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July 9, 1987
John Nowak, 35, has been named city manager, succeeding Allen Brice Stephenson, who retired June 30. Nowak has been assistant city manager since April, 1986. A New York native with a master's degree in public administration from West Virginia University, Nowak held city and county positions in Tennessee and was assistant city manager in Lancaster before coming to San Marino. The City Council has also appointed Capt.
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August 30, 2008 | Richard Winton and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writers
"CSI" came to San Marino on Friday. Dozens of investigators armed with shovels, cadaver-sniffing dogs, ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech tools descended on a corner of the mansion-studded community not used to such intense police activity. San Marino has been thrust into a starring role in a bizarre case involving a Boston man with numerous aliases, a body found in the backyard of a house and a long-forgotten missing persons case. Authorities on Friday went to a Lorain Road house looking for buried bodies and other evidence.
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August 7, 2004 | Anna Gorman and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Detectives secretly taped famed USC medical researcher William French Anderson's conversations with a girl who alleges that he sexually molested her, law enforcement sources said. Anderson also sent a series of responses to e-mails sent by the girl at the direction of investigators, sources said.
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August 7, 2004 | Anna Gorman and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Detectives secretly taped famed USC medical researcher William French Anderson's conversations with a girl who alleges that he sexually molested her, law enforcement sources said. Anderson also sent a series of responses to e-mails sent by the girl at the direction of investigators, sources said.
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August 30, 2008 | Richard Winton and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Times Staff Writers
"CSI" came to San Marino on Friday. Dozens of investigators armed with shovels, cadaver-sniffing dogs, ground-penetrating radar and other high-tech tools descended on a corner of the mansion-studded community not used to such intense police activity. San Marino has been thrust into a starring role in a bizarre case involving a Boston man with numerous aliases, a body found in the backyard of a house and a long-forgotten missing persons case. Authorities on Friday went to a Lorain Road house looking for buried bodies and other evidence.
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April 25, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was asking last week for a federal investigation into the death of Pasadena barber Michael James Bryant, an inquiry had been under way for two days, a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Saturday.
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February 25, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dismissal of a rookie San Marino police officer may hurt prosecutors' efforts to convict four men charged with kidnapping a 3-year-old boy and trying to extort $1.5 million for his safe return. And what exactly threatens the prosecution's case? Thirty minutes. San Marino Police Officer John Crook was fired by his police chief after allegations that he falsified a time card by 30 minutes.
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July 12, 1999 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
Police Capt. Arl Farris has resigned to become the chief of the San Marino Police Department. Farris has served Los Alamitos since 1980, when he began his law enforcement career as a police cadet.
NEWS
April 18, 1991
The San Marino Police Department is going Hollywood, landing a part in the upcoming remake of the movie "Father of the Bride," starring Steve Martin. The City Council last week decided to allow Touchstone Pictures, which will release the film, to use San Marino's Police Department emblem in the movie, which is expected to open at Christmastime. The department emblem will be used on police cars and uniforms. City Atty.
NEWS
June 23, 1994
A reward fund of slightly more than $20,000 has been established for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the June 5 slayings of two teen-agers. David Hang, 14, and Dennis Buan 18, were slain and seven others wounded at a graduation party. Call the San Marino Police Department at (818) 300-0720. Identities of informants will be protected.
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February 25, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The dismissal of a rookie San Marino police officer may hurt prosecutors' efforts to convict four men charged with kidnapping a 3-year-old boy and trying to extort $1.5 million for his safe return. And what exactly threatens the prosecution's case? Thirty minutes. San Marino Police Officer John Crook was fired by his police chief after allegations that he falsified a time card by 30 minutes.
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April 25, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was asking last week for a federal investigation into the death of Pasadena barber Michael James Bryant, an inquiry had been under way for two days, a Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman said Saturday.
NEWS
July 9, 1987
John Nowak, 35, has been named city manager, succeeding Allen Brice Stephenson, who retired June 30. Nowak has been assistant city manager since April, 1986. A New York native with a master's degree in public administration from West Virginia University, Nowak held city and county positions in Tennessee and was assistant city manager in Lancaster before coming to San Marino. The City Council has also appointed Capt.
NEWS
August 15, 1993
Retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. John Thurman has been named Sierra Madre's interim police chief. Thurman, 58, replaces Chief I. E. (Bill) Betts, who retired Aug. 6 after 17 years as head of the 20-officer department. During his 90-day temporary stint, Thurman will evaluate Police Department operations and help select the permanent chief. A former commander at the Altadena sheriff's station and a past custody commander at the Peter J.
NEWS
October 28, 1993
In an effort to create safer neighborhoods, city and law enforcement officials will recruit residents to Neighborhood Watch programs at a community meeting tonight sponsored by the San Marino Police Department. Police Chief Frank Wills, Mayor Eugene Dryden, City Manager Keith Till and a Fire Department representative are scheduled to attend. Officials will explain how Neighborhood Watch programs work during a question-and-answer session. Sixteen blocks in the city have Neighborhood Watch groups.
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