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June 8, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
Carlos Franco, a groundskeeper at Santa Monica College, had planned to spend Friday afternoon in his red Ford Explorer, running errands for his daughters.   His daughter Marcela, 26, rode along so she could buy textbooks for summer school at Cal State Dominguez Hills, a statement from Santa Monica College said. His older daughter Letitia had a doctor's appointment later that afternoon. Franco, 68, planned to join her. But those plans, and the stillness of a Santa Monica neighborhood, were shattered Friday when a gunman opened fire , shooting at passing cars and buses seemingly at random.
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March 14, 2014 | Kate Mather
Of all the mourners who filled the 3,500-seat cathedral Thursday -- including hundreds of police officers, a host of city officials, the governor -- it was the people sitting in the front row at Officer Nicholas Lee's funeral who mattered the most. One by one, those who eulogized the Los Angeles police officer turned their attention to his wife and two daughters. Lee was a dedicated cop, they said. But above all else, he was a family man. "That's what I'm most proud of," said Capt.
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February 2, 2003
With a broad smile and steel-blue eyes, San Diego-born shuttle pilot William C. McCool touched the hearts of people all over the world -- and never forgot them. Cheering him on alongside his own family at Columbia's launch were a couple he had stayed with in Switzerland 25 years ago and the contractor who was working on his Houston home.
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March 14, 2014 | By Emily Dwass
Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with bullying and depression. But family challenges are most apparent in his dramas, especially "Parenthood," finishing its fifth season on NBC, for which Katims sometimes draws on his own experiences. On "Parenthood," the character Max Braverman (played by Max Burkholder) is a child struggling with the autism spectrum disorder Asperger's syndrome. As the father of a son with this developmental disorder, what has it been like to tell that story?
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February 23, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Thank you for coming in on behalf of your family, Mr. Soprano. Call me, Tony. All right, Tony. We've narrowed the field, as you were told, and before we can make any promises to you about this television special, there are some questions we'd like to ask. Sure. Our life's an open book. Good. Because it's important, for the image of our special, that everything be on the up and up. Sure. That's the way I want it. No hint of scandal. Right.
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November 16, 2008 | Richard Rushfield, Rushfield is a Times staff writer.
Piece-by-piece, the Maloof family has built one of the more diverse -- and best marketed -- dynasties in entertainment, extending from a sports franchise (the NBA's Sacramento Kings) to a Vegas casino (the Palms) to the world's richest skateboarding competition. And now the family has been inching into show business proper, having just completed one vertically integrated show ("Living Lohan," largely shot at the Palms, built around Maloof Music star Ali Lohan).
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June 7, 2009 | Susan Salter Reynolds, Salter Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
Elinor Lipman's social satire is Larry David without the high-pitched whine. Her novels have the clean, airy lines of P.G. Wodehouse and E.F. Benson. Her irony is not mean, not at the expense of any particular race, creed or color. Things get messy, but the promise of resolution allows for a beautiful circulation in her writing -- a reader doesn't feel indignant; body parts do not clench. No one is trying to manipulate you into feeling something.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1991
Here's what some critics had to say when "The Family Man" premiered last September: * "There is nothing immediately offensive about 'Family Man.' But neither is there anything interesting. The show just sits there, like a leftover casserole in the icebox."--Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune. * " 'The Family Man' appears to be a candidate for early cancellation. In fact, 'My Three Sons' will be rerunning on Nick at Nite long after 'The Family Man' is forgotten."--Andy Edelstein, Newsday.
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September 11, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
You can just hear the original pitch made to CBS programming executives concerning tonight's new comedy about a widower living with his kids and father-in-law: "Here's a new idea for an old show." The new idea is "The Family Man," premiering at 8:30 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8, hereafter to appear Saturdays at 8 p.m. The old show is "My Three Sons." All right, so nitpick. Fire Chief Jack Taylor (Gregory Harrison) has a daughter in addition to three sons.
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March 11, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
ABC will remove "The Thorns" from its prime-time schedule and will replace it with "Family Man," a comedy series that was previously turned down by both NBC and Fox Broadcasting. "The Thorns," currently airing Fridays at 9:30 p.m., will have is last telecast tonight, the network said Thursday. "Family Man" will begin a limited trial run March 18 in the same time slot. The low-rated "Thorns" may return this summer, according to an ABC spokesman.
