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May 11, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Jeff Drake had to depend on the kindness of strangers, he might not be around to attempt the umpteenth--well, at least the fourth or fifth--resurrection of his rock 'n' roll career. Luckily, he's been able to depend on the forbearance of his friends, much as he may have taxed it during bouts of heroin addiction over the past 15 years.
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May 11, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Jeff Drake had to depend on the kindness of strangers, he might not be around to attempt the umpteenth--well, at least the fourth or fifth--resurrection of his rock 'n' roll career. Luckily, he's been able to depend on the forbearance of his friends, much as he may have taxed it during bouts of heroin addiction over the past 15 years.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a fairly juicy story of rock 'n' roll decadence that Jeff Drake has to tell--the tragicomic tale of the Joneses, a raunch-rocking Orange County/Los Angeles band that seemed like a comer on the mid-'80s Hollywood scene as it freely copped musical styles and bad-boy attitudes from the Stones, the Ramones and the New York Dolls. The Joneses drew crowds and press attention with catchy, hell-bound songs about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll that Drake sang in a bratty drawl.
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November 10, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a fairly juicy story of rock 'n' roll decadence that Jeff Drake has to tell, and as he sits in a cheap neighborhood restaurant in Anaheim, unreeling it forthrightly over a plate of Mexican seafood, a grin sometimes plays across his full lips.
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November 10, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a fairly juicy story of rock 'n' roll decadence that Jeff Drake has to tell, and as he sits in a cheap neighborhood restaurant in Anaheim, unreeling it forthrightly over a plate of Mexican seafood, a grin sometimes plays across his full lips.
SPORTS
June 6, 1992 | PAUL OLSON
Although his car was falling apart, Mike Raschke of Ventura was able to keep his driving skills together long enough to win the 20-lap mini-stock main event at Ventura Raceway on Friday night. Gary Hubert of Camarillo held the lead for the first seven laps before a flat right-rear tire sent him to the pits. Raschke took over the lead and held on the rest of the way with a right-front quarter panel flapping loosely in the wind.
SPORTS
October 4, 1992 | PAUL OLSON
Marty Desbrow of Ventura edged closer to his third consecutive Mini Stock championship at Ventura Raceway on Saturday night. Desbrow came from the back of the 18-car field after leaving the track on a Lap 5 yellow flag. He overtook Santa Barbara's Bruce Dunson on Lap 17 and took the checkered flag in the 20-lap feature race. Desbrow's nearest challenger in the points championship is Jeff Drake of Fillmore.
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May 31, 1992 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jeff Drake of Fillmore turned in a near-flawless performance in the Mini Stock division Saturday night at Ventura Raceway before 1,776. Drake won every race he entered, including the 20-lap main event, the trophy dash and a heat race. About all he failed to do was set the fast qualifying time. Drake went wire to wire in the main event, keeping Mike Raschke and Gary Swenson, both of Ventura, at bay to gain his second feature win of the season.
SPORTS
May 23, 1992 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Silva of Port Hueneme had not won an oval track main event at Ventura Raceway before this season, but he is currently on a mini roll, winning for the second time in four outings. Silva claimed the 20-lap Mini Stock main event Friday night with a solid effort and a bit of the luck that seemed to escape him last year.
SPORTS
May 19, 1990 | PAUL OLSON
Gary Curtis of Camarillo ought to have thanked several slower drivers for helping him win the Mini Stock 20-lap oval main event Friday night at Ventura Raceway. Curtis battled Ventura's Marty Desbrow throughout the race. Desbrow took the lead on Lap 8, but Curtis overtook him on Lap 9 when he became stuck behind slower cars. Desbrow took the lead back on Lap 15 but again was caught in slower traffic, allowing Curtis to take the lead on Lap 18 and hold on for the victory.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a fairly juicy story of rock 'n' roll decadence that Jeff Drake has to tell--the tragicomic tale of the Joneses, a raunch-rocking Orange County/Los Angeles band that seemed like a comer on the mid-'80s Hollywood scene as it freely copped musical styles and bad-boy attitudes from the Stones, the Ramones and the New York Dolls. The Joneses drew crowds and press attention with catchy, hell-bound songs about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll that Drake sang in a bratty drawl.
SPORTS
April 18, 1992 | PAUL OLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Silva of Port Hueneme did not win a Mini Stock oval track main event at Ventura Raceway last season. In an unlikely performance Friday, Silva came from the last starting position to win the 20-lap main event at Ventura before 1,679. Silva, the defending Mini Stock figure-eight season champion, patiently worked his way up from 13th to third place when leader Kevin Parker of Ventura lost his rear wheel on the Lap 13 front straightaway.
SPORTS
July 20, 1991 | DAVID COULSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lynn Brader survived a wild ride Friday night at the Ventura Raceway to win the Street Stock main event in the Coors Light Silver Bullet stock car series. Brader, who also won the Street Stock Trophy Dash, managed to steer clear of trouble in a spin-plagued finale. The Somis driver held off points leader Paul Moore of Oak View in a race in which four of 10 drivers lost control and ended up in the infield. In an earlier heat race, Moore held off several charges from Brader to win.
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