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June 19, 2011 | By Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times
Heather Dennis first saw him rolling up to the Dutch Bros. Coffee house, his music shrieking out the car window. Dutch Bros. was where everybody young in Redding, at the northern tip of California's Central Valley, hung out. Heather, just 18, was sitting in her truck with her friends listening to her own music. "I yelled at him, 'If I wanted to hear your music, I'd just come over and sit in your car,' " she said. After that encounter in July 2008, they were together every evening until Preston J. Dennis joined the Army and started basic training later that year.
April 25, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American Medical Assn. raised a red flag generally about university officials such as Eugene Washington, the dean of UCLA's medical school who also serves on the board of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. The world's biggest medical-products maker paid Washington more than $260,000 in cash and stock last year as a company director.
November 25, 1986 | ROBERT HILBURN
"The Ultimate Otis Redding." Warner Special Products. AAD. Redding, who was just 26 when killed in a 1967 plane crash, was one of the greatest of the '60s soul singers, a man who could be equally affecting on a poignant number like "I've Been Loving You Too Long" or a frantic workout like "Shake." His passionate approach was an essential link between the smooth, church-accented style of Sam Cooke and the edgy tension of Al Green--though grittier than either.
April 25, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
The night of the lunar eclipse, I was having a late supper at Red Medicine out on Wilshire, a few tables over from a man who had decided to dress as Jesus for the evening, a slender young man with long, straight hair and white robes flowing around his ankles. I can't be sure, but I think he ordered the tasting menu. After dinner, I walked outside in time to see the last sliver of the moon disappear into the Earth's shadow. An elderly man plucked at my arm, eager to know what I was looking up at, and I pointed at the moon, at Mars shining bright and pink in its penumbra.
March 10, 1985
Robert W. Schwenke of San Jose has been installed as president of the California Society, American Institute of Building Design, with Ann Ritberger of Sacramento, first vice president; Stanley E. Steele of Sunnymead, second vice president; Richard Roos of Long Beach, secretary-treasurer; William Holmes of Redding, northern director, and Richard Wilken of Los Angeles, southern director.
April 25, 1998 | Associated Press
A landlord was convicted Friday of murdering five men in a feud that started with a bounced rent check. Geoffrey Ferguson, 47, was found guilty of fatally shooting three of his tenants and two of their guests in 1995 and then setting the Redding apartment house on fire to cover up the crime. Each of the men was shot in the head; four of the bodies were burned beyond recognition. Ferguson faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
December 3, 1986
Ailing country singer Johnny Paycheck left a hospital in Redding, where he had been reported in critical condition with bronchitis, emphysema and intestinal bleeding, despite protests from doctors and friends. "He's not been released from the hospital, he just walked out," Charlie Ammerman, Paycheck's manager, said in Nashville, Tenn.
Gregory Rains, the husband of former Glendora librarian Marilyn Rains, had $14,000 in gambling debts and a $50,000 life insurance policy on his wife at the time of her murder, police investigators testified last week in court in Northern California. The testimony against Rains, 44, was given during a preliminary hearing Friday in Shasta County Municipal Court in Redding as evidence pointing to a possible motive in the mysterious slaying of the 42-year-old librarian.
June 26, 2011
ROAD TRIP Based on Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (27.5 mpg) and using AAA's survey-based average price of $3.90 a gallon for gas last week in California, this trip will cost you about $78 to drive the 545 miles from Los Angeles to Redding. From Redding, drive east on California 44 and then California 59 south to Lassen Volcanic National Park. To continue on the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, travel north on California 89 to Mount Shasta, 166 miles. WHERE TO STAY Bridgehouse Bed & Breakfast, 1455 Riverside Drive, Redding; (530)
August 18, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John F. Reginato, an early and enduring promoter of Northern California tourism who helped introduce house boating to the West by suggesting more than half a century ago that "campers with pontoons" would make Shasta Lake prosper, has died. He was 89. Reginato died July 28 at a hospice in Tacoma, Wash., after a series of strokes and heart attacks, said his son, John. Reginato had lived in Redding from 1949 until moving to Gig Harbor, Wash., last year to be near his son.
