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November 15, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Fourteen years after writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's romantic comedy "The Best Man" hit theaters, the filmmaker and his ensemble cast are back with a sequel, "The Best Man Holiday. " As is often the case when old friends reunite, it doesn't take long for past grudges and attractions to bubble back up. According to reviews, the cast, led by Taye Diggs and Morris Chestnut, proves to be very pleasant company, but Lee's overstuffed script drags the movie down. The Times' Betsy Sharkey writes , "Be ready to reach for a tissue, say 'amen' and sigh more than a few times, for the film has all the chaos and clutter of a big holiday gathering.
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September 21, 2013 | By Tony Perry
 SAN DIEGO--A San Diego police officer shot a man who was advancing on him in a threatening manner with scissors, police said Saturday. The officer had responded to an afternoon call from shoppers in the Pacific Beach neighborhood about a man talking incoherently and waving scissors, police said. When the man refused a command from the officer to drop the scissors and instead advanced on him, the officer fired a single round, striking the man, police said. The man was taken to a hospital with a wound considered non life-threatening.
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November 24, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
A man was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic dispute in South Gate late Saturday, according to authorities. The shooting occurred in the 9200 block of San Luis Avenue shortly after 10 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which is investigating the incident. South Gate police responded to a 911 call that a man and woman were fighting, according to the sheriff's statement. Officers said when they arrived at the scene, the man was uncooperative and ran away.
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July 9, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after he plowed his vehicle through a gate at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank. The man rammed through Gate 120 and smashed into a walkway railing around 9:20 p.m., airport spokeswoman Lucy Burghdorf said. She said police responded within a minute   and apprehended the man, who appeared to be under the influence of a substance. The scene is near the cargo area of the airport and did not affect any flights, Burghdorf said.  ALSO: LAFD Chief Brian Cummings says he wants to keep his job Three firefighters injured in three-alarm blaze in City of Industry Victory for veterans -- WWII barracks at O.C. Fairgrounds to be saved twitter.com/LAJourno robert.lopez@latimes.com
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September 3, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A man has been hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning in a residential neighborhood in Irvine, police said. The man's condition was not known. The shooting in the 1100 block of Crested Bird occurred at about 10:40 a.m., said Sgt. Scott McClellan with the Irvine Police Department. No officers were injured in the shooting, McClellan said. There was no additional information on the man who was shot or what prompted the incident. ALSO: Rick Caruso gets permit to moor mega-yacht in Newport Beach Infant who drowned in a bathtub is identified; autopsy pending Rim fire: Pot-growing operation near Yosemite may have sparked blaze adolfo.flores@latimes.com Follow Adolfo Flores on Twitter . 
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September 25, 2013 | By Frank Shyong, Los Angeles Times
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and wounded a man in the 1700 block of Burnside Avenue in the Mid-City area Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release. Deputies responded to a Burnside Avenue address and saw a man who closely matched the description of a suspected felon. Upon contact with deputies, the man reached into his waistband and removed several objects, including narcotics and "a black object he held in his hand," the release said. A deputy opened fire, believing the man was arming himself.
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April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, officials said. Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified. Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.
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September 15, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in Hollywood early Sunday morning, police said. Los Angeles police received a call at 2:30 a.m. reporting a fight at Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue , said Officer Cleon Joseph. When officers arrived, they found a man with stab wounds. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, Joseph said. No description of the suspect was given. The motive is unknown. ALSO: Mother of two children found dead in hotel identified, arrested South Bay power outage leaves 115,000 homes without electricity 37 Hawthorne families displaced as workers try to cap methane leak Twitter: LATangel angel.jennings@latimes.com
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June 22, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The man found dead in a trash can in Brea was identified Saturday as a 46-year-old from Santa Ana. Brea police said the man was Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes, also known as Ramiro Baez Parades. The cause of death has not been determined, but the case is being handled as a homicide. The body was discovered by a motorist driving on Brea Canyon Road on Friday afternoon. The driver stopped to look inside a trash can, saw what appeared to be human hands and immediately contacted the police.
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December 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a Rancho Cucamonga man who was killed while walking on the 210 Freeway in Claremont on Friday night. Jose Alfredo Gomez, 35, was killed about 11:30 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle in the No. 1 westbound lane, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was unclear why he was walking on the roadway. Gomez's car was found about a quarter of a mile away from the collision on the shoulder of the freeway's eastbound lanes, according to a report by CBSLA . The driver who hit Gomez was not arrested or charged.
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