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January 29, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
A 47-year-old Inglewood man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in connection with the killing of a security guard in Marina del Rey just before the end of the year. Byron Keith Street is due to be arraigned on charges of murder, burglary, felony vandalism and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Street is accused of shooting and killing Patrick Odoikyene, a 47-year-old uniformed private security guard at an upscale apartment complex who was working in the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive on Dec. 30, the Sheriff's Department said.
February 13, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
In a "this could only happen in Los Angeles" moment during Tuesday's Laker game against Phoenix, Will Ferrell put on a red coat and stood courtside, pretending to be a Staples Center security guard. Ferrell then went up to former Laker Shaquille O'Neal, who was watching the game from a courtside seat, and pretended to eject the 7-foot-1, 325-pound center from the arena.  It was an odd and amusing scene, especially because Ferrell and O'Neal played their roles perfectly.
July 20, 1992
A condominium security guard was shot to death early Sunday morning, although the circumstances surrounding the shooting remained unclear, San Diego police said. Police found the body of 20-year-old Shawn Cassidy Forbes of El Cajon on the grass in front of the Evergreen Condominiums in the 2300 block of Tocayo Avenue after responding to a report of several shots being fired just after midnight. Police said they had no suspects.
August 30, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano
WASHINGTON - A former security guard at a U.S. consulate compound under construction in China pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to sell photographs and other classified documents to China in an attempt to dig himself out of financial ruin after losing tens of thousands of dollars in the U.S. stock market. Bryan Underwood, 32, faces from 15 years to life in prison after admitting Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington that he sought to communicate national defense information to a foreign government.
December 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Brady is a real nice guy. Maybe a little too nice. His kind spirit ended up costing a couple of part-time security guards at Reliant Stadium in Houston their jobs. Joel Williams told KHOU-TV that he was about to clock out following the Texans' 34-31 loss to New England on Sunday when he ran into the Patriots' star quarterback. “I said, 'Hey Tom Brady, good job, good game man.' He looked at me and smiled,” Williams said. “He was very polite, very nice guy, humble.
February 15, 1993
A 42-year-old security guard was shot and killed Sunday morning when he exchanged gunfire with a robber inside a Panorama City restaurant. Miguel Gabara, a Lynwood father of four, died from a bullet to the chest in the Rincon Taurino at 14551 Nordhoff St., police said. The robber was hit twice by shots fired by Gabara and was taken by an accomplice to Pacifica Hospital in Sun Valley, where he was found by police, according to reports. The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m.
October 19, 1992
Name: Alec Watson Company: Burns International Security Services/Ricoh Electronics Thumbs up: "It keeps me out of trouble. I'm 74 now--it's a badge of honor. But when I first retired, I was home and all my wife and I were doing was rearranging furniture. She got me a job. I've been a security guard for several years . . . about a year and a half at Ricoh. Ricoh is a very good, very diversified place to work. It's busy and the people are nice. It's all about being a deterrent.
November 24, 2001 | FRED ALEXANDER FLEET, Fred Alexander Fleet is the former director of security at the Arco Center in downtown Los Angeles
Everyone is clamoring for greater security, yet providing security is a thankless job. Most people, even post-Sept. 11, perceive it as a nuisance if not an outright obstacle to their convenience of getting into a building or on an airplane quickly. I've spent more than 20 years involved in providing security to private facilities. The average pay rate for a security officer in Los Angeles in 1999, according to the California Bureau of Labor Statistics, was $8.75 per hour. The U.S.
March 31, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Robert Davis spent a significant part of the last six weeks standing by himself in the middle of Camelback Ranch. Every now and then, the security guard at the Dodgers' spring training complex would tell overzealous autograph seekers that they had to stand behind the ropes along the dirt paths leading from the clubhouse to the practice fields. Sometimes he made small talk with other workers. But interspaced in these countless hours of tedium were memories of a lifetime.
September 29, 2011 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jurors at the trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician heard a 911 call Thursday that prosecutors allege was delayed by nearly half an hour by the doctor's attempts at a cover-up. "I need an ambulance as soon as possible," a Jackson security guard, Alberto Alvarez, told an emergency operator in the recording played at Dr. Conrad Murray's manslaughter trial . Alvarez, who took the stand for prosecutors Thursday, told the operator a 50-year-old man had stopped breathing.
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