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July 7, 1990 | DARYL KELLEY
Six members of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression protested Friday the death of Duane Johnson, a psychiatric patient with heart disease who died in February after being shocked with stun guns by Ventura police officers while tethered to a hospital gurney.
August 14, 1997
An open house will be held today to celebrate the Teen Reading Mentors, a program that uses teenagers to teach young children how to read through the use of phonics. "I really enjoy doing this and giving something back to the community," said mentor Angela Davis, 18, who will attend Cal State Northridge. "The kids listen to you and look up to you as a role model. It makes me feel good that I'm helping them out. Every day I go home, and I feel so proud of the them."
December 23, 1990
I am appalled by the excerpts I've read from "American Psycho" and hope no one reads it. However, as a bookseller and a supporter of NOW, I cannot condone a blanket boycott of Random House. Does NOW really wish to imply that all Random House's publications are tainted by a single book? Vintage (a Random House imprint) publishes authors like Angela Davis, Antonia Fraser, Maxine Hong Kingston and Kazuo Ishiguro. Under other imprints, Random House publishes thousands of books.
April 4, 2012 | By Mary Rourke and Valerie J. Nelson, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Catlett, a sculptor and printmaker who was widely considered one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century despite having lived most of her life in Mexico, has died. She was 96. Catlett, whose sculptures became symbols of the civil rights movement, died Monday at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico, said her eldest son, Francisco. Her imposing blend of art and social consciousness mirrored that of German painter Max Beckmann, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and other artists of the mid-20th century who used art to critique power structures.
It was an Internet fraud scheme that in just seven months cost telephone and Internet service providers throughout the country more than $9 million, prosecutors say. But Monday a judge ordered a Riverside businessman to pay it all back. Gregory D. Evans, 33, will also serve two years in federal prison on charges of federal conspiracy and wire fraud. "This was a very serious case," said Assistant U.S. Atty.
June 9, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A 69-year-old Las Vegas man died after an ill-fated trip into the Lake Mead National Recreation Area with four Boy Scouts and another visitor over the weekend, officials said. The Boy Scouts had gotten lost in the blazing heat and called officials for help. Clawson Bowman Jr. was found dead about a mile from the White Rock Canyon area along the Nevada-Arizona border southeast of Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. Bowman had been suffering from heatstroke, officials said, as temperatures hit 110 degrees over the weekend.
April 22, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN
A Castaic man was convicted of two counts of fraud Wednesday for failing to disclose assets--including a Cessna 310 airplane--in a bankruptcy petition, the U.S. attorney's office said. The federal jury found that Faramarz Taghilou, 39, claimed he had only $11,100 in assets--neglecting to disclose ownership of the plane, which was insured for $120,000, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. Angela J. Davis. Taghilou now faces a maximum 10 years in federal prison and fines up to $500,000.
Sheldon Otis, a criminal defense lawyer who waged courtroom battles for some of the 1970s' most prominent radicals, including Angela Davis and Huey Newton, died of congestive heart failure March 1 at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He was 69. He was the lead defense attorney for Steven Soliah, an associate of the Symbionese Liberation Army who was acquitted in 1976 at trial over a Carmichael, Calif., bank robbery that left a woman dead.
January 16, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
William J. McGill, the man picked by Mayor Maureen O'Connor to facilitate the labor dispute between musicians and the San Diego Symphony, earned his administrator's stripes by jawboning conflicts. McGill, 65, now retired and an adjunct (non-salaried) professor of psychology at UCSD, may bring to the mayor's proposed symphony arbitration sessions the same style he used in the 1960s to wear down angry college protesters with argument.
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