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June 10, 1989 | JAN HOFMANN, Jan Hofmann is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
From the time he was a boy growing up in North Dakota, Adam St. James of Anaheim always expected that he would be a father someday. That was also what was expected of him. "I grew up in a traditional kind of Midwestern family," he says, "where the expectation was that I would grow up, get married, have a career and live the American dream." So he went to college and became a computer programmer. At 26, he married the woman he loved. Four years later, his wife gave birth to a daughter.
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April 27, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
“I don't know if we're a country band,” widely lauded singer and songwriter Jason Isbell said during his set Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. “But I'm a country person and I wrote all these songs, so I guess we're a country band.” That issue typically arises in various guises throughout the run of the three-day festival, as acts that draw upon rock, R&B, hip-hop, country, bluegrass, folk, soul and other strains vie for fans' attention. The salient point of Isbell's admonition was that when anyone brings a genuinely great song to the table, the labeling becomes irrelevant.
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November 7, 1989 | from Associated Press
Actress Bette Davis left her daughters and grandsons out of her nearly $1- million estate, according to a will filed for probate Monday. The bulk of the estate is split between her son and a close friend. Davis, who died on Oct. 6 of cancer at age 81, had been estranged from her daughter, Barbara Davis Hyman of Charlottesville, Va., since Hyman's book, "My Mother's Keeper," was published in 1985.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
What kid (or even a parent or grandparent) wouldn't want to attend gladiator school, learn how to make gelato and craft their own Carnival mask? All these activities and more are part of an 11-day family adventure, designed for children ages 8 and older, offered by Perillo's Learning Journeys and Smithsonian Journeys. The tour begins with an exploration of Venice and a glass-making factory on the island of Murano. Then it's on to Modena and the new museum dedicated to Enzo Ferrari, and to Maranello, home of the Galleria Ferrari museum, Ferrari factory and test track.
NEWS
July 22, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS and MANUEL GAMIZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Moving from bedroom to bedroom, an attacker slashed and stabbed five members of a much-admired Pico Rivera family early Friday, killing the father, two sons and a daughter and wounding the mother as they slept, authorities said. The floors of the Flores family's neatly kept yellow house in the 9600 block of Marjorie Street were streaked with blood when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrived.
NEWS
January 31, 1991 | RON HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far back as Fannie Johnson can remember--and that's all the way back to World War I--her family has dutifully heeded the nation's call to arms. "I was little, but I remember my relatives being in that war," said Johnson, sitting erect in her favorite chair by the front window. Fighting in France during the war was Ernest Johnson, a fellow destined to be her first husband.
NEWS
July 28, 1991 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside man whose parents and two brothers were slain in St. Louis late last week was arrested Saturday on suspicion of murder, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced. Emory M. Futo Jr., 26, was taken into custody Saturday night after St. Louis authorities issued a warrant for his arrest, Riverside Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Koehler said. Futo's parents and two brothers were killed late Thursday or early Friday, and their bodies were found at three sites in the St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who says that he is the adopted son of the late Rev. James Cleveland wants to lay claim to a share of the fortune left behind when the Grammy-winning singer known as the "King of Gospel" died in February. Andre M. Cleveland of Northridge, a rhythm and blues record producer, asserted at a news conference Tuesday that he is entitled to half of the Cleveland estate, estimated at $6 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
For more than 20 years, I've been writing about local history, and never once has Southern California let me down. I've found no shortage of tycoons and beggars, dreamy spiritualists, mad-eyed killers. This 227-year-old city has had a few angels, but it's the others who often make for the most fascinating storytelling.
