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  • Couple Murdered in 1980 Linked to 'Original Night Stalker' Case

    Couple Murdered in 1980 Linked to 'Original Night Stalker' Case
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (KTLA) -- DNA has linked the 30-year old murders of Goleta couple to an unknown serial killer suspected in a series of rapes and killings in Sacramento, Ventura and Orange counties. Thirty-five-year-old Cheri Domingo and 27-year-old...
  • Home movies from space

    Home movies from space
    For a space traveler's view of remarkable events that unfolded this past year in and around the solar system, look no further than the JPL website, where a series of digital videos offers spectacular images of Earth, Mars and the far corners of our...
  • Pancake versus prayer dropped

    Glendale-based International House of Pancakes has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against a church with a Pasadena ministry, agreeing to resolve its dispute with the International House of Prayer out of court. On Dec. 21, the restaurant chain...
  • Giving students a better school lunch

    Giving students a better school lunch
    The people making lunch in this big commercial kitchen are pros; some of them serve thousands of diners a day. But they're not all comfortable using a knife to peel a butternut squash or chop fresh parsley. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: School...
  • In-flight Wi-Fi fees: How to get discounts

    In-flight Wi-Fi fees: How to get discounts
    I had been reluctant to try in-flight Wi-Fi because of the cost, but when I found a discount that cut the fee to $7.46 on a recent American Airlines flight, I tried the service and liked it. And the connection seemed faster than my DSL at home. As it...
  • A budget -- now what?

    A budget -- now what?
    California's economic problems are deeper today than they would have been had a balanced budget been adopted last year. But perhaps today should be reserved for expressions of relief. Although California's Republican lawmakers appeared bent on self-...
  • Opposition to state budget deal mounts

    Opposition to state budget deal mounts
    Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...
  • Encino farmers market: grapes, plums, avocados, nopales, green beans and celery

    Encino farmers market: grapes, plums, avocados, nopales, green beans and celery
    The Encino farmers market remains the largest and best in the San Fernando Valley, with about 30 produce vendors. This count has held steady over the last decade, but the number of prepared foods and nonagricultural stands, selling everything from hot...
  • Abel Maldonado, GOP candidate for California lieutenant governor

    Abel Maldonado Political party: Republican Occupation: California lieutenant governor Age: 42; born in Santa Maria City of residence: Santa Maria Personal: wife, Laura Maldonado; four children Education: studied crop science at Cal Poly San Luis...
  • Letters: An incredible journey along California's coastline

    California, the incredible I just read Christopher Reynolds' article about traveling the California coast in 10 days ["1,136 Miles of Gold, Feb. 1] and absolutely loved it. I'm currently serving as a missionary in South Korea, and I do a bit of traveling...
  • MILITARY DEATHS

    Years of hunting wild turkeys in the backwoods outside Santa Maria, Calif., helped turn Army Sgt. Shawn E. Dressler into a good marksman. When he enlisted in 2002 and headed overseas for two tours in Iraq, Dressler sat in the gunner's seat every time his...