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August 18, 1985 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
A young man from La Mirada and his friends are riding inner tubes on the Lower Kern River. The young man is suddenly pulled by the current into a white-water area and is knocked off his inner tube. His body is found three days later. A man from Bakersfield is standing on a mossy rock in the Lower Kern River, fishing. He falls into the river. His wife, eight months pregnant, clutches his hand for a few seconds, but he slips away, into the current. Eight days later, his body still is not found.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2009 | Mike Anton and Gerrick D. Kennedy
The explosive Wedge surf break in Newport Beach has left generations of daredevils with broken bones and concussions. On Friday, with waves topping 20 feet, it killed a man -- a rare death at a place that would seem to invite it. The Orange County coroner's office has identified the man as 50-year-old Monte Kevin Valantin of Lawndale. He was thrown against the rock jetty that produces the Wedge's outsized waves about 12:30 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1986 | Pat H. Broeske
True Confessions is coming to television. The venerable (in its 64th year) romance mag with the teary first-person tales and tantalizing headlines ("He Can Never Really Be Mine--But When I'm in His Arms I Don't Care!") will air as a daily syndicated half-hour series, probably in September. "Each day we'll tell a complete story. We'll begin with some sort of problem, and we'll lead to a resolution.
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