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March 10, 1987
Military and memorial services will be held Saturday for veteran newspaper reporter Bill Farr, it was reported Monday. Military ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Robert S. Thompson, a former associate justice of the California Court of Appeal who taught law at USC for 11 years, died in San Diego on Friday after a short illness, his family said. He was 91. Thompson's judicial career began on the Los Angeles Municipal Court, where he served from 1965 to 1966. He moved to the Los Angeles Superior Court for two years, until then-Gov. Ronald Reagan elevated him to the state Court of Appeal in 1968. During his tenure on the appellate court he ruled on a number of noteworthy cases, including a 1974 decision that bolstered the landmark legal battle of Bill Farr, a Los Angeles journalist who, invoking California's shield law, spent 46 days in jail after refusing to reveal his sources to the judge in the Charles Manson murder trial.
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NEWS
March 5, 1987
Bill Farr, a newspaper reporter who once served 46 days in jail rather than disclose a confidential news source, died early today at UCLA Medical Center. He was 52 and had been battling pancreatic cancer for 20 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2008 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Lobdell, former vice president and general counsel for the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror Co., died Monday at Stanford University Hospital from complications of a bacterial infection. He was 82. Recognized as one of the nation's leading 1st Amendment attorneys, Lobdell worked for The Times and Times Mirror, the newspaper's former parent company, from 1965 to 1986. "Bob exemplified the very best qualities in those chosen by Otis Chandler to serve in The Times' senior management," former Times Publisher Tom Johnson wrote in an e-mail to his former associates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2008 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Lobdell, former vice president and general counsel for the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror Co., died Monday at Stanford University Hospital from complications of a bacterial infection. He was 82. Recognized as one of the nation's leading 1st Amendment attorneys, Lobdell worked for The Times and Times Mirror, the newspaper's former parent company, from 1965 to 1986. "Bob exemplified the very best qualities in those chosen by Otis Chandler to serve in The Times' senior management," former Times Publisher Tom Johnson wrote in an e-mail to his former associates.
NEWS
October 14, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
Today, KNBC's Tracie Savage is supposed to appear in court in answer to a subpoena aimed at forcing her to disclose the source of one of her O.J. Simpson stories. You remember the story. It's been one of the big media controversies of the Simpson trial. Savage reported last month that DNA tests at a Maryland laboratory indicated that Nicole Brown Simpson's blood was on a pair of socks found in Simpson's bedroom. It was a fact that some of Simpson's socks were seized as evidence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Bill Farr, a newspaper reporter who served 46 days in jail rather than disclose a confidential news source, died early Thursday at UCLA Medical Center, where he was being treated for a variety of ailments. He was 52, and his death was attributed to complications of pancreatic cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Robert S. Thompson, a former associate justice of the California Court of Appeal who taught law at USC for 11 years, died in San Diego on Friday after a short illness, his family said. He was 91. Thompson's judicial career began on the Los Angeles Municipal Court, where he served from 1965 to 1966. He moved to the Los Angeles Superior Court for two years, until then-Gov. Ronald Reagan elevated him to the state Court of Appeal in 1968. During his tenure on the appellate court he ruled on a number of noteworthy cases, including a 1974 decision that bolstered the landmark legal battle of Bill Farr, a Los Angeles journalist who, invoking California's shield law, spent 46 days in jail after refusing to reveal his sources to the judge in the Charles Manson murder trial.
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June 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The home where six young people died when a jealous off-duty sheriff's deputy went on a shooting rampage eight months ago has been likened to an infection in this small northern Wisconsin city. The cure came early Saturday, when workers demolished the house. "The house has got to go," said Bill Farr, pastor of Praise Chapel Community Church and chairman of the committee that bought the property near downtown to convert it to a memorial. "It has no symbol of peace. It is only a symbol of tragedy."
NATIONAL
June 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The home where six young people died when a jealous off-duty sheriff's deputy went on a shooting rampage eight months ago has been likened to an infection in this small northern Wisconsin city. The cure came early Saturday, when workers demolished the house. "The house has got to go," said Bill Farr, pastor of Praise Chapel Community Church and chairman of the committee that bought the property near downtown to convert it to a memorial. "It has no symbol of peace. It is only a symbol of tragedy."
NEWS
October 14, 1994 | BILL BOYARSKY
Today, KNBC's Tracie Savage is supposed to appear in court in answer to a subpoena aimed at forcing her to disclose the source of one of her O.J. Simpson stories. You remember the story. It's been one of the big media controversies of the Simpson trial. Savage reported last month that DNA tests at a Maryland laboratory indicated that Nicole Brown Simpson's blood was on a pair of socks found in Simpson's bedroom. It was a fact that some of Simpson's socks were seized as evidence.
NEWS
March 10, 1987
Military and memorial services will be held Saturday for veteran newspaper reporter Bill Farr, it was reported Monday. Military ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery in West Los Angeles, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1987 | JACK JONES, Times Staff Writer
Bill Farr, a newspaper reporter who served 46 days in jail rather than disclose a confidential news source, died early Thursday at UCLA Medical Center, where he was being treated for a variety of ailments. He was 52, and his death was attributed to complications of pancreatic cancer.
NEWS
March 5, 1987
Bill Farr, a newspaper reporter who once served 46 days in jail rather than disclose a confidential news source, died early today at UCLA Medical Center. He was 52 and had been battling pancreatic cancer for 20 months.
NEWS
June 2, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Bruce Brugmann, editor and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian newspaper, was honored Saturday with the Bill Farr Freedom of Information Award presented by the California First Amendment Coalition. Brugmann was recognized for his work on behalf of free access to information. His newspaper publishes an annual freedom of information issue and he testifies frequently on legislation involving access to public records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1987
A top Los Angles Police Department spokesman for the last 22 years said he will retire at the end of the year because, "Why not? There's more to life than news." Lt. Dan Cooke, in charge of the day-to-day operations of the Press Relations Unit, said Saturday that he decided about two weeks ago to retire after his wife's surgery and the funerals of two close friends, Times reporter Bill Farr and television producer Richard Levinson.
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