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August 30, 2001 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Singed at its fringes but whole in spirit, this tiny town on the edge of the Trinity Alps crept back from the brink of disaster Wednesday. Exhausted residents told of a night of terror as a fire of amazing speed forced them to abandon their homes and flee with only handfuls of possessions. Some fought to save their homes until searing heat and choking smoke became unbearable.
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August 30, 2001 | GEOFFREY MOHAN and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Singed at its fringes but whole in spirit, this tiny town on the edge of the Trinity Alps crept back from the brink of disaster Wednesday. Exhausted residents told of a night of terror as a fire of amazing speed forced them to abandon their homes and flee with only handfuls of possessions. Some fought to save their homes until searing heat and choking smoke became unbearable.
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November 10, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wendy Davis and Patty Carlson, one divorced, one never married, room together in Paradise with a capital P--the picturesque Northern California mountain village, not the perpetual state of romantic bliss. It's far from the evils of the big city. In fact, it's far from the evils of most little cities. The air is clean, the children are healthy, but the right men are distressingly hard to find. "Thank you for calling the Davis and Carlson residence," their answering machine intones.
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November 10, 1993 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wendy Davis and Patty Carlson, one divorced, one never married, room together in Paradise with a capital P--the picturesque Northern California mountain village, not the perpetual state of romantic bliss. It's far from the evils of the big city. In fact, it's far from the evils of most little cities. The air is clean, the children are healthy, but the right men are distressingly hard to find. "Thank you for calling the Davis and Carlson residence," their answering machine intones.
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August 26, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Knott's Berry Farm has agreed to a financial settlement with the family of a 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured during a 2009 accident on the Xcelerator roller coaster. "There's a confidential settlement," said Art Morgan, the family's attorney. "We can't say the amount. " A Knott's spokesperson declined to comment on the settlement. Kyle Wheeler was sitting in the front row of Xcelerator when the roller coaster's launch cable snapped, whipped toward the riders and split the fiberglass car in half.
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April 1, 1988
For the third day, demonstrators in Weaverville protested against herbicide spraying of cut timberlands by Sierra Pacific Industries. Trinity County sheriff's deputies have arrested about 25 people for trespassing since Tuesday. Those arrested were cited and released.
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April 9, 1994
Richard Davies, 80, actor and singer in films of the 1940s such as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." After attending Chico State College and Brigham Young University, Davies worked as a salesman, bodyguard, service station attendant, model and radio actor before getting a contract with Universal Studios in 1941. He made his debut in Irene Dunne's "Unfinished Business."
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November 20, 1989 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buck Alvin Helm, the gritty longshoreman who had become the symbol of survival from the massive Oct. 17 Bay Area earthquake, died unexpectedly Saturday without being able to publicly tell his amazing story. A funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon in his home of Weaverville. Helm, 58, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday of "respiratory failure" after his condition abruptly worsened, a spokesman for Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland said Sunday.
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December 20, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The automobile license plate of Bay Area earthquake victim Buck Helm will be on public display soon, and his former wife says she hopes it will serve as a symbol to "give others strength against all odds to hold on." Helm, 58, a longshoreman from Weaverville, was found alive after being trapped in his car for 90 hours amid the rubble of the section of Interstate 880 in Oakland that collapsed in the Oct. 17 temblor. He died on Nov. 18 in an Oakland hospital.
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May 17, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Edward V. Ryan Jr., 75, former superintendent of schools in Arcadia who also taught school administration at USC, died May 9 in Carlsbad, Calif. The cause of death was liver cancer, said his daughter Jennifer. Ryan was raised in the Northern California town of Weaverville and in Berkeley. He served in the Navy during World War II, after which he earned a degree in chemistry at UC Berkeley.
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