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June 26, 2013 | By Alexander Nazaryan
Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her for more than 12 hours. Now, as he serves a lengthy prison sentence in upstate New York, Braunstein is apparently upset that corrections officials there are not allowing him to read Jaycee Dugard's “A Stolen Life,” the 2011 memoir of a young woman's kidnapping and 18-year imprisonment by a California couple, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, which ended in 2009.
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June 26, 2013 | By Alexander Nazaryan
Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her for more than 12 hours. Now, as he serves a lengthy prison sentence in upstate New York, Braunstein is apparently upset that corrections officials there are not allowing him to read Jaycee Dugard's “A Stolen Life,” the 2011 memoir of a young woman's kidnapping and 18-year imprisonment by a California couple, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, which ended in 2009.
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May 7, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The news that three female kidnapping victims had been held against their will for roughly a decade each has shocked Cleveland and the nation. But such cases are not without precedent. Elizabeth Smart, of Utah, was kidnapped at knife point at age 14 in 2002, sexually assaulted and held captive for nine months by a street preacher; Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe by a couple in 1981, when she was 11, and held for 18 years in tents and a shack in their back yard. Both Smart and Dugard   said Tuesday that the three women, taken in separate kidnappings in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and held in a Cleveland home for years,  would need time to recover after their sudden escape and rescue.  Photos: Long-term abductions "These individuals need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world," Dugard said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday morning will consider approving a controversial rail yard in the harbor that could improve the shipment of cargo but adversely affect nearby schools, parks and low-income communities. The proposal to build a staging center for trains hauling freight from the largest harbor complex in the nation has raised questions about environmental justice, particularly for the adjacent poor and working-class neighborhoods of west Long Beach. The planned Southern California International Gateway would be built by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. in Wilmington next to the Terminal Island Freeway, also known as California 103, between Sepulveda Boulevard and California 1 and east of Alameda Street.
NEWS
July 1, 2010 | By Shane Goldmacher
The state Assembly Thursday approved a $20-million settlement for Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped and held captive for 18 years. State justice officials have recommended paying the settlement, which still must be approved by the state Senate. Phillip Garrido is accused of snatching Dugard when she was 11 from outside her South Lake Tahoe home. Since his arrest, officials have revealed he was being monitored by the state parole system for years and had at least five parole officers.
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May 8, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Jaycee Dugardand her mother both spoke of hope in the wake of the kidnapping drama in Ohio. "Another miracle happened yesterday and three girls are alive and I feel the same joy and relief I felt when Jaycee was returned to me after 18 hellish years," Terry Probyn, Jaycee's mother, said, according to the Associated Press. "We must never lose hope. Keeping hope alive is what got me through the 18 years," she added in a speech at a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children event Wednesday.
OPINION
July 14, 2011 | Meghan Daum
To watch Diane Sawyer's interview Sunday night with Jaycee Dugard was to wonder at times if that was Dugard herself on screen or an actress hired to play the role of the quintessential survivor. Dugard was so serene and lacking in rancor that it was hard to believe she had been kidnapped at age 11 and held prisoner for 18 years, during which she was repeatedly raped and bore two children, the first when she was just 14. But there she was, saying things like "there is life after something tragic" and joking about how being locked indoors for so many years was her secret to smooth skin.
