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October 6, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Whistle-blower Robert O'Neill, a key figure in the forced retirement of Sylvia Cunliffe as general manager of Los Angeles' General Services Department last year, has agreed to an $800,000 settlement of his lawsuit against the city, authorities said Thursday. Deputy City Atty. Art Walsh said the city and O'Neill, 48, a real estate officer in Cunliffe's department, appeared before Superior Court Judge Bruce R. Geehnaert on Monday to place the agreement on record.
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July 15, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The turnover at the top of the California Lottery continues with Robert O'Neil deciding to step down at the end of the day Monday after 18 months as director. The lottery will be headed on an interim basis by Chief Deputy Director Paula LaBrie until Gov. Jerry Brown makes a new appointment, according to Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the lottery. Brown removed Joan Borucki as lottery director shortly after his election in 2010, and the post was filled on an interim basis by Linh Nguyen until the governor appointed O'Neill, who was a principal at KPMG.
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September 15, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Monday told General Services Department chief Sylvia Cunliffe that he intends to seek her dismissal unless she can refute a series of accusations by the city attorney, including harassment of a city employee who accused her of misconduct. "The city attorney, at my request, investigated all of the available facts," Bradley said. "He has responded by providing me with a list of allegations that are supported by credible, admissible evidence.
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October 31, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert F. O'Neill, 86, a longtime television producer who won an Emmy Award in 1974 for a "Columbo" episode that was part of "The NBC Mystery Movie" series, died from complications of colon cancer Oct. 23 at his home in West Hills, publicist Frank Tobin said. After starting at Desilu Productions and moving to Universal Television in the 1960s, O'Neill was a producer for numerous episodes of "Columbo," "Mission: Impossible," "The Sixth Sense," "Quincy, M.E." and "Murder, She Wrote."
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July 15, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The turnover at the top of the California Lottery continues with Robert O'Neil deciding to step down at the end of the day Monday after 18 months as director. The lottery will be headed on an interim basis by Chief Deputy Director Paula LaBrie until Gov. Jerry Brown makes a new appointment, according to Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the lottery. Brown removed Joan Borucki as lottery director shortly after his election in 2010, and the post was filled on an interim basis by Linh Nguyen until the governor appointed O'Neill, who was a principal at KPMG.
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October 31, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert F. O'Neill, 86, a longtime television producer who won an Emmy Award in 1974 for a "Columbo" episode that was part of "The NBC Mystery Movie" series, died from complications of colon cancer Oct. 23 at his home in West Hills, publicist Frank Tobin said. After starting at Desilu Productions and moving to Universal Television in the 1960s, O'Neill was a producer for numerous episodes of "Columbo," "Mission: Impossible," "The Sixth Sense," "Quincy, M.E." and "Murder, She Wrote."
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September 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry
A leader of the San Diego chapter of the Hells Angels was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple felonies, including solicitation of murder. Stephen Sanders, 44, pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery, solicitation to commit murder and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. He was sentenced in San Diego County Superior Court by Judge Robert O'Neill. San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis said Sanders had planned "to have witnesses and law enforcement officers killed.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1997 | (Christopher Reynolds)
A judge froze the bank accounts of a Huntington Beach religious tour operator this week, citing $1.3 million in missing customer payments. The action by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Robert O'Neill against Queen of Peace Pilgrimages Inc. follows a February audit by the state attorney general's office. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the state accused the travel company and its owner, Peter K. Miller, of illegally using deposits of new clients to cover the travel costs of previous customers.
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December 19, 1987
A $25,000 maximum contract to provide legal representation to outgoing city official Sylvia Cunliffe in a pending lawsuit brought by one of her employees was approved Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. Voting 10 to 3, the council agreed to hire the Los Angeles firm of Bayne & Hartley, which also represented Cunliffe in her recent battle to keep her post as head of the General Services Department.
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October 6, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Whistle-blower Robert O'Neill, a key figure in the forced retirement of Sylvia Cunliffe as general manager of Los Angeles' General Services Department last year, has agreed to an $800,000 settlement of his lawsuit against the city, authorities said Thursday. Deputy City Atty. Art Walsh said the city and O'Neill, 48, a real estate officer in Cunliffe's department, appeared before Superior Court Judge Bruce R. Geehnaert on Monday to place the agreement on record.
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September 15, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley on Monday told General Services Department chief Sylvia Cunliffe that he intends to seek her dismissal unless she can refute a series of accusations by the city attorney, including harassment of a city employee who accused her of misconduct. "The city attorney, at my request, investigated all of the available facts," Bradley said. "He has responded by providing me with a list of allegations that are supported by credible, admissible evidence.
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November 19, 1987
The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to hire an outside attorney to represent Sylvia Cunliffe in a lawsuit filed against the city by one of the General Services Department's real estate officers. City Hall sources said the council, in closed session, voted to choose an outside lawyer to represent Cunliffe in the damage suit that Robert O'Neill has filed against the council and Cunliffe over disclosures about his past.
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December 18, 1986
Superior Court Judge Robert O'Neill announced he is stepping down from the bench to start a private law practice. O'Neill, a former county prosecutor, was appointed to the San Diego Municipal Court in 1978 by then-Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and in 1980 was elevated to the Superior Court. As a deputy district attorney, he specialized in white-collar fraud prosecutions.
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