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second accuser backs actor anthony edwards' molestation allegation against producer gary goddard – la times

after actor anthony edwards publicly accused producer gary goddard of molesting him as a child four decades ago, a second accuser has come forward to corroborate edwards' claim and allege that goddard also attempted to molest him on multiple occasions.edwards, now 55 and whose many film and television credits include 14 years on "er", claimed in an essay published on medium nov. 10 that goddard molested him before the age of 14 and raped his best friend, who he did not name.advertisementin his own medium post friday, entitled "anthony edwards is telling the truth," former actor bret douglas nighman, 56, said that when he was 15 while on a touring theater production directed by goddard, he was in a nearby bed when the older man molested edwards."i lay in my bed with my heart pounding and listened as one of my best friends who i loved get sexually molested," nighman wrote.goddard is a longtime hollywood director, producer and screenwriter and the founder of the goddard group, a company that designs attractions for theme parks and hotels. he directed 1987's "masters of the universe," and his most recent significant credit is as a director of "broadway 4d," a long-stalled musical film starring hugh jackman and christina aguilera.goddard had previously issued a statement denying edwards’s allegation. in a statement sunday, goddard’s publicist sam singer said that nighman’s new allegations were “equally false”."while it is true that mr. nighman appeared in tw...





when it comes to getting to the airport, err on the side of caution because the odds are never in your favor

question: i was flying out of san luis obispo on sept. 16 on united. the flight was scheduled to leave at 9:35 a.m. i arrived at the airport at 8:45 a.m. there was no one at the united counter to check me in. because there was no kiosk, i walked over to security to ask how i could check in. i was told that i was too late. i looked around and noticed the airplane had not boarded and everyone was sitting around the gate. i saw a united employee on the other side of the security line and tried to get her attention, but she ignored me. i then tried to check-in online, and i was not able to. i again tried to get the united employee’s attention. after some difficulty, she told me i did not get to the airport on time and i was not going to be able to get on the flight and walked away. i was not checking a bag, and there was not one person waiting in any line. i couldn’t believe i had paid more than $350 for such terrible customer service. i ended up renting a car and driving to san diego.ciani sparkssan diegoanswer: let’s start with the good news: united made a “one-time exception” and has ordered a refund for sparks’ ticket.but the story is timely as holiday travel approaches. you’ll find a lot of tips about holiday travel on page l4 of this week’s section, and chief among them is to allow yourself plenty of time.that’s true not only at the holidays but any time because anything can trip you up. (if you’re flying out of lax you can change “anything” to “pr...





nurse a spiked cappuccino at tosca cafe in san francisco

why: in an italian american neighborhood full of dim, old bars and moody italian cafes, this might be the most stylish of them all. if you're a cocktail person, order the house cappuccino, watch the barkeeper make it in the gleaming silver espresso machine up front, and prepare for a pleasant little jolt.what: that warm jolt is bourbon, armagnac, chocolate ganache and assorted secret ingredients. like the atmosphere in deep, dark tosca, the house cappuccino goes back some decades. the place opened in 1919. my bartender told me the house used to quietly spike drinks for north beach regulars during prohibition, when tosca had to pretend it was just a cafe.in any event, this space has changed and it hasn't. new owners brought in celebrated chef april bloomfield — and built her new a new kitchen — in 2013 and reintroduced tosca to the world as a place for great food to match its noir charm. the floor is still checkerboard. the juke box still includes sam cooke, dolly parton, nina simone, frank sinatra and the "anvil chorus" from "il trovatore.") on the menu is wild italian arugula, grilled polenta and berkshire pork chops. where: 242 columbus ave., san francisco, 389 miles northwest of downtown l.a. open 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.how much: $12 for the house cappuccino. main dishes $18-$31.info:tosca cafe





missing boyle heights toddler found safe in mexico, police say

a 15-month-old boy who authorities said was abducted by his father from boyle heights last week has been found in mexico, according to the los angeles police department.noe reyna, the subject of an amber alert, was found “safe and sound,” said lapd capt. ruby flores.the boy was located by u.s. border patrol officials and was with his uncle, who was given instructions to bring him back to the united states, flores said.noe was reported missing on nov. 14, the same day social workers with the los angeles county department of children and family services were set to take him into protective custody. both of his parents had been notified of the court order, according to the lapd.“dcfs was at the residence to take the child away due to narcotics issues,” det. steven juarez told reporters last week.authorities said they believed they boy’s father, carlos ivan reyna, took the child across the border.noe will be taken into protective custody by dcfs and will “receive medical treatment as a standard protocol” but “appears to be healthy,” flores said.carlos reyna was still in mexico, and authorities plan to file for his extradition to the u.s. where he could face charges, kcbs-tv reported.captionpresident trump regrets his effort in three ucla basketball players' release from china’s custody. filmmaker brett ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends. homicides in harvard park nearly tripled in 2016 . zimbabwe’s president was expected to resign sund...





