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October 21, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
A 40-year-old transient, cleared of charges that he set a $2.5-million blaze in Studio City in 1990, was found Tuesday to be mentally fit to stand trial on two other unrelated arson counts. John Charles Kellogges was scheduled to return to San Fernando Superior Court on Nov. 3 for a pretrial conference. He faces a maximum of nearly seven years in state prison if convicted on the two counts. He is accused of setting fires at a motel in Studio City and at an abandoned restaurant in Encino.
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October 21, 1992 | JULIO MORAN
A 40-year-old transient, cleared of charges that he set a $2.5-million blaze in Studio City in 1990, was found Tuesday to be mentally fit to stand trial on two other unrelated arson counts. John Charles Kellogges was scheduled to return to San Fernando Superior Court on Nov. 3 for a pretrial conference. He faces a maximum of nearly seven years in state prison if convicted on the two counts. He is accused of setting fires at a motel in Studio City and at an abandoned restaurant in Encino.
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April 16, 1993 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 41-year-old transient, previously cleared of setting a $2.5-million fire in Studio City, pleaded guilty Thursday to setting two small fires along Ventura Boulevard and was sentenced to the time he has already served in County Jail awaiting trial. San Fernando Superior Court Judge Meredith C. Taylor sentenced John Charles Kellogges to three years in state prison for one count and two years on the second count, but ordered them to be served concurrently.
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November 22, 1991
A San Fernando Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that a 38-year-old transient charged with 10 counts of arson in connection with a string of fires in Studio City last December is still mentally incompetent to stand trial. Judge Meredith C. Taylor ordered John Charles Kellogges returned to Patton State Hospital, where he has been held since August.
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December 31, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A 38-year-old transient was charged this morning on nine counts of arson in connection with the fires that broke out almost simultaneously and caused $2.5 million in damage on a Ventura Boulevard commercial strip in Studio City last week. John Charles Kellogges faces one count of arson of a structure for each of the eight businesses damaged when three separate fires were started Dec. 26 between the 12100 and 12500 blocks of Ventura Boulevard.
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February 23, 1991 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 38-year-old transient who faces nine counts of arson in connection with a string of fires that caused $2.5 million in damage to a Studio City commercial strip in December has also been charged with setting a fire in Encino the month before. John Charles Kellogges has pleaded not guilty in San Fernando Municipal Court to an additional count of arson stemming from a fire in November at Danny's Apple, an abandoned restaurant and nightclub in the 15900 block of Ventura Boulevard.
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December 26, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago today, Richard B. Crystal watched a raging fire swallow a Ventura Boulevard shopping strip in Studio City and wondered to himself: "How long will it take before things get back to normal?" Crystal, a Lamb Realty office administrator, still awaits the answer. All along the 12100 block of the boulevard, life remains far from normal a year after an arson fire gutted two stores, damaged several others and caused $2.5 million in damage.
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January 1, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 38-year-old transient was charged Monday with eight counts of arson for allegedly setting three fires that broke out almost simultaneously in a busy Ventura Boulevard commercial strip in Studio City last week, causing an estimated $2.5 million in damage. John Charles Kellogges, who was ordered held on $1-million bail, was also charged with a ninth count for allegedly setting fire to a room in an abandoned Studio City motel where he had been living.
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