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September 12, 1986 | Associated Press
A paroled panty thief and voyeur won his bid for the return of more than 300 undergarments unclaimed by his victims, but a judge ruled that a parole officer will keep the man's two-way mirror. Darrell W. Fortner, 42, went to court Thursday to seek the return of panties, bras and body suits he had collected before his arrest. The request was granted by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles McGrath. "He got back in excess of 300 pairs of panties," Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert Meyers said today.
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June 20, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances Finnen--89 years old and hard of hearing, but as feisty as they come--had stopped her shopping cart in the bakery section at Vons near her Santa Monica home last March when a young, "not too clean" man approached and asked, innocuously enough, "Where's the mayonnaise?" As Finnen raised her arm to point, Finnen testified in court last week, the man shoved a pair of scissors into her side, grabbed her purse and ran.
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June 20, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances Finnen--89 years old and hard of hearing, but as feisty as they come--had stopped her shopping cart in the bakery section at Vons near her Santa Monica home last March when a young, "not too clean" man approached and asked, innocuously enough, "Where's the mayonnaise?" As Finnen raised her arm to point, Finnen testified in court last week, the man shoved a pair of scissors into her side, grabbed her purse and ran.
NEWS
September 12, 1986 | Associated Press
A paroled panty thief and voyeur won his bid for the return of more than 300 undergarments unclaimed by his victims, but a judge ruled that a parole officer will keep the man's two-way mirror. Darrell W. Fortner, 42, went to court Thursday to seek the return of panties, bras and body suits he had collected before his arrest. The request was granted by Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles McGrath. "He got back in excess of 300 pairs of panties," Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert Meyers said today.
NEWS
March 19, 1992
The City Council ordered the easing of water restrictions by 10% for residents and businesses. The council Tuesday night directed City Atty. Robert Meyers to amend the city's water conservation ordinance, which has required water customers to pay fines for water used in excess of 20% of 1990 allotments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY
A convicted Newbury Park drug dealer will not be retried for allegedly trying to run down a sheriff's deputy with a pickup truck, a judge has ruled. Last week, a jury deadlocked 7 to 5 in favor of convicting Jeffrey Hedlund on two charges of assault on a police officer in connection with his June 30 arrest on drug charges. The same jury convicted Hedlund of one count of transportation and sale of cocaine.
BUSINESS
February 14, 1995
Bruce D. Johnson, former Hanna-Barbera executive vice president and general manager, is forming PorchLight Entertainment to make animated and live-action movies, television shows and other entertainment. Johnson will serve as president and chief executive. William T. Baumann, former executive vice president with Great American Communications in Cincinnati, will be chief financial officer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1995 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former sheriff's supervisor convicted of stealing a handgun from the property room was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail. Norman A. Wade, 49, had asked Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell Jr. to grant him a new trial on the basis that errors were made during his jury trial. But Campbell denied the motion and upheld Wade's felony conviction of grand theft. Wade had been supervisor of the county crime lab, which included the sheriff's evidence room, in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1991 | GARY GORMAN
A Ventura man was convicted of burglary Thursday after his trial testimony was contradicted by his own tape-recorded words. James Avants, 34, was found guilty of entering the Ventura apartment of attorney Harrison M. Dunham last October and stealing a watch, a ring and $240. A few hours after the burglary, Avants was found sleeping on a nearby lawn with the stolen items, a police officer testified. Avants told the jury that he had purchased the items from another man a few hours earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY
A judge on Thursday condemned two members of the Ventura County district attorney's office for eavesdropping, but delayed ruling on whether to dismiss a criminal charge against the burglary defendant who says his privacy was violated. "I don't think there is any question that what occurred is not OK," Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell Jr. said, though the eavesdropping charges had been dismissed Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY
A convicted Newbury Park drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison--the maximum term--by a judge who last month refused to let prosecutors retry the man on charges of assaulting a police officer. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Charles R. McGrath sentenced Jeffrey Hedlund to five years for one count of transportation and sale of cocaine, one year for one count of drug possession and one year for committing another crime while having a prior felony conviction.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1993
Salah M. Hassanein will retire as president of Warner Bros. International Theaters next summer, after overseeing a global expansion for the entertainment giant. He will be succeeded by Millard Ochs, who formerly served as chief operating officer of United Cinemas International, a joint venture of MCA Inc. and Paramount Communications. Hassanein, who has worked for Warner since 1988, will remain as a consultant and board member of Warner Bros. International Theaters.
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