CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating a possible hate crime after the word "terrorist" was spray-painted on the walls surrounding a Sikh temple in Riverside. The vandalism occurred sometime overnight Monday at the Riverside Gurdwara in the 7900 block of Mission Boulevard, said Riverside County sheriff's Deputy Albert Martinez. Investigators are treating it as a hate crime unless their inquiry reveals otherwise, he said. Martinez said the department has notified other agencies, including the FBI. High priest Anantvirr Singh told the Riverside Press-Enterprise that although graffiti had been written on the walls "many, many times," this latest incident was the first he considered hate speech.
July 27, 2013 |
Not only does Antonia Crane know her way around a movie set, she also knows her way around a stripper pole. As someone with experience as an exotic dancer, Crane served as an expert consultant for Film Arcade's "Afternoon Delight," which stars Kathryn Hahn as a bored housewife who befriends a young sex worker played by Juno Temple. Crane, 41, started dancing at age 3. The daughter of a lawyer and a paralegal, she grew up in Humboldt County, playing in the redwood forest, skiing, camping, horseback riding and cheerleading.
July 24, 2013 |
Bluejeans moguls Maurice and Paul Marciano have bought one of Los Angeles' most notorious real estate white elephants, the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard, and they have plans to turn it into a private art museum. The imposing marble-clad edifice, which has seen little use since 1994, will undergo a major renovation to house the Marcianos' contemporary art collections. It will be operated for the most part as a private property, with occasional exhibitions open to the public.
June 16, 2013 |
ARDMORE, Pa. - After he made birdie on No. 15 Saturday, Michael Kim glanced at a scoreboard. The 19-year-old amateur was tied for third at the U.S. Open. "I wasn't looking to see what place I was in or how many shots back I was," he said. "I just thought it was super cool to see my name on that big leaderboard next to the leaders like [ Charl ] Schwartzel , [ Phil ] Mickelson , [ Luke ] Donald , all those guys. " Alas, it didn't last. Kim's bogey-double bogey-bogey finish dropped him to 10th place, five shots behind Mickelson.
May 25, 2013 |
The disagreement between Stone Temple Pilots and Scott Weiland over whether Weiland is still the band's frontman appeared to have been settled last weekend when the grunge-era hitmakers took the stage at KROQ-FM's Weenie Roast with Chester Bennington of Linkin Park on lead vocals. Not according to Weiland. "Like everybody else out there, I read about my band, Stone Temple Pillots, and their recent performance this past weekend with a new singer," Weiland wrote in a "letter to my fans" posted Friday on his website.
May 16, 2013 |
Director Guillermo del Toro crowed about the enduring value of movie theaters this week, reminding television advertising executives gathered in New York that there is no substitute for the big screen. Speaking to a standing-room only crowd of more than 700 advertising and media professionals at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Wednesday, Del Toro presented footage from his upcoming science fiction film "Pacific Rim" and shared childhood memories about going to the cinema. “I think that it is very important for us to remember why we go to the theater - what makes the experience memorable," said Del Toro, a guest speaker at an upfront ad sales event hosted by NCM Media Networks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 |
Thousands of Angelenos turned out Sunday to enjoy the music and food offered up at the 24th annual Fiesta Broadway. Many took advantage of picture-perfect weather to stroll the many food, craft and merchandise booths lining Broadway. A number of streets near City Hall are closed for the festival, which runs until 6 p.m. Broadway is closed from Temple to 4th Street; Spring Street from Temple to 1st Street; and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th streets between Spring and Hill streets. Road closures will be lifted before 5 a.m. Monday. ALSO: Road closures begin for Fiesta Broadway in downtown L.A. Bellflower man dies after his car veers off Highway 91 in Cerritos Granada Hills wins third national Academic Decathlon competition firstname.lastname@example.org
April 22, 2013 |
Much of what we know about past civilizations in Mexico comes from the writings of colonial Europeans -- Spanish conquerors and priests -- who arrived in the Americas in the 1500s. But archaeological evidence from recent excavations at a site called El Palenque in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, shows that temple precincts similar to the ones the Europeans encountered had existed in the region some 1,500 years earlier. Married archaeologists Elsa Redmond and Charles Spencer, both of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, reported the discoveries Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . Redmond and Spencer have been studying the remains of ancient civilizations in Oaxaca since the 1970s, when both were undergraduates at Rice University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2013 |
Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman in Temple City. The body of a 65-year-old woman was discovered in her home in the 10300 block of Key West Street on Sunday morning, KTLA reported. Authorities would not say Monday whether the woman was a victim of a homicide or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said there was no sign of forced entry. Neighbors told KTLA the woman's husband died recently and she appeared despondent in recent days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2013 |
Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 65-year-old woman in Temple City. The woman's body was found Sunday morning inside her house on the 10300 block of Key West Street by her daughter, who did not live there, said Sgt. Rich Peña of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Peña said the death was a homicide, not a suicide, but could not give further details. Investigators have not identified a suspect. The victim's name has not been released.