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February 11, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A good Samaritan saved a Riverside County man being mauled by pit bulls by ramming his van through a chain-link fence and scaring the dogs away, officials said Tuesday night. The 53-year-old victim was being attacked by at least two dogs when the good Samaritan drove by the Lake Elsinore scene around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. "The dogs scurried away when the man's van busted through the gate," department spokesman John Welsh said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A good Samaritan saved a Riverside County man being mauled by pit bulls by ramming his van through a chain-link fence and scaring the dogs away, officials said Tuesday night. The 53-year-old victim was being attacked by at least two dogs when the good Samaritan drove by the Lake Elsinore scene around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. "The dogs scurried away when the man's van busted through the gate," department spokesman John Welsh said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement Friday that began simply: "Harbor Station had an eventful day yesterday. " At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said a man walked into the station and said he had a bomb in his truck that he wanted to turn over to authorities.  "He says he found it and wanted to be a good Samaritan," said Sgt. Jerry Davila. "I don't know where he found it, but like I said, he was trying to be a good Samaritan with it. " The station was temporarily evacuated and the parking lot shut down for a couple of hours while a bomb squad investigated what the man had brought.
NATIONAL
January 30, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
Call it a gesture of airborne hospitality in a community's time of need: In Alabama, one of several Southern states hit by a freak snowstorm this week, Birmingham-area resident David Upton flew his company helicopter and ferried away nearly a dozen people stranded in their cars and in medical need. There was the pregnant woman and her young son desperately seeking to get home; the sick man who needed a ride from work and a woman who needed a lift home from a hospital. At 52, Upton, co-owner of a company called Cranweorks, is used to using big equipment to help people out of professional jams.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Samuel L. Jacksonbrings a welcome world-weariness to his character in "The Samaritan," a man named Foley just released from prison after having served 25 years for killing his best friend in a con job gone wrong. But soon, Foley's found himself sucked back into a life on the grift, and Jackson launches into one of his many patented bellows and things take a turn for the predictable. (There's even an obvious twist lifted straight from a recent Asian crime film; to identify the movie would give it away.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One person was killed and another arrested--after a good Samaritan chased him--following an early Friday morning hit-and-run in East Hollywood, authorities said. A driver in a car traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Normandie Avenue struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk about 1:50 a.m., said officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department. "The suspect fled the location, but was later detained," Herrera said.  The male victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1999
I am a little perplexed and disappointed with "Good Samaritan on the Blue Line," by Phong Quoc Le (Voices, Dec. 4). This essay is an encouragement for Blue Line riders to cheat the system. Every rider should obey the Blue Line codes. The L.A. County sheriffs are responsible to protect all Blue Line passengers and to check for proof of fares. If a person does not have proof of fare, the fine is $250. This has nothing to do with nationality and/or economic status. All Blue Line riders come from different backgrounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Noteworthy creativity accompanies “Neverwhere” in its ambitious West Coast premiere at Sacred Fools. Robert Kauzlaric's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel about a parallel world beneath London isn't flawless, but director Scott Leggett and his resourceful forces turn virtual handsprings to make it play. Originally a 1996 BBC mini-series, “Neverwhere” echoes “Doctor Who,” Terry Gilliam's “Brazil” and countless fantasy chronicles, not least “The Wizard of Oz.”   When office drone Richard Mayhew (Michael Holmes)
SPORTS
February 21, 1986 | United Press International
Juli Inkster shot a five-under-par 67 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the $250,000 Standard Register-Samaritan Turquoise golf tournament at the Arizona Biltmore Adobe Course. Inkster held a one-shot lead over Rosie Jones, Sherri Turner, Mary Beth Zimmerman, Shelley Hamlin and rookie Michelle Berteotti. Inkster's round was highlighted by an eagle at the par-five 15th hole, where she hit a 5-wood approach shot within 12 feet of the pin and sank the putt.
