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January 28, 1992 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A deputy chief who criticized Los Angeles Police Department policies during last year's Christopher Commission hearings, one of the force's highest-ranking black officers, and the former head of the DARE anti-drug program are among 13 semi-finalists to replace Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, it was learned Monday. Five contenders from within the Police Department told The Times they have been notified that they are among the top candidates culled from a list of 32 applicants for Gates' job.
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March 6, 2010
Lolly Vegas Redbone musician Lolly Vegas, 70, the lead singer and guitarist for Redbone, a Native American rock band that had a million-selling hit in 1974 with the bouncy "Come and Get Your Love," died in his sleep Thursday at his home in Reseda. He had lung cancer and had been in poor health since suffering a stroke 15 years ago, said the band's manager, Michael Stone. Redbone rode the tight, driving style of "Come and Get Your Love" to No. 5 on Billboard's pop singles chart, but most of the band's songs had less of a dance feel and more of a swamp-rock sound.
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March 6, 2010
Lolly Vegas Redbone musician Lolly Vegas, 70, the lead singer and guitarist for Redbone, a Native American rock band that had a million-selling hit in 1974 with the bouncy "Come and Get Your Love," died in his sleep Thursday at his home in Reseda. He had lung cancer and had been in poor health since suffering a stroke 15 years ago, said the band's manager, Michael Stone. Redbone rode the tight, driving style of "Come and Get Your Love" to No. 5 on Billboard's pop singles chart, but most of the band's songs had less of a dance feel and more of a swamp-rock sound.
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January 28, 1992 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A deputy chief who criticized Los Angeles Police Department policies during last year's Christopher Commission hearings, one of the force's highest-ranking black officers, and the former head of the DARE anti-drug program are among 13 semi-finalists to replace Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, it was learned Monday. Five contenders from within the Police Department told The Times they have been notified that they are among the top candidates culled from a list of 32 applicants for Gates' job.
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August 1, 1992
Three Los Angeles Police Department commanders have been temporarily transferred from assignments at Parker Center to fill vacancies in three of the department's four geographic bureaus. Rick Dinse, who was retired Chief Daryl F. Gates' liaison during the investigations of the Rodney G. King beating, will go the Valley Bureau to replace a retired commander who assisted the deputy chief in charge.
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July 19, 1997
Two top Los Angeles Police Department executives appealed to a panel of lawmakers Friday to allow them to keep their salaries despite recent demotions, but the three-member committee plans to consult the full City Council on the matter next week. Personnel Committee Chairwoman Jackie Goldberg said she and council members Laura Chick and Mark Ridley-Thomas had reached a conclusion about the fate of former Assistant Chiefs Ron Banks and Frank Piersol but refused to disclose it.
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July 19, 1995
Officials at the Los Angeles Police Protective League are miffed over what they call Police Chief Willie L. Williams' decision not to meet them any longer over issues concerning rank-and-file officers. League President Cliff Ruff said he received word this week from the office of Assistant Chief Ron Banks that Williams no longer would be available to meet with the league at regularly scheduled monthly meetings. From now on, Banks reportedly told league officials, he would take Williams' place.
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November 28, 1985
Santa Monica College landed four players on the 1985 All-Western State Conference football team: freshman defensive lineman David Ryan and sophomore linebacker Ron Banks and two other sophomores, offensive lineman Richard Mace and wide receiver Eddie Fletcher. Three SMC freshmen were second-team selections: running back Ken Williams, linebacker Todd Deeds and defensive back Randy Johnson.
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May 24, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gang unity meeting at a South-Central Los Angeles park turned into a tense confrontation with riot-ready police Saturday night when bystanders tried to stop what officers described as a routine arrest nearby. No violence broke out and no one was injured in the standoff, which began about 5:30 p.m. near Orchard Avenue and 88th Street. As many as 500 gang members had gathered earlier for a picnic, dance and gang truce talks at Algin Sutton Recreation Center, one block away on Hoover Avenue.
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February 27, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM
A diet of all sweets is no way to eat, and it's not the way to listen to soul music either. Sharing a '70s soul bill Friday at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim, the Stylistics, the Dramatics and the Chi-Lites had their moments, but overall the program left too much of a confectionary taste. The Stylistics and the Chi-Lites were almost exclusively dependent on their falsetto lead singers; only the Dramatics offered a rounded, balanced, satisfying sound.
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October 31, 1986 | MICHAEL SEILER and EDWARD J. BOYER, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles police laid siege for four hours at an Echo Park drugstore Thursday--only to find when they finally entered after dark that there was no sign of a supposed holdup man believed to have been holding five people hostage. What heavily armed Special Weapons and Tactics team officers discovered were the owner's wife, a clerk and two customers hiding in a storage room. Later, a suspect was taken into custody at a home in the area. Police said the incident began shortly before 3 p.m.
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