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September 22, 1990
Gerald L. Myers, an electronics technician and a longtime ham radio operator, has died in Sherman Oaks. He was 49. A resident of Van Nuys, Myers died Sunday of cancer, said his sister,Mary Vanderwood. Born Aug. 29, 1941, in Monette, Ark., Myers served in the U.S. Army for about eight years and was stationed in Germany. He later worked at the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group in Seattle and as a repairman at a television and radio shop in Las Vegas before moving to California in the late 1970s.
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August 9, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Florence Foster, an electronics technician who blew the whistle on a tiny Los Angeles-area outpost of Northrop Corp., which led to a massive criminal case involving the falsification of tests on cruise missiles, has died. She was 68. Foster died July 30 of renal failure at a Covina hospital, said her daughter, Jolene C. Vargas. After becoming one of about 30 employees in 1983 at a small division of Northrop, located in El Monte and then Pomona, Foster quickly knew "something was terribly wrong," she told The Times several years later.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2001
Ventura County native Diana Lee Slate died Friday at her Camarillo home following a lengthy illness. She was 51. Slate was born in Ventura on May 4, 1949. She had recently retired after a 30-year career as an electronics technician at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Slate was a member of the Swingers Golf Club of Ventura and a bowling league. Slate is survived by her husband, Carl Slate of Camarillo; a son, Aaron George of Ventura, and her mother, Lorene Berkshire of Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Turney, 79, a co-founder of semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices Inc., died Wednesday at a retirement home in Cupertino from brain cancer, according to his brother George Turney. Turney's first jobs at the Sunnyvale-based company -- founded in 1969 -- included buying equipment and overseeing construction of the company's first chip factory. He also built a sales organization and developed a network of electronics distributors. He was born March 26, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where as a child he sold pretzels on the streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2001
Clayton Paul Robinson, a retired electronics technician, died Sunday at a Ventura hospital following a long illness. He was 80. Robinson, better known as Robbie, was born on May 3, 1920, in Parma, Idaho. When he was 12 he moved with his family to California and later graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach. During World War II, Robinson served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy.
NEWS
February 21, 1988
A state appeals court in San Francisco ruled a Berkeley police officer who hurt his knee in a lunchtime basketball game is eligible for workers' compensation, but an electronics technician who suffered a similar injury cannot collect any money from the state. The 1st District Court of Appeal said Berkeley Policeman James A. Taylor should be granted compensation because his job requires him to stay in good physical shape, but there was no such requirement for David E.
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February 22, 1987
Michael Ciuzak, a self-employed electronics technician from the San Diego County community of Ramona, won a $1 million annuity in the state lottery's "Big Spin," and said he'll use the money to take a vacation and buy a new computer system. Ciuzak, 37, the father of two children, was the second of 10 participants spinning the wheel of fortune for some $3.7 million in grand prize money. "I just gave the wheel a good spin and hoped for the best," Ciuzak said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990
A Tarzana electronics technician was electrocuted while working on a satellite transmitter at a Palms company. Kyle Sheppard Grimm, 29, was pronounced dead on arrival at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, said David Campbell, a supervising investigator with the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Paramedics had been called to IDB Communications Group, 10525 Washington Blvd., at 6 a.m. Monday, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ed Turney, 79, a co-founder of semiconductor manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices Inc., died Wednesday at a retirement home in Cupertino from brain cancer, according to his brother George Turney. Turney's first jobs at the Sunnyvale-based company -- founded in 1969 -- included buying equipment and overseeing construction of the company's first chip factory. He also built a sales organization and developed a network of electronics distributors. He was born March 26, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where as a child he sold pretzels on the streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2001
Ventura County native Diana Lee Slate died Friday at her Camarillo home following a lengthy illness. She was 51. Slate was born in Ventura on May 4, 1949. She had recently retired after a 30-year career as an electronics technician at the Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. Slate was a member of the Swingers Golf Club of Ventura and a bowling league. Slate is survived by her husband, Carl Slate of Camarillo; a son, Aaron George of Ventura, and her mother, Lorene Berkshire of Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2001
Clayton Paul Robinson, a retired electronics technician, died Sunday at a Ventura hospital following a long illness. He was 80. Robinson, better known as Robbie, was born on May 3, 1920, in Parma, Idaho. When he was 12 he moved with his family to California and later graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach. During World War II, Robinson served in the Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1995
Richard A. Peterson, a longtime Oxnard resident and electronics technician at Point Mugu Navy Base, died Friday of cancer. He was 68. Born Feb. 5, 1927, Peterson moved with his family to Oxnard when he was 16 and graduated from Oxnard High School. Except for two years he spent in the Philippines during World War II and frequent trips to Mexico, he has lived in Ventura County for nearly his whole life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990
A Tarzana electronics technician was electrocuted while working on a satellite transmitter at a Palms company. Kyle Sheppard Grimm, 29, was pronounced dead on arrival at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, said David Campbell, a supervising investigator with the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Paramedics had been called to IDB Communications Group, 10525 Washington Blvd., at 6 a.m. Monday, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said.
NEWS
February 21, 1988
A state appeals court in San Francisco ruled a Berkeley police officer who hurt his knee in a lunchtime basketball game is eligible for workers' compensation, but an electronics technician who suffered a similar injury cannot collect any money from the state. The 1st District Court of Appeal said Berkeley Policeman James A. Taylor should be granted compensation because his job requires him to stay in good physical shape, but there was no such requirement for David E.
NEWS
February 22, 1987
Michael Ciuzak, a self-employed electronics technician from the San Diego County community of Ramona, won a $1 million annuity in the state lottery's "Big Spin," and said he'll use the money to take a vacation and buy a new computer system. Ciuzak, 37, the father of two children, was the second of 10 participants spinning the wheel of fortune for some $3.7 million in grand prize money. "I just gave the wheel a good spin and hoped for the best," Ciuzak said.
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