CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 |
The family of a 35-year-old man shot to death by Long Beach police after they mistook a water hose nozzle he was holding for a handgun was awarded $6.5 million in damages by a federal jury Thursday. After a day of deliberations, jurors found that two officers violated Doug Zerby's constitutional rights, were negligent and acted with malice or reckless disregard for his life in the December 2010 fatal shooting outside a Belmont Shore apartment. Zerby was shot by the two officers - one used a shotgun and the other a handgun - as they were responding to a report of a man with a handgun in the apartment complex's courtyard.
August 2, 2000 |
Most of us consume milk. We put it on cereal and add it to coffee. We give it to our children by the glassful to build up their bones. Women are encouraged to drink it throughout adulthood to maintain those bones. We select this milk from an ever-expanding range. Milk comes in whole, reduced-fat, low-fat and no-fat versions. We have organic milk and milk labeled as coming from farms that do not use hormones. But to Northern Californian dairy farmer Ron Garthwaite, these milks aren't milk at all.
May 7, 2013 |
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" and winning an Emmy in 2000 for his guest appearance on ABC's "The Practice. " But according to his son, James Whitmore Jr., an actor and TV director ("NCIS," "The Good Wife") in his own right, theater was his father's true passion right up until he died in 2009 at age 87 of lung cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2006 |
A special election will be held June 6 to replace City Councilman Dan Baker, who resigned last week amid questions about co-owning a Missouri apartment building with the police union president. The City Council could have appointed a replacement, but decided Tuesday night to call the election. Baker defended his investments with Steve James, saying they posed no conflict of interest despite his vote around the same time for a 21% union pay raise.
August 23, 2002 |
With "The Chateau," writer-director Jesse Peretz comes up with enough fresh twists to the ugly American vs. surly French confrontation to sustain this delightfully bittersweet culture-clash comedy. If what's funny is frequently hilarious, then what's nasty truly stings, and the film is honest enough not to tie up everything with a ribbon. Everyone by the end emerges wiser, though not necessarily friends.
February 28, 1989 |
The karate genre is alive, if hardly kicking, in "American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt" (citywide). The silly fight scenes gave a few sound-effects experts a lot of work, even if the violent snaps, crackles and pops on the sound track don't precisely match the fights staged on screen. It's a cinch that the sound men still put far more care into their work than did writer-director Cedric Sundstrom, who has bothered neither with wit nor logic.
November 26, 1998 |
Elton Mashack scored 21 points to lead Loyola Marymount to an easy 83-63 victory Wednesday over Southern California College at Gersten Pavilion. Steve James led the Vanguards, who are coached by former UCLA point guard Cameron Dollar, with 19 points. Loyola (1-2) took control by scoring 10 consecutive points to break a 4-4 tie. The Lions led, 44-24, at halftime. Southern California College (2-3) got as close as 66-56 before the Lions scored 17 of the game's final 24 points.
February 18, 1990 |
Meanwhile, "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" gets the TV treatment--sort of. "Hammer and Slammer" will feature characters introduced in last year's feature-film send-up of '70s blaxploitation pics, produced, written and starring Keenan Ivory Wayans. Wayans won't star this time out, but is exec producing and scripting the hour pilot for MGM-TV and ABC. It reunites Isaac Hayes (Hammer), Jim Brown (Slammer), Steve James (Kung Fu Joe) and Ja'net Dubois (in a new role, Joanne).