November 29, 1987 |
Almost every day he brings messages to people. They come in letters, postcards, boxes and oversized envelopes, which he stuffs with practiced efficiency into the matching metal slots. Meet Jim Riley, mailman. Monday through Saturday, on his appointed shift, Riley does his best to bring his postal packages to Westside residents on time, without incident and with as much enthusiasm as he can muster during his daily rounds.
April 4, 1989 |
Jim Riley gave up his crisply starched white-collar shirts and his gray suits in 1982, leaving his position as branch manager for Xerox in Los Angeles with plans of starting up a fitness-clothing company in his native New Zealand. However, after learning of his country's tight restrictions on importing preconstructed clothing, Riley turned his sights south to San Diego, where he could work part time, learn the rag trade and continue one of his favorite activities: training for triathlons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1993
Police reported Monday that 23 adults and one youth were arrested during the Super Bowl game Sunday--a number that police said was much fewer than expected. Most of the people arrested during the game were booked for public intoxication, said Pasadena Police Lt. Jim Riley, adding, "It was a relatively crime free and safe day."
July 1, 1991 |
Jim Riley's Santa Cruz 70 Mirage from the Santa Cruz Yacht Club held a one-mile lead over Bob McNulty's Chance and Paul Simonson's Taxi Dancer on the first full day of the Transpac race to Hawaii.
September 23, 2007
An Adirondack morning, with mist rising off the lake and the sun sending shimmers of light onto its surface. Memories of childhood summers draw Jim Riley of Venice back to upper New York state every year. In July, he had a reunion with his six sisters and one brother at Big Moose Lake. Early one morning, Riley "sat down and started snapping shots" with his Canon Rebel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1996
It was nothing but a good time. A clean, safe, smart, good time. Pasadena elementary schools and police officers celebrated the largest class of fifth- and sixth-graders that has ever graduated from the city's Drugs and Alcohol Resistance Education program. Having proudly completed the 17-week course, 350 elementary schoolchildren gathered at Pasadena High School this week to receive DARE T-shirts, certificates, bumper stickers and accolades.