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April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The body of a man found stuffed inside a suitcase in the Verdugo wash in Glendale has been identified as a 21-year-old from San Pedro. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said an autopsy is pending for Victor Manuel Moreno, whose body was discovered by a Los Angeles County Public Works employee about 9 a.m. Monday while cleaning the wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues. The employee noticed that plastic was protruding from the suitcase and didn't want to touch it, so he immediately notified police, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
The family of  a San Pedro man whose body was found inside a suitcase dumped in a wash near Glendale described him as kind, affectionate and trusting 21-year-old. It has been more than a week since  Victor Manuel Moreno was discovered March 31 in the Verdugo wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues,  devestating family members who have been waiting for answers. Moreno's mother had reported him missing to local police just days before the grim discovery, his aunt, Lori Rosado, told the Glendale News-Press . Desperate for answers about his disappearance, she visited the local police station only to have her worst fears confirmed: the thin body inside the suitcase was her son. “No family, no mother could prepare for this,” Rosado said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A man's body was found Monday in a suitcase dumped in a wash near a Glendale park, police said. The suitcase was discovered about 9 a.m. by a Los Angeles County Public Works employee cleaning the wash in the 2800 block of North Verdugo Road in preparation for an expected storm, Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department told the Glendale News-Press. The wash is near Glorietta Park. The employee called police after noticing plastic was protruding from the suitcase. Detectives arrived and immediately notified the Los Angeles County coroner's officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The body of a man found stuffed inside a suitcase in the Verdugo wash in Glendale has been identified as a 21-year-old from San Pedro. Los Angeles County coroner's officials said an autopsy is pending for Victor Manuel Moreno, whose body was discovered by a Los Angeles County Public Works employee about 9 a.m. Monday while cleaning the wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues. The employee noticed that plastic was protruding from the suitcase and didn't want to touch it, so he immediately notified police, according to Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A Napa woman arrested with her boyfriend on suspicion of killing her 3-year-old daughter allegedly told police officers they'd stored the body in a suitcase, and then a freezer, for three days before it was discovered. Kayleigh Slusher was found dead in her bed about 1 p.m. Saturday by officers conducting a welfare check in response to an anonymous tip, according to the Napa Police Department.  Her mother, Sara Krueger, 23, was reportedly seen leaving the area with Ryan Warner, 26, about three hours before police arrived.
NEWS
March 2, 2013 | By Judi Dash
The folks at Household Essentials aren't kidding when they call their featherweight totes MightyStor. This polyethylene-tarp zippered storage bag is mighty strong, but it's also mighty big (22 inches wide by 26 inches high by 12 inches deep) - and that's just the medium-size model. The large size (30 inches wide by 26 inches high by 12 inches deep) could carry a collie, not that you would want to. These rugged bags are tear- and water-resistant and have sewn-in nylon double shoulder straps and a side grab strap.
NEWS
December 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley
A Louis Vuitton exhibition in Moscow is being dismantled after an outcry over the size of the temporary exhibition hall, which looked like a piece of giant Louis Vuitton luggage. The hall, set up in Red Square, had blocked the view of St. Basil's Cathedral. [WWD] Andre Leon Talley, television personality and former Vogue editor at large, is entering a one-year partnership as artistic director for Zappos Couture, the high-end part of the e-commerce shoe business. [WWD] Filming has started on the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a tweet Sunday from producer Dana Brunetti.
NEWS
April 10, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Is the Tropiformer jacket the fashion gods' gift to geeks?  Or is it the equivalent of wearing a suitcase strapped to your head -- functional in theory but just too weird to pull off? The new 22-pocket jacket is from Think Geek and Scottevest. Think Geek is that fun and funky website where you can get the Star Wars Glowing Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker and the squeezable Infectious Disease Ball.  The Think Geek folks create things to stuff in pockets. And Scottevest creates clothing with pockets, 22 or 33 or so. The Los Angeles Times has not tested out the Tropiformer jacket.
