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February 14, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated. See below for details.
Do not pass go, do not collect $53 million: Former queen of the quarter horse world Rita Crundwell was headed straight to jail after her sentencing in federal court in Illinois on Thursday. Crundwell, 60, received 19 years and seven months in prison, completing her fall from grace as a high-rolling champion horse owner who funded her lavish lifestyle by using her job as the Dixon, Ill., comptroller, steering tens of millions of dollars from the city into her breeding operations.
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April 13, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The first half of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach generally was a stately affair. There were no major accidents, though Sebastien Bourdais slammed into the tire barriers twice, and Ryan Hunter-Reay maintained the lead with apparent ease. Then the wheels came off, literally and figuratively. Hunter-Reay sparked a multicar crash that knocked him and five others out, another crash ended Justin Wilson's day and Scott Dixon ran short of fuel while leading with only two laps left in the 80-lap race Sunday.
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SPORTS
October 26, 1986 | CHRIS ELLO
Coach Brian Fogarty, looking for some consistent play from his young University of San Diego football team, got instead some inconsistent play from quarterback Pat Dixon Saturday afternoon. Dixon, a junior, completed 15 of 33 passes for 162 yards but threw 3 interceptions and fumbled two consecutive snaps from center on the Toreros' final drive in a 14-9 loss to UC Santa Barbara in Toreros Stadium. Both teams are 3-4. "Pat simply did not play well," Fogarty said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2014 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Being a redneck during a zombie apocalypse can be hazardous to your health. Remaining among the living often depends on overcoming the traditional redneck worldview. One challenge is to recognize the urgent need to work, play and kill well with others of different races and ethnicities. Another is remembering that flesh-eating zombies come in all colors, even white. For survivalist Daryl Dixon of AMC's "The Walking Dead," which returns Sunday for the second half of its fourth season, these were life lessons learned the hard way. Dixon's ability to grow beyond the limits of a childhood of neglect and poverty - not to mention his pinpoint accuracy with a crossbow and sex appeal - has made him one of the most popular characters on the most popular scripted show on television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1991
As the union representative referred to in Bill Boyarsky's column "The Case for Streamlining Civil Service" (Nov. 8), I believe a few comments are in order. First and foremost, organized labor is not at odds, as Boyarsky presumes, with the African-American and Latino communities over the proposed "streamlining" of Los Angeles County's Civil Service system. Quite to the contrary. Omitted from Boyarsky's article is a proposal by County Chief Administrative Officer Richard Dixon's Task Force to eliminate a current provision contained in the rules that prohibits the county from creating employment standards that would adversely impact minorities and women.
NEWS
April 28, 1989 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The House Ethics Committee on Thursday directed that five witnesses involved in a Texas oil deal that benefited House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) appear next week and give testimony on the transaction, despite their earlier refusal to cooperate. Committee Chairman Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles) said he rejected legal objections to the subpoenas by the five Texans and ordered them to appear here May 3 and 4 to answer questions that may wind up the 10-month investigation of the Speaker's finances.
NEWS
August 6, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Attempts by members of the Los Angeles County Fire Commission to investigate department practices through interviews of rank-and-file firefighters--without consulting the fire chief--have been met by a recommendation to abolish the commission altogether as "counterproductive," it was learned Wednesday. Chief Administrative Officer Richard B.
NEWS
June 27, 1986 | LEE MAY, Times Staff Writer
The House Appropriations Committee, in a surprise move that has divided the civil rights lobby, approved an amendment Thursday requiring the Civil Rights Commission to spend money only for winding down its operations by the end of this year. The 27-16 vote came on an amendment by Rep. Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles) to a bill appropriating funds for the commission and other government agencies. The vote in the Democrat-controlled committee was largely along party lines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2010 | By Mike Anton, Los Angeles Times
After two hours of wrenching, tear-filled pleas for both maximum justice and mercy, the man convicted of murder in the drunk-driving crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends was sentenced Wednesday to 51 years to life in prison. Andrew Thomas Gallo, 23, will be eligible for parole after serving 49 years. "You're right ? I am a horrible person," Gallo told Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey before sentencing. "They had big, bright futures ahead of them.
