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July 2, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
George Brown, who survived the horrors of the Holocaust to become an eloquent voice sharing his family's tragedy with a new generation, has died. He was 81. Brown died June 18 at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center of a heart attack, said his daughter, Debbie Belkin. He spent several years volunteering with the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles to retell his family's harrowing experience. His parents, two brothers and sister all died in the Holocaust. As World War II neared its end, Brown's father made him promise to tell people what had happened.
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July 12, 2010
Pullman porter: An article in the July 5 LATExtra section about Lee Wesley Gibson, a former Pullman porter, said the USA Retirement Railway Board was among those that sent cards, certificates of recognition or gifts marking Gibson's 100th birthday. The group's name is the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. The article also said that Gibson was the oldest surviving Pullman porter. Benjamin Cooper Isaacs, 105, of Victorville has since come forward to claim that title. Isaacs started his railway career in April 1936 and retired in December 1968, according to the retirement board and the Chicago-based Newberry Library.
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July 17, 1999 | RICHARD SIMON and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. George E. Brown Jr., dean of the California congressional delegation, a leading advocate of science and a champion of liberal causes, is dead at the age of 79. The oldest member of the House of Representatives, who first gained national attention for his early opposition to the Vietnam War, died Thursday night at Bethesda Naval Hospital of an infection contracted after heart valve replacement surgery in May. The 18-term Democratic congressman arrived on Capitol Hill when John F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
George Brown, who survived the horrors of the Holocaust to become an eloquent voice sharing his family's tragedy with a new generation, has died. He was 81. Brown died June 18 at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center of a heart attack, said his daughter, Debbie Belkin. He spent several years volunteering with the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles to retell his family's harrowing experience. His parents, two brothers and sister all died in the Holocaust. As World War II neared its end, Brown's father made him promise to tell people what had happened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and JOHN CANALIS and JOHN POPE
Mayor George Brown and his wife, Helen, will receive the Visionary of the Year Award from Coastline Community College on June 18 at the Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach. The newly created Visionary award recognizes people in Orange County who have made significant contributions to education and community service. "George and Helen Brown have dedicated their careers to lifelong learning and educational endeavors," said Leslie Purdy, president of Coastline College in Fountain Valley.
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February 13, 1989
Rep. George Brown (D-Calif.) asked the Pentagon to keep the Norton Air Force Base stores and clinic open after the rest of the base closes as part of a proposed nationwide cutback in military installations. Brown said in a letter to Acting Air Force Secretary James McGovern that nearly 10,000 retirees living nearby rely on the facilities. A special commission has recommended to Congress that Norton and 85 other installations be shut down because they are unneeded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1998 | PHIL DAVIS
George Brown was chosen as Seal Beach mayor at this week's swearing-in ceremony for three newly elected City Council members. Patty Campbell will serve as mayor pro tem. Although mayor is mostly a ceremonial title, Brown, or Campbell in his absence, is now responsible for maintaining council protocol at meetings. The new council will meet for the first time on Friday in a workshop to familiarize the newcomers with local government rules and protocol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1999
Following the lead of other widows of congressmen, the wife of the late Rep. George E. Brown Jr. announced Wednesday that she wants to be elected to his unfinished term. The announcement by Marta Macias Brown sets the stage for a hotly contested Sept. 21 primary featuring, among others, another Latino Democrat, state Sen. Joe Baca of Rialto. Another likely Democratic candidate is Fontana Mayor David Eshleman.
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July 12, 2010
Pullman porter: An article in the July 5 LATExtra section about Lee Wesley Gibson, a former Pullman porter, said the USA Retirement Railway Board was among those that sent cards, certificates of recognition or gifts marking Gibson's 100th birthday. The group's name is the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. The article also said that Gibson was the oldest surviving Pullman porter. Benjamin Cooper Isaacs, 105, of Victorville has since come forward to claim that title. Isaacs started his railway career in April 1936 and retired in December 1968, according to the retirement board and the Chicago-based Newberry Library.