charles manson crawled from the summer of love to descend into helter skelter murders

he could have been just another grifter.when charles manson rolled into california from appalachia in 1955 in a stolen mercury, his big ambition was to be a pimp.in prison at terminal island for trying to cash a forged $43 check, he talked tradecraft with the veteran pimps inside, dabbled in scientology and read dale carnegie’s “how to win friends and influence people,” waiting to get out and try what he learned on vulnerable women.sprung in 1967, he visited a parolee he knew who happened to be living in berkeley. if the convict had resided in fresno or barstow, manson might have seen his modest criminal ambitions come to be, and the world at large would never have heard his name.but manson landed dead center in the country's countercultural carnival, just a couple months before the summer of love. the moment he saw the sidewalk gurus in haight-ashbury luring young flocks of believers, he found a new calling, the perfect gig for a conniver desperate for attention.the ensuing free-for-all of sex, drugs and dumpster-diving lasted less than two years. as manson’s family started to sputter like its converted school bus, he kept it running on a fuel of doomsday prophesies, persuading his followers that an apocalyptic race war called helter skelter was coming.he masterminded a killing rampage to serve his most insectile needs.he had to get a killer who was likely to snitch on him released from jail, by making it appear as if the real culprit were still at large. and he nee...





'feud' actor alfred molina breaks with hollywood house

it may not have been bitter or involved much of a rivalry, but actor alfred molina of the fx series “feud” has sold his house in hollywood for $2.8 million. he listed the five-bedroom traditional for $2.95 million this summer; he bought it in 1995 for $565,000.the two-story opens to a living room with a black marble fireplace. hardwood floors lead to an italian-style kitchen accented with brick. the five-bedroom traditional home has a library with a stained-glass window and multiple verandas.  (realtor.com)a library with a large stained-glass window, a den, a sun room and a formal dining room are within the 4,420 square feet of living space.the master suite features a walk-in closet, a balcony and a ceramic-tile bathroom. the separate guest house contains an office and a suite with a terrace.molina, 64, has film credits including “raiders of the lost ark” (1981), “boogie nights” (1997) and “spider-man 2” (2004). he is on the current tv show “angie tribeca.”jackie fiske of compass was the listing agent. david fowler of re/max estate properties represented the buyer.captionkid rock recently sold his balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market. kid rock recently sold his balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.captionkid rock recently sold his balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 millio...





volvo to supply uber with 24,000 self-driving taxis

volvo said monday it will sell tens of thousands of vehicles to uber technologies inc. starting as early as 2019 that will serve as the ride-hailing company’s self-driving taxi fleet.the so-called base vehicles will be developed off of car architecture currently used on volvo’s 90 series cars and the xc60 midsize suv. volvo said in a statement that its engineers have worked closely with uber to develop the technology on another suv currently on the market.the autonomous vehicle fleet will number 24,000 vehicles, according to the wall street journal. it’s unclear when the vehicles would be put on the road. financial terms were not disclosed.jeff miller, head of auto alliances at san francisco-based uber, said in a statement that the agreement puts the company on a “path towards mass produced self-driving vehicles at scale.”the swedish carmaker, acquired by chinese automaker geely holding in 2012, said it also plans to use the base vehicle in the development of its own “independent autonomous car strategy.” the automaker said it plans to release its first fully autonomous car in 2021.the “framework agreement,” which volvo said was non-exclusive, builds on an earlier agreement from 2016 in which the two companies said they would co-develop autonomous vehicles.uber has ramped up its interest in self-driving technology.last year, the company began offering rides in self-driving ford fusions to passengers in pittsburgh as part of a test of uber’s self-driving te...





