Chet Pipkin is the most famous tech mogul you've probably never heard of, even though you've probably purchased some of his products. The founder of Belkin International dropped out of college to pursue his undying quest to be an entrepreneur. His parents never even attended high school.
Like many high schools in affluent areas, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School sends very few recent graduates off to war. But next week one of its teachers will be departing for the danger zone - for the second time in two years.
Some childhood actors turn to drugs. Others stay in show business. Kami Cotler became a middle school principal in Inglewood.
When Hilda Solis was a senior in high school, just a few weeks away from graduation, she wasn't thinking about college. Today, Solis, 52, is the nation's Secretary of Labor, making her the first Hispanic woman to serve as a regular U.S. cabinet secretary.
At age 89, Mr. Mack — or L.C. McHaskell, if you prefer to be formal — still can’t get enough of the attention that his fancy ride brings him. Especially with the ladies.
Linda Kolkind sits in the driver’s seat of a rusty van parked in the street adjacent to her home. The van’s side, rear, and hood are spray-painted with graffiti. “Prostitution: the world’s oldest oppression,” “Real men don’t have to pay,” and “Down with Johns!” are some of the spray-painted messages.