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December 15, 2013 | By Claudia Luther
Joan Fontaine, the coolly beautiful 1940s actress who won an Academy Award for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and who became almost as well-known for her lifelong feud with her famous older sister, Olivia de Havilland, died Sunday. She was 96. Fontaine died of natural causes at her home in Carmel, said her assistant, Susan Pfeiffer. In addition to winning an Academy Award as best actress for "Suspicion," Fontaine was also nominated as best actress for her role in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940)
December 4, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
Huntington Beach police have arrested six additional suspects on charges related to the disturbance at the end of the  U.S. Open of Surfing  in July. According to a statement from police, the arrests bring to 20 the number of people who have been taken into custody in connection with the melee July 28, when attendees of the surfing competition took to the streets of downtown Huntington Beach and caused several thousands of dollars in damage, the Huntington Beach Independent reported.
November 19, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA tackle Torian White was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of felony sexual assault. UCLA police responded to a call from an apartment complex near the campus about 3 a.m., the school said in a news release. White, a redshirt sophomore from Inglewood, was arrested a short time later and booked into the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Twin Towers correctional facility. As of late afternoon Tuesday, he was in custody without bail. No charges had been filed. White was scheduled to have a hearing Monday, but "we have asked for more investigation," said Jane Robinson, public information officer for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
November 19, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 15-year-old girl may have been forced into prostitution for up to six months at an Oxnard home, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday afternoon. Graciela Vasquez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of inducing a child to engage in a lewd act and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Oxnard Police Department said. Investigators suspect that Vasquez may have befriended the victim before forcing her to engage in prostitution for up to six months at the home in the 100 block of North Harrison Avenue, Det. James Langford said.
November 18, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- Israel's former chief rabbi was arrested Monday on suspicion of taking bribes, defrauding charities and obstructing an investigation, police said.  A gag order in connection with the arrest was lifted later in the day when the rabbi, Yona Metzger, was brought before a judge and remanded to police custody for an additional nine days.   According to police, Metzger, who recently ended a 10-year term as the country's chief Ashkenazi rabbi, is suspected of diverting donations made to nonprofit organizations in return for bribes and benefits.
November 16, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
A Compton school board member was arrested this week on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to law enforcement documents. Skyy D. Fisher, 30, was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday and posted $5,000 bail at 8:55 a.m., according to an online database of arrests maintained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. [Updated at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 18: Long Beach Police said Fisher was released on his own recognizance and did not post bail.] That evening, Fisher attended a school board meeting in which the panel discussed and took action on more than a dozen different items, including contracts, nominations and implementation of the Common Core curriculum.  Fisher made headlines last year after he used a homophobic slur to refer to Trayvon Martin in a podcast.
November 10, 2013 | By Alan Zarembo
A man was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a 5-year-old girl and a 35-year-old woman and slashing the neck of another woman, Riverside County sheriff's authorities said Sunday. Deputies in Hemet received a call at 8:13 p.m. Saturday about a man with blood on him standing in a street. When they arrived, they found Johnny Lopez, 33. After a brief struggle, Lopez was taken into custody, authorities said.  Deputies checked a residence near where Lopez was standing and found a woman bleeding from cuts to her neck, authorities said.
November 4, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing an unmarked San Bernardino Police Department vehicle, authorities said Monday. The Crown Victoria was stolen Oct. 21 from a parking lot at San Bernardino City Hall.  The vehicle was recovered Friday at a San Bernardino apartment complex by investigators who found evidence allegedly linking David Battle to the crime, according to police officials.  He was previously incarcerated for...
November 3, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
The driver of a car that crashed on the 110 Freeway early Sunday, killing 2 passengers and injuring three others, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to reports. The crash occurred early Sunday when the 2011 Nissan Sentra the women were riding in on the 110 Freeway hit a tree and a chain-link fence, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, a 22-year-old resident of San Gabriel, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.
November 1, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A convicted sex offender was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of harassing children and offering them candy at a Halloween party in  northern San Diego County, authorities said. Danny Shaw, 29, was arrested on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender as required by California law and on suspicion of being a sex offender harassing children. Shaw was arrested at the Trick or Treat event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in rural Ramona. The event had drawn upward of 1,000 children.
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