New films on L.A. riots: what's changed,
The Detroit NewsNew films on L.A. riots: what's changed, what hasn'tThe Detroit NewsThis 60-minute film — part of a series that also includes episodes on Pearl Harbor, the Son of Sam murders and the Patty Hearst kidnapping — tells its story almost entirely through archival news reports, home video and photographs. Some clips ...and more »
Posted on 21 April 2017 | 5:23 pm
8 Notorious Kidnappings - History
History8 Notorious KidnappingsHistoryOne of the most bizarre kidnapping cases in modern history began in February 1974, when 19-year-old Patricia Hearst, the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, was forced out of her Berkeley apartment and tossed in the trunk of a car by a band of ...
Posted on 20 April 2017 | 2:08 pm
'Guerrilla': drama of love, revolution in
Longview News-Journal'Guerrilla': drama of love, revolution in '70s LondonLongview News-Journal... to revisit his youthful, unshaded admiration for American radicals such as George Jackson of the Black Panther Party and Donald DeFreeze, known as Cinque when he led the Symbionese Liberation Army militia group that kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst.and more »
Posted on 19 April 2017 | 7:02 pm
The South (and the West) through Joan
New York TimesThe South (and the West) through Joan Didion's EyesNew York TimesThe next section of “South and West” consists of a dozen pages of notes Didion took in 1976, for a magazine assignment about the Patty Hearst trial. There is, in fact, nothing about the trial here, and very little about Patty Hearst herself. The focus ...
Posted on 14 April 2017 | 2:01 am
'Unmasking' Intelligence Reports; Albany
WNYC'Unmasking' Intelligence Reports; Albany Won't Budge on Delayed Budget; VP Pence's Problematic Marriage Rules ...WNYCBased on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents, Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker, CNN legal analyst, and author of American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst ...
Posted on 4 April 2017 | 7:31 am
The triumph of innocence
Ricky Jackson's four decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit is the story of injustice, perseverance, and, most of all, grace.
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 9:50 am
9 celebrity kids that are so-hot-right-now
Images from spring runway shows and ad campaigns are so flush with celebrity sons and daughters they look as if they could have been ripped from the pages of a Malibu High yearbook.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 10:15 am
A Look Back: April 4, 1974
The front page of The Repository from April 4, 1974, marking the deadly tornadoes that hit Xenia, Ohio.
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 6:06 am
Andrew Getty, 47, dead in latest Getty
The cause was not known ? but scandal and tragedy have followed this family for decades.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 2:48 am
Christie Brinkley's model daughter
Former supermodel Christie Brinkley is proud of her model daughter for actively promoting a healthy body image in the fashion industry.
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 6:55 am
Understanding Mass Incarceration: A
The SLA was involved in the famed kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974. Here is how a CBS News article described Kilgore’s story: “The Oregon native survived the 1974 shootout between the SLA and police in Los Angeles in which six SLA members died.
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:21 am
'111 Places' names the parts of San
Some places recall almost-forgotten crimes: a branch of the Hibernia Savings & Loan was where members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, which included kidnapped publishing heiress Patty Hearst, burst in and announced a holdup in 1974. There are sites ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 4:02 am
Girl growing up: ‘Diary’ is told through
The air is filled with cigarette smoke, California sunlight and the moral muddiness of post-60s, Patty Hearst-era 1976. After a string of men, her mom is “looser now,” Minnie says. She vacuums during coke-fueled cleaning binges. Minnie, big-eyed with d ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:30 am
Joel Fort dies at 86; iconoclastic
Joel Fort, an iconoclastic psychiatrist who was an early advocate for decriminalizing marijuana and who gave expert testimony on drugs and brainwashing in the Patty Hearst case and more than 300 other criminal trials, has died. He was 86. His death Sunday ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:37 am
What a girl wants
Aug 28th There's a bit of a proxy argument that springs up in The Diary of a Teenage Girl every time a news report about Patty Hearst pops onto one of their floor-model TV sets (this is San Francisco in the '70s, so it's always close at hand). Her mind has ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 10:28 pm
Olson husband says she won't make public
Sara Jane Olson's husband said Thursday that the former 1970s radical won't be speaking publicly, citing her parole conditions and critics' opposition to her serving her parole in the state where she hid as a fugitive for more than two decades
Posted on 16 March 2009 | 3:54 pm
Courtroom sketch artist Rosalie Ritz dies at
Rosalie Ritz, a premier courtroom artist who for four decades chronicled dozens of high-drama trials, including those of Charles Manson, Patty Hearst and O.J. Simpson, has died. She was 84.
Posted on 20 April 2008 | 2:53 pm