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December 13, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Christmas has come early for dozens of people who received parking tickets in Los Angeles. A snafu by the city's political leaders and bureaucrats has left the city Department of Transportation with too few hearing examiners to handle all of the parking ticket appeals. In the last two weeks, 152 motorists who showed up for their hearings only to find no hearing examiner have had their tickets and $16,300 in fines dismissed.
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October 22, 2000 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His memory is as blurry and golden as a dreamscape. He is a boy of 9 in his house on the river in Africa, playing hide-and-seek. His mother hums on the sun-warmed veranda. Christopher de Victorino has clung to this warm memory ever since paramilitary men came to take his life away. It wrestles for his attention with other recollections that are the stuff of nightmares: The sight of his father, bound and bloodied. The sound of his mother being raped on the bathroom floor.
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