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October 4, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Mark and Gail McClure had just finished moving into their new home here at 3 a.m. Sunday when their cat, Puffy, began howling in the back yard. McClure, 24, went outside to investigate and found the cat standing on a picnic table surrounded by 20 cardboard boxes, apparently left by the previous owners. Inside the boxes, one of which was leaking, were bulging plastic bags that reeked of a chemical smell. "I picked up a bag and it had a squishy feeling," said McClure, an auto technician.
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September 25, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary H. Hunt--for 20 years the public face of the powerful Irvine Co.--might go to work for Riverside County in a push to improve its strained relationship with Orange County on nagging transportation and land-use issues. Before leaving in February, Hunt, 52, was in charge of the real estate giant's government and community relations staff. In the post of executive vice president, many considered him to be the right-hand man of chairman Donald L. Bren.
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April 4, 1996 | JOSH MEYER and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reeling from an international uproar over a televised beating by two of his deputies, Riverside County Sheriff Larry Smith bitterly denounced their actions Wednesday and announced that the one suspect taken into custody had been released after officials concluded that he was not the driver of a pickup truck loaded with suspected illegal immigrants.
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October 24, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
FBI agents served subpoenas Wednesday for the records of two more members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in an investigation of possible political corruption by Western Waste Industries, the largest refuse hauler in Southern California. Supervisors John Tavaglione and Tom Mullen were directed to turn over all personal or office records relating to Western Waste and its El Sobrante landfill near Corona.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside County Municipal Court judge Thursday dismissed a criminal case against two archeologists, saying evidence was "wholly lacking" to support charges that they illegally exhumed a pound of human bone fragments. Judge B.J. Bjork's decision, which ended a three-day hearing in this desert town, was seen as a victory for the discipline and vindicated Riverside County archeologist David Van Horn, the principal defendant.
NEWS
October 24, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
FBI agents served subpoenas Wednesday for the records of two more members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors in an investigation of possible political corruption by Western Waste Industries, the largest refuse hauler in Southern California. Supervisors John Tavaglione and Tom Mullen were directed to turn over all personal or office records relating to Western Waste and its El Sobrante landfill near Corona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mission Viejo Mayor Robert A. Curtis said last week that he plans to resign as a Riverside County prosecutor, in part to find a job closer to home but also "indirectly" because of $1,835 in personal telephone calls he made from work. On Nov. 26, the date his fellow council members designated him mayor, Curtis tendered his resignation from the district attorney's office. In a letter, he wrote that his new position in city government would require him to work closer to home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary H. Hunt--for 20 years the public face of the powerful Irvine Co.--might go to work for Riverside County in a push to improve its strained relationship with Orange County on nagging transportation and land-use issues. Before leaving in February, Hunt, 52, was in charge of the real estate giant's government and community relations staff. In the post of executive vice president, many considered him to be the right-hand man of chairman Donald L. Bren.
NEWS
March 25, 1988
Six members of a laboratory group who were detained in January during a search for a missing frozen head have filed false arrest claims with Riverside County totaling $225,000. The claims for damages stem from the December beheading of 83-year-old Dora Kent so her head could be frozen for theoretical revival at a future date. The six members of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation were detained by Riverside police Jan. 7 as officers searched the premises.
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January 29, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Ray Carrillo vowed to restore respect and harmony when he was elected two years ago to head what was widely considered a badly managed coroner's office. But midway through his four-year term, the Riverside County coroner presides over an office that some say suffers from mismanagement, poor working conditions, and badly trained investigators. There have been sensational cases and blunders, including the handling of Liberace's death and the mistaken cremation of a possible homicide victim.
NEWS
April 4, 1996 | JOSH MEYER and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Reeling from an international uproar over a televised beating by two of his deputies, Riverside County Sheriff Larry Smith bitterly denounced their actions Wednesday and announced that the one suspect taken into custody had been released after officials concluded that he was not the driver of a pickup truck loaded with suspected illegal immigrants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mission Viejo Mayor Robert A. Curtis said last week that he plans to resign as a Riverside County prosecutor, in part to find a job closer to home but also "indirectly" because of $1,835 in personal telephone calls he made from work. On Nov. 26, the date his fellow council members designated him mayor, Curtis tendered his resignation from the district attorney's office. In a letter, he wrote that his new position in city government would require him to work closer to home.
