Victim in deadly Hollywood hit-and-run identified as Andrew Mallard, Australian man wrongfully convicted of murder
A victim killed in a hit-and-run crash in Hollywood has been identified as a man who spent 12 years in prison in his native Australia for murder before being exonerated.
Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows
Marijuana normalization has snowballed since 2012, when Colorado and Washington were the first states to legalize recreational use. Eight more followed, including California, Oregon and Michigan. Medical marijuana is legal in two-thirds of the states, with conservative-leaning Utah and Oklahoma among recent additions.
Analysis | Warriors’ Kevin Durant states his case as basketball’s most complete player
LOS ANGELES - Kevin Durant spent the opening week of the NBA postseason making his life far more difficult than it should have been. The Golden State Warriors forward was ejected from Game 1 for a pointless exchange with Patrick Beverley, leading Coach Steve Kerr to say Durant "took the bait" from the Los Angeles Clippers' feisty point guard after the blowout win. Durant then floated his way through Game 2, as the defending champs made history by blowing a 31-point lead. In the wake of that inexplicable collapse, in which he attempted just eight shots, Durant tangled with reporters who questioned his assertiveness or prodded about his budding mano a mano duel with Beverley. "I can definitely shoot over the top [of Beverley] and score every time if it's a one-on-one situation," Durant said Wednesday, taking care to note that he's often been facing multiple defenders and had no plans to force the issue. "I'm not going to get in the way of the game because I want to have a back-and-forth with Patrick Beverley. I'm Kevin Durant. Y'all know who I am." Observers implored him to tilt this first-round series by seizing control of his individual matchup, but Durant had grander plans. He delivered a statement in Game 3 not to Beverley or to the Clippers, but to the entire sport: No other player can do everything that I do, and I do everything the right way. All the noise and unnecessary complications faded on Thursday, as Durant tallied 38 points, four rebounds and seven assists to lead the Warriors to a 132-105 road victory. True to his promise, Durant unleashed a surgical dissection rather than a personal vendetta. There wasn't any appreciable difference between the shots he hit to bury the Clippers and the ones he had tossed up during pregame warm-ups. The routine commenced from the game's opening minute: Durant from the...
Man arrested in beating of 9-month-old in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a recently released inmate has been arrested in the severe beating of his 9-month-old son in a luxury downtown apartment after following the baby's mother home. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Freeman was booked just after midnight Friday on suspicion of attempted murder. KABC-TV reported that Freeman had recently been released from prison in Tennessee. Police say Freeman followed the child's mother into her apartment building Thursday night, grabbed the baby from her arms, ran into a vacant apartment and began beating him. The mother also reported that Freeman tried to strangle and drown the baby. Arriving police say they saw him assaulting the baby and subdued him with a Taser stun gun before arresting him. The baby is in critical condition. Freeman is being held on $1 million bail. It's unclear if he has an attorney.
Southland Gas Prices Rise to Highest Amount Since 2015 - MyNewsLA.com
Share this article:The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose two-tenths of a cent Friday to $4.076, its highest amount since July 31, 2015, one day after a 38-day streak of increases ended when the price was unchanged. The average price is 5.1 cents more than one week …
Archbishop Gomez to Celebrate Good Friday Liturgy - MyNewsLA.com
Share this article:Archbishop Jose H. Gomez will celebrate the Good Friday liturgy at noon Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Good Friday is the day Christians throughout the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. During the solemn liturgy, Gomez will carry a cross into the cathedral, recalling …
Ex-LAPD Officer To Be Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl - MyNewsLA.com
Share this article:Sentencing is scheduled Friday for a former Los Angeles police officer who pleaded guilty to sex-related charges involving a friend’s 13-year-old daughter at her home in Torrance. Kenneth Collard, 52, is facing five years in state prison in connection with his guilty plea to two counts of committing a lewd act on a …
Desert Dwellers Brace For Coachella Weekend Two Traffic - MyNewsLA.com
Share this article:Thousands of fans will flock to Indio Friday for Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival. They’ll be greeted Friday morning by high temperatures, which will reach near 100 degrees during the day, but the Saturday 4/20 celebrations will be broken up with clouds and slightly cooler temperatures of around …
The [expletives] are flying at Board of Supervisors meetings. We counted them
The use of foul language at government meetings isn't new. But a Times analysis found that over the past few months, public speakers hurling slurs and curse words has been on the rise at L.A. County Board of Supervisors meetings — and there is no remedy in sight.
