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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1985
California should not be surprised that a new study shows that felons recently placed on probation are committing more serious crimes than before. The state is asking many of its probation officers to handle tougher cases with fewer resources for supervising them, or even keeping track of them. The study, by the Rand Corp., starts with ways in which the nature of probation has changed.
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April 17, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - A suspicious envelope was found in one Senate office building and a suspicious package in another Wednesday as the Capitol complex heightened security the day after a letter addressed to a senator tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison. Meanwhile, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) also said his regional office in Saginaw received a “suspicious-looking letter” that was turned over to authorities. Police were questioning an individual on the scene in connection with the morning events.
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NEWS
January 9, 1990 | Associated Press
About 1 in 200 of the 107-million tax-form packages mailed by the IRS last month contained return envelopes with the wrong address, IRS spokesman Steve Pyrek said today. "For example, a taxpayer in Maryland, who normally would file to Philadelphia, might receive a package with an envelope carrying a Cincinnati address," Pyrek explained. The folks at the IRS are red-faced but say there is no reason for panic.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2012 | by David Ng
Recovering stolen masterpieces can sometimes take years of police sleuthing. But in the case of a recently pilfered Salvador Dali painting, a resolution has come swiftly, if somewhat mysteriously. Dali's "Cartel de Don Juan Tenirio" was recently mailed back to the New York gallery from which it was stolen June 19. The parcel, which the gallery received on Friday, was mailed from Greece, according to the New York Post, which was the first to report the bizarre return. The culprit remains unknown, and the return address on the parcel is believed to be fake.
NEWS
July 1, 1995 | PAUL JACOBS and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the search for the elusive terrorist known as the Unabomber, federal authorities are being deluged with calls from tipsters--as many as 500 leads a day--but there was no indication Friday that they were any closer to finding their quarry. While more than 100 agents from the FBI, the U.S.
TRAVEL
July 27, 1986
We have been swamped with requests for lodging since two satisfied customers wrote to Jerry Hulse. I have answered approximately 225 letters. Everyone seems pleased that our prices are not over $35 per couple, with no maximum or minimum stay required. If some people have not heard from us by now, it is because they did not put a return address on their post card. Please remind people to put their return address on their correspondence. Most of our hosts in Babs Bed and Breakfast Service are in Whatcom County and close to the Canadian border.
NEWS
June 28, 1999 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Do drop a line to somebody--just don't drop your return address off the envelope. Otherwise, your billet-doux or bill could wind up as a dead letter. Each year, the U.S. Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of dollars in undeliverable money. Even though the post office discourages sending cash in the mail, last year's dead letters contained $975,000 in bills. Only $370,000 was returned to identifiable owners. Omitting the return address on mail is stamped in U.S. history.
OPINION
October 25, 1987
I believe the United States government's surveillance of the National Committee Against Repressive Legislation did not cease in 1971 as the article implies. I believe I have proof the FBI presses on or some other federal agency picked up and is carrying on. In 1986, an envelope containing a check I sent to NCARL on April 3 was returned to me bearing a yellow sticker stating "No Forwarding Address on File Unable to Forward." The envelope had been opened and resealed with plastic tape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bay Area resident pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge that he sent a letter containing a white powdery substance to the Internal Revenue Service office in Los Angeles in December. Israel Rodriguez, 25, of Richmond, faces up to three years in prison for trying to intimidate an employee of the IRS with the purpose of impeding the administration of tax laws, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.
NEWS
April 24, 1994
The U.S. Postal Service has officially designated Watts a mailing address for certain ZIP codes. Residents in the 90002, 90059, 90061 and 90044 ZIP codes can now write Watts as a return address. The move by the Postal Service follows a request from City Councilman Rudy Svorinich, who represents the 15th Council District.
NEWS
April 7, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
You can keep your fantasy baseball. I've seen a baseball fan's fantasy -- Peter O'Malley's office. The man whose family owned the Dodgers, of Brooklyn and of L.A., for nearly a half-century has, on one wall of his office, the bats from every championship Dodger team, bearing the names of every player on that team -- Koufax to Campanella. He has a framed 1947 letter to his father, Walter O'Malley, from Babe Ruth. The return address -- just "Babe Ruth, New York. " He has a model of Dodger Stadium, built before the real one by some studio craftsmen, a gift from director-producer Mervyn Leroy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2006 | Amanda Covarrubias and Jill Leovy, Times Staff Writers
The thing bounced out of the bed of a truck, rolled to the side of the freeway, then lay quietly. That's all it needed to do, it turned out, to make rush hour a nightmare for thousands of Los Angeles-area commuters Monday evening. Hours later, a military expert determined that the thing was just an old, inert piece of military ordnance. But not until both sides of the 210 Freeway in Sylmar had been closed for more than three hours, creating huge backups. The incident started about 3:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2002 | SANDRA MURILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an odd twist over an issue that has divided Oxnard residents, police are investigating allegations that signatures on letters opposing a proposed vehicle processing plant were forged. Police Chief Art Lopez confirmed the investigation into letters sent to the city's Planning Commission, although he declined to say how many are under scrutiny. "We can't really talk about it, because the matter is still under investigation," Lopez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Bay Area resident pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge that he sent a letter containing a white powdery substance to the Internal Revenue Service office in Los Angeles in December. Israel Rodriguez, 25, of Richmond, faces up to three years in prison for trying to intimidate an employee of the IRS with the purpose of impeding the administration of tax laws, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2001 | ANTHONY COE, Anthony Coe is a communications/public relations major at Cal State Fullerton
Attending Cal State Fullerton full time while working full time for the U.S. Postal Service has proved to be a challenge. The biggest challenge began in mid-October, when the anthrax bacteria infected the first postal workers. It was almost like a loss of innocence. Before Sept. 11, my biggest worry while at work at the Baldwin Park Post Office was trying to find the time to study during my lunch break. The automation of the pPostal sService was supposed to make life easier and more efficient.
NEWS
June 28, 1999 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Do drop a line to somebody--just don't drop your return address off the envelope. Otherwise, your billet-doux or bill could wind up as a dead letter. Each year, the U.S. Postal Service receives hundreds of thousands of dollars in undeliverable money. Even though the post office discourages sending cash in the mail, last year's dead letters contained $975,000 in bills. Only $370,000 was returned to identifiable owners. Omitting the return address on mail is stamped in U.S. history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1993
I am writing to say that there are many fine people in today's world, contrary to most headlines. During a recent vacation, my wife and I discovered a pair of my reading glasses missing and presumed lost. Fortunately my address had been on the case. Upon our return I received a package in the mail with no return address containing my lost glasses, which had cost the mailer $2.32 in stamps. While I do not know how to thank this person, he or she gave me not only my glasses--but a very warm feeling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1999 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bullet-pierced, bloodstained address book of Malcolm X, scheduled to be displayed by a prestigious auction house in Los Angeles on Friday, will be withdrawn from a May 27 sale if there is compelling evidence that it was stolen, a spokesman said. The decision by Butterfield & Butterfield comes amid a heated controversy over how a private collector got the book that was in the black leader's pocket when he was gunned down by assassins 34 years ago.
NEWS
December 21, 1996 | Associated Press
An inmate who tried to break out of prison in a box via UPS got an express trip back to hiscell Thursday. David A. Neel, a 48-year-old man serving up to life in prison for molesting a child, was found just outside the institution in a big box with an address sticker. The box was on its way to a United Parcel Service station. A guard opened the package.
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