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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
The five teenagers killed in a car crash that Orange County officials said was one of the most violent they had ever seen included a pair of high school seniors and two sisters. Authorities on Tuesday identified the high school students as: Abdulrahman M. Alyahyan, a senior at Irvine's University High School; Nozad Hamawendi, a junior at Irvine High School; Cecilia Zamora, a junior at Irvine High; and sisters Aurora and Robin Cabrera, a sophomore and a senior, respectively, at Irvine High School.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2008 | Lisa Rosen, Special to The Times
SHE MADE a name for herself in the '90s with movies like "A League of Their Own" and "Tank Girl," but Lori Petty likes to say she was an accidental movie star. Moving to New York at age 18, she worked as a waitress in between auditions and slept on friends' couches, at the YMCA, or, on occasion, in Central Park. "It was so comfortable it was like home," Petty recalls as she sits at a deck cafe overlooking the Santa Monica beach, her big blue eyes and cropped hair rendering her immediately recognizable to "Point Break" fans sitting nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2013 | By Mark Kellam
Two of three sisters missing since Friday have been found, but the oldest one -- a 16-year-old who is pregnant -- remains missing, according to police. Still missing is Joyce Lubrin, 16, who was wearing a white tank top, blue hooded sweat shirt and a gray jacket. She is 7½ months pregnant and mentally disabled, according to police. She is 4 feet 11, 120 pounds with brown hair and eyes. Police describe her as a chronic runaway. The sisters went missing Friday. None of the them had money or cellphones, police told Times Community News.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Filmmaker John Sayles will be talking about his new film, "Go for Sisters," in a live chat Friday at noon Pacific time with Times staff writer Mark Olsen. Sayles can answer your questions too; use the hashtag #AskLATimes on Twitter now and during the chat. A two-time Academy Award nominee, for the original screenplay to "Lone Star" in 1996 and "Passion Fish" in 1992, Sayles has long been considered one of the key figures in the development of American independent filmmaking. Writing the screenplays for such films as "Piranha" and "The Howling," Sayles also began making films of his own, beginning with 1979's "Return of the Secaucus Seven.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
All the best stories are told in the kitchen - even the darkest ones. Think of Hélène Cixous' “Oy!,” now at the Actors' Gang, as the rise and fall of the Third Reich as told by your eccentric aunts, who happen to be whipping up liver pâté and a little gossip. Octogenarian sisters Selma (Mary Eileen O'Donnell) and Jenny (Jeanette Horn) have just returned from their hometown in Germany, where they were asked to speak about the Nazi era. Cooking up some nosh, they admit to each other that they didn't exactly tell the whole truth in public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Detectives are searching for two Sylmar sisters who allegedly ran an illegal cosmetic fillers business that led to the death of a patient who received a silicone injection in her buttocks. Guadalupe Viveros, 53, and Alejandra Viveros, 50, may have fled the country after Mayra Lissette Contreras, 22, of Pacoima died July 23 after receiving the injection, police said. The cause of death has not been determined, pending toxicology testing, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Robert Lee Phillips didn't get along with his two adult stepdaughters, prosecutors say. They clashed over many things, including music. As a blues musician, he detested the loud and profane rap tunes they favored. The bad blood came to a head Labor Day weekend in 2006, prosecutors said. Sabrina Taylor, 30, and her sister, Charlotte Johnson, 33, invited friends over for Sabrina's birthday. The party ended in gunfire that left both sisters dead. Phillips is accused of killing them.
NATIONAL
November 29, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
A couple accused of imprisoning three sisters for up to two years in their bedrooms is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 9, Pima County Attorney officials said Friday. Sophia and Fernando Richter, the girls' biological mother and stepfather, were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of kidnapping, emotional child abuse and physical child abuse. Fernando Richter, 34, was also arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse with a person under 15 years of age. The couple was taken into custody shortly after police arrived at the family home, having been called by a neighbor.
NEWS
October 22, 2010
Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for the attention of his sisters' girlfriends. But a new study confirms what many such boys learned long ago: that as a sexual prospect, the kid brother is chopped liver. If he's a rat, at least. "Does family play a role in shaping the adult phenotype?"
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Having a sibling with a history of developing blood clots in the leg and pelvis may boost the likelihood of developing the condition. A study released today in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Assn. looked at how family relationships may factor into the risk of having venous thromboembolism, the development of blood clots in the veins. Swedish researchers looked at 45,362 cases of people ages 10 to 69 who were hospitalized for the condition. People ages 10 to 19 who had a brother or sister with the clotting disorder were at almost five times greater risk for the disorder than those who didn't have a sibling with the condition.
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