CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2013 |
The driver of a Metro bus died Wednesday morning after an apparently speeding tow truck smashed into it at 5 th and Broadway downtown, authorities said. "Metro is saddened to learn of the passing of one of our family members this morning as a result of a horrific accident in downtown Los Angeles," said Dave Sotero of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the bus operator's family and friends during this difficult time. A thorough investigation of the accident is underway.
May 14, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A New Hampshire man who had his car towed when he was in a hospital recovering from a heart attack and the amputation of his left foot won a measure of justice at the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 9-0 decision released Monday, the court said Robert Pelkey can sue Dan's City Used Cars for disposing of his towed car without telling him or paying him. The case began during a snowstorm in February 2007. Pelkey's 2004 Honda Civic was parked legally in a handicapped parking spot in his apartment complex in Manchester, but he was confined to his bed. Under the apartment's policy, cars were to be removed to clear the snow, and Pelkey's car was towed away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2013 |
A 28-year-old Van Nuys man has been charged in the kidnapping and death of a Glendale man who was run over with a vehicle and shot to death in Sun Valley, authorities said this week. Hachik Maskovian faces four felony murder-related charges in the death of 33-year-old Joshua West, including that the incident was premeditated and that he was kidnapped during the April 24 incident, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint. West died of multiple gunshot wounds but was also cut and suffered blunt-force trauma, said Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter.
December 28, 2012 |
Trattoria Neapolis, a Cal-Italian restaurant on Pasadena's South Lake Avenue is offering a special menu and drink in honor of Stanford's appearance in the Rose Bowl. The Cardinal Cooler is made with hibiscus syrup, rose water, vodka and lemon, and runs $12. Bet you couldn't get a Badger fan to drink that . . . . Look for LAX in flowers during this year's Rose Parade. More than 7,000 roses and nearly 5,000 carnations will adorn a float created to replicate the new $1.5-billion Tom Bradley International Terminal opening in 2013 . . . . Pasadena has an active restaurant scene, but the best morning meal in town is still the $5.80 breakfast burrito at Lucky Boy Drive-In , a favorite post-party meal for college-age kids; 640 S. Arroyo Parkway . . . . Another affordable option for the college set: The $6.49 pastrami burger (called the Tops Special)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2012 |
My dad never called a tow truck. That would have cost too much. It didn't matter where he broke down in his second-hand jalopies. Tony Lopez was a Depression-era guy who watched his wallet and dropped daily pocket change into a cigar box to pay for annual family vacations in Santa Cruz or Tahoe. When his car conked out, my dad called my Uncle Mike, who was cut from the same cloth. Mike would drive for miles and use a chain to tow my dad to safety, and they'd check junkyards for used parts and make the needed repairs themselves.
September 21, 2008 |
Talk about towing the line. Nearly 300 tow trucks rumbled through New York City on Saturday in an attempt to smash the world record for the largest parade of its kind. Organizers think they hit the mark, with 292 trucks participating. The procession included flatbeds, wreckers and 50-ton rotators. The trucks departed from Shea Stadium in Queens and cruised down a couple of highways before finishing at an abandoned airport tarmac to spell out "New York." The previous world record was a parade of 83 tow trucks in August 2004 in Washington state.