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January 29, 1998 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, Clinton Colby Ellerman announced a shift that made his parents sigh with relief: He'd sworn off alcohol, drugs, smoking--even sex--and taken up the cause of animal rights. Never mind that he'd also had crossed M-16 assault rifles tattooed on the back of his head and was inspired by the deafening and aggressive anthems of a hard-core punk movement calling itself "Straight Edge."
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November 14, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bernardo Repreza moved from North Hollywood three months ago to live with his father in Salt Lake City, his family thought he would be safe from street gangs. They did not imagine they would be burying the 15-year-old in the Hollywood Hills today, two weeks after he was beaten and stabbed to death in a brawl with 30 Straight Edge skinheads--a white middle-class gang that espouses violence as well as vegetarianism, abstinence from drugs, alcohol and premarital sex.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bernardo Repreza moved from North Hollywood three months ago to live with his father in Salt Lake City, his family thought he would be safe from street gangs. They did not imagine they would be burying the 15-year-old in the Hollywood Hills today, two weeks after he was beaten and stabbed to death in a brawl with 30 Straight Edge skinheads--a white middle-class gang that espouses violence as well as vegetarianism, abstinence from drugs, alcohol and premarital sex.
NEWS
January 29, 1998 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years ago, Clinton Colby Ellerman announced a shift that made his parents sigh with relief: He'd sworn off alcohol, drugs, smoking--even sex--and taken up the cause of animal rights. Never mind that he'd also had crossed M-16 assault rifles tattooed on the back of his head and was inspired by the deafening and aggressive anthems of a hard-core punk movement calling itself "Straight Edge."
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October 7, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A longtime print and TV journalist, MTV's Kurt Loder knows how to present a broad topic in a concise manner. In "Smashed: An MTV News Special Report," he manages to cram into a half-hour documentary a bevy of facts, opinions and stories regarding the issue of alcohol abuse among young Americans. In some ways, "Smashed" is similar to the quick-cut music videos that are the backbone of the cable network.
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July 3, 2011 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Ten Thousand Saints A Novel Eleanor Henderson Ecco: 400 pp., $26.99 "Ten Thousand Saints" is a whirling dervish of a first novel — a planet, a universe, a trip. As wild as that may sound, wonder of wonders, the book is also carefully and lovingly created, taking the reader far into the lives and souls of its characters and bringing them back out again, blinking in the bright light. It helps if you know the territory — New York's East Village and small-town Vermont, 1987 to 2006, but anyone can recognize the disorientation of the generation raised by hippies.
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September 14, 1995 | JILL ROSENFELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eric French's Mohawk has lost its zing. French has depleted his stock of Elmer's wood glue, and he's not terribly keen on Aquanet, a.k.a. Aquarock, a.k.a. the Great White Death. So his fearsome hackles have the day off, and in their place is a bashful cow tongue of hair that licks his forehead from an otherwise fuzzy scalp. While French's crown may be devoid of goop, such will not be true of other teen-age noggins tonight, when Filter and Everclear play the Ventura Theatre.
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August 6, 2000 | MARC WEINGARTEN, Marc Weingarten is an occasional contributor to Calendar
In the 1960 hit Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie," Elvis-like protagonist Conrad Birdie sings "Honestly Sincere," a sly commentary on rock stars who project earnestness but function on pure, callow cynicism. That's a criticism that might easily be leveled at Vertical Horizon's Matt Scannell, were it not for the fact that he is, well, so darn sincere.
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