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March 26, 2014 |
A San Pedro man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in state prison after prosecutors say he was caught on camera climbing a backyard fence and sexually assaulting a neighboring family's dog. Christopher Caceres, 22, pleaded guilty to one count each of cruelty to an animal and first-degree burglary, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. In a statement, prosecutors said that from August to November 2013, a family reported their dog would continuously yelp at night.
February 28, 2014 |
PHOENIX -- If you are escaping the cold of winter, the lure of baseball's spring training is logical. Forget the games. Here's a chance to sit in the sun and watch the blood flow back into your fingers. The lure for brothers Zach and Matt Zuvich is less understandable. They come from that frosty, iced-jammed city of San Pedro. When they sat in the stands Thursday at Camelback Ranch Stadium to watch the Dodgers, they had traded a 75-degree temperature for 76. "We left at 3 a.m. to get here," says older brother Zach, 25. "It would have been nice if he hadn't slept the entire way. " They will make the nearly seven-hour return trip after Sunday's Dodgers game and arrive back in San Pedro about 2 a.m. "I have to be at work Monday morning," says younger brother Matt, 21, who assures his chauffeur, Zach, that he will sleep all the way back too. Matt works in the hotel and restaurant business; Zach is a tugboat engineer in Los Angeles Harbor.
February 27, 2014 |
Dodgers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3 AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe was two for two with a home run and two runs batted in. Alex Guerrero got his first two hits, both bloop singles, the second of which drove in a run. Brendan Harris, formerly of the Angels, singled in the Dodgers' final run in the eighth inning. Guerrero and Harris are among several candidates at second base. ON THE MOUND: When Zack Greinke was removed only two batters into the game, he was replaced by Chris Withrow, who was charged with two runs, two hits and three walks over 11/3 innings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 |
A San Pedro man with a history of abusing women was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for killing his girlfriend with a hammer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Donald Lee Bush Jr., 55, was found guilty on Jan. 14 of first-degree murder, including the allegation that he used a hammer to kill Dana Milo, 59. He was sentenced Monday, according to the district attorney's office. HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Bush and Milo lived together at a boarding house in San Pedro.
December 14, 2013 |
The Duque's in town, and he looks fabulous. As painted by Spanish master Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), the portrait, "Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna," is on loan to the Norton Simon Museum from the Frick Collection in New York. Part of a biennial exchange program, it is on view through March 3. Dating from the mid-1790s, "Don Pedro" was painted while Goya's star was rising in the court of Spain's King Charles IV. (He was appointed first court painter in 1799.) Among Goya's most important patrons, the Duque and his wife, Countess Maria Josefa Pimentel, were great supporters of the arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 |
Two San Pedro schools got a brief scare Friday when they were placed on lockdown after campus police received a report of a suspicious person who might be armed with a gun, officials said. A search of Dana Middle School and San Pedro High School found no such person, said Monica Carazo, a Los Angeles Unified School District spokeswoman. The lockdowns began about 3:20 p.m. and were lifted within 40 minutes, she said. “We had gotten the report right around dismissal time, so things got a little crazy,” Carazo said. No one was hurt, she added.