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December 1, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Berry, a blacklisted Hollywood director who made the classic film noir "He Ran All the Way" and then largely moved his career to Europe, has died. He was 82. Berry, a prizefighter and actor before he turned to directing, died Monday in Paris after suffering from pleurisy. He had recently been editing a film adaptation of South African playwright Athol Fugard's "Boesman and Lena," starring Danny Glover and Angela Bassett.
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January 15, 2012 | By Tony Barboza and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
As word spread of an arrest in the killing of four Orange County homeless men, people came to the parking lot of an Anaheim strip mall Sunday to share memories of the latest victim. Everyone knew John Berry, who was a fixture in this section of northeast Anaheim, where apartments, shopping centers and mobile homes sit above the Santa Ana riverbed. For years, the man with the long white beard could be found camping out on the riverbank, reading a book next to his mountain bike, or taking in the view of the dark sky. Friends said Berry, 64, was a Vietnam veteran who would have long, spiritual talks with people from all walks of life.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1998 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Country music singer John Berry, performing Saturday at the Palmdale Fall Festival, has had his share of health problems. So many, in fact, his life story sounds a bit like a country song. In the 1980s, his legs were nearly crushed in a severe motorcycle accident. A few years later, doctors discovered a tumor and Berry underwent life-threatening brain surgery. "I don't recommend brain surgery unless you really need it," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writers
A 23-year-old former Marine who some say was distraught after combat service in Iraq has been named a suspect in the serial killings of four homeless men in Orange County. Itzcoatl Ocampo of Yorba Linda was chased by bystanders Friday after the most recent stabbing death behind a fast-food restaurant in an Anaheim shopping center parking lot. Ocampo remained in police custody without bail Saturday and is expected in court on Tuesday. "We are extremely confident that we have the man who is responsible for the murders of all four homeless men in Orange County," Anaheim Police Chief John Welter said at a news conference Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2012 | By Tony Barboza and Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
As word spread of an arrest in the killing of four Orange County homeless men, people came to the parking lot of an Anaheim strip mall Sunday to share memories of the latest victim. Everyone knew John Berry, who was a fixture in this section of northeast Anaheim, where apartments, shopping centers and mobile homes sit above the Santa Ana riverbed. For years, the man with the long white beard could be found camping out on the riverbank, reading a book next to his mountain bike, or taking in the view of the dark sky. Friends said Berry, 64, was a Vietnam veteran who would have long, spiritual talks with people from all walks of life.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2001
John Berry, "All the Way to There," Ark 21 Records Andrea Bocelli, "Ciele Di Toscana," Philips/Universal Classics Bullfrog Featuring Kid Koala, "Bullfrog," Ropeadope/Atlantic The Centimeters, "The Lifetime Achievement Awards," Space Baby Cyrus Chestnut, "Soul Food," Atlantic The Court and Spark, "Bless You," Absolutely Kosher Chaka Demus & Pliers, "Dangerous," Fuel 2000 40 Below Summer, "Invitation to the Dance," Sire Fugazi, "The Argument," Dischord Femi Kuti, "Fight to Win," MCA Lit,
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Simi Valley man was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison Friday after admitting he molested two young girls in his suburban neighborhood. John Berry, a 64-year-old retired construction worker, apologized and tearfully asked for leniency during a sentencing hearing in Ventura County Superior Court. But Judge Herbert Curtis told Berry his request for probation was "out of the question."
BUSINESS
July 23, 1991 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Goodby Feedback: Say goodby to piano microphone feedback, says John Berry, co-founder of Barcus-Berry Inc., a musical instruments equipment maker in Huntington Beach. Berry says his company, which annually sells about $1 million in microphones and other musical equipment, is marketing a device that can replace traditional microphones and give studio-like sound quality to every bar piano. The company's product is a sensor that is attached to a piano's soundboard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A 63-year-old Simi Valley grandfather has been ordered to stand trial on suspicion of committing lewd acts with three young girls, a prosecutor said Wednesday. John Berry is accused of six felonies, which are all charges of committing a lewd act with a child under the age of 14, said Ventura County Deputy Dist. Atty. Ernesto Acosta. According to Acosta, Berry allegedly touched and molested the girls, now ages 10, 11 and 12, inside his Simi Valley home between 1997 and this past March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Alan Zarembo, Times Staff Writers
A 23-year-old former Marine who some say was distraught after combat service in Iraq has been named a suspect in the serial killings of four homeless men in Orange County. Itzcoatl Ocampo of Yorba Linda was chased by bystanders Friday after the most recent stabbing death behind a fast-food restaurant in an Anaheim shopping center parking lot. Ocampo remained in police custody without bail Saturday and is expected in court on Tuesday. "We are extremely confident that we have the man who is responsible for the murders of all four homeless men in Orange County," Anaheim Police Chief John Welter said at a news conference Saturday.
