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April 7, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men suspected of setting off a string of smoke bombs in Los Angeles apparently were not involved in three similar incidents in Orange County, authorities said Saturday. Spokesmen for the Santa Ana and Garden Grove police departments said Larry Wayne Mitchell, 27, a transient, and a 17-year-old youth had been cleared in three of four Orange County cases in which smoke bombs were set off.
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April 5, 1991
A 28-year-old Arleta man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges he set fire to his neighbors' house and spray-painted swastikas on the walls. Paul Myron Downing pleaded guilty in San Fernando Superior Court to eight felony charges, including arson and shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and two misdemeanors. Downing sat with folded arms as San Fernando Superior Court Judge Malcolm H.
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October 28, 1990 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block said Saturday that he rehired two white deputies who were fired last year for burning a cross in a Men's Central Jail module where members of a black street gang were housed. Block said he made the decision believing that he did not have sufficient evidence to uphold the firing of the deputies in a Civil Service Commission appeal hearing. The deputies, Brian E. Kazmierski, 26, and Richard D. Bolks, 25, were rehired in September.
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March 22, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful pipe bomb tore through the front door of a couple's home in La Verne before dawn on Wednesday, shattering windows, scattering furniture and perforating the walls with dozens of metal shards from the bomb. Tim Clark, 32, and his wife, Kathleen Fraser, 42, both of whom are educators in the La Verne area, were jolted from their bed by the blast. But despite extensive damage to their bedroom, neither sustained serious injury.
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February 9, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies are investigating allegations that a group of neo-Nazi "skinheads" in Temple City may have been responsible for burning a tiny wooden cross Thursday on the lawn of a neighboring black family. Spencer Stewart and his wife, Patricia, both RTD bus drivers, said their eldest child was leaving for school about 8:30 a.m. when he spotted the charred cross, about nine inches high, on their lawn. The cross appeared to be made of miniature toy Lincoln Logs.
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December 15, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two fired sheriff's deputies denied Thursday that they burned a cross in Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, where members of the Crips, a black street gang, were housed about two years ago. The two, Brian E. Kazmierski and Richard D. Bolks, testified at a Civil Service Commission appeals hearing that they were merely playing around when Bolks stuck two pieces of tape to a control booth window to "X-out" a swastika sign flashed by an inmate called "Red."
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December 13, 1989
The credibility of a key witness in a hearing for two fired deputies accused of burning a cross in Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail about two years ago was challenged Tuesday in the third day of testimony before a Civil Service Commission hearing officer.
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December 9, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The burning of a cross in Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail so enraged members of a black street gang that there was talk of taking a sheriff's deputy hostage in retaliation, according to letters of discharge sent to two fired deputies. "This incident may well have escalated into a full-scale riot that could have endangered lives," the letters advised Brian E. Kazmierski and Richard D. Bolks, who have appealed their discharge to the Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission. Robert J.
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December 8, 1989 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three long-term inmates testified Thursday that they saw Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies burn a cross in a section of Men's Central Jail used to house members of a black street gang. The three prisoners, Daryl Ransom, Raye Simmons and Mark Harris, were called to testify at a Civil Service hearing for two sheriff's deputies who are fighting their discharge for allegedly setting fire to a cross in a module where inmates belonging to the Crips street gang were assigned.
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August 11, 1989
Why, after a period of relative tranquility in regards to the hostage situation and the emotional upheaval aimed at the U.S., did Israel decide to send its commandos to kidnap Sheikh Abdel Karim Obeid and other members of his family and to kill two of his neighbors?
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