June 17, 2008 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and gave him a jersey of Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant. Villaraigosa, on a seven-day trip to Israel, said he was a longtime friend of Olmert. Villaraigosa is leading a delegation of 40 people and will meet with terrorism experts, water conservation specialists and environmentalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2003 |
A man who allegedly offered to kill Kobe Bryant's accuser for $3 million pleaded not guilty Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Patrick Graber, 31, entered not-guilty pleas on one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of solicitation to dissuade a witness. According to police, Graber offered to kill the woman who accused Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star, of raping her in June in Colorado. Graber is being held on $1-million bail.
September 15, 1989
About 200 people who thought that they had won free tickets for the state lottery and to professional sports games actually won a trip to jail, courtesy of a Bakersfield police sting operation. Letters from an official-sounding, but entirely fictitious, "Bakersfield Area Department of Lottery" were mailed to misdemeanor and felony suspects whom police had been unable to arrest.