second woman accuses sen. al franken of inappropriate touching

a second woman has accused minnesota sen. al franken of inappropriate touching.lindsay menz tells cnn that franken placed his hand on her bottom as they posed for a photo at the minnesota state fair in 2010, two years into franken's first term.the 33-year-old menz told cnn that the interaction made her feel "gross." she says she immediately told her husband that franken had "grabbed" her bottom.franken told cnn he didn't remember taking the photo with menz, but that he feels badly that she felt disrespected.los angeles broadcaster leeann tweeden accused franken last week of forcibly kissing her during a uso tour in 2006, before he was elected to the u.s. senate.franken's office has not responded to associated press messages seeking comment monday.





having problems with your hospital care? speak up!

my dad was in excruciating pain over labor day weekend, so my mom rushed him to the emergency room of a renowned university hospital.doctors determined that he needed surgery that night, and luckily i was able to fly in and see him before he was wheeled away. “take care of your mom if anything happens to me,” he said as my mom and i wept.thankfully, my dad made it through. but he had to spend 11 days recovering in the hospital, a place he now equates with prison. one night, he suffered for five hours, desperately calling for help after his pain meds had run out. a nurse’s aide stationed in his room had fallen asleep.“i called on the intercom so many times, and nobody showed up,” he recounts.that was just one of the many failures in care that we encountered during my dad’s stay. others included inconsistent nursing quality, waiting all day for doctors to respond to pages, insensitive communication of bad news, trying in vain to reduce noise levels so my dad could sleep, and so much more.unfortunately, this happens to a lot of people. “everything you hear these days is about patient-centered care, this and that,” says terry bay, who owns a casper, wyo.-based business that provides advocacy services to older patients. but “we don’t live in a patient-centered healthcare environment.”today i’m going to offer advice for you in case you — or a loved one — lands in a hospital.there are state and federal laws that cover, among other things, your rights to p...





a star is born: dierks bentley turns 42 today

stagecoach is a good barometer for measuring my career. it’s a chance to check back in on where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished, what we’re looking forward to since the last time we were here. dierks bentley, 2017





today in entertainment: diana ross marks lifetime achievement honor at american music awards with retrospective medley

meryl streep gave a stirring speech at the committee to protect journalists' 2017 international press freedom awards on wednesday night in which she shared her own history with violence.the oscar-winning actress spoke at length about the bravery of female journalists amid a "poisonous" time for the press."i revere the people who do this because i am not a naturally brave person," streep said. "i think standing up in front of 1,000 people that are smarter than me and presuming to tell them anything is nauseating and i would rather be home watching rachel [maddow], frankly."but, streep went on to point out, she also knew a little about real terror. "the two times in my life when i was threatened and dealt with real, physical violence, i learned something about life that i wouldn’t have known otherwise. i was lucky, because my instincts served me well," she said.in the first instance, streep recalled playing dead until the blows stopped, as if watching herself from 50 feet above.in the other, streep intervened in someone else's abuse, going after the perpetrator. "i just went completely nuts," she said. "ask cher, she was there.""but i was changed by these events on a cellular level," streep said. "because women do know something particular about coming to the danger place. we come to it disadvantaged through the many millennia preceding our present moment, and because of our vulnerability we anticipate danger, we expect it."we're hyper alert to it, we ha...





trump criticizes marshawn lynch for sitting during u.s. national anthem and standing for mexico's

marshawn lynch stood during the national anthem on sunday for the first time all year. only it wasn’t the u.s. national anthem.the oakland raiders running back has taken a seat for “the star-spangled banner” ever since coming out of retirement this season and has not given a reason why. he continued the practice this week before the raiders’ game against the new england patriots in mexico city.then the mexican national anthem played — and lynch rose to his feet.as espnpointed out, lynch did stand for the first few bars of the u.s. anthem and wasn’t completely at attention during the mexican song.nonetheless, his actions caught the attention of president trump, who lashed out at lynch in a monday morning tweet.“marshawn lynch of the nfl’s oakland raiders stands for the mexican anthem and sits down to boos for our national anthem. great disrespect!” trump tweeted. “next time nfl should suspend him for remainder of season.”for much of the season, trump has been critical of players who protest by not standing for the anthem. during a speech at a rally in september, he called on nfl owners to fire players who behave in such a manner.lynch was suspended for one game last month after shoving an official during a “thursday night football” game against kansas city.captionthe times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' (7-2) week 11 tilt with the minnesota vikings (7-2), including the anticipated head-to-head matchup of quarterbacks jared goff an...





