CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1991
Two years after a young Glendale woman was blinded by a man who threw acid on her face, her former stepfather and stepbrother have been arrested and charged with arranging the attack, authorities said this week. Ara Kachik Topalian, 55, and his son, Carlo Ara Topalian, 21, are each charged with one count of aggravated mayhem and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated mayhem for allegedly recruiting Emad Fawzi Kalta, 21, to assault Shusan Eloyan, now 24.
April 21, 2011
Hot on the heels of Coachella, metal music's biggest names — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax — are set to invade the Empire Polo Club for over seven hours of head-banging mayhem. A sighting of all four acts in the same set is as rare as a snowball's chance in — well, you know where. Empire Polo Club. Ave. 51, Indio. 2 p.m. Sat. $99. http://thebig4festival.com.
September 4, 2010 |
I'm no Jerry Jones. I'm not even Jerry Seinfeld, whose show I miss very much. A friend reminded me the other day about the episode where George goes to tip a counter guy, but the counter guy doesn't see George drop the tip in the jar. So George reaches in to pull out his dollar — to re-tip, so to speak — at which point the counter guy turns around and assumes George is stealing his tips. Mayhem ensues, as it so often does in real life. Mayhem ensues, on that you can always rely.
January 30, 2012 |
Sunday was supposed to be the day the sports potatoes got off their couches. This is the NFL's contribution to society. No games — and no, the Pro Bowl is not a game. It is an exhibition. The kids down the block playing flag football hit harder. It is a day to be devoid of five guys, sitting at a table in a TV studio, making six-figure salaries to state the obvious for an audience that will nod in deep appreciation at being told that the Patriots need to establish their running game.
March 7, 2013 |
"The Hangover Part III" trailer promises plenty of mayhem as we see the return of Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong for the final installment of Todd Phillips' trilogy. The latest trailer includes very few lines of dialogue and only hints at the plot: Revenge on Sin City. The teaser dramatically opens with Cooper and Helms' characters -- Phil and Stu, respectively -- attending a funeral, which showcases a moving "Ave Maria" solo from Galifianakis' Alan. "My God. He's got the voice of an angel," Phil says.
August 18, 2012 |
We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just how noisy is it? With a decidedly unscientific approach, all it took was a sound meter app (deciBel Pro) and visits to a dozen restaurants and bars across Los Angeles to find out. In many cases, we're all dining with the noise equivalent of a lawn mower running next to us: That's 90 decibels.
April 14, 1996 |
In the parlance of their trade, the Beverly Hills robbers were "professionals." They had staked out the 21-room mansion for weeks, even conducting dress rehearsals during which they crept along the service alley and climbed the 7-foot-high wrought-iron fence--masks, gloves and radios at the ready. They knew there was a staff of two--the butler and his wife--and that, each night, the butler headed toward North Elm Drive to walk the dog, a Belgian Schipperke. This night, Jan.
May 27, 2012 |
"This is music for shootin' people in the face," jokes Jake Duzsik, lead singer of the experimental L.A.-based rock band Health as he listens to the single "Tears," which the band recorded as part of the soundtrack it created for the recently released video game Max Payne 3. "It's for the ladies. " The third installment of the Max Payne video game series, which sold 3 million copies during its initial launch May 15, is this year's blockbuster offering from the influential and profitable Rockstar Games.