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May 28, 1998
Santa Monica resident David Ganezer hopes to revive the defunct daily Outlook--and he's asking his fellow residents to join his quest. The lawyer plans to issue a challenge today, asking for pledges for subscriptions of at least a year to a new Outlook that he hopes to unveil this summer. He has already re-registered the Outlook's trademark, which was abandoned by La Jolla-based Copley Press Inc. after it unexpectedly closed the newspaper March 13. After that, he hopes to secure financing.
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August 18, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 35-year-old pedestrian as he walked across the street in Studio City on Saturday night, police said. The victim, a Santa Monica man whose name has not been released, was walking northbound across Ventura Boulevard at Fairway Avenue about 11:45 p.m. when he was struck by a white Mercedes driving east, police said.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes sped away and police were still searching for the suspect Sunday morning, said Officer Bill McConnell of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.
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NEWS
September 22, 1985
A Santa Monica man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of David A. Bellet, 22-year-old manager of the AM-PM Mini Mart at 332 Pico Blvd. Bellet, of Palms, died of massive head injuries Tuesday at Santa Monica Hospital. Santa Monica Police Sgt. Dick Tapia said Namon Lavon Tompson, 25, was taken into custody by Santa Monica police officers Thursday in the 2500 block of Ocean Park Boulevard and booked on suspicion of murder and robbery.
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December 19, 2009 | By Michael Finnegan
Police have arrested a Santa Monica man for allegedly soliciting the murder of a former business partner in the aftermath of a bitter court fight, according to authorities and court documents. Paul Harwood, 54, was arrested Wednesday at his apartment, where investigators had served a search warrant and found evidence of the plot and a small amount of cocaine, authorities said. Police declined to name the intended victim. According to court documents, Harwood and a longtime friend had formed a trucking business in Fontana three years ago. The company made arrangements for trucking companies to park their rigs overnight in yards where the freight can be kept safe from theft during long hauls around the country.
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March 5, 1995 | MATHIS CHAZANOV
For years, Louis Sneh had been going back to the little station at Seeshaupt, Germany, where he and 3,000 other slave laborers riding a freight train to oblivion were freed by the advancing soldiers of Patton's 3rd Army. "It was like my second birthplace," said Sneh, 67, of Santa Monica. But he had never told his story to anyone there until last April, when a casual question gave him a visible role in a debate over how Seeshaupt should deal with Germany's Nazi past.
NEWS
May 7, 1989
A Santa Monica man was shot by sheriff's deputies Saturday after he allegedly tried to ram their patrol car near the Sybil Brand Institute for Women in East Los Angeles, the Sheriff's Department said. John Sipp, 27, was treated for a minor gunshot wound to the foot and then booked for assault with a deadly weapon after a short pursuit that began when deputies saw Sipp using narcotics in a car in the jail parking lot, Deputy Detta Roberts said. Sipp drove his car into a dead end, then made a U-turn toward the patrol car, prompting deputies to open fire, she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1986
A 19-year-old Santa Monica man died early Saturday of injuries suffered when the speeding sports car in which he was a passenger collided head-on with two cars during a drag race on Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles police said. Kyle Vredenburgh, was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he died of severe head injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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May 24, 1989
Eric Lillie's parachute opened perfectly after he jumped off a construction crane on an 18-story Los Angeles office building early Tuesday, but his landing was rough--two police officers were waiting for him. "The officers were just passing by when they saw this guy jump off the building," said Sgt. Jeff Hanson. "The only question was whether he was wearing a parachute." The officers cited the 23-year-old Santa Monica man for trespassing, then went back to the station to go over the books to see if Lillie broke any other laws.
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August 18, 2013 | By Eryn Brown
A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 35-year-old pedestrian as he walked across the street in Studio City on Saturday night, police said. The victim, a Santa Monica man whose name has not been released, was walking northbound across Ventura Boulevard at Fairway Avenue about 11:45 p.m. when he was struck by a white Mercedes driving east, police said.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes sped away and police were still searching for the suspect Sunday morning, said Officer Bill McConnell of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division.
