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.
May 23, 2013 |
Jesse James lost his pinky while working with a saw at his custom bike shop. And it's pretty gruesome. "Doesn't look like this little dude's gonna make it, Nice know'n you little buddy," James posted on Twitter Tuesday, sharing a stomach-churning photo of the severed phalange. "OOOpps, Bad day at the office. Headed 2 Surgery in a few #PayUpSucker," he later added with another graphic photo of the sliced digit. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set James, 44, rose to fame with his West Coast Choppers brand and Texas-based custom motorcycle shop, which gained him more notoriety when it got its own reality TV show on the Discovery Channel in 2002 called "Monster Garage" and later had a stint on "The Apprentice.
October 15, 2013 |
Greg Louganis and his partner, Johnny Chaillot, are married! The 53-year-old Olympic diver wed his paralegal fiancee during a sunset ceremony at Geoffrey's in Malibu on Saturday, People reported . "It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here tonight and they are all here and celebrating it is all wonderful," Louganis told the mag. "I already feel different. The ceremony was so reflective and representative of who we are. " PHOTOS: Gay celebs: Who is out?
October 12, 2013 |
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
June 11, 2013 |
Lauren Conrad has kept a low TV profile since she ended her reality TV days of MTV's "Laguna Beach" and its spinoff "The Hills. " And she's not itching to get back in that spotlight. "I only ever got to tell half my story," Conrad told Marie Claire, which she covers in the July 2013 issue. "People are very quick to judge these days, especially behind the anonymity of a screen name. It's very easy to say, 'I hate her, I hate what she wore, she seems mean.' But you're only seeing a small fraction of her life.
August 26, 2013 |
Did you hear Lady Gaga and One Direction get booed at MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday? For those tuning in from home, the boos may have been muffled by "woohoos" and audience cheers. But they were definitely there for both artists, although their authenticity was not. Lady Gaga opened the show with a wig-enhanced performance of her latest single, "Applause. " The visual singer started off garbed in an extreme nun's habit, fulfilled several costume changes and didn't break her focus throughout her performance despite chiding from the audience.
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.
April 5, 2013 |
Wesley Snipes has been released from prison and transferred into a house-arrest situation. The "Blade" and "White Men Can't Jump" actor got out of the federal pen on Tuesday, TMZ reported , after serving the bulk of a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns in 1999, 2000 and 2001, during which time he earned $40 million. Snipes was convicted in 2008 in Florida, but fought his sentence vigorously right up until the week or so before he went behind bars in Pennsylvania on Dec. 9, 2010.