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October 11, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Either from his book-lined home office or the quiet confines of some public library, Roger McGrath regularly consorts with stage-robbers and scalawags, highwaymen and hangmen, sweaty sodbusters, gunfighters and saucy saloon girls. Rapid-fire, the local historian can quote from the letters of Black Bart--the infamous San Francisco gentleman-stagecoach robber--as well as discuss the deeds of a young Jesse James, the Earp boys or a host of gunslinging High Noon street duelists.
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May 5, 2007
I never thought that I would see "Ozzie and Harriet" given such a fair and insightful treatment in the L.A. Times ["Ozzie, Bland? Look Deeper," May 2]. Isn't Robert Lloyd ultra-hip and super-sophisticated? No cultural Marxist agenda? No deconstructionist analysis? Ozzie Nelson had a certain kind of genius and Lloyd captured it wonderfully. Thanks! ROGER MCGRATH Thousand Oaks
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May 5, 2007
I never thought that I would see "Ozzie and Harriet" given such a fair and insightful treatment in the L.A. Times ["Ozzie, Bland? Look Deeper," May 2]. Isn't Robert Lloyd ultra-hip and super-sophisticated? No cultural Marxist agenda? No deconstructionist analysis? Ozzie Nelson had a certain kind of genius and Lloyd captured it wonderfully. Thanks! ROGER MCGRATH Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1996
The article on Gladys Battle ("A Higher Degree of Determination," May 11) deserves some comment. While it is certainly laudable that Battle has persevered to earn her degree at Cal Lutheran University, is it also laudable that she quit her job and went on welfare to do it? Is this an example that others should follow? Battle said she expects to "earn $60,000 one of these days." I hope she does. I also hope she uses some of her earnings to pay back the taxpayers. Now that would be a story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1996
The article on Gladys Battle ("A Higher Degree of Determination," May 11) deserves some comment. While it is certainly laudable that Battle has persevered to earn her degree at Cal Lutheran University, is it also laudable that she quit her job and went on welfare to do it? Is this an example that others should follow? Battle said she expects to "earn $60,000 one of these days." I hope she does. I also hope she uses some of her earnings to pay back the taxpayers. Now that would be a story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 31-year-old former sheet-metal worker Tuesday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for barging into his former girlfriend's home, killing her with a shotgun blast and then reloading and killing her sister. Dean Roger McGrath, who contended during his trial that the two women had been scheming to kill him, was spared the death penalty last month by the Van Nuys Superior Court jury that convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1990 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dean Roger McGrath, accused of shooting to death his ex-girlfriend and her sister and wounding another man last week, had twice before been convicted of beating the girlfriend and was under court orders not to harass her, according to court records. McGrath, 29, was on probation after being convicted Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1993
Regarding Duffy the Cat at the Channel Isles Books postal station (April 30): I was ready to support Duffy and the station's operator Judy O'Sullivan until I read that Port Hueneme Postmaster Barry Hancock said that "it's not proper to have the cat laying on the counter." The postmaster is right. It's not proper. Even in our permissive age Duffy has gone too far. Now, if Duffy were only "lying on the counter" . . . well, that would be proper. ROGER McGRATH Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1994
Normally, I overcome inertia and write to The Times only when an article has left me outraged. However, Times staff writer Susan Moffat has inspired me to write and offer my congratulations for her "Dueling Prophets of Next L.A." (Nov. 19). Her warm, finely-crafted, ironic and poignant piece on Mike Davis and Kevin Starr is one of the best things I have ever seen in The Times. She had me intrigued with, charmed by, laughing at and then cheering these two brilliant characters. The images the Moffat creates in her description of the odd couple touring Los Angeles are wonderful.
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July 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Two sisters were shot to death in their Sepulveda home and a man was wounded when an ex-boyfriend of one of the women allegedly invaded the house and began firing a shotgun early today, Los Angeles police said. Police were searching for Dean Roger McGrath, 29, as the suspect in the shootings at 1:30 a.m. at a duplex in the 8500 block of Orion Avenue. Cathleen Fein, 30, and Marlene Taylor, 32, were fatally shot inside the two-bedroom home, Detective Michael Brandt said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1993 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Either from his book-lined home office or the quiet confines of some public library, Roger McGrath regularly consorts with stage-robbers and scalawags, highwaymen and hangmen, sweaty sodbusters, gunfighters and saucy saloon girls. Rapid-fire, the local historian can quote from the letters of Black Bart--the infamous San Francisco gentleman-stagecoach robber--as well as discuss the deeds of a young Jesse James, the Earp boys or a host of gunslinging High Noon street duelists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 31-year-old former sheet-metal worker Tuesday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for barging into his former girlfriend's home, killing her with a shotgun blast and then reloading and killing her sister. Dean Roger McGrath, who contended during his trial that the two women had been scheming to kill him, was spared the death penalty last month by the Van Nuys Superior Court jury that convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1990 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dean Roger McGrath, accused of shooting to death his ex-girlfriend and her sister and wounding another man last week, had twice before been convicted of beating the girlfriend and was under court orders not to harass her, according to court records. McGrath, 29, was on probation after being convicted Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1993 | JULIO MORAN
A Van Nuys Superior Court jury recommended Monday that a Reseda man convicted of killing his former girlfriend and her sister be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Judge Howard J. Schwab can either follow the jury's recommendation or ignore it when he sentences Dean Roger McGrath on March 29 on two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted murder. The jury took only two hours on Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1990
A man was charged Friday with murdering his ex-girlfriend and her sister and attempting to murder another man during a shooting rampage Wednesday in Sepulveda. Dean Roger McGrath, 29, could face the death penalty because the early morning attack involved multiple victims, one of several special circumstances that warrant a death sentence, prosecutors said.
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