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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Actor Nick Stahl, best known for his role in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," was arrested Friday morning inside a Hollywood motel on suspicion of using methamphetamines, police said. Three other suspects were with him and also were arrested. Stahl was taken into custody at 5:10 a.m. after a parole compliance team checking on parolees at the motel discovered four people with the drugs, LAPD officer Bruce Borihanh said. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Stahl was in the hotel room at Wilcox Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard when the compliance check was being made, police said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A Riverside County man was convicted Thursday of killing his girlfriend, whose body was found stuffed into a suitcase and left at a Poway motel, prosecutors said. Joseph David Dorsey, 28, was found guilty by a jury of one count of first-degree murder, according to a statement from the Riverside County district attorney's office. Dorsey, whose sentencing date hasn't been scheduled, could face up to 57 years to life in state prison.  In August 2012, prosecutors said, Dorsey checked into a Best Western motel in the San Diego County city of Poway but left without checking out. Motel employees went through the possessions left in his room, including a large rolling suitcase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Emily Foxhall
A man has been detained after dozens of police officers surrounded a motel and a second location in a Mid-City neighborhood in their day-long search for a gunman who shot and wounded two officers early Tuesday. Los Angeles police released few details about the person detained and whether he matched the description of the gunman. Officers swarmed the 1600 block of South Highland Avenue after a caller told police they had spotted a suspicious-looking man ducking out of a laundry room.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a legitimate suspect. At last. Do I think he's the Pied Piper? No. But it's nice to have a plausible possible perp. “The Killing's” third season had heretofore only advanced the reddest of herrings. But now Joe the cabbie -- mentioned but unseen in the premiere , observed briefly last week -- has stepped to the front. He even has a last name: Mills. And next week he'll have detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder hot on his trail. But as “Head Shots” begins, he's not even on their radar.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By David Kipen
Vera Farmiga remembers vividly how she came to see Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" for the first time. Had she known she would someday play Norman Bates' mother in A&E's prequel series "Bates Motel," she might have paid the picture closer attention. At the time, she was too preoccupied with another great director to give that classic Hitchcock thriller the scrutiny she since has. "Other than maybe the shower scene," Farmiga admits, "I didn't see all of 'Psycho' till I was on set shooting 'The Departed.' Marty Scorsese made me. At first I nodded and considered bluffing him. Then I realized that whenever he refers to an old movie, he's going to send you a deluxe DVD of it that night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - A military judge Thursday sentenced a female Marine convicted of attempted adultery and lying to investigators to a letter of reprimand and the loss of $3,000 in pay. Lt. Col. Leon Francis could have sentenced her to a year in the brig and a bad-conduct discharge. Francis, after a three-day court-martial at Camp Pendleton, ruled that she was guilty of attempted adultery with another staff sergeant - “a man not her husband.” Under military law, adultery is a crime if it undermines “good order and discipline” or brings “discredit upon the armed forces.” Testimony showed that the two staff sergeants, who worked together at Camp Pendleton, went to a motel in Temecula after an afternoon of heavy drinking.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Bates Motel" will be open another season. A&E ordered a second 10-episode season of the thriller series on Monday after premiering in March to strong ratings and good reviews. The series, designed as a sort of contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece, "Psycho," stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments As anyone who has seen the film knows, young Norman will eventually wander around his house dressed like his dead mother, whom he keeps in his bed as a mummified skeleton.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The grand opening of "Bates Motel" prompted quite the turnout. The new A&E drama averaged 3 million viewers in its 10 p.m. time slot. Not quite as many checked in as they did for last summer's launch of the network's other original drama “Longmire” -- which premiered to 4.1 million total viewers -- but the  “Psycho” prequel held its own in key adult demographics. It brought in 1.6 million viewers among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 -- becoming the network's most-watched original drama series debut in those demos.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
When, in her famous essay "A Room of One's Own," Virginia Woolf conjured the tragically compelling possibility of Shakespeare's sister, a new sort of narrative was born - the reclamation of female characters who previously lurked at the edges of epic tales. Queens and consorts, mothers and parlor maids have all gotten their due in retellings of famous works, from the Bible to the tales of Sherlock Holmes. And now here's Mama Bates. The mother of cinematic serial killer Norman Bates is among the most famous off-stage characters in dramatic history.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SUNDAY The route remains roughly the same - from Dodger Stadium to Downtown, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica - at the annual running of "The L.A. Marathon....
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