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  • Father, Son Turn Lives Around in Family Business

    Father, Son Turn Lives Around in Family Business

    Big Hector Marroquin still looks like the widely feared gang leader he once was. Tattoos spiral up his big arms and across his chest and a heavy gold chain hangs at his neck. His head gleams bald above a lush, chestnut goatee and a cross dangles from a pierced eyebrow. Black Ray-Bans rest on his...

  • Former Exec Turns Talents to Aiding Homeless

    Former Exec Turns Talents to Aiding Homeless

    Larry Adamson delivers results for Midnight Mission despite initial lack of experience as a social agency director.

  • Challenging Strict DUI Laws One Case at a Time

    Challenging Strict DUI Laws One Case at a Time

    There was a time when Myles L. Berman was just another L.A. lawyer taking on personal injury and criminal defense cases. But in 1992, a transformation took place. A jigger of chutzpah mixed with some old-fashioned marketing and … Ka-BLAM! When the smoke cleared, he was no longer simply Myles L....

  • Volunteer Builds on His Habitat for Humanity Work

    Volunteer Builds on His Habitat for Humanity Work

    These are supposed to be the golden years, when the days poke along at a leisurely pace and the toughest task involves putting bait on a fishing hook. So why, at age 64, is Elden Sandy working so hard? It's partly because he has worked hard all his life as an electronic engineer at the Point Mugu...

  • A Street-Fighter Mentality on Illegal Immigration

    A Street-Fighter Mentality on Illegal Immigration

    As the insults flew and the protest reached a boil, Joseph Turner couldn't help but smile. The 29-year-old head of the upstart Save Our State organization had come to Baldwin Park to pick a fight over illegal immigration. He had led a band of like-minded souls into the heart of the city to protest...

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