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  • The two Henry T. Nicholases

    Last week began and ended on high notes, sort of, for the billionaire Orange County crusader behind some of California's most recent tough-on-crime ballot measures. On June 2, an anti-gang proposition that he is backing with $1 million from his personal...
  • Don't hang Spector by his wealth

    In his closing argument last week in the murder trial of pop music legend Phil Spector, prosecutor Alan Jackson encouraged jurors to ignore the experts who testified for the defense because, he said, "if you hire enough lawyers who hire enough experts who...
  • Spector -- and expert witnesses -- on trial

    Spector -- and expert witnesses -- on trial
    At Phil Spector's murder trial last week, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson flatly dismissed the testimony of a series of experts for the defense, calling them "pay-to-say" witnesses who received more than $400,000 in return for doing just what was expected...
  • Letters to the editor

    Admit talent Re “Opening up the arts school,” Opinion, April 8 Although I can sympathize with the feelings of the inner-city parents concerning the new arts school because my child too attends an overcrowded LAUSD high school, it makes sense...
  • His wit was hard-boiled

    His wit was hard-boiled
    WE think we know Damon Runyon, and we might think we're pretty jaded about him, but a fat new anthology, " 'Guys and Dolls' and Other Writings" (Penguin: 636 pp., $18 paper), introduced by Pete Hamill and edited and annotated by Cornell professor Daniel...
  • 'Tearing Down the Wall of Sound' by Mick Brown

    'Tearing Down the Wall of Sound' by Mick Brown
    Even before that horrifying predawn moment four years ago in his Alhambra castle, Phil Spector was widely viewed in the music industry as something of a freak show. Lana Clarkson's death was, in many ways, the tragic public climax of years of wildly...
  • The Future

  • Bail is set at $10 million for LAPD detective accused of murder

     
    The judge in the Stephanie Lazarus trial today set a $10-million bail for the LAPD detective accused of murder, saying he believed it was a “near certainty” she would flee if granted a lower amount. Lazarus, a 26-year veteran of......
  • Magic Kids sprinkle musical fairy dust tonight at the Echo

     
    Rarely has a band with so little output attracted so much attention: Memphis, Tenn.'s, beguilingly ebullient Magic Kids have released one two-song, seven-inch on their hometown's Goner Records label. Channeling the pop prowess of the likes of Brian Wilson...
  • Phil Spector asks appellate court to overturn murder conviction

     
    Lawyers for imprisoned music producer Phil Spector urged a state appellate court this week to throw out his second-degree murder conviction for killing actress Lana Clarkson in his Alhambra mansion. In papers filed Wednesday, attorneys for the music...
  • Brother of accused LAPD detective criticizes judge for high bail

     
    The brother of a Los Angeles Police Department detective accused of murder broke his family's silence Friday, criticizing the judge in the case for setting his sister's bail at $10 million and saying she is struggling with health issues in......