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April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Flynn, 75, a director best known for the action movies "Rolling Thunder" and "The Outfit," died in his sleep April 4 at his Los Angeles home, his son Tara Flynn said. After working as a script supervisor for director Robert Wise on "West Side Story" and later as an assistant director, Flynn got a chance to direct "The Sergeant," a 1968 film starring Rod Steiger as a repressed military man in post-World War II France.
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February 15, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Imaging tests such as MRIs and X-rays frequently are performed so that doctors can protect themselves from lawsuits, according to a new study. A review of 2,068 orthopedic patients throughout Pennsylvania showed that almost 35% of the imaging costs were ordered for "defensive" purposes, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego....
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November 6, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Saillant is a Times staff writer.
In a dramatic upset, an Oxnard city councilman appears to have ousted John Flynn, one of Ventura County's longest-serving politicians, from the seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors that he's held for more than three decades. John Zaragoza, 67, took 54% of the vote in the 5th District supervisor's race in Tuesday's election, nine points ahead of Flynn, 75.
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November 6, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Saillant is a Times staff writer.
In a dramatic upset, an Oxnard city councilman appears to have ousted John Flynn, one of Ventura County's longest-serving politicians, from the seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors that he's held for more than three decades. John Zaragoza, 67, took 54% of the vote in the 5th District supervisor's race in Tuesday's election, nine points ahead of Flynn, 75.
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May 12, 1996
Final results of the supervisor races broken down to the precinct level show both election precincts in the Silver Strand area had someone other than John Flynn as their winner. Arlene Frazier won in those precincts with 60% of the vote. Although John Flynn was the overall winner, hopefully it will send a message to him that the Silver Strand is not happy with his representation. Mr. Flynn took credit in one of his fliers for putting in the drains, streets and new water lines in the Silver Strand, when property owners like myself were assessed over $5,000 for the project.
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July 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Four Ventura County supervisors Tuesday were harshly critical of a proposed reorganization of the county's Transportation Commission as they accused their colleague John Flynn of inaccurately representing their position. The proposed changes, in a bill by Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Moorpark), would expand the commission's board from seven to 15 members. Proponents say the larger board would give each of the county's 10 cities a seat, along with seats for each of the five supervisors.
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February 21, 1988 | Leonard Klady \f7
After playing a cop in Universal's "Sea of Love," Al Pacino follows as a disfigured criminal given a new face in "Johnny Handsome" for Carolco. Walter Hill directs the latter, penned by Ken Friedman ("Heart Like a Wheel") . . . . Next up for Oscar-nominated Holly Hunter is a repeat of her stage success "The Miss Firecracker Contest" by Beth Henley, at Lorimar. . . . Hemdale has secured rights to the stage revival of "Me and My Girl" (on the boards locally with Tim Curry).
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February 15, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Imaging tests such as MRIs and X-rays frequently are performed so that doctors can protect themselves from lawsuits, according to a new study. A review of 2,068 orthopedic patients throughout Pennsylvania showed that almost 35% of the imaging costs were ordered for "defensive" purposes, researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego....
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December 8, 1993 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was Friday night in the Southern Section Division I semifinals and Mater Dei quarterback John Flynn was improvising again. Trailing Lancaster Antelope Valley, 5-0, the Monarchs had a second and 24. Something had to be done. Flynn side-stepped defenders and ran for 17 yards, going head-to-head with a linebacker. Michael-John Rzeznik caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Flynn two plays later, and the Monarchs went on to win, 15-11. Another successful night.
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June 27, 2002 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife of Oxnard's mayor has filed a police report contending that Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn verbally threatened her last weekend during an annual Democratic Party barbecue. Irma Lopez maintains she was leaving the luncheon at a ranch in south Oxnard about 3 p.m. Saturday when Flynn twice shouted at her: "I'm gonna get you!" During the confrontation, Lopez, 55, said Flynn was gritting his teeth and his face was "beet red and veins were bulging."
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April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Flynn, 75, a director best known for the action movies "Rolling Thunder" and "The Outfit," died in his sleep April 4 at his Los Angeles home, his son Tara Flynn said. After working as a script supervisor for director Robert Wise on "West Side Story" and later as an assistant director, Flynn got a chance to direct "The Sergeant," a 1968 film starring Rod Steiger as a repressed military man in post-World War II France.
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July 12, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Acting on the grand jury's recommendation, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday took a strong stance against its members using their public positions to make baseless accusations against someone. There was one holdout, however. Supervisor John Flynn, who sparked the tense board debate nine months ago by making claims of a "sweetheart deal" at county-owned Channel Islands Harbor, refused to go along.
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November 9, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County supervisors' battle with one of their own intensified Tuesday when supporters of Supervisor John Flynn filled a hearing room to demand that restrictions on Flynn's access to certain county staff be removed. During a tense and sometimes unruly two-hour session, supporters accused the board of overstepping its authority in stripping the veteran supervisor of the ability to meet privately with county Harbor Department staff.
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October 25, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Pitting two popular politicians with starkly different styles against each other, the race for the 5th District supervisor's seat in Oxnard is shaping up as Ventura County's heavyweight political bout this election season. In one corner is seven-term incumbent John Flynn, who is as well-known for his Mr. Fix It approach as he is for his bare-knuckle politics.
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May 12, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Tensions over management of Channel Islands Harbor boiled over Tuesday as one Ventura County supervisor who is up for reelection in November accused another of trying to unseat him. The testy exchange between Supervisor John Flynn, whose Oxnard-based district includes the harbor, and Supervisor Steve Bennett came after a public hearing on the harbor and the pace of improvements being made there.
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February 22, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
This is the campaign John Flynn wasn't supposed to run. After seven terms in office, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors' oldest and most liberal voice had told supporters he was finally going into retirement. But ever the maverick, Flynn, 71, abruptly changed his mind, setting in motion the four-way race on the March 2 ballot that will test whether Oxnard's 5th District voters embrace him for a record-tying eighth term or show him the door.
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July 13, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He said he wanted to give peace a chance. But by Friday, a week after Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn called for a "peace summit" to mend his rift with local Latino leaders, the veteran politician had yet to contact the main players to name a time and place. "I have not received any correspondence, any phone calls, any faxes. I have not received anything from John Flynn," said Irma Lopez, one of several people with whom Flynn publicly announced he would like to meet to settle differences.
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December 11, 1999 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying it's time to elect a Latino to the Board of Supervisors, Oxnard Elementary School District trustee Francisco Dominguez declared his candidacy Friday for the county board, blaming six-term incumbent John Flynn for contributing to the county's financial crisis. Dominguez, 38, said his 11th-hour candidacy was prompted in part by revelations in recent weeks of a ballooning deficit caused, he said, by a vacuum in leadership.
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July 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Four Ventura County supervisors Tuesday were harshly critical of a proposed reorganization of the county's Transportation Commission as they accused their colleague John Flynn of inaccurately representing their position. The proposed changes, in a bill by Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Moorpark), would expand the commission's board from seven to 15 members. Proponents say the larger board would give each of the county's 10 cities a seat, along with seats for each of the five supervisors.
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May 30, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Raising a thick-soled shoe in his fist, Ventura County Supervisor John Flynn declared Thursday that he will rely on door-to-door campaigning, a long civil rights record and the broad support of Oxnard residents to win a record-tying eighth term next March. "My gut is my polling place, and my gut tells me I'm going to win," said Flynn, flanked by family members and about 150 supporters who gathered for his campaign kickoff at the Whale's Tail restaurant in Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor.
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