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July 13, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Taft, 6-1, 205-pound guard from Marshall University, was invited to the Lakers' rookie camp this month. He was not picked in the NBA draft two weeks ago.
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SPORTS
July 13, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
John Taft, 6-1, 205-pound guard from Marshall University, was invited to the Lakers' rookie camp this month. He was not picked in the NBA draft two weeks ago.
SPORTS
December 21, 1988 | RAY RIPTON
Pepperdine's basketball team, 6-3 after winning 2 of 3 games at home, will play Marshall at 4:30 p.m. PST today at Huntington, W. Va. Marshall, defending Southern Conference champion, raised its record to 3-3 by routing Charleston, 122-84, Monday night. In 5 games, Marshall has been led by sophomore guards John Taft, averaging 28.6 points a game, and A. P. Williamson, averaging 18.6. Last season the Waves defeated Marshall, 99-90, at Malibu.
REAL ESTATE
September 1, 1985 | Special to The Times
Work is under way on an $11-million shopping center at Telephone Road and East Main Street. Owned by Ventura businessmen John Taft and W .E. Hartman, the Poinsettia Plaza is scheduled for completion Nov. 1. Construction cost will be about $6.5 million. The center will contain 20 retail stores; major tenants named are Ross Stores Inc., a clothing retailer; Federated Group Inc., a home electronics discounter, and Lamps Plus, a lighting-fixture store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2001 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing a seven-year history of permit violations, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday closed a popular botanical gardens and nature study center near Ojai. Supervisors said operators of the International Center for Earth Concerns continually flouted its operating permit soon after opening the 265-acre botanical garden for public tours in 1994.
SPORTS
December 22, 1988 | Associated Press
Dexter Howard scored 18 points and Casey Crawford added 17 points and 12 rebounds as Pepperdine ended Marshall's 30-game regular-season winning streak at home with an 85-69 victory Wednesday night. Pepperdine took control of the game early and built a 15-point halftime lead, 50-35. In the second half, the Waves extended their lead to as many as 26 points. Marshall, which forced shots in the second half as it attempted to catch up, ended up shooting 36% from the field for the game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2001
Louis Asimakis, a retired oil driller and longtime resident of Ventura County, died Feb. 14 after a long battle with cancer. He was 88. He was born on Dec. 12, 1912, in Bakersfield and lived in Ventura County for the past 58 years. Asimakis worked his way up from roughneck to driller in the Ventura oil fields. He retired in 1972 from Shell Oil Co., after 32 years in the petroleum industry. After retiring he worked with his partner, the late Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996
Upcoming Events Saturday: League of Women Voters of Ventura County will sponsor a forum on Measure X, a countywide referendum on a $51-million outpatient clinic planned at the county hospital, Poinsettia Elementary School, 350 N. Victoria Ave. 10 a.m. Information: 654-1294. Sunday: County Supervisor Susan Lacey, who is seeking reelection, will host a barbecue fund-raiser at John Taft Gardens in Ojai, 2162 Baldwin Road, noon to 4 p.m. Suggested donation, $25. Information: 650-6455 or 644-4284.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1991 | CAROL WEINSTOCK
Jan Wasserman heard the rusty-machine call of a red-winged blackbird flying by and the cry of a coot in a nearby pond, but the cheep of a hatchling bluebird cupped in her hand commanded her attention. The certified bird bander had gently scooped the week-old Western bluebird chick, featherless and scrawny, from its nest. Within moments, she had clamped a band on each leg, weighed it and placed it back with its three siblings. "I try to handle them as little as possible.
SPORTS
August 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
Ohio Secretary of State Bob Taft will announce today whether Hamilton County voters have a say about the location of the Cincinnati Reds' new baseball stadium. John Bender, Taft's chief elections lawyer, heard arguments Tuesday for and against a proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot. Backers of a plan to build the stadium on Broadway Commons, near Cincinnati's business district, collected enough signatures to place the proposal on the ballot.
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