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Vietnam veteran John Otte did his best to forget the war. He got married, raised two sons and made a career working at credit unions. But as Otte neared retirement, memories of combat flooded back. Starting in 2005, he filed a series of claims with...
FrameworkFront view of new American Legion building on Highland Avenue in Hollywood....
Baseball's greatest story will be rewritten again Monday as the sport celebrates the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the major leagues' color barrier. Yet the man who wrote the story will be forgotten. In every game, players from...
The conflict over religious words and images mounted in government spaces has become such a common battleground in the culture wars that, unless you're a conservative cable news channel looking to stir up righteous outrage, it seems barely worth opining...
Re "Holocaust's children," Column One, Jan. 4 Doris Small's story, in which she escaped Nazi Germany before World War II thanks to the rescue mission Kindertransport, is indeed very moving and poignant. But let's not forget that there was an effort by a...
FrameworkJack Heller, member of a wheelchair basketball team. is hoisted aboard aircraft at Burbank airport as team heads for 12-day eastern tour....
Hero Complex - movies, comics, fanboy fare - latimes.comAfter a bankruptcy, a sale and a makeover, the controversial remake of “Red Dawn” will premiere later this month, closing ......
Varsity Times InsiderThe American Legion Fourth Area playoffs begin on Saturday at Paramount High. The teams competing will be Los Alamitos, Lakewood, Downey, Long Beach Wilson, Narbonne, Paramount, El Segundo and Long Beach Millikan. Saturday's schedule: No. 4 Downey vs. No....
Varsity Times InsiderTo say that the teams competing in the American Legion playoffs in Paramount are evenly matched would be an understatement. They played four first-round games on Saturday, and every game went into extra innings. The scores: Downey 2, Narbonne 1,......
Varsity Times InsiderMission Viejo Capistrano Valley dominated the American Legion Junior "B" tournament in Yountville to win the championship. Capistrano Valley defeated Deer Valley, 12-0, in five innings in the final, with Daniel Harris throwing the shutout. Capistrano...
Varsity Times InsiderTrying to make the U18 USA national team, A.J. Balta of Valencia and Christopher Rivera of El Dorado helped their Babe Ruth team defeat RBI, 5-4, in action at the Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C. on Saturday. Balta had......
Pop & HissDoc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation....
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