BRIEFLY.Cyclist left dead by 101 crash ID'd
WOODLAND HILLS - A motorcycle rider who crashed and was run over while threading his way through Ventura Freeway The Ventura Freeway is a freeway in southern California running from Ventura to Pasadena. It is the principal east-west route through Ventura County and in the southern San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. traffic was identified Saturday as a 21-year-old Cupertino man.
Manuel Stahl was declared dead Friday at the scene of the 4:10 p.m. accident on eastbound Ventura Freeway near De Soto de So·to , Hernando or Fernando 1496?-1542.
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Witnesses told investigators Stahl was riding between two lines of cars, passing slower traffic, when he rear-ended a Honda Civic The Honda Civic is a compact car manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a three-door hatchback version that September. With the transverse engine placement of its 1169 cc engine and front-wheel drive, like the British Mini, the and crashed, Porter said. A Ford F450 then struck Stahl, he said.
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Man killed in fight over deputy's gun
LANCASTER - Sheriff's officials were investigating Saturday the fatal shooting of a Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. man who they said tried to grab the pistol of a deputy during a struggle on a downtown Lancaster street.
The man had been stopped by two Lancaster gang-detail deputies about 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 45000 block of Yucca Avenue, a business district, because they thought he was acting suspiciously, said Deputy Rich Pena, a sheriff's spokesman said.
The deputies began patting down the man to see if he was carrying any weapons. During the search, a handgun fell from the man's waistband, Pena said.
After the handgun fell to the ground, Pena said, the man began struggling with the deputies. He had his hand on one deputy's holstered hol·ster
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2. handgun when the other deputy opened fire, firing several shots, Pena said. Identified by coroner's officials as Linord Griffin, 25, of Los Angeles, the man died at a hospital.
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No clues available in fatal shooting
LANCASTER - A man was fatally shot in Lancaster Saturday, a deputy said.
The shooting in the 44000 block of Trevor Avenue was reported around 1:50 a.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Bill Spear.
The victim died at the scene, he said. The man's name was not immediately released.
No immediate arrests were made, Spear said.
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County rejects expense claims
County auditors rejected more than $206,000 in travel expenses submitted by the consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a running Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center but said the company did not intentionally overbill.
The county rejected invoices for more than 15 percent of $1.3 million in expenses that Navigant Consulting Inc., submitted between last November and June.
The rejected expenses were for unauthorized trips and first-class travel, auditors said Friday.
Some expenses were erroneously submitted to the county because of differences between the company's travel policy and the more restrictive county policy, county Auditor-Controller J. Tyler McCauley said in a memo to the Board of Supervisors.
Calls seeking comment from the company early Saturday morning were not immediately returned.
Navigant was hired last fall to run day-to-day operations at the county- owned hospital, where poor nursing has been blamed for patient deaths.
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It was a banner day for the Museum of Contemporary Art, but unfortunately it was the wrong banner.
In a case of public art being altered by the public, an exhibit that was supposed to center around a California state flag was mysteriously changed Friday to feature a city of Los Angeles
The art exhibit, called ``Kariforunia,'' consists of a small apartment atop a 60-foot tower near City Hall. The room includes a bed, couch and table that has a short pole bearing the state flag.
The pole actually is the top 5 feet of an outdoor flagpole next to City Hall.
Visitors were puzzled Friday when they found the city flag instead. A MOCA employee who investigated the report found the state flag hidden in a table drawer.
``It's a California flag, hence the name of the piece, 'Kariforunia,''' said MOCA spokesman John Hindman.
The name is the Japanese phonetic spelling of the state's name. The exhibit is by Japanese born artist Tatsurou Bashi and is part of a larger MOCA exhibit called ``Ecstasy: In and About Altered States.'' Museum officials promptly replaced the state flag and officials are still wondering how the switch was accomplished.
``I don't see how they could have gotten in. It's locked when the guard isn't there,'' Hindman said.
``I shouldn't say this, but it's kind of amusing,'' he added.
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Two adults, child killed in van crash
BURBANK - Two adults and a child died Saturday night when a van ran off the northbound Golden State Freeway The Golden State Freeway is a north-south freeway running through Kern County and Los Angeles County, California. Originally built as U.S. Highway 99, it was re-signed as Interstate 5 in 1964. , overturned and caught fire, authorities said.
The burning van ignited vegetation around it, but the fire was quickly extinguished. The freeway's northbound lanes were partially blocked for hours.
``We found a van over the embankment, fully on fire,'' said Los Angeles Fire Department The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), also known as the Los Angeles City Fire Department to distinguish it from the Los Angeles County Fire Department. It is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for the city of Los Angeles. spokesman Jim Wells. ``Inside we found two fatalities.''
The third victim, a child about 2 or 3 years old, was thrown from the van, officials said.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene, Wells said.
The victims were not identified. Authorities said it was not immediately possible to determine the gender of any of the victims.
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