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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.
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
August 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Tampa police have scrapped their controversial security camera system that scanned city streets for criminals, citing its failure over two years to recognize anyone wanted by authorities. The system was intended to recognize the facial characteristics of felons, sexual predators and runaway children by matching passersby with a database of 30,000 mug shots.
September 9, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Robin Quivers, Howard Stern's longtime sidekick, revealed her year-plus battle with cancer Monday and announced she is now cancer-free. Turns out Quivers, 61, has been doing the show from home for the last 15 months while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for endometrial cancer. Quivers, 61, first noticed a problem while attending an away wedding, where she realized she couldn't urinate, and headed to an ER for help. Upon returning home she saw other doctors who discovered she had a cancerous mass in her pelvic region.
July 26, 2002 | From Reuters
The city of Denver's cable channel unveiled a new program featuring the mug shots of men convicted of soliciting prostitutes. "Johns-TV," part of a crackdown on prostitution, debuted with 11 men. "If you choose to risk catching a sexually transmitted disease, you now also choose to take the risk of having your picture appear on TV for the whole world to see," said Denver Mayor Wellington Webb.
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.
July 27, 2010 | Richard Marosi
Jason Harrington, wanted on a battery charge in Alameda County, was caught after a chase across rooftops in the Baja California fishing village of San Felipe. Alleged child molester Father Joseph Briceno of Phoenix was handcuffed amid a crowd of parishioners in Mexicali. Tony "The Big Homie" Rodriguez, a Mexican Mafia boss from Indio, hurled threats after being hauled off a street corner by Mexican police posing as junkyard dealers. All three fugitives had a similar escape plan: Flee to Baja California and leave their troubles at the border.
November 8, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Scott Disick's mother, Bonnie Disick, died Oct. 28 after a long illness, according to recent reports. She was 63. The cause of death was unclear. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 30, who is boyfriend to eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian, 34, reportedly flew from L.A. to New York with his girlfriend to attend his mother's Oct. 30 wake, according to E! News , Us Weekly and People . PHOTOS: Meet the Kardashians Radar Online, which first reported the story, quoted a source as saying that Disick was "devastated" by the loss because he "was very close to his mother.
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