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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Sarah Ardalani, Los Angeles Times
A 15-year-old girl died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave over the weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that had a minimum age requirement of 16. The girl, identified by family members as Sasha Rodriguez, was one of two rave attendees who were in critical condition at California Hospital Medical Center after the 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival. As Sasha's family decided whether to remove her from life support Tuesday, her mother, Grace Rodriguez, told the CBS Evening News: "I was supposed to be planning her Sweet Sixteen party.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
His name is Alex. He is 13 years old. And when he reaches 35, he stands to inherit an estate now valued at about $400 million. This L.A. golden child is the only son of Mark Hughes, the late founder of Herbalife International, a maker of nutritional supplements. Hughes' death at age 44 on May 21, 2000, made Alex the sole beneficiary of a vast trust. The multimillionaire died of a lethal combination of alcohol and an antidepressant after a drinking binge. The death was deemed accidental.
NEWS
July 2, 1992 | Reuters
A law that requires a minor seeking an abortion to notify a parent or legal guardian took effect Wednesday in Kansas.
HEALTH
March 13, 2012 | By Lisa Zamosky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
My 82-year-old mother has been accusing family members of spying on her, listening in on her phone conversations and entering her home when she's not there, among other things, off and on for about 10 years. She told her doctor she won't talk with us. Is there anything we can do? Are there resources and/or free counseling services to help us work out issues with our mom so we can talk with her doctor? You can try to contact your mom's doctor to discuss her condition, particularly given that you're concerned she may be suffering from dementia and unable to properly care for herself.
WORLD
June 19, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
The drop box is attached to the side of a home in a ragged working-class neighborhood. It is lined with a soft pink and blue blanket, and has a bell that rings when the little door is opened. Because this depository isn't for books, it's for babies — and not just any infants; these children are the unwanted ones, a burden many parents find too terrible to bear. One is deaf, blind and paralyzed; another has a tiny misshapen head. There's a baby with Down syndrome, another with cerebral palsy, still another who is quadriplegic, with permanent brain damage.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
- When "Side Show" first appeared on Broadway in 1997, the critics had plenty of nice things to say but audiences weren't rushing out in droves to see a musical about conjoined twins. The show closed after 91 performances. But this musical by Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and "Dreamgirls" composer Henry Krieger (music) has been haunted by its unrealized potential. A cult favorite that many musical theater aficionados feel deserves another crack at the big time, the show has just gotten a major overhaul at La Jolla Playhouse in a co-production with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
NATIONAL
July 30, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Millionaire philanthropist and high-society queen Brooke Astor was released from a hospital, several days after being admitted amid a family dispute over whether she was being neglected by her son. Astor, 104, left the Lenox Hill Hospital about 1 p.m., said a spokesman for Annette de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta's wife, who has been appointed as Astor's temporary legal guardian. Astor was reported to be "dramatically" improved and up and walking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
Can you sound like a flushing toilet? If so, you could win up to $1,000 in the Fluidmaster Flush Off competition. Contestants can enter by calling (714) 573-4409 and leaving a sample audition. Finalists will compete Oct. 13 at the Fluidmaster headquarters in San Juan Capistrano. Winners must be willing to perform for radio and television spots, and winners younger than 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian.
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