charles manson, mastermind of 1969 murders, dies at 83 – la times

charles manson was an unlikely figure to evolve into the personification of evil. a few inches over five feet, he was a petty criminal and small-time hustler. and his followers bore little resemblance to the stereotypical image of hardened killers. most were in their early twenties, middle-class white kids, hippies and runaways who fell under his charismatic sway.but in the summer of 1969, manson masterminded a string of bizarre murders in los angeles that both horrified and fascinated the nation and signified to many the symbolic end of the 1960s and the idealism and naiveté the decade represented.advertisementconsidered one of the most infamous criminals of the 20th century, manson died of natural causes at a kern county hospital at 8:13 p.m sunday, according to vicky waters, a spokeswoman for the california department of corrections and rehabilitation. he was 83.sentenced to death for the crime, manson escaped execution when the state supreme court declared the death penalty unconstitutional at the time. he spent decades behind bars, an unrepentant and incorrigible inmate who'd been cited for behavioral issues more than 100 times.manson did not commit the murders himself; instead he persuaded his group of followers to carry out the killings. the crimes received frenzied news coverage, because so many lurid and sensational elements coalesced at the time — hollywood celebrity, cult behavior, group sex, drugs and savage murders that concluded with the killers scrawling wo...





technology gains lead market higher in morning trading

stocks are opening slightly higher on wall street, led by gains in technology and industrial companies.chipmaker cavium jumped 8.6% early monday after agreeing to be acquired by marvell technology.energy stocks continued to lag the market. the price of oil was down about 1%.the standard & poor's 500 index was up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,580. the index is coming off its second straight weekly loss.the dow jones industrial average rose 32 points, or 0.1%, to 23,390. the nasdaq composite is currently up 0.05%.captionpresident trump regrets his effort in three ucla basketball players' release from china’s custody. filmmaker brett ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends. homicides in harvard park nearly tripled in 2016 . zimbabwe’s president was expected to resign sunday after the ruling party fired him.  president trump regrets his effort in three ucla basketball players' release from china’s custody. filmmaker brett ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends. homicides in harvard park nearly tripled in 2016 . zimbabwe’s president was expected to resign sunday after the ruling party fired him. captionpresident trump regrets his effort in three ucla basketball players' release from china’s custody. filmmaker brett ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends. homicides in harvard park nearly tripled in 2016 . zimbabwe’s president was expected to resign sunday after the ruling party fired him.  president tru...





remembering charles manson's victims: rich, famous, fringe and random

in the dearly five decades since the notorious murders stunned los angeles, there has been endless fascination and revulsion surrounding charles manson and his cult “family.”and manson did not fade quietly during his decades behind bars, but continued to make headlines with interviews, bad conduct in prison and, more recently, health issues.manson’s victims have sometimes gotten lost in the shadows of the mass killer’s attention.here’s who they were: sharon tate in the 1967 film "valley of the dolls." twentieth century foxbenedict canyon murdersaug. 9, 1969: the nighttime quiet of benedict canyon is broken by screams and gunshots. police find a chilling scene: on the lawn lies a man's body, stabbed, bludgeoned and shot. nearby is the body of a woman. "pig" is written in blood on the front door. inside are the bodies of sharon tate, the pregnant actress who rents the house with husband roman polanski, and hairstylist jay sebring. a fifth body is found outside.the victims:sharon tate, 26: an actress best known for her role in "valley of the dolls," she was married to film director polanski. she pleaded with the killers to spare the life of her unborn child, due in two weeks.jay sebring, 35: a hollywood hairdresser and former boyfriend of tate’s. among his clients was david geffen, head of geffen records, which recently released a guns n' roses album with a song written by manson.voytek frykowski, 32: a friend of polanski’s, he came from a wealthy polish fa...





what we learned in the rams' 24-7 loss to the minnesota vikings

captionthe times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' (7-2) week 11 tilt with the minnesota vikings (7-2), including the anticipated head-to-head matchup of quarterbacks jared goff and case keenum.  the times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' (7-2) week 11 tilt with the minnesota vikings (7-2), including the anticipated head-to-head matchup of quarterbacks jared goff and case keenum. 





