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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 9, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Joel Rubin
A veteran LAPD motorcycle officer died Wednesday, several days after he was struck by an SUV driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. Fellow officers and family members had been holding vigil for Chris Cortijo - a member of the department for nearly 27 years - at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center since the Saturday accident. A visibly shaken LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday called Cortijo's death the "ultimate irony," noting that the officer had arrested more than 3,000 drivers suspected of being under the influence and "in doing so saved countless lives.
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.
March 29, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
A group of renters in Fullerton didn't know who to believe when it came to the safety of an apartment complex severely damaged by Friday night's big shaker. The quake left cracks in several walls, some of them two inches wide and about 30 feet in length. Managers of the Camden Parkside apartment complex in the 2600 block of Associated Road advised nearly two dozen tenants that they could reenter their units until told otherwise. PHOTOS: 5.1 earthquake rattles L.A., Orange County However, the Fullerton Fire Department had declared the apartment block uninhabitable because of structural damage.
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.
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.
March 22, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Dorothy's pinafore and ruby red slippers, Darth Vader's helmet and cape and Austin Powers' blue velvet suit are just a few of the treasures on display in "Hollywood Costume," the monumental exhibition celebrating 100 years of costume in the movies opening Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum, its only stop in the West. Originally organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it had a sold-out run in 2012-13, the exhibition is curated by Deborah Landis, the David C. Copley chair and the director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
March 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Shailene Woodley wore a one-shoulder Elie Saab couture gown with a slit up the leg to the L.A. premiere of "Divergent," her new film that is scheduled to open Friday. [The Cut] And her co-star Kate Winslet wore a scarlet gown by Safiyaa London. [Daily Mail] Rachel Zoe's collection for fall 2014 is less bohemian and more polished than we've seen before, writes Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore. [Los Angeles Times] Sofia Vergara's new ad campaign for Head & Shoulders also stars several of her family members -- because the family has been using the product for 20 years, Vergara maintains.
March 17, 2014 | By Booth Moore
L'Wren Scott, who was found dead Monday in New York, dressed nearly every A-list actress in Hollywood, including perennial fashion darlings Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Sarah Jessica Parker, and helped turn many of them into style icons. Both as a stylist and designer, Scott created a number of the most magical red carpet moments of the last decade. Here, we look back at her most memorable looks. Nicole Kidman, 2008 Oscars Scott dressed a pregnant Nicole Kidman in a black  Balenciaga  gown and designed a dramatic 1,399-karat rough diamond sautoir to go with it.  The diamond necklace, draped around Kidman's porcelain neck, is one of the most famous pieces of jewelry ever worn on a red carpet.
March 16, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
City government is not necessarily known for its willingness to try new things or move quickly, or its flexibility in issuing permits. Activists and businesses often complain that attempts to beautify their communities get tied up in red tape. But a program from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation offers hope of a new ethos emerging in City Hall, one that empowers neighborhoods and city agencies to experiment with urban design. The program, called "People St," invites community groups to apply for the right to convert a piece of city street into a plaza, a parklet or bike parking for one year.
March 14, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Barely a week after it came down the runway at Paris Fashion Week, Nicolas Ghesquiere's new collection for Louis Vuitton has already made its debut on the red carpet. And on Charlotte Gainsbourg no less, who as the daughter of actress Jane Birkin and singer Serge Gainsbourg is French fashion royalty.  Gainsbourg wore a head-to-toe look from Ghesquiere's debut collection for the luxury brand at the Thursday night premiere of "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" in New York. As his friend and muse, she's the perfect poster girl for his new direction at Vuitton, where he took over from Marc Jacobs.
March 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Gusty winds, low humidity and expected high temperatures Wednesday prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning from Ventura to Orange counties. The conditions were considered a “high fire weather concern," the weather service said. Forecasters said winds could reach up to 40 mph in mountain areas with gusts up to 65 mph later in the day. Isolated gusts up to 75 mph could blow over western peaks, forecasters said. Winds could reach up to 60 mph in the coastal foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.
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.
August 4, 1989 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It all started innocently enough. The Cincinnati Reds' leadoff hitter, Mariano Duncan, walked and stole second base. Luis Quinones bunted and beat it out. "I played for one run and I got 14," Manager Pete Rose said. The Reds scored 14 runs on 16 hits, all in the first inning, and went on to beat the Houston Astros, 18-2, Thursday at Cincinnati. The 16 hits set a modern major league record for one inning.
March 12, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal biologists clad in waders and armed with long-handled nets this week moved hundreds of red-legged frog eggs from a San Fernando Valley stream to carefully selected wetlands 10 miles away in the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range in Southern California. Five hundred eggs transported from the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve to the Santa Monica Mountains are expected to hatch any day. When they do, they will reintroduce red-legged frog tadpoles to historic haunts that are free of predatory fish, snails and crayfish that could tear them apart.
March 10, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
It was supposed to be the grand finale of the Red and Gold show, a decades-long tradition for the students of Rosary High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Fullerton. Instead, the raucous and creative performance showcasing school spirit ended in a blur when the stage collapsed Saturday night, sending two dozen students to the hospital with minor and moderate injuries. Investigators are now reviewing building permits to determine what restrictions applied to the stage. The performance took place at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim.
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