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February 4, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Houston, 82, a theatrical manager since the early days of rhythm and blues and the father of singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday at a New York City hospital after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. Well before his daughter's rise to fame, Houston managed the career of her mother and his former wife, Cissy Houston. She sang with the Sweet Inspirations, a backing vocal group to artists including Aretha Franklin.
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March 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After having eight players sign letters of intent last month, Gardena Serra still has plenty of talent left for the upcoming football season. Seniors Rasheem Green (lineman) and John Houston (Pac-12) have been offered scholarships by numerous schools from the Pac-12 and SEC. Running back Malik Roberson, who missed last season with a knee injury, is being recruited by UCLA, Arizona State and Nebraska. Defensive lineman Corey Adolphus has been offered from Washington State, San Jose State and San Diego State.
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NEWS
April 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
A New Jersey judge has dismissed a $100-million breach of contract lawsuit filed against Whitney Houston by an entertainment company that her late father had founded. Superior Court Judge Francine Schott found that Kevin Skinner, who claims to be the current owner of John Houston Entertainment, had refused to provide information to the pop diva's attorney. Schott dismissed the lawsuit April 5, but her ruling wasn't made public until this week.
SPORTS
December 22, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Adoree' Jackson of Gardena Serra has been named the Mission League most valuable player. The MVP offensive players were Jalen Greene of Serra and Brad Kaaya of Chaminde. The MVP defensive players were Donovan Lee of Chaminade and Olajuwon Tucker of Serra. The MVP lineman was Rasheem Green of Serra. First-team all-league offense: L_David Hartmeier, Harvard-Westlake, Ser.; Bar Milo, Chaminade, Jr.; Sam Koteu, Serra, Sr.; Josh Howell, Serra, Sr.; Christian Hernandez, Cathedral, Sr.; B_Jake Maier, St. Paul, Jr.; Daniel Aguilar, St. Paul, Sr.; Joe Mudie, St. Francis, Sr.; Ty Gangi, St. Francis, Sr.; WR_Julian Shabahang, Harvard-Westlake, Sr.; Dymond Lee, Chaminade, So.; Jordan Lasley, Serra, Sr.; John Carroll, St. Francis, Jr.; Dylan Crawford, St. Francis, So.; K_Kareem Zeenni, St. Francis, Jr.; Ben Kreitenberg, Chaminade, Jr. First-team all-league defense: L_Ty Moya, Chaminade, Sr.; Jaime Diaz, St. Paul, Sr. Samuela Lauaki, Cathedral, Sr.; Marko Tinoco, St. Francis, Sr.; LB_Dwight Williams, Serra, Sr.; Desmond Butler, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.; Ricky Urzua, St. Francis, Sr.; Jalyn Williams, Cathedral, Sr.; David Castillo, St. Paul, Jr.; Rick Gamboa, Chaminade, Sr.; John Houston, Serra, Jr.; Malachi Mageo, Serra, Sr.; DB_Nick Doctors, Chaminade, Sr.; Jojo McIntosh, Chaminade, Sr.; Glen Ihenacho, Serra, Sr.; Ladarius Wiley, Cathedral, Sr.; Avery Williams, St. Francis, So.; P_Brodie Felkel, St. Francis, Jr.; Ricky Quintero, Cathedral, So. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com...
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May 21, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Whitney Signs: Singer Whitney Houston has signed a multi-picture development deal with 20th Century Fox for projects that she will star in and produce through her company, Nippy Productions, which is headed by her father, John Houston. Joe Roth, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox, called Houston "a star of the first magnitude in the world of music, and it will be exciting for us to work with her as she turns her talents to producing and starring in films."
