November 12, 1992 |
James Newman Hood sits in a quaint, ornate courtroom, rocking slowly in his wooden chair, as lawyers and witnesses chart his descent from the golden existence and happy family life he once knew to the prospect of financial ruin and a life behind bars.
June 13, 1992 |
William Reagh, who recorded Los Angeles in black and white photographs for more than 50 years, has died. He was 81. Reagh died Wednesday at his Silver Lake home after a long battle with cancer, his wife, Harriet, said Thursday. Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Harvey has called Reagh "a sort of Ansel Adams of the Angels."
September 7, 1994 |
Crumpled face down in a sand pit at the Misano racing circuit after crashing, tumbling and cartwheeling at 130 m.p.h. in the Italian Grand Prix last September, Wayne Rainey thought he was dying. He heard the roar of motorcycles racing only a few yards away and thought they were going to run over him. He tried to get up. He couldn't. In 24 years of racing, Rainey had fallen many times, but only once before had he been unable to move his legs.
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June 15, 2009 |
Darren James saw the news flash on his TV screen last week: A porn actress had tested positive for HIV. James, 45, felt a moment of shock, then sadness. "I feel really bad for this girl," he said. "One thing I can say, I just wish her well. It's the worst thing to get that call." It's the call James got in 2004 when the well-liked porn star known for his courteous nature on set found himself at the center of an HIV outbreak in the San Fernando Valley's multibillion-dollar porn industry.
November 12, 1992 |
Gene Jelks, a former Alabama football player, says he was paid thousands of dollars by coaches and school boosters during his career with the Crimson Tide. In a copyright story in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jelks, a cornerback and captain on Alabama's 1989 Southeastern Conference championship team, charged that: "I was bought and sold to the university." He said money was funneled to him and his mother while he was still in high school to obligate him to play for the Crimson Tide.
October 4, 1992 |
Los Angeles Police Officer Henry J. Cousine--a police ring on his finger, an LAPD tattoo on his leg and battle scars on his body--says the officers accused of beating Rodney G. King swung their batons like "little girls." Then he ticks off some of his own episodes of violence during a decade as a beat cop: three fights and three shootings. "You get in my face, I'm going to fight back," Cousine said. "You swing at me, I'm going to knock you off your feet. And you pull a gun, I'll kill you."
July 21, 2012 |
Along with millions of idealistic young men who were cut to pieces by machine guns and obliterated by artillery shells, there was another major casualty of World War I: traditional ideas about Western art. The Great War of 1914-18 tilted culture on its axis, particularly in Europe and the United States. Nearly 100 years later, that legacy is being wrestled with in film, visual art, music, television shows like the gauzily nostalgic PBS soaper "Downton Abbey" and plays including the Tony Award-winning"War Horse," concluding its run at the Ahmanson Theatre.
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August 7, 1990 |
Despite an unprecedented move by the California Legislature to suspend part of the open meeting law, government officials throughout Ventura County vowed Monday to continue posting meeting agendas 72 hours ahead of time, sticking to the agendas and allowing citizens to speak at the meetings. The Legislature voted last month to cut the 1990-91 state budget, and among the deleted expenditures was a $2.
October 6, 1991
The Baldwin Park Hilton, which is in reorganization under federal bankruptcy laws, is changing its name, hotel General Manager Steve Sametz told the City Council on Wednesday. The hotel, which opened next to the San Bernardino Freeway in June, 1989, will now be called the San Gabriel Valley Hilton. Sametz said the new name will better identify the hotel's location for out-of-state customers. Because the city's Redevelopment Agency is involved in litigation with the hotel, City Atty.
August 2, 1990 |
Malls composed of factory outlet stores hit the East Coast in the '70s, and grew rapidly until now there are 270 nationwide. But it has taken a while for this concept to make its way to Southern California. Fear of being too near major retailers in metropolitan areas has kept these malls in outlying areas. San Ysidro, Monterey, Gilroy and Vacaville have outlet malls and one is opening this summer in Cabazon.