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April 21, 1989
Hal Arthur, who was brutally murdered March 24 on his way to school, touched many lives throughout his 25-year career. We are students who knew him from his first semester at Grant, as well as the graduating class of 1970. Hal was part of everyone's life at Grant. He was a friend, a leader who gave direction and someone who only wanted to help the kids of tomorrow. We are in shock! To see the senseless murder of anyone is horrible, but to have it happen to one who really cared is so shameful.
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April 14, 1997 | STEVE HYMON
On a March morning in 1989, Hal Arthur prepared to climb into his car in front of his Sherman Oaks home and go to work. But before he could do so, Arthur was shot in the back and killed by three bullets from a .22-caliber semiautomatic weapon. The shots, according to police, were fired from across the street. Arthur was a 60-year-old social studies teacher at Grant High School in Van Nuys, just three months shy of retirement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1997 | STEVE HYMON
On a March morning in 1989, Hal Arthur prepared to climb into his car in front of his Sherman Oaks home and go to work. But before he could do so, Arthur was shot in the back and killed by three bullets from a .22-caliber semiautomatic weapon. The shots, according to police, were fired from across the street. Arthur was a 60-year-old social studies teacher at Grant High School in Van Nuys, just three months shy of retirement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court jury on Friday rejected a Van Nuys teen-ager's claim that he was falsely arrested last year by Los Angeles police officers who were investigating the shooting death of a popular Grant High School teacher. The six-member jury deliberated about two hours, concluding a three-day trial in U.S. District Court on Hai Waknine's $10-million lawsuit against detectives Mel Arnold, Tom Cuillard, Raymond Bennett and Blair Eckert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989
A Van Nuys teen-ager who was questioned by detectives about the ambush shooting death of a Grant High School teacher filed a $10-million lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles, Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and several officers, alleging that he was falsely arrested. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
Frustrated that a five-month police investigation has stalled, the widow of slain high school teacher Hal Arthur offered $10,000 Friday for information leading to a conviction in the killing, increasing the total reward in the case to $60,000. Arthur, a popular teacher at Grant High School, was ambushed and shot to death with a semiautomatic weapon as he left his Sherman Oaks home for school March 24.
NEWS
March 26, 1989
Hal Arthur, the Grant High School teacher who was ambushed and shot to death as he was leaving his Sherman Oaks home for school early Friday, was fascinated by books about crime and mysteries. His own slaying--a seemingly precise, well-planned assassination--has presented police with the sort of mystery that might have been spun by his favorite crime fiction writers: Why would a popular high school teacher become a target for murder?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Grant High School students on Monday mourned a popular longtime teacher and senior class adviser who was fatally shot last week by an unknown assassin outside of his Sherman Oaks home. School administrators and senior class representatives spent much of the day sharing their grief, as well as their determination to complete plans for the year-end senior activities that teacher and class adviser Hal Arthur had started. Arthur, 60, was shot and killed Friday morning as he was leaving for work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Three weeks after Grant High School teacher Hal Arthur was gunned down outside his home in Sherman Oaks, police say they have interviewed more than 100 people but have yet to uncover a motive or identify a suspect in the slaying. "We really haven't narrowed it down," said Los Angeles Police Lt. Dennis Dunn, who is overseeing the investigation into the March 24 killing. "There are still many different directions to look at." Arthur's wife, Virginia, said last week that she was satisfied that police are doing everything they can. "I cannot say enough good things about the Van Nuys police" division, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court jury on Friday rejected a Van Nuys teen-ager's claim that he was falsely arrested last year by Los Angeles police officers who were investigating the shooting death of a popular Grant High School teacher. The six-member jury deliberated about two hours, concluding a three-day trial in U.S. District Court on Hai Waknine's $10-million lawsuit against detectives Mel Arnold, Tom Cuillard, Raymond Bennett and Blair Eckert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1989
Frustrated that a five-month police investigation has stalled, the widow of slain high school teacher Hal Arthur offered $10,000 Friday for information leading to a conviction in the killing, increasing the total reward in the case to $60,000. Arthur, a popular teacher at Grant High School, was ambushed and shot to death with a semiautomatic weapon as he left his Sherman Oaks home for school March 24.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1989
Hal Arthur, who was brutally murdered March 24 on his way to school, touched many lives throughout his 25-year career. We are students who knew him from his first semester at Grant, as well as the graduating class of 1970. Hal was part of everyone's life at Grant. He was a friend, a leader who gave direction and someone who only wanted to help the kids of tomorrow. We are in shock! To see the senseless murder of anyone is horrible, but to have it happen to one who really cared is so shameful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Three weeks after Grant High School teacher Hal Arthur was gunned down outside his home in Sherman Oaks, police say they have interviewed more than 100 people but have yet to uncover a motive or identify a suspect in the slaying. "We really haven't narrowed it down," said Los Angeles Police Lt. Dennis Dunn, who is overseeing the investigation into the March 24 killing. "There are still many different directions to look at." Arthur's wife, Virginia, said last week that she was satisfied that police are doing everything they can. "I cannot say enough good things about the Van Nuys police" division, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council offered a $25,000 reward Tuesday and a teachers' union added $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the ambush slaying of Harold Arthur, a popular Grant High School teacher. The rewards, combined with the $10,000 already offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District, bring the total reward to $40,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1989
A Van Nuys teen-ager who was questioned by detectives about the ambush shooting death of a Grant High School teacher filed a $10-million lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles, Police Chief Daryl F. Gates and several officers, alleging that he was falsely arrested. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1989 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Grant High School students on Monday mourned a popular longtime teacher and senior class adviser who was fatally shot last week by an unknown assassin outside of his Sherman Oaks home. School administrators and senior class representatives spent much of the day sharing their grief, as well as their determination to complete plans for the year-end senior activities that teacher and class adviser Hal Arthur had started. Arthur, 60, was shot and killed Friday morning as he was leaving for work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY and SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writers
A well-liked veteran teacher at Grant High School in Van Nuys was ambushed and shot to death as he left his Sherman Oaks home for school early Friday, Los Angeles police said. A former student at the school was questioned about the attack for about six hours Friday but police released him and said they had no suspects in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council offered a $25,000 reward Tuesday and a teachers' union added $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the ambush slaying of Harold Arthur, a popular Grant High School teacher. The rewards, combined with the $10,000 already offered by the Los Angeles Unified School District, bring the total reward to $40,000.
NEWS
March 26, 1989
Hal Arthur, the Grant High School teacher who was ambushed and shot to death as he was leaving his Sherman Oaks home for school early Friday, was fascinated by books about crime and mysteries. His own slaying--a seemingly precise, well-planned assassination--has presented police with the sort of mystery that might have been spun by his favorite crime fiction writers: Why would a popular high school teacher become a target for murder?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY and SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writers
A well-liked veteran teacher at Grant High School in Van Nuys was ambushed and shot to death as he left his Sherman Oaks home for school early Friday, Los Angeles police said. A former student at the school was questioned about the attack for about six hours Friday but police released him and said they had no suspects in the case.
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