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May 21, 1988 | JACK JONES, From staff and wire reports
Danny Mata, 30, of Highland Park was in serious condition late Friday, but that was better than the first report. The California Highway Patrol said Mata was riding his motorcycle without a helmet when he crashed on the transition road from the northbound Corona Expressway to the westbound San Bernardino Freeway about 5:30 a.m. CHP spokesman Monty Keifer said Mata managed to crawl up an embankment, where he was found by an unidentified nurse on her way to work.
February 8, 1989 | DANIEL CERONE
The next Oscar for sale, scheduled for the auction block in March, was awarded to Lyle Wheeler for best art direction in 1959's "The Diary of Anne Frank." There is one fundamental difference between this Oscar and the five already auctioned: Wheeler, the original recipient, is living and doesn't want it or any of them sold. "I wish I had them now; I would put them up there," Wheeler, 83, said, pointing to a rattan bookshelf in the room of his Culver City retirement home.
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