Marineros vienen de abajo, vencen 11-10 a los Angelinos
ANAHEIM, California, EE.UU. (AP) - Jay Bruce rompió el empate con un sencillo en el noveno para los Marineros de Seattle, que desperdiciaron una ventaja de ocho carreras en las postrimerías pero vencieron el jueves a los Angelinos de Los Ángeles 11-10. Ryon Healy jonroneó dos veces y empujó cinco carreras y Omar Narváez añadió un toletazo de tres carreras por Seattle, que había perdido seis en fila. David Fletcher empató las acciones abriendo el octavo por los Angelinos luego que su equipo había anotado siete en el séptimo. Pero los Marineros remontaron contra el taponero Cody Allen (0-1) para su novena victoria en 10 juegos como visitante esta campaña. Kole Calhoun bateó un jonrón de dos carreras y Andrelton Simmons tuvo tres hits y dos empujadas por los Angelinos, que perdieron su cuarto consecutivo. Albert Pujols también empujó dos, lo que le dio 1.999 en su carrera, quinto en la historia. Roenis Elias trabajó el noveno, para su tercer salvamento.
Mariners 11, Angels 10
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Durant y Curry dominan a Clippers en triunfo de Warriors
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant anotó 38 puntos, Stephen Curry añadió 21 puntos jugando con cinco faltas y los Golden State Warriors dominaron desde el arranque para vencer el jueves a los Clippers de Los Ángeles 132-105 y tomar una ventaja de 2-1 en su serie de playoffs de la NBA. Los Warriors comenzaron el partido con una andanada de 22-9 y tuvieron una eficiencia de 73% en tiros al aro en el primer cuarto, silenciando a los fanáticos de los Clippers desde temprano. Durant estuvo perfecto en el parcial, acertando sus cinco disparos y sus dos tiros libres para 12 puntos. Él y Curry cometieron dos faltas, pero los Warriors aún así lograron una ventaja de 19 puntos. Kevon Looney, jugando en lugar del lesionado DeMarcus Cousins, acertó sus cuatro canastas, incluyendo tres clavadas en fila. El cuarto juego es el domingo en Los Ángeles. Los Clippers ganaron el segundo partido como visitantes tras estar debajo por 31 puntos, sorprendiendo a los Warriors con la mayor remontada en la historia de los playoffs de la NBA. Pero el jueves no pudieron encontrar su puntería. Su único titular en dobles dígitos fue el novato Ivica Zubac, que finalizó con 18 puntos. Patrick Beverley fue limitado a seis puntos, un rebote y ninguna asistencia en 18 minutos.
GOLDEN STATE (132) Durant 14-23 7-8 38, D.Green 3-10 2-2 8, Bogut 4-5 0-0 8, Curry 7-11 3-3 21, Thompson 5-11 0-0 12, McKinnie 2-4 1-1 6, Bell 1-3 0-0 2, Looney 5-7 0-0 10, Jerebko 0-1 0-0 0, Cook 2-7 0-0 5, Livingston 1-3 0-0 2, Iguodala 5-6 2-4 15, Evans 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 51-93 15-18 132. L.A. CLIPPERS (105) Beverley 2-5 1-1 6, Gallinari 2-13 5-5 9, Zubac 8-12 2-3 18, Gilgeous-Alexander 1-7 4-4 7, Shamet 1-5 4-4 6, Harrell 6-10 3-5 15, J.Green 6-10 0-0 15, Chandler 2-6 0-0 5, Robinson 1-5 1-1 3, Williams 4-11 7-8 16, Thornwell 1-5 0-0 2, Temple 0-2 1-2 1, Wallace 1-3 0-1 2. Totals 35-94 28-34 105. Golden State 41 32 36 23-132 L.A. Clippers 24 28 24 29-105 3-Point Goals_Golden State 15-35 (Curry 4-6, Iguodala 3-4, Durant 3-10, Thompson 2-2, Evans 1-1, McKinnie 1-2, Cook 1-5, D.Green 0-5), L.A. Clippers 7-32 (J.Green 3-4, Gilgeous-Alexander 1-2, Beverley 1-3, Williams 1-3, Chandler 1-4, Thornwell 0-2, Temple 0-2, Shamet 0-4, Gallinari 0-8). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Golden State 50 (Bogut 14), L.A. Clippers 43 (Zubac 15). Assists_Golden State 35 (D.Green 10), L.A. Clippers 21 (Williams 6). Total Fouls_Golden...
Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors’ 132-105 win
Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 points playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. The Warriors began the game on a 22-9 tear and went on to shoot 73% from the floor in the first, taking the crowd out of it early. Durant was perfect, making all five of his field goals and both free throws for 12 points. He and Curry picked up two fouls each, but the Warriors still built a 19-point lead. Kevon Looney, again filling in for injured DeMarcus Cousins, shot 4 for 4 in the first, dunking three times in a row. Game 4 is Sunday at Staples Center. The Clippers won Game 2 on the road after trailing by 31 points in the third quarter, stunning the Warriors with the largest comeback in NBA playoff history. But they couldn't find the basket this time, shooting 37% from the floor. Their only starter in double figures was rookie Ivica Zubac, who finished with 18 points after playing most of the fourth. Patrick Beverley, a defensive pest in Game 2, was limited to six points, four fouls, one rebound and no assists in 18 minutes. Lou Williams had 16 points, and Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green added 15 each off the bench. Los Angeles never led and failed to put together any kind of sustained run. Golden State's biggest run came in the third at the same time Curry was whistled for his fourth foul. The Warriors scored 14 straight points to lead 88-57. Durant and Green got hit with offsetting technicals during the spurt. Durant laughed it off and sank a jumper from the left corner seconds later. The Warriors extended the margin to 35 on Alfonzo McKinnie's 3-pointer late in the period. Durant had 27...
Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy homer in win over Brewers
Cody Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out nine and allowed one hit in six innings as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 3-1 in Milwaukee on Thursday to extend their winning streak to five games. "He was really good tonight," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Urias. "Best he's thrown. The differentiation between the fastball and the changeup tonight was very subtle. Those guys weren't taking good swings, weren't getting good looks at it." Bellinger drove a 3-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers into the Dodgers' bullpen in right-center field in the sixth inning to snap a scoreless tie. Muncy followed two batters later with a two-run shot that landed in the netting above the Brewers' bullpen in left. Kenley Jansen earned his sixth save despite allowing Christian Yelich's 10th home run. Diamondbacks 4, Braves 1: Christian Walker hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help visiting Arizona complete a three-game sweep. Walker has six homers, all coming in the seventh inning or later. Tigers 9, White Sox 7: Nicholas Castellanos had three hits and two RBIs as host Detroit ended a five-game losing streak. The Tigers' Miguel Cabera, who came into the game with a .389 batting average in 13 games on his birthday, was 2-for-4 with two RBIs on his first day as a 36-year-old. Rockies 6, Phillies 2: Ryan McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as Colorado snapped a five-game home losing streak by winning its fourth in a row overall. Reds 4, Padres 1: Joey Votto led off the game with a home run, the first of three hit by Cincinnati, and six Reds pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts in the team's first road victory...
Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The desperate cry for help came from a girl who had lived in such isolation for 17 years that she didn't know her address, the month of the year or what the word medication meant. But after jumping out a window from the filthy home where she lived with her parents and 12 siblings, she knew enough to punch the digits 9-1-1 into a barely workable cellphone and then began describing years of horrific abuse to a police dispatcher. The brave girl's call that freed her siblings - some who had been chained to their beds - led to the opposite fate for their parents, David and Louise Turpin, who face 25 years to life in prison when sentenced Friday. The couple pleaded guilty in Riverside County Superior Court in February to torture and other abuse and neglect so severe it stunted their children's growth, led to muscle wasting and left two girls unable to bear children. Before the 17-year-old escaped from the home in a middle-class section of the city of Perris, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, the Turpins had lived largely out of view. David Turpin, 57, had been an engineer for Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Louise Turpin, 50, was listed as a housewife in a 2011 bankruptcy filing. Their home was neatly kept and neighbors rarely saw the kids outside the home. When deputies arrived, they were shocked by what they discovered. A 22-year-old son was chained to a bed and two girls had just been set free from their shackles. The house was covered in filth and the stench of human waste was overwhelming. Deputies testified that the children said they were only allowed to shower once a year. They were mainly kept in their rooms except for meals, which had been reduced from three to one per day, a combination of lunch and dinner....
Music program founder charged with lewd acts against girls
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts against girls in California, it was announced Thursday. John Zeretzke, 60, of Ventura was indicted by an Orange County grand jury last month on charges involving five girls under age 14 in Los Angeles and Orange counties, the state attorney general's office said. Court records show he has pleaded not guilty to the charges, the Orange County Register reported. He was arrested this month and remained jailed Thursday, according to the county Sheriff's department website. A call to Zeretzke's home seeking comment was not immediately returned. Zeretzke founded an international program called Flutes Across the World that held programs in schools where thousands of students played or made flutes, which were distributed around the world. In 2017, California authorities began investigating reports that some flutes distributed to schoolchildren in Orange County school districts were tainted with semen. Parents in some districts were urged to put the flutes in paper bags and turn them in to authorities for testing. The new indictment did not provide many details and the attorney general's office declined to say whether the charges involved any allegations of tainted flutes. However, a statement from the office said the charges "are not based upon allegations that he personally had physical contact with any child." "Crimes against children are despicable. Schools must represent a safe environment for our students," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in the statement. "No parent should fear for the safety and security of their child at school. We will work relentlessly to hold...
Dodgers 3, Brewers 1
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Victim wounded in Nipsey Hussle shooting to be released from jail, lawyer says
A victim injured in the shooting that killed rapper Nipsey Hussle was ordered released from jail Thursday by a judge, his lawyer told the Daily News. Kerry Lathan, 56, was taken into custody last week for allegedly violating his parole by associating with Hussle, a known member of a street gang, at the Grammy nominee’s clothing store in South Los Angeles, the lawyer said.
No $14 cocktails here. A new Tower District bar is trying something different with prices
The Lincoln Pub & Grub is a new bar in Fresno’s Tower District, named after the president. Almost all the cocktails and food cost $5. It sells craft cocktails, traditional drinks and small plates of appetizers.
Major tracks to ban race-day use of anti-bleeding medication
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Several major tracks, including all three sites of the Triple Crown, have agreed to phase out the use of an anti-bleeding medication starting next year followed by the elimination of Lasix in stakes races in 2021. Among the tracks that have come together on the divisive medication issue are Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont - the hosts for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. In 2021, the Triple Crown would be run for the first time under the new rules regarding race-day medication. Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses won't be allowed to be treated with Lasix within 24 hours of racing. In 2021, the same prohibition would extend to all horses running in any stakes race at tracks in the coalition announced Thursday. The Breeders' Cup, which is thoroughbred racing's world championships, is part of the coalition.
Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his "Game of Thrones" and DC characters Drogo and Arthur Curry. Momoa said he thought he last shaved in 2012. The 39-year-old says he wanted to do it to "bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet." He says aluminum is the one thing that can save it and he promoted his own line of sparkling water in aluminum cans. Momoa says "there's a change coming and it's aluminum." The Environmental Protection Agency's most current data from 2015 showed nearly 55 percent of aluminum beer and soft drink cans were recycled compared to 30% of plastic bottles.