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July 23, 1995 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At night, Cassondra Silva eats first. Always. And John Silva always waits to serve himself until after his daughter has eaten--a habit that has stuck from the day he was awarded sole custody of Cassondra more than eight years ago. Patiently, Silva cooks a simple supper of chili beans, potatoes, salad, toast and milk to Cassondra's orders. He carries it on a TV tray to his daughter's bedroom where she perches on the bed, rapt, watching Bugs Bunny.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
John D. Silva was the chief engineer for KTLA-TV in 1958 when he outfitted a helicopter with a TV camera and changed television news coverage forever. He turned a rented Bell helicopter into the Telecopter, essentially a flying TV studio. The first of its kind, it put Channel 5 news at the forefront of live aerial coverage of major events like parades, fires, earthquakes and massive freeway snarls. Hundreds of televised car chases later, Silva's invention is a staple of local television news stations, along with the mobile unit he also had a hand in developing.
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June 1, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Record industry veteran Gary Gersh will reenter the music business today with the launch of an Internet record company called DEN Music Group. Gersh and his partner, rock manager John Silva, have signed four-year, multimillion-dollar contracts to become co-presidents of the cybermusic start-up, which is a subsidiary of Digital Entertainment Network Inc., a Santa Monica company that creates and streams youth-oriented shows on the Internet.
BUSINESS
June 1, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Record industry veteran Gary Gersh will reenter the music business today with the launch of an Internet record company called DEN Music Group. Gersh and his partner, rock manager John Silva, have signed four-year, multimillion-dollar contracts to become co-presidents of the cybermusic start-up, which is a subsidiary of Digital Entertainment Network Inc., a Santa Monica company that creates and streams youth-oriented shows on the Internet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
John D. Silva was the chief engineer for KTLA-TV in 1958 when he outfitted a helicopter with a TV camera and changed television news coverage forever. He turned a rented Bell helicopter into the Telecopter, essentially a flying TV studio. The first of its kind, it put Channel 5 news at the forefront of live aerial coverage of major events like parades, fires, earthquakes and massive freeway snarls. Hundreds of televised car chases later, Silva's invention is a staple of local television news stations, along with the mobile unit he also had a hand in developing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1998
One man was shot to death and another critically wounded during a fight, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said Tuesday. John Silva and Daniel Garcia, both 20, fought with another man outside apartments in the 9200 block of Burke Street just after 3 p.m. Monday, said Deputy Bob Killeen. During the fight, the man pulled a handgun, shooting Silva and Garcia, Killeen said. The gunman, described by authorities as in his 20s, fled and remains at large. Silva was taken to Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1988
A man believed to be the so-called Big Brush Bandit, linked to 19 armed bank holdups in Southern California, was arrested by police who spotted him on a Whittier street, authorities said Tuesday. John Silva Jr., 32, of Whittier was identified by a television viewer who saw a broadcast last week of a bank surveillance photograph of the suspect, FBI spokesman Fred Reagan said. The viewer then called the FBI and provided it with Silva's identity and hometown.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2000
: Rage Against the Machine will not be joining Korn and Limp Bizkit on a proposed series of stadium dates this summer. The L.A. band, which just signed with manager John Silva (Beck, Foo Fighters), is making plans to headline its own tour. . . . Director David Fincher (the movies "Seven" and "Fight Club") has signed on to direct the first video for the band A Perfect Circle, which features Tool's Maynard James Keenan and longtime friend Billy Howerdel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1995 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At night, Cassondra Silva eats first. Always. And John Silva always waits to serve himself until after his daughter has eaten--a habit that has stuck from the day he was awarded sole custody of Cassondra more than eight years ago. Patiently, Silva cooks a simple supper of chili beans, potatoes, salad, toast and milk to Cassondra's orders. He carries it on a TV tray to his daughter's bedroom where she perches on the bed, rapt, watching Bugs Bunny.
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March 20, 1994 | Steve Hochman
With such acts as Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins signed on, "Lollapalooza '94" shapes up as a blockbuster, right? Maybe not. Facilities owned by the Blockbuster Corporation--including the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion in Devore as well as Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. venues--have apparently been under consideration as sites for the cross-country rock 'n' roll caravan this summer.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1995
Peter F. Nolan has been promoted to the new position of senior vice president and general counsel for Disney Consumer Products. In addition, he continues as vice president and assistant general counsel of Walt Disney Co. Walt Disney Co. has also named Valerie A. Cohen, Edward J. Nowak and David K. Thompson to corporate senior vice presidency posts in its legal department. Each also holds the title of assistant general counsel.
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