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September 27, 1986
Two years ago, George (Gus) Christie peeled off his leather jacket and motorcycle boots, hoisted the Olympic flame and easily jogged a kilometer near Point Mugu as part of the 15,000-kilometer Olympic Torch Relay. On Friday, Christie, president of the Ventura chapter of the outlaw Hell's Angels motorcycle club, was ordered held without bail pending his trial on charges that he attempted to arrange the killing of an unidentified federal prisoner in Arizona.
May 7, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A member of the Ventura chapter of the Hells Angels and two other Thousand Oaks residents were arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing four pounds of high-quality methamphetamine, sheriff's deputies said. Hells Angels member Edward Jay Gregory, 52, and Joseph Samuel Lively, 57, and his wife, Joan Victoria Lively, 43, are also accused of running a motorcycle shop in Thousand Oaks that allegedly contained numerous stolen parts.
August 3, 1997
This past May the Ventura County Gull Wings Children's Museum went public with its need for financial help from the community if it was to keep its doors open. I thank all the private citizens, as well as the service organizations that responded. The museum was encouraged by this show of support, but unfortunately we were still in need of funds. I had read about the Hells Angels helping children in need, and with Gull Wings executive board approval, contacted George Christie, president of the Ventura Chapter of the Hells Angels.
January 12, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Motorcyclists who claimed they were unfairly treated by Simi Valley police during a 1997 Hells Angels charity event have agreed to settle their class-action lawsuit against the city for $40,000, it was reported Tuesday. Simi Valley City Manager Mike Sedell said in a written statement that a federal judge in Los Angeles approved a tentative settlement Tuesday that offers far less money than the lawsuit sought.
September 21, 1997
In your Sept. 9 edition, you published a quote from Simi Valley City Councilwoman Sandi Webb. In referring to the actions taken by the Simi Valley Police Department toward the participants of a Poker Run sponsored by the Hells Angels motorcycle club, she stated, "I don't think we were overreacting at all . . . apparently we had a lot of complaints . . . so we beefed up patrols." She was further identified as a member of ABATE (A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education) of California. As a deputy state director of ABATE, I must state that ABATE of California does not share or support her opinion.
October 1, 2006 | Colin Westerbeck
A platinum-palladium print of Penn's image will be included in the fall auction preview at Christie's Beverly Hills Oct. 3-6. * Conde Nast, the parent company of Vogue, still provides a full-time studio for Irving Penn because the fashion magazine publishes new work by him regularly. Now approaching his 90th birthday, Penn has photographed for Vogue continuously since 1943. This longevity is the result of an equilibrium Penn has maintained throughout his career.
February 15, 2006 | From Reuters
A federal grand jury indicted five current and former members of the Hells Angels biker gang on racketeering charges, saying the group's leader in Washington state ordered associates to commit murder and various other crimes, according to court documents released Tuesday.
For a decade, Hells Angels spokesman George Christie Jr. has cultivated the image of an upstanding citizen whose motorcycle gang has been harassed by law enforcement and whose own Ventura chapter is squeaky clean. Christie ran a leg of the Olympic Torch charity relay in 1984. He hosted a barbecue for jurors after his murder-for-hire acquittal in 1987. He was a guest speaker in Ventura high school and college classes last year on the ethics of journalists and prosecutors.
January 4, 2003 | Holly Wolcott, Times Staff Writer
Hells Angels member William "Gunner" Wolf, one of 28 people charged in a sweeping indictment against the motorcycle club, was sentenced Friday to a year in jail for his role in narcotics sales. Wolf, 32, pleaded guilty to five felonies, including selling the prescription drug Vicodin, possessing the club drug Ecstasy for sale and insurance fraud. In exchange for his plea, several dozen additional drug charges were dropped, attorneys said.
August 10, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A member of the local chapter of the Hells Angels has been sentenced to two years in prison for stabbing a friend who failed to turn on a hot tub for a party, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Sabian Reynoso pleaded guilty in June to assault with a deadly weapon stemming from the April 4 attack on Will Geyer, 36, who recovered, according to authorities. Although Reynoso was eligible for probation, a judge on Monday gave the Oak View man the minimum term. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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