NEWS
November 16, 1990 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside County Municipal Court judge Thursday dismissed a criminal case against two archeologists, saying evidence was "wholly lacking" to support charges that they illegally exhumed a pound of human bone fragments. Judge B.J. Bjork's decision, which ended a three-day hearing in this desert town, was seen as a victory for the discipline and vindicated Riverside County archeologist David Van Horn, the principal defendant.
NEWS
November 8, 1990
CORONER & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Scotty D. Hill: 121,755 (59%) Raymond L. Carrillo*: 83,380 (41%) PROPOSED CITY OF CANYON LAKE CITY COUNCIL 5 Elected 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Alfred W. Trembly: 1,668 (14%) Annabelle Bates: 1,552 (13%) Eugene Bourbonnais: 1,429 (12%) Jack Wamsley: 1,422 (12%) John V. Giardinelli: 1,422 (12%) Don Wicen: 1,238 (10%) Mike Lowry: 1,103 (9%) Howard L. Ziff: 974 (8%) Edward A. Fair: 932 (8%) Walter H.
NEWS
January 29, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Ray Carrillo vowed to restore respect and harmony when he was elected two years ago to head what was widely considered a badly managed coroner's office. But midway through his four-year term, the Riverside County coroner presides over an office that some say suffers from mismanagement, poor working conditions, and badly trained investigators. There have been sensational cases and blunders, including the handling of Liberace's death and the mistaken cremation of a possible homicide victim.
NEWS
October 4, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Mark and Gail McClure had just finished moving into their new home here at 3 a.m. Sunday when their cat, Puffy, began howling in the back yard. McClure, 24, went outside to investigate and found the cat standing on a picnic table surrounded by 20 cardboard boxes, apparently left by the previous owners. Inside the boxes, one of which was leaking, were bulging plastic bags that reeked of a chemical smell. "I picked up a bag and it had a squishy feeling," said McClure, an auto technician.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Coroner's investigators probing the death of an 83-year-old woman whose head was frozen by a cryonics laboratory here are waging a "vicious smear campaign" against the lab, a spokesman for the organization and the woman's son charged Monday. Michael Darwin, president of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, asserted at a press conference here that the investigation is a "witch hunt" carried out by "people who have been given guns and badges, but little training and less supervision."
NEWS
November 8, 1990
CORONER & PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Scotty D. Hill: 121,755 (59%) Raymond L. Carrillo*: 83,380 (41%) PROPOSED CITY OF CANYON LAKE CITY COUNCIL 5 Elected 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Alfred W. Trembly: 1,668 (14%) Annabelle Bates: 1,552 (13%) Eugene Bourbonnais: 1,429 (12%) Jack Wamsley: 1,422 (12%) John V. Giardinelli: 1,422 (12%) Don Wicen: 1,238 (10%) Mike Lowry: 1,103 (9%) Howard L. Ziff: 974 (8%) Edward A. Fair: 932 (8%) Walter H.
NEWS
March 25, 1988
Six members of a laboratory group who were detained in January during a search for a missing frozen head have filed false arrest claims with Riverside County totaling $225,000. The claims for damages stem from the December beheading of 83-year-old Dora Kent so her head could be frozen for theoretical revival at a future date. The six members of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation were detained by Riverside police Jan. 7 as officers searched the premises.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Coroner's investigators probing the death of an 83-year-old woman whose head was frozen by a cryonics laboratory here are waging a "vicious smear campaign" against the lab, a spokesman for the organization and the woman's son charged Monday. Michael Darwin, president of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, asserted at a press conference here that the investigation is a "witch hunt" carried out by "people who have been given guns and badges, but little training and less supervision."
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