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May 15, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease Thursday at his Oceanside home, said his wife, Brie. The Times received the Pulitzer for local reporting for its coverage of the several days of bloodshed and destruction during the Watts riots in August 1965 and for a follow-up series that ran the following October.
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May 15, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jack Jones, a longtime Los Angeles Times reporter who was part of a team that shared the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's coverage of the Watts riots and their aftermath, has died. He was 86. Jones, who retired in 1989, died of lung disease Thursday at his Oceanside home, said his wife, Brie. The Times received the Pulitzer for local reporting for its coverage of the several days of bloodshed and destruction during the Watts riots in August 1965 and for a follow-up series that ran the following October.
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January 27, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The musical world where Jack Jones lives, the world of classic standards, was dismissed for years by younger fans as "retro." Then, last year, Tony Bennett suddenly appeared on "MTV Unplugged," and standards and such became something of a rage. Jones, naturally, is happy with the turn of events.
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September 26, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's suave, he's got a head full of songs, and he's enjoying the fruits of a latter-day lounge craze that has made Tony Bennett an all-ages hero and "Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music" maestro Esquivel a camp icon. He's Jack Jones, the man with a simple name, matinee-idol good looks and a career more complicated than you might expect.
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December 3, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yes, he sings in the classic pop style of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and, yes, his biggest hit, "Wives and Lovers," was done in 1963. Still, Jack Jones insists he's no dinosaur. "I would be if all I sang were old songs, but I do a lot of contemporary things in my act," said Jones, 55. "In fact, I enjoy doing the contemporary things more than anything. That's where my head is. I'm not someone who just wants to sing songs of the past, though I'm not going to go out and sing heavy metal."
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November 14, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New/Old Times: KCET Channel 28 has set Jan. 15 for the debut of a new local series, "Life & Times." The five-day-a-week magazine program will be funded in part by a grant from the Irvine Foundation and will be hosted by Patt Morrison, John Ochoa and Hugh Hewitt. . . . Meanwhile, KCET will turn back the clock to "Those Fabulous Forties" for a 1940s-style big-band dance party next Thursday at the Palladium.
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March 9, 1996
Jack Jones hit a two-run home run to key Cal State Fullerton's four-run seventh inning as the Titans rallied to beat Pacific, 13-11, in a Big West Conference game Friday night in Stockton. C.J. Ankrum also homered and finished three for four with five runs batted in for the Titans (17-2, 2-0). Jeremy Giambi continued his hot hitting in the series, going four for four with two doubles and two RBIs. Giambi has hit safely in seven of eight at-bats against the Spartans (10-5, 0-2).
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September 19, 1996 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
He's suave, he's got a head full of songs, and he's enjoying the fruits of a latter-day lounge craze that has made Tony Bennett an all-ages hero and "Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music" maestro Esquivel a camp icon. He's Jack Jones, the man with a simple name, matinee-idol good looks and a career more complicated than you might expect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009
A memorial service for musician Page Cavanaugh will be held Sunday at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for the 12:15 p.m. program that will feature Cavanaugh colleagues Michael Feinstein, Stephanie Powers, Jack Jones, Betty Garrett and Peter Marshall. Reservations are required. (323) 466-2210.
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July 18, 1987 | BARRY BEARAK, Times Staff Writer
Two teen-agers died and eight others were missing and believed drowned Friday when a bus and a van carrying them from a church campground were swamped by an 8-foot wall of water during an attempted crossing of the storm-swollen Guadalupe River. A 14-year-old Mesquite, Tex., girl was killed when she apparently lost her grip on a helicopter rescue line and dropped an estimated 100 feet into a field while being lifted from the raging river.
SPORTS
March 9, 1996
Jack Jones hit a two-run home run to key Cal State Fullerton's four-run seventh inning as the Titans rallied to beat Pacific, 13-11, in a Big West Conference game Friday night in Stockton. C.J. Ankrum also homered and finished three for four with five runs batted in for the Titans (17-2, 2-0). Jeremy Giambi continued his hot hitting in the series, going four for four with two doubles and two RBIs. Giambi has hit safely in seven of eight at-bats against the Spartans (10-5, 0-2).
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The musical world where Jack Jones lives, the world of classic standards, was dismissed for years by younger fans as "retro." Then, last year, Tony Bennett suddenly appeared on "MTV Unplugged," and standards and such became something of a rage. Jones, naturally, is happy with the turn of events.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1993 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Yes, he sings in the classic pop style of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett and, yes, his biggest hit, "Wives and Lovers," was done in 1963. Still, Jack Jones insists he's no dinosaur. "I would be if all I sang were old songs, but I do a lot of contemporary things in my act," said Jones, 55. "In fact, I enjoy doing the contemporary things more than anything. That's where my head is. I'm not someone who just wants to sing songs of the past, though I'm not going to go out and sing heavy metal."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New/Old Times: KCET Channel 28 has set Jan. 15 for the debut of a new local series, "Life & Times." The five-day-a-week magazine program will be funded in part by a grant from the Irvine Foundation and will be hosted by Patt Morrison, John Ochoa and Hugh Hewitt. . . . Meanwhile, KCET will turn back the clock to "Those Fabulous Forties" for a 1940s-style big-band dance party next Thursday at the Palladium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1997
The federal government proposes to pay hospitals not to train doctors. The money would be better spent if it were paid to law schools not to train lawyers. JACK W. JONES Orange
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