CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1995
A 16-year-old boy, arrested in a tagging spree that his mother attempted to stop, has been placed on three years' probation after pleading guilty to felony vandalism. The teen-ager admitted to participating in the graffiti spree last month that caused about $12,000 in damage along Pacific Coast Highway and Anaheim Street. He was arrested in front of his home three days after the March 19 incident, which his mother tried to stop by alerting police to her son's plans and driving along PCH, looking for him. Police arrested another tagger that night, Brian Davis Charley, 19, but the 16-year-old boy evaded authorities.
HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 |
Modernica's 20th-anniversary sale today will include more than 1,000 new and vintage items marked down as much as 80%. Replicas of Isamu Noguchi's wire pedestal dining tables will be reduced from $895 to $299, and the Case Study daybed with bentwood hairpin legs will be reduced from $1,595 to $975. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the former Southern Pacific freight terminal at 7th and Alameda streets in Los Angeles. Select items will also be on sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
September 1, 2009 |
The Dodgers made two dramatic trades Monday night to bolster their postseason chances, acquiring slugger Jim Thome from the Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher Jon Garland from the Arizona Diamondbacks. The acquisitions came just before the 9 p.m. PDT trade deadline, so both players are eligible to be on the Dodgers' postseason roster if the team makes the playoffs. As Garland sat in the Diamondbacks' dugout at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers announced the deals not long before Arizona beat the Dodgers, 5-3, with two runs in the 10th inning, denying Dodgers starter Randy Wolf his 100th victory.
February 13, 2013
Re "Take guns from fired cops," Column, Feb. 11 George Skelton's argument is illogical. The ex-cop Christopher Dorner was fired for making false reports, which doesn't necessarily indicate a predisposition toward violence that would require his gun-ownership rights to be revoked. Several years had passed since his firing before he allegedly went on a killing spree. Several journalists have lied in print. I would expect Skelton to give equal accounting to them and have their guns confiscated.
February 11, 2003
While reading The Times over breakfast Friday morning I was pleased to learn that Gov. Gray Davis enjoyed himself at the Rolling Stones concert at Staples Center (Feb. 7). When I wrote out the check for my current electricity bill, which is 45% higher than last year, I understood his lament that "you can't always get what you want." However, after a record-setting spending spree on his reelection campaign, which included unfettered use of private jet aircraft, Joni Mitchell's lyric, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot," seems more apropos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2005
Re Hidden Sex Scenes Spark Furor Over Video Game," July 21 What am I missing? Parents and retailers are outraged that "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has hidden interactive sex scenes that minors can access? Is there anything socially acceptable or redeeming about auto theft, carjacking, cop killing and bloody mayhem in the unadulterated version? Are Wal-Mart and Best Buy to be applauded for taking a stand on a product that is clearly over the line to begin with? Am I to conclude that a 17-year-old will somehow be more damaged by having interactive sex than he will by an interactive crime spree?