Across the Nation: May 12

May 13, 2014 5:05 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:15 pm


“Godzilla is just as protected as Mickey Mouse.”

Chuck Shephard of the Los Angeles law firm of Greenberg Glusker is Godzilla’s lead lawyer. He files lawsuits to prevent infringements of the immortal creature’s image.



$900 million

How much debt the city of Stockton, Calif., is trying to reorganize. It’s asking a judge Monday to approve its plan. Franklin Templeton Investments said the city is offering it $350,000 on a loan of $35 million.



Bike to Work Week 

The League of American Bicyclists sponsors Bike to Work Week, which peaks with Bike to Work Day, May 16. The Cycle Trade Association of America launched the celebration in 1956.



1938: Satchmo Makes Musical History

New Orleans native and cornet and trumpet virtuoso Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong recorded the classic, “When the Saints Go Marching In” on Decca Records on May 13, 1938.



Heat and Winds Scour California

A warm weekend was expected to become a sweltering week in California, with whipping winds and high fire danger. After Mother’s Day with temperatures in the mid-80s, a high-pressure system was expected to push the mercury to triple digits midweek.