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September 28, 2003 | Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is senior home design editor for the magazine.
Los Angeles interior designer Gere Kavanaugh not only had to oversee every detail of the transformation of a three-bedroom condominium to private gallery and ad hoc guest residence for her client, she also had to worry about protecting his extensive collections. The result was fiber-optic lighting, custom file cabinets, archival foam-lined drawers and handmade clamshell boxes covered in Japanese indigo-dyed fabric that have inspired many visiting museum curators.
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February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Thursday night after holding up a woman in her home near West Covina and then attempting to flee had a woman and a child in his getaway car, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, tried to rob the woman at gunpoint sometime before 5 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, but deputies were called to the scene by her son, who said a black car was waiting outside. When deputies arrived, the black car was already speeding toward them and a chase ensued, the Sheriff's Department said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lancaster couple were arrested and their baby was placed in protective custody after deputies found rock cocaine and cash while serving a search warrant at a home, authorities said Thursday. The search warrant was served at the home in the 4800 block of West Avenue L-14 as part of a followup investigation to a burglary in the area two weeks ago, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The department said deputies found about two ounces of cocaine wrapped in small plastic bags.
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January 30, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Lancaster couple were arrested and their baby was placed in protective custody after deputies found rock cocaine and cash while serving a search warrant at a home, authorities said Thursday. The search warrant was served at the home in the 4800 block of West Avenue L-14 as part of a followup investigation to a burglary in the area two weeks ago, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The department said deputies found about two ounces of cocaine wrapped in small plastic bags.
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October 20, 1994 | GREG RIPPEE
Two Ventura sisters who were left alone with a pizza, a carton of eggs and some milk while their parents went on a camping trip were taken into protective custody after a relative claimed they were neglected, police said. The parents, however, said Ventura County officials had no right to take their daughters--ages 13 and 15--Tuesday night because they had arranged for the girls to stay at a friend's mobile home in the same Ventura trailer park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1987
A 7-year-old boy whose older brother was found strangled and dismembered in a trash bin in Hacienda Heights is remaining in protective custody during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an attorney for the boy's mother said. Nabeel Parwez's parents, who are battling for custody of their son, appeared at a two-hour closed hearing Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Ernest Williams, attorney Phillip Kelly said. The hearing was continued until Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Randy Steven Kraft has complained to a federal court that he is "being driven to the limits of sanity" by his housing conditions at Orange County Jail, where he has lived the past five years while awaiting trial on 16 murder charges. The cumulative result of five years of protective custody--away from the jail's general population--is not only degrading and humiliating, Kraft says, but is "an assault on (my) spirit and will to survive."
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July 17, 1985 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
A 69-year-old Chatsworth man who attempted suicide on the eve of his scheduled sentencing for child molestation was ordered placed under protective custody Tuesday after a judge revoked his bail. Alfred W. Bayley, who was castrated 39 years ago as punishment for a previous child molestation, is facing up to 18 years in jail for molesting several San Fernando Valley children while he was baby-sitting them.
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October 20, 1989 | JIM CARLTON
Oscar's big talent has gotten him into big trouble. Following death threats two weeks ago, the earthquake-predicting fish was removed from his aquarium in the biology lab at Corona del Mar High School and moved to an undisclosed location, said school principal Tom Jacobson. "We were afraid that Oscar would be deep-sixed," Jacobson said Thursday. Why would anyone want to harm Oscar, a lovable, one-eyed South American red oscar?
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August 16, 1986 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
The brief meeting Friday may have been tense, but laughter also filtered out of the small room in Orange County Juvenile Court where Deanna Young sat with her parents. Three days earlier, the 13-year-old had turned her parents, Bobby and Judith Young, in to Tustin police, accusing them of using drugs in their home.
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January 6, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A baby girl became the first newborn in 2014 to be safely surrendered in Los Angeles County over the weekend at a Culver City hospital, officials announced Monday. The newborn also became the 114 th baby to be delivered safely since the Safe Surrender program started nearly 13 years ago, according to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe's office. “There is no better way to start the new year then to learn of the healthy and safe surrender of a newborn baby girl,” Knabe said in a statement.
