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June 12, 2000
John Rinaldo, 72, a longtime music teacher at Eagle Rock High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District who created one of the best scholastic jazz education programs in the nation. Born in Elgin, Ill., Rinaldo inherited his interest in music from his father, Lawrence, who he once said played tuba and trombone in John Philip Sousa's band. Rinaldo learned trumpet at an early age and went on to earn a music degree from the University of Illinois.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2000
John Rinaldo, 72, a longtime music teacher at Eagle Rock High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District who created one of the best scholastic jazz education programs in the nation. Born in Elgin, Ill., Rinaldo inherited his interest in music from his father, Lawrence, who he once said played tuba and trombone in John Philip Sousa's band. Rinaldo learned trumpet at an early age and went on to earn a music degree from the University of Illinois.
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BUSINESS
March 15, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any doubts Paul Sarkozy had about investing his life savings--about $600,000 of the settlement from an auto accident that left him a paraplegic--with John Rinaldo vanished after the glib moneyman hosted a dinner party for Sarkozy at a splendid house in Newport Beach. Set on a golf course behind security gates, the home dazzled Sarkozy, an Eastern European refugee unaccustomed to elegance. "I was impressed," Sarkozy said. "He was a man of means."
BUSINESS
May 11, 1997 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Levine knows all the stories. The gray-haired man talking with his wife over in the corner is a mob lawyer from the Midwest. The stout, mustachioed gentleman opposite him is a Mexican drug lord holding court with his extended family, complete with mournful wife, bored-looking daughter and solicitous son-in-law. Scattered about elsewhere in the linoleum-tiled waiting room on visiting day in the U.S.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1997 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Levine knows all the stories. The gray-haired man talking with his wife over in the corner is a mob lawyer from the Midwest. The stout, mustachioed gentleman opposite him is a Mexican drug lord holding court with his extended family, complete with mournful wife, bored-looking daughter and solicitous son-in-law. Scattered about elsewhere in the linoleum-tiled waiting room on visiting day in the U.S.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prison officials tried to protect John G. Rinaldo--a notorious white-collar criminal from Southern California--and he made them pay for it. Rinaldo, 53, is on the lam after escaping last month from a minimum-security federal prison in northern Oregon where he had been transferred because correction officials at Lompoc believed that his life might have been in danger.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1987
The Los Angeles Jazz Society recognized six Los Angeles jazz musicians at its fifth-annual Jazz Tribute and Awards Concert Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Tribute Award, the highest commendation, was presented to tuba player and bassist Red Callender.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1985 | From a Times Staff Writer
Orange County financier John G. Rinaldo has received a one-month reprieve before he must start serving his three-year jail sentence for mail fraud. He was sentenced in connection with the 1982 collapse of his retirement investment business. Rinaldo, who was scheduled to enter jail Monday, was given until Aug. 22 to surrender because he is assisting lawyers who are suing Rinaldo and his companies on behalf of investors who lost money in his Costa Mesa-based American Home Mortgage Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2000
I just read Don Heckman's excellent 1999 jazz year in review article ("Was the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Both, Actually," Dec. 26) I have to respectfully disagree that it "took some effort to find a high school or college jazz program" 20 years ago. Jazz and music education programs were thriving in the '70s, particularly in Southern California. High school jazz ensembles from John Rinaldo in Eagle Rock, Roger Rickson in Corona, Galen Vogel in Huntington Beach, Reseda, Corona Del Mar and elsewhere played at jazz festivals and competitions throughout the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1985 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Orange County financier John Rinaldo, sentenced last May to three years in federal prison for fraud, is asking a federal judge to reduce his sentence so he can help 7,000 investors in his defunct companies try to recover millions of dollars. A hearing on Rinaldo's request is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today before U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter in Los Angeles federal court. Chief Assistant U.S. Atty. Richard Drooyan said Thursday that the government opposes Rinaldo's request for a new sentence.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prison officials tried to protect John G. Rinaldo--a notorious white-collar criminal from Southern California--and he made them pay for it. Rinaldo, 53, is on the lam after escaping last month from a minimum-security federal prison in northern Oregon where he had been transferred because correction officials at Lompoc believed that his life might have been in danger.
BUSINESS
March 15, 1992 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any doubts Paul Sarkozy had about investing his life savings--about $600,000 of the settlement from an auto accident that left him a paraplegic--with John Rinaldo vanished after the glib moneyman hosted a dinner party for Sarkozy at a splendid house in Newport Beach. Set on a golf course behind security gates, the home dazzled Sarkozy, an Eastern European refugee unaccustomed to elegance. "I was impressed," Sarkozy said. "He was a man of means."
NEWS
March 30, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As her husband, Dolo, lay dying in a cancer-induced coma in 1983, Sybil Coker stayed by his bedside and supplied him with encouraging words, his favorite music and a reservoir of hope even as Dolo slipped deeper into unconsciousness. And then "the bar went flat," said Coker, and plans for a jazz foundation for youths that she had enthusiastically described to her ailing husband--something they had both dreamed about--seemed in danger of dying with him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE
A bogus home loan obtained on an expensive Newport Beach residence during the Persian Gulf War earned a Los Angeles man a 46-month prison term Tuesday. John Gary Rinaldo, 52, posed as a lawyer representing three Kuwaiti clients whose money was supposedly trapped in their homeland after the fighting began in the Gulf in January. According to Assistant U.S. Atty. Paula A.
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