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  • For 'Swingin' Years' radio host, big bands' allure endures

    For 'Swingin' Years' radio host, big bands' allure endures
    Chuck Cecil went to his first big band show in 1939, driving with three high school friends in a Model A Ford to South Gate to see bandleader Jimmie Lunceford at the Trianon Ballroom. The following year, he was at the opening of the Hollywood...
  • Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions

    Syria rebel group accused of kidnapping, torture and executions
    BEIRUT -- Mohammed Subhi Abed, a soft-spoken man of 43, says he was working for the opposition Free Syria News radio station in the northern city of Raqqa when masked gunmen burst into the offices in June and confiscated all of the laptops and satellite...
  • Putin to pardon rival and ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky

    Putin to pardon rival and ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky
    MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will pardon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former tycoon and rival whose imprisonment was widely seen as politically motivated. The Russian leader said Khodorkovsky had asked for clemency in a...
  • Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system

    Richard Heffner dies at 88; longtime head of movie ratings system
    When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
  • Putin critic Khodorkovsky freed from prison, reportedly in Germany

    Putin critic Khodorkovsky freed from prison, reportedly in Germany
    MOSCOW -- Following a pardon from President Vladimir Putin, former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was released from prison Friday, officials told his lawyers. [Updated, 7:05 a.m. PST Dec. 20: Later, the Associated Press reported that he had arrived...
  • PASSINGS: Raul Ramirez, Al Ruscio

    PASSINGS: Raul Ramirez, Al Ruscio
    Raul Ramirez Award-winning investigative journalist Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco...
  • Still defiant, members of Russia's Pussy Riot band go free

    Still defiant, members of Russia's Pussy Riot band go free
    MOSCOW — Two members of the feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot were freed from prison Monday as part of an amnesty law that one of them immediately denounced as "a profanity." The two musicians were released after serving most of their two-year...
  • Jim Leyritz lands job with Angels-owned station despite troubled past

    Jim Leyritz lands job with Angels-owned station despite troubled past
    Angels-owned radio station KLAA (AM 830) has hired troubled ex-major leaguer Jim Leyritz to co-host a new sports talk show, a peculiar move for a club that lost promising young pitcher Nick Adenhart to a drunk-driving accident in 2009. Leyritz, a two-...
  • Fred Seibert foresees 'next golden age of animation' on Internet

    Fred Seibert foresees 'next golden age of animation' on Internet
    It's a quirky animated show called "Bee & PuppyCat," about a twentysomething professional who has intergalactic adventures with a mysterious creature she calls PuppyCat. The man who produced the popular online series on YouTube's Cartoon Hangover is 62-...
  • Death Valley National Park halts Badwater 135 race, endurance events

    Death Valley National Park halts Badwater 135 race, endurance events
    Death Valley National Park suspended permits for the iconic Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and other running and bicycling endurance events in the park until officials can complete a safety review, a statement on the park's website said Monday....
  • CSUN's KCSN HD2 station bilingual format in tune with its listeners

    CSUN's KCSN HD2 station bilingual format in tune with its listeners
    Listeners tuning in to KCSN's new HD2 radio station will notice something once unheard of but increasingly common in American culture: Spanish and English being spoken — and sung — together, almost interchangeably. One day recently, for...