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December 13, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
More than three years after Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was fatally shot in Beverly Hills, the L.A. County coroner's office released the autopsy in her case that reveals new details about the high-profile slaying. The report shows that Beverly Hills police initially believed Chasen was killed in a drive-by shooting as she drove her Mercedes home after a film event. Police later concluded it was actually a random attack carried out by a transient riding a bike. Beverly Hills police said Friday that detectives requested that the coroner's file remain private for all this time out of respect for Chasen's family.
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December 15, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
Family members and several co-stars attended the funeral Saturday for “Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker . The private ceremony took place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. According to various reports , Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Michelle Rodriguez were among the celebrities in attendance. Rodriguez later tweeted: “I said goodbye to a great man today, a man I never got to show just how much I love his spirit and his golden heart, 'stay golden pony boy'.
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December 15, 2010 | By John Horn, Los Angeles Times
She wasn't there to hear the news or congratulate her clients, but Ronni Chasen was very much present at Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations. The veteran publicist and awards consultant, who was slain on Nov. 16, worked on the successful Golden Globe campaigns of a broad array of films honored by the voters of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. ? including "Burlesque," whose premiere Chasen was returning from when she was fatally shot in Beverly Hills. "This would have been a great morning for Ronni as the many Golden Globe nominations she garnered for her clients, once again, truly demonstrates what a force she was in the awards race," said publicist Vivian Mayer-Siskind, a longtime friend of the 64-year-old Chasen.
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December 14, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of his girlfriend in Monterey Park on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect, Daniel Hernandez, is being held without bail at Men's Central Jail, authorities said. He is the boyfriend of the victim, Jacqueline Alamillo, 23. Monterey Park police responded to a request from family members for a welfare check at a residence in the 1700 block of College View Drive about 4:30 a.m. Friday.
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December 13, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
An autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office shows that homicide detectives in Beverly Hills initially thought that veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen had died in a drive-by shooting. The report offers a look into the investigation of the killing, which police later concluded was a random attack carried out by a transient riding a bike. Chasen was killed Nov. 16, 2010, as she was driving home from a movie premiere after-party about half an hour after midnight.
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December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office is raising new questions about the shooting death of veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. Chasen was found shot multiple times in her Mercedes coupe on a Beverly Hills street in November 2010. A year later, t he Beverly Hills Police Department formally concluded that Chasen's shooting death was the result of a botched robbery by Harold Martin Smith, a small time ex-convict who had grown desperate for money.
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November 17, 2010 | Harriet Ryan and Andrew Blankstein and Martha Groves
The premiere party for the movie "Burlesque" was just the sort of glitzy Hollywood affair that Ronni Chasen, a veteran movie publicist, loved, and as she had for four decades, she worked the room with relish. As celebrities, including Jane Fonda and the film's stars Cher and Christina Aguilera, mingled around a rooftop pool, Chasen moved among the revelers with a songwriter whose work she was promoting. "She was happy-go-lucky and gossipy and fun, just like she always was," said Jim Dobson, a publicist who crossed paths with Chasen around midnight Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2010 | Nicole Sperling
It was a fitting burial for Ronni Chasen, the doyenne of Hollywood publicists who was slain early Tuesday while driving home from a movie premiere. Nearly 1,000 mourners on a crisp and windy Sunday overflowed from the chapel at Hillside Memorial Park to remember the celebrated movie promoter. Chasen, 64, would have been honored and perhaps embarrassed by the publicity, attendees said. The New York native who never lost traces of her accent spent the past four decades promoting the lives of others, preferring to keep her perfectly coiffed and impeccably dressed self out of the picture.
