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June 27, 2009 | Robert Hilburn
I'll always regret that my last conversation with Michael Jackson ended with him angrily hanging up the phone -- at least I've long thought of Michael's mood that day more than a decade ago as angry. I realize now that a more accurate description would be "wounded." Michael was among the sweetest and most talented people I met during 35 years covering pop music for the Los Angeles Times. I was fortunate to be present at many of his proudest moments.
April 27, 2014 | By Ralph K.M. Haurwitz
In the annals of Texas journalism, Robert Heard stands out for many things: a biting wit, a prolific career, a lawyer's understanding of lawmaking, a determination to get the story even at considerable personal risk. It was the last trait that catapulted him from news reporter to news figure on Aug. 1, 1966, when he was shot in the shoulder during Charles Whitman's bloody rampage from the top of the University of Texas Tower in Austin. Heard, a 36-year-old Associated Press reporter, had followed two highway patrol officers on a wild sprint across a parking lot, but he forgot his Marine's training to zigzag.
August 11, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
One man was shot to death and another injured early Sunday morning in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, police said. At 4:40 a.m., the two men were walking along Success Avenue in the Nickerson Gardens housing project, a Los Angeles police spokesperson said. As the pair crossed 114th Street, a dark colored sedan approached with three men inside. All three in the car opened fire, striking the men several times. One of the victims, a 27-year-old, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.
April 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - One person is dead and another was wounded after an attempted armed robbery at a medical marijuana dispensary in the North Park neighborhood, police said Friday. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Two suspects left in a Mercedes-Benz. Initial reports say a security guard shot and killed one robber but was wounded. He was taken to a local trauma center.   ALSO: Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years Sword-swinging man shot by officers in South L.A., police say School bus driver may not have hit brakes before crash, CHP says   Twitter: @LATsandiego
July 28, 2013 | By Garrett Therolf
A woman was killed and a man was wounded in a shooting attack Sunday morning in San Gabriel, authorities said.  The shooting occurred about 9 a.m. in the 8100 block of Celito Drive, said Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The woman died immediately, and the man was transported to a local hospital, where his condition was unknown, Thomas said. Detectives had not yet disclosed whether they have information about a suspect or a motivation for the attack, Thomas said.
May 27, 2013 | By Jean Merl
A man killed one of his adult daughters early Monday and critically wounded another in the Central Valley town of Orosi before fatally shooting himself, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said. The gunman was identified as Anthony Alvarez, 63. Dead at the scene was Jennifer Kimble, 37, a mother of three children. Valerie Alvarez, 33, was in critical condition at a Fresno hospital. All three lived in Orosi. Three of the gunman's grandchildren were in the home during the 4:39 a.m. shooting and one of them, an 8-year-old girl, called sheriff's deputies to report gunfire.
March 25, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A clerk at a Long Beach mini-mart was in critical condition after being shot during a robbery, police said Tuesday.  The shooting was reported around 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of East 7th Street near Cerritos Avenue, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.  Officers discovered a store clerk had been shot in the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was in critical condition. His condition prompted the involvement of homicide investigators, who want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting.
April 1, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Two Marines who were stabbed while trying to break up a street fight in downtown Huntington Beach Sunday night suffered serious injuries that required surgery, police said. The incident occurred as the bars near Main and Walnut streets let out for the night about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. A fight between a woman wearing an Angels jersey and two people talking about the Dodgers broke out, but when three Marines tried to intervene, more people joined the conflict. Two of the three Marines, who were on leave from Camp Pendleton, suffered serious stab wounds from a broken bottle.
May 18, 1986 | M\f7 . F. Rengel-Dempsey \f7 DVM
Q: Is it safe to put iodine on a dog's scratch, as my veterinarian told me it was? I've heard that iodine is not the antiseptic it was once thought to be and that it can worsen wounds and injure skin tissue.--H.L. A: There is absolutely nothing wrong with dabbing providone iodine (Betadine) on your dog's scratch. In a proper dilution and applied gently to wounds, it is a safe and effective antiseptic. We frequently have our clients flush out abscess pockets with iodine.
