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October 22, 1992
Robert Mitchell, a veteran radio and TV writer, has been killed in a traffic accident. Producer-director Gene Levitt, who collaborated with Mitchell on several scripts, said that his friend died Oct. 13 as a result of a car crash. Mitchell was 73. Levitt and Mitchell first met at the University of Wyoming and lost touch until the end of World War II, when they renewed their friendship in Hollywood. Their first joint project was the 1947 radio drama "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe."
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July 17, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Many films about teenagers focus on a singular big moment or decision, like an unexpected pregnancy, college admission or the prom. But it's the intimately lyrical moments — riding bikes at dusk on a summer night, the butterfly excitement of casually-on-purpose running into a certain someone, the loneliness of feeling awkward at a party — that make up "The Myth of the American Sleepover. " The feature debut of writer-director David Robert Mitchell, 36, the film follows a set of high school and early college-age kids through one night in their nondescript suburb as summer winds down.
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BUSINESS
May 19, 1987
In the complaint, the Securities and Exchange Commission said the three former officers and the Santa Ana-based firm, a computer parts maker, overstated the company's sales and filed false reports about its financial condition in 1983 and 1984. Lynton "Randy" Knapp, founder and former president; Robert Mowry, a former vice president, and Robert Mitchell, former chief financial officer, agreed to settle the cases against them without admitting or denying the charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Bob Mitchell, an organist who was the first such house musician at Dodger Stadium and the last surviving working accompanist from the silent-film era, has died. He was 96. Mitchell died Saturday from congestive heart failure at Hancock Park Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, said his caregiver, Vincent Morton. When the Dodgers debuted in 1962 at their stadium in Chavez Ravine, so did Mitchell -- on a Wurlitzer double-keyboard organ with a 25-note pedal board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1987
Robert Mitchell, a founder and eventual president of Consolidated Rock Products Co. and a community supporter whose civic duties resulted in the building of the Los Angeles County Jail and the condemnation of the manner in which county architectural contracts were awarded, died Thursday. Mitchell, 90, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. He had retired as ConRock's board chairman in 1968.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Many films about teenagers focus on a singular big moment or decision, like an unexpected pregnancy, college admission or the prom. But it's the intimately lyrical moments — riding bikes at dusk on a summer night, the butterfly excitement of casually-on-purpose running into a certain someone, the loneliness of feeling awkward at a party — that make up "The Myth of the American Sleepover. " The feature debut of writer-director David Robert Mitchell, 36, the film follows a set of high school and early college-age kids through one night in their nondescript suburb as summer winds down.
BOOKS
September 28, 1986 | Victoria E. Kline
With this book, Lawrence Clark Powell, founder of the UCLA School of Library Science, university librarian for 17 years and director of the Clark Library for 23 years, continues the autobiography he began in 1968 under the title "Fortune and Friendship." Powell's memory never misses a beat as he chronicles his search for an emeritus position following his retirement and describes his second career as consultant on libraries at the University of Arizona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Bob Mitchell, an organist who was the first such house musician at Dodger Stadium and the last surviving working accompanist from the silent-film era, has died. He was 96. Mitchell died Saturday from congestive heart failure at Hancock Park Rehabilitation Center in Los Angeles, said his caregiver, Vincent Morton. When the Dodgers debuted in 1962 at their stadium in Chavez Ravine, so did Mitchell -- on a Wurlitzer double-keyboard organ with a 25-note pedal board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1990
Hussein must be laughing his head off at President Bush who is trying to scare him without scaring the American people. ROBERT A. MITCHELL Joshua Tree
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
County supervisors voted in closed session Tuesday to appeal a $2.4-million verdict for the family of a man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies during a struggle over a gun. A jury originally awarded Robert Mitchell's relatives $3.2 million in connection with his death in 2002 in Palmdale. A federal court judge later reduced the award.
NEWS
October 22, 1992
Robert Mitchell, a veteran radio and TV writer, has been killed in a traffic accident. Producer-director Gene Levitt, who collaborated with Mitchell on several scripts, said that his friend died Oct. 13 as a result of a car crash. Mitchell was 73. Levitt and Mitchell first met at the University of Wyoming and lost touch until the end of World War II, when they renewed their friendship in Hollywood. Their first joint project was the 1947 radio drama "The Adventures of Philip Marlowe."
BUSINESS
May 19, 1987
In the complaint, the Securities and Exchange Commission said the three former officers and the Santa Ana-based firm, a computer parts maker, overstated the company's sales and filed false reports about its financial condition in 1983 and 1984. Lynton "Randy" Knapp, founder and former president; Robert Mowry, a former vice president, and Robert Mitchell, former chief financial officer, agreed to settle the cases against them without admitting or denying the charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1987
Robert Mitchell, a founder and eventual president of Consolidated Rock Products Co. and a community supporter whose civic duties resulted in the building of the Los Angeles County Jail and the condemnation of the manner in which county architectural contracts were awarded, died Thursday. Mitchell, 90, died at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. He had retired as ConRock's board chairman in 1968.
BOOKS
September 28, 1986 | Victoria E. Kline
With this book, Lawrence Clark Powell, founder of the UCLA School of Library Science, university librarian for 17 years and director of the Clark Library for 23 years, continues the autobiography he began in 1968 under the title "Fortune and Friendship." Powell's memory never misses a beat as he chronicles his search for an emeritus position following his retirement and describes his second career as consultant on libraries at the University of Arizona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Littlerock man was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy after he tried to grab the gun of the officer's partner, authorities said. Deputies confronted Robert Mitchell, 40, after responding to a burglary call Wednesday night in the 9200 block of Avenue T-4 in Palmdale. He had entered a home and threatened to kill its occupants, authorities said. Mitchell allegedly lunged at a deputy, who then fired at Mitchell, wounding him.
NEWS
July 4, 1985
The Planning Commission has denied a conditional use permit and a waiver of zoning regulations to the Cat Patch, a topless bar that has operated in the city since 1966. The bar operates in violation of a 1979 city ordinance that prohibits adult businesses within 500 feet of schools or property zoned for residents, the commission found. The Cat Patch will appeal the commission's June 24 decision to the City Council, said Robert Mitchell, an attorney for the bar.
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