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March 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
ENCINITAS - A Vista man has been arrested in the shooting death of an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker best known for his work involving the plight of orphans in Romania. Michael Vilkin, 61, was booked Thursday into county jail on a charge of murder in the death of John Upton, 56. Though the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has not revealed a motive, the shooting may have resulted from a property dispute. Upton's body was found Thursday morning outside his home in the Olivenhain section of this upscale community.
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March 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
ENCINITAS - A Vista man has been arrested in the shooting death of an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker best known for his work involving the plight of orphans in Romania. Michael Vilkin, 61, was booked Thursday into county jail on a charge of murder in the death of John Upton, 56. Though the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has not revealed a motive, the shooting may have resulted from a property dispute. Upton's body was found Thursday morning outside his home in the Olivenhain section of this upscale community.
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December 26, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Upton remembers the place called the Institute for the Unsalvageables. He can still see the hundreds of orphaned children who each day are herded half-naked onto a urine-covered floor in a room with no heat. He sees their faces, sees their eyes calling out to him, their mouths contorted in confusion. And the smells of the place are still so strong, he says, he can almost taste them. The images Upton carries from a recent visit to a Romanian orphanage aren't confined to memory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
ENCINITAS -- Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker John Upton was fatally shot by a neighbor in what appears to be some type of property dispute, authorities said. Upton's body was found Thursday morning outside his home in the Olivenhain section of this upscale San Diego County community. “My brother was shot 30 feet from his front door by a guy with a concealed weapon,” Michael Upton told KSWB-TV News. “He was a good brother, a good father, a good humanitarian. Michael Vilkin, 61, was booked Thursday into county jail on a charge of murder in the death of Upton, 56. Vilkin reportedly owns a vacant lot next to the Upton family home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 | By Tony Perry
ENCINITAS -- A Vista man has been arrested in the shooting death of an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker best known for his work involving the plight of orphans in Romania. Michael Vilkin, 61, was booked Thursday into county jail on a charge of murder in the death of John Upton, 56. While the Sheriff's Department has not revealed a motive, the shooting may have resulted from a property dispute. Upton's body was found Thursday morning outside of his home in the Olivenhain section of this upscale San Diego County community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
ENCINITAS -- Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker John Upton was fatally shot by a neighbor in what appears to be some type of property dispute, authorities said. Upton's body was found Thursday morning outside his home in the Olivenhain section of this upscale San Diego County community. “My brother was shot 30 feet from his front door by a guy with a concealed weapon,” Michael Upton told KSWB-TV News. “He was a good brother, a good father, a good humanitarian. Michael Vilkin, 61, was booked Thursday into county jail on a charge of murder in the death of Upton, 56. Vilkin reportedly owns a vacant lot next to the Upton family home.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1999 | A Times Staff Writer
TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles has been named advertising agency of record for BizRate.com (http://www.bizrate.com), a Los Angeles-based company that provides consumers with information about online businesses. BizRate.com solicits customer feedback from millions of online buyers each month, using the information to develop merchant ratings and other information about e-commerce. . . . John K. Upton has joined Bates USA West as executive vice president and group account director.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
Re "Nuclear site now a tourist hot spot," Column One, Aug. 13 There is a dimension to this story that was ignored. What has happened to the employees of the plants and the soldiers who were stationed there? I was in the Army, 101st Antiaircraft Battalion, and stationed at Hanford from March 1953 to November 1954. Our battery was less than a mile from one of the smoke-belching plants. In front of our site was equipment to monitor radiation. However, when I asked the inspectors about the level of radiation, I never received an answer.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1985
Hybrid Components Inc. of Beverly, Mass., and three of its employees were charged in U.S. District Court in Boston with fraud in the manufacture and testing of semiconductors for military and high-technology uses, the Justice Department said. A separate 32-count grand jury indictment handed up in federal court in Boston named two individual defendants, John S. Upton, 47, of Hamilton, Mass., the chairman of HCI, and Jere T. Willis, 35, of Beverly, formerly a vice president of the firm.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1996
I read with anger the article by Christopher Knight ("A Museum's Misguided Mission," Feb. 8) concerning the Laguna Art Museum's de-accessioning of its collection of Paul Outerbridge photographs. During the early 1980s, I served on the museum's acquisition committee as an advocate for the collecting of photographs that would reflect the museum's mission of " . . . collecting the art of California and related works with an emphasis on the 20th century." At that time, the museum treated the Outerbridge collection as one of its most valued assets and perceived it to be the nucleus for further acquisitions of photographs representative of California modernism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2013 | By Tony Perry
ENCINITAS -- A Vista man has been arrested in the shooting death of an Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker best known for his work involving the plight of orphans in Romania. Michael Vilkin, 61, was booked Thursday into county jail on a charge of murder in the death of John Upton, 56. While the Sheriff's Department has not revealed a motive, the shooting may have resulted from a property dispute. Upton's body was found Thursday morning outside of his home in the Olivenhain section of this upscale San Diego County community.
NEWS
December 26, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Upton remembers the place called the Institute for the Unsalvageables. He can still see the hundreds of orphaned children who each day are herded half-naked onto a urine-covered floor in a room with no heat. He sees their faces, sees their eyes calling out to him, their mouths contorted in confusion. And the smells of the place are still so strong, he says, he can almost taste them. The images Upton carries from a recent visit to a Romanian orphanage aren't confined to memory.
NEWS
December 4, 1988 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
John Upton Terrell, who ran away from home in his teens to become a cowboy and later gained critical acclaim as a historian of the Old West, died Thursday. He was 87. Terrell suffered a heart attack after being hospitalized for less than a week with chest pains, his daughter said. He had most recently lived in Claremont before moving in November into a retirement home in San Bernardino County. The author of more than 40 books, Terrell's work included war reportage, novels and children's stories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Two former executives of a defense contractor, including one from Simi Valley, Calif., were sentenced to federal prison Friday after being convicted of defense procurement fraud, according to U.S. Atty. William F. Weld. John S. Upton, 48, of Beverly, Mass., was sentenced Friday to five years and fined $25,000 by Judge James L. Watson. Upton was also ordered to forfeit all the stock that he continues to hold in Hybrid Components Inc., of Beverly, Weld said. Jere T.
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