November 15, 1992 |
A common police practice of compiling photographs and records of people they suspect to be gang members is drawing criticism from some Asian-Americans who contend the practice results in harassment and unfairly stereotypes many young men. About 15 young men have filed separate complaints with Fountain Valley police, contending that officers in the past year have wrongfully accused them of being gang members and took their photographs without consent for a police "mug" file.
May 20, 1994 |
Ordinarily this is the frantic time of year when Tustin High School honor student Quyen Pham is hunched over exams. But Thursday morning she stood outside a towering courthouse with a timid smile full of braces and cheeks stained by tears.
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October 27, 1997 |
It's a scene straight out of film noir, yet it's played out in real life many times a day: A beleaguered crime victim flips through page after page of mug shots, looking for his attacker, his head swimming amid the hundreds of faces glaring back at him. But using a program that's the first of its kind, Santa Ana police hope to have a computer do that search instead, saving crime victims--and themselves--countless hours.
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October 31, 1991 |
Two teen-agers, skateboarding along busy Niguel Road last week, were arrested, handcuffed and photographed at the sheriff's substation for allegedly violating a city ban on riding in the street. The arrests infuriated the parents of one boy who said Wednesday that they have filed a complaint against the arresting officer for the "abusive" treatment of their son. "My son will now go through the rest of his life with a criminal record," said the boy's father.
October 7, 2013 |
Well, clutch your pearls, Bluebell-ians, Jaime King is a mama! The "Hart of Dixie" actress and director-husband Kyle Newman welcomed their first child, a baby boy, over the weekend, announcing the big news on Instagram and Twitter. "Nice to meet you! #FATHER #IMADAD #BABYTIME @jaime_king is doing amazing! The most incredible feeling," Newman wrote Sunday, posting a picture of his child's small hand wrapped around dad's finger. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom "So happy to welcome our son James Knight Newman to the world!
May 7, 2013 |
Lana Parrilla is getting her own fairy-tale love story: The actress is now engaged to beau Fred Di Blasio. The "Once Upon a Time" star, who plays Evil Queen / Mayor Regina Mills on the ABC fantasy series, was traveling in Israel last week with actors from ABC's "Scandal" when Di Blasio, a software executive, popped the question in the Negev Desert on April 28, her rep confirmed to the Ministry. The couple prefers to keep details of the proposal...
October 10, 2013 |
Kris Jenner says she regrets divorcing her first husband Robert Kardashian, the late O.J. Simpson defense lawyer and father to her children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob Kardashian Jr. The reality TV mom's revelation comes just a few days after the announcement that she and second husband Bruce Jenner were living separately after 22 years of marriage and were much "happier" having separate homes -- she in Calabasas and he in Malibu. "The one regret, if I had to do it over, would be divorcing Robert Kardashian," Jenner, 57, said in the latest issue of New You magazine ( via People)
October 18, 2013 |
Linda Kozlowski Hogan, who starred with Paul Hogan in the 1986 hit "Crocodile Dundee" and its 1988 sequel before marrying her leading man in 1990, has reportedly filed for divorce. The 55-year-old actress, who is asking for her maiden name to be restored, filed papers citing irreconcilable differences and asking for spousal support and joint custody of their 15-year-old son, Chance, TMZ reported Thursday. Seems 74-year-old Paul Hogan isn't in the mood for a second ugly divorce after his 1986 split from first wife Noelene Edwards, the mother of five of his six children, whom he left for costar Kozlowski.
March 31, 2014 |
Yelp just can't stop living the thug life. Five years ago, I asked whether the popular review site was a shakedown racket for merchants. I quoted a number of small-business owners who said Yelp had threatened to run negative reviews more prominently if they didn't pay for advertising. Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp's chief executive, told me at the time that the San Francisco company doesn't strong-arm merchants. He blamed talk of shakedowns on disgruntled business owners spreading "false rumors.
June 18, 2013 |
"Hart of Dixie" star Cress Williams has tied the knot with girlfriend Kristen Torrianni. The actor, 42, who plays beloved football-star-turned-Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes in the CW series, wed the actress on the island of Kauai on May 21 and had a formal wedding reeption in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his rep. "The wedding was an intimate affair on the beach, with the bride's and groom's parents and Cress' daughter in attendance," Williams'...