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October 6, 1996 | Celest Fremon, Celeste Fremon's last piece for the magazine was on writer Greg Sarris and the Coast Miwok Indians. Fremon is the author of "Father Greg & the Homeboy," about Father Greg Boyle
Just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1996, Robert Leon, known on the street as Crazy Ace, was released from the California state prison at Norco. For four years and three months, from the time he was 21 years old, Ace had been in the care of the state's correctional system. On the morning of his release, he walked into the cool spring sunshine wearing oversized jeans, a white T-shirt and black Nike tennis shoes. His homeboys had taken up a collection to buy him the clothes.
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May 26, 1994 | CAROL CHASTANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those with connections, declares Dorothy Thompson, get the jobs. Organizations with connections get grants. And while she has become a connection for the trainees who have gone on to establish careers as production assistants, she worries that she can't get the funding needed for the survival of Streetlights, the program she started two years ago that trains troubled young people for entry-level jobs in the entertainment industry.
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