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  • Baseball for boys and girls

    There are lots of novels about what happens on the baseball diamond, and lots more with baseball as the background to drama off the field. Mike Lupica's particular genius, though, is for getting on the page how sports are not just the games guys play, but...
  • County gives Los Angeles International Charter High School a second chance

    The first thing a visitor notices about Los Angeles International Charter High School is its campus, a leafy, hilltop aerie that looks like the private school it once was. Then there are the students, preppy in white shirts and ties, their black...
  • Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'

    Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'
    Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85. Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
  • Kenneth Kahn dies at 66; L.A. defense attorney moonlighted as a comedian

    Kenneth Kahn dies at 66; L.A. defense attorney moonlighted as a comedian
    Kenneth Kahn, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who had a side career as a briefcase-toting comic in a double-breasted suit who irreverently poked fun at the legal system, has died. He was 66. Kahn, a Santa Monica resident, died Wednesday in a...
  • Joe R. Nevarez dies at 97; former L.A. Times reporter

    Joe R. Nevarez dies at 97; former L.A. Times reporter
    Joe R. Nevarez, a copy boy turned reporter for the Los Angeles Times who broke barriers as one of the newspaper's first Mexican American staff writers, died of natural causes Tuesday at his Monterey Park home, according to his daughter Margaret Nevarez....
  • Flag wrapped up in dispute over Montrose antiwar protests

    When Roberta Medford retired after 38 years as a UCLA librarian, she decided to devote much of her time to ending the Iraq war. She'd fought against Vietnam too -- another senseless and costly war, in her opinion. Never again, she said, did she think she...
  • GOP's overdone outrage about a Homeland Security memo

    GOP's overdone outrage about a Homeland Security memo
    According to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Department of Homeland Security has defamed veterans of the U.S. armed forces by concluding in an internal memo that some returning service members might be susceptible to the propaganda of...
  • Bomb-sniffing Labrador honored in U.K. for his services in Afghanistan

     
    LONDON — A perky British Labrador whose bomb-sniffing exploits helped save lives in Afghanistan was decorated for canine courage in a ceremony at London's Imperial War Museum on Wednesday. Eight-year-old Treo joins a menagerie of heroic animals...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Jan. 16, 1960

     
    Mash Notes and Comment (Press release) "If you have the pleasure of attending the Stan Kenton-June Christy-Four Freshmen get-together Jan. 22 at the Shrine Auditorium, better bring a fresh box of Kleenex for this watery night. "Baton-bearing Kenton, La...
  • Book Store Owners Arrested for Selling Radical Literature

     
    “Oh, Man!” by Clare Briggs. Unfortunately, Google maps street view is a little broken at the moment. The area of the Red International Book Shop, 508 S. Maple, is here. Dec. 13, 1919: The Times publishes three stories about arrests involving...
  • Baseball: Los Alamitos to hold poker fundraiser

     
    High school athletic programs are having to get creative in these rough economic times to generate funds. The Los Alamitos baseball program is holding a Texas hold 'em poker tournament on Jan. 23 that also promises to provide plenty of......