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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 24, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- With budget cuts grounding the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter fleet, film director Steven Spielberg hired private choppers to search for -- and rescue -- his nephew who was missing in the Angeles National Forest.Spending between $3,000 and $4,000 for the two-hour search yesterday, the family of hiker Christopher Simon, 23, a nephew of Mr. Spielberg's wife, Kate Capshaw, opted to hire its own search team rather than wait for overtime authorization required by the Sheriff's Department prior to activating a chopper, officials said.
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By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 15, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- It was not the sort of chamber of commerce cheer expected from the chief executive of one the nation's sunniest and most tourist-conscious cities. But Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles stood before the news media this week and declared unequivocally, "This is the capital of homelessness in America." The mayor was reacting to a report released Thursday, based on what officials called the most comprehensive census and survey of homelessness in Los Angeles County, that found 88,345 homeless people in the city and surrounding communities.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 26, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Clarence Chance and Benny Powell walked into Los Angeles County Superior Court as handcuffed prisoners and left as free men -- released by a judge after they had spent 17 years behind bars for a murder that the district attorney is no longer convinced they committed.The dramatic ruling yesterday by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper capped an extraordinary series of events for Mr. Chance and Mr. Powell, who were convicted in 1975 of killing a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. Their road to freedom was paved by a New Jersey private investigator who, after four years of painstaking research, uncovered new evidence that defense lawyers say proves the pair were framed by overzealous investigators for the Los Angeles Police Department.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1997
LOS ANGELES -- The dead still outnumber the living at the county morgue, but that may not hold true forever if sales keep booming at the gift shop.The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office handles 19,000 bodies and serves 1,000 living customers a year browsing for such articles as a $20 beach towel emblazoned with a chalk outline of a body.Talked up from People to Playboy, the shop called Skeletons in the Closet has expanded to an office with a full-time staff of one and has sold the rights to market its name in Japan, where homicide in America plays as a dime-store novelty.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 21, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The number of passengers from an Aerolineas Argentinas flight from South America showing symptoms of cholera grew to 23 yesterday, ands health officials worked furiously to locate other passengers to limit the repercussions of the disease.Nearly half of the 52 passengers contacted thus far in Los Angeles County have shown symptoms of the disease in the current outbreak, which is known to have killed one and infected five others, local health officials said.There were 336 people aboard last Friday's Flight 386 from Buenos Aires and Lima, Peru, to Los Angeles.
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By c.1992 Los Angeles Daily News | May 1, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- President Bush today ordered 5,000 federal law enforcement officers and Army troops to Los Angeles, where police and National Guard troops tried to regain control of control of the city's riot-torn streets.The federal officials will try to bring order to Los Angeles, where 31 people have been killed and more than 1,200 others injured in two days of rioting.More than 1,500 fires have been set during the unrest, which has resulted in at least $200 million in damage to hundreds of stores, homes and other buildings as it spread from South Central Los Angeles.
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By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 15, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- It was not the sort of chamber of commerce cheer expected from the chief executive of one the nation's sunniest and most tourist-conscious cities. But Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles stood before the news media this week and declared unequivocally, "This is the capital of homelessness in America." The mayor was reacting to a report released Thursday, based on what officials called the most comprehensive census and survey of homelessness in Los Angeles County, that found 88,345 homeless people in the city and surrounding communities.
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By NORMAN PARADIS | April 21, 1993
New York. --I watched the trial of four police officers in Los Angeles with special interest. The feeling of deja vu that I experienced was different from most people, who probably were reminded only of the first trial.For me, this drama of societal failure harked back to a time in the mid-1980s when I was practicing emergency medicine in Southern California. Part of my responsibilities included serving as senior resident on the Los Angeles County Hospital jail ward. All newly arrested persons with medical problems, or those who had been injured during their arrests, were brought to the ward for treatment.
