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The man accused of strangling 14-year-old Kali Manley pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge and a special allegation of attempted rape. David Alvarez, his head shaved and wearing jail blues, didn't speak during his brief appearance before Superior Court Judge Edward Brodie. Instead, his attorney, James Farley, told Brodie they "deny each and every count."
March 22, 2005 | Steve Harvey
John Rouse figures that the numerous surfboard-toting commuters you spotted in downtown L.A. on Monday were responding to the stunning advisory from the National Weather Service (see accompanying). Oddly enough, no waves were seen in the Civic Center. Just the usual ocean of traffic. Unclear on the concept: Kathleen Lally-Arena of Culver City chanced upon a for-sale ad for a male Pomeranian amid conflicting reports of its reproductive abilities -- and the usual misspelling (see accompanying).
March 26, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
There are two things standing in the way of Gregory Ridgeway's playing Senior Little League in Hayward, Calif., according to Associated Press--his size 17 feet. Baseball spikes only go up to size 16 and Ridgeway, 14, hasn't been able to find a shoe that fits. Ridgeway, who is 6 feet 5, could play in sneakers, but he says they aren't as safe as the special baseball footwear. * Add feet: "Size 17?
May 24, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
Rabbi Jerrold Goldstein says he's not one to sit behind the table. When recruiting for Hillel members at Cal State Northridge each September, Goldstein taps the shoulders of freshmen in the registration line and asks them if they are interested in joining the campus Jewish Student Center. His assertive personality offends some, but he simply shrugs--that's who he is, he says. Goldstein, who this month retired as head of CSUN Hillel, has been a go-getter from the get-go.
November 2, 2002 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Murder defendant Bridget Callahan was portrayed Friday as an unwitting follower of a white supremacist gang, and had no intention of helping in the slaying of a 17-year-old girl four years ago in a Ventura motel room. Attorney Joseph O'Neill said in closing arguments in Callahan's murder trial that his client sought to gain power and prestige through her association with violent men who "used and abused women" and ruled by intimidation.
September 2, 2012
Re "Dems play the race card," Opinion, Aug. 28 I commend Jonah Goldberg for writing about race in the election. Taking into account American history, it's obvious that the race card has been in play since Day One. Consider the rise of the tea party and its reaction to Obamacare and nearly all of President Obama's other policy pursuits. The degree of outrage has always felt out of sync. By historical standards Obama's policies did little to upend the establishment. So why does the phrase "take back our country" resonate?
January 12, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
Quake-damaged Shoppers World, the indoor swap meet that provided a more upscale brand of retailing in inner-city communities, has closed up shop. The bright red letters that adorned one side of the building--a familiar sight to motorists traveling south on La Brea Avenue from the Santa Monica Freeway--are gone. After sustaining extensive damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake, the cavernous indoor mall at La Brea and Exposition Boulevard faced an uncertain future.
A Ventura County judge Friday dismissed a murder indictment against one of three suspects accused of participating in the October 1998 slaying of Ventura teenager Nichole Hendrix. Bridget Callahan, 30, of Ventura was rearrested moments after the case was dismissed at the request of state prosecutors. She is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges next week. Deputy Atty. Gen.
March 14, 2007 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Dennis Block seemed glued to his black leather chair, his coffee untouched, apparently impervious to physical needs such as the bathroom or food, taking one landlord's phone call after another. Almost all the callers wanted the same thing: to evict their tenants. In a DVD he gives to landlords, Block describes himself this way: "A man who has evicted more tenants than any other human being on the planet Earth." He has never been busier.
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