NEWS
July 8, 2011 | By Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard says she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her first child. Dugard had been abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido when she was 11 years old, handcuffed, raped and imprisoned for 18 years. Now 31, she is telling her story in the memoir "A Stolen Life" and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer. Watch a clip below. "Now I can walk in the next room and see my mom," Dugard said in her first interview. "Wow. I can decide to jump in the car and go to the beach with the girls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Jaycee Dugard , who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe as a girl and held captive for 18 years, said the Ohio women found after apparently being held for a decade "need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world. " Dugard said in a statement that the apparent abuduction and imprisonment of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight "isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them. " "The human spirit is incredibly resilient," Dugard said. "More than ever this reaffirms we should never give up hope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Jaycee Dugard alluded to the kidnapping drama in Ohio on Wednesday while receiving an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe as a girl and held captive for 18 years, told an audience in Washington "what an amazing time to be talking about hope, with everything that's happening. " In a statement she released earlier in the day, Dugard said the Ohio women found after apparently being held for a decade "need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | From KTLA
Authorities have launched a search for a 36-year-old college student and Army veteran who vanished just before she was to be recognized at an appreciation dinner over the weekend. Police are characterizing the disappearance of Maribel Manriquez Ramos as suspicious. Ramos is a former Army sergeant who served in South Korea and Iraq. She was scheduled to be recognized at a veterans appreciation dinner, but never showed up. Ramos was just weeks  from graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a major in criminal justice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
Authorities searched Wednesday for a 45-year-old man they say is suspected of killing his wife and two young daughters in a home he owns near the rural Northern California town of Shingleton. Shasta County Sheriff's Lt. Tom Campbell told the Redding Record Searchlight that suspect Shane Franklyn Miller may be driving one of two cars -- a gold 2010 Dodge Mega Cab pickup with a camper shell and California license plate 8Z75988, or a green and tan 2001 Ford Excursion with California plate 4UBC114.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2013 | By Michael Muskal and Alana Semuels
CLEVELAND - As a curbside crowd joyfully chanted her name, Gina DeJesus, who disappeared in 2004 and was held prisoner for years in a house with two other women, arrived home on Wednesday. As bystanders cheered, “Gina, Gina, Gina,” DeJesus, now about 23, stepped from a dark SUV and thrust her right thumb into the air in a sign that all was well. DeJesus wore a hooded sweatshirt that hid her face and was locked in a hug with a relative as they walked into the house. DeJesus is the second of the women captives to return to their families after their Monday escape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Jaycee Dugardand her mother both spoke of hope in the wake of the kidnapping drama in Ohio. "Another miracle happened yesterday and three girls are alive and I feel the same joy and relief I felt when Jaycee was returned to me after 18 hellish years," Terry Probyn, Jaycee's mother, said, according to the Associated Press. "We must never lose hope. Keeping hope alive is what got me through the 18 years," she added in a speech at a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children event Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Bob Pool
A Los Angeles charitable group that conducted an online poll to determine which of 279 nominated nonprofit and private companies should share in a $1-million prize announced its winners Wednesday. More than 70,000 people voted in the Internet survey conducted last month by the Goldhirsh Foundation, which will award the 10 grants of $100,000 each to groups hoping to improve Los Angeles by 2050. The submissions were grouped in eight categories: Arts, education, environment, health, housing, income, public safety and social connectedness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Jaycee Dugard , who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe as a girl and held captive for 18 years, said the Ohio women found after apparently being held for a decade "need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world. " Dugard said in a statement that the apparent abuduction and imprisonment of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight "isn't who they are. It is only what happened to them. " "The human spirit is incredibly resilient," Dugard said. "More than ever this reaffirms we should never give up hope.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2009 | Michael Rothfeld
State parole officials missed many chances to capture convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido and find Jaycee Dugard, whom he is accused of kidnapping 18 years ago and harboring in his Antioch backyard, a prison watchdog has concluded in a highly critical report to be released today. Inspector General David R. Shaw said a two-month investigation found that the state parole division supervising Garrido for the past decade could have discovered Dugard, and her two children fathered by him, much earlier than August, when he was arrested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2011 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Placerville, Calif. -- At times, the voice is young and terrified — an 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped during the last week of school, raped for years and kept in line under threat of pain. At times, the voice is brave and resilient — a mother protecting her vulnerable daughters, struggling to give them a normal life under the most horrific of circumstances. And at times, it is angry and defiant — a survivor facing down her abusers and prevailing. Always, though, the voice is Jaycee Lee Dugard's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 | By Kate Mather
Jaycee Dugard alluded to the kidnapping drama in Ohio on Wednesday while receiving an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe as a girl and held captive for 18 years, told an audience in Washington "what an amazing time to be talking about hope, with everything that's happening. " In a statement she released earlier in the day, Dugard said the Ohio women found after apparently being held for a decade "need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world.
NATIONAL
May 7, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
The news that three female kidnapping victims had been held against their will for roughly a decade each has shocked Cleveland and the nation. But such cases are not without precedent. Elizabeth Smart, of Utah, was kidnapped at knife point at age 14 in 2002, sexually assaulted and held captive for nine months by a street preacher; Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe by a couple in 1981, when she was 11, and held for 18 years in tents and a shack in their back yard. Both Smart and Dugard   said Tuesday that the three women, taken in separate kidnappings in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and held in a Cleveland home for years,  would need time to recover after their sudden escape and rescue.  Photos: Long-term abductions "These individuals need the opportunity to heal and connect back into the world," Dugard said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times.
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