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April 4, 1999 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful attraction of the Internet for many people is that it offers a stage where players may write their own parts. In the fluid and anonymous world of the Net message boards, a performer once cast as a villain may later take on the role of a hero simply by adopting a new persona. Consider "Steve Pluvia," an online short-seller who revels in puncturing over-hyped and dubious securities on financial message boards run by Silicon Investor and Yahoo.
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April 4, 1999 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful attraction of the Internet for many people is that it offers a stage where players may write their own parts. In the fluid and anonymous world of the Net message boards, a performer once cast as a villain may later take on the role of a hero simply by adopting a new persona. Consider "Steve Pluvia," an online short-seller who revels in puncturing over-hyped and dubious securities on financial message boards run by Silicon Investor and Yahoo.
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September 4, 1995
A North Hills teen-ager was in critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head by an unknown assailant while riding in a car in Sylmar, police and hospital officials said. Jesus Obeseo, 18, was a passenger in a car traveling near Gladstone Avenue and Hubbard Street at 4:28 a.m., when gunshots were fired at the car from a dark-colored minivan, Los Angeles police said.
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December 15, 1997
A 21-year-old Burbank man shot several times during a fight among gang members Saturday night remained hospitalized in critical condition Sunday, authorities said. The man, whose name was not released, was expected to survive his injuries, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Steve Keyser. The shooting occurred just before 11 p.m. in the 14000 block of Foothill Boulevard near Polk Street.
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October 3, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three armed men posing as police officers burst into a Pacoima home Sunday evening, waved their pistols around and ordered a startled family of four to lie face down on the floor before they made off with more than $2,000 in cash, jewelry and other personal items, Los Angeles police said Monday. Wearing navy-blue Windbreaker-type jackets with the word "POLICE" printed on their backs, two of the three men broke into the Terra Bella Street home through a back door about 8:30 p.m.
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May 15, 1999 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ties that bind, unravel and reknit are tenderly explored by Victoria Marks in her multi-part "Father / Daughter Dances," presented for the first time Thursday at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica. The work pairs six fathers with their dancer daughters in family duets. Each duet has a different tone, movement style, intention and effect, although a few images recur. The piece opens with the whole cast dancing a wistful polka together, establishing the initial connection.
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February 18, 2004 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
The arson trial of a freelance video cameraman began Tuesday with a prosecutor's assertion that the defendant, Joshua Harville, set a 5,100-acre blaze in Leona Valley in order to score exclusive TV news footage. Until his arrest in August, Harville, 23, of Palmdale made his living selling video news clips to local television stations. Officials said his video of the Sept.
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May 18, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and DARRYL FEARS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault fell by 10% in Los Angeles last year, reflecting a nationwide downward turn within cities of at least 100,000, according to preliminary FBI statistics released Sunday. Overall, violent crime fell by 5% nationwide, and property crime including arson, car theft and burglary fell by 4%, the federal statistics show. In raw numbers, Los Angeles police reported 135 fewer murders last year than the 709 in 1996.
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