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April 19, 2012
COMEDY Richard Lewis' bone-dry humor has made him a stand-up and TV special staple for years, but he earned a younger fan coterie for his regular "Curb Your Enthusiasm" appearances. This intimate Largo gig is a chance to catch one of the greats in a perfect room for his droll tweaking of society and himself. Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $35. largo-la.com.
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June 13, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
The gunman who killed five people during a shooting rampage through Santa Monica left a farewell note expressing remorse for killing his father and brother, police said Thursday evening. John Zawahri, 23, also wrote that he hoped his mother would be cared for financially and said goodbye to several friends, the Santa Monica Police Department said. At a news conference  Thursday  night, police gave their most detailed account yet of how Zawahri made his way from his father's home on Yorkshire Avenue to the Santa Monica College library, where he was fatally wounded by authorities last Friday.
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December 3, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Richard Lewis; Alessandra Ambrosio and Doutzen Kroes. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Matt Damon; Martin Freeman; Carmen Electra. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Jessica Biel; Gabby Douglas; Katherine Jenkins performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Jane Fonda; the best of New York; Ed Sheeran performs. (N)
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June 13, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
The gunman who killed five people last week during a shooting rampage through Santa Monica left an "almost conversational" farewell note expressing remorse for killing his father and brother, law enforcement authorities said Thursday evening. John Zawahri, 23, also wrote that he hoped his mother would be cared for financially and said goodbye to several friends. At a news conference, police gave their most detailed account yet of Zawahri's trail of bloodshed June 7 as he made his way from his father's home on Yorkshire Avenue and along busy Pico Boulevard before storming onto the Santa Monica College campus, where he was fatally wounded by officers in the library.
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June 1, 1997 | Steve Hochman
Richard Lewis--raised in New York but an L.A. resident for more than 20 years--is best-known as a comic, playing off his own neuroses. In the fall, he'll co-star with Kevin Nealon and Eugene Levy in the ABC sitcom "Hiller and Diller." But at 49 he's also serious about being serious, starring impressively in the 12-step examination "Drunks" and the upcoming "Hugo Pool" and "Game Day." GOING OUT: "I get invitations in L.A. for parties 3 1/2 years in advance.
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November 17, 1990
Richard Lewis, the noted English tenor who appeared regularly in Los Angeles in the 1950s and '60s with the San Francisco Opera and who specialized in the operas of Monteverdi, Mozart, Schoenberg and Britten, has died at his home in Eastbourne, England. He was 76 and died Tuesday of complications of a recent stroke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2000
Richard Lewis, 72, key law enforcement officer and prosecutor in San Bernardino and San Diego. Lewis, the brother of Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands, was born in Seattle and grew up in San Bernardino, where he began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff. He moved to San Diego in 1969 as a special investigator in the district attorney's office.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Home builder and real estate investor Richard Lewis and his wife, Rebecca, have bought a unit in the Beverly West Residences for $5 million. The 22-floor high rise contains 35 units in seven floor plans. The newly built residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, direct access elevators, 24-hour concierge, a gym, a pool and city, mountain and ocean views. The unit the Lewises purchased includes two bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms and 4,158 square feet of living space. Lewis, president of Lewis Homes, has been with the Lewis Group of Cos. since 1965.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2002
Comedian Richard Lewis begins a five-episode, guest-starring role tonight on "7th Heaven," the WB series about a minister and his family. Lewis plays Rabbi Glass. It's a bit of a stretch for a performer who has given his stand-up comedy tours titles such as "The Magical Misery Tour" and "I'm in Pain," but Lewis says he'll try to bring a little of himself to the role and feels he's in good hands. "This to me is like having a holiday in Utah, being with this cast," Lewis said.
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October 5, 1999 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Lewis, a comedian whose view of life is about as sunny as an eclipse, hasn't been on the road since his "Magical Misery Tour" in 1996. Things obviously haven't improved much for the walking bundle of neuroses and insecurities: As the title of his current tour indicates, he's still a "Wreck in Progress." The "wreck" pulls into the Irvine Improv on Wednesday for five nights of onstage therapy, and, at 52, comedy's man in black finds himself in the throes of a midlife crisis.
