June 1, 1986 |
Los Angeles Police Officer John Hamilton surveyed the grisly scene: the lifeless body of 15-year-old Matthew Marshall, his mangled Peugeot bicycle and a Volkswagen Rabbit, its windshield smashed, a Coke can lodged in the headlight cavity. Following standard LAPD procedure, the veteran traffic accident investigator diagramed what he saw that March night in 1985 on twisting Roscomare Road near Mulholland Drive in Bel-Air. He also took down the names of three witnesses who arrived after the crash.
May 3, 1987 |
Rep. Lee H. Hamilton (D-Ind.) knows how it feels to be deceived. As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee while the Administration was secretly selling arms to Iran and diverting profits to the Nicaraguan contras , he was assured by key players in the scheme that nothing improper was going on. Hamilton believed them then. Now he knows otherwise. The lesson he learned will loom large in the forthcoming congressional hearings on the Iran-contra scandal.
May 20, 1993 |
The University High girls' track team is expected to make a strong showing at the City Section semifinals that begin today at Birmingham High. The Warriors are led by sprinters Yolanda Arrington, Sheili Hardemion, Dorneisha Lewis, Dora Gyarmati and Lorraine Persons. The Warriors won the Coastal Conference final last Thursday at Venice. University finished with 62 points, Westchester was second with 45 and Palisades was third with 38.
July 2, 1995 |
Reprinted from recently discovered pages of Benjamin Franklin's long-lost personal journal, July, 1776. Near Philadelphia, July 4, 1776: My invention of the Franklin Collapsible Three-Legged Cookery Stove, as portable as any Canoe or the heaviest of Portmanteaus, can this day be pronounced a Success, earned by way of its ideal Utility, as demonstrated before an appreciative gathering at the house of Thos.
January 27, 1985 |
The proposed Library Square project submitted to the City Council last week has stirred a sharp debate among officials. The debate could determine the future shape and texture of downtown Los Angeles for generations to come. The debate is over whether the project--involving the refurbishment and expansion of the landmark Central Library and the construction of three distinctive office towers, a park and a monumental stairway--should be linked by a series of pedestrian bridges.
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September 17, 2010 |
The five day laborers were huddled over some dice and coins they'd tossed on the asphalt of a Home Depot parking lot in Westlake. They were passing the time on a late afternoon, after another fruitless day waiting to be hired. I asked them about another day laborer, Manuel Jamines, who was holding a large knife when he was shot by police just a block away. The shooting led to a near riot and ongoing protests, and I'd come to the neighborhood to get a feel for what was happening.
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May 11, 1997
Regarding the death of poor Pal, the pug: We have coyotes all over the place here in Agua Dulce. They are sighted daily. Last year our Queensland blue healer was found severely injured. It looked as though she had been scalped. Both ears were hanging below her neck and her skull was visible. Due to the nature of the wound, I was horrified that someone may have done this deliberately to my dog. However, our veterinarian told us that his experience dictated that the injury was the result of a coyote attack and said it was accompanied by puncture wounds around the neck and body.
December 25, 1987 |
Kennedy High has jumped out to a 6-0 start this season, but Coach Yutaka Shimizu--who is often called Shim for simplicity's sake--says the team has not faced any earth-shaking opposition. "The teams we've played haven't given us the kind of competition we'll see in league play," he said. "But we should know how good we are sometime next week." Kennedy plays in the Valley League, which currently has three teams ranked in The Times' Valley Top 10.
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November 15, 2006 |
Florence "Rusty" Tullis, the strong-willed biker mother of a son with a rare disfiguring disease, who was portrayed by Cher in the 1985 movie "Mask," has died. She was 70. Tullis died of an infection Saturday at Beverly Hospital in Montebello about a month after being injured in a motorcycle accident, her niece, Helen Cunningham, said Tuesday. Tullis was driving a three-wheeled motorcycle through an intersection in Azusa on Oct.
October 19, 2013 |
An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive. Brad Lewis' ex-wife was on the phone: Their 15-year-old son had shot himself in the chest. In the note Jordan Lewis left behind, he laid blame on bullying. Although stricken with grief, Lewis, 47, found resolve. He took to Facebook that night and posted a series of videos explaining his son's death and the events leading up to it: the alleged bullying, the concern of his son's best friend, the wellness visit by police the night before the suicide, and the 911 call his son made shortly before pulling the trigger.