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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1986
Thomas L. Griffith Jr., a retired Superior Court judge who was the first black ever elected in a Los Angeles countywide vote and the first black attorney ever admitted to the Los Angeles County Bar Assn., is dead. The longtime president of the local chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People was 83 and died in Centinela Hospital Saturday from complications of a stroke.
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August 8, 2001
The Los Angeles Times has named Steven Barth vice president, classified advertising, in addition to his current responsibilities as general manager, Los Angeles Times Interactive. Barth will oversee all aspects of The Times' classified ad activities. He will report to John McKeon, senior vice president, advertising. Universal Interactive Universal Interactive has appointed Neal Robison vice president of technology and development.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1999
The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the armed robberies of six Los Angeles County letter carriers. The robberies occurred during the past week, said postal inspectors, who have joined Los Angeles Police Department detectives to conduct a joint investigation. "It is believed the same group committed all six armed robberies," officials said. The series of robberies, which began Oct.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2000 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie Hosey sat in a drab motel room in Anaheim's tourist district. She wore a light-gray Mickey Mouse T-shirt. Her black Mickey Mouse sunglasses were perched on top of her head. But Hosey wasn't here to visit Disneyland. This one-room unit at the Covered Wagon has been her home since April. Hosey, who earns little more than minimum wage answering phones at a nearby moving company, can't afford an apartment in the area. She has no savings, nor much of a credit history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1999
High winds in the Southland on Sunday downed power lines, fueled a brush fire and knocked down a construction barricade at Universal CityWalk, sending seven people to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said. The blustery conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory for Los Angeles County through 9 a.m. today. Winds up to 55 mph were expected in mountain passes, while speeds in excess of 35 mph were forecast for the valleys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2000 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Rejecting the appeals of city leaders and the building industry, the state Water Resources Control Board on Thursday upheld rules that aim at preventing beach contamination from worsening as Los Angeles County grows. The urban runoff standards require many new development projects to be built with controls capable of collecting 85% of their runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The line of waiting sinners zigzagged around the pews, past the stands of votive candles and out the door at St. Anthony Claret Church. The Spanish-language Mass had just ended, and Father Al Baca had been invited to dine with the Castillo family. But first he had to hear the confessions. Patiently and attentively, Baca listened to the parishioners who needed to repent on a Saturday night. Forgive me, father. Necesito un consejo, padre. Please, give me some advice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT and MARGARET TALEV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A financial advisor is under investigation for allegedly bilking tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of elderly people as part of a massive investment scam involving certificates of deposit, authorities said Tuesday. Vincent Ferro, 42, allegedly received large commissions from at least 85 seniors in Ventura and Los Angeles counties whom authorities said invested more than $10 million through Ferro's Thousand Oaks firm, Capital Advisory Group.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2000 | DARYL STRICKLAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie Hosey sat in a drab motel room in Anaheim's tourist district. She wore a light-gray Mickey Mouse T-shirt. Her black Mickey Mouse sunglasses were perched on top of her head. But Hosey wasn't here to visit Disneyland. This one-room unit at the Covered Wagon has been her home since April. Hosey, who earns little more than minimum wage answering phones at a nearby moving company, can't afford an apartment in the area. She has no savings, nor much of a credit history.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2001
The Los Angeles Times has named Steven Barth vice president, classified advertising, in addition to his current responsibilities as general manager, Los Angeles Times Interactive. Barth will oversee all aspects of The Times' classified ad activities. He will report to John McKeon, senior vice president, advertising. Universal Interactive Universal Interactive has appointed Neal Robison vice president of technology and development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2000 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Rejecting the appeals of city leaders and the building industry, the state Water Resources Control Board on Thursday upheld rules that aim at preventing beach contamination from worsening as Los Angeles County grows. The urban runoff standards require many new development projects to be built with controls capable of collecting 85% of their runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2000 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT and MARGARET TALEV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A financial advisor is under investigation for allegedly bilking tens of thousands of dollars from dozens of elderly people as part of a massive investment scam involving certificates of deposit, authorities said Tuesday. Vincent Ferro, 42, allegedly received large commissions from at least 85 seniors in Ventura and Los Angeles counties whom authorities said invested more than $10 million through Ferro's Thousand Oaks firm, Capital Advisory Group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1999
High winds in the Southland on Sunday downed power lines, fueled a brush fire and knocked down a construction barricade at Universal CityWalk, sending seven people to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said. The blustery conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a wind advisory for Los Angeles County through 9 a.m. today. Winds up to 55 mph were expected in mountain passes, while speeds in excess of 35 mph were forecast for the valleys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The line of waiting sinners zigzagged around the pews, past the stands of votive candles and out the door at St. Anthony Claret Church. The Spanish-language Mass had just ended, and Father Al Baca had been invited to dine with the Castillo family. But first he had to hear the confessions. Patiently and attentively, Baca listened to the parishioners who needed to repent on a Saturday night. Forgive me, father. Necesito un consejo, padre. Please, give me some advice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1999
The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday announced a $50,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the armed robberies of six Los Angeles County letter carriers. The robberies occurred during the past week, said postal inspectors, who have joined Los Angeles Police Department detectives to conduct a joint investigation. "It is believed the same group committed all six armed robberies," officials said. The series of robberies, which began Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1986
Thomas L. Griffith Jr., a retired Superior Court judge who was the first black ever elected in a Los Angeles countywide vote and the first black attorney ever admitted to the Los Angeles County Bar Assn., is dead. The longtime president of the local chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People was 83 and died in Centinela Hospital Saturday from complications of a stroke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990
The Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center has received a $30,000 grant to develop a support system for parents of infants in neonatal intensive care. The grant, from the Los Angeles Countywide Interagency Coordinating Council, will fund weekly support groups, informational seminars, in-home consultation and community referrals for parents of seriously ill newborns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988
For the second year in a row, John Marshall High School in Los Feliz has won the Los Angeles countywide Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Constitutional Rights Foundation. In the finals, held Thursday night in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles, would-be prosecutors from Marshall bested a defense team from from Ulysses S. Grant High in Van Nuys.
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