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June 12, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves
Santa Monica is a "very quiet city" with the neighborhood around the college peaceful in recent years until a recent spate of shootings, a police official said. The neighborhood near the college "has in the past - not for a few years now - been subject to a few shootings, some gang violence," said Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department. The most recent incident came Tuesday morning, when police say two men standing in an alley in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue were shot when a gunman walked up and opened fire.
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June 11, 2013 | By Matt Stevens, Andrew Blankstein and Kate Mather
Neighbors watched from a Santa Monica street corner Tuesday morning as police scoured an alley for evidence in a shooting that sent two men to a local trauma center. Resident Cordia Bass, 46, had just returned to his 16th Street home from the gym when he heard four gunshots. "I hit the floor," he said. By the time he peered out the window to see what had happened, police cars had already swarmed the street near Santa Monica College. Two men were standing in the alley in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue when a suspect walked up and opened fire about 8:15 a.m., Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
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June 11, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Gov. Jerry Brown sent his congratulations and condolences Tuesday to Santa Monica College, praising graduates for their achievements while also acknowledging that Friday's mass shooting "cast a pall over what should have been a purely joyful day. " In a letter to college President Chui L. Tsang, Brown called the actions of gunman John Zawahri "senseless and violent. " "As we mourn those we have lost, let us also remember the bravery and professionalism of the police and others who responded, risking their own lives to save the lives of others," Brown said.
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June 11, 2013 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica, still reeling from last week's shooting rampage that killed five and ended with the gunman's death in the community college library, was forced Tuesday to absorb news of another episode of gun violence. About 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, two men standing in an alley in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue, near the campus, were shot when a gunman walked up and opened fire, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said. The gunman ran to a vehicle, believed to be a blue Infiniti, and drove off westbound on Michigan.
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June 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Santa Monica police on Tuesday were seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in a robbery-kidnapping attempt at a hotel near the city's popular pier and seaside amusement park. The April 21 incident at the Seaview Hotel on Ocean Avenue involved five victims and more than a half dozen suspects, some of whom were armed with handguns, according to police. The request for public help comes as the city is reeling from a recent burst of violence, including a shooting rampage Friday that left six people dead . In the kidnapping and robbery incident, officers responded  to the hotel after a report of a disturbance in a room, the Santa Monica Police Department said.
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June 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Matt Stevens and Kate Mather
One of two men shot Tuesday morning in an alley near Santa Monica College has died, law enforcement sources confirmed. The second victim was in surgery, they said. The incident began about 8:15 a.m. when a gunman walked up as two men stood in the alley in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue and opened fire, said Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis. The suspect ran to a vehicle, believed to be a blue Infiniti, which drove away westbound on Michigan. Officers found the victims, described as men 25 to 35 years old, with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body, Lewis said.
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May 30, 2009 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Richard Lewis, 89, a TV producer who brought to the small screen such 1950s series as "Wagon Train" and "M Squad," died Monday of complications from melanoma at his home in Somers, N.Y., according to his son Jeffrey. As a producer and executive producer for Revue Productions and then Universal Television, Lewis worked on "M Squad," a police drama starring Lee Marvin that ran from 1957 to 1960, and "Wagon Train," a western anthology featuring Ward Bond and John McIntire that aired from 1957 to 1965.
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July 24, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after Richard Lewis was shot dead on a motel room bed in a confrontation with his girlfriend, his family is floating in emotional limbo, searching for answers before their grieving can begin. Why has no one been brought to justice, they ask? Could they have done something to derail what they knew to be an unhealthy relationship before it turned tragic? And how did his girlfriend, Nancy Gilmore, become the victim in a scenario that left Lewis dead? The mystery started simply.
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June 7, 2013 | By Merisa Gerber and Howard Blume
Authorities late Friday lowered the number of people killed earlier in the day in a shooting rampage in Santa Monica to four. The gunman was killed by law enforcement officers in the library at Santa Monica College. Earlier reports had placed the number of those who died at seven, including the suspect. Also late Friday, authorities said a second "person of interest" who had been taken into custody and questioned has been released. The latest developments emerged in a news conference by police and fire officials near one of the crime scenes adjacent to the campus.
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