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By Walter Hamilton and Ed Van Herik and Walter Hamilton and Ed Van Herik,Los Angeles Daily News | November 8, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Ed and Mardi Clahan invested $100,000 renovating their salmon-colored Van Nuys house over the past 14 years. But after losing their jobs in the recession, the Clahans this year fell behind on their mortgage."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1997
LOS ANGELES -- The dead still outnumber the living at the county morgue, but that may not hold true forever if sales keep booming at the gift shop.The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office handles 19,000 bodies and serves 1,000 living customers a year browsing for such articles as a $20 beach towel emblazoned with a chalk outline of a body.Talked up from People to Playboy, the shop called Skeletons in the Closet has expanded to an office with a full-time staff of one and has sold the rights to market its name in Japan, where homicide in America plays as a dime-store novelty.
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By NORMAN PARADIS | April 21, 1993
New York. --I watched the trial of four police officers in Los Angeles with special interest. The feeling of deja vu that I experienced was different from most people, who probably were reminded only of the first trial.For me, this drama of societal failure harked back to a time in the mid-1980s when I was practicing emergency medicine in Southern California. Part of my responsibilities included serving as senior resident on the Los Angeles County Hospital jail ward. All newly arrested persons with medical problems, or those who had been injured during their arrests, were brought to the ward for treatment.
BUSINESS
By Walter Hamilton and Ed Van Herik and Walter Hamilton and Ed Van Herik,Los Angeles Daily News | November 8, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Ed and Mardi Clahan invested $100,000 renovating their salmon-colored Van Nuys house over the past 14 years. But after losing their jobs in the recession, the Clahans this year fell behind on their mortgage."
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By Los Angeles Daily News | July 24, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- With budget cuts grounding the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department helicopter fleet, film director Steven Spielberg hired private choppers to search for -- and rescue -- his nephew who was missing in the Angeles National Forest.Spending between $3,000 and $4,000 for the two-hour search yesterday, the family of hiker Christopher Simon, 23, a nephew of Mr. Spielberg's wife, Kate Capshaw, opted to hire its own search team rather than wait for overtime authorization required by the Sheriff's Department prior to activating a chopper, officials said.
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By c.1992 Los Angeles Daily News | May 1, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- President Bush today ordered 5,000 federal law enforcement officers and Army troops to Los Angeles, where police and National Guard troops tried to regain control of control of the city's riot-torn streets.The federal officials will try to bring order to Los Angeles, where 31 people have been killed and more than 1,200 others injured in two days of rioting.More than 1,500 fires have been set during the unrest, which has resulted in at least $200 million in damage to hundreds of stores, homes and other buildings as it spread from South Central Los Angeles.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 26, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- Clarence Chance and Benny Powell walked into Los Angeles County Superior Court as handcuffed prisoners and left as free men -- released by a judge after they had spent 17 years behind bars for a murder that the district attorney is no longer convinced they committed.The dramatic ruling yesterday by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper capped an extraordinary series of events for Mr. Chance and Mr. Powell, who were convicted in 1975 of killing a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy. Their road to freedom was paved by a New Jersey private investigator who, after four years of painstaking research, uncovered new evidence that defense lawyers say proves the pair were framed by overzealous investigators for the Los Angeles Police Department.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 21, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- The number of passengers from an Aerolineas Argentinas flight from South America showing symptoms of cholera grew to 23 yesterday, ands health officials worked furiously to locate other passengers to limit the repercussions of the disease.Nearly half of the 52 passengers contacted thus far in Los Angeles County have shown symptoms of the disease in the current outbreak, which is known to have killed one and infected five others, local health officials said.There were 336 people aboard last Friday's Flight 386 from Buenos Aires and Lima, Peru, to Los Angeles.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 18, 2007
You would think in a city as wealthy and ambitious as Los Angeles there would be more direct generosity directed to the museums. The idea of building this place for future generations is not really up to the level of the city at all." - MICHAEL GOVAN, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, on donations of art to the museum
NEWS
March 6, 1998
Robert B. Costello,71, a former General Motors executive and undersecretary of defense in the Reagan and Bush administrations, died Tuesday in Bradenton, Fla.Hildegarde Howard,96, one of the first women selected as chief science curator of a U.S. museum, died Saturday in Laguna Hills, Calif. Ms. Howard landed a job in 1923 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.Pub Date: 3/06/98
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