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Heat Stroke

It's another long, hot summer, and traditional men's suits have gone on holiday. In their pressed and predictable places are softer, more relaxed suits that look and feel cool even in the noonday sun. The season's important silhouettes are long and lean or soft and slouchy, with only a hint of padding taking a load off everyone's shoulders.
April 16, 1987 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A 26-year-old Anaheim woman was convicted today of felony child endangerment for leaving her twin infants unattended in her car for five hours last July, where they died from the heat. The Orange County Superior Court jury failed to reach a verdict on two other counts of involuntary manslaughter, deadlocking 9 to 3 in favor of conviction. However, the child endangerment counts carry a more serious maximum penalty.
For months the Hutchison family received threatening, obscene phone calls. The man with the slow, gruff voice complained that their dog, Dylan, barked too much and he'd better "shut up . . . or else."' But nothing had prepared Jeff and Debbie Hutchison for what awaited them upon their return from church Sunday. Dylan, their 5-year-old golden retriever, was huddled under a tree, his mouth muzzled shut with black electrical tape and near death from heat stroke.
September 3, 2006 | MARK ARAX, Mark Arax is a senior writer for West. He is the author of "In My Father's Name" and co-author of "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire."
This was the sum of Hilario Guzman's ledger as he walked into the grape fields on the morning of his death. $6,700 to the coyote who smuggled him and his family over. $2,000 to the bandits who robbed them along the border. $350 a month to rent a tin shack in the San Joaquin Valley. $400 a month to feed four children with another baby on the way. * He had a job that paid 20 cents for every tray of Thompson grapes he picked and laid out in the 105-degree sun to make raisins.
January 15, 1995 | JOE MORGENSTERN, Joe Morgenstern is a journalist and screenwriter who lives in Santa Monica
At this time last year, when Aaron Bacon was 16, his young life was in tumult, though it was still a life. A funny, endearing kid for most of his privileged childhood, Aaron had changed, within a matter of months, into a testy, withdrawn stranger. A gifted kid who had loved to write poetry in a lyrical mode, he was ditching school and lying about it. As his grades slipped, his writing lost its literary luster. More and more, his poems read like death-rock lyrics from the backs of old vinyl-album covers.
January 30, 1985 | United Press International
A high school football coach is being sued by the parents of a 13-year-old boy who collapsed with heat stroke during a July football practice and later died. Mark Johnson had complained of feeling sick, but St. Augustine High School Coach Charles J. Ross made him keep running on the football field, according to the suit filed Monday.
November 10, 1986
An Orange County mother whose 3-month-old twins died apparently of heat stroke when left in a car last summer pleaded innocent today to charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangerment. Beverly Jean Ernst entered the pleas before Superior Court Judge Luis Cardenas, who ordered a jury trial Feb. 9. Ernst, 25, remained free on her own recognizance.
April 18, 2013
Coachella's second weekend is upon us, and if you find yourself again frozen out of the desert festival the merry pranksters of Upright Citizens Brigade have assembled in what they're calling the Desert Tent (better known as the UCB stage) for a music festival that features troupe founder Matt Besser along with provocatively named groups such as Hip Hop Penguin, Cosby Sweater and Up Up Up. As an added bonus, chances of heat stroke are considerably diminished here. 5919 Franklin Ave., Sun. 9:30 p.m. $5 (323)
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