July 20, 1991 |
A former president of Lincoln Savings & Loan was charged Friday with two federal securities fraud charges, setting the stage for another plea bargain that would make him a key witness against former thrift owner Charles H. Keating Jr. Robin S. Symes, 38, who at one point was also chairman of Irvine-based Lincoln, is set to be arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court.
May 4, 1990 |
After receiving complaints from the National Stuttering Project, ABC-TV has agreed to cut back mockery of the stammering Michael Palin character when the network runs the comedy caper film "A Fish Called Wanda." The National Stuttering Project on Thursday released a letter it had received from Robin S. Graham, the director of films in ABC's broadcast standards and practices division, in which she said that "Kevin Kline's mockery" of Palin will be reduced by editing where possible.
May 20, 1993
The following are the top music sales in Orange County for the week of May 16 as compiled by SoundScan Inc. Data is from retailers' sales. The bottom chart rotates weekly. Albums Last week Nation 1. "Ten Summoner's Tales," Sting 1 10 2. "Tell Me Why," Wynonna Judd - 5 3. "The Bodyguard," Soundtrack 2 1 4. "Republic," New Order - 11 5. "Love Deluxe," Sade 6 9 6. "Porno For Pyros," Porno For Pyros 4 20 7. "Pocket Full of Kryptonite," Spin Doctors 7 4 8. "Unplugged," Eric Clapton 5 7 9.
May 7, 1993
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ending May 2, versus week-ago and year-ago levels. In thousands of units sold. Latest week: Albums: 8,132 Singles: 1,861 Week ago: Albums: 8,762 Singles: 1,887 Year ago: Albums: 8,480 Singles: 1,852 Atop the Charts The biggest-selling albums and most popular singles--based on sales or radio airplay--for a range of musical categories. Both are indicators of music company performance. For the week ending May 2.
October 5, 1993 |
The chief financial officer in Charles H. Keating Jr.'s real estate and thrift empire was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for his role in the 1989 collapse of Lincoln Savings & Loan. Andrew F. Ligget, who had pleaded guilty to three felony counts of misapplying $28.7 million in S&L funds, also must pay $148,000 in restitution for the interest that the Irvine thrift lost because of his actions. U.S. District Judge Mariana R.
June 13, 2013 |
A federal judge in Florida said this week that she would review the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' phone data after a man accused of masterminding an armed-truck robbery asked for his NSA phone data in hopes the information would help his case. Last week's revelations by Britain's Guardian newspaper about a series of top-secret NSA information-gathering programs -- which included the wide-scale collection of Americans' phone records and data from wireless providers -- have already provoked wide debate, including a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the phone-monitoring practice.
December 21, 1993 |
Three cohorts of Charles H. Keating Jr. were put on probation Monday by federal judges who lauded them for admitting their guilt early and for helping to convict the former operator of Lincoln Savings & Loan. Raymond C. Fidel, a former president of the Irvine thrift, and Ernest C. Garcia II, an Arizona developer and major borrower, were each put on three years' probation for their roles in the nation's costliest thrift failure. Mark S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2012 |
After three years of steady decline, hate crimes in Los Angeles County rose 15% last year, due in part to an increase in white supremacist and street gang incidents, officials will report Wednesday. The change is similar to a recent rise reported in Orange County but bucks a continuing decline statewide. The 489 hate crimes reported last year in Los Angeles County were still the second-lowest total in two decades - in 2001 the county saw a high of 1,031 - but county officials said they were still concerned about the increase.