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January 4, 2014 | By Tony Perry
A 53-year-old Chula Vista man is in jail after being arrested on suspicion of child neglect and public intoxication after losing track of his 2-year-old grandchild. Frank Moreno was arrested about 1 a.m. Saturday while at a "local taco shop eating a burrito," police said. Moreno's family told police that he had taken the child around 10 p.m. to get a burrito. After they didn't come back for several hours, family members went looking for them. They found Moreno at the taco shop and called police for help finding the child.
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November 10, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
A 6-year-old discovered family members slain inside their Stockton home late Friday, police said. San Joaquin County sheriff's detectives told Fox 40 two men entered the home on South Laurel Street and opened fire. Three members of a family was found dead at the scene. Two others were  wounded. Neighbors say they are in stable condition. Neighbors say that boy ran outside knocking on doors until someone came out to help him. The Stockton Record reported that the boy was taken into protective custody and that detectives were still trying to determine a motive for the slayings.
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November 8, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A San Bernardino man and woman are due in court Friday after witnesses say they shoved her children into a car trunk and attempted to drive off from a laundromat last weekend. Witnesses on Saturday reported seeing Ralph Castillo, 46, shove the children, ages 6 and 7, into the trunk at 245 W. Highland Ave., KTLA-TV  reported. Castillo's girlfriend and mother of the children, 26-year-old Heather Burrows, was allegedly there when the incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. Witnesses tried to intervene and called police as the couple prepared to drive off with the children in the trunk.
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October 2, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A baby girl was turned over at a hospital in Lancaster this week under the county's Safe Surrender program. The newborn was seventh this year to be given up under the program, according to Los Angeles County officials. "Last week, we launched a new Safe Surrender outreach campaign with a message to desperate mothers that 'there is a better choice,'" said County Supervisor Don Knabe. "This mother made the better choice by safely surrendering her baby at a hospital, and now her child has a chance to be part of a loving family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A San Bernardino mother and her boyfriend were in jail Friday after the woman's 3-year-old daughter tested positive for methamphetamine while at a hospital for a fever. Alexis Parker, 27, and her boyfriend, Tony Medrano, 43, were being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and were scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon. The two were arrested at the Community Hospital of San Bernardino on Wednesday evening after medical staff did an initial checkup of the 3-year-old, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.
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May 8, 1993 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
While a gunman suspected of killing two people in a bloody series of attacks eluded police for a second day, armed guards on Friday patrolled the post office where one slaying occurred and authorities fielded a flurry of tips from worried residents. Law enforcement officials were confounded by the disappearance of 38-year-old Mark Richard Hilbun, who was fired from his job at the Dana Point post office in December in part because he was stalking a female co-worker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
The three grandchildren of U.S. Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar), missing for nearly four years, are now in protective custody after their mother was arrested in Mexicali, Mexico, authorities said. In November 2007, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives were dispatched to the 22000 block of Cello Drive in Diamond Bar to investigate the suspected abduction of the three boys by their mother, Jennifer Lopez DeJongh. DeJongh, 34, did not have legal custody of the children.
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September 3, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant and Angel Jennings
The Los Angeles County coroner Tuesday released the name of the 8-month-old infant who drowned in San Gabriel Valley after authorities say his mother left him unattended in a bathtub with his young siblings. Jedidiah Turner died Friday morning in the 1500 block of Pass and Covina Road in Valinda, according to authorities.  The autopsy was still pending Tuesday, according to Lt. Larry Dietz. The infant's mother, who has not been identified, was bathing Jedidiah along with his 1-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother at around 8:50 a.m. Friday when she stepped away for 10 to 15 minutes.
NATIONAL
September 3, 2013
Ariel Castro, the man who had been sentenced to spend his life in prison for holding three Cleveland women captive for roughly a decade, was found hanged in his cell Tuesday night, Ohio officials said. Castro, 53, was discovered at 9:20 p.m. at the Ohio Correctional Reception Center in Orient, according to the Ohio Department of Corrections. Prison medical staffers began performing life-saving measures, and Castro was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:52.
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