November 18, 2008
Prosecutors attempted to poke holes in a therapist’s testimony Tuesday that Donna Prentice was a victim of abuse who used various coping mechanisms to deal with the loss of her daughter. Prentice is on trial for the murder of her then-3-year-old daughter, Michelle, in Huntington Beach in 1969. No one has seen the girl since Prentice, her son, her then-boyfriend James Michael “Mike” Kent and his son moved to Illinois. Prentice originally stood trial with Kent, who testified before he died in 2005 that he buried Michelle in a shallow grave in Williams Canyon.
March 16, 2011
AREA 1 Norma Drive: Public drunkenness was reported in the 7000 block at 8:18 p.m. Friday. The caller said two transients were on the patio drinking. Goldenwest Street: A disturbance of the peace was reported in the 16000 block at 9:49 a.m. Sunday. The caller said he is trying to tow a vehicle and the owner is disturbing him. An agreement was reached. Parkside Lane: Vandalism was reported in the 16100 block at 4:01 p.m. Sunday. The caller said the side of their car was dented and isn't sure how it happened.
April 29, 2010
The Huntington Beach Police Department is looking into an unauthorized photograph of UFC fighter Tito Ortiz in jail leaked to a celebrity-gossip website. The photograph, taken of a video monitor, shows Ortiz sitting in the Huntington Beach Jail, said Lt. Russell Reinhart. TMZ, a celebrity-gossip news website, obtained the photograph and posted it Monday evening. Reinhart said the department is holding an internal investigation into the matter. “The employee who took it was not authorized to release it to anyone,” Reinhart said in an e-mail.
October 7, 2004
MICHELLE MARR He has written two plays and 27 books, 11 of which have been bestsellers on religious, secular and business bestseller lists. Each play -- both produced by Touchdown Concepts, his production company -- became the country's top gospel play during their national runs. As a songwriter and vocalist, he's cut records that have earned him several Grammy nominations and a Dove award. Author, playwright, songwriter, vocalist, motivational speaker, broadcaster, recognized as a community activist and humanitarian, Thomas Dexter Jakes, best known as Bishop T. D. Jakes, is also the founder and pastor of the Potter's House, a 30,000-member, nondenominational Dallas church.
January 28, 2009
Some choose a ballroom, with flowers and a cake. Others may opt for an “Over the Hill”-themed affair. But Laura Pinkham preferred to spend her 50th birthday with about 50 of her closest friends and family — and bags and bags of toiletries. Pinkham opted to use her birthday as an opportunity to assist charity Laura’s House. The organization — not Pinkham’s namesake, just a pleasant coincidence — offers shelter and counseling to women and children victims of domestic violence.