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December 18, 1994 | ERNEST SANDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Near where a paved two-lane road turns into dirt and neat rows of lemon and avocado trees adorn the undulating landscape, Jim Davis is trying to breed the perfect killer. Inside several muggy greenhouses, the entomologist-entrepreneur is incubating insects that hunt down the crop-destroying whitefly, a minuscule bug single-handedly able to ruin tomatoes, cauliflower or poinsettias.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
When the casket that was supposed to hold the earthly remains of Jim Davis was finally lowered into the ground, the only thing missing was the late Mr. Davis. The coffin had been weighed down to simulate the approximate heft of a corpse. And Jim Davis was not inside the box. Federal prosecutors said the phony funeral was among the inventive tricks that Jean Crump - a onetime Long Beach mortician - used to loot insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. On Tuesday, she was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Davis retired Monday as California's state geologist after 25 years on the job, according to an announcement from the state Department of Conservation. Michael Reichle, a senior geologist, was named to lead the search for a new state geologist. Davis had served as New York's state geologist for 10 years before coming to California.
OPINION
October 15, 2003
Re "Davis Signs Last Bills of His Term," Oct. 13: I was appalled after reviewing the list of legislation signed by the governor. In education alone there were two bills regarding the sale of sodas and one regarding clean bathrooms. Schools have locally elected boards to deal with mundane issues such as these. California would be better served if the Legislature and governor spent their time dealing with real issues such as the shortage of fresh water, a failing energy system and the state budget deficit.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1997
I usually try to avoid getting caught up in criticism of year-end 10-best film lists. But then you had to go and publish the myopic letter from Jim Davis of Signal Hill that slammed reviewer Kevin Thomas, yet ended so tellingly with the comment that it possibly "needs to be explained for those of us like myself who don't quite get it" (Letters, Jan. 5). Year in and year out, my friends and I look forward to the insightful reviews of Kevin Thomas. Much like Charles Champlin in earlier days, Thomas loves film and his remarks always come from a place that reflects that fondness.
TRAVEL
November 17, 1996
Re: "Itching for a Vacation" (Oct. 27). I feel this article was very unfair to the Bahamas regarding the insect problem experienced by the writer. I have made more than 30 separate visits to the Bahamas over the years and only experienced any kind of biting insect problem on one trip. I think this has a lot to do with the time of year that you visit. The majority of my visits were not in the summer but the one with the insect problem was in August. At the time, I was told by the locals that the condition was far worse than normal during the summer because of weather conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
When the casket that was supposed to hold the earthly remains of Jim Davis was finally lowered into the ground, the only thing missing was the late Mr. Davis. The coffin had been weighed down to simulate the approximate heft of a corpse. And Jim Davis was not inside the box. Federal prosecutors said the phony funeral was among the inventive tricks that Jean Crump - a onetime Long Beach mortician - used to loot insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. On Tuesday, she was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1985
The Calendar Letters Page on April 14 appealed--in all semi-seriousness--to the reader-masses for fresh, new ideas to help save network television. The generosity of readers has been ample and heartwarming. The least frivolous contributions are segregated in the box at the right. The rest follow. "Snort"--Each episode explores the recreational activities and hi-jinks of the upper levels of the entertainment industry. A profusion of parties, starlets and just plain fun make this series sparkle.
OPINION
October 15, 2003
Re "Davis Signs Last Bills of His Term," Oct. 13: I was appalled after reviewing the list of legislation signed by the governor. In education alone there were two bills regarding the sale of sodas and one regarding clean bathrooms. Schools have locally elected boards to deal with mundane issues such as these. California would be better served if the Legislature and governor spent their time dealing with real issues such as the shortage of fresh water, a failing energy system and the state budget deficit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Davis retired Monday as California's state geologist after 25 years on the job, according to an announcement from the state Department of Conservation. Michael Reichle, a senior geologist, was named to lead the search for a new state geologist. Davis had served as New York's state geologist for 10 years before coming to California.
NEWS
February 25, 2001 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Keeping a 23-year-old comic strip fresh is a considerable challenge. But Jim Davis, the creator of "Garfield," says he and his cat have a strategy for success. Davis, 55, believes that innovation, hard work and savvy decision-making are key to assuring that Garfield will be around for many years. He continually searches for ways to improve his strip and maintains a disciplined work schedule to assure that the "crisis du jour" and "project du jour" are properly handled.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1997
I usually try to avoid getting caught up in criticism of year-end 10-best film lists. But then you had to go and publish the myopic letter from Jim Davis of Signal Hill that slammed reviewer Kevin Thomas, yet ended so tellingly with the comment that it possibly "needs to be explained for those of us like myself who don't quite get it" (Letters, Jan. 5). Year in and year out, my friends and I look forward to the insightful reviews of Kevin Thomas. Much like Charles Champlin in earlier days, Thomas loves film and his remarks always come from a place that reflects that fondness.
TRAVEL
November 17, 1996
Re: "Itching for a Vacation" (Oct. 27). I feel this article was very unfair to the Bahamas regarding the insect problem experienced by the writer. I have made more than 30 separate visits to the Bahamas over the years and only experienced any kind of biting insect problem on one trip. I think this has a lot to do with the time of year that you visit. The majority of my visits were not in the summer but the one with the insect problem was in August. At the time, I was told by the locals that the condition was far worse than normal during the summer because of weather conditions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1994 | ERNEST SANDER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Near where a paved two-lane road turns into dirt and neat rows of lemon and avocado trees adorn the undulating landscape, Jim Davis is trying to breed the perfect killer. Inside several muggy greenhouses, the entomologist-entrepreneur is incubating insects that hunt down the crop-destroying whitefly, a minuscule bug single-handedly able to ruin tomatoes, cauliflower or poinsettias.
SPORTS
July 29, 1994 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simply put, cyclist Jim Davis is 62-years young. Although some men his age contemplate retirement, Davis, who works for TRW, isn't interested in slowing down. He is too busy training, trying to figure out how he and his three teammates can complete the 3,000-mile Race Across America in roughly seven days. Finishing this race is an amazing feat in itself, but the RAAM is old hat for Davis. He finished the race as part of an eight-rider team in 1992.
SPORTS
July 29, 1994 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simply put, cyclist Jim Davis is 62-years young. Although some men his age contemplate retirement, Davis, who works for TRW, isn't interested in slowing down. He is too busy training, trying to figure out how he and his three teammates can complete the 3,000-mile Race Across America in roughly seven days. Finishing this race is an amazing feat in itself, but the RAAM is old hat for Davis. He finished the race as part of an eight-rider team in 1992.
NEWS
February 25, 2001 | SUSAN VAUGHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Keeping a 23-year-old comic strip fresh is a considerable challenge. But Jim Davis, the creator of "Garfield," says he and his cat have a strategy for success. Davis, 55, believes that innovation, hard work and savvy decision-making are key to assuring that Garfield will be around for many years. He continually searches for ways to improve his strip and maintains a disciplined work schedule to assure that the "crisis du jour" and "project du jour" are properly handled.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1985
The Calendar Letters Page on April 14 appealed--in all semi-seriousness--to the reader-masses for fresh, new ideas to help save network television. The generosity of readers has been ample and heartwarming. The least frivolous contributions are segregated in the box at the right. The rest follow. "Snort"--Each episode explores the recreational activities and hi-jinks of the upper levels of the entertainment industry. A profusion of parties, starlets and just plain fun make this series sparkle.
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