CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2013 |
A 24-year-old woman was killed and six other people injured when a driver believed to have been involved in a street race ran a red light and struck two cars, the California Highway Patrol said. Michael Villalobos was driving a 2003 Acura just after midnight Saturday when he failed to stop for the light at Firestone Boulevard and Alameda Street in South Gate, the CHP said in a news release. Villalobos' car broadsided a 1997 Honda in the intersection, the CHP said. The 24-year-old driver of that car, whom the CHP did not identify, died at Saint Francis Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 |
A 5-year-old girl was critically injured during a possible street-racing accident in Riverside, police said. The girl was sitting in a booster seat behind her father, who was driving a 2009 Chevy Malibu on Monday when it was broadsided by a 2008 Ford Mustang that police said was possibly racing another vehicle. The girl was rushed to Loma Linda University Hospital with critical injuries, officials said. Her father was uninjured. Police said the crash happened just before 2 p.m. when the Malibu began turning right onto northbound Magnolia Avenue after stopping at a stop sign.
April 19, 2013 |
Ryan Hunter-Reay was born in Texas and now lives in Florida, but the reigning IndyCar champion traces many key moments of his life - the highs and the lows - to Southern California. Hunter-Reay lived in Dana Point when his IndyCar career was teetering in the mid- to late-2000s. Then a comeback win in Long Beach in 2010 finally secured him a ride with a top team. That led to his capturing his first IndyCar title at a dramatic season finale in Fontana last September, making Hunter-Reay the series' first American champion in six years.
March 20, 2013 |
Ryan Hunter-Reay opens his defense of the IndyCar championship Sunday with the series season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Honda Grand Prix on a 1.8-mile street course in St. Petersburg is the first of 19 races on the Izod IndyCar Series calendar. The series then moves to the Barber Motorsports Park road course in Birmingham, Ala., on April 7, followed by the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that's held on the city's seaside streets April 21. Hunter-Reay, who drives for the Andretti Autosport team, won the series title in dramatic fashion in Southern California in September at the season finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
May 2, 2011 |
"Fast Five" ran over the competition at the box office this past weekend, shifting movie ticket sales into high gear for the first time this year. The first big-budget studio tent-pole film of the summer season grossed $83.6 million, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. That marks the biggest opening of the year, speeding past the $39.2-million debut of 20th Century Fox's "Rio" last month. "Fast Five," the fifth installment of the popular street-racing franchise, lapped the other two new films that debuted in wide release.
August 22, 2010 |
Journeyman professional golfer Arjun Atwal became the first qualifier in 24 years to win a PGA Tour event on Sunday, shooting a three-under-par 67 to secure a one-shot victory at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. Atwal, who also became the first India-born player to win on the Tour, finished with a 20-under 260 to earn a total of $918,000, more than double his earnings this year. The 38-year-old had to qualify for the tournament on Monday because he had lost his Tour card because of a lack of earnings, becoming the first qualifier to win since Fred Wadsworth won at the 1986 Southern Open.