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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994 | MARK SABBATINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Michigan man scheduled to stand trial next week in the kidnaping of a Val Verde real estate agent lost a key courtroom battle Monday when a judge ruled that a confession by him to police was admissible evidence. Federal Magistrate Edward Rafeedie also ruled that prosecutors could tell the jury that the alleged victim had identified the defendant from a photo lineup.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2000
Cal State L.A. sophomore Yang "Kelly" Yang, 15, has become the youngest person to be named to the USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team, an honor that comes with a $2,500 scholarship. Yang, a San Gabriel resident, skipped grades 9 through 12, and began attending Cal State L.A. at 13 as part of the school's Early Entrance Program.
NEWS
August 19, 2007 | Rungrawee C. Pinyorat, Associated Press
It was the fear of persecution that drove Yang Pahua to flee her native Laos -- twice. Yang, 17, is one of 21 girls and five boys whose stories have drawn new attention to the plight of the Hmong, an ethnic minority. Their families first fled Laos in 2004 for an informal refugee settlement in the Thai province of Phetchabun. The youths were sent back to Laos in December 2005. In June this year, it emerged that a dozen of them had run away again. They have now made it back to Phetchabun.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1995 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He Ping's exquisite "Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker" takes us to northern China at the turn of the century, where the Cai family rules over territory so vast that a peasant remarks that one could walk through it three days and three nights and still not cross it from border to border.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A New York rabbi's assistant accused of sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl during an airplane flight has been indicted on a charge of sexual abuse of a minor. A federal grand jury issued the indictment in Los Angeles on Tuesday, charging that Yehudah Friedlander, 44, "knowingly engaged in a sexual act with a 15-year-old female" aboard a commercial airline flight from Australia to Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2002 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her first major move since taking office a month ago, U.S. Atty. Debra W. Yang has tapped an experienced former federal prosecutor to become her second-in-command. George Cardona, who currently serves as chief of the Los Angeles city attorney's criminal division, will assume his new duties July 1. As chief assistant U.S. attorney, the 41-year-old Cardona will help set policies and oversee the work of the office's 240 lawyers. The U.S.
WORLD
May 27, 2008 | Don Lee, Times Staff Writer
Deng Meirong's knees grew weak as she walked up the scenic path high above her hometown. Fallen boulders were everywhere. The air smelled of disinfectant. Then, hundreds of feet below, the remains of Beichuan came into view. Deng, 22, looked for the middle school she had attended but could see only a slope of dirt and rocks. The river was plugged by a landslide. She pointed down at the old section of the town, where her best friend had lived.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
PARK CITY, Utah - Ryan Coogler was at home in Oakland on New Year's Day 2009 when it happened: Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man, was killed by a transit policeman at the BART station in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood. Cellphone videos of the incident soon went viral, sparking protests and demonstrations. "I saw the videos almost at once," the 26-year-old filmmaker said. "He was dressed like me and my friends dress, he looked like us. It was kind of like it happened to me, or someone I know.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
We're barely a week into September, and Katie Holmes is nailing it. The actress, who made her first official public appearance since divorcing Tom Cruise on Wednesday, is preparing to introduce herself as a designer at New York Fashion Week and has announced a lucrative new cosmetics deal. Despite the intense focus on her personal life, and the throng of paparazzi in her way as she attempts to navigate a new city with daughter Suri, here are five reasons why Katie is having the best September ever: She's out of hiding : Trips to Whole Foods and quality time with her tot have been well documented, but Holmes has avoided the social circuit.
SPORTS
December 6, 1997 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saddleback freshman Kim Nguyen might ponder for a few days that easy forehand putaway she missed. But when she forgets about her missed opportunity, Nguyen will reflect on how well she played against some of the top competition in Southern California. Nguyen's spectacular and improbable run in the Southern Section individual tournament ended Friday with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 loss to West Torrance junior Morisa Yang in the semifinals at the Racquet Club of Irvine.
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