December 30, 1987 |
What's your favorite rock film? The Times asked that question of five prominent figures from the film and rock worlds: Allan Arkush, director of the movie "Rock 'n' Roll High School"; Stephanie Bennett, producer of "The Compleat Beatles" documentary and the recent film "Chuck Berry: Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll"; Bill Graham, concert producer; D. A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1991 |
The class begins like any other, with the instructor admonishing his students for tardiness and encouraging quiet and order for his lecture. But move past the introduction, and John Baker's course turns toward the supernatural. He brings out the blindfolds, the incense and the chanting drummers. "We're not learning spells or sacrificing babies," said Baker, an instructor who wears his hair to his shoulders and dresses casually for his course on witchcraft at Moorpark College.
May 11, 2001 |
It was before dawn when an elite squad from one of the deadliest police forces on Earth quietly passed the flower boxes, trimmed lawns and sleeping roosters on Fifth Seal Way and approached the ramshackle concrete house where seven young men would die. The police later would call it a shootout with street thugs who had killed a school principal and a cop: Justice had been done.