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Swashbuckler Depp Foils Mugger With His Celebrity
If you're a mugger working the mean streets of Los Angeles, it just might pay to know your victim--especially if your victim is Johnny Depp.The actor was recently accosted when he was walking with his buddy, singer Stephen Jones, by a man armed with a broken bottle demanding money.
But in the nick of time, and before things could go any further, the would-be mugger recognized the Pirates of the Caribbean star, and reportedly said: “I ain’t stealing from Captain Jack."
Lest he take off without a lesson learned, Depp stopped his star-struck assailant, and gave him not only some money, but some advice: “Straighten up your life.”
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.