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November 5, 2000
Re "Leon Kaplan; Spokesman for Senior Citizens' Rights, Issues," obituaries, Oct. 26. I mourn the death of Leon Kaplan. I always looked forward to his op-ed columns in The Times and clipped a few for reference. In one of them, Kaplan pointed out that the Social Security fund is not in peril and never has been. To ensure solvency down the road, though, he advocated removing the cap that exempts workers who earn $60,000 or $70,000 and more from paying into the Social Security fund beyond this limit.
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July 26, 2003
A memorial service for entertainment industry lawyer Leon Kaplan, 95, who died July 18, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4. For information on the location, call (310) 393-9681.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2003
A memorial service for entertainment industry lawyer Leon Kaplan, 95, who died July 18, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 4. For information on the location, call (310) 393-9681.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Leon Kaplan, 95, a leading entertainment lawyer whose clients included Ava Gardner, Gene Kelly, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox studios, died Friday of natural causes at his Brentwood home. Born in New York City and educated at USC, he practiced law in Los Angeles from 1932 until his retirement in 1996. Kaplan gravitated to entertainment law in the mid-1930s, and on Jan. 1, 1940, was senior founding partner of what became Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz and Selvin.
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July 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Leon Kaplan, 95, a leading entertainment lawyer whose clients included Ava Gardner, Gene Kelly, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox studios, died Friday of natural causes at his Brentwood home. Born in New York City and educated at USC, he practiced law in Los Angeles from 1932 until his retirement in 1996. Kaplan gravitated to entertainment law in the mid-1930s, and on Jan. 1, 1940, was senior founding partner of what became Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz and Selvin.
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October 26, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leon Kaplan, who succeeded at three careers--machinist, manufacturer and advocate for the elderly--has died at age 87. Kaplan, who had lived for the past decade in Leisure World in Camarillo, died Oct. 19 at Kaiser Hospital in Woodland Hills after a brief illness, said his daughter, Anna Kaplan. He had been using a wheelchair because of a back ailment.
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April 8, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Angering prosecutors, jurors and the victim's family, a judge Thursday refused to hand down a death sentence and ordered a second trial to determine if a parolee should be executed for murdering a Valencia man. Further surprising everyone involved in the case, Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Leon Kaplan said he would not preside over the new trial "in light of the personal attacks" made by a prosecutor in court.
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January 18, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hello, Goodby: Steve Edwards, long a fixture on Southern California television, will host two radio talk shows on KABC-AM (790), the station said Thursday. "The Dueling Bills," hosted by Bill Pearl and Bill Press, and Leon Kaplan's automotive talk show have been dropped. The changes, which will touch a quarter of the station's weekday programming, go into effect Monday. Edwards, who co-hosts "A.M. Los Angeles" on KABC Channel 7, will host a general talk show from 3-5 p.m.
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December 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
About 240 city employees will have to take three days of unpaid furlough in coming months to help trim the city budget. The group, composed of managers and professional workers such as engineers, fought City Manager Frank Benest for the right to take voluntary, rather than mandatory, unpaid leave. But the number of volunteered days fell $38,000 short of the targeted savings of $327,000. Some employees were unhappy with the council's decision.
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February 12, 1992
A Rancho Palos Verdes man who police said preyed upon runaway boys in Van Nuys pleaded guilty Tuesday to 40 counts of child molestation and 32 counts of giving drugs to minors. Russell A. Kraus, 27, lured the youths to a Van Nuys apartment that he maintained for a time last year by offering them video games and drugs, Deputy Dist. Atty. Carol Fisch said. By the time police had completed their investigation, Kraus had returned to his parents' home in Rancho Palos Verdes, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2000
Re "Leon Kaplan; Spokesman for Senior Citizens' Rights, Issues," obituaries, Oct. 26. I mourn the death of Leon Kaplan. I always looked forward to his op-ed columns in The Times and clipped a few for reference. In one of them, Kaplan pointed out that the Social Security fund is not in peril and never has been. To ensure solvency down the road, though, he advocated removing the cap that exempts workers who earn $60,000 or $70,000 and more from paying into the Social Security fund beyond this limit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leon Kaplan, who succeeded at three careers--machinist, manufacturer and advocate for the elderly--has died at age 87. Kaplan, who had lived for the past decade in Leisure World in Camarillo, died Oct. 19 at Kaiser Hospital in Woodland Hills after a brief illness, said his daughter, Anna Kaplan. He had been using a wheelchair because of a back ailment.
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April 8, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Angering prosecutors, jurors and the victim's family, a judge Thursday refused to hand down a death sentence and ordered a second trial to determine if a parolee should be executed for murdering a Valencia man. Further surprising everyone involved in the case, Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Leon Kaplan said he would not preside over the new trial "in light of the personal attacks" made by a prosecutor in court.
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October 5, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that the Dodgers season is over, KABC-AM (790) is putting more drive into its afternoon drive-time programming while cutting back on sports. The weekday changes, instituted Thursday, revolve around the troubled "Sportstalk" program hosted by Ed (Superfan) Bieler, which has not been as successful in its ratings as station officials had hoped. Bieler, who had a four-hour show from 4 to 8 p.m. last year when the Dodgers ended their season, was cut back to a two-hour show, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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January 26, 1998
I met Judge Maxine Thomas during my first week as a judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court (obituary, Jan. 18). Sustained by deep religious convictions, she was a boundless idealist: She devoted long hours to developing innovative programs to make the court more efficient and accessible to citizens. She was indefatigable in her willingness to help her colleagues individually and as faculty in judicial education programs, in reaching out to community groups and in helping young lawyers.
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