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December 13, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
More than three years after Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was fatally shot in Beverly Hills, the L.A. County coroner's office released the autopsy in her case that reveals new details about the high-profile slaying. The report shows that Beverly Hills police initially believed Chasen was killed in a drive-by shooting as she drove her Mercedes home after a film event. Police later concluded it was actually a random attack carried out by a transient riding a bicycle. Beverly Hills police said Friday that detectives had requested that the coroner's file remain private out of respect for Chasen's family.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1985
Ronni Chasen has been named executive vice president-motion pictures for Rogers & Cowan, the Beverly Hills-based entertainment public relations firm. Chasen succeeds Dale Olson, who resigned to form his own agency. The company announced a management restructuring earlier this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 19-year-old man suspected of robbing a La Jolla pharmacy at gunpoint was found dead hours later after apparently committing suicide by ingesting the stolen drugs, police said Saturday. The CVS Pharmacy was robbed late Friday morning by a gunman wearing a white mask with a thin mustache, akin to the Guy Fawkes masks worn by protesters in the Occupy movement. Later Friday, the man's family became concerned after not hearing from him. A neighbor found him unconscious and notified police.
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December 13, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
An 18-year-old man who police have linked to the sexual assault of a teenager at a Santa Ana shopping mall and an attempted sex attack on a woman leaving an Anaheim church was arrested Friday. Santa Ana police said they had been looking for Raymond Boykin of Anaheim. Boykin allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted a woman Wednesday morning when she tried to get into her car in the parking lot of Westfield MainPlace mall. The woman escaped and ran until a woman who was driving nearby opened her car door and let her in, said Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
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December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead early Friday in a Monterey Park neighborhood. The woman was found in the 1700 block of College View Drive about 4:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The woman, pronounced dead at the scene, was not immediately identified. Authorities said it remained unclear how she died. There was no other information immediately available. ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Santa's existential dilemma: To be white, black or a penguin?
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December 13, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
After six months on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to fly to Australia next week for a 15-day getaway. Garcetti, who vacationed in Belize in June, will travel with his wife, Amy Wakeland, and their 2-year-old daughter, Maya. City Council President Herb Wesson will serve as acting mayor, but Garcetti will remain in close touch with senior advisors by phone and email, spokesman Yusef Robb said. “We can hear his voice, see him face-to-face, and read his words, and vice-versa with the technologies we have today,” Robb said.
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December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint
Police in Costa Mesa responded to reports of a man with a gun Friday night at the South Coast Plaza shopping mall but said it appears to have been a false alarm. A Costa Mesa police watch commander said officers did not find anyone with a weapon. Several shoppers reported on Twitter that parts of the mall were shut down for a time.   ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is latest campus to report meningitis case Ronni Chasen autopsy report reveals early police account of her death
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December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint and Jeremiah Dobruck
Reports of a man with a gun Friday night at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, later determined to be unfounded, began as a verbal dispute between two customers, police said. Costa Mesa police Lt. Bryan Glass said the incident began as a verbal dispute between a man and woman at the Salvatore Ferragamo store. The woman told a clerk that the man had a gun. Police responded to the clerk's police call about 7:30 p.m. and within minutes had detained the man. They did not find a weapon, Glass said.
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December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead early Friday in a Monterey Park neighborhood. The woman was found in the 1700 block of College View Drive about 4:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The woman, pronounced dead at the scene, was not immediately identified. Authorities said it remained unclear how she died. There was no other information immediately available. ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Santa's existential dilemma: To be white, black or a penguin?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Bradley Zint
Police in Costa Mesa responded to reports of a man with a gun Friday night at the South Coast Plaza shopping mall but said it appears to have been a false alarm. A Costa Mesa police watch commander said officers did not find anyone with a weapon. Several shoppers reported on Twitter that parts of the mall were shut down for a time.   ALSO: Man's car containing his wife's ashes is stolen at carwash Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is latest campus to report meningitis case Ronni Chasen autopsy report reveals early police account of her death
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December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office is raising new questions about the shooting death of veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen. Chasen was found shot multiple times in her Mercedes coupe on a Beverly Hills street in November 2010. A year later, t he Beverly Hills Police Department formally concluded that Chasen's shooting death was the result of a botched robbery by Harold Martin Smith, a small time ex-convict who had grown desperate for money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
An autopsy report released Thursday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office shows that homicide detectives in Beverly Hills initially thought that veteran Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen had died in a drive-by shooting. The report offers a look into the investigation of the killing, which police later concluded was a random attack carried out by a transient riding a bike. Chasen was killed Nov. 16, 2010, as she was driving home from a movie premiere after-party about half an hour after midnight.
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