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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1985 | United Press International
The California Supreme Court has refused to free "onion field" killer Gregory Ulas Powell on bail while the justices decide if he was improperly denied parole. Justice Allen Broussard signed the one-line order Wednesday denying Powell's request for release while the court reviews the legality of the controversial revocation of Powell's 1983 parole date.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2008 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Nearly 70 years before the Red Line subway began whisking passengers under the Civic Center, Los Angeles was already a city with tunnel vision. Beneath the busy streets of the City of the Angels is a complex network of pedestrian tunnels that stretch several blocks from Spring and Temple streets to 1st Street and Grand Avenue. One of the tunnels existed in the early 20th century, connecting a long-gone county jail to a demolished red-sandstone county courthouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1991
A man convicted of killing a policeman in the "Onion Field" murder case that inspired a book and movie was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of heroin use, a sheriff's deputy said. Jimmy Lee Smith was stopped shortly after midnight by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who said that they saw him running from a pay telephone. While questioning him, they determined that he was under the influence of heroin, said Deputy Gabe Ramirez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1989
Charles Manson's one-time defense attorney was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation Monday after the Irvine lawyer burst through a security door into the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and resisted police officers who tried to remove him, authorities said. Irving A. Kanarek was taken to Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after the unexplained outburst in the Torrance district attorney's office about 8 a.m., Torrance police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1987
Jimmy Lee Smith, a convicted killer whose role in the murder of a Los Angeles police officer was chronicled in the book "The Onion Field," was being held without bail Saturday in Burbank after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of a narcotic, Burbank police said. Lt. Art Moody said Smith, 57, of North Hollywood, was driving an old Plymouth Fury when he was stopped about 10:30 p.m. Friday for a routine traffic violation in the 1000 block of North San Fernando Road.
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May 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Paroled "Onion Field" police killer Jimmy Lee Smith was arrested in Van Nuys after he allegedly threatened a man with an eight-inch kitchen knife, police said today. Smith, 59, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, two weeks after a man complained that Smith had threatened him, LAPD Lt. John Bradbury said. He is being held without bail because the arrest violates his parole.
NEWS
May 23, 1987 | United Press International
A state prison board Friday denied parole to convicted "Onion Field" police killer Gregory Powell and ordered a new investigation into the shooting 24 years ago. Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith were convicted of the March, 1963, kidnaping of Los Angeles Police Officers Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger and the killing of Campbell. Hettinger escaped death by bolting away from the killers and running across an onion field near Bakersfield where the officers had been taken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1989
Charles Manson's one-time defense attorney was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation Monday after he burst through a security door into a deputy district attorney's office in Torrance and resisted police officers who tried to remove him, authorities said. Irving A. Kanarek was taken to Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center after the unexplained outburst at about 8 a.m., Torrance police said.
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