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September 1, 1986 | BILL BILLITER and ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writers
Hundreds of youths went on a rampage in Huntington Beach on Sunday afternoon, pelting police officers with rocks and bottles, storming a large lifeguard station and overturning and burning police vehicles. Police said at least 12 people were injured, including five Huntington Beach officers and one Orange County sheriff's deputy. Thirteen people were arrested but scores of youths who threw bottles at officers or took part in the destruction escaped in the confusion.
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April 11, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group and think we can do a performance," Tolokonnikova, 24, says with a smile, leaning forward. Alekhina, 25, nods between drags, and adds, "But it's not true. We're another thing. " Still, the noise from a notorious one-song performance of "A Punk Prayer" inside Moscow's Orthodox Christian cathedral in 2012 was potent and outrageous enough to land the pair a nearly two-year prison stay in the Gulag for what prosecutors called "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Steve Marble
Just past sundown the kids, the punks, the surf rats swarmed up Main Street in Huntington Beach and decided - well, what the heck - let's riot. Shirtless and clad in board shorts, they taunted the police. One guy grabbed a stop sign and plunged it through a bike shop window and then raised his arms as if celebrating a fourth-quarter touchdown. They set fires, smashed a defenseless news rack and tipped over portable toilets, one poor occupant actually spilling onto the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Fewer than 10% of the more than 400 citations and arrests made during a massive party-turned-riot in Isla Vista over the weekend were tied to students at nearby UC Santa Barbara, authorities said, reinforcing arguments from locals that outsiders were mostly responsible for the mayhem. According to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department, 130 people were arrested Saturday night during "Deltopia," an annual, unsanctioned row of parties in Isla Vista next to the university.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2013 | By Paige St. John
One inmate is dead after a riot broke out Monday morning at Wasco State Prison in Kern County. Some 40 inmates were involved in the 9 a.m. riot in an exercise yard at the prison reception center, where inmates go to await their long-term assignments at other prisons. Corrections officers fired a round from a Mini-14 rifle to quell the riot, and three inmates with serious injuries were then taken to a nearby hospital. Prison officials said one of those men was pronounced dead an hour later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Bob Pool
About 200 prisoners were involved in a riot Tuesday at Calapatria State Prison that injured seven inmates, officials of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. The disturbance at the Imperial County prison began about 10:15 a.m. in the maximum-security Level IL yard at Facility B. Guards from other parts of the prison rushed to the scene and fired warning shots, rounds of pepper spray and foam-tipped rubber bullets. They quelled the disturbance in about eight minutes, prison spokesman Lt. Everardo Silva said.
OPINION
May 17, 1992
Pity this year's Republican candidates: Insurrection in L.A. and no U.S.S.R. to blame it on. GEORGE C. BALDERAS Corona
NEWS
November 2, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
The roving tasting event Wine Riot is coming back, for the third year - on Saturday, Nov. 9. Founded by Tyler Balliet and Morgan First of Second Glass , Wine Riot is pitched to the younger and just-getting-into-it wine consumer. Lavish use of the words “hip” and "tech savvy" abounds in coverage of previous events. If that speaks to you, then by all means sign up. There will be more than three dozen booths pouring wines from around the world. Newbies should keep an eye out for the Wine 101 booth, which will get down with the basics of tasting, so you can discern, for example, the difference between oaked and unoaked wines or dry and sweet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993
Column One ("Looking for Faces With No Names," Aug. 16) tells about the problems in identifying dozens of suspects in the 1992 rioting despite the fact they were captured in photos or videos. Three elements are needed: 1) Wide exposure to the citizenry of photos of the men wanted. 2) A monetary reward for accurate identifications. 3) Complete anonymity given to providers of information. The article mentions that "some residents say their hesitancy to come forward stems from a fear of retaliation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1986
I was an event official at the Op Pro Surfing Championships in Huntington Beach during the Aug. 31 riot, but I am writing as a private citizen concerning the way in which the police handled the situation. I noticed in your account of the riot that some interviewed youths thought the police were overly zealous in their use of force, and I would like to respond to that. First of all, I watched the entire episode develop and take place from a point 20 feet above the sand; in other words, I witnessed the entire riot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Santa Barbara County prosecutors have charged a Los Angeles teen with assaulting a sheriff's deputy during a spring break party over the weekend in Isla Vista, an incident authorities say helped spark a violent melee that led to more than 100 people getting arrested. Desmond Louis Edwards, 17, was charged Tuesday with mayhem, resisting an officer, assault on an officer, causing great bodily injuring and committing a violent offense. Prosecutors are charging him as an adult. His arraignment was delayed until Thursday, television station KEYT reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Joe Mozingo
ISLA VISTA, Calif. — The scene Monday on Del Playa Drive was a curious, uniquely Isla Vista mix: part laid-back beach vibe, part riot aftermath. Beach towels fluttered over cliffside balconies as UC Santa Barbara students enjoyed spring weather. Dumpsters overflowed with beer boxes and red cups. "I was in the riot," one young woman said nonchalantly to her friend as they rode beach cruisers. "I got hit by a tear gas grenade," a male student told his friends as they carried an inflatable pool over their heads.
