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June 18, 1993
Finding that jurors had not been unfairly prejudiced against a former Los Angeles police officer when they convicted him of murder five years ago, a Van Nuys Superior Court judge Thursday denied the former officer's bid for a new trial. After four days of hearings in which three of the jurors who convicted Robert Von Villas were questioned, Judge Darlene E.
July 26, 2001 |
Friends and fans of Eudora Welty waited under a blistering sun to pay their respects to the writer whose stories of small town Southern life earned her the Pulitzer Prize and acclaim as a master of the short story. Welty's closed coffin was presented in the rotunda of the Old Capitol, an 1835 building where Andrew Jackson once spoke. The state Department of Archives and History made her just the sixth person to receive a public viewing in the Old Capitol, now a museum.
April 16, 1997 |
A former Heaven's Gate member and San Diego County are disputing ownership of the suicide cult's World Wide Web design business, which may be worth $1 million despite all its employees being dead. The county plans to auction off the cult's belongings and give the proceeds to surviving family members, said Susan Jamme, the county's deputy public administrator in charge of the case.
May 17, 2004 |
"The pace of life feels morally dangerous to me," Richard Ford, the novelist, wrote six years ago. It has only gotten worse since then, complains David M. Levy, a victim of information overload who is also a computer scientist at the University of Washington's Information School. Levy is all but helpless, he says, when new e-mail arrives. He feels obliged to open it. He is similarly hooked on the news, images and nonsense that spill out of the Internet.
July 21, 2003 |
The name of the band Smog is often officially rendered (Smog), and at the Troubadour on Friday the Chicago act's Bill Callahan indeed worked inside life's parentheses. His are the asides, the digressions, the little bits and bombs that aren't the actual stories, but the things beyond or beside the stories. After all, the stories themselves have already been told, and told well, by Willie Nelson and Lou Reed, among other leading lights Callahan runs through his distinctly Midwestern prism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1995 |
A California appellate court upheld the murder conviction of former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Von Villas on Thursday, despite agreeing that there was juror misconduct during his trial for the contract killing of a San Fernando Valley businessman. In a 2-1 ruling, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said that although a juror violated the trial judge's order by looking at a newspaper article about the conviction of Von Villas' accomplice, she was not biased.
July 3, 2013 |
As a little girl, Anne Gusha walked into and was charmed by Williams' Book Store in San Pedro. She was 8 years old and the year was 1928. It would be more than five decades before the store became hers -- decades she spent working behind the counter. Now Anne and her son Jerry, who is the store's co-owner, are being forced to close the bookstore. Opened in 1909, Williams' Book Store is considered by some to be the oldest continuously operating bookstore in Los Angeles (Vroman's, which opened in 1894, is in Pasadena)
July 2, 2013 |
If astronaut Chris Hadfield can write as well as he can sing a David Bowie song, his upcoming book is going to be good. Hadfield has signed with Little, Brown to publish "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. " The book lands Oct. 29. During the five months Hadfield was commander of the International Space Station, he used social media to share his experiences, posting breathtaking photos and sharing videos. His personalized version of David Bowie's song "Space Oddity," which was posted online in May shortly before he returned to Earth, has been viewed more than 16 million times.
June 14, 1991 |
"Bright Angel" (AMC Century 14, GCC Beverly Connection) is a film about turning points, moments that scar and change you forever. It's a coming-of-age story of unusual bleakness and empathy, and it has real verbal style. The characters speak an odd, poetic, homiletic lingo and their words tend to resonate in the vast, empty landscapes around them: the Montana plains slashed by highways that stretch endlessly toward far horizons and occasional towns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1989
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