CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1997 |
When the Eldorado Club in Gardena declared bankruptcy last year, club official Maggie Mundet sent out only two letters to people she thought might want to buy the card club. One was to famed pornographer Larry Flynt, the other to entertainer and game show guru Merv Griffin. Griffin never responded. But two weeks later, Hustler magazine publisher Flynt was in touch, saying that he was thinking about expanding his empire.
May 27, 1985 |
This isn't Burger King. We don't do it your way here. --Judge Manuel L. Real's favorite saying. The courtroom confrontation took place more than 30 years ago, but the most controversial federal judge in Los Angeles remembers it today as an early lesson in judicial style. Chief U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real, then a young prosecutor, had decided that his only chance of winning a conviction before an unsympathetic judge was to demand a jury trial. But U.S. District Judge Pierson M.
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June 25, 1989 |
Five years ago, June Mincher, a 245-pound prostitute with a lavender Rolls-Royce, was shot to death on a Van Nuys sidewalk by a swift and efficient killer, setting off an investigation that unearthed a bizarre cast of characters and seamy tales, but convicted no one. This month some of the mystery appears to be unraveling in a court hearing into another killing a world away--the world of the "Cotton Club" slaying with its Hollywood celebrities and...
September 15, 2002 |
Soon after the news raced through the Rancho Cordova neighborhood of modest ranch-style houses, a street corner memorial cascaded across the sidewalk. Bouquets. Votive candles. Teddy bears. The street sign was festooned with ribbons and cards drawn by children. "I'll remember you like family . . . ." said one.
January 11, 1990 |
The cartoonist who created the Hustler magazine feature "Chester the Molester" was convicted last week of five counts of child molesting by a Ventura Superior Court jury that deliberated for five days. The jury of seven men and five women acquitted the cartoonist of six other charges, including incest and oral copulation, and deadlocked on another five counts of similar crimes. The cartoonist, Dwaine Tinsley, is scheduled to be sentenced March 1 by Judge Lawrence Storch.
November 20, 2013 |
Joseph Paul Franklin, a racist who targeted African Americans, Jews and tried to assassinate Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, was executed Wednesday morning in Missouri, officials said. The execution came after Flynt, who has used a wheelchair since the 1978 attack, unsuccessfully pleaded for mercy for his assailant. It also came after a string of failed last-moment legal appeals delayed the execution by several hours. Technically, Franklin, who was executed at a state prison in Bonne Terre, Mo., went to his death for killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack on a St. Louis synagogue in 1977.
August 10, 2009 |
On a recent Saturday night, Savannah Stern earned $300 to hang out for seven hours at a party in Santa Monica wearing nothing but a feather boa. The veteran of more than 350 hard-core pornography productions took the job to earn extra cash and to network. But the word at the 35th anniversary party for Hustler magazine was not heartening, especially among the roughly 75 other women working there. "At least five girls I haven't seen in a while came up to me and said, 'Savannah, are you working?
July 23, 1991 |
Eight years after the bullet-riddled body of New York impresario Roy Radin was found in a dry creek bed near Gorman, a jury Monday found onetime drug dealer and would-be Hollywood deal-maker Karen Greenberger and three bodyguards guilty of murder and kidnaping in what became known as the "Cotton Club" murder. Greenberger, 43, and Robert Lowe, 44, were convicted of second-degree murder and kidnaping, requiring an automatic life sentence without possibility of parole.