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August 26, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES
Pops orchestras draw audiences but generally don't get the critical attention that more "serious" orchestras seem to get automatically, and "it's frustrating," John Hall says. Hall, the director of the Cypress Pops, who will lead the group in a free concert Saturday at Boisseranc Park in Buena Park, knows that "pops orchestras have always had to fight to get recognition. I suppose the material is more lighthearted and more relaxing to listen to.
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March 12, 2014 | By Frank Shyong, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
Authorities charged two men Wednesday with the 2006 murders of three people discovered shot to death in a burning house in Riverside County. A grand jury indicted Cristin Conrad Smith, 25, and Robert Lars Pape, 25, on three counts of murder each, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. Smith and Pape were arrested Tuesday afternoon and are being held without bail at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Prosecutors believe Smith and Pape killed Becky Friedli; her mother, Vicki; and Vicki's boyfriend, Jon Hayward, nearly eight years ago. The three victims were found shot to death in the Friedli's home in the Pinyon Pines community south of Palm Desert.
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November 15, 2006 | Ellen Barry
For more than three decades, John Hall has occupied a very specific role in the soft-rock band Orleans: guitarist, songwriter, and insufferable policy wonk. Hall was the one who, faced with a roomful of fans, would "launch into dissertations about the statistics of how much plutonium was being produced," recalled the band's longtime bass player, Lance Hoppen, 53. The fans, he added, did not always share Hall's enthusiasm for the minutiae of energy policy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Two youths charged with statutory rape and other crimes at a Riverside County high school are scheduled to appear Thursday in Juvenile Court. The suspects, ages 15 and 16, attacked a girl Sept. 25 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, according to law enforcement authorities. The assault took place after classes ended. The youths have been charged with one count each of statutory rape, sodomy by force in concert, sexual battery and oral copulation by force, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.
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March 12, 2014 | By Frank Shyong, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
Authorities charged two men Wednesday with the 2006 murders of three people discovered shot to death in a burning house in Riverside County. A grand jury indicted Cristin Conrad Smith, 25, and Robert Lars Pape, 25, on three counts of murder each, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office. Smith and Pape were arrested Tuesday afternoon and are being held without bail at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. Prosecutors believe Smith and Pape killed Becky Friedli; her mother, Vicki; and Vicki's boyfriend, Jon Hayward, nearly eight years ago. The three victims were found shot to death in the Friedli's home in the Pinyon Pines community south of Palm Desert.
SPORTS
May 25, 1996
Regarding Mike Downey's comment of May 17 that "There could finally be a USC-USC game," what with USC's basketball schedule including a tournament that also features South Carolina: There have already been three USC-USC games. Southern Cal won in football, 23-13, at the Coliseum in 1980; South Carolina won at home in football, 38-14, in 1983 and in 1978 in basketball, 65-58. So, USC is 1-2, or 2-1, against USC. JOHN HALL San Clemente
SPORTS
February 16, 1987
Tonight's Inductees--Pat McCormick, Ann Meyers, Harry (Cap) Sheue, Jack Youngblood. Others to be honored--Ralph Clark Award: John Raitt; Woody Dietch Award: Jerry Wilcox; Good Guy Award: Paul Salata; Lifetime Achievement Award: John Hall.
SPORTS
August 27, 1997 | Associated Press
New York Jet Coach Bill Parcells has decided to keep rookie free agents John Hall and Todd Kurz to handle kicking chores. Hall will do the placekicking and Kurz the punting. Not since 1988, when the New England Patriots used kicker Teddy Garcia and punter Jeff Feagles, has an NFL team gone with such an untested duo. "Two rookie kickers is not the most comfortable thing for a veteran coach like myself," Parcells said. "But by the same token, if by some miracle this happens to work . . ."
