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December 7, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has sought a temporary restraining order against a man who allegedly threatened Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and other employees of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. In documents filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the diocese seeks to prohibit 61-year-old Edward Filek from stalking, phoning or writing Mahony and two monsignors assigned to his staff. He also would have to stay 100 yards away from the men.
February 26, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Sam Worthington appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday for his arraignment in a case revolving around a Sunday altercation with a paparazzo. The "Avatar" star, 37,  was formally charged with two counts of assault in the third degree, one count of attempted assault and one count of harassment of photographer Sheng Li, whom Worthington reportedly punched in the face Sunday after Li allegedly kicked the actor's girlfriend Lara Bingle in the shin,  according to  TMZ.
August 29, 1989 | DARRELL DAWSEY
Maria Navarro was granted a temporary restraining order last January in Los Angeles. It forbade her husband from getting within 100 yards of her residence. Late Sunday, she referred to the order in a call to the emergency 911 line, telling sheriff's operators that her ex-husband had threatened to invade her birthday party. Here's a transcript of that call: Station: 911. What's your emergency? Navarro: Uh, I was just ...
August 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A mother allegedly killed by her son in Simi Valley before he was gunned down by police once had a temporary restraining order against him for domestic violence, court records show. In August 2008, a Ventura County judge granted Sally Ann Carnan a temporary restraining order against her son, Ryan William Carnan, according to court records. Details of the filing were not immediately available. That was the same year, according to Simi Valley police, that officers last visited the Carnan household for a mental health check, Simi Valley police officials said.
May 31, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A temporary restraining order targeting drug activity at a San Pedro house marks a twist in the city attorney's use of court orders "This is one of the few times that we've actually been able to acquire a temporary restraining order against a property based on declarations from about 24 neighbors," city attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan said. On Wednesday, a court order was issued barring Michael Collins, 44, from allowing illegal activity to occur at his home on West Silvius Street.
An Assembly committee on Tuesday approved legislation intended to prevent domestic violence by requiring police to respond quickly to threats against people who have restraining orders protecting them from harassment. The bill, approved by the Public Safety Committee, was prompted by the killings of Maria Navarro and three other women in East Los Angeles last year.
August 30, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
The cut on Artemia Hernandez's upper lip, where she said her husband had struck her Friday night, was still bleeding Tuesday afternoon as she sat on a bench, clenching a blue file, waiting for the doors of a Los Angeles Superior Court room to open. The 25-year-old mother of three hung her head as if she were ashamed and whispered in Spanish that her life and the lives of her children were in danger from an abusive husband "who doesn't care about anything but his beer."
February 8, 2006 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
Testifying that Paris Hilton assaulted and threatened him, a Hollywood events producer expressed relief Tuesday after a court commissioner granted him a restraining order against the waif-thin celebutante. "I'm going to sleep better at night knowing that she or her henchmen can't come after me," Brian Quintana said after leaving the courtroom. "Usually, it's the celeb that needs protection."
December 4, 2000 | Jerry Hirsch
U.S. District Judge Manuel R. Real will hold a hearing in Los Angeles today on whether to convert a temporary restraining order blocking 12 scooter companies from making, importing or selling similar products through Dec. 4 into a preliminary injunction. The order was sought by Razor USA, a Cerritos-based company and the leading scooter importer. Whatever the federal judge decides, he isn't likely to put the brakes on this year's No. 1 holiday gift, toy industry experts say.
In the latest twist to a bizarre, five-year courtroom battle, a Burbank woman is seeking a restraining order against rock singer David Lee Roth, alleging that he made sexual references to her in the lyrics to his songs.
August 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The city attorney's office may seek a restraining order to bar Mayor Bob Filner from City Hall because his presence allegedly creates a hostile working environment for women. "It is a possibility as a last resort," Michael Giorgino, interim communications director for City Atty. Jan Goldsmith, said Friday. Goldsmith, in several media interviews, has predicted that Filner's ouster as mayor will occur, with the only question being when and by what method. A recall drive is set to begin Sunday.  Goldsmith has found a section of the City Charter that he believes could lead to Filner's removal from office.
June 17, 2013 | By Jean Merl and Andrew Blankstein
The estranged wife of a man accused of stabbing her to death on a West Hills street had sought a restraining order against him but was awaiting a court hearing, records show. Michelle Ann Kane, 43, was scheduled to appear in court June 28 for a hearing on her restraining order request, according to the Los Angeles County Superior Court's case tracking system. She had been granted a partial temporary restraining order but was seeking a more permanent order, court documents showed.
June 17, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A woman stabbed to death trying to flee her husband in a quiet suburban neighborhood gave chilling accounts of harassment, threats and her fears, according to documents filed in her divorce case. Michelle Ann Kane, 43,  in April was granted a partial temporary restraining order against her husband of nearly 12 years, Michael Rodney Kane, and was seeking a more comprehensive domestic violence restraining order, scheduled for a hearing on June 28. "'Go ahead and get a restraining order,'" Michelle Kane said her estranged husband told her after "threatening to have me whacked.
May 1, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - The state will send dozens of new agents into California neighborhoods this summer to confiscate nearly 40,000 handguns and assault rifles from people barred by law from owning firearms, officials said Wednesday. The plan received the green light Wednesday, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation providing $24 million to clear the backlog of weapons known to be in the hands of about 20,000 people who acquired them legally. They were later disqualified because of criminal convictions, restraining orders or serious mental illness.
March 27, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
A woman whose estranged husband set himself ablaze in her Costa Mesa nail salon filed a restraining order against him last year after he allegedly threatened her with a hammer, according to court records. Nam Thieu, 46, of Westminster doused himself in a flammable liquid and set himself on fire Sunday at Creative Nail & Spa at 3033 Bristol St., the Costa Mesa Police Department said. He was the only one reported injured at the scene. Thieu suffered burns on more than 70% of his body and was not expected to survive.
January 5, 2013 | By Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times
An alleged maternity hotel operating out of a hilltop mansion in Chino Hills has apparently shut down after city officials obtained a temporary restraining order against its owners. The mansion allegedly housed women from China who traveled to California to give birth to American citizen babies. In a Dec. 7 court filing, Chino Hills officials describe a seven-bedroom house divided into 17 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms, with mothers and their babies staying in 10 of the rooms. The owners did not obtain permits to remodel the property, nor were they allowed to operate a business in a residential zone, the complaint stated.
December 13, 2012
"Dilbit" - drop the word in casual conversation and listeners might think you're talking about the comic strip engineer who can't get a date. But dilbit actually stands for "diluted bitumen," a heretofore obscure oil industry term that may soon be trending on your search engine as controversy deepens over the Keystone XL pipeline, a project to carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to refineries in Texas that has become the nation's most contentious battle between conservative fossil fuel backers and liberal environmentalists.
October 21, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
The suspect in the Wisconsin spa shooting that killed three people and injured four others Sunday morning had slashed his wife's tires at the spa two weeks ago, and the rampage may be linked to an ongoing domestic violence dispute, police said Sunday night. After the tire-slashing incident, the wife of Radcliffe Haughton sought a temporary restraining order against him, and a Milwaukee County court issued a four-year restraining order Thursday, Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said in a televised news conference.
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