CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 |
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a double stabbing on Labor Day near the Walk of Fame that left two people injured, police said Thursday night. Danny Moreno, who lives in the Simi Valley area, was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of the victims was treated at a hospital after he was stabbed on Sept. 2 and released later that day. The second victim is still hospitalized in serious condition, according to the LAPD.
October 4, 2013 |
More than a week after the state's top labor official ordered the California Employment Development Department to pay out all backlogged unemployment claims, many Californians have yet to see their checks. The California EDD had been working overtime to clear a backlog of unemployment claims that were snared when the agency's 30-year-old computer systems were upgraded over Labor Day weekend. The snafu affected tens of thousands of claims, delaying payments by several weeks, causing many to fall behind on rent, car payments and other bills.
October 1, 2013 |
U.S. monthly auto sales declined in September for the first time in more than two years, in part because of a calendar quirk that landed Labor Day weekend sales in the August report. Automakers sold a little more than 1.1 million vehicles last month, a 4.2% decrease from September a year ago, according to Autodata Corp., an industry research firm. The single-month decline snapped a 27-month streak of year-over-year gains dating back to June 2011, according to Edmunds.com, the car shopping information company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 |
A second man has been charged in the Labor Day killing of a 28-year-old Santa Ana woman whose body was found under a bridge spanning Newport Bay. The Orange County district attorney's office charged Irvin Tellez, 25, a construction worker, in the shooting death of Nancy Hammour. He is being held on $1-million bail. A second man, Jaime Prieto Rocha, 40, has already been charged in the woman's death and also is being held on $1-million bail. The two men are suspected of being fellow gang members, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 |
A 40-year-old Santa Ana forklift driver is set to be arraigned on murder charges in the gunshot-slaying of a young mother whose body was found face-down under the Newport Bay bridge on Labor Day. Jaime Prieto Rocha appeared in court Tuesday but did not enter a plea in the death of Nancy Hammour, 28-year-old Santa Ana woman who family members said was trying to straighten out her life after battling drugs. An autopsy determined that Hammour died of a gunshot wound, though details of her death remained sketchy.
September 7, 2013 |
TORONTO -- There is something special about seeing director Jason Reitman's movies at the Toronto International Film Festival. I've had the chance twice. Born in Montreal, he's a native son of the fest as much as Canada, his family, via father Ivan, putting their hearts and funds behind it. Whether big or small, the audiences are so ready to embrace Reitman that it takes the energy in the room up a notch or two. I loved being in that first gala audience in 2009 watching his incredible relationship flyover film “Up in the Air," watching George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick, all growing weary of the road they were on. PHOTOS: TIFF 2013 | The Scene This week, it was an early morning screening, tiny theater, maybe 15 of us watching the off-kilter sweet romancing in “Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and young Gattlin Griffith.