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April 1, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The deathbed testimony of an FBI informant who helped collect debts for the mob in Los Angeles was played Thursday in federal court, revealing evidence of several key meetings in which reputed Mafia "street boss" Luigi Gelfuso Jr. and his lieutenants allegedly ordered shakedowns of gamblers and bookmakers behind on their payments.
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April 1, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The deathbed testimony of an FBI informant who helped collect debts for the mob in Los Angeles was played Thursday in federal court, revealing evidence of several key meetings in which reputed Mafia "street boss" Luigi Gelfuso Jr. and his lieutenants allegedly ordered shakedowns of gamblers and bookmakers behind on their payments.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ranjit Chowdry is a wonderful comedian who lights up "Lonely in America" (at the Beverly Center Cineplex) with his deftness and effervescence. But he's not enough to propel this slight and underwritten comedy about a young man from India trying to make his way in New York.
BOOKS
January 3, 1993 | ALEX RAKSIN
INSIDE THE CIA: Revealing the Secrets of the World's Most Powerful Spy Agency by Ronald Kessler (Pocket Books: $23; 274 pp.). Disturbed by the threadbare way writers have used the CIA as a symbol both of Good (the fount of knowledge in Washington, a town built on knowing) and of Evil (the epitome of corruption in works by '60s writers), Ronald Kessler aims in these pages to offer the first realistic, evenhanded overview of the agency.
OPINION
April 13, 2002
Re Lynn Cohen's revolting April 7 Opinion piece, "Memory and Destiny": I am tired of reading false, unsubstantiated accusations penned by Jews who are obsessed with comparing Israel's policies to the barbaric actions taken against the Jewish people 60 years ago. Such nonsense cannot go unanswered. I am delighted that Cohen has learned Hebrew. I would encourage her to learn Arabic as well so that she can understand Yasser Arafat's calls to jihad and suicide bombing in his native tongue.
SPORTS
January 27, 1997
Pacific Shoreline Marathon MEN--1. Dennis Arnds (Irvine), 2:35:59; 2. Rob McNair (Huntington Beach), 2:45:57; 3. Terry Tabb (Santa Ana), 2:52:30; 4. Bruce Hoff (Malibu), 2:56:35; 5. Gumby Anderson (Fountain Valley), 2:56:40; 6. Mark Marcelli (Del Mar), 2:56:45; 7. Al Val Verde (Glendale), 2:57:09; 8. Mark Matyazic (Huntington Beach), 2:58:43; 9. Chris Johnson (Laguna Niguel), 2:59:29; 10. Joe Lanteigne (Ontario), 2:59:40; 11. James Tabb (Santa Ana), 2:59:49; 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Eight men identified as the top leadership of the Los Angeles Mafia were sentenced Monday to prison terms of up to 10 years, concluding a prosecution that authorities say halted the Milano crime family's efforts to gain a new hold on organized crime in Southern California. Peter J. Milano, the alleged boss of the Los Angeles family, was sentenced to six years in prison, and his brother, Carmen, purported underboss of the family, was ordered to serve six months of a two-year prison term.
NEWS
November 7, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Narciso Rodriguez's limited-edition collection for Kohl's DesigNation has arrived in stores and online, as of Wednesday. The collection was inspired by a trip to Turkey and features misses' outerwear, dresses, skirts, pants and shirts with prices ranging from $30 to $150. There are more than 100 pieces, and 30 of the styles will be available only on Kohls.com. This is the inaugural offering in Kohl's DesigNation series. Events Toni & Guy in Newport Beach plans an evening of beauty beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday featuring cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Kessler . Speakers will discuss fall hair, beauty trends and plastic surgery options.
SPORTS
September 28, 1998
COED 1. Danny Reed, Laguna Niguel, 14:56; 2. Jaime Martinez, Santa Ana, 15:31; 3. Dan Arsenault, Santa Ana, 15:44; 4. Kevin Vidana Barda, Victorville, 15:54; 5. Dave Parsel, Costa Mesa, 16:01; 6. Sergio Ramos, 16:09; 7. Kevin Herbert, Newport Beach, 16:12; 8. Mark Hulme, Tustin, 16:15; 9. Sean Smith, Long Beach, 16:21; 10. Johnny Estrada, Tustin, 16:25. 11. Daniel Rossales, Orange, 16:30; 12. Dreux Valenti, Fullerton, 16:36; 13. Jason Engel, Aliso Niguel, 16:37; 14.
NEWS
May 23, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
The reputed chief of organized crime in Southern California was one of 15 suspected mobsters indicted Friday in a crackdown that federal officials say has "largely gutted" Cosa Nostra operations here. Peter John Milano, 52, identified as head of the family that controls organized crime in the Southland, and his brother, Carmen Joseph Milano, 58, were named in an 18-count federal racketeering indictment connecting them with a broad range of criminal activities over the last four years.
NEWS
June 29, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
He drives a 1973 Buick with a rebuilt transmission. He goes at night to a modest home in Tarzana, watches a little television, goes to bed by 9. "Once in a while, I go to the movies; not that often. I have trouble staying awake," Carmen Milano confessed. "Maybe it's because I'm not one of the gang, I don't know. It's not my cup of tea. I'm not from the fast lane, the Bruce Willises, that type of thing. I'm very boring."
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