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B. 01-13 Atonement wins at Golden Globes Los Angeles
01-31 Democratic pair hold key debate Los Angeles
D. 02-10 Grammy glory for absent Winehouse Los Angeles
E. 02-24 Coens' No Country sweeps Oscars Los Angeles
5. 04-05 UCLA 63 at Memphis 78 USA
G. 04-17 Elderly pair murdered homeless Los Angeles
7. 05-18 Lakers edge Jazz to seal progress Utah
8. 05-29 Lakers win Western Conference Los Angeles

UCLA 63 at Memphis 78  The Tigers are beating UCLA 78-63 in the NCAA men's semifinals to become at 38-1 the winningest team ever in a single season Elderly pair murdered homeless  Helen Golay, 77, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, have been convicted over the murder of 2 men in an attempt to collect $2.8m in life insurance Lakers edge Jazz to seal progress  LA held off a late fightback by Utah to book their place in the NBA Western Conference finals with a tense 108-105 road victory Lakers win Western Conference  Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the 4th quarter, and LA rallied from 17-point deficit to beat the defending NBA champion Spurs 100-92 Fire raging at Universal Studios  The blaze was reported before dawn on a sound stage at the world-famous film studio. Fire had destroyed at least one building Lakers fight back over Celtics in NBA finals  Kobe Bryant led the way with 36 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 87-81 to win game three of the NBA finals Musical star Charisse dies  The actress-dancer Cyd Charisse, a former co-star of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, has died aged 87 after suffering a heart attack Celtics defeat Lakers to win NBA title
Atonement wins at Golden Globes   British romantic drama Atonement has won best film. Because of the ongoing writers' strike, none of the stars were present   Democratic pair hold key debate  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have faced each other in a TV debate as they strive to become the Party's presidential candidate Grammy glory for absent Winehouse  Amy Winehouse wins song of the year, record of year, best new artist. Herbie Hancock wins album of the year   Japanese arrested in wife's 1981 death  Kazuyoshi Miura's surprise arrest in the killing in a LA parking lot dominated front pages in Tokyo as authorities worked to bring him back to...   Coens' No Country sweeps Oscars


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  'No Country For Old Men' has won 4 Oscars, including best film and best director, a category awarded jointly to brothers Joel and Ethan Coen


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  The Celtics concluded a shocking rebound of a season with a stunning 131-92 blowout over Los Angeles in Game 6


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  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train
 Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, collided head-on with a Union Pacific train about in Chatsworth, a northwestern suburb of Los Angeles


October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.15   Phillies winning series over Dodgers
  Philadelphia defeat Los Angeles 5-1 in the fifth game of the National League Championship Series winning the series 4-1 Oct.28   Microsoft delivers pre-beta Windows 7
  At its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft delivers a pre-beta release to developers, and to release a full beta early in 2009


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Nov.15   Fire menaces LA suburbs
Map of Sylmar USA  A wildfire whipped up by near-hurricane force winds destroyed hundreds of homes and has forced thousands to flee their homes in the foothill suburbs

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Dec.3   Lil' Wayne heads Grammy nominees
  US rapper Lil' Wayne has been nominated for 8 Grammy awards, including album of the year for Tha Carter III. Coldplay followed close behind Dec.12   50s pin-up queen Bettie Page dies  One of the most famous US pin-up models of the 1950s, has died. aged 85. Her poses in bikinis made her a cult figure Dec.25   'Santa' gunman in fatal attack
Map of Covina USA
  A man dressed as Santa Claus has opened fire at a Christmas party near Los Angeles, killing 9 people and himself and starting a fire





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Fire raging at Universal Studios  The blaze was reported before dawn on a sound stage at the world-famous film studio. Fire had destroyed at least one building 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision




Los Angeles, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Sep.12
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train
 Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, collided head-on with a Union Pacific train about in Chatsworth, a northwestern suburb of Los Angeles
Nov.15 Fire menaces LA suburbs Map of Sylmar USA  A wildfire whipped up by near-hurricane force winds destroyed hundreds of homes and has forced thousands to flee their homes in the foothill suburbs



Los Angeles, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.5 UCLA 63 at Memphis 78  The Tigers are beating UCLA 78-63 in the NCAA men's semifinals to become at 38-1 the winningest team ever in a single season May.18 Lakers edge Jazz to seal progress  LA held off a late fightback by Utah to book their place in the NBA Western Conference finals with a tense 108-105 road victory May.29 Lakers win Western Conference  Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the 4th quarter, and LA rallied from 17-point deficit to beat the defending NBA champion Spurs 100-92 Jun.12 Lakers fight back over Celtics in NBA finals  Kobe Bryant led the way with 36 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics 87-81 to win game three of the NBA finals Jun.17 Celtics defeat Lakers to win NBA title
  The Celtics concluded a shocking rebound of a season with a stunning 131-92 blowout over Los Angeles in Game 6
Oct.15 Phillies winning series over Dodgers  Philadelphia defeat Los Angeles 5-1 in the fifth game of the National League Championship Series winning the series 4-1



Los Angeles, 2008 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.13 Atonement wins at Golden Globes   British romantic drama Atonement has won best film. Because of the ongoing writers' strike, none of the stars were present Feb.10 Grammy glory for absent Winehouse  Amy Winehouse wins song of the year, record of year, best new artist. Herbie Hancock wins album of the year Feb.24   Coens' No Country sweeps Oscars
  'No Country For Old Men' has won 4 Oscars, including best film and best director, a category awarded jointly to brothers Joel and Ethan Coen
Jun.17 Musical star Charisse dies  The actress-dancer Cyd Charisse, a former co-star of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, has died aged 87 after suffering a heart attack Oct.28 Microsoft delivers pre-beta Windows 7
  At its Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft delivers a pre-beta release to developers, and to release a full beta early in 2009
Dec.3 Lil' Wayne heads Grammy nominees  US rapper Lil' Wayne has been nominated for 8 Grammy awards, including album of the year for Tha Carter III. Coldplay followed close behind Dec.12 50s pin-up queen Bettie Page dies  One of the most famous US pin-up models of the 1950s, has died. aged 85. Her poses in bikinis made her a cult figure



Los Angeles, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.24   Japanese arrested in wife's 1981 death  Kazuyoshi Miura's surprise arrest in the killing in a LA parking lot dominated front pages in Tokyo as authorities worked to bring him back to... Apr.17 Elderly pair murdered homeless  Helen Golay, 77, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 75, have been convicted over the murder of 2 men in an attempt to collect $2.8m in life insurance Dec.25 'Santa' gunman in fatal attack
Map of Covina USA
  A man dressed as Santa Claus has opened fire at a Christmas party near Los Angeles, killing 9 people and himself and starting a fire




Los Angeles, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.31   Democratic pair hold key debate  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have faced each other in a TV debate as they strive to become the Party's presidential candidate