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February 28, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most people are trying to forget the earthquake. But for 35 people who attended an unusual "earthquake reunion" Sunday, seeing former neighbors from their severely damaged apartment complex and recounting their experience was an emotional and ultimately healing affair. "This is the first time we've seen each other in five weeks," said Ruben Hernandez, who organized the event for former neighbors of the Matilija Apartments, which are located at 4334 and 4346 Matilija Ave. in Sherman Oaks.
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August 19, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
Jim Wade came to the second annual Vietnam veterans reunion in La Habra on Saturday to look for a fellow soldier. "I don't know his name, but I'll never forget his face," said Wade, 44, of Long Beach, who remembers unloading the wounded soldier from a helicopter that had been hit. "He was a corpsman. He had lost half his leg. From the top of his right (buttocks) cheek right down to his heel, it was missing," Wade recalled. "He had been given a shot of morphine.
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July 12, 1997 | BOB POOL
College graduates do it. So do high school graduates. And today Rosewood Avenue Elementary School, Class of 1960, will gather in Hollywood for a class reunion. "Everybody cracks up when I tell them I'm going to my sixth-grade reunion. And I crack up too," said Sonia Preiser, a Long Beach adult school teacher. "People roll their eyes. They're amused, then they're amazed," agreed Steve Kipnis, a real estate agent from West Los Angeles.
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July 24, 1990 | LEN HALL
For two years, Pat Forster of San Juan Capistrano has searched for fellow members of the Army's 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Division, who served in Vietnam. This weekend, Forster and his battalion veterans will mark the 20th anniversary of their return home in November, 1970, with a reunion in San Juan Capistrano. A march through downtown, a memorial service for those who died in battle and a barbecue will highlight the three-day reunion.
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November 8, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A famous ship that once served as the setting for a big-budget Hollywood movie spent most of Wednesday sailing in the waters of Newport Bay. The HMS Bounty, which was built for the 1962 MGM film "Mutiny on the Bounty," arrived in Orange County around noon to give the ship's 16-member crew the chance to attend a private dinner at the home of Newport Beach resident Dan Elliot.
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October 7, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine of the original Mouseketeers from the "Mickey Mouse Club" basked in the spotlight Friday during a reunion that marked the 40th anniversary of the television series, but Annette Funicello, the most famous of them all, was not there. Still, hundreds of people lined up to catch a glimpse of Bobby, Sherry, Don, Doreen, Tommy, Cheryl, Karen, Lonnie and Sharon as they made their way down Main Street in the group's first appearance together at Disneyland in more than two decades.
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August 26, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER
The terrible drought that forced a half-million desperate farmers and their families to migrate to California from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Missouri in the 1930s was vividly recalled at a Dust Bowl Days reunion here recently. Several hundred people--including many who lived through the wrenching experience, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren--spent the day in Lamont Park renewing acquaintances, looking at old photographs, exchanging stories.
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October 16, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When the Doobie Brothers called it quits 10 years ago, singer Michael McDonald hoped there would be excuses to hold reunion concerts. "It's always fun to play with the guys and to play the band's songs," he said. "That will always be part of my identity, one of the best bands I ever played with, and more than that, one of the greatest groups of people I ever worked with." But the excuse for the band's two upcoming reunion shows is not anything McDonald would have wished for.
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March 4, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The guys at the machine shop probably don't know it, but once upon a time, people called Bill Moore "Bullet" the way George Herman Ruth was called "Babe." Bullet Moore, they called him--at least his grandmother says so--but that was back in Little League, and by the time he hit his teens, the fastball was gone. Some athletes peak too soon. Even so, Moore still had his curve, and he made varsity at Downey's Warren High School back in 1970.
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August 30, 1991 | Associated Press
A former Soviet double agent who defected six years ago said Thursday that the KGB has abandoned round-the-clock surveillance of his family in Moscow, raising his hopes for a reunion. "It may be just a first sign that they are rethinking their attitude," Oleg Gordievsky said. Gordievsky, 53, was KGB station chief in London when he began working for British intelligence in the early 1970s. He defected in 1985 when his superiors became suspicious.
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