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Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades.
A Polish film director. Polanski's career highlights include Rosemary's Baby (1968) and Chinatown (1974). In 1977 he was arrested in Los Angeles and pleaded guilty to "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fleeing to Europe following his U.S. conviction Polanski has been a fugitive in the U.S. for decades. « Show less

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  • Polanski attorneys lobbying federal officials to stop extradition

     
    Attorneys for Roman Polanski are lobbying federal officials not to extradite the acclaimed filmmaker to the U.S. from Switzerland, where he is jailed in connection with 32-year-old child sex charges, according to court documents filed in Los Angeles. A...
  • L.A. slaying, kidnapping might be tied to narcotics dealers, LAPD says

     
    Los Angeles police detectives are searching for a woman they believe may have been kidnapped by narcotics dealers who shot to death her boyfriend in East Hollywood. Jose Manuel Zaragosa, 35, was shot multiple times at close range Oct. 3......
  • Bill would allow widow of Marine killed in Iraq to stay in the U.S.

     
    The widow of Marine Sgt. Michael Ferschke Jr. paid a visit to Camp Pendleton last month to show her young son to the Marines who served with his father before his death in Iraq. Now those same Marines are supporting......
  • State lawmakers set aside squabbles to aid shelters, cities and counties

     
    Setting aside political squabbles, Senate Republicans lifted their blockade on several budget bills today, voting with Democrats to approve measures that restore funding cut from domestic violence shelters and help cities and counties borrow money to...
  • Judge refuses to dismiss challenge to Prop. 8

     
    A federal judge refused today to dismiss a constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, ruling the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage raised legal and factual issues that required a trial. U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, ruling after nearly two...
  • Marine Corps tries to help families of reservists cope with war stress

     
    For the stay-behind spouses of Marines deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps has developed a support system to combat loneliness and stress. But reservists called to active duty often leave their families far away from Camp Pendleton or......
  • Federal agents bust reputed smuggling ring with ties to L.A. gang

     
    Federal authorities said this afternoon they have arrested eight people -- and are seeking a ninth -- with ties to the Drew Street clique of the Avenues gang on suspicion of drug trafficking and human smuggling. Agents with U.S. Immigration......
  • Former DWP chief to earn up to $82,000 over three months as consultant to agency

     
    Los Angeles city officials today released the terms of the controversial consulting contract for the former general manager of the Department of Water and Power, H. David Nahai, who resigned this month. Under the three-month contract, Nahai can earn a.......
  • Moderate rainstorm 'just the beginning' of mudslide worries, county official says

     
    L.A. County firefighter Steve Clemmens stood under the awning of a doughnut shop in La Crescenta early this morning, staring out into the dark as rain poured down. The wet pavement shimmered as traffic signals changed and large trucks and......
  • Doctors group suing state over medical board furloughs

     
    The association representing California's 35,000 doctors said today it is suing the state, arguing that the furlough of workers at the state medical board, which licenses and investigates physicians, is putting both doctors and the public in harm's way....
  • California agribusiness pressures school to nix Michael Pollan lecture

     
    Agribusinesses across the U.S. have a beef with sustainable food guru Michael Pollan, but at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo it has taken on a definite sizzle. Threatening to pull donations from the school, a major California agribusiness has succeeded......
  • Gun-toting schoolboy lied about racial threats, El Monte police say

     
    El Monte police said a 13-year-old boy lied when he told investigators he had taken two loaded handguns to school to protect himself from gang members who were making death threats against him because he is black. Instead, the boy......