OPINION
June 28, 1992
Did the $6-million office refurbish and $1.4-million furniture purchase include a diamond-studded gold plaque engraved "His Royal Highness--Richard Dixon"? JOHN C. MARTIN, Palmdale
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC was seeking depth at tight end, especially after Xavier Grimble announced he would forgo his final season of eligibility. The Trojans bolstered their tight end corps Wednesday by signing Bryce Dixon of Ventura St. Bonaventure High to a national letter of intent. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Dixon joins senior Randall Telfer and junior Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick as scholarship tight ends. Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian was impressed by Dixon's athleticism. "I saw him play basketball and he had four dunks in one game," Sarkisian told the school's website . "He'll be a great fit our system that really features the tight end. " Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who played tight end at Washington under Sarkisan, won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end in December.
SPORTS
November 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 No. 3-seeded Long Beach Poly travels to Ventura College on Friday night to take on St. Bonaventure in a Pac-5 Division quarterfinal playoff game, and the Jackrabbits had better be ready to take on the best tight end in Southern California, Bryce Dixon. Dixon has been living up to his reputation. He had two touchdown receptions in a first-round win over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He's big, physical and fast. Poly has plenty of defensive backs capable of covering him, but Dixon is an intriguing target for Alabama-bound junior quarterback Ricky Town.
NEWS
October 20, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
As a youngster racing in his native New Zealand, Scott Dixon would drive with a pillow strapped to his behind because he was too short to see above the cockpit. Now the reserved Dixon, known as the "Iceman" because he prefers to let his racing do the talking, stands above all his peers after winning his third IndyCar series championship. As Team Penske driver Will Power was winning the MAVTV 500 on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to capture the title by 27 points over Helio Castroneves.
SPORTS
October 19, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar championship Saturday night in a race that came down to mere survival. As Team Penske's Will Power won the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to win the title by 27 points over Power teammate Helio Castroneves. Dixon needed to only finish fifth or better in the MAVTV 500 to clinch the Izod IndyCar series championship. Castroneves finished sixth, one lap down to the leaders. But at least those two drivers saw the checkered flag.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The IndyCar title fight is down to two drivers but, given the series' record this year, the season finale at Fontana should be a much more wide-open affair. Ten drivers have won this year in the Izod IndyCar Series, including four first-time winners, ahead of Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Either Scott Dixon or Helio Castroneves will be crowned series champion after the race. Dixon, who already has two IndyCar titles, holds a 25-point lead over Castroneves, who is seeking his first championship.
SPORTS
October 17, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
This year's IndyCar championship was Helio Castroneves' to lose, and he's nearly done just that. The Brazilian driver had a 49-point lead in the title standings with three races left in the season, only to have a disastrous double-header in Houston two weeks ago because of mechanical woes. So now Castroneves is 25 points behind Scott Dixon as the Izod IndyCar Series comes to Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the season finale Saturday night. If Dixon finishes fifth or better in the MAVTV 500, the New Zealander will capture his third series title, regardless of how Castroneves finishes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1987 | CHRIS WILLMAN
As a producer (for R.E.M., the Smithereens) and as a songwriter (mostly for Marti Jones), Don Dixon has introduced top caliber rock and penned pop tunes with memorable choruses and often catchier bridges. And as a singer, it turned out in his solo debut Friday at McCabe's, Dixon is as bodacious in front of the spotlights as he is behind the scenes. Though he said this was his first attempt at a solo acoustic performance, any botched guitar chords were more than made up for with passion.
NEWS
October 13, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 0 miles from Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:27 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 78 miles from Sanger, Calif.; 78 miles from Reedley, Calif.; 78 miles from Dinuba, Calif. and 142 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
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