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June 19, 1995 | PERRY C. RIDDLE / Los Angeles Times
Jack Thomas, a screenwriter turned probation officer turned author of fiction about troubled kids, has little time for writing these days. Instead of sitting at his desk in his rustic hideaway above Malibu Lake, Thomas, 64, is more likely to be working out at the gym, golfing or running on the trails and roads of the Santa Monica Mountains. He runs every day, averaging 3,000 miles per year.
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June 19, 1995 | PERRY C. RIDDLE / Los Angeles Times
Jack Thomas, a screenwriter turned probation officer turned author of fiction about troubled kids, has little time for writing these days. Instead of sitting at his desk in his rustic hideaway above Malibu Lake, Thomas, 64, is more likely to be working out at the gym, golfing or running on the trails and roads of the Santa Monica Mountains. He runs every day, averaging 3,000 miles per year.
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BUSINESS
November 23, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Chief Operating Officer Jack Thomas will assume the additional title of president Jan. 1, the company said Friday. Tom Page, SDG&E's president now, will continue to serve as the utility's chairman and chief executive officer. Thomas, 59, will be responsible for all of SDG&E's utility operations, except internal auditing, which will continue to report to the utility's board of directors.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1991 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. Chief Operating Officer Jack Thomas will assume the additional title of president Jan. 1, the company said Friday. Tom Page, SDG&E's president now, will continue to serve as the utility's chairman and chief executive officer. Thomas, 59, will be responsible for all of SDG&E's utility operations, except internal auditing, which will continue to report to the utility's board of directors.
NEWS
April 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A California Highway Patrol officer who shot a neighbor to death in a feud over a fence told an emergency 911 operator hours before the shooting that he had a gun and was prepared to use it, according to court testimony. "I've got a gun and I'm going out there," CHP Officer Jack Thomas, 44, told a dispatcher about eight hours before the shooting, according to a transcript. Thomas made two calls to the 911 operator, authorities said. He is accused of slaying Gordon L. Chance Jr., 35.
NEWS
January 29, 1992 | Associated Press
Both deaths were blamed on heart attacks, but it might really have been a broken heart that killed Kelly Thomas moments after his wife died. Kelly and Hazel Thomas had been together almost all of their 80 years. They started dating in their native Los Angeles when they were 15 and got married two years later. On Jan. 14, they celebrated their 63rd anniversary.
NEWS
June 15, 1986
Three owners of an adult book store in Chico were fined and put on probation for exhibiting and distributing obscene material. Chico Municipal Judge Ann Rutherford put Jack Thomas and his wife, Elida, of San Jose and Jack Posner of Saratoga on two years' probation. Posner was fined $7,480 and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service. The Thomases were fined $1,870 each. Defense lawyer Roger Diamond said the chances were 50-50 that the convictions would be appealed. Assistant Dist. Atty.
NEWS
December 3, 1996 | Associated Press
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman named an associate chief of the Forest Service as its acting chief Monday and said he intends to pick a permanent successor to Jack Ward Thomas by the end of the month. Associate Chief Dave Unger, 64, assumed the temporary post on Monday, Thomas' last day after three years as chief. Unger joined the Forest Service in 1987 as director of watershed and air management. Thomas said he will teach at the University of Montana.
NEWS
February 20, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A tradition-rich national forest conference reconvenes today, seeking a truce between timber companies and environmentalists at a time when tension over U.S. logging policy is at a historic high. "The time has come for the nation to turn away from polarization and toward consensus," Forest Service Chief Jack Ward Thomas said in a welcome prepared for the Seventh American Forest Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1988
A motorcyclist trying to evade police was killed Monday night after he sped through a red light and slammed into a car, police said. Jack Thomas McBeath, 26, of Cypress was thrown 60 feet from his 1962 Honda 500 motorcycle when he crashed into a 1984 Ford Tempo at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Broadway, according to Sgt. Frank VanDerWeerd. Anaheim Police had tried to stop McBeath shortly after 9 p.m. for a traffic violation near Gilbert Street and Orange Avenue.
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November 11, 1993
An Orange County man was convicted Wednesday on charges that he set his Long Beach liquor store on fire during the riots, an act he contended was meant to draw police to the store to prevent looting. Jack Thomas Stout, 58, was found guilty of causing a small blaze in Eddie's Jr. Liquor Market on April 30, 1992, that was quickly put out by firefighters. He was found not guilty of causing a later blaze that burned the store to the ground.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1992 | M.E. WARREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Brecht on Brecht," at the Alternative Repertory Theatre through March 14, is a journey into the mind and mission of the revolutionary German writer via selections from his poetry, songs, essays and plays. Performed by a company of five, the piece is basically a 90-minute choral recitation. Yet between the power of Brecht and the imagination of director Barbara Covington, ART's production tells a thoughtful and textured tale of human struggle.
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