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May 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Gold Club owner Steve Kaplan bought protection from the Gambino crime family during the 1980s and met with boss John Gotti and Gotti's son at least once to talk about it, Kaplan's cousin testified Wednesday. Kaplan, on trial on charges of racketeering related to the Atlanta strip club, bought cars for a Gambino associate in exchange for the mob's protection of nightclubs he owned, said the cousin, David Alwais, who also identified himself as a former Gambino associate.
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December 17, 2003 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
A pilot who died when his twin-engine Cessna crashed into a Claremont home last weekend was identified Tuesday as Steve Kaplan, an award-winning film and television composer whose music was featured on "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." Kaplan, 45, of Malibu, died Sunday evening while attempting an emergency landing. A 25-year veteran of the music industry, he was on his way to Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga to rehearse with the school's jazz bands for a winter concert.
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December 17, 2003 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
A pilot who died when his twin-engine Cessna crashed into a Claremont home last weekend was identified Tuesday as Steve Kaplan, an award-winning film and television composer whose music was featured on "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." Kaplan, 45, of Malibu, died Sunday evening while attempting an emergency landing. A 25-year veteran of the music industry, he was on his way to Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga to rehearse with the school's jazz bands for a winter concert.
NEWS
May 17, 2001 | From Associated Press
Gold Club owner Steve Kaplan bought protection from the Gambino crime family during the 1980s and met with boss John Gotti and Gotti's son at least once to talk about it, Kaplan's cousin testified Wednesday. Kaplan, on trial on charges of racketeering related to the Atlanta strip club, bought cars for a Gambino associate in exchange for the mob's protection of nightclubs he owned, said the cousin, David Alwais, who also identified himself as a former Gambino associate.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
A Louisiana man has been released from death row, becoming the 300th prisoner nationwide to be freed after DNA evidence showed he was innocent. Of those 300 prisoners, 18 had been on death row, according to lawyers from the New York-based Innocence Project. "It feels good. I'm still processing it," said Damon Thibodeaux, 38, when reached by phone in New Orleans. A Jefferson Parish judge overturned his murder conviction Friday and ordered Thibodeaux released after 16 years in prison, 15 on death row. The decision was one of several recent exonerations across the country.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2007 | Jessica Guynn, Times staff writer
The Young Turks who made their mark as early backers of Facebook Inc. have raised a second investment round more than four times as large as their first, signaling their growing clout as an alternative to venture capitalists on Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road. Founders Fund Management, led by a quartet of wealthy and connected entrepreneurs behind such success stories as online payment service PayPal Inc.
NEWS
June 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A key prosecution witness in the trial of an Atlanta strip club owner appeared to damage the government's case when he testified that none of the club's cash was earmarked for the Gambino crime family. Former Gold Club manager Thomas "Ziggy" Sicignano described owner Steve Kaplan as a multimillionaire who often carried tens of thousands of dollars in his sweatsuit. But he testified that he knew of no club proceeds going to the mob.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1999
As a psychiatric social worker who recently retired from the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department after 17 years of service, it is my impression that Steve Kaplan is being wrongly targeted for punishment following the breakdown of the merger between the Public Social Services Administration and Behavioral Health. Steve researched the options quite carefully and in fact proposed that Behavioral Health become free-standing from the Health Care Agency as a first choice before considering a merger of the two agencies.
SPORTS
June 14, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Gary Jabara, the founder of a Newport Beach wireless communications company, is the leader of one of three groups believed to remain in the running to buy the San Diego Padres. Steve Kaplan, principal at Oaktree Capital in Los Angeles, also heads a group pursuing the Padres. Jabara and Kaplan join the family of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley as the apparent finalists for the Padres. The involvement of Jabara and Kaplan was confirmed by two people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to comment on it. The three Padres finalists are all based in Los Angeles or Orange County, not San Diego.
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March 21, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has decided to use a $300,000 windfall in fees collected from convicted drunk drivers to hire three staff members and purchase extra office equipment for a counseling program to help the offenders. The extra $300,000 came as a result of improved collection procedures approved last year by the county Corrections Services Agency, said Steve Kaplan, director of the county's alcohol and drug programs.
SPORTS
September 15, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The $65-million purchase of the Denver Nuggets by two Chicago businessmen has been delayed, according to Denver City Atty. Steve Kaplan. "It's taking longer than expected," Kaplan said Thursday, "but still moving forward. The dates have slipped." Chicago businessmen Peter Bynoe and Bertram Lee were to have closed the deal today, buying the team from Houston businessman Sidney Shlenker. The purchase would make them the first black owners of a major sports franchise.
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October 28, 2001
A glut of hungry deer are making landings and takeoffs difficult at a rural northern Sonoma County airstrip. A herd of eight deer seem content to nibble grass along the edge of the runway at the Sea Ranch airstrip, often blocking the path of moving planes. "It's pretty amazing," said pilot Steve Kaplan. "The deer just stand there and watch you roll by, or they prance across the runway, oblivious that something is coming toward them."
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