April 8, 2013 |
Brenda Barnette, the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services, ignited a firestorm of protest when she sent out an email last month explaining why she intended to eliminate animal care technicians on the midnight to 6 a.m. shifts and move them onto day and swing shifts. That would have left some 1,500 animals in six municipal shelters unattended in the wee hours of the night. The outcry was so intense that Barnette - wisely - postponed implementing the move of ACTs, as they are known, and scheduled a meeting for the public to meet with her and discuss this (and some other issues, probably)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 |
Two men were arrested in Chinatown on Thursday morning after a 45-minute, high-speed chase that began in Long Beach. Police responded to an attempted break-in just after 5 a.m. at a business in the 4600 block of Virginia Road. A private security guard confronted the suspects, according to police, and they tried to run him down with their vehicle. The security guard fired at the suspects. Long Beach police arrived on the scene as the suspects fled, and a pursuit ensued. The chase continued on the 710 freeway and several other freeways at high rates of speed.
March 1, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - The two bullet-riddled bodies were found splayed on the road near a car. Both men - one an interpreter and the other a security guard - had worked at an international base outside Kabul. They knew their lives were in danger, relatives said. The Taliban had threatened to kill them if they did not come up with money and stop helping NATO-led forces. But the men were supporting large extended families. Their recent deaths provided a chilling reminder of the dangers faced by thousands of Afghans who have served as interpreters, cultural advisors and other support staff to foreign troops and diplomats during the 11 years of war in Afghanistan.
February 13, 2013 |
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.
January 25, 2013 |
Friends and fellow congregants trickled into the sanctuary of the Cavalry Albuquerque mega-church Friday afternoon to memorialize one of their former pastors, Greg Griego, his wife, Sarah, and three of his young children. Four miles away, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego sat inside the Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of killing his family. After Nehemiah's initial explanation to authorities began to unravel, he changed course. He hadn't actually returned home from a friend's house Saturday to find his slain family, he eventually admitted in an interview detailed in court documents, but rather he had gone to his parents' closet, picked up a .22-caliber rifle and shot his mother in the head.
December 8, 2012 |
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The undersized point guard didn't think he could do it. Scott Brooks was trying to make the eighth-grade basketball team as a seventh-grader when he shared his growing doubts with his mother. "I told her, 'I can't make the eighth-grade team,'" Brooks recalled Saturday. The phrase contained a word that was unfamiliar to Lee Brooks, a single mother who supported her seven children in the Northern California hamlet of Lathrop by rebuilding automotive parts at a nearby factory.
November 20, 2012 |
A 22-year-old Idaho man has been arrested and charged with two felonies in connection with the apparent bludgeoning death of a Zoo Boise monkey -- a breed known for its tendency to be timid. According to Boise police, suspect Michael J. Watkins had to overcome "several zoo security measures" in the early morning hours Saturday to gain entry first to the zoo and then to the enclosure that held two Patas monkeys, a creature described as the fastest of all primates but also one of the least aggressive.
November 11, 2012 |
Question: In a matter unrelated to our association, the manager of our gated community has been sued by a third party. He also has an office inside our gated community. At our board meeting he said that he had instructed our association's security guards not to let the process server in to serve him and that the party suing him had in fact attempted to serve him but left the summons with the security guard. He was laughing and said that does not mean he has been served as the guard is not "an agent" of his. One owner who has been sued in the past has been served several times by process servers, so the guards do let servers into our complex to serve other people.
October 24, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Seven new charges have been filed against Floyd Lee Corkins II, the Virginia man accused of shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., in August, including one count of committing an act of terrorism while armed. A federal grand jury Wednesday returned a superseding indictment that lists the six new charges, including attempted murder while armed, aggravated assault while armed, second-degree burglary while armed, and three counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2012 |
The body of the suspect in a Saturday morning rampage in which five members of an Inglewood family were shot -- two fatally -- was believed to have been found in the ashes of his home, wearing body armor, clutching a revolver and bearing a gunshot wound to the head, police said Sunday. A corpse was discovered among the remains of a torched house on West 99th Street inhabited by Desmond John Moses, a 55-year-old licensed security guard and the registered owner of the .38-caliber handgun.