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August 23, 2004 | Michael Sokolove, Michael Sokolove is the author of "The Ticket Out: Darryl Strawberry and the Boys of Crenshaw." He lives in Bethesda, Md.
I got a note from my friend Carl Jones the other day -- Carl Quinton Jones, prisoner No. E-66555 at Folsom State. Usually he writes letters on what he calls his "cellie's" typewriter. He tells me about his prison baseball team, complains about the food, asks me about my kids, discourses on anything but his future prospects -- of which he has had none. But this was a quick note penned on a prison-issue greeting card, and it included a new sentiment: hope.
June 26, 1994 | Lewis McAdams, Lewis MacAdams is a Los Angeles-based journalist, poet and filmmaker
So in love, so much in love . . . ." The sound system at Dejaiz is pumping All-4-One's silken remake out into the halls of the Fox Hills Mall, reeling in young African Americans in the mood for Hugo Boss and Guess? and Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein. At the back of the store, assistant manager Devin Smith is rummaging through a round-rack of marked-down T-shirts. "Two years ago kids were running in here saying, 'You got any Cross Colours?'
August 25, 2004
Re "Putting a Face on Three-Strikes Injustice," Commentary, Aug. 23: What part of "Don't commit felonies" doesn't Michael Sokolove understand? He writes a sob story about some burglar who was twice convicted of breaking into people's homes and then breaks into a school. How many times does society need to tell these thieves and crooks that such conduct is unacceptable? That the burglar wasn't armed and entered someone else's house when no one was home holds no matter to me, nor the thousands of other Californians who are fed up with lawbreakers.
The oldest active criminal case in Los Angeles County ended Thursday when former gang leader Virgil Byars was sentenced to 49 years to life in state prison for two fatal drive-by shootings. Byars, 27, turned himself in nearly eight years ago and has been behind bars ever since.
May 29, 1999
I was appalled by Rosie O'Donnell's ambush of Tom Selleck on her TV show ("Rosie Didn't Really Let Him Have It With Both Barrels" by Howard Rosenberg, May 24). I guess the message is if you are a member of an organization, or make a commercial for it as Tom has for the National Rifle Assn., then you must be prepared to answer any attack at any time from "caring" people. Hello-oo! Everyone knows that Kmart, for which Rosie does those cutesy commercials, sells . . . guns. Liberal hypocrisy in action.
January 9, 1994 | IRIS YOKOI
An arrest warrant is expected to be issued for the owner of a garment factory who did not show up in court last week to respond to charges of manufacturing illegal knockoffs of the Karl Kani and Cross Colours denim clothing lines. After Song Suk Park failed to show Monday for her arraignment in Los Angeles Municipal Court, Deputy City Atty. Fay Chu asked a judge to issue an arrest warrant for Park, 51, owner of Victory Fashions at 425 W. 11th St.
March 7, 1989 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge appointed an additional lawyer Monday to help defend Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez, bringing to three the number of defense lawyers in the case. The appointment of Ray C. Clark was announced by Judge Michael A. Tynan as testimony resumed in the case after a two-week hiatus because of nervous exhaustion on the part of lead defense lawyer Daniel V. Hernandez. Clark's appointment means that the public cost of the much-delayed trial--about $1.
When Karl Kani started selling baggy jeans out of the trunk of his car in Brooklyn, N.Y., eight years ago, he wasn't trying to rock the fashion industry. But he did. Kani, now head of his own fashion design firm that started in a Crenshaw storefront and is now based in the warehouse district Downtown, created the fall-off-your-butt-jeans, oversized-shirt-hanging-out, hip-hop-homeboy style now wildly popular coast to coast.
June 12, 1987 | MARY ROURKE
T-shirts are like prizefighters. They make more comebacks than anybody can count. Even the people who design them for a living can hardly believe it. "Just when you think they're dying, they're back again even stronger," said Rick Rietveld, who noticed this recently when the T-shirts he designs with Jeff Yokoyamo for Maui & Sons helped set off a craze that is taking hold for summer. Not that Maui has the market cornered.
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