Jeffrey Borer, owner of now-defunct air charter service XtraJet, was unable to get a retrial regarding Los Angeles Superior Court’s order for him to pay $20.5 million to pop star Michael Jackson for secretly filming him on a flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in November 2003. Borer’s lawyers stated that the video did not include sound, and wasn’t a privacy violation, but the judge ruled XtraJet had intended to capture conversation.
At a Santa Barbara police checkpoint the night of 5/17 in the 400 block of Chapala Street, authorities arrested eight people for DUI and one person for public intoxication. Police also issued five citations to unlicensed drivers, one for a suspended license, one seatbelt citation, and one citation for a learner’s permit restriction. According to police, 14 vehicles in total were towed from the checkpoint.