H.G. Reza

H.G. Reza worked at the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, covering law enforcement and terrorism.

Articles by H.G. Reza

Warner Springs – place of contention

Cupeños ejected, nearby Pacific Crest Trail, fights among the Ranch dwellers, Pala Indians try to take it back, Orange Co. men's tragedy

The blackest of crimes committed against Warner Ranch Indians Lummis rode past sturdy, whitewashed adobe houses with thatched roofs. When he reached the center of the village, anxious eyes approached. The Cupeños were desperate for ...

The unsolved case of La Mesa's Jamie Peters

Maybe those bones are my son

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 ...

Mission Hills visitor to Vietnam sucked into MIA search

Butch Carr home after 47 years

Antonio Palma felt something or someone was driving him to visit Vietnam, a place to which he had no ties. Not knowing what awaited him and traveling to the other side of the world without ...

Alleged sexual assault at Lincoln High School leads to teacher's suicide

I believe Nathan Page is in heaven

At the end of his life, Nathan Page dismissed the loyalty of friends who cared deeply about him. In a fit of pique, he unfriended many of them on Facebook and attacked them in angry ...

Two separate tragedies on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation

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 ...

Army platoon interpreter in Afghanistan ends up in El Cajon

Almost killed looking for deserter Bowe Bergdahl

Sher Mohammad Haidari heard the radio crackle with Taliban chatter as the Army platoon he was with trudged through a valley in eastern Afghanistan looking for a U.S. soldier who had abandoned his post. The ...

9/11 could have been stopped in San Diego

Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi lived in Clairemont and Lemon Grove

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 ...

What was Omar al-Bayoumi doing in San Diego?

Why did he befriend the 9/11 Pentagon hijackers?

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.

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