LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – An ex-convict arrested in the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium was found in violation of his parole on Monday and ordered returned to prison for 10 months.
A California parole commissioner ruled that Giovanni Ramirez, 31, had violated his parole by having access to a weapon, which police say they found at his home when he was taken into custody for the Opening Day attack.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Frank and Jamie McCourt agreed on Friday to let a judge decide who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers — a ruling that could lead to Frank McCourt winning sole control or a sale of the troubled franchise.
Attorneys for both McCourts said during a brief court hearing in Los Angeles that the estranged couple had resolved all other issues in their bitter divorce case, which has left the fate the troubled franchise hanging in the balance.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra pleaded innocent on Thursday to 25 criminal counts stemming from what prosecutors say was a scheme to lease cars using phony business and credit information.
Dykstra, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in May on unrelated bankruptcy fraud charges, entered his not guilty plea during a brief hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A music promoter who was kidnapped and robbed in 2008 has told a court that his assailants demanded return of a sex tape featuring NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Robert Ross also testified during a preliminary hearing in the case that he told O’Neal about the tape during a business dispute some two weeks before his abduction, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
LONG BEACH, Calif (Reuters) – One day after a 780-year-old religious relic was stolen from a Los Angeles-area Catholic church, police said they were seeking a “person of interest” in the case.
The relic of St. Anthony of Padua vanished, along with its silver and gold-plated casing, on Monday from its cabinet near the altar at St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Los Angeles suburb of Long Beach.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former New York Mets star Lenny Dykstra pleaded not guilty to bankruptcy fraud charges on Monday and was ordered to stand trial on August 9.
Dykstra, best known for helping the Mets win the 1986 World Series, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles in May, accused of stealing or destroying some $400,000 in property that was part of his bankruptcy case.
LOS ANGELES, June 7 (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists
dressed as Ken dolls rappelled down the side of Mattel Inc
(MAT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) headquarters on Tuesday to unfurl a banner saying
Barbie packaging contributes to rainforest destruction.
The massive pink-and-blue sign on the Mattel building in El
Segundo, outside Los Angeles, featured a frowning Ken
declaring: “Barbie, it’s over. I don’t date girls that are into
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Greenpeace activists dressed as Ken dolls rappelled down the side of Mattel’s headquarters on Tuesday to unfurl a banner saying Barbie packaging contributes to rainforest destruction.
The massive pink-and-blue sign on the Mattel building in El Segundo, outside Los Angeles, featured a frowning Ken declaring: “Barbie, it’s over. I don’t date girls that are into deforestation.”
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Ex-baseball star Lenny Dykstra, already facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges, was charged in a state case on Monday with trying to lease cars using phony business and credit information.
Dykstra, best known for his post-season heroics for the New York Mets during their 1986 championship run, was also charged with possessing controlled substances after prosecutors say a search of his home turned up cocaine, Ecstasy and a synthetic human growth hormone.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Farm buildings and orchards were damaged when at least two tornadoes touched down in Northern California over the last 24 hours, a National Weather Service spokesman said on Thursday.
There were no reports of injury from the storms, which struck between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in a largely rural area south of Chico, California, about 140 miles northeast of San Francisco.