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September 26, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We're not activists at all," says Ernie Feeney. "We're just concerned citizens." Despite that humble claim, the Feeneys--Ernie and husband John--have single-handedly pushed Costa Mesa into the national debate over censorship and public funding of the arts. The Feeneys have lived in Costa Mesa for 25 years, and say they have been active in city matters for about seven years. It is the arts issue, however, that suddenly has boosted them to prominence.
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October 3, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The immediate danger has passed for the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse in the controversy over its production of "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You," but the theater company's future may have been clouded by the brouhaha.
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September 26, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John and Ernie Feeney complain, the Costa Mesa City Council sits up and listens. And that, say arts activists, is just what they predicted would happen as a result of the acrimonious debate over the National Endowment for the Arts and its support of a handful of works some have classified as obscene or sacrilegious.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When John and Ernie Feeney complain, the Costa Mesa City Council sits up and listens. And that, say arts activists, is just what they predicted would happen as a result of the acrimonious debate over the National Endowment for the Arts and its support of a handful of works some have classified as obscene or sacrilegious.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The immediate danger has passed for the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse in the controversy over its production of "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You," but the theater company's future may have been clouded by the brouhaha.
MAGAZINE
June 3, 2001 | JOSEPH McBRIDE, Joseph McBride is the author of 14 books, including "Frank Capra: TheCatastrophe of Success" (1992) and "Steven Spielberg: A Biography" (1997)
"The truth about my life is nobody's damn business but my own," film director John Ford (1894-1973) once proclaimed. This penchant for secrecy helps explain why the truth of his life has been so notoriously difficult to pin down. No aspect of Ford has generated more confusion than his often contradictory stands on political issues.
OPINION
June 15, 1997
Wherever I go, with rare exceptions, whether it be a market, restaurant, store, business office, or even a medical office, I am forced to endure the relentless assault of pop, rock, rap, funk, punk and junk music. I frequently have mentioned this pervasive scourge to managers and employees but my complaints seem to fall on deaf ears (pun intended). We have waged successful wars against air pollution and secondhand smoke. Our next target should be ear pollution in the marketplace. JOHN FEENEY Long Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Humboldt State's former director of university advancement has been sentenced to a year in jail for a string of charges related to fraudulent expenses and lying to officials. John Sterns was sentenced by Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. Feeney on nine counts of forgery, falsifying government records and theft by false pretenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A priest accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old altar boy in the 1970s in a Wisconsin church confessional was arrested Monday, officials said. John Patrick Feeney, 75, was arrested about 6:40 a.m. at his Los Angeles apartment.
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June 23, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI
Seven firefighters were laid off and another 43 positions were slashed as the City Council this week closed a $6-million gap in its $61-million budget. The cuts, which affect every city department, culminate months of debate over the 1993-94 budget and how to deal with looming state cutbacks. In the end, everything from Easter egg hunts to fire protection was trimmed. Despite the slashing, which reduces the general fund by $4.
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September 26, 1990 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We're not activists at all," says Ernie Feeney. "We're just concerned citizens." Despite that humble claim, the Feeneys--Ernie and husband John--have single-handedly pushed Costa Mesa into the national debate over censorship and public funding of the arts. The Feeneys have lived in Costa Mesa for 25 years, and say they have been active in city matters for about seven years. It is the arts issue, however, that suddenly has boosted them to prominence.
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March 3, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two teenage boys accused of killing a 38-year-old homeless man near Humboldt Bay were charged as adults with murder Thursday, prosecutors said. Keyontae Lamar Taylor, 15, and Joaquin Fitzgerald, 16, appeared before Humboldt County Superior Court Judge John T. Feeney on Thursday, but their arraignment was postponed until Tuesday. Authorities said Taylor and Fitzgerald encountered Tracy Daniel Reynolds along the railroad tracks, and the three drank some beer together before the teens left.
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March 9, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER
Mayor Sandra L. Genis, recently criticized when she used her office to dedicate a week to the concept of sexual abstinence, may hold a study session to consider an end to city proclamations and declarations. The idea of banning proclamations was raised by speakers at Monday's City Council meeting, which came two days after the controversial week came to an end. "I'm wondering if these proclamations just have to go, period," said resident John Feeney.
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