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  • 'Geezer Bandit' robs 12th bank

    'Geezer Bandit' robs 12th bank
    The FBI says a serial bandit who robbed 10 banks in San Diego has struck again after laying low for months -- this time in Bakersfield. Bakersfield Police Department released pictures taken on Friday around 6 p.m. of a man who robbed the Bank of...
  • Vaulting to success

    Vaulting to success
    Rachael Reed has trouble sitting still. She'll practice her push-outs for gymnastics while she's doing homework, or even while she's being interviewed for a newspaper article. Like most 9-year-olds, Rachael is also pretty shy. "When she's performing...
  • 'Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream' at the California African American Museum

    'Allensworth: 100 Years of the California Dream' at the California African American Museum
    Out of the post-Reconstruction rubble, Col. Allen Allensworth, a retired African American army chaplain, pieced together a dream. In 1908, Allensworth, a prominent Los Angeles resident, along with several other enterprising African American men (and...
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie Morton, 40, Bakersfield; found dead in Bahrain

    Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie Morton was, among other things, a bingo player. She played it regularly and, as colleague Millie Slamin recalled, seemed to always leave a game with either a cash or door prize. "We used to tease her," Slamin said....
  • Merle Haggard's breathing easier now

    Merle Haggard's breathing easier now
    Back in 1973, the country was in the grip of economic woes. A beleaguered Republican president was overseeing an unpopular war abroad and gradually had lost the support of the American people. The musical response from Merle Haggard at the time was "If...
  • My L.A.: City of Hope

    “Showers!” a counselor commanded. All the boys around me began to strip until they stood naked at the edge of the institution’s showers. “Let’s go!” a second counselor shouted. “One! Two!” I froze. Barely seven years old, lost among rows of beds in an...
  • Market Watch: Cherries, ripe for the picking

    Market Watch: Cherries, ripe for the picking
    "Cherries!?" Almost everyone who passed the Murray Family Farms stand at the Santa Monica farmers market on Wednesday blurted out this word in varied tones of delight, surprise, and skepticism. Delight at the sight of the first stone fruit of the season;...
  • Circle C Ranch's immigrant beginnings

    Circle C Ranch's immigrant beginnings
    Many shoppers at the Hollywood and Santa Monica farmers markets well remember Circle C Ranch for the outlandishly long lines that formed to buy its Persian mulberries. Others fondly recall the connoisseur-quality fruit -- jammy Adriatic figs, super-...
  • Letters to the Editor

    Journalism and terrorism Re "A byline for Hamas?" Opinion, July 22 I would rather that people write Op-Ed articles than fire rockets or build illegal settlements. The protests of Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper are heartfelt, but their claim to moral...
  • Coping with the deluge

    The storm system that has pounded California since last week was expected to weaken today into a series of sporadic but intense showers, with the possibility of more rain Tuesday night. Emergency preparedness officials, who had geared up for the worst in...
  • Celebrating a shared history

    Celebrating a shared history
    On an uninviting swatch of arid desert, marked by sagebrush and mesquite trees just east of the California border, the winds of war blew together the fates of two beleaguered peoples. In a now familiar tale, 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed from...