June 8, 1990 |
Thomas R. Sheridan, a prominent Los Angeles trial lawyer who served as executive director of the McCone Commission and special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, died Thursday. He was 60. Sheridan died of cardiac arrest at St. Vincent's Medical Center where he had been hospitalized for several weeks. He had also suffered a series of strokes. U.S. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy had appointed Sheridan his special assistant in 1962.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2005 |
The divisions are still there, 40 years later. To many, the events that began in Watts on Aug. 11, 1965, remain a riot, pure and simple - a social breakdown into mob rule and criminality. To others, they were a revolt, a rebellion, an uprising - a violent but justified leap into a future of black self-empowerment. To mark the 40th anniversary of the riots, The Times asked nine people, all of whom witnessed the events firsthand, to recount their memories of six days that changed their lives and the course of the city.