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April 9, 1997 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE
Tickets are still available to hear California Secretary of State Bill Jones speak at a special dinner meeting of the Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated on Friday. Jones, the state's chief elections official, will discuss election-related issues, including his reform platform targeted at voter fraud. Jones, a Fresno vegetable farmer and cattle rancher, has also proposed requiring naturalized citizens to present a naturalization number when they vote.
June 14, 1990
Capt. Charles (Rick) Dinse has been named commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division. Dinse, a 24-year police veteran and a captain for five years, replaces Capt. Rick Batson, who retired last month to become a Missouri cattle rancher. Dinse, 48, has served in various field and staff assignments, including patrol, vice, internal affairs, training, traffic and in the office of the chief.
November 17, 1998
Paula Kissinger, 97, mother of former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. She held the Bible at the 1973 White House ceremony in which her firstborn son assumed the country's highest Cabinet post. The German-born Paula Stern Kissinger was the family member who decided she, her husband and their two young sons should flee the Nazis after Adolf Hitler came to power. They emigrated to New York in 1940, and she remained in the same apartment in Manhattan's German-Jewish community until her death.
March 8, 1990 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Singer Willie Nelson has a new cause--the victims of a tire fire in Canada. Nelson has five shows scheduled this month in Ontario province, and part of the proceeds from them will go toward the environmental relief fund set up to help residents of the rural community of Hagersville recover from a fire that burned 12 million tires over a three-week period.
June 17, 1988
Reputed millionaire drug lord Leonardo Subias, a key suspect in the 1985 torture-murder of a U.S. narcotics agent in Mexico, was convicted Thursday on 8-year-old cocaine trafficking charges. Jurors in the two-day trial in federal court in Los Angeles took only three hours to convict Subias of conspiracy and aiding and abetting the distribution of one kilogram of cocaine in April, 1980.
January 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Lt. Gov. John Wayne Mixson, sworn in Saturday as Florida's 39th governor, entered office with a brief agenda. But, after all, he knew he would be in office only for the weekend. Mixson, a 64-year-old cattle rancher, accepted the reins of power from Gov. Bob Graham, a Democrat, who resigned three days early to become the state's junior U.S. senator at noon Saturday. "It's the shortest time, but it's just as high," Mixson said.
A nonprofit group dedicated to vegetarianism will hold a food and music festival Sunday in Woodley Park. The event sponsored by Towards Freedom will include celebrity appearances, speakers, vegan food booths, live music, pet adoptions and children's performers. The Jazz Crusaders will headline. The celebrity lineup includes Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Nealon and Linda Blair.
December 13, 1988
Millionaire cattle rancher Leonardo Subias, who is serving 10 years in prison for cocaine trafficking and is a suspect in the slaying of an American drug agent, was sentenced Monday to an additional three years in prison for jumping bail in 1980. Subias, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Aug. 31 for selling about 2.2 pounds of cocaine to an undercover officer in Monterey Park in April, 1980. When that indictment was returned in 1980, Subias posted bail and fled.
December 12, 1995 | Associated Press
Three House members announced Monday they will retire next year. Two are leaving politics and the third, Robert G. Torricelli (D-N.J.), said he'll run for an open Senate seat. The departures by Torricelli, Bill Brewster (D-Okla.) and Jack Fields (R-Texas) mean at least 27 seats, now held by 19 Democrats and eight Republicans, will be open in the November election. The current House lineup is 235 Republicans, 197 Democrats, one independent and two vacancies.
State narcotics agents destroyed a 4,000-plant marijuana farm Saturday in Diamond Bar that they said they discovered by accident while conducting aerial surveillance in an unrelated drug case. The agents said they arrested five Mexican men, believed to be in this country illegally, who had been tending the farm.
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