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November 9, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With absentee ballots counted, Rep. George Brown (D-Colton) has preserved his reelection over Republican challenger Linda Wilde, but his margin of victory shrunk, virtually final election results showed Friday. Brown, 76, was reelected to his 13th term in the House from the 42nd District by just 865 votes, compared with his 1,150-vote margin on election night.
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April 5, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
George L. Brown, 79, a former lieutenant governor of Colorado who was the first African American to hold statewide office, died Friday of cancer at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., his family said. Brown, a Democrat, directed the Denver Housing Authority before being appointed to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1955. He was later elected to the state Senate, where he served five terms, before Dick Lamm asked him to be his running mate in the 1974 gubernatorial election.
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April 1, 2000 | ANN L. KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A convicted cop killer who spent 16 years awaiting his execution before winning a new trial was ordered back to death row Friday. Orange County Superior Court Judge John Ryan called the murder "cold-blooded" before he affirmed a jury's recommendation that John George Brown, 53, be returned to death row for the 1980 slaying of a Garden Grove police officer. Reed's widow, Linda, and his sister, Suzanne Reed Schumacher, read statements before the sentencing.
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February 15, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for John George Brown, the man twice convicted of the 1980 killing of a Garden Grove police officer, tried to spare him the death penalty Monday by presenting witnesses who described Brown as a man troubled by a turbulent childhood. Two paternal uncles who had not seen Brown for nearly 30 years told jurors their nephew fled his Pawtucket, R.I., home when he was 15 to escape constant abuse from his parents. "They never gave him self-worth," Donald Brown, one of the uncles, testified.
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February 2, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury moved Tuesday to close the book on one of Orange County's bloodiest murder cases, convicting a man for a 1980 bar shooting spree that left a Garden Grove police officer dead and four people wounded. John George Brown's retrial lasted less than a month but is only the latest chapter in a 20-year legal odyssey that has left the Garden Grove Police Department and the officer's family and friends frustrated. The new trial has rekindled their painful memories of the shooting.
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January 28, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jury deliberations began Thursday in the murder retrial of John George Brown after attorneys finished closing arguments that offered starkly different versions of a bloody 1980 Garden Grove shootout that left a police officer dead and four other people injured. Brown was sentenced to death in 1982 after a jury convicted him of killing 27-year-old Donald Reed, who with three other officers tried to arrest him at a bar on drug and assault charges.
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January 4, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a reprise of a dramatic murder trial 17 years ago, prosecutors on Monday once again set out to close the books on one of Orange County's bloodiest shootings, which left a Garden Grove police officer dead and four other people injured. John George Brown, 51, who has spent the last 15 years on San Quentin's death row for the killing, was back in a Santa Ana courtroom wearing sunglasses and in a wheelchair. His attorneys said he was in poor health, but declined to elaborate.
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November 12, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout the last decade, U.S. Rep. George E. Brown Jr. was an attractive target for the Republican Party, a die-hard liberal Democrat ripe for removal from his increasingly conservative Inland Empire congressional district. It took death, not politics, to finally remove the 79-year-old Brown from office. He died in July, leaving most of his 14th term uncompleted.
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September 30, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since he declared himself a conscientious objector during World War II, George Brown has demonstrated a knack for bucking the mood of the moment and doggedly going his own way. In 1965, he became one of the first members of Congress to raise a voice of protest against the Vietnam War. More recently, he opposed President Ronald Reagan's military buildup and praised Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale's proposal to reduce the federal deficit by raising taxes.
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January 3, 2000 | DANIEL YI and LOUISE ROUG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a balmy day in June 1980 when gunfire erupted at the Cripple Creek Saloon in Garden Grove. When it was over, one police officer was dead; two other officers and two bar patrons lay wounded. The alleged gunman, John George Brown, was convicted in one of Orange County's bloodiest shootings and received a death sentence from a jury two years later. He has spent the last 15 years on death row at San Quentin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout the last decade, U.S. Rep. George E. Brown Jr. was an attractive target for the Republican Party, a die-hard liberal Democrat ripe for removal from his increasingly conservative Inland Empire congressional district. It took death, not politics, to finally remove the 79-year-old Brown from office. He died in July, leaving most of his 14th term uncompleted.
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