January 14, 2013 |
The debate over violence on TV is heating up, with a parents' group attacking ABC for a "graphic and disturbing" torture scene on the political drama "Scandal. " "On the very same night that Vice President Joe Biden met with entertainment industry leaders to discuss the issue of media violence and its impact on children, ABC - the television network owned by a company named for Walt Disney - aired an intense, explicit and bloodied torture scene during its show 'Scandal,'" the Parents Television Council wrote in a statement Monday.
January 31, 1993 |
The Planning Commission has given final approval for a Newton Division police station to be built at 3400 Central Ave. Construction of the 26,000-square-foot, $13-million station is to begin in April, 1994, said Lynell Washington, a planner for CRSS Construction Inc. Six single-family homes must be demolished to make way for the station and the homeowners agreed in August to sell their property to the city.
May 30, 1993
I think it was highly insensitive of NBC to have broadcast the May 6 episode of "Cheers," in which Cliff (John Ratzenberger) is suspected of having murdered his mother in light of what happened earlier in the day in Dana Point and Deerborn, Mich. Paul Lih Lee, Los Angeles
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December 31, 2011 |
Paul Kim was seen as a deeply religious man who acted as a mentor to teens at the Korean church in La Habra that he attended. He sometimes served as a translator and took it upon himself to counsel youth he saw as troubled. But authorities say that in at least one case, his "counseling" crossed a line. Kim is accused of beating the 15-year-old son of a fellow church member with an inch-wide metal pole until the boy's legs were bruised and swollen. The misbehavior that prompted the alleged attack: The boy's parents believed he had been smoking.
September 20, 1990 |
A man accused of killing a dabbler in witchcraft for putting a curse on him pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Butte County Superior Court. Michael Wallick, 25, of Magalia, was indicted by the county grand jury in the death of Paul Lee, 23, also of Magalia. Lee's body was found sprawled behind a car at the Doon Campground north of Lovelock on July 29. Investigators found a .22-caliber handgun and evidence of a struggle at the scene, Assistant Sheriff Mick Gray said. Dist. Atty.
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November 26, 1998
A store manager was killed and a security guard was in critical condition after a shootout Wednesday afternoon with two armed robbers at a wholesale business in downtown Los Angeles. The two robbers, armed with handguns, held up the business in the 1400 block of East 15th Street. "There was a shootout between the suspects and the security guard," said LAPD Officer Don Cox. "Several rounds were exchanged and both suspects fled on foot."
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July 1, 1990
A father was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after his 34-year-old son was stabbed after an argument between the two men, police said. The son, Paul Lee, was listed in stable condition Saturday at Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, police said. His father, Chong Lee, 67, of Costa Mesa, was being held at the Costa Mesa jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. A Costa Mesa police spokesman said the stabbing occurred about 6:45 p.m. Friday at the son's home at 2700 Peterson Place.
January 13, 2013 |
Showtime's "Dexter" two years ago served as a lead-in for the launch of "Homeland," the premium channel's Emmy-winning drama. Now both shows are being used to help launch two new Showtime shows. "Our plan is to harness the strength of these two shows to launch the next generation of new dramas on Showtime," said David Nevins, president of entertainment for Showtime. "Dexter," about a police forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer, will return to prime time earlier than usual on June 30 as a lead-in to "Ray Donovan," a new drama starring Liev Schreiber. The show centers on a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous.
February 1, 2009 |
The TV series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" opens with a 15-year-old girl coming home from band practice, reaching into her French horn case and pulling out a home pregnancy test. Her horrified look confirms the results. No less startled are some parents whose children watch the ABC Family cable program that revolves around the sex lives of high school students.
April 25, 1997 |
Oakley Inc., the Orange County maker of fashionable sunglasses, said that a major counterfeiting operation has been shut down following a six-week investigation. The Carson-based counterfeiting ring, operating under the name Spenser Products, was broken up by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in a raid last week, the company said. About $10 million worth of copycat sunglasses, T-shirts, hats, computerized embroidery machines, printing equipment and other goods were seized.