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March 7, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
The Los Angeles police officer killed Friday when a truck slammed into his patrol car in Beverly Hills has been identified as a 40-year-old longtime officer. Los Angeles County coroner's officials identified the officer as Nicholas Choung Lee. [For the record, 6:03 p.m. PST, March 7, 2014: A previous version of this post misspelled the officer's middle name as Cheong.] At a newsconference earlier in the day, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said Lee had worked in LAPD's Wilshire and Hollywood divisions, describing him as a father and “family man” who was “extremely well-respected.” Lee had worked for the department since 1998.
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November 12, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Eleven days after he was killed in an airport shooting, TSA Agent Gerardo I. Hernandez was hailed as a devoted family man, a dedicated worker and, on more than one occasion, a hero. Scores of law enforcement officers and a few top federal officials, including Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, gathered Tuesday at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena to honor the first TSA agent killed in the line of duty. Hernandez's death in the Nov. 1 attack at Los Angeles International Airport "marked him as a man of bravery and of valor," Holder said.
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October 22, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A lawyer for the family of a man who died in a confrontation with Riverside County sheriff's deputies at a Burger King drive-through is disputing official reports about how the 41-year-old plumber died. Raymond Lewis Johnson died Oct. 11 after deputies kicked, pepper-sprayed, Tasered and used a baton to extract him from his vehicle; but the coroner determined he died not from those actions but from preexisting physical problems. At least six to seven deputies were involved in the confrontation that lasted about 10 minutes, said Rickey Ivie, who represents the Johnson family and held a news conference Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles.
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October 3, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The city of Madera has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit over an incident in which a police officer shot and killed a man after she mistakenly pulled her gun instead of a Taser. Everado Torres, 24, was handcuffed and in the back of a police cruiser on Oct. 27, 2002, after police had gone to quell a loud party. Torres was arrested on suspicion of battery on an officer and resisting police, according to the  Fresno Bee . While he was inside the patrol car, Torres was combative and kicking the doors and windows when Madera police officer Marcy Noriega told him to stop.
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June 19, 2013 | By Brian Vander Brug and Matt Stevens
Hundreds of mourners gathered Wednesday for the funeral of a father and daughter slain during a gunman's rampage through Santa Monica earlier this month. Friends and family filed into St. Monica Catholic Church behind two caskets - one holding Carlos Franco, the other his daughter Marcela.   During a 13-minute shooting frenzy, authorities say John Zawahri, 23, killed his father, Samir, 55, and older brother, Christopher, 25, at their Santa Monica home before forcing a woman at gunpoint to drive him to Santa Monica College.
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June 15, 2013 | By Diana Marcum
The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit. The death of David Silva - which a Kern County autopsy report said was accidental due to a hypertensive heart disease - garnered widespread attention because of the number of witnesses to the beating who stepped forward and because officers later detained two witnesses until they turned over their cellphones with video recordings.
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July 31, 1991 | THUAN LE
Yen Truong has been juggling three jobs since 1982 with one goal in mind--to bring family members he has not seen for 13 years to Orange County from Vietnam. On Monday to Friday, he works as a deliveryman for the Orange County Public Library from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the evening from Monday to Thursday, he clerks for the Anaheim Library Department from 5 to 9 p.m. Truong also moonlights as a cashier for a Garden Grove gas station Friday to Sunday from 4:15 p.m. to midnight.
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March 18, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
ABC's "Family Man," starting a trial run tonight as a replacement for "The Thorns," is one of those comedy series you want to watch several times before forming an opinion. Will Richard Libertini, who plays Shelly the TV comedy writer, and Mimi Kennedy, who plays his wife, Andrea, always work as well together as they do on the premiere (tonight at 9:30 tonight on channels 7, 3 10 and 42)? Will tonight's glimmers of sharp humor grow into something more sustaining?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
Carlos Franco, a groundskeeper at Santa Monica College, had planned to spend Friday afternoon in his red Ford Explorer, running errands for his daughters.   His daughter Marcela, 26, rode along so she could buy textbooks for summer school at Cal State Dominguez Hills, a statement from Santa Monica College said. His older daughter Letitia had a doctor's appointment later that afternoon. Franco, 68, planned to join her. But those plans, and the stillness of a Santa Monica neighborhood, were shattered Friday when a gunman opened fire , shooting at passing cars and buses seemingly at random.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Brad Pitt says "I have very few friends," and the reason for the exclusive inner-circle is because he believes he has an awesome family. "I have a handful of close friends and I have my family and I haven't known life to be any happier. I'm making things. I just haven't known life to be any happier," the "World War Z" actor tells Esquire, whose June/July issue he covers with an effortless bad-boy air. Pitt, 49, plays zombie-fighting family man and ex-U.N. investigator Gerry Lane in the upcoming film, which hits theaters June 21. But he's quite the patriarch in real life as well.
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