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May 15, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
It's a quintessential only-in-L.A. story, one that combines sex, drugs, rock and roll, glamour, money, celebrity, hang gliding, health food and a homegrown spirituality. The new documentary "The Source Family" looks at the group of the same name, who for a brief moment in the early 1970s seemed to achieve their ideal of radical utopian experimental living. The Source Family was led by Jim Baker, a successful Los Angeles restaurateur who came to be known as Father Yod. A judo expert, World War II hero and alleged bank robber (who was said to have twice killed men with his bare hands)
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May 15, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
It's a quintessential only-in-L.A. story, one that combines sex, drugs, rock and roll, glamour, money, celebrity, hang gliding, health food and a homegrown spirituality. The new documentary "The Source Family" looks at the group of the same name, who for a brief moment in the early 1970s seemed to achieve their ideal of radical utopian experimental living. The Source Family was led by Jim Baker, a successful Los Angeles restaurateur who came to be known as Father Yod. A judo expert, World War II hero and alleged bank robber (who was said to have twice killed men with his bare hands)
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August 18, 1992
Ask George Bush and Jim Baker about co-dependency. DOUGLAS INGOLDSBY, Santa Barbara
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April 10, 2001
Re "1st Down for Bush--That's What Counts," Commentary, April 6: Brian C. Kalt compares the 2000 election to a football game, where the officials have to mark the ball somewhere, and George W. Bush just happened to get a favorable spot. I have no argument with that idea--there has to be a winner and a loser. But what makes me and millions of others so angry is that the head referee (Katherine Harris) openly rooted for Bush; the league commissioner (Jeb Bush) was the brother of the candidate; the announcer who influenced perception by prematurely calling the play (John Ellis of Fox News)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992
So George Bush is going to let Jim Baker take over the nation's domestic policy after letting him lead our foreign policy for the past four years (Oct. 12-13). It seems that George Bush is giving us the one campaign promise that could conceivably get him reelected--that he will step aside and let Jim Baker be President. DAVID JAMES Long Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1992
If I were President Bush's fishing guest in Wyoming and he asked me for my best advice, I'd say: "Sir, I agree with those who think your campaign is in real trouble but I believe there's a terrific move you can make. Announce that your vice presidential running mate will be Jim Baker. NATHAN A. TUFTS Burbank
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July 27, 1992 | Associated Press
James A. Baker III will remain secretary of state "for some time to come" and reports that he will step aside to help with President Bush's campaign are nonsense, the State Department's No. 2 official said Sunday. "I will wager you that, for some time to come, I will be the deputy secretary of state and Jim Baker will be the secretary," Lawrence S. Eagleburger said on the ABC-TV program "This Week With David Brinkley."
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January 30, 1985 | United Press International
The Senate unanimously confirmed White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III as Treasury secretary Tuesday, clearing the way for him to complete a job swap with Donald T. Regan. The roll-call vote, the first of the year in Congress, was 95 to 0. Praise for the 54-year-old Baker flowed from virtually all quarters during a one-hour debate. "What you want is a man of intelligence, and you've got it in Jim Baker," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) said.
MAGAZINE
January 27, 1991
Never mind what Jim Baker or George Bush don't do out of ignorance; let's ask what journalism can do. As you note, "Secretary of State Baker . . . has closed his doors to almost all of the assistant secretaries," who are the real experts with real information. You should go on to confess that newspapers and broadcasters can always open these doors. If necessary, hire lawyers and file Freedom of Information suits. No doubt, going behind the facade to get "unofficial" information out of an organization can cause resentment, but that edgy/suspicious uncertainty is what all reporters should have known about from their first assignment to a police beat.
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February 28, 1988 | ART PINE and TOM REDBURN, Times Staff Writers
James A. Baker III is sitting in his comfortable, ornate office on the third floor of the Treasury building, contemplating his remaining months on the job. His computer terminal, usually alive with up-to-the-second developments in the financial markets, is turned off. Baker's mind is on the November election--and the new Administration that will take over in January.
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October 29, 1992 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This wasn't the way James A. Baker III wanted to end his career as a statesman. Only 10 weeks ago he was dealing with presidents and foreign ministers, mediating between Israel and the Arabs, a serious candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize. Last Sunday, he was sitting uncomfortably on a folding chair on a hillside in Billings, Mont., listening to voters ask George Bush about schools and gun control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992
Excuse me, but wasn't Jim Baker at the Treasury when Japan was solicited to fund Ronald Reagan's deficits and the U.S. dollar gravitated to a lower position versus the yen and other currencies? Will he be trying to take our dollar to a new limbo low? My, my, my. Talk about guaranteeing failure while speaking of success! H. C. ANDERSON Whittier
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1992
Ask George Bush and Jim Baker about co-dependency. DOUGLAS INGOLDSBY, Santa Barbara
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July 27, 1992 | Associated Press
James A. Baker III will remain secretary of state "for some time to come" and reports that he will step aside to help with President Bush's campaign are nonsense, the State Department's No. 2 official said Sunday. "I will wager you that, for some time to come, I will be the deputy secretary of state and Jim Baker will be the secretary," Lawrence S. Eagleburger said on the ABC-TV program "This Week With David Brinkley."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2001
Re "1st Down for Bush--That's What Counts," Commentary, April 6: Brian C. Kalt compares the 2000 election to a football game, where the officials have to mark the ball somewhere, and George W. Bush just happened to get a favorable spot. I have no argument with that idea--there has to be a winner and a loser. But what makes me and millions of others so angry is that the head referee (Katherine Harris) openly rooted for Bush; the league commissioner (Jeb Bush) was the brother of the candidate; the announcer who influenced perception by prematurely calling the play (John Ellis of Fox News)
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