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    Posted: 1/6/2012 8:20:47 PM EST
    In this April 13, 2011 photo, Stacey Rees, right, tries to keep daughter Jessica upbeat as they get ready to take a limousine ride to an "American Idol" taping in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Jessica Joy Rees, 12, who started a blog and a Facebook page to raise awareness about child cancer has died of brain tumors. Her family says Jessica died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 after a 10-month battle with cancer. Jessica Rees began her blog after she became sick in March. Her Internet posts described her feelings and urged her readers to pray for other children with cancer. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ana Venegas) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 12/14/2011 10:55:48 AM EST
    In an April 12, 1989 file photo, film producer Bert Schneider, second from right, joins in a march lead by folk singer Pete Seeger, left, from the family home of Abbie Hoffman in Worcester, Mass., to Temple Emanuel for a memorial service for the former political activist. "Five Easy Pieces" producer Bert Schneider, credited for inspiring a "New Hollywood" band of independent filmmakers, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, his daughter Audrey Simon tells the Los Angeles Times He was 78. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick, File)
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    Posted: 12/13/2011 11:15:47 PM EST
    In this March 4, 2011 photo, Jim Jordan sits with one of the displays stored at his childhood home in Costa Mesa, Calif., known as the Snoopy House during the holidays. The city of Costa Mesa has offered to host a massive, animated display of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" Christmas characters after Jordan lost the home where the tradition was born and flourished to forclosure. The move saved a wildly popular Christmas display that Jordan says draws 80,000 people _ including busloads of visitors, school groups and lines of children waiting to see Santa. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 12/13/2011 11:15:47 PM EST
    In this 2005 file photo, Jim Jordan, left, and Robby Hardison stand in front of the "Snoopy House" that Jordan started 44 years ago with help from Hardison in Costa Mesa, Calif. The city of Costa Mesa has offered to host a massive, animated display of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" Christmas characters after Jordan lost the home where the tradition was born and flourished to forclosure. The move saved a wildly popular Christmas display that Jordan says draws 80,000 people _ including busloads of visitors, school groups and lines of children waiting to see Santa. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 11/16/2011 12:15:52 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 4, 1988 file photo, gymnastics coach Don Peters attends the U.S. gymnastics Olympic trials in Indianapolis, Ind. Peters, head coach of the 1984 U.S. women's Olympic team, was declared "permanently ineligible" after a hearing by USA Gymnastics last week. Two former gymnasts have told the Orange County Register they were sexually abused by Peters as teenagers in the 1980s. Peters can't be prosecuted under California law because the statute of limitation has expired. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register) LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT MAGS OUT
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 3:30:47 AM EST
    The 230-foot wide radio telescope at the Goldstone Deep Space facility in Ft. Irwin, Calif., is seen, Monday, Nov 7, 2011. The radio telescope has been tracking asteroid 2005 YU55. At closest approach, the quarter-mile-wide space rock will pass within 202,000 miles of our planet at 6:28 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 3:30:47 AM EST
    The 230-foot wide radio telescope at the Goldstone Deep Space facility in Ft. Irwin, Calif., is seen, Monday, Nov 7, 2011. The radio telescope has been tracking asteroid 2005 YU55. At closest approach, the quarter-mile-wide space rock will pass within 202,000 miles of our planet at 6:28 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 3:30:46 AM EST
    Lance Benner, research scientist at JPL displays a recent image of asteroid 2005 YU55 near the 230-foot wide radio telescope at the Goldstone Deep Space facility in Ft. Irwin, Calif., is seen, Monday, Nov 7, 2011. The radio telescope has been tracking asteroid 2005 YU55. At closest approach, the quarter-mile-wide space rock will pass within 202,000 miles of our planet at 6:28 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 10/26/2011 4:45:50 AM EST
    Firefighters look over a hollow tree after rescuing a man who was found trapped inside Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 in Laguna Hills, Calif. Deputies discovered the man trapped inside the tree after receiving reports of someone screaming. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 10/26/2011 4:45:50 AM EST
    A hollow tree where a man was found trapped earlier is shown Tuesday, Oct. 25 2011 in Laguna Hills, Calif. Deputies discovered the man trapped inside the tree after receiving reports of someone screaming. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 10/26/2011 1:00:50 AM EST
    In this Aug. 4, 1988, photo, gymnastics coach Don Peters attends the U.S. gymnastics Olympic trials in Indianapolis, Ind. The Orange County Register reports Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011 that Don Peters, who coached the 1984 U.S. women's Olympic team, resigned from SCATS following an investigation the newspaper published last month alleging sexual and physical abuse of underage gymnasts. A Nov. 11 hearing has been scheduled in Indianapolis by gymnastics' national governing body to decide whether Peters should be banned from the sport. Peters led the U.S. women's team to a record eight medals in the 1984 Olympics. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register) LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT MAGS OUT
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    Posted: 10/17/2011 6:45:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 30, 2011 file photo, Larry Flynt speaks at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC in Los Angeles, Calif. Flynt's brother is suing him in Ohio for $20 million, saying he was wrongly fired from his job at Flynt's pornography company. Jimmy Flynt says his brother stopped paying him his $250,000 annual salary in 2009 as part of an effort to squeeze him out of the business. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
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    Posted: 10/17/2011 12:05:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2010 file photo, Susan Recht smokes a marijuana cigarette at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic in San Francisco. California's largest industry group for doctors is calling for the legalization of marijuana even as it maintains that the drug has few proven health benefits. Trustees of the California Medical Association adopted the new stance at its annual meeting Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Anaheim, according to a Los Angeles Times report. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
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    Posted: 10/17/2011 12:05:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2010 file photo, Yamileth Bolanos, who runs Pure Life Alternative Wellness Center, holds a vial of marijuana known as Jupiter Kush, at her store in Los Angeles. California's largest industry group for doctors is calling for the legalization of marijuana even as it maintains that the drug has few proven health benefits. Trustees of the California Medical Association adopted the new stance at its annual meeting Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 in Anaheim, according to a Los Angeles Times report. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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    Posted: 9/27/2011 2:25:46 AM EST
    A "For Sale" sign is posted on the La Habra, Calif. home where "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has lived since March 2009 on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. A neighbor said the sign has been up since Saturday. A real estate website says the 2,583-square-foot home on Madonna Lane is listed at $525,000. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Lou Ponsi) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 9:25:56 PM EST
    The student defendants listen during a huddle with their attorneys after the jury found the 10 Muslim students guilty of disrupting the Israeli ambassador's university speech about U.S.-Israel relations, a case that stoked a debate about free speech, Friday, Sept. 23. 2011 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 9:25:55 PM EST
    One defendant listens before the jury found the 10 Muslim students guilty of disrupting the Israeli ambassador's university speech about U.S.-Israel relations, a case that stoked a debate about free speech, Friday, Sept. 23. 2011 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 9:25:55 PM EST
    The student defendants listen to their attorneys after the jury found the 10 Muslim students guilty of disrupting the Israeli ambassador's university speech about U.S.-Israel relations, a case that stoked a debate about free speech, Friday, Sept. 23. 2011 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 9:25:55 PM EST
    The defendants react after the jury found the 10 Muslim students guilty of disrupting the Israeli ambassador's university speech about U.S.-Israel relations, a case that stoked a debate about free speech, Friday, Sept. 23. 2011 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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    Posted: 9/23/2011 9:25:55 PM EST
    Defendants arrive to the courtroom before the jury found the 10 Muslim students guilty of disrupting the Israeli ambassador's university speech about U.S.-Israel relations, a case that stoked a debate about free speech, Friday, Sept. 23. 2011 in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT