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September 10, 1986
Chile's dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, thrives on the long nightmare of violence that his rule unleashed on his country, and he may even survive it. But Chile will have a hard time surviving it. Pinochet lived through a highway ambush this week that left him slightly wounded and five members of his official convoy dead.
June 2, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Giants are coming! The Giants are coming! All giddy with excitement are you? Ugh, the Dodgers have hit their first skid of the season at the same time the Giants are starting to play their best baseball. Talk about lousy timing. The Dodgers have lost five consecutive games, enabling the Giants to cut a lead that was a season-high 7½ games down to four. Things were getting a tad frustrating up in the Bay Area as the Giants started playing well, but with the Dodgers continuing to roll even without Matt Kemp, unable to put a dent in the National League West standings.
May 16, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
About 10 tornadoes slashed through parts of North Texas, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and more than 100 homes damaged or destroyed as the tornado season got off to a frenzied start. At least three Texas counties -- Hood, Johnson and Montague -- were struck by tornadoes that began Wednesday evening and cut a wide swath through the region, where tornado activity is an annual occurrence. Weather observer teams will inspect the region, but the preliminary count of twisters by the National Weather Service stood at 10 by Thursday morning.
August 22, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Looks like San Diego's about to wake up from its six-week civic nightmare. After two weeks of therapy and three days of legal mediation, Mayor Bob Filner has struck an agreement with city officials and his former press secretary, who sued him for sexual harassment, according to San Diego City Atty. Jan Goldsmith. But the world will have to wait until Friday afternoon, when the City Council, whose nine members have all urged Filner to resign, vote on the agreement in a closed session.
June 19, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
"Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany, a freshly minted best actress prize winner , joined us for a live chat to talk about her role as Sarah Manning and half a dozen other clones on the acclaimed new BBC America sci-fi series. The buzzed-about show has a loyal fan base from around the world, and Maslany was kind enough to say hello ( or "hola," depending on the nationality ) to many who had joined the conversation, while also discussing the joy and nightmare of playing so many parts on the series.
October 4, 2009 | Dennis Lim
The Japanese cult auteur Takashi Miike, whose movies are typically seen by Western audiences at film festivals and on DVD, keeps up the speed-demon pace of an old-fashioned grind-house director. He has cranked out nearly 80 films since 1991, and his output is mind-boggling not just for its sheer volume but also for its improbable variety. He ranges freely from horror ("One Missed Call") to crime ("Dead or Alive") to comedy ("Shangri-La"). He has made a superhero kids' adventure ("Zebraman")
December 15, 1997
Loved Nick Green's article "A Long Winter's Nightmare" (Dec. 10) on Santa Paula. He captured the situation extremely well. MARTHA K. HARRIS Santa Paula Ventura County Letters
April 30, 1995
Surely this is a nightmare. It can't be that I'm reading the front-page news correctly ("State Justices Uphold Tough Homeless Law," April 25). It says on the front page that the California Supreme Court has now criminalized homelessness! Anyone who dares to sleep on public property in the city of Santa Ana, the Orange County seat of government, will be sent to jail. But Orange County is bankrupt. The jails and the jailers are being cut back because we're broke and can't pay for these "luxuries."
July 17, 2005
Teresa Barbarino's account of baggage screening at the LAX International Terminal ["Waiting and Then Fuming at the Airport," Letters, July 3] is just one of many horror stories. Seventeen months ago, my wife and I arrived at the terminal four hours before departure time. The baggage screening was a nightmare. We made it to the departure gate with 10 minutes to spare. On the return trip home, we got to the Nice, France, airport two hours before departure. We got to the gate 80 minutes ahead of our departure time.
October 28, 2004
RE "Yes, That Is an Airstream in My Living Room" [Oct. 21]: I cannot imagine the anxiety writer Melissa Stephan had as they hammered away in her home. I often wonder during these types of makeover shows what happens if the residents really hate the changes. Laurie Wilcox Palm Desert
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