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March 13, 1989
A convicted burglar assigned to make sandwiches for late night workers at the California Institute for Men at Chino escaped by climbing a fence after excusing himself for a restroom break. Authorities believe Jose Luis Anaya, 27, is probably headed south to his hometown of San Diego, said prison public information officer Oliver Green, who added that Anaya is considered dangerous.
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March 13, 1989
A convicted burglar assigned to make sandwiches for late night workers at the California Institute for Men at Chino escaped by climbing a fence after excusing himself for a restroom break. Authorities believe Jose Luis Anaya, 27, is probably headed south to his hometown of San Diego, said prison public information officer Oliver Green, who added that Anaya is considered dangerous.
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March 17, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
Repairs underway at the riot-damaged California Institute for Men at Chino include replacing ceramic bathroom fixtures with stainless steel and cotton bedding with flame-retardant fabrics to prevent the kind of widespread destruction that occurred there in August, state prison authorities said Tuesday. In a report on lessons learned from the Aug. 8 riot that injured 249 prisoners and eight staffers, investigators with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation praised staff response to the violent disturbance for preventing escapes and fatalities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
In California, prisoners double-up in cells meant for one inmate, but that is only the beginning. They bunk together in classrooms, television rooms and gyms. They are housed with barely enough room to stretch out, in every inch of available space and still there is not enough room. A yes vote on Proposition 80, an $817-million bond issue for prison construction, will relieve the severe and chronic overcrowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second videotape to surface in the beating death of a 23-year-old Huntington Beach woman was being examined by police Sunday while the manhunt continued for a recently paroled felon suspected in the case. The videotape was filmed by a patron inside the Australian Beach Restaurant and Nightclub here, where Lenora Annette Wong is believed to have met Edward Patrick Morgan, 28, of Orange, before leaving with him early Friday.
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March 3, 1992 | WILLIAM WILSON, TIMES ART CRITIC
"Working W/ People," a sometimes touching exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery, dramatizes a contemporary paradox. These days it seems everyone wants to be considered a member of a special category. Usually, these classifications are based on singular characteristics visited on individuals who belong to a particular gender or race, prefer companions of the same sex, or who just happen to be young, old or ill.
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March 1, 1989 | ZAN STEWART
American expatriate soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy will make an unusual return stop Monday on the Western swing of his current U.S. tour when he performs for the inmates at the California Institute for Men at Chino. Hornman Lacy, who has been living in Paris for more than 20 years, will bring his sextet to the same prison at which he played a duo concert with pianist Mal Waldron last September.
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September 25, 1995 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Japan Foundation's annual Japan Today film festival begins Friday at the Monica 4-Plex, and this year it is part of an ongoing series of performances, exhibitions and forums taking place in Santa Monica. Among the films in the festival are a pair of major productions from the venerable but ever-vital Shochiku Co., "Nowhere Man" (at 7 p.m.) and "We Are Not Alone" (at 9:30 p.m.). The latter will be repeated several times through Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 27-year-old convicted felon from Santa Ana has been arrested for allegedly making as many as 100 bomb threats and obscene phone calls to women at area preschools, churches, shopping malls, hospitals and homes, police said Wednesday. Joseph Rocha Valenzuela was arrested without incident at his 6th Street home on Friday. He was arraigned Tuesday in Municipal Court in Santa Ana on charges relating to 10 of the phone calls and faces a preliminary hearing on March 26, officials said.
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January 7, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Prisoner rights attorneys alleged in a civil suit Wednesday that inmates housed in the AIDS ward at the state medical prison at Vacaville are treated like "lepers" in inhumane conditions that further endanger their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."-- Leo Tolstoy in "Anna Karenina." Fredrick E. Penney dreaded seeing the lurid story of his shattered marriage dramatized on television. But he couldn't take his eyes from the screen. Watching himself portrayed by Ben Gazzara in "Downpayment on Murder," an NBC movie that will air Sunday night, Penney stared like someone who had caught sight of himself in a distorting mirror.
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