January 13, 1996 |
In his late-'80s heyday, the D.O.C. was one of the most talented rappers of his generation--the West Coast's answer to Big Daddy Kane. His voice was forceful but smooth, and the flowing cadences on his hit debut "No One Can Do It Better" were potent enough to put even Ice Cube on guard. But a 1989 car accident severed his vocal cords and reduced the rapper's voice to a scratchy shadow of itself. Listening to the D.O.C.
October 9, 1996 |
Skeletal remains found in the Cleveland National Forest have been tentatively identified as those of an eighth-grader who disappeared while walking to a school bus stop in Costa Mesa 17 years ago, and relatives and investigators said Tuesday he could be another victim of serial killer William Bonin.
October 8, 1989 |
Hip-hop, like disco, is essentially a producer's medium, and it's often more accurate to rave about a Matt Dike sound or a Teddy Riley sound than about a Tone Loc or a Kool Moe Dee. This year's hot hard-core hip-hop sound comes from Dr. Dre, the Compton-bred deejay behind Ruthless Records, which in the last several months has released million-selling rap LPs by J.J. Fad, Eazy-E and N.W.A. The D.O.C.
October 22, 1989 |
"C alling Dr. Dre.... Calling Dr. Dre.... Calling Dr. Dre, " the young record producer known as Dr. Dre droned mockingly as he sat in a Westside deli one recent morning. Dre, wearing a Raiders cap, jacket and warm-up pants, was hoping to dig into his hefty ham-and-cheese omelet, but his pager kept going off, signaling another call--probably one more record executive trying to get in touch with this suddenly hot producer. In the last year, Dr.
August 2, 1994 |
In a town where speeders are about the biggest menace, where there is barely enough work for one part-time cop, a symbol of big-city crime is about to be buried. For the 485 residents of this rural community, the funeral today of murder victim Denise Huber represents the perils of urban life. "This kind of thing just doesn't happen around here," said resident Rita Fjeldheim. "We don't even lock our front doors at night. . . . It's unbelievable what happened to that poor young girl."
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September 10, 2003 |
Through dozens of calls from concerned parents, Orange County sheriff's detectives said Tuesday, authorities have identified at least two of the young girls -- one of them 8 months old -- allegedly molested by a Rancho Santa Margarita couple. Investigators said they fielded 30 to 40 calls after announcing that David Shouthy Hwang and his wife, Sheila Marie Sikat, had been arrested on suspicion of videotaping sex acts with young girls.