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April 7, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back then, the rails followed hope, conquered distance and opened an undiscovered country to the masses. Now, they sit neglected and unused, weeds poking through the ties. Even so, they remain a sort of connective tissue--binding not places this time, but eras.
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April 7, 1996 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back then, the rails followed hope, conquered distance and opened an undiscovered country to the masses. Now, they sit neglected and unused, weeds poking through the ties. Even so, they remain a sort of connective tissue--binding not places this time, but eras.
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May 20, 1999 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two-time defending champion Woodland Hills El Camino Real is again one of the teams to beat in the City Section, and Anaheim Servite, seeking its first title since 1978, is the top-seeded team in the Southern Section Division I baseball playoffs. First-round games in the Southern Section are Friday. Championship games in six divisions will be played June 5-6 at Edison Field and Blair Field in Long Beach. City Section playoffs in two divisions begin Tuesday.
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April 21, 1996 | JULIAN NAVA, Julian Nava, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, is a professor of Latin American history at Cal State Northridge and a TV documentarian
My crew left for Cuba to film a documentary on everyday life there in the midst of turmoil caused by the shooting down Feb. 24 of two unarmed civilian planes flying close to Cuban territorial waters. Our anxiety reminded me of the first time I went to Cuba, in the summer of 1960, as a young assistant professor of history at San Fernando Valley State College (now Cal State Northridge).
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December 5, 1996 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Today at sundown many Jewish families will begin the celebration of Hanukkah. Locally, events related to the holiday and open to everyone will be held at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage today and Friday and at the West Valley Jewish Community Center on Sunday. Hanukkah--a word consisting of only three letters when written in Hebrew, but spelled a variety of ways when rendered into English--is sometimes called the "festival of lights."
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