January 20, 1994 |
Although a mistrial has been declared in the Erik Menendez murder case and jury deliberations are continuing in the trial of his brother Lyle, both CBS and Fox are proceeding with projects based on the sensationalized Beverly Hills killings of their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez. "It is incumbent on us to be very circumspect about what we say and where we put the emphasis," said Zev Braun, producer of a four-hour miniseries for CBS, targeted to air during the May ratings sweeps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1994 |
Police Wednesday shot to death one of two carjackers who wounded a motorist and fled in his car on a high-speed chase through the streets of Pacoima before engaging officers in a gunfight, authorities said. The carjacking victim, whom witnesses identified as a man in his early 20s, was in good condition at Holy Cross Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. Police and hospital officials would not reveal the victim's name. The violent episode began about 3:30 p.m.
March 20, 1991 |
I remember the show ran on Monday nights and I remember my father loved it. He was the family's biggest fan of "Dragnet." My mother refused to watch, probably on religious grounds, but the rest of us did, every week. "Dragnet" was part of our routine. That took place in Memphis, Tenn., 1953 or '54. We had one of the first TV sets on the block and "Dragnet" was our introduction to California. We saw palm trees growing out of the sidewalks and crooks wearing Hawaiian shirts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1997
Sunday's story, "Radar's the Ticket," (Valley Briefing, Dec. 14) was misleading. Contrary to what the police officer in the story said and what the writer implied, speed does not cause more accidents. The safest roads in the world, the German autobahn, have no speed limits outside of urban areas. The decline in fatalities reported is not the result of crackdowns on speeding, as is casually . . . implied by the article, but rather the result of stiffer drunk-driving enforcement and safety advances in today's cars, which have ABS brakes, air bags, and side-impact protection that the cars of even a few years ago did not have.