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November 25, 1996 | JAMES RICCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little Lancaster vineyard looks like a place where a thousand starvelings have been crucified. In the late-November dusk, as storm clouds form a phantom mountain range above the adjacent hills, the young cabernet sauvignon vines seem dead. Their withered brown arms are flung out along trellises and tied down with thin strips of green plastic. They vibrate in the hard wind. But they're not dead, just sleeping--exhausted, as might be expected of 3-year-olds who have had to work all summer.
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December 1, 1996 | JAMES RICCI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The little Lancaster vineyard looks like a place where a thousand starvelings have been crucified. In the late-November dusk, as storm clouds form a phantom mountain range above the adjacent hills, the young cabernet sauvignon vines seem dead. Their withered brown arms are flung out along trellises and tied down with thin strips of green plastic. They vibrate in the hard wind. But they're not dead, just sleeping--exhausted, as might be expected of 3-year-olds who have had to work all summer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The believed mastermind behind three sophisticated underground marijuana plantations discovered in the Antelope Valley and Arizona last year will go on trial Tuesday. Frank E. Gegax, 48, of Lancaster is scheduled to be tried in Prescott, Ariz., on federal charges that he headed an operation of subterranean marijuana farms in Lancaster and the Mojave Valley in Arizona that produced a harvest worth more than $75 million on the street. "He is it . . . the major leader," Assistant U. S. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The believed mastermind behind three sophisticated underground marijuana plantations discovered in the Antelope Valley and Arizona last year will go on trial Tuesday. Frank E. Gegax, 48, of Lancaster is scheduled to be tried in Prescott, Ariz., on federal charges that he headed an operation of subterranean marijuana farms in Lancaster and the Mojave Valley in Arizona that produced a harvest worth more than $75 million on the street. "He is it . . . the major leader," Assistant U. S. Atty.
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