what we learned from the chargers' rout of the bills

captionthe times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' (7-2) week 11 tilt with the minnesota vikings (7-2), including the anticipated head-to-head matchup of quarterbacks jared goff and case keenum.  the times' gary klein and lindsey thiry preview the rams' (7-2) week 11 tilt with the minnesota vikings (7-2), including the anticipated head-to-head matchup of quarterbacks jared goff and case keenum. 





retired mlb slugger vladimir guerrero gets his price and more for o.c. estate

he can hit. he can catch. he can sell.former anaheim angel vladimir guerrero has sold his mediterranean-style home in anaheim hills for $2.3 million, or $115,000 more than his asking price.the custom-built home, set on a cul-de-sac lot in a gated community, opens to a foyer that sits beneath crushed marble archways and 14-foot ceilings. lined with travertine floors, the open floor plan includes a formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen outfitted with granite countertops and a breakfast nook.realtor.comvladimir guerrero's 5,833-square-foot home opens to a 14-foot foyer ceiling.vladimir guerrero's 5,833-square-foot home opens to a 14-foot foyer ceiling. (realtor.com)french doors in the master bedroom open to an outdoor sitting area. a total of five bedrooms and six bathrooms are spread across 5,833 square feet of interior space.an athletic court, cabana, fire pit and wet bar make up the spacious backyard. the swimming pool features a grotto water slide and waterfall.felicia morris of searchlight realty held the listing. carole geronsin of berkshire hathaway homeservices california properties represented the buyer.guerrero, 42, played for four teams during his 16-year career, racking up 449 home runs and nine all-star game appearances. in 2011, he became the all-time mlb hits leader among players from the dominican republic, finishing with 2,590 hits for his career, before being surpassed by adrian beltre in 2014.he bought the home for $2.75 million in 2004, records show.capt...





charles manson crawled from the summer of love to descend into helter skelter – la times

he could have been just another grifter.when charles manson rolled into california from appalachia in 1955 in a stolen mercury, his big ambition was to be a pimp.advertisementin prison at terminal island for trying to cash a forged $43 check, he talked tradecraft with the veteran pimps inside, dabbled in scientology and read dale carnegie's "how to win friends and influence people," waiting to get out and try what he learned on vulnerable women.sprung in 1967, he visited a parolee he knew who happened to be living in berkeley. if the convict had resided in fresno or barstow, manson might have seen his modest criminal ambitions come to be, and the world at large would never have heard his name.but manson landed dead center in the country's countercultural carnival, just a couple months before the summer of love. the moment he saw the sidewalk gurus in haight-ashbury luring young flocks of believers, he found a new calling, the perfect gig for a conniver desperate for attention.the ensuing free-for-all of sex, drugs and dumpster-diving lasted less than two years. as manson's family started to sputter like its converted school bus, he kept it running on a fuel of doomsday prophesies, persuading his followers that an apocalyptic race war called helter skelter was coming.he masterminded a killing rampage to serve his most insectile needs.he had to get a killer who was likely to snitch on him released from jail, by making it appear as if the real culprit were still at large. a...





how the american music awards tried to combat toxic masculinity – la times

at least this thing had its heart in the right place.in an age of widespread awards-show overload, nobody looks to the annual american music awards — broadcast live sunday night on abc from the microsoft theater in downtown los angeles — for an authoritative diagnosis of what matters in pop music, never mind the larger culture that pop is supposed to reflect.advertisementunlike the grammy awards, the amas presents itself as a fan-voted event that recognizes the “favorite” over the “best” — which would be fine (maybe even preferable!) if those favorites didn’t seem more often than not to overlap with whoever was willing to show up and perform.yet as the last major awards production of the calendar year, the amas also command an enviable platform, one that sometimes leads it to luck into significance.in 2016 the show took place days after the election of donald trump, which led acts as diverse as green day and idina menzel to seize the opportunity to talk politics before an audience of millions.this year's amas came amid unprecedented revelations of sexual harassment in the entertainment industry — a situation the show's host, actor tracee ellis ross, grappled with straightaway in her welcoming monologue by describing a movement started by "brave women" to "own our experiences, our bodies and our lives."and with performances by pink, kelly clarkson, christina aguilera, selena gomez, demi lovato and the evening’s lifetime-achievement honoree, diana ross...