stand-up comedian George Lopez, who plays up his ethnic roots in his act, is dismayed by the lack of comedy roles for Latinos. The 28-year-old comic, who plays a ski patrolman in the upcoming movie, "Ski Patrol," said in a recent interview that Latinos "are being totally left out" of television sitcoms. "When you look ethnic it's that much harder," he said. "Everyone is thin and Caucasian, and I don't look like that. . . .
August 22, 2006 |
It got a face lift last year when the Classic Club became the host course, and now the Bob Hope tournament is getting a name change. It will be known as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Hosted by George Lopez. The announcement will be made today at Warner Bros. Studios on the set of "George Lopez." Lopez, an actor and comedian, has been a regular in the celebrity field at the Hope and jumped at the chance to lend his name to the tournament that began in 1960 as the Palm Springs Golf Classic.
July 19, 2012 |
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a busy man. On Thursday, the civil trial against the sheriff's department got underway in federal court. Arpaio is being sued for allegedly engaging in racial profiling and discriminatory policing. (He faces similar charges in another civil rights lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice.) A few days before the trial began, Arpaio held a news conference to declare that Barack Obama's birth certificate is fake. The sheriff reached that conclusion after his volunteer posse of investigators traveled to Hawaii to demand a copy of the president's birth certificate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001 |
A prisoner has written a sworn statement insisting that a Garden Grove man convicted of robbery last year is innocent of the crime. The letter, filed with an appeals court, comes on the eve of a hearing to determine whether George Arnulfo Lopez should receive a new trial. Lopez, 19, was convicted last year of robbing an Anaheim loan office. But two of the victims have come forward to say Lopez didn't commit the crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2001 |
A Garden Grove teenager who claims he was wrongly convicted of a 1999 robbery--and has his alleged victims advocating his release--has been implicated anew by a man who recently pleaded guilty to planning the holdup of the Anaheim loan office. The new allegation comes one year after an Orange County jury convicted George Arnulfo Lopez of robbing Commercial Credit on Lincoln Avenue while armed with a shotgun. Lopez, who was 17 at the time of the holdup on May 17, 1999, was tried as an adult.