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Holocaust Survivor Continues to Share Her Story It was 1977, more than 30 years since Renee Firestone was trapped behind the walls of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, when she heard about a Jewish cemetery being desecrated in the San Fernando Valley. ...
Vince, 40, didn’t come across so much as a man campaigning for office, but a cop who believes law enforcement officers ultimately answer to the public, and that he could do some good as head of the largest sheriff’s department in America.
VAN NUYS - It's got to be 100-plus degrees, and Los Angeles County fire Capt. Jeff Britton is standing in the shade of one of the expansive wings of a Super Scooper airplane when he notices the smoke.
And farther up the hill, beneath the raised arms of a gnarled, weather-worn tree sits a little stone angel, keeping watch and serving as a reminder that Becky is not forgotten.
A barrel-chested man with a thick black pompadour and a salt-and-pepper goatee, Ruiz went to Crown Barber College in East Los Angeles, became a barber in 1959 and bought his barber shop from his then-partner in 1973.
We drove through the pre-dawn hours, through the concrete jungle of Los Angeles, through the sick yellow glow of sodium vapor street lights, to be here.
The 20-acre ranch he calls home, tucked away in Placerita Canyon, is just minutes away from downtown Newhall but a world away from the hustle-bustle atmosphere that marks the Santa Clarita Valley.
I know heartbreak may seem the thing that is going to win, but I am urging you: Hold on.
I, like the rest of you, will never forget what happened ten years ago. But I am weary of forgetting the other things.
But I’m listening to Waking Season at exactly the right time, when I need music like this, like cold, fresh mountain air burning in my lungs and enlivening my senses.
That was the night the people of Berlin - West and East - pulled at a loose thread in the Iron Curtain which had separated them for 28 years.