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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
One associate of Marion "Suge" Knight was in custody and another a fugitive after they were charged with attempted murder of a man connected to the slaying of a member of the rap mogul's inner circle. The arrest of Terran Andrews, known as "Baby Jesus" or "Li'l Black Jesus," and the warrant for Gregory "Fleetwood" Shelton are the latest charges stemming from a series of shootings involving individuals close to Knight. Four of Knight's associates have now been charged.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2011 | Hector Tobar
When I became a reporter for this newspaper in the late 1980s, my work sent me to corners of my native city I'd never visited. Some had names that were already beginning to fade from the city's memory: Crown Hill, for instance, and Diamond Street. I liked these neighborhoods because they were old. They were filled with clapboard structures, sidewalks stamped with ancient dates, and ruins of concrete and brick. Like the narrator of Italo Calvino's novel "Invisible Cities," I felt I was wandering a city with a history largely unknown to me. So I taped a passage from that book to my Times cubicle: "The city … does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps….
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
A cannabis grower who courts trouble, a fictional Chinese detective who inevitably solves the puzzle and an actress whose navel stoked nationwide controversy — noir and Hollywood hold a special place in the Los Angeles mythos and were among the myriad subjects explored Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The weekend event drew throngs of booklovers young and old and provided plenty of conundrums: Could one drop in on the panel discussing Hollywood icons at 2:30 p.m. and still catch an interview with author Maxine Hong Kingston at 3 p.m.?
SPORTS
September 5, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
Joe Phillips, saying he could "go play right now," ended a summer-long holdout Monday night by agreeing to terms with the Chargers. The only remaining unsigned Charger is running back Gary Anderson. Phillips, 26, started all 16 regular-season games for the Chargers last year on the defensive line. He led the team with 36 quarterback hits and added two sacks.
SPORTS
April 16, 1994
Chris Draft of Valencia High, The Times Orange County back of the year, is among 36 players on the North team roster for the 35th Orange County North-South All-Star Football Game. Draft, who signed a letter of intent to play football at Stanford, gained 1,338 yards rushing and scored 24 touchdowns to lead Valencia to the Orange League title and the semifinals of the Southern Section Division VI playoffs.
SPORTS
October 2, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It already had been a hard day's night for Valencia running back Chris Draft, and the first quarter wasn't even over yet. Most high school running backs would be satisfied with 115 yards total offense and three touchdowns in a game. But Friday night, Draft had done that with 40 seconds left in the first quarter.
NEWS
December 20, 1987 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
"This is a lovely, friendly way to start the Christmas season," Stanton Avery said. All about him, under twinkly lights in the white tent at the Huntington Art Gallery in San Marino, were the members of the Society of Overseers, seated at round tables for 10. They had just finished their shrimp with ripe honeydew melon and cheese crisps, enormous chicken pot pies and cappuccino ice cream. Everyone was pleasantly happy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
EBay magazine reports that someone paid $4,600 for this item at a recent auction of Elvis memorabilia: A $695 bill from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for "damage to Suite 850, including broken sofa, broken dining room chair, seven chipped/scratched dining room chairs and a broken leg on a drum table." Did Elvis knock the furniture over during a desperate search for the suite's mini-fridge? OK, I know what you're saying: Don't be cruel. * 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE CAREFUL, TRA L.A. LAW L.A.
NEWS
November 20, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott, Times Staff Writer
There's one surefire way to give books some immediacy for children, author- illustrator Dolores Johnson believes -- have kids create their own. "Kids think that big people write books," Johnson says. "Sunday, they'll be writing their own books." Johnson's book creation workshop is one of the attractions at this weekend's "Ears Are Burning, Children Are Learning" program, the Sunday portion of which will take place at the California African American Museum near downtown L.A.
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