July 9, 2010 | Hector Tobar
In life and in death, strange things happened to Ruben Salazar. In 1966, the legendary Times reporter found himself in Bong Son, covering the evacuation of civilians during the Vietnam War. Fellow foreign correspondent Joseph E. Brown was there with him. After three days of sleeping on the ground, the exhausted reporters landed the last hotel room in town. Their slumbers were interrupted by the sound of refugee children outside. "Without hesitation," Brown recalled, Salazar told the hotel owner: "Why not put them in our room?"
April 21, 2014 | Sandy Banks
Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns. The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012. He wounded four people - including his target - but seems to think he ought to get leniency because nobody died. Spencer threw a tantrum in the courtroom when the judge announced his sentence, crying and banging his head on a table, like a 2-year-old sentenced to time-out.
April 19, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. At one point, sheriff's deputies had to calm Brandon Spencer as he banged his head on the defense table. He was convicted in February on four counts of attempted murder for the 2012 shooting, the first on the campus in decades. Four people were shot and injured. Nearly 50 friends and family members sat behind Spencer as he tried to compose himself and ask the judge for a second chance.
April 17, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Consider this the leader setting the tone. Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf - two days after he was smashed by a puck that did so much damage to the left side of his face that doctors quit counting the stitches required to close the wound - expects to pop in some aspirin and play Friday in Game 2 of the first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars. "If I saw my captain take a puck in the face and come back the next day, I'd want to play as hard as I possibly can," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Thursday.
April 15, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber
Two men were hospitalized with gunshot wounds Tuesday evening after a shooting along a palm-tree-lined road in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, officials said. Police arrived in the 4000 block of Palmyra Road about 6 p.m. and cordoned off the area as they searched for two 25-year-old men who had fled the scene after the shooting, said Officer Nuria Vanegas of the Los Angeles Police Department. Both victims, neither identified, were taken to a hospital, but there was no immediate information on their conditions.
April 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
  P ink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million. The three-time Grammy winner, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Oscars this year, listed the gated property at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month. She ended up with a tenant instead of a buyer. The two-story home has been leased out for as much as $10,000 a month. The Spanish-style house, built in 1946, features hand-hewn double entry doors and a two-story foyer.
April 9, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
The officer who was shot multiple times when a gunman opened fire inside a Mid-City Los Angeles police station Monday night has been released from the hospital, officials said Wednesday. The officer, identified only as a seven-year department veteran, was released about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and is recovering at home, LAPD Officer Wendy Reyes said. The officer sustained multiple bullet wounds in the shooting, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. Monday at the  LAPD Wilshire Division on Venice Boulevard near South La Brea Avenue.
October 7, 1995
A 24-year-old Oxnard man has died five days after being shot in the head during what police are calling a gang-related shooting, authorities said. Sergio Sanchez Maldando was initially listed in critical condition at St. John's Regional Medical Center after the 11:30 p.m. shooting Sept. 29 in the 400 block of Anita Avenue, but died Thursday as a result of his injuries, police said. The investigation is continuing.
June 29, 1992
A father and son were found shot in their Lancaster apartment Sunday evening, and the father later died of his wounds, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, responding to reports of shots, discovered the pair in their apartment in the 800 block of East Avenue J-12 about 7:40 p.m., sheriff's Sgt. Bob Stoneman said. The two were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center, where the father--described as a man in his 50s--died, Stoneman said.
April 9, 2014 | By Richard Simon, Alana Semuels and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - The hallways were buzzing with pupils arriving for classes at Franklin Regional Senior High School when screams, shouts and the thunder of running feet broke the morning routine. "Run, run! He has a knife!" a teacher yelled Wednesday as a boy charged through the first-floor corridor, slashing and stabbing anyone who got in his way in a melee that unfolded like a scene from a horror film. He fought off a group of boys who tried to pin him down. By the time he was tackled by a security guard and vice principal, he had wounded at least 19 classmates, including three who underwent surgery for what doctors called deep, life-threatening puncture wounds.
April 7, 2014 | By Joel Rubin and Robert J. Lopez
A Los Angeles police officer was wounded, apparently in the shoulder or side, and the bullet may have been stopped by the officer's ballistic vest, authorities told The Times on Monday night. The officer was hit after a man walked into the West Bureau traffic office and opened fire around 8 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said. The suspect was wounded after at least one officer returned fire. Monday night, the suspect was still at the station on Venice Boulevard near La Brea Avenue.  One other person may have been wounded, Officer Sara Faden said.
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