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December 5, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Ramona, the protagonist of Helen Hunt Jackson's epic 1884 novel, still stands as California's prototypal romantic heroine--unless, of course, you've heard of Los Angeles' Hugo and Victoria Reid. In fact, the lives of Hugo, a Cambridge University-educated Scotsman, and Victoria, a beautiful Native American at the San Gabriel Mission, inspired Jackson. Her fictional Ramona resembled the Reids' daughter, Maria Ignacia, known as the "Flower of San Gabriel."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1999 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Ramona, the protagonist of Helen Hunt Jackson's epic 1884 novel, still stands as California's prototypal romantic heroine--unless, of course, you've heard of Los Angeles' Hugo and Victoria Reid. In fact, the lives of Hugo, a Cambridge University-educated Scotsman, and Victoria, a beautiful Native American at the San Gabriel Mission, inspired Jackson. Her fictional Ramona resembled the Reids' daughter, Maria Ignacia, known as the "Flower of San Gabriel."
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May 3, 2007 | Scott Sandell
Crime has paid off nicely in the last 15 months for Kim Cooper. But after launching a bus tour focused on lurid misdeeds, Cooper and her compatriots in the blog 1947project.com are going legit: They're expanding their tours to include literature, music and architecture, and adopting a new name, Esotouric.
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August 13, 1987 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
Even before Midge Sherwood learned that she was living on George Smith Patton's south pasture, she was becoming hooked on local history. As she turned up horseshoes while planting a garden in the 1950s, Sherwood was also unearthing little-known facts showing that San Marino was once fertile ground for California pioneers. Not all of them were as famous as Patton's son, the World War II general, or his neighbor, Henry E.
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March 15, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors are attempting to slap a prison term on a Glendora man who they say has one of the worst drunk-driving records in San Gabriel Valley history. Charles G. Hendrickson, 41, who is scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing in Superior Court this morning, could face a maximum sentence of nearly six years in state prison if convicted again of driving under the influence of alcohol and other related charges. It would be his 14th drunk-driving conviction in 10 years.
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September 17, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"How bad was it?" came the anxious voice from the crowd of evacuated residents as they peered over the boundary of yellow police tape on the sidewalk in front of their gutted apartment building in West Covina on Sunday.
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February 24, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Year of Education, you might have noticed, is not off to an A-plus start. Education Week magazine, in fact, gave California a D-plus in school funding, saying the state ranks 43rd and spends nearly $2,000 less per pupil than the national average. And that was before Conan reached for his sword and proposed a $4.8-billion whack to help close a gaping state budget shortfall. School districts across the state are reeling, with Long Beach closing an elementary school, L.
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May 7, 1985 | PAT CANNON
Heading into the final week of baseball competition before the playoffs, 11 Southern Section teams remain unbeaten in league play. Gahr, ranked No. 1 in the 3-A division, needs to beat Warren today and Downey on Friday to become the first school in San Gabriel Valley League history to complete an unbeaten league season. Coach Tom Bergeron's team is 23-2 overall and 10-0 in the SGVL. In his 14 seasons at the school, Bergeron has won seven league titles but never a Southern Section championship.
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