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August 6, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A fire that destroyed a construction site of an apartment complex Friday was arson, investigators announced Tuesday. The blaze, which led to the evacuation of 400 residents, caused about $50 million in damage, said Capt. Jeff Carle of the San Diego Fire Department's Metro Arson Strike Team. Officials are probing whether the radical environmental group Earth Liberation Front started the fire near UC San Diego.
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November 29, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A Canadian woman who has been an international fugitive from charges relating to a string of fires set by environmental radicals surrendered to U.S. authorities on Thursday, officials said. After a decade on the run, Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, turned herself in at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash., the FBI announced. She faces federal arson and conspiracy charges in Oregon, Colorado and California. After an appearance in federal district court in Seattle, she will be sent to face trial in Oregon, officials said . Rubin is accused of being part of a cell known as the Family, which was based in Eugene, Ore., and was affiliated with the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rodney Coronado, 39, of Tucson, a convicted arsonist and leader in the radical Earth Liberation Front, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly giving a speech urging people to commit arson and telling them how to build an incendiary device. Coronado's speech on Aug. 1, 2003, came one day after a condominium complex under construction in San Diego was destroyed in a fire and an Earth Liberation Front banner was left at the site.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011
The gripping documentary "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" offers an intimate look at the radical environmental group, which, from 1996 to 2001, perpetuated a series of arson-related measures to protest perceived abuses. The film's director, co-editor and co-writer Marshall Curry, and co-director Sam Cullman focus largely on Front member Daniel McGowan, who was indicted in late 2005, along with a dozen other cell collaborators around that time, for his role in ELF activities.
OPINION
August 29, 2003
I had noticed a few days prior to "One Crime, a Million Hispanic Suspects" by Luis R. Torres (Commentary, Aug. 26) that the Hummer vandalizing suspects from the Earth Liberation Front were only described as "young and thin" not "young, thin and white." A review by all law enforcement agencies and media outlets on how to accurately describe the physical characteristics of crime suspects, regardless of race or ethnicity, seems to be in order. Matthew Sevareid Glendale
NATIONAL
August 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the last of 10 radical environmentalists convicted of arson to more than four years in prison for his role in burning down a horse slaughterhouse in central Oregon. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken stuck to her initial sentence of 51 months for Jonathan Paul after a two-month delay to hear arguments for a lesser term. Aiken dismissed the arguments from Paul's attorney, Marc Blackman.
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June 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
A partial list of acts of vandalism for which the Earth Liberation Front has claimed responsibility since 1997: * May 21 arsons at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle and the Jefferson Poplar Farms in Clatskanie, Ore. The fire at UW caused as much as $3 million in structural damage; the Oregon fire caused at least $500,000 in damage. * Jan. 1, Superior Lumber Co. in Glendale, Ore., is burned. * Dec.
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July 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Three people pleaded guilty Thursday to charges they were part of an ecoterrorism cell calling itself "The Family" that firebombed ranger stations, wild-horse corrals, a ski resort and lumber mill offices around the West. As part of the plea agreement, the three agreed to cooperate in the continuing investigation of 10 others who are scheduled to go on trial Oct. 31 in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., for a series of firebombings around the Northwest from 1996 to 2001, according to the U.S.
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December 9, 2005 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Federal prosecutors announced six arrests Thursday in what they described as a nine-year investigation into several arson cases and the toppling of an electrical transmission tower by environmental protesters in the Pacific Northwest. Those charged were said to be loosely connected as followers of the Earth Liberation Front, or ELF, a radical environmental group. The arsons were at two lumber company sites and a poplar farm in Oregon, and at an animal-inspection service in Olympia, Wash.
NATIONAL
November 29, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
A Canadian woman who has been an international fugitive from charges relating to a string of fires set by environmental radicals surrendered to U.S. authorities on Thursday, officials said. After a decade on the run, Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, turned herself in at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash., the FBI announced. She faces federal arson and conspiracy charges in Oregon, Colorado and California. After an appearance in federal district court in Seattle, she will be sent to face trial in Oregon, officials said . Rubin is accused of being part of a cell known as the Family, which was based in Eugene, Ore., and was affiliated with the Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the last of 10 radical environmentalists convicted of arson to more than four years in prison for his role in burning down a horse slaughterhouse in central Oregon. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken stuck to her initial sentence of 51 months for Jonathan Paul after a two-month delay to hear arguments for a lesser term. Aiken dismissed the arguments from Paul's attorney, Marc Blackman.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Three people pleaded guilty Thursday to charges they were part of an ecoterrorism cell calling itself "The Family" that firebombed ranger stations, wild-horse corrals, a ski resort and lumber mill offices around the West. As part of the plea agreement, the three agreed to cooperate in the continuing investigation of 10 others who are scheduled to go on trial Oct. 31 in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., for a series of firebombings around the Northwest from 1996 to 2001, according to the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rodney Coronado, 39, of Tucson, a convicted arsonist and leader in the radical Earth Liberation Front, was indicted Wednesday for allegedly giving a speech urging people to commit arson and telling them how to build an incendiary device. Coronado's speech on Aug. 1, 2003, came one day after a condominium complex under construction in San Diego was destroyed in a fire and an Earth Liberation Front banner was left at the site.
NATIONAL
December 9, 2005 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Federal prosecutors announced six arrests Thursday in what they described as a nine-year investigation into several arson cases and the toppling of an electrical transmission tower by environmental protesters in the Pacific Northwest. Those charged were said to be loosely connected as followers of the Earth Liberation Front, or ELF, a radical environmental group. The arsons were at two lumber company sites and a poplar farm in Oregon, and at an animal-inspection service in Olympia, Wash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2003 | Jia-Rui Chong, Steve Hymon and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
Undercover FBI agents arrived about midnight at a home on a tree-lined street in Pomona, and with guns drawn they ordered a 25-year-old antiwar activist to his knees. Josh Connole was handcuffed and arrested on suspicion of vandalism and arson that had caused $3.5 million in damages at four San Gabriel Valley auto dealerships. The destruction was allegedly done in the name of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that signs its acts of destruction with the letters ELF.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Jia-Rui Chong and Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writers
A man claiming membership in the Earth Liberation Front has told The Times that he helped firebomb a San Gabriel Valley car dealership and vandalize three others last month and said the Pomona man arrested by the FBI last week had nothing to do with the crimes. Communicating via three e-mails and in two telephone interviews over the last three days, the man provided details of the attack that authorities said were known only by investigators and those involved in the incidents.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2011
The gripping documentary "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" offers an intimate look at the radical environmental group, which, from 1996 to 2001, perpetuated a series of arson-related measures to protest perceived abuses. The film's director, co-editor and co-writer Marshall Curry, and co-director Sam Cullman focus largely on Front member Daniel McGowan, who was indicted in late 2005, along with a dozen other cell collaborators around that time, for his role in ELF activities.
OPINION
August 29, 2003
I had noticed a few days prior to "One Crime, a Million Hispanic Suspects" by Luis R. Torres (Commentary, Aug. 26) that the Hummer vandalizing suspects from the Earth Liberation Front were only described as "young and thin" not "young, thin and white." A review by all law enforcement agencies and media outlets on how to accurately describe the physical characteristics of crime suspects, regardless of race or ethnicity, seems to be in order. Matthew Sevareid Glendale
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