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April 12, 1992 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a Los Angeles high school student in the 1950s, Eddie Isaac impressed classmates as a hustler by hawking flowers from street corners after school. The son of a neighborhood shopkeeper, Isaac later worked the downtown Los Angeles flower markets, operated a flower shop in West Hollywood and eventually bought a small ranch near San Fernando. But riches eluded him until 1979, when Isaac--who by then had changed his name to Edwin M.
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March 14, 1994 | ALEX RAKSIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In public at least, embracing freedom and dissing family has been a favorite pose of male writers from Francis Bacon ("He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune") to Groucho Marx ("Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?"). As W.
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January 26, 2001
A man convicted of murdering a 16-year-old boy in Bellflower was sentenced Thursday to 50 years to life in prison. David Johnell Jones, 23, was guilty of first-degree murder and personal discharge of a firearm causing death. Jones was riding in a car driven by his brother when he got out and shot and killed Jonathan Curbelo on Aug. 25, 1999, over a neighborhood dispute. "It's a sad ending to a sad case," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Kraig St. Pierre.
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September 10, 1994 | Associated Press
Among those killed in the crash of USAir Flight 427 was a family of five, who were returning from the funeral of a 9-year-old relative in Chicago. "It's hard to believe that no one is coming home next door," neighbor Bruce Brindle said Friday. He had lived next to Earl and Kathleen Weaver and their three children for the last eight years in the comfortable Pittsburgh suburb of Upper St. Clair. "Their children were best friends with our three children," he said.
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February 10, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER HEREDIA
An Oxnard farm worker who drowned in rain-swollen Conejo Creek was mourned by his family Tuesday as a loving, hard-working man. Jose Valdivia, 49, was a husband, a father of five and a grandfather of 15 who rose from field worker to the rank of foreman during his 2 1/2-year tenure with Oxnard-based Skyline Flower Growers and Shippers.
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July 19, 2001 | DANIEL HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friends and relatives of a man shot dead by an off-duty officer say they cannot believe allegations that he was attempting to rob the officer in a deserted West Hollywood parking lot. More than two dozen mourners gathered late Tuesday night at the scene where 25-year-old Maziar Badie was shot five times by Los Angeles Police Officer Edward Stepanian just before 4 a.m. Monday. Friends laid flowers, lighted candles and placed posters with slogans memorializing Badie.
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May 1, 1997 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The slayings at South Bay fast- food restaurants of two colleagues within six months has cast a pall over an Orange County construction firm. Police, however, do not believe that the two homicides are related. Cheyenne Figueroa, 39, a construction supervisor from Fontana, was shot in the head Tuesday evening minutes after pulling up to a drive-through window at a Jack-in-the-Box in Inglewood to order the No. 5 combo--a Sourdough Jack, fries and a soft drink.
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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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