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June 29, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was stunned silence at Tina Tolbert's house when letters postmarked from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania started pouring in. Amherst, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Yale. Nine prestigious Ivy League colleges had written to invite the Mar Vista teen-ager to enroll. And each was waving a scholarship worth up to $100,000 at her. "I didn't think I'd even get in when I applied," said the Venice High School senior. "I never dreamed I'd get into an Ivy League school.
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June 29, 1993 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was stunned silence at Tina Tolbert's house when letters postmarked from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania started pouring in. Amherst, Wellesley, Swarthmore, Yale. Nine prestigious Ivy League colleges had written to invite the Mar Vista teen-ager to enroll. And each was waving a scholarship worth up to $100,000 at her. "I didn't think I'd even get in when I applied," said the Venice High School senior. "I never dreamed I'd get into an Ivy League school.
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October 23, 2004 | Martha Groves, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Hollywood producer making a series for Paramount Network Television has recently received a lesson from a Brentwood couple that gives new meaning to the expression "penny wise, pound foolish." While on location in September on Moreno Avenue, a broad street lined with substantial homes, producer Ronald L. Schwary's location team asked Stefanie and Myron Roth to halt their noisy tree trimming. Some bargaining ensued, and the Roths agreed to send the trimmers away in exchange for $1,000.
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