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December 16, 2000 | ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When first-time children's author Jane West speaks to schoolchildren about her book, "The Lonesome Pine" (Haylett Publishing, $24.95), she gets emotional. The story, about a pine tree's dream to become what it was meant to be, has meaning in her own life. She will be at Borders today to discuss and sign the book. It was while West wrote a brief biography and description of the book for a brochure that she recognized that she was the lonesome pine.
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November 21, 1985 | ANN JOHNSON
Red, white and blue helium balloons tugged against their tethers in the morning breeze last weekend as a pioneering Palos Verdes family was honored in Rolling Hills Estates. Members of the Rancho de los Palos Verdes Historical Society gathered to place a bronze plaque--set in white Palos Verdes stone--near Rolling Hills Road and Lariat Lane. Cars roared by and airplanes droned overhead as speakers addressed the crowd seated on rows of folding chairs.
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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August 13, 2000 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, Aimee Bender received rave reviews for "The Girl in the Flammable Skirt," her best-selling collection of quirky short stories that, according to Publishers Weekly, "take place at the intersection of fairy tale and everyday life, of hilarity and heartbreak." Now Bender, who sold her story collection two weeks before finishing UC Irvine's graduate program in writing, is back with an equally quirky first novel that is earning her more critical hosannas.
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