HOME & GARDEN
March 3, 2005 | - David A. Keeps
If you are looking for another handsome volume filled with 20th century furniture to place on the Nelson slat bench near your Eames 620 lounger, keep searching. Although it has its fair share of lovingly photographed modern room settings, this coffee table book is actually a compelling history of the Zeeland, Mich., furniture company and its philosophy: "Never to create anything without a purpose but to make everything they create attractive and interesting."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2001
John Berry, "All the Way to There," Ark 21 Records Andrea Bocelli, "Ciele Di Toscana," Philips/Universal Classics Bullfrog Featuring Kid Koala, "Bullfrog," Ropeadope/Atlantic The Centimeters, "The Lifetime Achievement Awards," Space Baby Cyrus Chestnut, "Soul Food," Atlantic The Court and Spark, "Bless You," Absolutely Kosher Chaka Demus & Pliers, "Dangerous," Fuel 2000 40 Below Summer, "Invitation to the Dance," Sire Fugazi, "The Argument," Dischord Femi Kuti, "Fight to Win," MCA Lit,
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Simi Valley man was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison Friday after admitting he molested two young girls in his suburban neighborhood. John Berry, a 64-year-old retired construction worker, apologized and tearfully asked for leniency during a sentencing hearing in Ventura County Superior Court. But Judge Herbert Curtis told Berry his request for probation was "out of the question."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2001 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Simi Valley grandfather was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison Friday after admitting he molested two young girls in his suburban neighborhood. John Berry, a 64-year-old retired construction worker, apologized and tearfully asked for leniency during a sentencing hearing in Ventura County Superior Court. But Judge Herbert Curtis told Berry his request for probation was "out of the question."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2000
FRIDAY Boesman and Lena Drama: Kino International With: Angela Bassett, Danny Glover. Writer: John Berry, based on Athol Fugard play. Director: John Berry. The idea: Desperate couple adrift in South Africa has an eventful encounter with an elderly tribesman. Watchwords: Performances worthy of the material. * Bounce Drama: Miramax With: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Tony Goldwyn, Natasha Henstridge, Jennifer Grey. Writer-director: Don Roos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
A 63-year-old Simi Valley grandfather has been ordered to stand trial on suspicion of committing lewd acts with three young girls, a prosecutor said Wednesday. John Berry is accused of six felonies, which are all charges of committing a lewd act with a child under the age of 14, said Ventura County Deputy Dist. Atty. Ernesto Acosta. According to Acosta, Berry allegedly touched and molested the girls, now ages 10, 11 and 12, inside his Simi Valley home between 1997 and this past March.
BOOKS
June 4, 1989 | ALEX RAKSIN
The sensuous lure of summer--from primal, enveloping ocean water to the warm touch of the sun--is vividly evoked in this first novel, set on an island off the North Carolina coast where the 25-year-old author used to vacation with her family. Emily, Darcey Steinke's protagonist, embodies summer's indulgent spirit; most often swimming or relaxing on a yacht, she appears in one typical scene with her hand "cupped around a wineglass, the other resting on her thigh, and her back against the metal of the chair.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2000
FRIDAY Boesman and Lena Drama: Kino International With: Angela Bassett, Danny Glover. Writer: John Berry, based on Athol Fugard play. Director: John Berry. The idea: Desperate couple adrift in South Africa has an eventful encounter with an elderly tribesman. Watchwords: Performances worthy of the material. * Bounce Drama: Miramax With: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Tony Goldwyn, Natasha Henstridge, Jennifer Grey. Writer-director: Don Roos.
NEWS
December 1, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Berry, a blacklisted Hollywood director who made the classic film noir "He Ran All the Way" and then largely moved his career to Europe, has died. He was 82. Berry, a prizefighter and actor before he turned to directing, died Monday in Paris after suffering from pleurisy. He had recently been editing a film adaptation of South African playwright Athol Fugard's "Boesman and Lena," starring Danny Glover and Angela Bassett.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1998 | JAMES E. FOWLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Country music singer John Berry, performing Saturday at the Palmdale Fall Festival, has had his share of health problems. So many, in fact, his life story sounds a bit like a country song. In the 1980s, his legs were nearly crushed in a severe motorcycle accident. A few years later, doctors discovered a tumor and Berry underwent life-threatening brain surgery. "I don't recommend brain surgery unless you really need it," he said.
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