CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 |
A grandfather in Maywood has been convicted of sex crimes involving his grandchildren, nieces and others, authorities said this week. Jose Olivarez Rodriguez, 59, was convicted Friday of 14 felony counts of lewd acts with a child involving six different female children between 5 and 14 years old, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The crimes occurred over a two-year period in Maywood. Rodriguez's relationship to the victims included grandfather, uncle and the babysitter's husband, the Sheriff's Department said.
November 11, 2013 |
Rickey Minor, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" bandleader, and his wife, Karen, have sold their house in Hollywood Hills for $3.9 million. The gated compound of more than half an acre includes a four-bedroom main house, a detached guesthouse, an infinity-edged pool, a treehouse and a sports court. There are multiple terraces, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 7,202 square feet of living space. Minor has been the "Tonight Show" bandleader since 2010. He also has worked as a musical director for "American Idol" and on tours of recording artists such as Beyonce, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera.
November 9, 2013 |
Kings center Jarret Stoll skated hard for about an hour at practice Saturday morning, trying to rush back from an upper-body injury that has sidelined him a week. But given the way his replacements played in his absence Saturday night, Stoll might as well take his time. Linden Vey and Tyler Toffoli, minor league linemates called up Nov. 2 following injuries to Stoll and forward Jeff Carter, combined for two goals and two assists to spark the Kings to a surprisingly easy 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
November 9, 2013 |
Television has a split image: one by day and another by night. In the daytime, blacks and other people of color are a prominent presence, hosting popular talk shows and playing juicy roles in soap operas. But at night, minorities are largely sidelined, with white performers holding most of the marquee roles. The industry's Jekyll-and-Hyde approach to diversity is underscored by the controversy engulfing NBC's "Saturday Night Live. " The sketch comedy series came under fire from within its own ranks and from outside observers who decried the show's long-standing lack of ethnic diversity.
November 4, 2013 |
Sometimes they briefly burst on the scene, burn out and are never heard from again. Elian Herrera momentarily opened eyes when he first arrived on the scene with the Dodgers in 2012, the career minor leaguer hitting a stunning .305 in his first 31 games. But the utility player faded badly after that, hitting .141 in his next 20 games and earning a trip back to the minors, where he spent all but a few games last season. Now if the 28-year-old infielder/outfielder is going to revive his career, it appears it will be with the Milwaukee Brewers.
October 31, 2013 |
Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa, sidelined throughout the season with a sprained ankle, was assigned Thursday to the team's minor-league Norfolk, Va., affiliate to increase his conditioning to game playing. Norfolk plays three games in three days beginning Friday: at Albany, N.Y.; at Bridgeport, Conn.; and at Hershey, Pa. The team also sent center Rickard Rakell back to Norfolk three days after he was summoned to possibly cover for injured centers Saku Koivu (concussion) and Mathieu Perreault (wrist)
October 30, 2013 |
With this year's high-profile movies "The Butler," "42" and "12 Years a Slave" prominently featuring black actors, it may seem as though the multiplex is enjoying new levels of diversity. But popular films still under-represent minority characters and directors, and reflect certain biases in their portrayals, according to a study being released Wednesday by USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Researchers evaluated 500 top-grossing movies released at the U.S. box office between 2007 and 2012 and 20,000 speaking characters, finding patterns in the way different races, ethnicities and genders are depicted.
October 27, 2013 |
The shootout intelligence was good, of course. But you can crunch the numbers, listen to a successful teammate and in the end, it comes down to a split-second decision and maybe even a quick change of heart. That's what happened with center Anze Kopitar on Sunday when he scored the decider in the shootout to give the Kings a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Staples Center. The Kings peppered Oilers' goaltender Richard Bachman, who was recalled from the minors earlier in the day, with a season-high 48 shots on goal, but they only got one past him in regulation.
October 23, 2013 |
Hey, their last trade worked out all right. Wild guess, this one won't quite rate up there with the last time the Dodgers and Red Sox hooked up, but both figured to be happy enough about this second-tier deal. The Dodgers had designated triple-A outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment last week after they claimed outfielder Mike Baxter from the Mets. Now they're getting something for Castellanos, trading him Wednesday to the Red Sox for minor league outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and cash considerations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2013 |
More than a dozen family members and students appeared in a Glendale courtroom Monday to show their support for a high school public safety instructor accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. Delvon Jackson, 38, of Carson pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of sexual penetration with a foreign object. Prosecutors charge that Jackson and the female student engaged in sexual acts three times between Oct. 1 and 14 on the campus of Hoover High School in the 600 block of Glenwood Road, the Glendale News-Press reported.