SPORTS
December 14, 1986
John Hall, Orange County Register sports columnist, will receive the Orange County Sports Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award Feb. 16 in the Emerald Hotel at Anaheim. Hall began his newspaper career at the Hollywood Citizen News in 1950. Three years later, he moved to the Los Angeles Daily Mirror News. He was hired by The Times in 1964 where he covered the Angels, USC and UCLA football, boxing and wrote a column. He has been at the Register since 1981.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Malibu Businessman Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme: John Hall, 49, formed a venture that took over Towers Financial Corp., a failed health-care financing and bill-collection business that had defrauded thousands of people, with the promise of increasing the company's remaining assets. The hope was that the 6,000 or so Towers creditors could ultimately collect more cash than they would get from a simple liquidation of the business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer and Jason Wells
Two Vista Murrieta High School football players are expected to be arraigned Tuesday on sex crime charges involving six underage girls. Both players are 17 and have been removed from the team, Coach Coley Candaele said. One player is charged with two counts of forcible rape involving two victims, two counts of lewd acts with a girl under 14 and three counts of imprisonment involving three additional victims, according to John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
A former assistant high school principal in Hemet has pleaded guilty to having sex with three teenage boys who were students, authorities said. Erin Henton, 45, who worked at Tahquitz High School, was sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty Monday to three counts of statutory rape. The boys ranged in age from 16 to 17. She was also ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous, to register as a sex offender while she is on probation and to not take any job involving the supervision of minors, said John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.
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August 21, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Five people have been charged in Riverside County with kidnapping an 18-year-old woman from Compton for purposes of pimping and human trafficking, authorities said Wednesday. The woman was snatched from Compton either Thursday or Friday and allegedly sexual assaulted by two of the suspects, officials said. But she was able to escape Friday from a Moreno Valley Best Western motel, where she had been taken to work as a prostitute, prosecutors said. Riverside County's Anti-Human Trafficking Task force was able to swoop into the motel Friday and arrest five suspects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Moreno Valley councilman whose home was recently searched as part of a federal corruption probe resigned Tuesday after being arrested and charged with fraudulently collecting $15,000 in home support services for his mother when she was overseas. Marcelo Co, 64, was taken into custody Monday afternoon after the Riverside County district attorney's office filed eight felony counts against him, including grand theft, fraud and making a false claim. The charges are "entirely separate" from the corruption investigation that led to raids on Co's home and those of several other council members in April, said John Hall, a spokesman for Riverside County Dist.
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July 16, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
A detention hearing for a 16-year-old Menifee boy suspected of killing his younger half brother was continued until Sept. 17. The suspect, whom The Times is not identifying because he is a minor, will remain in custody until the hearing, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney's office. A judge in Juvenile court said Monday the suspect had a history of violent outbursts , and the judge postponed the hearing at the request of defense attorneys. Bail cannot be posted in juvenile cases, Hall said.
SPORTS
March 28, 2008 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Regimen was a real work of Art Former Times sportswriter John Hall was once assigned to spend a training day with Art Aragon, boxing's original "Golden Boy," who died this week of cancer. "So we went to a drive-in restaurant on Wilshire and had a soda while seeing this carhop he was romancing," Hall told The Times' Lance Pugmire. "Then we drove over to [actress] Lita Baron's home. "She was married to [actor] Rory Calhoun at the time. He went in and did his thing, and I waited in the car. Then we went over to [radio personality]
SPORTS
June 12, 1993
On May 23, a major journalistic event occurred with very little fanfare. John Hall, one of the greatest sports columnists for the last half-century, wrote his last column in the Orange County Register. Twenty-three years ago I moved to Southern California from Fresno and discovered the real world of sports. For nine years, I began every day with a good cup of coffee, Jim Murray and the Hall Truth in your paper. When Hall and Murray were in their prime at The Times, your sports section was the finest anywhere.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Two youths charged with statutory rape and other crimes at a Riverside County high school are scheduled to appear Thursday in Juvenile Court. The suspects, ages 15 and 16, attacked a girl Sept. 25 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, according to law enforcement authorities. The assault took place after classes ended. The youths have been charged with one count each of statutory rape, sodomy by force in concert, sexual battery and oral copulation by force, said John Hall, spokesman for the Riverside County district attorney's office.
NATIONAL
November 15, 2006 | Ellen Barry
For more than three decades, John Hall has occupied a very specific role in the soft-rock band Orleans: guitarist, songwriter, and insufferable policy wonk. Hall was the one who, faced with a roomful of fans, would "launch into dissertations about the statistics of how much plutonium was being produced," recalled the band's longtime bass player, Lance Hoppen, 53. The fans, he added, did not always share Hall's enthusiasm for the minutiae of energy policy.
SPORTS
November 3, 1997 | From Associated Press
The way John Hall reacted, you would have thought he had kicked the ball over the rainbow decorating the sky above Giants Stadium. He didn't need to get it that high, but his 37-yarder in overtime Sunday was strong enough to lift the New York Jets, 1-15 last season, to sole possession of the AFC East lead. After the rain, wind, lightning and thunder--with sloppy play to match--disappeared, Hall's fourth field goal, with the sun shining, gave the Jets a 19-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
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