The Parkwood Apartments, where the hijackers lived, have since been converted into condominiums.
  • The Parkwood Apartments, where the hijackers lived, have since been converted into condominiums.
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H.G. Reza worked at the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, covering law enforcement and terrorism.

Excerpts from stories Reza wrote for the Reader:

  • The unsolved case of La Mesa's Jamie Peters

  • Nearly 31 years ago, Jamie Peters walked into his mother’s home in La Mesa and dropped off his house keys. It was a brief nighttime visit. He paused long enough to look around the familiar.. (June 19, 2019)

Kamaryn and Cheryl Peters remember Jamie, last seen on September 2, 1988

Kamaryn and Cheryl Peters remember Jamie, last seen on September 2, 1988

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Back of medal

Back of medal

“I didn’t want him to return to Lincoln [High School],’ says Julie Page of her late son Nathan, “because Lincoln destroyed my son.”

“I didn’t want him to return to Lincoln [High School],’ says Julie Page of her late son Nathan, “because Lincoln destroyed my son.”

  • Treacherous Santiago Canyon Road

  • Leonard Duguay’s 85th birthday came and went on July 5, 2016, without celebration. The Modjeska Canyon resident had disappeared and the search for him took a mysterious turn weeks later when his car was found ... (April 26, 2017)

Authorities expressed surprise that the compact cars made it as far as they did down this road.

Authorities expressed surprise that the compact cars made it as far as they did down this road.

Assimilation has not been easy for the Haidari family.

Assimilation has not been easy for the Haidari family.

  • 9/11 could have been stopped in San Diego

  • The 9/11 attacks could have been derailed in San Diego, had the CIA not spiked a memo alerting the FBI about an Al Qaeda terrorist who was coming to the United States and ended up ... (September 7, 2016)

Pentagon after American Airlines flight 77 crashed into it. Hazmi and Mihdhar were two of the five hijackers of this flight on September 11, 2001.

Pentagon after American Airlines flight 77 crashed into it. Hazmi and Mihdhar were two of the five hijackers of this flight on September 11, 2001.

  • What was Omar al-Bayoumi doing in San Diego?

  • Bayoumi met the hijackers at a Los Angeles restaurant, found a Clairemont apartment for them, helped them open a checking account at Bank of America, and hosted parties for them in San Diego and El Cajon. (July 27, 2016)
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