CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1989
A Skid Row drifter who threatened actor Kevin Dobson with a knife at downtown Los Angeles' Midnight Mission and tried to steal a package of discarded top-label clothes the actor was bringing to the mission was charged with robbery Friday. Sergio Orozco, 28, pleaded not guilty to the charge in Municipal Court and a preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 5. Mission employees said Orozco pulled a five-inch knife and demanded the clothes.
April 18, 1987
Rio Mesa's time of 10:15.70 in the boys distance medley relay at last Saturday's Arcadia Invitational track meet was the fastest high school clocking in the nation this season. The team is composed of Ed Trotter (3:09.5 for 1,200 meters), Tom Barboza (50.5 for 400), Travis Cooksey (1:53.4 for 800) and Ramon Perez (4:22.3 for 1,600). Marcus Allen and Howie Long are two of the players who will represent the Raiders in a benefit basketball game against a celebrity team next Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
February 22, 1987
Presentation of Family Life Awards will highlight the Family Service of Long Beach 53rd anniversary dinner party Thursday at the Crystal Ballroom of the Golden Sails Hotel, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Highway. Recipients of the awards will be Susan and Kevin Dobson, Andrea and Terry Donahue and Marion and Edwin Wilson. Reservations for the black-tie event are $60 per person.
November 2, 1993 |
What would TV do without real-life personal tragedies to dramatize? Tonight's CBS movie, "The Conviction of Kitty Dodds" (9 p.m. on Channel 2 and 8), is yet another in that genre. This time, it's Veronica Hamel in the victim role, starring as Kitty Dodds, a battered woman serving a life sentence for having her abusive husband murdered. Kitty escapes, remarries, is discovered by authorities and returns to prison.
December 13, 1987 |
Guess who's coming to Knots Landing? On Jan. 7, a black family will move into the "Knots Landing" cul-de-sac--the first black regulars on the prime-time soap, now in its ninth season. Lynne Moody, with a long list of TV shows, will play bank teller Patricia Williams, mother of a young daughter (Kent Masters-King) and wife of a salesman (Larry Riley) who'll lose his job, causing plenty of stress.
September 24, 1990 |
NBC adds to our general malaise tonight at 9 with "Casey's Gift: For Love of a Child." The title suggests warm and mushy but the movie only works if grief, torment, suspicion, hate, vengefulness and general all-around misery make you warm and mushy. For the rest of us, it's a tough go. It's the story of darling little 5-year-old Casey Stillwell, whom everybody adores--and then he drowns in the neighbor's pool.