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May 20, 1994 | DOREEN CARVAJAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ordinarily this is the frantic time of year when Tustin High School honor student Quyen Pham is hunched over exams. But Thursday morning she stood outside a towering courthouse with a timid smile full of braces and cheeks stained by tears.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a scene straight out of film noir, yet it's played out in real life many times a day: A beleaguered crime victim flips through page after page of mug shots, looking for his attacker, his head swimming amid the hundreds of faces glaring back at him. But using a program that's the first of its kind, Santa Ana police hope to have a computer do that search instead, saving crime victims--and themselves--countless hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two teen-agers, skateboarding along busy Niguel Road last week, were arrested, handcuffed and photographed at the sheriff's substation for allegedly violating a city ban on riding in the street. The arrests infuriated the parents of one boy who said Wednesday that they have filed a complaint against the arresting officer for the "abusive" treatment of their son. "My son will now go through the rest of his life with a criminal record," said the boy's father.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Hart of Dixie" star Cress Williams has tied the knot with girlfriend Kristen Torrianni. The actor, 42, who plays beloved football-star-turned-Bluebell Mayor Lavon Hayes in the CW series, wed the actress on the island of Kauai on May 21 and had a formal wedding reeption in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to his rep.  "The wedding was an intimate affair on the beach, with the bride's and groom's parents and Cress' daughter in attendance," Williams'...
MAGAZINE
December 12, 2004 | Mark Arax, Mark Arax covers Central California for The Times.
One day not long ago, I drove into a valley deep in the mountains of Oregon, a swath of green pastures edged by wild blackberries and split by a creek that filled up a nearby lake. It seemed a pleasant enough place in the world, this hidden valley, but I hadn't driven the 500 miles from Fresno simply to take in the fresh scenery. No, what I had come looking for were answers that had eluded me for 31 years. What I had come looking for were the secrets to my father's murder.
NEWS
October 20, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A new TV commercial from the National Rifle Assn. has angered some minority lawmakers because of its portrayal of blacks and Latinos in a series of mug shots. The commercial, which asks Congress not to create more federal gun laws until current ones are enforced more aggressively, started airing Oct. 11. It shows dozens of mug shots of criminals prosecuted in Ohio. While there are many whites in the mug shots, a large percentage are minorities. One Latino lawmaker, Rep. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.
NEWS
December 8, 2000 | Reuters
Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against 32 people arrested during last summer's Republican National Convention after police failed to link the suspects to any crimes. Four state troopers infiltrated a warehouse that was a staging area for protests during the convention. During a raid on Aug. 2, police arrested 75 people, all for misdemeanors, but the cases have fallen apart. Charges may be dropped against 30 more people next week. The remainder accepted plea agreements earlier.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Jason Aldean has filed for divorce, kicking last week's news of separation from his wife up a notch. "This is a really tough time for my entire family," the country singer told Us Weekly in a statement about the divorce, noting that he and Jessica Ussery had been together since they were teenagers - he's 36 now - and had had ups and downs along the way. They would have been married 12 years in August. "I've learned that everyone always rushes to judgement when they hear news like this," he told the mag . "That's really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls' sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Selena Gomez's bindi - the sparkly gems she wore during the MTV Movie Awards Sunday - is offending Hindu groups. The actress-singer wore the Hindu symbol on her forehead during her sultry "Come and Get It" performance at the awards show and again during a televised performance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which was taped Monday. (She gushed on "Ellen" about meeting Brad Pitt before the performance Sunday, but that's another story.) PHOTOS: 2013 MTV Movie Awards - Arrivals The inspiration for the accessory comes from the electronica song's Punjabi lyrics lyrics and tabla beat in the background, according to the Times of India.
SPORTS
June 2, 2001
Reading Saturday's letters about Vince Carter's graduation and horse racing, you'd think that Diane Pucin was T.J. Simers in drag. Wait a minute? Is that why the Times stopped printing mug shots with the columns? Greg Paull San Diego
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