NEWS
April 15, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kelly Jackson decided to keep it a secret. Rather than spoil the surprise, he would let his mother, who lives in Kansas City, see the Coke commercial herself. "So she called," Jackson said, "and she asked me, 'Were you on television?' and I was like, 'Well, yeah, I was.' And she said, 'Were you drinking a Coke?' And I said, 'Yeah, I was.' And she was just so happy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a statement Friday that began simply: "Harbor Station had an eventful day yesterday. " At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said a man walked into the station and said he had a bomb in his truck that he wanted to turn over to authorities.  "He says he found it and wanted to be a good Samaritan," said Sgt. Jerry Davila. "I don't know where he found it, but like I said, he was trying to be a good Samaritan with it. " The station was temporarily evacuated and the parking lot shut down for a couple of hours while a bomb squad investigated what the man had brought.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One person was killed and another arrested--after a good Samaritan chased him--following an early Friday morning hit-and-run in East Hollywood, authorities said. A driver in a car traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard near Normandie Avenue struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk about 1:50 a.m., said officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department. "The suspect fled the location, but was later detained," Herrera said.  The male victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
NATIONAL
October 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna and Matt Pearce
LAS VEGAS - Visitors at Ballys casino on the Strip, where a gunman killed one patron and injured two employees Monday, say they're not shocked by the shooting -- stressing that violence can erupt anywhere, even in a gambling mecca where operators try to create a bubble of free-spirited carelessness. “I guess they could increase security,” said Barry Leeming, a British citizen who wandered among slot machines hours after an argument over a cover charge at the Drai's After Hours nightclub led to the death of a “good Samaritan” club patron who tried to stop the altercation, which left three others wounded, including the suspect.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
Noteworthy creativity accompanies “Neverwhere” in its ambitious West Coast premiere at Sacred Fools. Robert Kauzlaric's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel about a parallel world beneath London isn't flawless, but director Scott Leggett and his resourceful forces turn virtual handsprings to make it play. Originally a 1996 BBC mini-series, “Neverwhere” echoes “Doctor Who,” Terry Gilliam's “Brazil” and countless fantasy chronicles, not least “The Wizard of Oz.”   When office drone Richard Mayhew (Michael Holmes)
NATIONAL
December 11, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
WILDWOOD, N.J. - This boardwalk beach town, packed in summer and ghostly in winter, has become the last refuge for several hundred homeless survivors of Superstorm Sandy. Many place their hope in Lisa Brocco-Collia. At 41, she seems as much a force of nature as the storm itself. Her home was partially condemned after floodwater surged through the first floor. But she's been far too busy as a volunteer relief coordinator to move - setting up a donation center at the VFW post, arranging free dinners at a downtown restaurant, visiting families with her clipboard, keeping tabs on state and federal agencies, pestering politicians.
WORLD
December 9, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
MT. GERIZIM, West Bank - When Ben Yehuda Altif got engaged to his first cousin Mazal, there was no problem winning the blessing of their families or the Samaritan high priest, who leads their ancient Israelite sect. Marriage between cousins is common in the religious community. But there was still an obstacle. Like many Samaritan couples today, the pair had to pass a premarital genetic screening to predict the likelihood of having healthy children. Without the green light from doctors, the marriage would be off. "Doctors said OK, and now we have a healthy, handsome boy," said Altif, 33, reaching for his wife's cellphone to show off pictures of their son. Samaritans, who trace their roots back about 2,700 years, are best known for clinging to strict biblical traditions that have largely disappeared, including animal sacrifice, isolation of menstruating women and, until recently, a ban on marrying outsiders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1989
My deepest gratitude to the good Samaritan, who, early July 11th, observed my plight when I broke my ankle at the entrance to Crown Valley Community Park. Thanks to your prompt action in calling the paramedics, I had help within 12 minutes of my fall. EVA M. HOLEMAN Laguna Niguel
NEWS
August 31, 2012 | By Karin Klein
Of course it's good news that private donations were quickly raised to cover the ambulance fees for two women who were accidentally electrocuted as they tried to help at the scene of an accident so that their families will not have this insult added to their grief.  But this is just the latest in a long series of tears in the communal fabric that now add up to a gigantic hole in our willingness and ability to help each others. People are outraged that there are no waivers for people like Stacey Schreiber, 39, of Valley Village and Irma Zamora, 40, of Burbank.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Samuel L. Jacksonbrings a welcome world-weariness to his character in "The Samaritan," a man named Foley just released from prison after having served 25 years for killing his best friend in a con job gone wrong. But soon, Foley's found himself sucked back into a life on the grift, and Jackson launches into one of his many patented bellows and things take a turn for the predictable. (There's even an obvious twist lifted straight from a recent Asian crime film; to identify the movie would give it away.)
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