| Aug 16, 2010
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...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 10:53 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 10:55 AM
| Sep 13, 2010
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...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 6:42 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:22 PM
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,...
| Aug 13, 2011
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]...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:50 PM
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,...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 4:06 PM
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...