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August 21, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
He's identified with the wilderness, the West and the mountains of Montana and Wyoming -- but for more than 70 years his body lay in Los Angeles, the city of concrete and automobiles. The mountain man carved his niche in the American frontier as a legendary Indian fighter, inspiring books and becoming immortalized as "Jeremiah Johnson" in the 1972 film starring Robert Redford. He was born as John Garrison and changed his name to John Johnston, with a T, after an altercation in the Navy.
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August 21, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
He's identified with the wilderness, the West and the mountains of Montana and Wyoming -- but for more than 70 years his body lay in Los Angeles, the city of concrete and automobiles. The mountain man carved his niche in the American frontier as a legendary Indian fighter, inspiring books and becoming immortalized as "Jeremiah Johnson" in the 1972 film starring Robert Redford. He was born as John Garrison and changed his name to John Johnston, with a T, after an altercation in the Navy.
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March 7, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choosing a man known more for his ability to balance a tight budget than to stare down department heads, county supervisors Tuesday unanimously selected veteran county employee John Johnston to replace Harry Hufford as chief administrator next month. Johnston, 58, affable chief of the General Services Agency, has worked for the county for nearly 14 years, beginning in the 1970s and resuming in 1998 after a stint in the private sector.
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March 7, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choosing a man known more for his ability to balance a tight budget than to stare down department heads, county supervisors Tuesday unanimously selected veteran county employee John Johnston to replace Harry Hufford as chief administrator next month. Johnston, 58, affable chief of the General Services Agency, has worked for the county for nearly 14 years, beginning in the 1970s and resuming in 1998 after a stint in the private sector.
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June 13, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Canadian Economy Shows Strong Growth: Annual growth of 4.2% was recorded for the first quarter, but exceptionally high interest rates and political uncertainties will temper that later this year, economists said. The quarterly figures, led by a surge of 3.7% in consumer spending because of tax refunds, outpaced economists' forecasts of 2.9% growth.
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September 15, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Bert Bigler was named interim chief administrator on Tuesday. Bigler, a county employee for more than two decades, will be in charge of more than 7,200 employees until supervisors select a replacement for Lin Koester. Koester is retiring to Portland, Ore., after serving 30 years in government administration in Ventura County. His last day is Thursday. After supervisors thanked Koester for his many years of service, they voted to promote Bigler.
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July 22, 1990
A distraught 35-year-old Highland Park woman set herself ablaze on a neighborhood street early Saturday morning, suffering third-degree burns on 90% of her body, a Los Angeles police spokesman said. Horrified neighbors saw Louisa Jiminez of 5514 Marmion Way engulfed in flames about 6:15 a.m., police said. One neighbor who ran to extinguish the flames with a garden hose told police that Jiminez tried to wave him away.
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February 3, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
John Johnston, a deputy director in Ventura County's General Services Agency, has been appointed its director, supervisors announced Tuesday. His annual salary will be about $92,000. He will oversee the agency, which handles the purchase and maintenance of office furnishings, landscaping, vehicles and parks, as well as risk management and employee injury education. From 1974 to 1985, Johnston worked as director of the county's Support Services Agency.
SPORTS
October 12, 1992
Jim Black of Oceanside and Monique van den Bosch of Holland won the masters mixed doubles title at the U.S. Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships Sunday at the Racquet Club of Irvine. Black and van den Bosch beat Michael Foulks (La Jolla) and Chantal Vandierendonck (Holland), 6-4, 6-4. Earlier Sunday in the semifinals, Black and van den Bosch had beaten Dan Lachman (Corona del Mar) and Nancy Olson (Stony Point, N.Y.), 6-1, 6-0. Wayne Leavitt (Carrollton, Tex.
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