Santa Cruz Good Times

Wednesday
May 27th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Stow Family Up Against Suspects and Dodgers

stowFRESH DIRT > Bryan Stow, a Santa Cruz resident and father of two, was severely beaten by two men on March 31, 2011, in the Dodgers Stadium parking lot in Los Angeles. Since then, the Stow family has sued the Dodgers and 13 of the team’s related entities while the two suspects charged in the beating remain behind bars.

The family sued the LA baseball team and related entities alleging that security cutbacks, free-flowing alcohol, and the facilities, such as the poor lighting in the parking lot, contributed to the beating. Dodger owner Frank McCourt is defending the Dodgers and the stadium as his legal team attempts to reduce the breadth of the lawsuit, which they claim the Stow family has brought against McCourt with “accusations that are irrelevant, superfluous, inflammatory, and prejudicial.”

McCourt’s legal team even wants descriptive language being used in the case by the prosecution to be changed. The prosecution has described the beating as “brutal and vicious” in papers filed with the court, but Jerome Jackson, a lawyer who is representing McCourt’s legal team, has stated that “although this is  a tragedy, the Dodgers look forward to their day in court to defend the baseless accusations that have been made in this case.” In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the Stow family attorney, Thomas Girardi, said that the allegations are not being made “loosely.”

In a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Louie Sanchez, 28, and Marvin Norwood, 30, pleaded not guilty to charges of mayhem, assault, battery, and other charges. During their arraignment, the suspects did not look at each other and spoke only through their lawyers. Members from both of their families attended the hearing but did not comment to the media. Sanchez, who police believe led the assault, went on a rampage with Norwood at Dodger Stadium, attacking San Francisco Giants fans. While in the parking lot they encountered Stow and beat him unconscious.

Stow remains at San Francisco General Hospital where he recently underwent emergency surgery to release a buildup of fluid in his head that caused a seizure. As Stow’s family members update their website with his recovery progress, hospital officials said he remains in serious condition.

 

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Off Her Meds

Kristin Wiig runs wild—and transcends her sketch comedy roots—as a truly strange character ‘Welcome to Me’

 

Gate Openers

Up-and-coming artists like Ryan Bingham are a great reason to show up early to the Santa Cruz American Music Festival

 

Gemini Sun, Pentecost, Shavuot—Enlightenment and Gladness

As the sun enters Gemini on Sunday, sign of speaking, communication, thinking, inter-relations, writing and understanding languages, the feast days of Pentecost & Shavuot (Catholic and Jewish festivals) occur. During Pentecost’s 50 days after Easter, tongues of fire appear above the heads of the disciples, providing them with the ability to understand all languages and all feelings hidden in the minds and hearts of humanity. It’s recorded that Pentecost began with a loud noise, which happened in an upper room (signifying the mind). The Christ (World Teacher) told his disciples (after his ascension) when encountering a man at a well carrying a water pot (signs for Age of Aquarius) to follow him to an upper room. There, the Holy Spirit (Ray 3 of Divine Intelligence) would overshadow them, expand their minds, give them courage and enable them to teach throughout the world, speaking all languages and thus able to minister to the true needs of a “seeking” humanity. Pentecost (50 days, pentagram, Ray 5, Venus, concrete and scientific knowledge, the Ray of Aquarius) sounds dramatic, impressive and scary: The loud noise, a thunderous rush of wind and then “tongues of fire” above the heads of each disciple (men and women). Fire has purpose. It purifies, disintegrates, purges, transforms and liberates (frees) us from the past. This was the Holy Spirit (Ray 3, love and wisdom) being received by the disciples, so they would teach in the world and inform humanity of the Messiah (Christ), who initiated the new age (Pisces) and gave humanity the new law (adding to the 10 Commandments of the Aries Age) to Love (Ray 2) one another. Note: Gemini is also Ray 2. Shavuot is the Jewish Festival of Gladness, the First Fruits Festival celebrating the giving of the 10 Commandments to Moses as the Aries Age was initiated. Thus, we have two developmental stages here, Jewish festival of the Old Testament. Pentecost of the New Testament. We have gladness, integrating both.
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

What’s your take on Santa Cruz locals?

Santa Cruz locals are really friendly once you know them. I think a lot of them have a hard time leaving, and I would too. Ryan Carle, Santa Cruz, Biologist

 

Soquel Vineyards

If Soquel Vineyards partners Peter and Paul Bargetto and Jon Morgan were walking down the street wearing their winning wine competition medals, you’d hear them coming from a mile away. This year was particularly rewarding for the Bargettos and Morgan—they won two Double Gold Medals and five Gold Medals at January’s San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

 

Flats Bistro

Pizza with an artisan twist comes to Aptos Beach

 

Should Pacific Avenue be a one-way street, two-way street, or pedestrian only?

I would definitely support closing off Pacific Mall to cars. I think that would be wonderful. Jim Grey, Santa Cruz, Builder