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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected of fatally shooting his older sister and then going into hiding has turned himself in to police. Mario Tolliver Jr. has been wanted by Oakland police since last Thursday on suspicion of shooting and killing 17-year-old Justice Tolliver at the apartment where they lived with their grandmother. Family members told local media that the shooting occurred during a fight over the girl bleaching her brother's laundry. His attorneys confirmed that a fight occurred but denied it was over laundry.
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BUSINESS
February 2, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: I live in a property with four rental cottages. There is a laundry room next to my cottage; in fact, it is part of the structure. I knew the laundry room was nearby when I signed a one-year lease, but what I didn't expect was that the other tenants would do their laundry at all hours of day and night. When someone uses the washer and dryer at 2 in the morning, I lose several hours of sleep. This happens quite often. I know that laundry privileges are included in every rental agreement for the tenants on the property, but do I have any right to insist that the room be closed at certain hours?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 14-year-old Oakland boy allegedly shot and killed his 17-year-old sister after an argument over laundry in the family's apartment, according to Bay Area media reports. The family of Justice Toliver, the mother of a 2-year-old girl, pleaded for her teenage brother to turn himself in after police said they suspected that he was connected to the slaying, The Oakland Tribune reported . The family lived in the apartment in the 800 block of Franklin Street in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected of fatally shooting his older sister, possibly during a fight over bleached laundry, is being charged as a juvenile, prosecutors said. Mario Toliver Jr. was charged Thursday, one day after he turned himself in to police in connection with the shooting death of his 17-year-old sister, Justice Toliver. Citing privacy laws for juvenile defendants, the Alameda County district attorney's office would not disclose the exact charge until Mario is arraigned in court Monday, but members of the boy's legal team told local media that they suspected it was either manslaughter or murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2009 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
A major firm providing laundry services to business and governments nationwide has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by hundreds of Southern California laundry workers who alleged the company violated Los Angeles' "living wage" laws. Cintas Corp., which operates industrial laundries and other facilities in the United States and Canada, denied any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the 5 -year-old case "in order to avoid the additional expense and distraction of ongoing litigation," the Cincinnati-based company said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2012 | Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
The bootleg DVD hawkers, the panhandlers and the pregnant women with toddlers pulling on their arms had all gone home. The TV went off, and it was just me, the attendant and a young man with a duffel bag full of clothes. I was at a 24-hour coin laundry in Westlake trying to figure out why on earth anyone would do laundry in the middle of the night. I'd been assured the parking lot would be closed and only people with laundry would be admitted. We were mere blocks from what used to be big bad MacArthur Park, site of a notorious "open-air drug bazaar," as authorities liked to call it during the crack epidemic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 89-year-old driver crashed into a coin-operated laundry Tuesday, seriously injuring a customer. The driver lost control in the parking lot of a strip mall at Vanowen Street and Woodley Avenue at 2:45 p.m. and drove until "he was completely inside" the laundry, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said. A 65-year-old man was seriously injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1996 | PAUL ELIAS
Oxnard police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a rapist who attacked a 60-year-old woman and left her bound and gagged at a coin-operated laundry. The woman was alone in the laundry at 150 E. Channel Islands Blvd. about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 when a man held a screwdriver to her neck and forced her into a back room, where he raped and robbed her. She was discovered, bound and gagged, about an hour after the assault.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1999
A 44-year-old woman was shot three times Thursday night in the backyard of her Lancaster home, authorities said Friday. Latty DiSanzo Hart was checking on her dogs and hanging laundry in her backyard in the 1200 block of Milling Street about 9:30 p.m. when she was wounded, said Deputy Jeff Adams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Lancaster. Hart made it back into her home, where a family member called police, Adams said.
