CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2013 |
OAKLAND - This is a story about Oakland. It has nothing to do with crime, or the rivalry with its flashier sister city across the bay. It's not even about medical marijuana. This is about gnomes. Gnomes and community. More than a year ago, a mysterious man wanted to do something nice for his neighbors near Lake Merritt. So he got some small wooden blocks, about 6 inches tall, and painted the fanciful creatures on them. Then he screwed them to wooden utility poles, at sidewalk level.
November 19, 2012 |
There are a lot of lies involved in the zombie apocalypse. The biggest lie, and the most common one, is also the most necessary: "It's going to be all right. " It's the lie of Woodbury, the lie of the phone call. And the reason it's so seductive is that it's all anyone has wanted to believe since the nightmare started, and they're willing to accept just about anything - madness, murder - to make it true. Conversely, it's the same lie that Michonne has never really let herself believe, which is why she's running from a Woodbury death squad as the episode opens.
July 25, 2012 |
He's been spotted out in the dusty wilds of Utah, lurking among the four-hoofed creatures on his hands and knees. He wears a funny suit with horns and a phony beard. And he's developing a public following. He is… Goatman. And he's baaaaaaaad... Wildlife authorities have expressed concern: What exactly is this guy doing in the mountains of northern Utah dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats? Is he an extreme wildlife enthusiast? Or someone on a deranged back-to-nature trip?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2012 |
For 37 years, the identity of a young man beaten to death in an carport in Long Beach remained a mystery. Not only did detectives not know who the assailant was, but they were never able to identify the victim, found naked and dead on Spring Street near the 605 Freeway on Nov. 10, 1974. The case of John Doe No. 155 gathered dust on the shelves of the Long Beach Police Department, hidden among the dozens of unsolved mysteries. His death was ruled undetermined. Last year, Long Beach cold-case detectives scoured the files for cases to reopen and stumbled upon the mystery man dumped at the Lakes apartment complex.
March 1, 2012 |
The mystery man who was secretly recorded kissing a gay Rutgers University student -- Tyler Clementi, who later committed suicide -- is expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Clementi's roommate, who prosecutors say was driven by anti-gay bias when he spied on the men. In four days of testimony in a New Brunswick, N.J., courtroom, defendant Dharun Ravi has been portrayed at times as a normal college student who was not bothered by Clementi's...
July 15, 2011 |
"Salvation Boulevard," starring Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan, is a murder mystery farce set inside a megachurch that delivers a surprisingly spiritual message about sinners, saints, Satan and satire. Not soul-quenching comedy by any stretch, but a mildly uplifting diversion if you're in a very silly mood. The film opens with Kinnear's Carl, a former Deadhead who ran out of gas and got religion, giving his testimony for a promotional push for Pastor Dan's (Brosnan) church. But as we all know, into every life a little rain must fall, or in this case a little murder.