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June 23, 1987 | CHRIS KRAUL and GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writers
Former San Diegan John Landon has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York City to three felony counts of mail fraud and conspiracy to commit bank, tax and securities fraud in connection with Transpac Drilling Venture of Utah, a bogus tax shelter operation Landon headed that allegedly bilked 2,500 investors out of $50 million. Landon, a member of a socially prominent San Diego family who was voted "Most Likely to Success" by his Point Loma High School Class of 1966, entered the plea June 18.
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April 3, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Landon Donovan on Wednesday spent the first 59 minutes of the U.S. national team's friendly against Mexico on the bench, a place he's not accustomed to being for that long. But it's a place Donovan, the leading scorer in U.S. team history, says he's willing to get used to if that helps the team and Coach Juergen Klinsmann in this summer's World Cup. “Whatever the team needs,” he said following a 2-2 draw with Mexico in the final game before the U.S. team convenes for its World Cup training camp next month.
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March 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Newbury Park-Sun Valley Poly baseball game on Wednesday had special meaning for the Nealon family. Greg Nealon was an All-City pitcher for Poly. His wife, Wanda, graduated from Poly in 1988, while his aunt, Diane Faehnie, graduated from Poly in 1960. But on the mound in the seventh inning for Newbury Park pitching against Poly was Nealon's son, Landon. He threw a scoreless seventh in Newbury Park's 5-0 victory. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 7, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy opens its season Saturday night facing the rival that knocked them out of the playoffs last year: Real Salt Lake. But the Galaxy will field a markedly different team at the StubHub Center after bolstering its ranks with several experienced players during the off-season. The moves were to correct the team's uneven play in 2013. "If there was a weakness last year, it's that we were inconsistent," said Coach Bruce Arena, who last month signed a multiyear contract extension.
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April 11, 1996 | ANDREW D. BLECHMAN
Five years ago, when she was 13, Tina Roa joined a gang and began covering her body with gang tattoos. Now the Fillmore teenager has two kids, is going to beauty school and has left gangs behind. But until Wednesday, when she stopped by the Free Gang Tattoo Clinic, the 10 tattoos followed her everywhere she went. "I want to change my life," Roa said moments after many of her tattoos were burned off with a laser. "I want to get away from all the violence."
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July 13, 1991
The environmental community lost a good friend in Michael Landon. Landon played an active role in the Big Green campaign (Proposition 128) last November. He believed strongly that the big institutions (corporations and government) weren't doing enough to protect the environment. He was right. Cancer took him away from all of us but hopefully we can all work harder for what he believed in--cleaning up our environment. BOB MULHOLLAND Campaign Manager, Big Green Chico
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June 5, 1988
Assemblyman Larry Stirling and his cohorts had little time to gloat over their defeat of the Community Defenders contract when the excellent article by Daniel Weintraub and accompanying editorial (May 22) hit the stands. Unfortunately, the revelations in these pieces came too late to undo the harm to Alex Landon's reputation or to save the community defender program. Assemblyman Stirling counted on people believing his protestations that he was guided by the principle that the noblest motive is the public good, a highly suspect claim in view of the benefits which will accrue to the assemblyman's friends and political supporters from his successful smear campaign.
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June 9, 1985 | United Press International
Vice President George Bush will visit 1936 Republican presidential candidate Alf Landon and address Kansas Republicans this fall, GOP officials said Saturday. Landon, 97, lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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September 9, 1986 | United Press International
Republican patriarch Alf Landon, the 1936 GOP presidential nominee, celebrated his 99th birthday today with a stream of congratulatory calls and messages from well-wishers, including a telegram from President Reagan.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 1991
I have never read a tribute as moving or well-written as the one Rick Du Brow wrote for Michael Landon ("Courage, Grace Are Landon's Legacy," Calendar, July 3). I have admired Landon and his accomplishments for years and was hoping that his death would be written about with sincerity and kindness yet with human touches. Du Brow's article was just that. SHIRLEY D. DANAHER Temecula
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Newbury Park-Sun Valley Poly baseball game on Wednesday had special meaning for the Nealon family. Greg Nealon was an All-City pitcher for Poly. His wife, Wanda, graduated from Poly in 1988, while his aunt, Diane Faehnie, graduated from Poly in 1960. But on the mound in the seventh inning for Newbury Park pitching against Poly was Nealon's son, Landon. He threw a scoreless seventh in Newbury Park's 5-0 victory. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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January 30, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
A year ago, with Landon Donovan in the middle of a three-month self-exile from soccer, his future with the U.S. national team was very much in doubt. But now, after a spectacular summer, his place on the U.S. roster for this summer's World Cup seems pretty much assured. Still to be decided, however, is whether he will start and where he'll play once he gets to Brazil. U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann prefers to line up with a heavy midfield behind a solitary striker, which figures to leave Donovan part of a crowded field competing for a job on the wings.
SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovan was a near-unanimous choice to U.S. Soccer's all-time First XI, chosen by a panel of former players, administrators and journalists. Donovan, the national team's all-time leader in goals and assists, was named on 52 of the 57 ballots. He was paired at midfield on the all-star team with Clint Dempsey, the only other current national team player chosen. Former Galaxy standout Cobi Jones, the national team's all-time leader in appearances, finished sixth in the balloting at midfield.
SPORTS
October 25, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than a year after taking a self-imposed three-month sabbatical to deal with soccer burnout, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan may find himself working overtime if he hopes to secure a key spot on the U.S. team for next summer's World Cup. National team coach Juergen Klinsmann said this week that players who compete in Major League Soccer need to stay active in the MLS off-season, which begins after December's MLS Cup final. And he's urging the likes of Donovan, Seattle's Clint Dempsey and Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi to play on loan in Europe during their vacation.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
With his next goal, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan will set the all-time scoring record in Major League Soccer. But when and where will that happen? Donovan is now tied with Jeff Cunningham for the most MLS regular-season goals, with 134. (Cunningham's last season was in 2011.) The Galaxy's next game is against the Montreal Impact on Wednesday at StubHub Center in Carson. But Donovan, 31, currently is playing with the U.S. national team, and it's unclear whether the forward will return in time to play against Montreal.
SPORTS
October 6, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy couldn't have scripted Sunday's game much better. Needing a victory to stay firmly in Major League Soccer's playoff race, the reigning MLS champion prevailed in game it was expected to win by beating last-place Chivas USA, 5-0, at StubHub Center. The Galaxy's goals came early and often despite the 92-degree temperature at game time. The Galaxy's star forwards, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, each scored twice and Gyasi Zardes also scored. Donovan tied Jeff Cunningham for the MLS all-time scoring record of 134 regular-season goals.
SPORTS
October 6, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
With some of his first-choice team sidelined by injury and other issues, U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann called up only 20 players Sunday for the final two World Cup qualifiers. In the past Klinsmann has typically summoned 23 players to training camp. Left off the roster this time were three players who took part in the last U.S. game, a 2-0 win over Mexico in September that earned the Americans an automatic berth in next summer's World Cup in Brazil. Fabian Johnson (ankle)
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September 21, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
VS SEATTLE When: 7:30. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1330. Records: Galaxy 13-10-5, Sounders 15-8-4. Record vs Sounders: 1-0-0. Update: This is one of the most anticipated games of the season for the Galaxy, especially after star forward Clint Dempsey signed with Seattle last month. The question is whether Dempsey will be able to face off against the Galaxy's all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan - Dempsey's teammate on the U.S. national team - because Donovan is nursing a sore right ankle and was questionable for the game.
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