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December 9, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A sheriff's bomb squad team Wednesday blew up a suspicious package mailed to Valencia National Bank. It turned out to be apparently only a wall-mounted air freshener. Why the package was sent to the bank, or by whom, was not known. Bank officials called the Santa Clarita station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at 4:15 p.m. after receiving the small, red plastic box inside a package commonly used for bank materials.
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July 30, 2002 | JESSICA GARRISON and ANTHONY McCARTNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dozens of Los Angeles police officers armed with high-powered rifles swarmed through the downtown offices of the Los Angeles Times on Monday evening after a man ran into the newspaper's offices claiming to be carrying a bomb and threatening to explode it. At 9:45 p.m., after negotiating with the man for more than an hour, police arrested him without incident. There was no bomb or weapon in the black book bag he carried, police said. Police received a call at 5:40 p.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991
A Jewish Holocaust survivor was ordered Wednesday to work 1,000 hours on behalf of a human rights organization for making terrorist threats against an Arab-American organization during the Persian Gulf War. Beverly Hills construction engineer Kurt Haber, 60, pleaded no contest last month to two felony counts stemming from telephone bomb threats made to the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Hollywood.
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January 14, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles police evacuated about 60 homes here Thursday after they traced a package containing explosive materials to a Van Nuys man. The man, a pyrotechnist, was being questioned by police late Thursday, said Lt. Willie Guerrero of the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. Guerrero said he did not know whether the man is a licensed pyrotechnist. The evacuation was ordered Thursday afternoon after a worker at Mail Boxes Etc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1995
A package apparently designed to look like a bomb shut down a 2 1/2-mile stretch of the San Diego Freeway in both directions for almost two hours during the Friday evening commuter crunch before police experts were able to determine that it wasn't the real thing. Thousands of motorists were detoured onto crowded Westside streets while the bomb squad warily studied the package, which a passerby saw on a shoulder of the freeway near Palms Boulevard.
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May 2, 1991
A Los Angeles city truck driver was about to enter the Golden State Freeway in Pacoima on Wednesday morning when he noticed a small safe that had been dumped at the Osborne Street on-ramp and pulled over for a closer look. What he saw was a handwritten sign reading: "Bomb Inside. Good Luck," police said later. So the driver placed the safe in his dirt-hauling truck and headed for the nearest police station, the Foothill Division.
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September 5, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER
My day began with a mundane family chore. On my way to work, I stopped to pay tuition at the Jewish school my son will start next week. The last thing I was thinking about was being trapped in a war zone or caught up in geopolitical tensions. But suddenly it seemed to be happening. Almost as soon as I got there, the school was evacuated. At the entrance to the fire station next door, a white shopping bag with an American flag on the top had been placed next to the fuel pump.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997
A Signal Hill body shop owner who parked a truck that he claimed held 5,000 pounds of dynamite outside Paramount Studios pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three felony charges. Dozens of friends and relatives of Abram Nacham, 64, were in Municipal Court to show support for the Long Beach man, whose business woes apparently sparked the five-hour incident on Saturday that resulted in the evacuation of two square miles of Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1995
A suspicious package prompted the partial evacuation of City Hall and the closure of several adjacent streets for about 45 minutes Thursday afternoon. A man thought to have brought the package to the building was questioned by officers, but no bomb was found. "About 2:45 p.m., a man about 35 years old walked into the city controller's office with the package," Lt. John Dunkin of the Los Angeles Police Department's press relations office said. "He told them it was for the mayor's office."
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April 28, 1992
Wells Fargo Bank on Monday offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the man who took a branch manager and his family hostage in their Granada Hills home this month. The reward offer is one of several measures bank officials are taking to deter similar extortion attempts and to cut down the record bank robbery rate in Southern California. The reward was announced in full-page ads published Monday in The Times and Daily News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2000
Police evacuated about 60 homes Thursday after they traced a package containing explosive materials to a Van Nuys man. The man, a pyrotechnist, was being questioned by Los Angeles police late Thursday, said Lt. Willie Guerrero of the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department. The evacuation was ordered in the afternoon after a worker at Mail Boxes Etc. in Van Nuys reported finding a package containing explosives, Guerrero said.
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June 22, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School officials were greeted with overturned trash cans and a mysterious device resembling dynamite at Cleveland High early Monday, causing the postponement of final exams and traffic congestion around the campus. The device, which proved to be nonexplosive, was fashioned to resemble a bomb. It was discovered at 6:15 a.m. outside the school's discipline center by Assistant Principal Alan Weiner and Dean Ed Garcia, who called police, said Principal Eileen Banta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999
School officials were greeted with overturned trash cans and a mysterious device resembling dynamite at Cleveland High School early Monday, causing the postponement of final exams and traffic congestion around the campus. The device, which proved to be nonexplosive, was fashioned to resemble a bomb. It was discovered at 6:15 a.m. outside the school's discipline center by Assistant Principal Alan Weiner and Dean Ed Garcia, who called police, said Principal Eileen Banta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1999
A suspicious package delayed about 800 people Monday at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad was called to the Tom Bradley International Terminal at about 1:30 p.m., when the lower level of the terminal was evacuated, said airport spokeswoman Charlene Klink. Police discovered that the object was an abandoned piece of luggage.
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September 5, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER
My day began with a mundane family chore. On my way to work, I stopped to pay tuition at the Jewish school my son will start next week. The last thing I was thinking about was being trapped in a war zone or caught up in geopolitical tensions. But suddenly it seemed to be happening. Almost as soon as I got there, the school was evacuated. At the entrance to the fire station next door, a white shopping bag with an American flag on the top had been placed next to the fuel pump.
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April 23, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two alleged white supremacists accused of planting fake bombs in the San Fernando Valley to scare away minorities entered pleas of no contest Wednesday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to drug charges and hate crimes involving bomb threats and a shooting. Jeffrey Allen Campbell, 28, agreed to a 15-year prison sentence, and Justin Nicholas Bertone, 19, accepted seven years in exchange for prosecutors' dropping some of the charges against them. "Campbell was the major player," said Deputy Dist.
NEWS
July 15, 1997
Two airline passengers who caused a disturbance on a flight from Houston to Los Angeles and led authorities to believe there was a bomb on board were taken into custody when the plane landed, police said Monday. An LAPD bomb squad found no explosive devices during a search of the Continental Airlines jetliner after it landed at Los Angeles International Airport, police said. "When our bomb squad could not find anything, the case was turned over to the FBI," said LAPD spokesman Jason Lee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School officials were greeted with overturned trash cans and a mysterious device resembling dynamite at Cleveland High early Monday, causing the postponement of final exams and traffic congestion around the campus. The device, which proved to be nonexplosive, was fashioned to resemble a bomb. It was discovered at 6:15 a.m. outside the school's discipline center by Assistant Principal Alan Weiner and Dean Ed Garcia, who called police, said Principal Eileen Banta.
NEWS
July 15, 1997
Two airline passengers who caused a disturbance on a flight from Houston to Los Angeles and led authorities to believe there was a bomb on board were taken into custody when the plane landed, police said Monday. An LAPD bomb squad found no explosive devices during a search of the Continental Airlines jetliner after it landed at Los Angeles International Airport, police said. "When our bomb squad could not find anything, the case was turned over to the FBI," said LAPD spokesman Jason Lee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997
A Signal Hill body shop owner who parked a truck that he claimed held 5,000 pounds of dynamite outside Paramount Studios pleaded not guilty Tuesday to three felony charges. Dozens of friends and relatives of Abram Nacham, 64, were in Municipal Court to show support for the Long Beach man, whose business woes apparently sparked the five-hour incident on Saturday that resulted in the evacuation of two square miles of Hollywood.
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