CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1990 |
Eight men who claimed they were beaten by Oxnard police during a private party in June each filed a $6-million claim for damages against the city Friday. Three others who attended the party but said they were not injured also filed $6-million claims for emotional distress they say they suffered while watching the alleged brutality. Assistant Police Chief William Cady declined Friday to comment on the claims but said an internal investigation into the incident is continuing.
May 20, 1988
Top-seeded Miles Walker of Chapman College won his first two matches Thursday in the individual singles competition at the NCAA Division II national tennis championships at Sonoma State University. Walker defeated Rob Littlefield of Southwest Baptist, 7-5, 6-1, in the first round and beat Hampton's Pedro Alipio, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round. Walker, a senior, is 41-10 this season and broke his own school record for victories, set last year, when he was 40-8.
October 20, 1991
San Gabriel Valley water officials last week celebrated the beginning of construction on a plant to clean toxins from the Arrow Well in Baldwin Park, which was closed 11 years ago after contamination was discovered. Representatives of the valley's numerous water districts met for lunch Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Monrovia to praise the Arrow Well Project as the first of many to clean up one of the most complicated water pollution problems in the West.
May 15, 1987
Chapman players Miles Walker, Paul Wekesa and Olivier Amerlinck advanced Thursday to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II individual men's tennis championships at Northridge. Walker, the No. 3 seed, advanced by defeating Karl Huber, 6-4, 6-1, and Karl Johnson, 6-4, 6-2. Sixth-seeded Wekesa defeated Dionne Joannu, 7-6, 7-5, and then toppled Eduardo Afini, 6-2, 6-1. Amerlinck, who was unseeded, defeated Michael White, 6-3, 6-2, and Dave Kruger, 6-4, 7-5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1997
Re "Williams and LAPD: This Bad Marriage Needs to End," editorial, March 3: You must be kidding! You are validating another trumped-up suit against the city. What is the point of Charter Amendment F, if not to empower the Police Commission to act as it may see fit? Let Chief Willie Williams sue. This is a suit that Los Angeles should be able to win. Your position would set a terrible precedent. It would encourage everyone who feels slighted in any manner or aggrieved by any action to sue any employer, private or public, for a ransom settlement.
September 7, 1986 |
After a slow start, Steve Lindsley's debut as Brigham Young's starting quarterback had his coach breathing easier. Lindsley threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the 18th-ranked Cougars beat Utah State, 52-0, at Provo, Utah, coming within seven points of the most lopsided shutout in school history. Last year, BYU beat Wyoming, 59-0.
May 9, 1990 |
The guided-missile destroyer Conyngham, damaged by a fire so hot its decks were "bubbling," docked today at the Norfolk Naval Station as the Navy began investigating the blaze that killed a crewman. Eighteen other sailors, including the No. 2 officer, were injured in the worst shipboard fire since a string of accidents prompted the Navy to suspend operations for a two-day safety check in November. A second Navy man was killed in a separate accident on Chesapeake Bay.
May 24, 1996 |
A Navy officer will face a court-martial next week in Washington on charges that he raped a civilian co-worker last June, the Navy said Thursday. Lt. Cmdr. Donald Clause, 34, has been charged with rape, adultery, sexual harassment and conduct unbecoming an officer, said Lt. Karl Johnson, a spokesman for the Naval District Washington. The military trial will take place at the Washington Navy Yard. If convicted, Clause could be dismissed from the Navy, jailed, fined and forced to forfeit pay.
March 19, 2011 |
Entering the Downtown Independent near Little Tokyo on Thursday for the National Theatre Live's broadcast of director Danny Boyle's stage production of "Frankenstein," I found it impossible to leave behind the unfolding series of catastrophes in Japan that has the world collectively holding its breath. The current crisis follows us everywhere. With the hard-to-fathom images of flattened towns, the protracted suspense over radiation levels and the frustration of not being able to do more than donate to relief organizations, it's no wonder there's a growing hunger for deeper reflection on this multipronged calamity, in which natural disasters have set off an unnatural one. Journalism bombards us with passing information; artists call our attention to enduring truths.