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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993
Finding that jurors had not been unfairly prejudiced against a former Los Angeles police officer when they convicted him of murder five years ago, a Van Nuys Superior Court judge Thursday denied the former officer's bid for a new trial. After four days of hearings in which three of the jurors who convicted Robert Von Villas were questioned, Judge Darlene E.
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NEWS
July 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Friends and fans of Eudora Welty waited under a blistering sun to pay their respects to the writer whose stories of small town Southern life earned her the Pulitzer Prize and acclaim as a master of the short story. Welty's closed coffin was presented in the rotunda of the Old Capitol, an 1835 building where Andrew Jackson once spoke. The state Department of Archives and History made her just the sixth person to receive a public viewing in the Old Capitol, now a museum.
NEWS
April 16, 1997 | Associated Press
A former Heaven's Gate member and San Diego County are disputing ownership of the suicide cult's World Wide Web design business, which may be worth $1 million despite all its employees being dead. The county plans to auction off the cult's belongings and give the proceeds to surviving family members, said Susan Jamme, the county's deputy public administrator in charge of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to make it illegal to urinate or defecate in public, a step many said was necessary to curb a growing problem of human waste on city streets. Some advocates for the homeless were outraged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California appellate court upheld the murder conviction of former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Von Villas on Thursday, despite agreeing that there was juror misconduct during his trial for the contract killing of a San Fernando Valley businessman. In a 2-1 ruling, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said that although a juror violated the trial judge's order by looking at a newspaper article about the conviction of Von Villas' accomplice, she was not biased.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
One of the literary world's favorite fiction prizes, the PEN/Faulkner award , announced its 2013 finalists Wednesday. In its 33rd year, the contenders come from publishers large and small. The finalists are Amelia Gray for "Threats," published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux; "Kind One" by Laird Hunt and T. Geronimo Johnson's "Hold It 'Til It Hurts," both published by Coffee House Press; "Watergate" by Thomas Mallon, published by Pantheon; and Benjamin Alire Sáenz for "Everything Begins & Ends at the Kentucky Club," published by Cinco Puntos Press.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Bright Angel" (AMC Century 14, GCC Beverly Connection) is a film about turning points, moments that scar and change you forever. It's a coming-of-age story of unusual bleakness and empathy, and it has real verbal style. The characters speak an odd, poetic, homiletic lingo and their words tend to resonate in the vast, empty landscapes around them: the Montana plains slashed by highways that stretch endlessly toward far horizons and occasional towns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1989
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1985
Under terms of a plea bargain agreed to in January, a Northridge woman who admitted that she helped arrange the contract murder of a friend's husband was placed on probation for five years. Joyce A. Reynolds, 47, who appeared before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert R. Devich, has already served more than a year in Los Angeles County Jail. Reynolds has agreed to testify against two former Los Angeles police officers, Richard H. Ford and Robert A.
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