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April 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
One of the officers hit by flying rocks, bottles and bricks at a raucous spring-break party near UC Santa Barbara over the weekend sustained extensive injuries as he and other law enforcement personnel tried to break up the melee, authorities said. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told KTLA that the university police officer was struck in the head by a backpack containing large bottles of alcohol while responding to the spring-break party, dubbed "Deltopia," about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Isla Vista.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
There could be more arrests in the wake of a riot that broke out over the weekend in a party town next to UC Santa Barbara thanks to newly installed surveillance cameras, officials said. In an interview with NewsChannel 3 , Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said his department plans to prosecute those involved in the Saturday night riot that injured several officers and dozens of others and hopes the cameras can turn up more evidence against those involved. The cameras have been a point of tension with Isla Vista residents, reported the Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara's student paper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Joe Serna
SANTA BARBARA--Student leaders at UC Santa Barbara say the out-of-control spring break party that resulted in dozens of people getting injured overnight Saturday during a confrontation with authorities was a "wake up call" for change. In a statement issued after the "Deltopia" party in Isla Vista devolved into a riot in which at least 100 people were arrested, student association President Jonathan Abboud and Vice President Kyley Scarlet said locals -- many of them UC Santa Barbara students -- had no one to blame but themselves.
WORLD
April 7, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the notes below for details.
MOSCOW -- Pro-Russia demonstrators who seized the regional administration building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk announced Monday that they were declaring an independent republic and would hold a referendum about joining the region with Moscow. The country's acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, blamed Russia for the unrest and said an anti-terrorism operation would be launched against any demonstrators who took up arms to capture government buildings. “Yesterday, the second wave of Russia's special operation was launched with the aim of destabilizing the situation in the country, overthrowing Ukraine's government, disrupting the election and tearing up the country,” Turchynov said in a televised speech Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
Huntington Beach police have arrested another suspect linked to the U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance, according to a Huntington Beach police statement. The 15-year-old Huntington Beach boy, whose identity is not being release, was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall on Thursday on suspicion of assault on a peace officer, vandalism, inciting a riot and refusing to disperse when ordered, according to authorities. The teen reportedly threw glass bottles at officers on Main Street and tipped over portable restrooms, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
Being identified through social media doesn't appear to have dissuaded one alleged Huntington Beach rioter from continuously updating his friends on Twitter. "To everyone that's tryna hit me up just know that I don't have my phone the detective had it lol," wrote a person identifying himself as Illario Niko Johnson on his Twitter account Tuesday night. Johnson, 18, of West Covina, was booked Wednesday on suspicion of felony arson, inciting a riot , participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse when ordered, Huntington Beach police said.
WORLD
April 3, 2014 | By Victoria Butenko and Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine -- Security details and special police with the government of Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovich were responsible for the deaths of protesters shot in February, officials with the nation's interim leadership said Thursday. Three riot police officers were formally arrested and nine others detained overnight on suspicion of carrying out sniper fire that killed scores of people in Kiev on Feb. 20 during violent clashes between protesters and police, acting Prosecutor General Oleh Mahnitsky said at news conference in the capital while discussing preliminary results of the new government's investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Bob Pool
About 200 prisoners were involved in a riot Tuesday at Calapatria State Prison that injured seven inmates, officials of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. The disturbance at the Imperial County prison began about 10:15 a.m. in the maximum-security Level IL yard at Facility B. Guards from other parts of the prison rushed to the scene and fired warning shots, rounds of pepper spray and foam-tipped rubber bullets. They quelled the disturbance in about eight minutes, prison spokesman Lt. Everardo Silva said.
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