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2014 in 3 acts: Cheerleader, ex-Marine, filmmaker provide the drama
2014 in 3 acts: Cheerleader, ex-Marine, filmmaker provide the drama

An indignant NFL cheerleader. A politically savvy gay filmmaker. A directionally challenged former Marine. As I look back on some of the California stories I covered in 2014, a few stand out as self-contained dramas — with a beginning, a middle and an end. Each had a compelling protagonist, raised important issues and got people's blood boiling. :: In January, a wage theft lawsuit was filed in Alameda Superior Court by a rather unusual plaintiff. It was the first time a professional cheerleader had decided to take on a pro football team — in this case, the Oakland Raiders. The story made headlines around the world. Lacy T., a member of the Raiderettes squad for the...

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