Day: March 9, 2007

Nov. 5, 1996 – On 30th anniversary, RCC murder still unsolved

“She was young and beautiful. But now she is battered and dead. She is not the first and she will not be the last.” It was a chilling confession to a brutal murder at Riverside Community College which remains unsolved 30 years later. The slaying of RCC student Cheri Jo Bates on Terracina Drive on Halloween eve 1966 “shocked the conscience of the community,” former Riverside police detective Bud Kelley said.

‘Crackdown’ lays the smackdown

While “Crackdown” isn’t one of the most original gaming concepts in terms of its storyline and overall objective (fight gangs and blow stuff up), it certainly does tickle the part of my brain where attention defecit disorder is made. “Crackdown,” however, lacks any deep or comprehensive story, which really would have added some meat to this otherwise stellar game.

A little surprise in your PB&J

Imagine savoring a peanut butter sandwich only to be told that it contains rat feces. It is outrageous how people have become sick from eating Peter Pan and Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand peanut butter. How ironic that one of the brands is Great Value. Maybe it’s just me, but getting a bacterial disease is not something I value.

The tale of Byrd, Officer Byrd

A bird who can ride a bike, roller skate, drive a police vehicle, play basket ball and throw away trash is definitely an attention getter. Officer Byrd is a real life parrot who does all that and more. Around 30 years ago Michael Simonsen, an LAPD officer, was interested in how teaching kids about public safety could be made more interesting.