CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 |
The California Highway Patrol has recommended a murder charge be filed against the owner of a "party bus" after a 24-year-old man fell out of it and died on the 101 Freeway last year in Studio City. The CHP submitted its traffic collision report for review last week in the incident in which Christopher "C.J. " Saraceno II lost his balance and fell down the steps of the 2001 Ford F-550. The L.A. County district attorney's office is considering filing criminal charges against Ayrapet Kasabyan, president of Hyros Corp., which operates Platinum Style Limousine Service.
March 14, 1992 |
Promoter David J. Gaar of Westminster is changing the location of the Cajun-zydeco dance parties he has been throwing on the third Saturday of each month. Starting with a Bad Boys Zydeco Band gig March 21, the place will change from the Sunset Beach Club in Orange to the Meadowlark Cafe, 6197 Ball Road, Cypress. Coming attractions include the Joe Simien Cajun Band, April 18; John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys, May 17, and the Cheryl Cormier Cajun Band, June 20.
March 13, 1988 |
** STACEY Q. "Hard Machine." Atlantic. ** 1/2 BARDEUX. "Bold as Love." Synthicide/Enigma. Baby vocals emanating from very grown women is not a new concept in pop music. Groups like the Ronettes and the Supremes wrote the book on the subject in the '60s, and Madonna's offshoots continue to add new chapters.
July 1, 1988 |
Bette Midler wants to sue Ford Motor Co. for using another singer to impersonate her voice in a 1985 commercial. Last week a federal appeals court in San Francisco, noting that "to impersonate her voice is to pirate her identity," ruled that Midler's case, previously thrown out by the federal court in Los Angeles, should be tried after all. Among those expressing concern over the court's ruling is Jon St. James.
May 29, 1992 |
Xtra Large, something of an all-star group of Orange County alternative-hard rock musicians, has struck a deal with Giant Records and is scheduled to release its debut album by summer's end. The band, which played its first show only two months ago, consists of players who have had high profiles on the local scene as members of various groups. Singer Darren McNamee and guitarist Warren Fitzgerald both were in the frenetic metal-funk-comedy band, Gherkin Raucous.