NEWS
March 16, 2001 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators said Thursday that a woman distraught by family financial problems was responsible for killing her family in a murder-suicide in a quiet San Diego neighborhood the day before. Colette Siemsglusz, 30, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, about 16 hours after fatally shooting her sleeping husband Scott, 31, daughter Taylor, 4, and son Parker, 5 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
The family of a Transportation Security Administration officer slain in a shooting at LAX has filed a claim against the city, alleging the wrongful death of Gerardo Hernandez and seeking damages in excess of $25 million. The claim, filed April 16, can be a precursor to a civil lawsuit. The family alleges in the claim that city agencies failed to protect Los Angeles International Airport. The claim says city employees "failed in the performance of their duties which created a dangerous lapse in security" that led to Hernandez's death and delayed medical care to the injured.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
"American Idol" rose in the ratings Wednesday according to early numbers from Nielsen, orchestrating a weeknight win for Fox.  The veteran singing contest, Fox's only program for the night, earned a 2.1 average rating among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers, up 11% from a week ago.  The second-place network among young adults, ABC, was the one with the highest-rated show in the key demo: "Modern Family. " The sitcom scored a 3.4 in 18-to-49, up slightly from its most recent episode, while "The Middle" and "Suburgatory" each fell a bit. The new comedy "Mixology" rose 25% to a 1.5.  CBS' "Survivor" was the night's most-watched show, with 9.3 million viewers overall and a 2.2 in 18-to-49, down 4%.  NBC showed only reruns.  ALSO: William Hurt pulls out of 'Midnight Rider' 'Last Comic Standing' editors return to work FX Network brews up sponsorship deal with MillerCoors ryan.faughnder@latimes.com Twitter: @rfaughnder MORE ON LOCATION: People and places behind what's onscreen PHOTOS: Biggest box office flops of 2013 PHOTOS: Celebrity production companies  
NATIONAL
April 23, 2014 | By Jenny Deam
In a landmark legal victory that centered on fracking, a middle-class north Texas ranching family won nearly $3 million from a big natural gas company whose drilling, they contend, caused years of sickness, killed pets and livestock, and forced them out of their home for months. Tuesday's $2.95-million civil verdict by a six-person Dallas jury is thought to be the first of its kind in the nation. Other landowners have sued over drilling and reached settlements, but legal experts think this is the first jury verdict.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By August Brown
Any Chicago music fan of the '80s and '90s would acknowledge the huge contributions that Frankie Knuckles made to that city's (and American) culture with his blend of disco, electronic music and gay-friendly nightlife. That includes the city's most famous expat: President Obama.   After Knuckles' death last month , the president wrote a condolence letter to his family and friends. DJ and manager David Morales, whose agency Def Mix represented Knuckles, posted it to Facebook this morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
The cathedral was full - the choir seats filled by uniformed police officers - but it was silent as the microphone was lowered for the little boy. Ten-year-old Jonathan Navarro looked out at the hundreds of officers seated before him to mourn his uncle, LAPD Officer Christopher A. Cortijo, and began speaking directly to the fallen officer. "Uncle Chris, I will always remember you," he said. "You took your time with me and treated me with tough love. You are my hero. " Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to Cortijo, a Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Authorized biopics are rarely the most juicy or revealing films. But what happens in the opposite instance, when‎ the family of your subject actively doesn't want a movie and is willing and eager to share that sentiment with the world? That's the situation that James Ponsoldt's "The End of the Tour," a look at the late acclaimed writer David Foster Wallace starring Jason Segel, finds itself in. Ponsoldt's movie, based on reporting from magazine writer and novelist David Lipsky, recently finished shooting and is about to enter the editing room.
NEWS
June 24, 1990 | Joel Sappell and Robert W. Welkos, Time Staff Writers
L. Ron Hubbard enjoyed being pampered. He surrounded himself with teen-age followers, whom he indoctrinated, treated like servants and cherished as though they were his own children. He called them the "Commodore's messengers." " 'Messenger!' " he would boom in the morning. "And we'd pull him out of bed," one recalled. The youngsters, whose parents belonged to Hubbard's Church of Scientology, would lay out his clothes, run his shower and help him dress.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1997 | NANCY ZUBIRI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rosa and Salomon Jaime realized they had a recipe for success when their first Pollo Inka restaurant became so packed every night that people who couldn't get inside would order takeout and eat in their cars.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Peaches Geldof, a British model, TV personality and writer, was laid to rest Monday in southern England in a brightly decorated casket that on one side reflected her life as a wife and mother of two.  Family and friends attended the private funeral, with famous faces including Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, models Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, musicians Jools Holland and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, and BBC1 TV presenter Nick Grimshaw...
BUSINESS
April 20, 2014 | By Anky van Deursen
Question: I am a landlord who owns and manages a couple of four-plexes. I have always paid for all the utilities - garbage pickup, electricity and water - for my tenants. However, I started to notice recently that the utility bills were getting very expensive at my properties. Some tenants seem to be running the heat even when the temperature is in the high 60s, while others seem to be using a lot of water. Because the utility costs are so high, I am thinking of increasing the rent on my apartments by $80 per person to help defray these costs.
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