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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A music industry veteran remained hospitalized Monday, a day after his girlfriend's former husband  allegedly attacked the two with a machete and a scalpel. Police said the incident began about 8 a.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Nomad Drive in Woodland Hills, where Jerry Sharell  -- who is host of a show on KJAZZ-FM (88.1) -- was visiting his girlfriend.  As the two were inside, the girlfriend's former husband pulled up to the house on his motorcycle, KABC-TV Channel 7 reported.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A music industry veteran remained hospitalized Monday, a day after his girlfriend's former husband  allegedly attacked the two with a machete and a scalpel. Police said the incident began about 8 a.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Nomad Drive in Woodland Hills, where Jerry Sharell  -- who is host of a show on KJAZZ-FM (88.1) -- was visiting his girlfriend.  As the two were inside, the girlfriend's former husband pulled up to the house on his motorcycle, KABC-TV Channel 7 reported.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1989
Timothy Scott Roman, son of actress Susan Cabot, testified Thursday that his mother attacked him with a barbell and scalpel the night she died in her Encino home. Roman, 25, on trial in Van Nuys Superior Court for bludgeoning to death the 1950s-era B-movie actress, portrayed his mother, 59, as suffering from increasing physical and mental deterioration. He said her doctor had told him to call paramedics if need be. "She was screaming . . . calling for her mother . . . talking to herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Residents of a Woodland Hills neighborhood where a music industry veteran was stabbed with a machete and scalpel Sunday expressed shock over the incident. Police said Jerry Sharell -- who hosts a show on KJAZZ-FM (88.1) -- was visiting his girlfriend about 8 a.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Nomad Drive in Woodland Hills before the attack. “Basically, I was just shocked because he's just the greatest guy and I feel for his family,” Mike Zarsky told KTLA-TV on Monday. Witnesses said the girlfriend's former husband pulled up on his motorcycle when the two were inside the home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1989 | CARLOS LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Timothy Scott Roman, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 1986 bludgeoning death of his actress mother, Susan Cabot, was sentenced Wednesday to three years' probation. The judge said Roman and his mother both had physical and emotional problems that may have contributed to the slaying. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp also ordered Roman, 25, to seek psychological counseling and pay a $1,000 fine. "The judge's decision was fair and just," Michael V.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Residents of a Woodland Hills neighborhood where a music industry veteran was stabbed with a machete and scalpel Sunday expressed shock over the incident. Police said Jerry Sharell -- who hosts a show on KJAZZ-FM (88.1) -- was visiting his girlfriend about 8 a.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Nomad Drive in Woodland Hills before the attack. “Basically, I was just shocked because he's just the greatest guy and I feel for his family,” Mike Zarsky told KTLA-TV on Monday. Witnesses said the girlfriend's former husband pulled up on his motorcycle when the two were inside the home.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1995
Goodness knows I am not one to beat a dead horse, but I'm driven to respond to the letter from Christopher Otto of Torrance (Counterpunch Letters, Dec. 11). I can certainly sympathize with his frustration over failing to attract industry personnel to his production of "Macbeth," despite good reviews and free food. I think I see the problem, however. I did the classics in college, and I enjoyed them--doing Moliere in Richard Wilbur's verse is something every actor should experience, and I certainly did my share of Shakespeare (including "Taming of the Shrew" at a shopping mall in Encino)
OPINION
May 11, 2003
UC Berkeley's decision to bar summer students from certain Asian countries is misguided and hints of racism (May 6). It claims the decision is based on logistical deficiencies, but the truth is that it was based entirely on media-fed fear. The assertion that the university would have to take on the role of Big Brother and monitor these 500 or so students is absurd and implies that not only are all of these students at risk of SARS but that the incompetence of the Asian countries, the World Health Organization, the airlines, the U.S. Customs Service and the students themselves renders them unable to recognize the symptoms and impose their own quarantines.
MAGAZINE
December 11, 1988
Just when will we stop judging people by their appearance when it is underneath all that skin that really counts? EUGENE CHU La Jolla
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Dana Delany plays a calculating politician's wife in Beau Willimon's "The Parisian Woman," set in contemporary Washington, "inspired" by Henri Becque's "La Parisienne" of 1885. The world premiere production, co-starring Steven Weber, begins previews Sunday at South Coast Repertory and runs through May 5. The two-time Emmy winner also stars as acerbic medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt in ABC's procedural "Body of Proof," now in its third season. Beau Willimon has a pretty dim view of people in politics.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Democrats and Republicans don't agree on much these days, but there's consensus on one major issue: The automatic budget cuts set to kick in late Friday are just plain stupid. President Obama, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) all have used the same derogatory image - a meat ax - to describe how the federal government will hack $85 billion from its budget this year. The cuts, part of $1.2 trillion in reductions over the next decade, are across the board.
OPINION
May 15, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision leaves blood all over the Capitol walls. The era when California governors could make their cuts with a scalpel ended before Brown took office, so he does his trimming with a chain saw. The results are cuts in Medi-Cal payments to hospitals and nursing homes, cuts to those who care for the disabled, cuts to state courts and cuts in hours and pay for state employees. So far schools have been largely spared from this grisly exercise, but that will probably change in November if voters fail to approve a tax-hike initiative.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Doctors singing during surgery and harmonizing through foreplay made last year's musical episode of "Grey's Anatomy" one of the most memorable in the series' nearly eight-season run. Some critics panned the ABC doctor drama's attempt to go "Glee," but the cast showed musical talent behind those surgical masks. To show that the episode was no fluke, about a dozen of the doctors from Seattle Grace Hospital will take the stage at UCLA's Royce Hall on Sunday to perform select songs from the episode and other memorable tunes from the "Grey's" songbook.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2011 | David Lazarus
Social Security now doles out more money in benefit checks than it takes in from taxes, and its trust fund is projected to run out of cash in about 26 years. So this is a good model for healthcare reform? Yes, indeed, says Philip Bredesen, a former health insurance executive who just completed two terms as Tennessee's governor. In his book, "Fresh Medicine," he argues that a key element of meaningful healthcare reform is creation of a Social Security-like trust fund that would raise money from payroll taxes and issue vouchers to all Americans.
SPORTS
April 30, 2010 | T.J. Simers
I have a good heart. Dr. Paul Weinstein has pictures to prove it following my angiogram, the chest pain now attributed to the stress from attending a Kings game and reading columns gushing about Kobe . I took my initial concerns to Dr. Thomas Parsa and his tireless nurse, Danielle Davis , who recommended Weinstein, a heart specialist — the pair dubious, but still willing to learn if I had one. I then had the...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2009 | Gale Holland
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing major cuts in Cal Grants, the state's main financial aid program for college students. The most significant change would involve abandoning the state's commitment to cover any rise in tuition for grant recipients, and it comes as officials at both the University of California and California State University are gearing up for 10% fee increases in response to the yawning state budget gap.
OPINION
July 2, 2008
Consumers get more information about the fat calories in their potato chips than about the hospitals to which they entrust their lives. Before you buy a car, you probably check out its frequency-of-repair statistics. Wouldn't it be nice to know the frequency with which your hospital's working parts fail, resulting in serious injury? For the first time, California has released data about some of the most serious hospital errors.
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