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  • Karate instructor accused of molesting boy pleads not guilty

    Karate instructor accused of molesting boy pleads not guilty
    The owner of an Allied Gardens karate school accused of repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old boy, who took classes from him, plead not guilty Thursday. More than 100 people supporting Eric Dylan Protas of La Mesa crowded the El Cajon courtroom and the...
  • Martial artist getting better with age

    There are times when Richard Matsushita feels like an old man among young kids. In the martial art of karate, it's often a young-man's game, and older competitors aren't the norm. However, at the age of 45, Matsushita, a Burbank resident, is discovering...
  • 'The Karate Kid'

    'The Karate Kid'
    It's Jaden Smith, son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, instead of Ralph Macchio - and Jackie Chan instead of Noriyuki "Pat" Morita in this update of the much-beloved family film, which scored significantly at the summer box office. Smith plays a Detroit...
  • 'Karate Kid' gets new kicks

    'Karate Kid' gets new kicks
  • FDLE agent and novelist shares his fitness tips

    FDLE agent and novelist shares his fitness tips
    Since 2004, James O. Born has published five Florida mystery novels and in June, under the pseudonym James O'Neal, he published a sci-fi mystery set in a futuristic Miami. To write these books Born makes use of his law-enforcement career, including his...
  • Faith and Life: Wading through the lice

    Faith and Life: Wading through the lice
    Even though the following topic may be common, people do not like discussing it. But the emotions, anxiety and prayer that filled my previous week are just too "real life" to not write about. And the topic may amuse you, or strike a chord of affinity...
  • Karate Teacher Pleads Guilty to Having Sex With Boy for Several Years

    Karate Teacher Pleads Guilty to Having Sex With Boy for Several Years
    SAN DIEGO ( KTLA) -- A karate instructor accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with one of his teenage students pleaded guilty Wednesday to 29 felony charges, including committing lewd acts on a child. Eric Dylan Protas, who had been free on $800,...
  • Never too old for a victory

    It's still full speed ahead for martial artist Richard Matsushita. At an age when most karate competitors have hung up their belts, the 46-year-old Burbank resident is still going strong, and beating adversaries many years his junior. "I'm 46 now, [and]...
  • Videotaped Police Interview: Man claims he used karate to chop off part of a pinky finger

    Videotaped Police Interview: Man claims he used karate to chop off part of a pinky finger
    After a guilty plea, Harrison police are releasing video of a taped confession from a man who said he used karate to chop off another man's pinky. Police say instead, at the urging of his mother, Chris Daigneault used pliers and a cigar cutter to mutilate...
  • GFC grabbing notice

    GFC grabbing notice
    More than just another fighter training center, at a time when one seems to be springing up on every other corner, the Glendale Fighting Club has transcended that status and become a hub of activity and a touchstone of significance in the fighting scene,...
  • Police, firefighters to square off in charity cage match

    Normally, they're partners in public safety. But next month, Baltimore police and firefighters will be pummeling each other inside a cage – for charity. The Sept. 30 mixed martial arts event at the Du Burns Arena is being billed as a "night of live...