Sunday, December 15, 2013
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old woman was among four people killed in Compton after a car fleeing from deputies rammed another vehicle and burst into flames. The Los Angeles County coroner says Stacey Garcia of Los Angeles died in yesterday's crash but it was unclear which vehicle she was inside. The Los Angeles Times reports that dental records and fingerprints may be needed to identify the other three.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Lichtman had a sinking feeling he left his wallet with $2,500 in cash at Fab Hot Dogs in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Daily News reports an employee found the wallet on a chair. Lichtman, an executive director of a nonprofit group that helps build schools, left an undisclosed sum to thank the employee and staff.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento County man whose car was stolen from a local car wash is praising the vehicle's return, but mostly because of what was inside: his late wife's ashes. KCRA-TV in Sacramento reports that Port of Stockton police recovered 78-year-old Melvin Hayes' car when they arrested two people yesterday morning. Hayes says the car was stolen Thursday when he stopped to get it washed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tolkien tops princess power at the multiplex. Per studio estimates, Warner Bros. "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was No. 1 at the weekend box office with $73.7 million. Melting down to the No. 2 position, Disney's animated tale "Frozen" earned $22.2 in its third weekend, bringing its overall domestic ticket total to $164.4 million.