CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2010 |
Xavier Jones ran across the middle of the basketball court, ready to receive a pass from a La Verne Lutheran High School teammate. He first stumbled, then stopped, and finally keeled over motionless on the hardwood. His heart had stopped beating. After Jones crashed to the floor, head coach Eric Cooper Sr. and assistant coach John Osorno sprinted to his side and administered CPR to the 17-year-old high school senior. The quick-thinking coaches ? with the help of an iPhone ?
November 12, 1988 |
Mike Benjamin ran for 91 yards in 13 carries and scored 3 second-half touchdowns to lead La Verne Lutheran High School to a season-closing 28-20 Arrowhead League victory over Capistrano Valley Christian Friday at Saddleback College. Benjamin, who also had a 2-point conversion run, scored on runs of 10 and 47 yards in the fourth quarter as La Verne Lutheran (2-7, 2-2) held off a late rally by Capistrano Valley Christian (1-9, 1-4).
September 25, 1990 |
A gunman fleeing a robbery at a children's clothing store in La Verne dashed into a nearby McDonald's restaurant, where he held as many as 19 hostages--including several children--for several hours before sheriff's deputies stormed the facility shortly after midnight today, authorities said. The suspect was in custody by 12:15 a.m.--more than six hours after the incident began. All the hostages were believed freed and unharmed.
March 13, 2001
Events in the region today include: BASEBALL College: 2 p.m.--Fergus Falls (Minn.) at Antelope Valley; Glendale at Canyons; Oxnard at Moorpark; Pierce at Bakersfield; Valley at Citrus; Ventura at Cuesta; 3 p.m.--CS Northridge at UCLA; 7 p.m.--Pepperdine at Long Beach State. High school: 2:30 p.m.--Flintridge Prep vs. Oakwood at North Hollywood Park; 3 p.m.--L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2007 |
Four soldiers from Southern California died in a single attack June 28 when Iraqi insurgents detonated a roadside bomb and fired guns and grenades at their stricken convoy in Baghdad. The Department of Defense identified the dead as Pfc. Cory Hiltz, 20, of La Verne; Sgt. Giann C. Joya-Mendoza, 27, of North Hollywood; Sgt. Shinwoo Kim, 23, of Fullerton; and Sgt. Michael J. Martinez, 24, of Chula Vista. Also killed was Spc. Dustin L. Workman II, 19, of Greenwood, Neb.