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December 1, 2011 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Lewis died of cancer Friday in Gladwyne, Pa., according to her daughter, Maria Tinney Dagit. Brought up in Bel-Air as Young's adopted daughter, Lewis was an adult when she learned that the glamorous leading lady and Gable, the dashing star of " Gone With the Wind," had conceived her during a brief affair in the 1930s.
November 10, 2008 | Carla Rivera, Rivera is a Times staff writer.
At the private New Roads School in Santa Monica, 20 families decided not to re-enroll in the fall because of financial nervousness. At Loyola High School near downtown, 40 families have come forward since the beginning of the school year seeking financial aid to help cover tuition costs, even as the school's endowment -- heavily invested in equities -- has taken a battering in the financial market.
March 11, 2011
'Battle: Los Angeles' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: In general release
March 22, 2009 | Maria Hsin
5605 Shenandoah Ave., Los Angeles 90056 Size: This 3,565-square-foot home in the Ladera Heights area has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The 1959 two-story house sits on a roughly 9,600-square-foot lot. Agent description: The home has granite kitchen countertops, ceramic and wood floors, a wet bar and an aluminum steel roof.
March 21, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
For decades, Southern California was the undisputed capital of bank robbery. When five Bank of America branches were robbed in under an hour, an FBI agent shrugged and called it "just another day in L.A. " It was fodder for national news and Hollywood scripts, and the FBI field office had "Bank Robbery Capital of the World" emblazoned on its fax cover sheets. In 1992, the worst year, as many as 28 Los Angeles banks were robbed in a single day. Then the number of robberies began falling, part of an overall trend that has seen crime rates plummet across the country.
March 22, 2012
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June 13, 2010 | By Michele Bigley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I often lament have left Los Angeles, my hometown, to live in San Francisco, especially now that I have a son. After Kai was born, we found ourselves making the trek up and down Interstate 5 at least once a month. On our third not-so-pleasant jaunt past the sea of cows, Kai began screaming and would not stop. Yearning for somewhere fabulous to stop so we could cuddle him without the stench of manure and diesel, we vowed to start taking the nice way. Three years later (after chalking up more than 100,000 miles)
April 25, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L.A. gang member and a Korean woman. "Twilight's" shifting points of view created moving and insightful multiple perspectives on one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.
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