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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles school district's first attempt to sell a surplus school was saved from collapse Friday when a new buyer for a San Fernando Valley campus emerged hours before a payment deadline. The Armenian General Benevolent Union agreed to purchase the empty Oakdale Avenue Elementary School in Canoga Park in place of a financially troubled company that had contracted in November to buy the school for $2.6 million. Officials of The Farm Inc.
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NATIONAL
July 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Federal agents said they had busted a drug-trafficking ring that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico and carried powerful weaponry. The raids resulted in the arrest of 31 people and the seizure of 23 guns, including a semiautomatic assault rifle, and 19 pounds of methamphetamine, a quarter-pound of cocaine, 22 vehicles and $60,000. Arnold R. Moorin, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Seattle office, said the ring was directed by a cartel in Jalisco, Mexico.
NEWS
May 29, 1988 | ALBERTO S. FRANCO, Associated Press
Scott Sutterfield spends his nights at the federal detention center in Oakdale, La., trying to forget the nightmare he lived through last fall, when he felt like a pawn in an eight-day stalemate between rioting Cuban inmates and federal officials. Sutterfield was one of 28 hostages taken Nov. 21 by Cubans who rioted at Oakdale after a State Department announcement of a pact with Cuba to return some of the detainees to their homeland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER
The Oxnard Union High School District's five-month search for a new superintendent ended Wednesday night when the board named the head of a small Stanislaus County high school district to its top job. Ian C. Kirkpatrick, 48, accepted the $87,000-a-year post left vacant with the July 1 departure of Bob Cash. Kirkpatrick, who assumes the post full time on Oct. 8, had been superintendent of the Oakdale Joint Union High School District for the past five years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2000
Lillian "Birdie" Morrison, former co-owner of Oakdale Market, volunteer and longtime Thousand Oaks resident, died Friday in Moorpark. She was 91. She was born Lillian Diggins on Jan. 10, 1909, in Norwich, Ontario, Canada, and later moved to Detroit, where she met her future husband, Norman Morrison. The couple married in 1929. They moved to Los Angeles shortly after their marriage and settled in Thousand Oaks in 1937 with their son, Bob.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Former Enron Corp. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow will serve six years in a federal prison in Louisiana for plundering the company while concealing its feeble financial condition. Fastow, 44, had asked to be assigned to a prison in Texas, but was assigned by the Bureau of Prisons to the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, La. Fastow, who cooperated with prosecutors in other Enron cases, had agreed to serve as long as 10 years. But in September U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1996 | FRANK MANNING
City officials will attend a community meeting in Winnetka on Wednesday to discuss crime prevention and public safety. Los Angeles Police Chief Willie Williams, City Atty. James Hahn and Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Sandra Buttitta are scheduled to attend. The meeting was organized by the LAPD, City Councilwoman Laura Chick and the West Valley Community Police Advisory Board. Wednesday's meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. in the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School gymnasium, 6844 Oakdale Ave. in Winnetka.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1991
A 77-year-old Calabasas woman was killed Monday when her car collided with another vehicle in Chatsworth, Los Angeles police said. Esther Marie Kurtz was pronounced dead at the scene, Officer Lee Holloman said. Police said the woman was traveling north on Oakdale Avenue about 12:30 p.m. when she pulled into the intersection from a stop sign and was broadsided by a car traveling west on Parthenia Street. The driver of the second vehicle, Robert C.
NATIONAL
March 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court approved the release of former Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman on bond while he appeals his convictions in a corruption case. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the former governor had raised "substantial questions of fact and law" in challenging his conviction, which Siegelman claims was politically motivated. He began serving a sentence of more than seven years in June on his conviction on six bribery-related counts and one obstruction count. He has been serving the sentence at a federal prison in Oakdale.
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