TRAVEL
July 11, 2004
I nodded my head all the way through "An Open and Shut Suitcase? Hardly" [Travel Q&A, June 27]. The same thing happened to me. I didn't lock my suitcase, but when I went to claim it, the lock and zipper pull were gone, making the suitcase, which was one piece of a matching set, useless and worthless. It couldn't have locked accidentally because a key was needed to lock it. All the Transportation Security Administration personnel had to do was unzip the zipper. Since this happened in December, all I have received from the agency is a couple of form letters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
The family of  a San Pedro man whose body was found inside a suitcase dumped in a wash near Glendale described him as kind, affectionate and trusting 21-year-old. It has been more than a week since  Victor Manuel Moreno was discovered March 31 in the Verdugo wash near Glorietta and Woodland avenues,  devestating family members who have been waiting for answers. Moreno's mother had reported him missing to local police just days before the grim discovery, his aunt, Lori Rosado, told the Glendale News-Press . Desperate for answers about his disappearance, she visited the local police station only to have her worst fears confirmed: the thin body inside the suitcase was her son. “No family, no mother could prepare for this,” Rosado said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A man's body was found Monday in a suitcase dumped in a wash near a Glendale park, police said. The suitcase was discovered about 9 a.m. by a Los Angeles County Public Works employee cleaning the wash in the 2800 block of North Verdugo Road in preparation for an expected storm, Sgt. Tom Lorenz of the Glendale Police Department told the Glendale News-Press. The wash is near Glorietta Park. The employee called police after noticing plastic was protruding from the suitcase. Detectives arrived and immediately notified the Los Angeles County coroner's officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | Richard Winton, Kate Mather and Dan Weikel
As the sea of luggage twists and turns down rollers from terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, the bags stop briefly at large platforms where workers separate them for flights across the world. It is there, police said, that a group of baggage handlers pulled off one of the largest property heists in airport history. For months, detectives said, workers rifled through bags looking for items to steal. "Basically everything of value -- be it electronics, jewelry and items -- that could be stolen in seconds would be removed from bags," LAX Police Chief Pat Gannon said.
OPINION
February 27, 2014 | By Amy Goldman Koss
When I appear at the fence of the Glendale homeless shelter with my rolling suitcase, I hear cries of "It's the book lady" or, if I'm with my daughter, "It's the book ladies; let them in!" At that point, we are allowed to cut to the front of the line and pass through the gate without being wanded or searched. We then head for a table in the hall where we empty our suitcase and spread out our books. Since I'm on the board of the Friends of the Glendale Public Library, I collect most of the books I bring from the red-dot, super-sale bookshelf at the library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A Napa woman arrested with her boyfriend on suspicion of killing her 3-year-old daughter allegedly told police officers they'd stored the body in a suitcase, and then a freezer, for three days before it was discovered. Kayleigh Slusher was found dead in her bed about 1 p.m. Saturday by officers conducting a welfare check in response to an anonymous tip, according to the Napa Police Department.  Her mother, Sara Krueger, 23, was reportedly seen leaving the area with Ryan Warner, 26, about three hours before police arrived.
NATIONAL
January 7, 2014 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK - Before WikiLeaks, before Edward Snowden, and before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks turned most government offices into fortresses, there were eight people with suitcases who broke into an FBI office housed in a suburban apartment building. They knew the building superintendent would be preoccupied that night. Like millions of Americans on March 8, 1971, he was next to his radio, transfixed by the "Fight of the Century" between heavyweight champion Joe Frazier and challenger Muhammad Ali. They stuffed the luggage full of documents, which within days were slipped into large envelopes headed for the desks of journalists, politicians and activists.
TRAVEL
December 23, 2013 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: I took my family on a trip to Seattle on Alaska Airlines in August. While unpacking my luggage in my hotel room, I found a nasty surprise: a filthy latex glove. Obviously, someone had gone through my belongings and left it behind. Besides the ick factor, there was no form in my suitcase saying it had been inspected. I didn't notice any items missing, but I had to launder all my underwear just to feel comfortable wearing them. My baggage has been searched before; in one case, a form was left; in another, items were stolen and no form was left.
NATIONAL
December 27, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
A 67-year-old woman put her husband in a suitcase after he died in their apartment and left him there until neighbors noticed a smell, police said. Officers found her 87-year-old husband in the suitcase, Det. John Sweeney said. The woman appeared confused about how long he had been dead. "He wanted to be buried in Arizona. She wanted to take him to Arizona to be buried," Sweeney said. Police did not suspect the woman of a crime, saying the husband had had a heart problem.
WORLD
January 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A Venezuelan man pleaded guilty in Miami in a scheme to cover up the source of $800,000 in a suitcase seized in Argentina, allegedly sent by Venezuelans as a donation to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's presidential campaign. Moises Maionica, 36, admitted he acted as an unregistered foreign government agent in the U.S. He faces up to 15 years for this and a related conspiracy count, but is cooperating with prosecutors and could get a reduced sentence. The other suspects have pleaded not guilty.
NEWS
December 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley
A Louis Vuitton exhibition in Moscow is being dismantled after an outcry over the size of the temporary exhibition hall, which looked like a piece of giant Louis Vuitton luggage. The hall, set up in Red Square, had blocked the view of St. Basil's Cathedral. [WWD] Andre Leon Talley, television personality and former Vogue editor at large, is entering a one-year partnership as artistic director for Zappos Couture, the high-end part of the e-commerce shoe business. [WWD] Filming has started on the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a tweet Sunday from producer Dana Brunetti.
TRAVEL
December 1, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list - or your shopping list for the traveler in your life. Here are ideas curated by staff writers An Amlotte, Chris Erskine, Catharine Hamm, Anne Harnagel and Christopher Reynolds. Happy shopping. Luggage Know when to fold 'em I lust after luggage the way many women lust after handbags.
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