May 18, 1998 |
The idea took hold just as a new wave of immigration was taking off. Experts proposed, activists insisted, politicians consented: Children who spoke little or no English could be taught in Spanish, Chinese or whatever tongue they had learned at home, and at the same time become fluentin America's dominant language.
December 9, 1993 |
Before Polly Klaas, there was Kimber Reynolds. Different crime, same result: random murder, generating public rage of sufficient force to propel politicians. Kimber Reynolds, as with Polly Klaas, was the kind of daughter who would make any parent proud--and, similarly, one whom workaday, law-abiding people everywhere could relate to as one of their own. "She was the All-American girl," recalls her brother, Michael Brian Reynolds, 24, a UCLA Law School student.
March 20, 1988 |
Maybe there is a reason why the closest families shoulder some of the worst tragedy, say Collene and Gary Campbell of San Juan Capistrano. Last Wednesday, Collene Campbell's only sibling, racing promoter Mickey Thompson, and his wife, Trudy, were killed by gunmen outside their home in the San Gabriel Valley community of Bradbury. Six years ago, the Campbells' 27-year-old son, Scott, was strangled and his body thrown from a small airplane at 2,000 feet, a mile past Santa Catalina Island.
September 23, 1988 |
Breaking ranks with other insurance companies, two of the state's biggest sellers, State Farm and the Automobile Club of Southern California, said Thursday that they are withholding their support from the insurer-sponsored Proposition 106, a ballot initiative that would slash lawyers contingency fees.
August 30, 1988 |
Allstate and Farmers insurance companies said Monday they are raising their private passenger auto insurance rates in California by an average of 6.5% and 5.4%, respectively, in premium notices now going out to policyholders. Spokesmen for both companies blamed rising claims costs for the increases.
September 28, 1999 |
Yakima Dixie has spent much of his adult life in and out of jail. He lives month-to-month on a disability check in a 600-square-foot house heated by wood-burning stoves. The nearest store is seven miles away and he doesn't own a car. But Dixie could get an annual $1-million check for up to 20 years if voters in March approve a deal reached earlier this month between the governor and dozens of Indian tribes with gambling operations.