Shul Daze

In the heart of San Fernando Valley’s Orthodox Jewish community, two men in an underground parking garage were shot in the legs at 6:20 yesterday morning as they were about to enter the Adat Yeshurun Synagogue. The assailant, who did not utter a word, was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt.  Both victims, ages 38 and 53, are in stable condition at separate hospitals.  Security camera footage is still being reviewed by authorities.  The search continues, as local police just released a 17-year-old male suspect. Though the attack is being categorized as a hate crime by organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters, “we are looking into every possible motive…until [the police] have concluded their investigation, none of us…should presume or speculate more about this crime, other than it was a random act of violence.” I will update with more details as they become available.

ANS’ the Beginning of the End: A Nanny Delivers A High-Flying Account

ANS’ the Beginning of the End: A Nanny Delivers A High-Flying Account Department of Justice Investigator, Danny Santiago, took the stand yesterday to read portions of a transcribed interview he conducted with Anna Nicole Smith’s nanny Ms. Nadine Alexie.  Alexie worked overnight shifts at ANS’s Bahamas home for 3 months in late 2006.  On many occasions, she witnessed ANS refusing pills and injections from the 3rd star of this circus, Howard K. Stern (HKS), assisted by Eroshevich.  Birds of a feather do indeed flock together. The perniciously persuasive Stern was able to overcome her objections, as he felt she needed to deaden the emotional pain brought on by her son’s death; the former Playmate would be confined to bed for days at a time due to mass amounts of narcotic ingestion, partially administered from used hypodermic needles Alexie discovered in the bathroom.  Alexie recounted, “Howard would talk her into it. [He would say], ‘If you don’t take your medication, you are going to start crying.’  Whenever she finished taking these things [Stern and Eroshevich] gave to her, she would be knocked out for a couple of days.”  During these extended periods of sedation ANS would neither eat, nor use the Read More …