April 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Laura Nelson
A man appeared to have jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train bound for North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, causing service delays, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident was reported around 1:41 p.m. at the Civic Center/Grand Park station in downtown Los Angeles, where a man appeared to have jumped in front of a train heading to North Hollywood, said MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza.   The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
April 23, 2014
Note: In August, staff writer Barbara Hansen wrote about Timothy M. Evans, who has two great passions: Thai food and wine. Two years ago he founded the Amador County winery Clos du Lac Cellars with the mission of encouraging wine-lovers to think beyond the usual choices for matching wine with Thai food. To show how well Thai food and wine can mix, he hosted a dinner where his wines were paired with food made by Evans and Thai chef Stapron Nilluang. Our favorite dish from that dinner was Salmon in Sweet Red Curry.
April 19, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Metro Red Line service was delayed late Friday when a man jumped in front of a train in what officials called a suicide attempt. A witness at the Hollywood/Western Station said the man was dragged 20 yards but survived. He had a large gash on his head and was taken to a hospital. Train service was delayed more than 30 minutes.   ALSO: Baby died in SUV while neighbors worked just a few feet away FBI: Man suspected of brutally killing his family may be in L.A. area Box of newborn kittens accidentally shipped from L.A. to San Diego      
April 16, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the artistic vitality of the city, developers were required to pay a fee equal to 1% of the construction value. That money was supposed to pay for art in public places. It was a smart idea to set up the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund. But it's dumb not to spend it. A recent audit by City Controller Ron Galperin found that $7.5 million was languishing in the portion of the fund that is bankrolled by developers and earmarked for public art projects, cultural events and performances.
April 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
One season under the NHL's realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West. The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won their new conference's two wild-card playoff berths. The Red Wings will make their 23rd consecutive postseason appearance, and the Blue Jackets will make their second appearance in franchise history. First place in the East - and overall - went to the Boston Bruins, with the Ducks winning the No. 1 spot in the West.
April 13, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
As the start of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards approached Sunday evening, hundreds of fans gathered behind the roped-off red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, awaiting the arriving stars and screaming for the cameras. Meanwhile, MTV "Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey prepared for the official pre-show with co-host singer Zendaya by playing in a pen of puppies dressed like characters from 2013 movies. The star of the litter was a doggelganger for Alien, James Franco's character in "Spring Breakers," sporting dreadlocks and shades.  Complete list of winners/nominees Check back with more scenes and interviews from the red carpet and winners at the MTV Movie Awards.
October 20, 1985 | Associated Press
They aren't fooled by a pretty face. A scenic picture won't turn their heads. What does appeal to members of the Northern California Post Card Club is a card that portrays historic change, whatever its age. For instance, an 1898 post card of Mt. Shasta would not be as valuable as a Market Street scene of the same year. It is the lure of knowledge, along with the fun of collecting, that prompts the 10 active club members to chronicle various historical eras through post cards.
A government test has determined that a red dye used in many lipsticks is a powerful herbicide capable of killing marijuana plants, prompting some Bush Administration officials to propose using the dye in an airborne offensive against domestic marijuana cultivation.
April 11, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
INDIO, Calif. - In the sprawl of desert scrub brush and freeway ramps that is this industrial part of Indio, the sun burns brightly in a barren office park. Light and shadows flash off the scorched asphalt, and the landscape is a spare palette of dusty brown, faded green and gray. Inside one tucked-away structure, however, artist Phillip K. Smith III is preparing to paint the sky red. Or pink. Or green, depending. FULL COVERAGE: Coachella 2014 "Welcome to the different sides of my brain," Smith says, leading the way through his studio, which looks like an airplane hangar and is filled with elements of a light installation premiering at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
April 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"It's the same case -- do the same thing!" So barks Ice Cube to Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the new expletive-filled red-band trailer for their upcoming buddy-cop comedy "22 Jump Street," which finds the latter two once again starring as goofball narcs Jenko and Schmidt. The line functions as marching orders for the undercover duo, who busted a high-school drug ring in the 2012 surprise hit "21 Jump Street" and this time around are sent to do the same at a college. (Watch the new red-band "22 Jump Street" trailer here ; parental guidance suggested.)
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