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November 8, 1994 | STEVEN AMBRUS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jose Albeiro Espinosa spent more than two years in a trance killing people in Medellin. He shot them from bicycles, motorcycles and cars. He killed them as a gang member and hired assassin. "We were blind," he recalls, "on cocaine, pills or marijuana, without thought or compassion. We would kill one, two, three, four people and then realize the next day what we had done. Then we would keep killing, because we knew someone was going to come for revenge."
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February 24, 1991 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The drought has come to Shangri-La--or, at least, to Hugh Hefner's version of it. Playboy Mansion groundskeepers are throttling back on the 25,000 gallons a day that have made Hefner's Holmby Hills estate one of the most well-watered residences in a city where the average homeowner consumes around 400 gallons a day. They've installed the first low-flow toilet--and now at night they are going to turn off the waterfalls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1995 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once, before congressional hearings, newspaper headlines and the word gangsta overwhelmed it, rap music was a world in which Puma tennis shoes with colorful fat shoelaces, sweat suits, breakdancing battles in the street and boom boxes were more important than posing with guns and drinking malt liquor. It was fun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | WENDY PAULSON and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When almost 72% of this city's voters passed a $21-million bond issue to preserve open space for parkland, they reaffirmed a stance toward controlled growth that has been growing in the historic community since the early 1970s. But Tuesday's special election did more than solidify longtime sentiments to substitute land preservation for land development. City officials agreed that people were also voting to safeguard a lifestyle they believe is unique within Orange County.
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June 4, 1990 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He clocks in punctually each day a bit before noon, bearing the tools of his trade. A fishing pole is in one hand, an old scuffed tackle box in the other. He sports a plaid flannel shirt, baggy blue jeans and a dirt-smudged, canvas hat with a thin twine of dock rope stitched to the brim and gold portholes on the sides. Gene Peach has arrived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A blue tattoo that reads "White Pride" etched along Scott Toglin's neckline once defined the person he was, but now it only reminds him of the life he wants to leave behind. Toglin, 23, said he joined a skinhead gang during his teens but has since been in search of a different kind of life. Through a program sponsored by the Orange County Probation Department and the Beckman Laser Institute at UCI and championed by Superior Court Judge David O.
NEWS
January 1, 1991 | JAN HOFMANN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Warning: Living in Orange County may be hazardous to your health. So says Dr. Barbara Best North of Laguna Niguel's Healthworks Medical Group. It's not just the often-brownish air, or the noise level, or the stresses of crowded freeways and hefty mortgage payments, she says.
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August 7, 1990 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their entrance is always impressive--in a London hotel, a Zurich business suite or in one of the sun-baked capitals of the Middle East. A door swings open, and in stride three or four stern-faced men in gleaming white robes and flowing headdresses, their beards and mustaches neatly trimmed. Kuwaitis. The shoes are Bally and the watches Rolex. These are among the richest people in the world, per capita, and they move with a confident bearing.
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April 2, 2000 | P. SOLOMON BANDA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
1. Keep your SUV on the road. 2. Don't snowmobile across fragile mountainsides. 3. Stay on the hiking trails and take your trash home. These are just three recommendations Westerners have made for "A Handbook for the New West," being compiled by the Center of the American West, based at the University of Colorado.
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