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March 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Bonnie Franklin, star of TV's "One Day at a Time," died Friday at her home in Los Angeles, suffering complications from the pancreatic cancer she had revealed in September. The actress was 69. Later Friday, her sitcom daughters shared their thoughts online. Valerie Bertinelli, who played the younger of divorced mom Ann Romano's kids on the long-running show, said simply on Twitter, "My heart is breaking. " She included a snapshot of herself with Franklin. She continued on her website . "Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me," Bertinelli wrote.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2001
I was appalled at your article on Sister Joan Chittister ("The Nuns Who Defied Vatican's Order to Be Silent," Aug. 5). Not so much at its subject--the Catholic Church has always had dissidents and always will--but at the shameless lack of objectivity and blatant manipulation of the reader. There are long rhapsodies about the sisters' simple Benedictine lifestyle, but the opposition gets two small paragraphs and a short quote that do not adequately explain its position. The article says the sisters "lovingly disagree" [with a Vatican decree against Chittister attending a conference to promote women's ordination]
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
When two performers work together in ways transcending the usual definitions of stage rapport, the results can be quietly magical. So it is with Adriana Sevan and Jill Remez, playing off each other in the Nilo Cruz reverie "Two Sisters and a Piano," now at South Coast Repertory. In every sense of the word, the performances are lovely. And a lot more than merely that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bizarre case that has already attracted the attention of national TV shows, a twin faces charges that she conspired to kill her sister and assume her identity. The case involves Jeen and Sunny Han, who were "the evil twin and good twin," said Irvine Police Lt. Tom Hume. Jeen Han, 22, faces arraignment Friday in Orange County Municipal Court on an Jeen Han array of charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, robbery and false imprisonment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
Under the bright lights of a hospital room, the sisters sat next to a frightened little girl who barely acknowledged them. She kept her head down, eyes fixed to the floor. Arefa was 6. Much of her face and hands had been singed, and a cloth hid a head wound that had not healed since a fire raged through her family's tent. She'd flown in the day before from Kabul without her parents. Jami Valentine and Staci Freeman watched as the doctor pulled back the sticky cloth. The stench intensified; the wound was severely infected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1991 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two sisters who successfully sued their 76-year-old mother over allegations that she subjected them to years of physical and sexual abuse during satanic rituals were denied a new trial Friday aimed at winning a monetary judgment. Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert D. Monarch reminded the sisters' attorney that the jury ruled in their favor after the April 12 trial, despite the fact that no monetary damages were awarded. "The jury gave them exactly what they wanted," Monarch said.
NEWS
February 1, 1985 | United Press International
Investigators have uncovered a plot to kidnap one of the five sisters who run Italy's Fendi fashion empire, police sources said Wednesday. The plan came to light over the weekend when police found a piece of paper bearing the names of the five Fendi sisters at a kidnap gang's hide-out in the rugged countryside near Rome. Police raided the cave hide-out Saturday, arresting eight suspected gang members and freeing a rich cattle dealer, Gianni Comper, after 110 days of captivity.
NEWS
January 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Two sisters were sentenced to eight years in federal prison for enslaving several Mexicans and forcing them to beg for money in the U.S. El Paso residents Guadalupe Lozano, 27, and Teresa Lozano, 34, were convicted of involuntary servitude as well as smuggling and extortion, officials said. The defendants had forced numerous Mexicans, including three deaf-mutes, to beg for money and sell trinkets from 1992 to 1998.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1997
Two young Lynwood sisters were electrocuted Wednesday as they sought relief from the summer heat in a bathtub, sheriff's deputies reported. The sisters, 6 and 9, were playing in the bathtub of their home in the 4200 block of Platt Avenue when a blow dryer fell into the water about 4 p.m. Their names were not released. The girls were being cared for by their 13-year-old cousin at the time of the accident and were exposed to electric current for at least four minutes, authorities said.
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