Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRobert Todd
IN THE NEWS

Robert Todd

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2009 | Reed Johnson
It might be tempting to describe Robert Todd as an analog guy in a digital world. After all, the Boston-based experimental filmmaker still wields a Bolex 16-millimeter camera and edits his painterly, poetic compositions on a Steenbeck, a piece of equipment that's rapidly becoming as archaic as a harpsichord.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2009 | Reed Johnson
It might be tempting to describe Robert Todd as an analog guy in a digital world. After all, the Boston-based experimental filmmaker still wields a Bolex 16-millimeter camera and edits his painterly, poetic compositions on a Steenbeck, a piece of equipment that's rapidly becoming as archaic as a harpsichord.
Advertisement
NEWS
January 22, 1988
Robert Todd, 90, one of the last of the flying aces of World War I. In 1918, the 20-year-old Todd, flying a Sopwith Camel plane, shot down five German aircraft to qualify as an ace. He spent four months at the end of the war in a prisoner-of-war camp after being shot down but returned to active duty during World War II and served in England as commander of a staging area for gliders and powered aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert C. Todd, 78, former Orange County Superior Court judge, died of cancer Thursday in Newport Beach, said Carole Levitzky, a courts public information officer. Todd was appointed to the Superior Court by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 1978 and sat on the bench until his retirement in 1993. He was also a court-appointed referee in the Superior Court until 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert C. Todd, 78, former Orange County Superior Court judge, died of cancer Thursday in Newport Beach, said Carole Levitzky, a courts public information officer. Todd was appointed to the Superior Court by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 1978 and sat on the bench until his retirement in 1993. He was also a court-appointed referee in the Superior Court until 2000.
NEWS
December 27, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, the last direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln, has died at age 81. Beckwith, the great-grandson of the 16th President, died Christmas Eve in a nursing home in Saluda, about 45 miles from Richmond. Elizabeth Young, the family's attorney, said that in later years Beckwith had been afflicted with Parkinson's disease. "Yes, he was a direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln, the last living descendant of Abraham Lincoln as far as I know," Young said.
NEWS
December 26, 1985 | United Press International
Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, Abraham Lincoln's great-grandson and the last direct descendant of the Civil War President, died Tuesday at a nursing home after a lengthy illness. He was 81. His attorney, Elizabeth Young of Washington, said Beckwith's grandfather was Robert Todd Lincoln, the President's eldest son. He served as secretary of war under President James Garfield and as U.S. minister to Great Britain under President Benjamin Harrison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
South Gate Police Chief Doug Christ was fired Tuesday by City Manager Sam Nassar, who said Christ showed a "lack of leadership" during the city's recent political crisis. But some residents called the action politically motivated, noting two police unions, with the chief's support, have sponsored a recall effort to oust the council majority. Christ has been criticized by Mayor Raul Moriel for not restraining audience members at boisterous council meetings.
NEWS
November 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
An explosion shook an oil refinery Wednesday afternoon, killing at least five people and sending a plume of black smoke into the sky, authorities said. One person was missing. The blast occurred about 1:30 p.m. at the Equilon Puget Sound Refining Co., said Lee Reagin, a spokesman for the company. The cause was under investigation. "At the time of the incident, the refinery was recovering from a total electrical power failure as a result of the recent windstorms," Reagin said.
NEWS
January 22, 1988
Robert Todd, 90, one of the last of the flying aces of World War I. In 1918, the 20-year-old Todd, flying a Sopwith Camel plane, shot down five German aircraft to qualify as an ace. He spent four months at the end of the war in a prisoner-of-war camp after being shot down but returned to active duty during World War II and served in England as commander of a staging area for gliders and powered aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1985
Truck Kills Flagman: A flagman for a construction firm doing repaving work in the 1400 block of Placentia Avenue in Placentia was killed Friday morning when he was run over by a company tanker truck, police said. The victim, Robert Kenneth Todd, 18, of Hemet was dead when police arrived at the scene at about 9:35 a.m. Workers said the tanker was backing up and the driver apparently did not see Todd, who was directing traffic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1994
H. Warren Siegel was sworn in as judge of the Orange County Superior Court last week. Appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson in November, Siegel, 54, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Robert C. Todd. Siegel formerly practiced with an Irvine law firm focusing primarily on business litigation and labor issues. He also served as deputy attorney general for California from 1963 to 1971. Siegel received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and a law degree from the University of Chicago.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|