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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
April 29, 2013 |
Jason Aldean has filed for divorce, kicking last week's news of separation from his wife up a notch. "This is a really tough time for my entire family," the country singer told Us Weekly in a statement about the divorce, noting that he and Jessica Ussery had been together since they were teenagers - he's 36 now - and had had ups and downs along the way. They would have been married 12 years in August. "I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgement when they hear news like this," he told the mag . "That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.
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.
September 5, 2013 |
Anna Trebunskaya of "Dancing With the Stars" will soon have mini twinkle toes of her own: The professional ballroom dancer is pregnant with her first child. "It wasn't planned, but when it happened, I thought, 'This is perfect -- I'm ready to be a mom,'" Trebunskaya told Us Weekly. "This is something really good for me and fulfilling, and it'll give me a whole new meaning in life. I'm really looking forward to it. " Trebunskaya, 32, was absent from the recently announced list of stars and pros competing in the 17th season of ABC's ballroom dancing competition. Pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Kym Johnson also will not be participating in the show this season.
April 8, 2013 |
Sara Gilbert of "The Talk" is engaged to Linda Perry, her girlfriend of more than a year, the co-host announced Monday on the show. The proposal, which was elaborate, is best captured by the notoriously shy Gilbert herself, who shares the event in the video down below -- definitely worth watching to hear all the intricacies. Be warned: It involves a love song, a breakup song, a picnic, a guitarist, a daydream, a string section and horns, T-shirts, moms, friends and musician John Waite.
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.
October 20, 1999 |
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.