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January 7, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you get stopped at a Los Angeles County sheriff's sobriety checkpoint, chances are it will be because Jan Nichols is still grieving for her daughter. Nichols was a department store manager "living a nice, quiet life" in 1981 when a drag-racing drunk driver smashed into a carload of Bellflower High cheerleaders, fatally injuring 16-year-old Regina, an honors student who dreamed of going to law school and becoming a judge.
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January 7, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you get stopped at a Los Angeles County sheriff's sobriety checkpoint, chances are it will be because Jan Nichols is still grieving for her daughter. Nichols was a department store manager "living a nice, quiet life" in 1981 when a drag-racing drunk driver smashed into a carload of Bellflower High cheerleaders, fatally injuring 16-year-old Regina, an honors student who dreamed of going to law school and becoming a judge.
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January 13, 1994
The Peace Officers Assn. of Los Angeles County has been awarded a $200,000 grant to coordinate task forces to fight drunk driving. The grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety is being used to track and organize the efforts of 50 law enforcement agencies that provide traffic services in the county, project coordinator Jan Nichols said. One operation was conducted from Dec. 22 to Jan.
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October 11, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
Road warriors beware: Police officers will be cracking down on speeding drivers in Los Angeles County through Sunday as part of a new awareness campaign sponsored by a law enforcement association. The Peace Officers Assn. of Los Angeles County has named this Speed Enforcement Week, and its members are marking the occasion by working harder to nab hot-rodders. A variety of methods will be used to put the brakes on speeders, said Jan Nichols, the association's project director.
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November 18, 1994 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Los Angeles County's largest-ever coordinated effort to get intoxicated motorists off the road, a coalition of law enforcement agencies will simultaneously stage drunk-driving checkpoints at 24 locations tonight. Police expect to nab between 500 and 1,000 drunk drivers from Malibu to Long Beach, starting after sundown. The efforts will be dedicated to the memory of La Habra Police Officer Michael Osornio, who was killed when a drunk driver plowed into his police car on Halloween night.
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December 18, 1986 | CHRIS DE LUCA
The firing of Escondido High School football Coach Dennis Snyder was upheld Wednesday by the school district's superintendent. John Cooper, Escondido Union High School District superintendent, denied an appeal by Snyder, supporting the decision by Principal Jackie Nichols that Snyder should not "submit his name to me next year as varsity football coach." "I wasn't surprised," Snyder said. "I didn't like it, but I have learned not to be surprised about what's going on anymore."
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March 21, 1991 | TERRY SPENCER
Annie McGuirk and her Serrano Intermediate School classmates have embarked on a 20-day North Atlantic sailing trip to examine whales. They are using radar and sonar to battle terrific storms, navigate high seas and deal with oil spills. Last month, they completed a journey to outer space, where they rescued astronauts stranded on a distant planet. They did all of this without leaving the confines of their science classrooms.
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January 3, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies in the Santa Clarita Valley cited 10 times as many motorists last year for driving without seat belts as they did in 1990, a citation rate they contend is largely responsible for the lack of fatal traffic accidents locally in 1991.
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August 12, 1993 | PHILIP P. PAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inside a dimly lit supply shed at the rear of the San Dimas sheriff's substation, an artist of talent and perhaps criminal genius is painting the Mona Lisa. Or an impressive copy of it, at least. The painter is Anthony Gene Tetro, 43, described as the nation's most prolific art forger when he pleaded no contest in February to forging works by the likes of Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Norman Rockwell and Salvador Dali.
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October 1, 2000 | HELEN O'NEILL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In a small unmarked building on a back island road four miles off the coast of Virginia, the bleeding begins. Hundreds of strange, spiked creatures are pinned to plastic racks as lab technicians in white coats and facemasks glide from row to row, rubbing them with alcohol as though soothing them for their ordeal. The creatures flinch as long surgical needles are inserted into creases in their helmet-shaped shells. Blood spurts into bottles beneath them. Rich and blue, it is precious as gold.
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