May 19, 2013 |
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and found plenty of inspiration. The fashion industry's love affair with surfing became most apparent about 11 years ago, when Karl Lagerfeld sent models clutching Chanel-logoed surfboards down the runway as they modeled clothes for spring 2003.
April 25, 2013 |
More than a dozen female prison guards in Maryland helped a group of inmates in a dangerous national gang run a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring from inside the walls, prosecutors contend. A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday said 13 female guards at the Baltimore City Detention Center smuggled drugs, cellphones and prescription pills to inmates in the Black Guerrilla Family gang by hiding the contraband in their hair, shoes and underwear. "The inmates literally took over the asylum," said Stephen E. Vogt, special agent in charge of the Baltimore FBI office, at a news conference Tuesday.
January 3, 2013 |
After a school massacre in Connecticut, the National Rifle Assn. suggested that public schools should each post one armed sentry to provide security. Now politicians in California are debating the proposal. One risk nobody has thought of yet: What if the guards are embarrassed by the students' superior knowledge and possession of firearms? ALSO: Ted Rall: A year in cartoons Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons McManus: The perils of political punditry Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2009 |
When a security firm contracting with Los Angeles County went bankrupt earlier this year, hundreds of workers were not paid for their hours guarding county clinics, Sheriff's Department buildings and Fire Department facilities. On Tuesday, Supervisor Gloria Molina urged county lawyers to find a way to pay them about $200,000 in wages she said they are due, prompting a bitter exchange among her colleagues. International Services Inc., which placed nearly 800 guards in county facilities, filed for bankruptcy after its president and chief executive, Ousama "Sam" Karawia, 45, was charged with multiple counts of conspiracy, grand theft, making false statements and insurance fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1990
Your editors are very righteous that the "lessons of the poll guards must not be obscured." Your editors did not spell out the lessons that they had in mind, but I suspect that different people will come up with very different lessons. For example, I learned that non-citizens (both legal green-card holders and illegals) need have no hesitation to register and vote in any and all U.S. elections. Because of this poll guard settlement, it is unlikely that in the future anyone will feel that they can afford to even think about enforcing the probable felony violations of our registration and voting laws.
October 10, 2012 |
BENGHAZI, Libya - Face down on a roof inside the besieged American diplomatic compound, gunfire and flames crackling around them, the two young Libyan guards watched as several bearded men crept toward the ambassador's residence with semiautomatic weapons and grenades strapped to their chests. "We are finished," one of the guards says he remembers thinking. Both are veterans of the ragtag revolutionary forces that toppled Moammar Kadafi. Over the last year, while assigned by their militia to help protect the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the pair had been drilled by American security personnel in using their weapons, securing entrances, climbing walls and waging hand-to-hand combat.