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May 4, 1989
A Santa Monica man has been charged in Utah with running a telephone "boiler room" that used promises of discount vacations to defraud credit-card holders. The two-count complaint alleges that Edward Kane was among several people who from June through August of 1984 helped manage Sunsets Unlimited, a Utah-based travel club in reorganization bankruptcy. To sell club memberships, Salt Lake City Prosecutor William Ryan said, Kane helped set up a boiler room office "equipped with multiple telephone hookups and a sales staff of telephone solicitors."
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April 30, 2004 | Regine Labossiere, Times Staff Writer
After surviving hours treading water off Newport Beach and a subsequent media maelstrom, diver Dan Carlock has a refreshed outlook on life -- and some pained feelings for his scuba buddies. Carlock, 45, had been diving Sunday morning when he surfaced from the 60-degree water to find himself left behind 12 miles off the coast. Hours later, a troop of Boy Scouts who had been sailing for the weekend spotted him and pulled him aboard their boat.
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January 25, 2003 | Jia-Rui Chong, Times Staff Writer
A Santa Monica resident whose neck is tattooed with the bar code of the Red Bull energy drink was found guilty in Los Angeles Friday of raping a 17-year-old prostitute in Hollywood in May. Prince Kumar Ram Justice, 26, was convicted of oral copulation, kidnapping, rape and sodomy after a six-day trial, in which jurors were told he threatened the victim with a knife after picking her up near Hollywood and Cahuenga boulevards.
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November 8, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Monica man who survived the flaming crash of a Singapore Airlines jet in Taiwan last week filed suit in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday, blaming the pilot for the mishap. John Diaz, 50, an executive with the Internet music company MP3.com, is the first victim to sue over the crash that killed 82 people. Diaz charged in his complaint that the pilot of the Los Angeles-bound flight acted recklessly when he took off from a runway closed for reconstruction during a driving rainstorm.
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November 1, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
John Diaz remembers thinking he needed to find his passport, wallet and carry-on bag. Then he thought: "What do I need my bag for? I'm dead anyway." But in the midst of fire and smoke and screams, he grabbed it. "I saw people die. I saw some things I'd rather not talk about," he said Tuesday night from a Taipei hotel after the crash of a Singapore Airlines jumbo jet in Taiwan. "All this jet fuel was being sprayed around like balls of fire.
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August 19, 2000 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Secret Service has arrested a man claiming to be a member of a radical fringe group on suspicion of calling in bomb threats to the Democratic Convention and a newspaper, culminating a three-day, high-tech investigation, authorities said Friday. Lawrence David Meyers, 56, a self-employed publisher, was arrested Thursday night at his Santa Monica apartment.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1998
Santa Monica resident David Ganezer hopes to revive the defunct daily Outlook--and he's asking his fellow residents to join his quest. The lawyer plans to issue a challenge today, asking for pledges for subscriptions of at least a year to a new Outlook that he hopes to unveil this summer. He has already re-registered the Outlook's trademark, which was abandoned by La Jolla-based Copley Press Inc. after it unexpectedly closed the newspaper March 13. After that, he hopes to secure financing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1989
A Santa Monica man who was convicted of operating a $1.3-million marketing scam that promised customers a free motorcycle simply for test driving it was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison. Joseph Samuel Filippo, 42, had pleaded guilty to three counts of mail fraud stemming from the telemarketing operation, which defrauded an estimated 4,000 people throughout the country. Assistant U.S. Atty. David Katz said Filippo promised customers that they could win title to a new $1,000 motorcycle just by driving it, filling out a marketing questionnaire and mailing in $348 for shipping and promotional charges.
NEWS
July 13, 1995 | SUSAN STEINBERG
A 35-year-old homeless man was shot and wounded early Wednesday in an altercation with eight suspected gang members on a Santa Monica beach, police said. The victim, whose name has not been released, underwent surgery for a single gunshot wound to his chest, said officials at UCLA Medical Center. His condition was not made available after the surgery. Immediately after the 1:50 a.m. shooting, Santa Monica police arrested three adults and five juveniles, including three young women, said Sgt.
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