This Week In The News (03/11-03/15)
Lori Loughlin Arrested in Los Angeles in College Admissions Bribery Scandal
Wednesday, March 13 (NY Daily News) – Actress and “Full House” star Lori Loughlin, 54, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Gianulli, were arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles for their alleged participation in a college admissions bribery scandal. Prosecutor allege the couple paid $500,000 to get their daughters into USC as part of a rowing team they never joined. A total of 33 parents and 13 coaches involved in the scandal were indicted.
Mom’s Boyfriend Charged in Killing Girl, 9, Whose Body was Found near Los Angeles Hiking Trail
Tuesday, March 12 (Fox News) – Emiel Hunt, 38, was charged Tuesday for killing Trinity Love Jones, 9, whose body was found in a duffel bag on a Hacienda Heights equestrian trail March 5. Hunt is the boyfriend of the deceased girl’s mother, Taquesta Graham, who is in custody for an unrelated warrant, with bail set at $2 million. He is scheduled to be arraigned on one count of murder.
LeBron and The Lakers: What Went Wrong During His First Season in Los Angeles
Monday, March 11 (NPR) – NPR host Mary Louise Kelly spoke with Los Angeles Times sports columnist Arash Markazi regarding Lebron James’ first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Markazi referred to an injury that caused James to miss a quarter of the season. He also argued LeBron James intends to stay with the basketball team despite it underperforming this season.
LA Motorcyclist killed in Beverly Hills Crash
Monday, March 11 (Los Angeles Daily News) – Russell Grossman, 49, was killed in a Beverly Hills motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, the crash occurred on Santa Monica Boulevard at Hillcrest Road at about 2:05 p.m.
5 Freeway Crash Kills 1 In Anaheim
Wednesday, March 13 (CBS Los Angeles) – The driver of a speeding red Toyota sedan was killed following a collision with fruit truck on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim. Declared dead at the scene, the driver was suspected by police of being under the influence of alcohol. The truck driver was not injured.
2 Men Killed in San Diego Paragliding Crash
Monday, March 11 (NPR) – Raul Gonzalez Valerio, 61, of Laguna Hills, and Glenn Johnny Peter Bengtsson, 43, of Carlsbad, were identified as two paragliders killed in a midair crash over the weekend. The two fell 75 feet after their paragliders collided off Torrey Pines on San Diego’s northern coast. Medics pronounced both dead at the scene after being lowered by helicopter.
Man Fighting for His Life after Scooter Crash in Downtown San Diego
Thursday, March 14 (CBS8) – A motorized scooter crash on Wednesday night in downtown San Diego left a 53-year-old man hospitalized in critical condition. The accident occurred at about 10 p.m. The man was making a left turn onto B street at the time.
1 Dead, 2 Injured in Crash near Big Bear
Wednesday, March 13 (The Orange County Register) – According to the California Highway patrol, one person died and two others were injured in a two-car crash on Highway 18 Wednesday morning. Officials believe the driver of a white 2004 Honda Civic lost control while traveling northbound, hitting a silver 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe driving south, killing a 22-year-old La Habra woman on the front, passenger side of the Honda.
A “Billion” Butterflies Are Migrating Through Southern California & It Looks Like a Fairy Tale
Wednesday, March 13 (Bustle) – Swarms of Painted Ladies butterflies are migrating along the Southern California coast, traveling at about 20 miles per hour, according to the Pasadena Star. The butterflies have been sighted in coastal Orange County and as far inland as San Bernardino and Palm Desert. They are presently migrating from Mexico up to the Pacific Northwest.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Plans to Halt the Death Penalty
Wednesday, March 13 (NBC News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to halt the use of the death penalty for 737 people on death row. Prepared remarks from Newsome sited discrimination, wasted taxpayer funds, and other factors in making his decision. The governor’s office stated the moratorium does not release or alter any inmates’ sentences.