CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2004 |
A former Claremont McKenna College professor accused of spray painting racist slogans on her car and then blaming students for the vandalism was convicted Wednesday of attempted insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Kerri Dunn, 39, a former visiting psychology professor, showed no emotion as a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury in Pomona rendered its verdict. Dunn faces up to 3 1/2 years imprisonment when she returns to court for sentencing Sept. 17.
February 19, 2003 |
One of TV's newest millionaires recently indulged at a Los Feliz-area coffee shop in one of his favorite breakfasts -- a dinner salad, no dressing. He bragged about a new acquisition -- a $99 light brown corduroy sports jacket from Macy's, the first jacket he's bought in 25 years. Crumbled in his hip pocket were several bus schedules, his guides for maneuvering around town. Kevin Smith, 52, a retired truck driver with quirky rituals, self-deprecating wit and a silver beard approaching St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2004 |
Singer-composer Richard Carpenter and his wife, Mary, have pledged $3 million to Alliance for the Arts, the fundraising entity of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, officials of the organization said. The donation is the largest individual gift that the organization has received in its 10-year history, officials said. The organization will recognize the couple as distinguished grand patrons, and the park at the Thousand Oaks venue will be renamed the Mary and Richard Carpenter Plaza Park.
November 13, 1999
Because of conflicts in his recording schedule, singer-composer Richard Carpenter has been forced to cancel his Nov. 20 concert in the performance hall named for him and his late sister, Karen, at Cal State Long Beach. The unveiling of a Carpenters exhibit and a benefactors reception to coincide with the performance will be rescheduled. Refunds may be obtained by contacting the CSU Long Beach Arts Ticket Office at (562) 985-7000.
January 29, 1989
"The Karen Carpenter Story" was very nicely presented. Cynthia Gibb and Mitchell Anderson were very good in their roles. Richard Carpenter is to be especially commended for making public an accurate and believable background that led to the ultimate tragedy. Now that her story has been told by the one who was closest to her, let's hope that it will help refocus attention to the fact that she should be remembered as a wonderful singer and not the unfortunate victim of one of mankind's strange maladies.
November 11, 1993
Musician Richard Carpenter plans to donate more than $1 million to Cal State Long Beach, which officials said will be used to help fund the university's new performing arts center. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the California State University trustees. A Cal State Long Beach spokeswoman said the Carpenter donation still must be finalized.
January 26, 2000 |
Nicolas Cage's 1933 Ford hot rod fetched $77,500 at the 29th Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction & Exposition (Highway 1, Jan. 19)--and it's heading back to the actor's hometown. Publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen bought the car at the four-day auction, which ended Sunday, and plans to display it at the county-run Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1989 |
A small plane failed to gain altitude after takeoff Monday and crashed in flames a mile away between a hotel and an office complex, killing both people aboard, police said. The Cessna 182 Skyline was registered to a Santa Ana man but the identities of the pilot and the passenger were not immediately released. "Witnesses said it never really gained altitude," Inspector Richard Carpenter of the Consolidated Fire District said. "It hit the ground, flipped and caught fire."