Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJohn Holden
IN THE NEWS

John Holden

MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1993 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 14, John Holden was a house-breaker and drug abuser who gulped eight-ounce bottles of Robitussin when he couldn't find a better high. At 19, he was dead with a bullet in the chest. It would be a mistake, say those who knew him best, to connect those two events and assume John Michael Holden's life story was another empty tragedy played out on the wide and increasingly mean streets of the San Fernando Valley, where the gang turf is growing faster than the Bermuda grass.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1993 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 14, John Holden was a house-breaker and drug abuser who gulped eight-ounce bottles of Robitussin when he couldn't find a better high. At 19, he was dead with a bullet in the chest. It would be a mistake, say those who knew him best, to connect those two events and assume John Michael Holden's life story was another empty tragedy played out on the wide and increasingly mean streets of the San Fernando Valley, where the gang turf is growing faster than the Bermuda grass.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
A gunman police believe may have killed a pizza parlor manager last week robbed a TJ Maxx clothing store at Winnetka Avenue and Sherman Way, police said Wednesday. The gunmen entered the store about 5 p.m. Tuesday, fired one shot into the ceiling, then pointed his handgun at a clerk and demanded money, said Detective Bob Johansen. After getting it, he fled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993
Authorities Tuesday announced a $25,000 reward for information leading to the killers of the night manager of a Porter Ranch area pizza parlor. John Holden, 19, was killed last Thursday at 6:20 p.m. while working at Ameci In-and-Out Pizza, 11229 Tampa Ave., said Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Don Cox. Two men walked into the business and ordered a pizza that night, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1993 | CAROL CHASTANG
The Los Angeles City Council is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two suspects in the robbery and shooting death of a pizza parlor employee in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles police said. Presenting composite drawings of the pair, Lt. Daniel J. Lang said Councilman Hal Bernson made the request Tuesday for the reward. The composites were done by police with the help of another employee and customers in the store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1993
A San Fernando Valley Juvenile Court judge ruled Wednesday that a 16-year-old boy should be tried as an adult for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Porter Ranch pizzeria manager. The teen-ager, whose name is being withheld until he is arraigned in San Fernando Superior Court later this week, will join Alex Velasquez, 17, in being tried as adults for the Jan. 14 shooting of John Michael Holden during a holdup of the Ameci In & Out Pizza and Pasta in Northridge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1995 | JULIO MORAN
A Simi Valley teen-ager was convicted of murder and robbery Friday for the 1993 slaying of a Porter Ranch pizzeria manager. Dusty Tyrone Castillo, now 18, one of three youths charged in the slaying, was found guilty in Van Nuys Superior Court of robbery and murder with the special circumstance that it was committed during the commission of a robbery. John Michael Holden, 19, of Porter Ranch was shot to death after turning over $450 in the Jan. 14, 1993, robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William McDowell was so angry at his former boss and another businessman that he stalked them and threatened their lives repeatedly for four years, authorities said Monday. Ventura County sheriff's deputies arrested McDowell on Friday night at his Ventura home. He was later charged with one count of stalking and three counts of making terrorist threats. He pleaded not guilty to those charges in court Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1993
As a mother of three children, I find it totally deplorable that my family knew six innocent children in our community that have been massacred in cold blood over the past few years. These children had many things in common. They all lived, played, loved and went to school in the neighborhoods of Granada Hills, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch and Northridge. As a child who grew up and thrived in the San Fernando Valley, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would personally know six children who would lose their lives in such barbaric ways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
A 17-year-old suspected of killing an assistant manager at a Porter Ranch pizzeria was charged with premeditated murder Monday by the Los Angeles County district attorney. Dusty Tyrone Castillo, who prosecutors will argue should be tried as an adult, was also charged with using a firearm during the commission of a crime, which would add two years to his sentence. Castillo was arrested Friday in San Luis Obispo on suspicion of killing John Michael Holden, 19, during a Jan.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|