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A Coast Guard captain who commented to the press about a government security report has been reassigned to other duties pending an investigation of security concerns in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, officials said Thursday. John Holmes, the highest-ranking Coast Guard official at the ports, was reassigned to the Marine Safety Staff office in San Pedro last week, said Coast Guard spokesman Jeff Carter.
November 16, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
After months of detective work, police have solved one of the mysteries surrounding the mummified remains of two babies discovered in the basement of a Westlake apartment building. DNA tests prove that the dead infants, who were found in a steamer trunk wrapped in newspaper from the 1930s, were the children of the trunk's owner, Janet M. Barrie. The new evidence ? coupled with a preliminary autopsy that found no signs of trauma ? has led police to close the case that, since the discovery last August, has captivated mystery-lovers and armchair detectives around the world.
April 8, 1990 | Stacy Jenel Smith \f7
The presses were rolling again at the Herald-Examiner in recent days, but it was just background for director Bobby Roth, who's shooting a bloody and climactic sequence for "Rainbow Drive," an action-suspense yarn for ITC/Showtime.
February 23, 1994 | DAN ARRITT
Despite playing without leading scorer Olujimi Mann down the stretch, Santa Ana Valley beat Chino Hills Ayala, 68-64, in a Division I-AA boys' basketball quarterfinal game Tuesday at Century High. The fourth-seeded Falcons (26-3) play Crescenta Valley, which upset top-seeded Fontana, in a semifinal Friday. The Falcons led by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, but Ayala rallied to within nine at the end of the third quarter.
October 10, 1996 | DADE HAYES
North Hollywood Recreation Center will host a pet fair this weekend, but leave the dogs and cats at home. This fair is for lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, salamanders and other "herps." The Southwestern Herpetologists Society's 15th annual reptile and amphibian exhibit will feature creatures large and small. Unlike commercial shows, this event seeks to educate people about the handling and preservation of reptiles and amphibians.
April 1, 1990
In Chuck Philips' March 25 article, Luther Campbell (a.k.a. Luke Skyywalker of the rap group 2 Live Crew) says: "When people see a sculpture in a museum of a naked man with his penis hanging down, do they say that the guy who created the statue is a sex fiend? No, they call it art. . . . 2 Live Crew is no different from sculptors who carve naked statues. . . . In our minds, we're artists." In my mind, that's the only place this group can be considered artists. The sculptor who boldly included the penis did not give lewd suggestions on how the organ could be used as a weapon, and most likely that artist was celebrating the entire human body.
October 12, 2000
Taking another step toward establishing civilian oversight of the Police Department, city officials Wednesday named an executive director of the new Community Police Review Commission. City Manager John Holmes named Charles D. "Don" Williams as executive director. Williams, who will earn $78,000 per year, will start Nov. 1. The appointment comes nearly two years after four white police officers shot and killed a black woman, Tyisha Miller.
February 28, 2009 | Associated Press
The chief of U.N. humanitarian efforts urged Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Friday to let tens of thousands of civilians leave the South Asian country's war zone, saying there were "credible reports" that some people trying to flee had been shot. John Holmes also called on the Sri Lankan government to allow civilians to leave safely, either by agreeing to a temporary cease-fire or allowing a humanitarian corridor for safe passage through the front lines in the island's northeast.
November 23, 2000
A man who shot up City Hall was sane when he wounded the mayor and several City Council members, according to the jury that convicted him of attempted murder. Wednesday's verdict means that instead of being sent to a state hospital, Joseph Neale Jr. could be sentenced to multiple life terms in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled next month. The same jury that rejected Neale's contention that he was insane found him guilty Nov. 13 of 12 counts of attempted murder. The U.S.
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