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  • J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014

    J. Edgar Thomson "JET" Rutter <br/> March 6, 1931 - May 31, 2014
    J. Edgar Thomson “JET” Rutter II departed to see the Lord on May 31, 2014,  at age 83,  after a short bout with cancer (it seemed longer.)  J.E.T. Rutter was born in what he liked to call “The People’s Republic of Santa Monica,” the son of Thomas Renaud Rutter and Abby Holstein Rutter. He graduated from Chadwick School, located in the then-boondocks of Rolling Hills.  In those days he was known as “Ned” or “Ed.”  He attended Princeton University.  After flunking out of the pre-med program, “Jet” finally graduated with honors from the Department of Religion and Philosophy, with a minor in Economics.  During his senior year at Princeton, Jet was the Captain of the Princeton Fencing team, and was named as an alternate for the 1952 Olympics.
  • Santa Ana councilman pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges

    Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante pleaded not guilty Thursday to a dozen felony charges, most stemming from allegations that he sexually assaulted subordinates when he worked in the Orange County Public Works department.

    Kelly Thomas: Fullerton releases call that drew police to the scene

    The Fullerton City Council has released a redacted version of the phone call that brought police to the downtown bus depot on the night when Kelly Thomas was beaten by officers.

    O.C. man gets 119 years in kidnapping, slaying

    A man convicted more than a decade ago of kidnapping a woman and burning her to death has been resentenced to 119 years to life in prison after a death sentence in the case was overturned by the California Supreme Court.

    Prosecutor: Professor's fantasies serious as those of mass shooters

    This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details. The fantasies of a UC Irvine professor who allegedly typed up detailed emails about killing students at the high school his son attended should be taken seriously, like those...