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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1990 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office on Friday cleared Inglewood police of any wrongdoing in the death of an Orange County man who was arrested last Dec. 10 outside a Grateful Dead concert at the Forum. District attorney's investigators said the officer, who had used a carotid chokehold to subdue Patrick Shanahan, 19, of Fountain Valley, did not commit criminal homicide. An autopsy said that Shanahan died of "compression of the neck during restraint."
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MAGAZINE
June 11, 2006
As I sat on my couch nursing a sore back from trying to sort things in my closet, I read Ciji Ware's piece ("Small. Smaller. Smallest." Home Design Issue, May 21). The gods must have sent this issue of West. I was about to turn 60 and would soon leave my job and put my home on the market to move to a quieter place outside Southern California. Forty years ago I left Long Beach and moved to San Francisco after hearing Betty Friedan speak. There, at a Grateful Dead concert at the Fillmore, I met my first husband.
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NEWS
December 31, 1992 | AURORA MACKEY, Aurora Mackey is a Times staff writer
It was not my idea to go to Disneyland. That was the fondest wish of my two German nephews, who were visiting for the holidays with my sister and parents. "Are you sure you want to go there?" I asked the boys in my rusty foreign language. "It's very commercial." Their eyes lit up. Commercial obviously was the magic word. "Unbedingt, " absolutely, they said in unison. Without fail.
OPINION
February 21, 2003
Re "I Just Know I Parked Here Somewhere," Feb. 18: One story that my husband and I never get tired of telling is about an incident at a Grateful Dead concert a dozen years ago at the Long Beach Arena. We had emerged from the venue to begin the long walk to our car when a young man beside us suddenly stopped and unleashed a primal howl that spoke for us all: "Where did I paaaaaaark?" Dead concerts were always good places to lose your car; once in Las Vegas, after a long search, we were quite sure our truck had been stolen when it magically appeared.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
Confession: I've usually been grateful when a Dead concert was finally over. The opening sets--where Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir concentrate on compact blues and country-flavored tunes--is invariably engaging, but the second sets--with their endless, spacey instrumental centerpieces--are akin to pop somnambulism. The problem--finally apparent Friday night at the Forum, where the Dead opened a three-night stand--is that I've been concentrating too much on the band instead of the audience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1987 | United Press International
A mounted policeman on a crowd control detail at a Grateful Dead concert was killed when his mount was struck by a pickup truck driven by an off-duty policeman, authorities said. Officer William McCarthy, 31, was crossing a street near the Spectrum arena Tuesday night when his horse was struck, Police Capt. James Powell said. No charges were filed pending an investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1992
Cops beating a lawbreaker on the streets are innocent. Shop owner shooting a teen-ager at point blank range serves no time. Teen-ager on his way to a Grateful Dead concert to take LSD and listen to music gets 15 years in the slammer. Isn't it great to live in a free society that values peace and abhors violence? KEITH McMULLEN Ventura
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
There's still nothing like a Grateful Dead concert, but the tour last summer featuring the Dead's surviving core came as close as possible, and this document of those shows offers surprisingly guilt-free pleasure. Pianist Bruce Hornsby, two guitarists and a sax player add new personality while honoring the spirit of Jerry Garcia. And--Jerry, forgive us--at times there's more rhythmic drive here than the Dead often mustered.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 2006
As I sat on my couch nursing a sore back from trying to sort things in my closet, I read Ciji Ware's piece ("Small. Smaller. Smallest." Home Design Issue, May 21). The gods must have sent this issue of West. I was about to turn 60 and would soon leave my job and put my home on the market to move to a quieter place outside Southern California. Forty years ago I left Long Beach and moved to San Francisco after hearing Betty Friedan speak. There, at a Grateful Dead concert at the Fillmore, I met my first husband.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
At least 39 people were arrested at the Grateful Dead concert at Rich Stadium in suburban Buffalo, police said today. Erie County Sheriff's deputies said they arrested 13 people, most on drug charges. Orchard Park police recorded 26 arrests on drug, drunk driving and trespassing charges. Police said one man, Greg Greenwell, 31, of Placentia, Calif., was accused of possessing 7,000 "hits" of LSD.
NEWS
February 7, 2000 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors have named three additional defendants in a drug-smuggling case that at one point included an Orange County deputy district attorney accused of providing sensitive law enforcement information to the leader of the alleged crime ring. Donovan J. Pantastico, Louis T. Ferreira Jr. and Troy Eugene Lopp are the latest defendants in a case that prosecutors described as an elaborate drug and money-laundering scheme based in Orange County. In June, a federal grand jury indicted 12 alleged members of the drug ring, including Bryan Ray Kazarian, 35, a six-year veteran of the district attorney's office, and John David Ward, 28, who authorities say led the group.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
There's still nothing like a Grateful Dead concert, but the tour last summer featuring the Dead's surviving core came as close as possible, and this document of those shows offers surprisingly guilt-free pleasure. Pianist Bruce Hornsby, two guitarists and a sax player add new personality while honoring the spirit of Jerry Garcia. And--Jerry, forgive us--at times there's more rhythmic drive here than the Dead often mustered.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parking lot scene at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre earlier this month had all the sights, sounds and smells of a Grateful Dead concert: sweaty vendors hawking tie-dyed T-shirts, patchouli-scented waifs begging for free tickets, veggie burritos sizzling on a portable gas grill. The only thing missing was the Grateful Dead, the improbable music industry success that called it quits after the Aug. 9, 1995, death of Jerry Garcia, the band's spiritual and musical soul.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1996 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The birthday boy couldn't be there--at least not in the flesh--but they threw a great party for Jerry Garcia at the Ventura County Fairground's Seaside Park on Thursday, the day the Grateful Dead guitarist would have turned 54. This first of two Southern California stops for the Furthur Festival, a concert tour topped by bands featuring former Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, wasn't a recreation of the Dead, musically speaking. But the Deadheads didn't seem to mind.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1996 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Following the Grateful Dead on the band's extensive tours was, according to guitarist Jerry Garcia, one of the last great road adventures a person could have in present-day America. "You can't hop the freights anymore," Garcia said a few years ago. "But you can still chase the Grateful Dead around." For legions of fans, known as Deadheads, that option also came to an end after Garcia's death in August and the subsequent dissolution of the band, which formed in 1965.
NEWS
May 13, 1993
With last October's peaceful and profitable Guns N' Roses and Metallica concert as a model, the City Council on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a Grateful Dead concert at the Rose Bowl. The rock band, with its following of dedicated "Dead Heads," will stage a four-hour concert Aug. 14. The event, sponsored by Avalon Attractions, is expected to rack up profits for the city of about $184,000.
OPINION
February 21, 2003
Re "I Just Know I Parked Here Somewhere," Feb. 18: One story that my husband and I never get tired of telling is about an incident at a Grateful Dead concert a dozen years ago at the Long Beach Arena. We had emerged from the venue to begin the long walk to our car when a young man beside us suddenly stopped and unleashed a primal howl that spoke for us all: "Where did I paaaaaaark?" Dead concerts were always good places to lose your car; once in Las Vegas, after a long search, we were quite sure our truck had been stolen when it magically appeared.
NEWS
August 10, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gene Prado was still groggy when he heard. It was his cousin Augie calling, rousing him from sleep, the same Augie Rodriguez who had taken Gene to his first Grateful Dead concert in 1986. It wasn't until Augie had called a second time, with more details about the death of Jerry Garcia, that Prado began to weep. "I'm not one easily to cry and break down much," said the 40-year-old Los Alamitos resident, who has contended with life as a quadriplegic since he was 18.
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