January 24, 2009
Re "DNA reveals secrets, lies," Jan. 18 Is family about bloodlines, or is it about relationships? As I researched my family, it became apparent that there was a propensity to roll in the hay first and marry second. Most of these marriages lasted for decades and produced stable family environments. In many cases, a third party stepped up to make an "honest woman" out of a pregnant spinster. Children born of "outside" fathers are not necessarily evidence of debauchery. A so-called break in the bloodline should not be looked on as a moral failure by our ancestors.
May 29, 1994
Reading your Summer Sneaks article on James Garner ("Was, Is and Always a Maverick," by Carla Hall, May 15) reminded me of an oft-repeated family story. My father, who was an avid amateur golfer, played in a pro-am game sometime in the late '60s. After the first 18 holes, he introduced my mother, who was quite star-struck, to Garner, who was playing in the tournament. My mother, trying to be cute and clever, said, "Hmmm, James Garner. I don't think I'm familiar with the name." Well, according to my mother, Garner, in typical Rockfordesque fashion, looked at her and said, "That's OK, lady, I don't know you either."
May 23, 1991
Five Glendale police officers will be promoted to supervisory positions within the department next week, Police Chief David J. Thompson has announced. The vacancies occurred when Capt. Thomas M. Rutkoske, a 25-year veteran of the department, said he would take a disability retirement. Rutkoske, 48, injured his back when he fell during a city disaster-training exercise last October, Thompson said. He has been on a disability leave since that time. To fill the opening, Lt.
September 7, 1989 |
Following a tip that led to the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale narcotics investigators seized 1,276 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $75 million and made eight arrests over the Labor Day weekend in the largest drug seizure ever made by the department.
May 17, 2000 |
Composer Thomas Newman received the Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at Broadcast Music Inc.'s annual Film and Television Awards dinner Monday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Newman, 44, is a four-time Oscar nominee for the films "American Beauty," "The Shawshank Redemption," "Little Women" and "Unstrung Heroes." His other scores have included "The Green Mile," "The Player," "The Horse Whisperer," "Scent of a Woman" and "Fried Green Tomatoes."
January 30, 2013
Re "Senate panel has plan on immigration," Jan. 28 I am so grateful to the millions of immigrants of recent decades, legal and illegal, for moving my country toward equality. When I was growing up, our country was dominated by white male Protestants, and America was idealized as their dominion. I'm not one, so like millions of others, I did not feel truly at one with my country. But now we have hundreds of different identities. As for "illegal" immigrants, they have always been vital to our country.
July 25, 2007
Re "Building a deathtrap," editorial, July 21 I've noticed plenty of bizarre editorials in The Times, but this takes the cake. The Times wails that repairs to the 82-mile All American Canal, which carries water from the Colorado River along the border with Mexico, will be a dangerous threat to illegals crossing that river, so steps and rescue equipment should be built into the concrete lining.
March 28, 2004 |
"Chung. Chung." It's a sound that elicits an almost-Pavlovian response in crime-show junkies, cued to think of "... The police, who investigate crimes, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders." The audio cue is a hallmark of the stalwart NBC series "Law & Order" and its spinoffs, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1987 |
A man who spent more than four years in prison for a murder in which a veteran Los Angeles police officer was later implicated filed a $62-million suit Thursday against local authorities and others who he said failed to investigate the evidence that would have exonerated him. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court, Charles F. Persico, 44, claimed law enforcement officials in Los Angeles and Glendale ignored evidence that former LAPD officer William E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2000 |
Toxicology reports on the two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death last month in a blood-spattered La Crescenta schoolyard show neither had illicit drugs in his system, although one had a small amount of alcohol in his bloodstream, the coroner's office said Tuesday. Chris McCulloch, 13, had a blood-alcohol level of .02% and Blaine Talmo Jr., 14, had traces of Sudafed, a non-prescription cold medicine, in his blood, said Scott Carrier of the Los Angeles County coroner's office.