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Dogs fatally maul woman in her backyard; charges against owners possible

November 17, 2010 |  4:41 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f4fedafa970b-pi DOGS' OWNERS COULD FACE CHARGES: Forensic experts have identified the dogs who fatally mauled a Moreno Valley woman in her backyard, according to the Press-Enterprise. "Police will forward the case to the Riverside County district attorney's office to determine if involuntary manslaughter charges could be filed against the dog owners, whose identities are not being released."


ONE LAST WHITMAN CHECK: California Watch has discovered that Meg Whitman's generous donations to her own (failed) campaign for governor continued all the way to election day. "...Hours before California voters rebuffed the Republican challenger in favor of Democrat Jerry Brown, Whitman wrote her campaign another check, this one for $2.6 million, according to a filing with the California Secretary of State. That pushed Whitman’s self-donations to more than $144 million. No American politician has spent that much personal money on a campaign, win or lose."

CRIME DRAMA: "Law & Order: Los Angeles,'' had a brush with real-life L.A. crime, according to the Wall Street Journal: "As the “Law & Order: Los Angeles” crew shot a scene in which a city maintenance worker in Ballona Creek is harassed by teenagers, a steady-cam operator found a real gun in the creek. Initially, he thought it was a prop. “He yelled ‘Look, that looks like a gun,’ ” recalls executive producer Jill Danton."

CURTAIN FALLING?: The AMC movie complex on Pine Avenue that helped spark downtown Long Beach's revitalization two decades ago might be converted to apartments. (Press-Telegram)

--Shelby Grad

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