The Next Stage: Brian Geraghty (left) plays the role of Timmy in the 2010 production of The Subject Was Roses. The role was originally played by Martin Sheen (right) in 1964. Now, 46 years later, Sheen returns to Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play — this time, as the dad. Craig Schwartz hide caption

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Father And Son: Sheen Revisits 'Subject Was Roses'
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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are both dealing with layoffs and spending cutbacks during California's difficult economic times. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Los Angeles Teeters On Brink Of Bankruptcy
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Julianne Sohn, now an officer with the LAPD, was forced to resign from the Marines. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Military Service Members Kicked Out For Coming Out
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After Rains, Calif. Residents Face Mudslide Threat
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One Year After Election, Louisville Voters Reflect
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Passengers React To Increased Airport Screening
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GOP Hopes 'Fresh Face' Will Unseat Calif. Incumbent
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Company Plans To Pull Solar Energy From Orbit
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Golden State Highways Are A California Nightmare
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Cases Show Disparity Of California's 3 Strikes Law
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Crime Locale Is Key In California's 3 Strikes Law
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Mike Reynolds pets his cat outside his home in 1992, the year his 18-year-old daughter, Kimber, was shot and killed by a repeat offender. Two years later, his ballot initiative for California's three strikes law passed overwhelmingly. He has fought tirelessly to uphold it ever since. John Storey/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Torn Families Show Flip Side Of 3 Strikes Law
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L.A. Philharmonic's Revolutionary New Conductor
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Calif. Rules On Flat Screen TVs Worry Some Retailers
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California Faces Federal Judges On Prison Gridlock
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