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May 12, 2000
Craig Stevens, 81, the actor who helped create a new genre of television detective heroes in the role of suave private eye "Peter Gunn," a series created by Blake Edwards. With its film noir style, deadpan humor and jazzy instrumental score by Henry Mancini, "Peter Gunn" featured one of the first of the coolly aggressive, lady-killer private detectives to be seen on television. Born Gail Shikles Jr. in Liberty, Mo.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012
With its sophisticated, snappy dialogue and film noir sensibility, "Peter Gunn" was something new for television when it premiered on NBC in 1958. Created and produced by Blake Edwards ("Pink Panther"), who also wrote and directed some episodes, "Peter Gunn" was one of the first detective series to feature a suave, womanizing private eye (Craig Stevens). Herschel Bernardi played his acerbic friend Lt. Jacoby; Hope Emerson (in the first season) and Minerva Urecal (the last two) owned the nightclub Mother's, where Gunn's girlfriend Edie (Lola Albright)
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NEWS
October 24, 2007
UCLA football: In Sunday's Sports section, an article on UCLA's upset victory over California said that the Bears' DeSean Jackson had scored both Cal touchdowns in the first half. Jackson, a receiver, scored one of the two. The first Cal touchdown was by Craig Stevens on a 21-yard reception from Nate Longshore.
NEWS
October 24, 2007
UCLA football: In Sunday's Sports section, an article on UCLA's upset victory over California said that the Bears' DeSean Jackson had scored both Cal touchdowns in the first half. Jackson, a receiver, scored one of the two. The first Cal touchdown was by Craig Stevens on a 21-yard reception from Nate Longshore.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012
With its sophisticated, snappy dialogue and film noir sensibility, "Peter Gunn" was something new for television when it premiered on NBC in 1958. Created and produced by Blake Edwards ("Pink Panther"), who also wrote and directed some episodes, "Peter Gunn" was one of the first detective series to feature a suave, womanizing private eye (Craig Stevens). Herschel Bernardi played his acerbic friend Lt. Jacoby; Hope Emerson (in the first season) and Minerva Urecal (the last two) owned the nightclub Mother's, where Gunn's girlfriend Edie (Lola Albright)
SPORTS
April 27, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Australian distance swimmer Craig Stevens stepped off the blocks, moving aside for his friend and teammate Ian Thorpe to compete in the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Olympics in Athens. Although the decision had been expected, Stevens made his announcement on Australian national television Monday night. Apparently, altruism wasn't Stevens' only motive. Several media outlets reported that Stevens had received payment for his television interview and promises of other benefits.
SPORTS
September 4, 2002 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Craig Stevens doesn't know what to say. It's the first day of practice for the Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula High football team, and somehow Stevens has been thrust into the spotlight for the Panthers. Stevens, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior tight end, doesn't know how that came about. Up to and including his freshman year, Stevens played soccer. The only football experience he had was in sandlot pickup games. "Not even Pop Warner," Stevens said. Even his experience with the Panthers is limited.
SPORTS
June 11, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Craig Stevens was back where he wanted to be -- in the pool, racing, and, racing out of the spotlight. Well, sort of. The 23-year-old Australian went from a relatively low-profile life to a leading role in the Ian Thorpe 400-meter freestyle disqualification controversy in March. He eventually stepped aside for Thorpe, making way for the world-record holder to swim that race at the Olympics in Athens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2005 | Daryl Strickland, Times Staff Writer
Lamont Bentley, a promising actor who appeared in more than a dozen films and television shows but was best known for his role on the comedy series "Moesha," died early Wednesday in a car crash in Ventura County. He was 31. Bentley was traveling alone on the 118 Freeway near Simi Valley shortly after midnight when he headed for the Rocky Peak Fire Road offramp at a high speed, witnesses told authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1995 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A transvestite's body riddled with bullets. A well-dressed, middle-aged woman lying strangled in a southeast Oxnard ditch. Two buddies shot to death in sleepy Piru. These cases keep detectives wondering at night, the murders of 1995 that remain unsolved. The year was a slightly above-average one for murder in Ventura County: Since Jan. 1, 31 residents have been found shot, strangled, stabbed, starved and otherwise deprived of life.
SPORTS
June 11, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Craig Stevens was back where he wanted to be -- in the pool, racing, and, racing out of the spotlight. Well, sort of. The 23-year-old Australian went from a relatively low-profile life to a leading role in the Ian Thorpe 400-meter freestyle disqualification controversy in March. He eventually stepped aside for Thorpe, making way for the world-record holder to swim that race at the Olympics in Athens.
SPORTS
April 27, 2004 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
Australian distance swimmer Craig Stevens stepped off the blocks, moving aside for his friend and teammate Ian Thorpe to compete in the 400-meter freestyle at the Summer Olympics in Athens. Although the decision had been expected, Stevens made his announcement on Australian national television Monday night. Apparently, altruism wasn't Stevens' only motive. Several media outlets reported that Stevens had received payment for his television interview and promises of other benefits.
SPORTS
September 4, 2002 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Craig Stevens doesn't know what to say. It's the first day of practice for the Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula High football team, and somehow Stevens has been thrust into the spotlight for the Panthers. Stevens, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound senior tight end, doesn't know how that came about. Up to and including his freshman year, Stevens played soccer. The only football experience he had was in sandlot pickup games. "Not even Pop Warner," Stevens said. Even his experience with the Panthers is limited.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000
Craig Stevens, 81, the actor who helped create a new genre of television detective heroes in the role of suave private eye "Peter Gunn," a series created by Blake Edwards. With its film noir style, deadpan humor and jazzy instrumental score by Henry Mancini, "Peter Gunn" featured one of the first of the coolly aggressive, lady-killer private detectives to be seen on television. Born Gail Shikles Jr. in Liberty, Mo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2000
Actor Rick Jason, who played the hard-boiled leader Lt. Gil Hanley on the 1960s television drama "Combat!," was found dead Monday in his house. He was 74. Jason died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was found by his wife about 5 a.m., said Ventura County Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens. He left no note, and authorities only said that he was despondent over personal matters. Funeral arrangements were pending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1991 | VIVIAN LOUIE
A 71-year-old Ventura man died Monday afternoon from injuries suffered in a bicycling accident earlier this month, according to the coroner's office. Pasquale V. Monti, who suffered head injuries in the Jan. 18 accident, died at Ventura County Medical Center without regaining consciousness, Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens said. Monti was struck by a car driven by Howard Carpenter, 76, of Ojai on Main Street, west of Mills Road, police said.
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