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December 30, 2009 |
James "The Rev" Sullivan, drummer for the Orange County heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold, whose apocalyptic songs full of biblical imagery resurrected for a new generation the sonic template of '80s hard rock laid down by acts such as Guns N' Roses and Metallica, died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach. He was 28. A statement released by the Orange County coroner's office said Sullivan was found unresponsive inside his home, and that no other information is available because a death investigation is underway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1989
A suspected cocaine dealer was killed and two others were critically wounded in a shoot-out with police at a MacArthur Park-area motel in Los Angeles, police said. After several hours of observing cocaine dealing from a room at the Budget Inn, 1710 W. 7th St., five officers walked up to the door with a search warrant and demanded entry early Thursday, Lt. William Hall said. When the men in the room would not let them in, the officers smashed the door and were met with gunfire, Hall said.
March 11, 2013 |
More information has emerged about the fatal shooting of Greg Rodriguez, a big-game hunting expert and host of TV's "A Rifleman's Journal. " Rodriguez, 43, of Sugar Land, Texas, was shot and killed about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at a house in rural Whitefish, Mont., which he was visiting for his show, according to a statement released by local police to the Los Angeles Times. "Rifleman's Journal" on the Sportsman Channel has focused on Rodriguez's specialty, big-game hunting in exotic locations all over the world, along with marksmanship tips to viewers.
November 1, 2012 |
Frontman Mitch Lucker of the popular Riverside heavy-metal band Suicide Silence died following a motorcycle crash late Wednesday night in Huntington Beach. Lucker, 28, was pronounced dead at 6:17 a.m. Thursday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, according to the Orange County corner's office. The singer was involved in the accident not long after posting a photo to his Twitter feed in which he appeared to be costumed for Halloween. "There's no easy way to say this," the band wrote in a statement posted on its Facebook page . "Mitch passed away earlier this morning from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident.
February 22, 1989 |
When it happened, more than 19 years ago, it was a shock. And, in a way, it's still a shock. Sonny Liston dead? How could it be? He was a mountain, a guy who had muscles in his ears. He had a left hook that could take down buildings. Before his two questionable performances against Cassius Clay-Muhammad Ali, he was generally perceived as indestructible.
April 6, 2010
Many civic-minded men and women hope to make their mark on public policy by going to work on Capitol Hill. But Peter S. Roberson may have accomplished as much by leaving it. Roberson spent a little less than three years working for the House Financial Services Committee before taking a job in January as a lobbyist for IntercontinentalExchange, a company that operates marketplaces for commodities and financial products. It stands to gain enormously from a bill that Roberson helped write to overhaul financial industry regulations, including a new requirement that derivatives be traded through marketplaces such as IntercontinentalExchange.
March 17, 1996 |
Della Faye Hall Hoeffer Beyer Bassett Britteon Sutorius was the marrying kind. Five times she wed, each time selecting a man younger or wealthier than the last. Four of the marriages ended in divorce, some of her ex-husbands claiming that they escaped with their lives. The fifth ended in a gunshot. Della Sutorius, 45, is charged with aggravated murder in the slaying of heart surgeon Dr. Darryl Sutorius, 55, found shot in the head Feb.
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March 15, 2010 |
The corporate-takeover shark played by Michael Douglas in the movie "Wall Street" brandished a replica and bragged about it as "the rarest gun in the world." An Indonesian billionaire paid $1 million for the real thing, and it became known as "the million-dollar Luger." That was in the late 1980s, when the Douglas line "greed is good" captured the spirit of the times. On Sunday, under very different economic circumstances, the coveted .45-caliber Luger found a new owner for half that price at a public auction in Anaheim.