Suspect in Hollywood stabbing had history of mental illness, arrests

County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Kinnear built up his lengthy arrest record both in Tucson and in Los Angeles. Many of the arrests were for minor offenses such as possession of marijuana and trespassing.
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Maldonado uses Hollywood killing to raise money

John Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado holds a news conference to voice opposition (Don Bartletti, Los Angeles) The stabbing death of a woman who attempted to take photographs of the homeless on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame is being seized by a potential candidate for governor — even if the crime doesn’t fit his campaign. Abel Maldonado, championing a ballot initiative to roll back Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment program, on Thursday circulated material asking for money to “stand against Brown and his dangerous policies.” The solicitation cites the alleged killer of Christine Calderon, stabbed to death June 18 after she refused to pay a group of homeless men for a photograph she had snapped of them. “Just last week Dustin James Kinnear, who was released early under AB109, stabbed and killed an innocent woman in Hollywood,” Maldonado’s missive states.
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Hollywood Park traditions prepare to find new homes

Santa Anitas George Haines said the Hollywood Gold Cup is not the only Hollywood Park race his track is looking at. There is also the chance that some of Hollywoods fall stakes from its annual abbreviated meet might land at Del Mar. In 2014-15, the dates for Del Mars newly conceived second meet overlap in part with the fall dates that Hollywood Park used to have. Although Hollywoods fall meet came after the Breeders Cup, the track managed to minimize the ennui. Hollywood assembled a fall festival of graded stakes races, and ran a pair of Grade 1 stakes for 2-year-olds the CashCall Futurity and the Starlet. Wed like to restore as many of those Hollywood stakes as we can, said Tom Robbins, executive vice president for racing at Del Mar.
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