NEWS
December 12, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
The city's Board of Zoning Appeals has given final approval to a plan to replace a liquor store destroyed in last year's riots with a self-service laundry. Construction could begin in January. The board's 4-0 vote Tuesday was hailed as a victory for the community by local activists such as Sylvia Castillo, whose group, the Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, opposes the rebuilding of liquor stores. "It's a real success. We've collaborated all along," said Castillo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A 14-year-old Oakland boy suspected of fatally shooting his older sister and then going into hiding has turned himself in to police. Mario Tolliver Jr. has been wanted by Oakland police since last Thursday on suspicion of shooting and killing 17-year-old Justice Tolliver at the apartment where they lived with their grandmother. Family members told local media that the shooting occurred during a fight over the girl bleaching her brother's laundry. His attorneys confirmed that a fight occurred but denied it was over laundry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 14-year-old Oakland boy allegedly shot and killed his 17-year-old sister after an argument over laundry in the family's apartment, according to Bay Area media reports. The family of Justice Toliver, the mother of a 2-year-old girl, pleaded for her teenage brother to turn himself in after police said they suspected that he was connected to the slaying, The Oakland Tribune reported . The family lived in the apartment in the 800 block of Franklin Street in Oakland's Chinatown neighborhood.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Although it has some of the new-colt wobbliness common to newborn series, "The Fosters," which premieres Monday on ABC Family, gets on its legs pretty quickly. Created by the alliterative team of Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, whose main previous writing credit is the short-lived CW reality series "Fly Girls" - a peek back into the archives reminds me that I did not like it much at all - and with Jennifer Lopez as a celebrity executive producer, it is a blended-family series that leaves no stone unblended.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Kelly Rowland's solo career has never been able to escape that of Beyoncé. Since her 2002 solo debut, Rowland has stood in the shadow of her Destiny's Child sister. It's almost impossible to find an interview with the singer without a mention of her more successful pal. For her part, Rowland has always taken the constant comparisons and never-ending questions about a Destiny Child's reunion or Bey's success like any best friend would -- with a smile and a soundbite. Now, she's finally opening up about how it's affected her in a stunningly candid new single, “Dirty Laundry,” taken from her upcoming fourth album, “Talk a Good Game.” PHOTOS: Girl group evolution Produced by The-Dream, Rowland's intensely personal single has the singer facing her resentment over her post-Destiny's Child career -- and revealing that as she stood in the shadows, she was also being physically abused.
NEWS
March 23, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Remember inflatable hangers? They stashed flat in your suitcase, then were inflated for drying your hand laundry. Alas, they didn't stand the test of travel. But now there's Travelon, which holds tops as well as pants, which can be draped through an inflatable integrated lower section of the hanger. Two plastic bottom hooks can hold delicate items. The hanger inflates easily once you get the hang of the pinch-nozzle process, and it largely maintains inflation. Inflated, the hanger measures 17 1/2 inches wide and comes two to a package for $13. Info for the hanger (item No. 12124)
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Timothy Hollingsworth, the 33-year-old chef de cuisine at the French Laundry , is moving to Los Angeles. But don't get your hopes too high. He doesn't have a restaurant planned - not yet, anyway. Hollingsworth announced in November that he would be leaving the Laundry in spring. At the time he told the San Francisco Chronicle's Paolo Lucchesi that he was playing with an idea of opening a more casual and popular type of restaurant, maybe even a spin on Mexican. He's still thinking about doing something like that, but first he's going to be working in video production.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1992
Two teen-agers were shot and killed as they cleaned up a self-service laundry after hours, but the slayings did not appear related to an earlier laundry homicide, authorities said Monday. The bodies of Miguel Perez Jr., 13, and his brother-in-law, Jose Merlos, 19, were found Sunday night at the Demain Laundromat, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Robert Stoneman. Authorities said about $200 was missing from a change machine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They celebrated a victory Wednesday on South San Pedro Street, directly across from the Thankful Missionary Baptist Church and next door to the Watson Bros.' hand carwash. Daniel Whang's new O-Matic Laundromat rose from the ashes of his Ma's Liquor, a store that had burned down at 89th Street and San Pedro in the 1992 riots. As victories go, the opening of a laundry normally doesn't register that high on the public attention scale.
WORLD
February 19, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny offered an emotional apology Tuesday for  government involvement in a harsh system of laundries run by Roman Catholic nuns, where women and girls labored long hours behind locked doors, unpaid and often bewildered about why they were there. “As a society, for many years we failed you,” Kenny said in a televised official apology Tuesday before the Irish Parliament. “This is a national shame.” Kenny stopped, his voice breaking, and then concluded, “Let me hope that this day and this debate heralds a new dawn for all those who feared that the dark midnight might never end.” The apology came two weeks after a report found that the Irish government had been involved in the infamous Magdalen laundries , helping to send girls and women into the workhouses, paying them through government programs and contracts, and bringing runaways back in the hands of police.
WORLD
February 5, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
The Irish government was enmeshed in a harsh system of laundries run by Catholic nuns, where women and girls worked behind locked doors without pay, according to a fact-finding report released Tuesday. More than 10,000 women labored in the infamous Magdalen laundries from 1922 to 1996, a government committee said in the lengthy report. Women and girls landed in the workhouses for a long list of reasons. Some were placed there by Irish courts, some by reform schools, some after being rejected by their foster parents, others after being abused or left homeless.
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