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Gardena Serra improved to 7-0 with a 36-0 victory over Chaminade in a Mission League mismatch. From the second play of the game, when Jordan Lasley caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Greene, Serra was in complete control. Greene rushed for 102 yards and scored two touchdowns. Adoree' Jackson rushed for 92 yards, had an interception and had three touchdowns called back because of penalties. Darrion Naylor rushed for 114 yards. Not bad for a team that supposedly couldn't run the ball.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 After having eight players sign letters of intent last month, Gardena Serra still has plenty of talent left for the upcoming football season. Seniors Rasheem Green (lineman) and John Houston (Pac-12) have been offered scholarships by numerous schools from the Pac-12 and SEC. Running back Malik Roberson, who missed last season with a knee injury, is being recruited by UCLA, Arizona State and Nebraska. Defensive lineman Corey Adolphus has been offered from Washington State, San Jose State and San Diego State.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2002 | Lee Margulies
TELEVISION Prince Charles: Don't Forget Older Viewers The setting was London, but many an American probably could relate when Prince Charles urged television executives this week to stop aiming so many of their programs at teenagers. "As viewers, people don't remain as teenagers for the rest of their lives. We are getting older, and it's sometimes difficult to remember that," said Charles, the 53-year-old son of Queen Elizabeth II.
SPORTS
December 22, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Adoree' Jackson of Gardena Serra has been named the Mission League most valuable player. The MVP offensive players were Jalen Greene of Serra and Brad Kaaya of Chaminde. The MVP defensive players were Donovan Lee of Chaminade and Olajuwon Tucker of Serra. The MVP lineman was Rasheem Green of Serra. First-team all-league offense: L_David Hartmeier, Harvard-Westlake, Ser.; Bar Milo, Chaminade, Jr.; Sam Koteu, Serra, Sr.; Josh Howell, Serra, Sr.; Christian Hernandez, Cathedral, Sr.; B_Jake Maier, St. Paul, Jr.; Daniel Aguilar, St. Paul, Sr.; Joe Mudie, St. Francis, Sr.; Ty Gangi, St. Francis, Sr.; WR_Julian Shabahang, Harvard-Westlake, Sr.; Dymond Lee, Chaminade, So.; Jordan Lasley, Serra, Sr.; John Carroll, St. Francis, Jr.; Dylan Crawford, St. Francis, So.; K_Kareem Zeenni, St. Francis, Jr.; Ben Kreitenberg, Chaminade, Jr. First-team all-league defense: L_Ty Moya, Chaminade, Sr.; Jaime Diaz, St. Paul, Sr. Samuela Lauaki, Cathedral, Sr.; Marko Tinoco, St. Francis, Sr.; LB_Dwight Williams, Serra, Sr.; Desmond Butler, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.; Ricky Urzua, St. Francis, Sr.; Jalyn Williams, Cathedral, Sr.; David Castillo, St. Paul, Jr.; Rick Gamboa, Chaminade, Sr.; John Houston, Serra, Jr.; Malachi Mageo, Serra, Sr.; DB_Nick Doctors, Chaminade, Sr.; Jojo McIntosh, Chaminade, Sr.; Glen Ihenacho, Serra, Sr.; Ladarius Wiley, Cathedral, Sr.; Avery Williams, St. Francis, So.; P_Brodie Felkel, St. Francis, Jr.; Ricky Quintero, Cathedral, So. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com...
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
D.J. Beavers; Crespi; 6-2, 215; Jr.; A hitter with great physical ability. Tayon Blockmon; Venice; 6-1, 210; Sr.; All-City honoree. Steven Galvan; El Dorado; 6-3, 225; Sr.; Versatile and fierce tackler. Jabril Frazier; Verbum Dei; 6-5, 225; Sr.; Trying to reach potential. Rick Gamboa; Chaminade; 6-0, 215; Sr.; Committed to Colorado. Cameron Griffin; View Park; 6-3, 220; Sr.; Committed to San Diego State. John Houston; Gardena Serra; 6-3, 200; Jr.; Outside linebacker makes plays.
SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Gardena Serra improved to 7-0 with a 36-0 victory over Chaminade in a Mission League mismatch. From the second play of the game, when Jordan Lasley caught a 76-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Greene, Serra was in complete control. Greene rushed for 102 yards and scored two touchdowns. Adoree' Jackson rushed for 92 yards, had an interception and had three touchdowns called back because of penalties. Darrion Naylor rushed for 114 yards. Not bad for a team that supposedly couldn't run the ball.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
D.J. Beavers; Crespi; 6-2, 215; Jr.; A hitter with great physical ability. Tayon Blockmon; Venice; 6-1, 210; Sr.; All-City honoree. Steven Galvan; El Dorado; 6-3, 225; Sr.; Versatile and fierce tackler. Jabril Frazier; Verbum Dei; 6-5, 225; Sr.; Trying to reach potential. Rick Gamboa; Chaminade; 6-0, 215; Sr.; Committed to Colorado. Cameron Griffin; View Park; 6-3, 220; Sr.; Committed to San Diego State. John Houston; Gardena Serra; 6-3, 200; Jr.; Outside linebacker makes plays.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Just because it's nutty doesn't mean it's illegal. That's one lesson to be gleaned from the release of Whitney Houston's FBI file. The FBI looked into three episodes in Houston's life - two involving ardent fans, and one concerned with possible extortion - between 1988 and 1999, according to the 128-page document posted online Monday. In all three cases, investigators eventually determined that no crime had occurred. PHOTOS: A Grammy salute to Whitney Houston That said, the activities didn't fall solidly in the "normal" category either.
NEWS
April 15, 2004 | From Associated Press
A New Jersey judge has dismissed a $100-million breach of contract lawsuit filed against Whitney Houston by an entertainment company that her late father had founded. Superior Court Judge Francine Schott found that Kevin Skinner, who claims to be the current owner of John Houston Entertainment, had refused to provide information to the pop diva's attorney. Schott dismissed the lawsuit April 5, but her ruling wasn't made public until this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Houston, 82, a theatrical manager since the early days of rhythm and blues and the father of singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday at a New York City hospital after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. Well before his daughter's rise to fame, Houston managed the career of her mother and his former wife, Cissy Houston. She sang with the Sweet Inspirations, a backing vocal group to artists including Aretha Franklin.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2002 | Lee Margulies
TELEVISION Prince Charles: Don't Forget Older Viewers The setting was London, but many an American probably could relate when Prince Charles urged television executives this week to stop aiming so many of their programs at teenagers. "As viewers, people don't remain as teenagers for the rest of their lives. We are getting older, and it's sometimes difficult to remember that," said Charles, the 53-year-old son of Queen Elizabeth II.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Just because it's nutty doesn't mean it's illegal. That's one lesson to be gleaned from the release of Whitney Houston's FBI file. The FBI looked into three episodes in Houston's life - two involving ardent fans, and one concerned with possible extortion - between 1988 and 1999, according to the 128-page document posted online Monday. In all three cases, investigators eventually determined that no crime had occurred. PHOTOS: A Grammy salute to Whitney Houston That said, the activities didn't fall solidly in the "normal" category either.
SPORTS
November 17, 1989 | From Associated Press
Malik Sealy scored 22 points and No. 25 St. John's held off North Carolina A&T, 64-57, in a first-round game of the preseason National Invitation Tournament Thursday night at New York. The Redmen, playing without starters Jayson Williams and Boo Harvey, had at least two inches over each of the Aggies starters on the front line. North Carolina A&T ran off seven unanswered points to get to within 58-54 with 2:10 left on a follow shot by Colin Spady. Robert Werdann hit a free throw for St.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Whitney Signs: Singer Whitney Houston has signed a multi-picture development deal with 20th Century Fox for projects that she will star in and produce through her company, Nippy Productions, which is headed by her father, John Houston. Joe Roth, chairman and chief executive officer of Fox, called Houston "a star of the first magnitude in the world of music, and it will be exciting for us to work with her as she turns her talents to producing and starring in films."
SPORTS
November 19, 1989 | Associated Press
Malik Sealy scored 23 points and had 13 rebounds and Boo Harvey returned from a one-year layoff with 21 points and 10 assists to lead No. 25 St. John's to a 76-69 victory over Houston Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the preseason National Invitation tournament. With 16:22 left to play, St. John's went on an 11-0 run over the next 5:32 to take a 53-44 lead.
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