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March 17, 1989
John P. Scripps, scion of the veteran newspaper family who as a youth added to the Scripps Howard empire by investing in a small newspaper that grew to a chain, has died. Scripps, who was also a noted yachtsman and a breeder and owner of race horses, died Wednesday night of heart failure at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, the company announced Thursday. He was 76, had been ill for three weeks and was recovering from pneumonia.
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July 9, 1991 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN
A 31-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 360 days in a work-release program for cocaine possession, battery and resisting arrest in an incident that began when he was caught in the women's restroom of a Ventura bar and tried to flee wearing green underwear over his head. To serve his sentence, David Scripps Ladow of Ventura will live at a minimum security facility at Camarillo airport and will be released only to report to work.
NEWS
September 14, 1989
Rep. Bob Lagomarsino has been quoted as describing environmentalists' proposals to protect all of Sespe Creek from development as "ridiculous." The congressman has, we believe, a genuine interest in protecting our Ventura County backcountry. What is happening is that the local population at large is actively demonstrating that they feel this protection ought to be increased. A Ventura County Star-Free Press poll at the County Fair found 77% (of nearly 900 polled) in favor of "barring dams on the entire creek."
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November 13, 1996 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oxnard Public Library has decided not to stock copies of the little-known book "There's a Fish in the Courthouse" nearly one month after it was praised by a City Council candidate but then blasted by critics as being anti-Semitic. The book, written and self-published by Gary L. Wean, was considered by the librarians to be inaccurate, "lacking in credibility and badly organized with confused, rambling and incoherent" writing style, said Cathy Thomason of the library's public services program.
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October 10, 1985 | HERBERT A. SAMPLE, Times Staff Writer
Three Ventura County police agencies and the U.S. Postal Service have formed a task force to investigate two recent pipe bomb incidents intended for narcotics detectives in the western part of the county. The more recent incident occurred Monday when a powerful pipe bomb arrived in the mail at the home of a Ventura County sheriff's undercover narcotics detective. The device was defused by sheriff's bomb squad members after the detective's wife notified her husband of the unexpected package.
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June 29, 1990 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All this week, Carolie Jensen has been running an unusual ad in the lost and found column: "FOUND--Steer, Creek Road, Ojai . . . Call ASAP." The Black Angus wandered into the Ojai ranch where Jensen leases pasture for a few horses, and she has been wondering why nobody claimed it. Thursday afternoon she realized she was giving want ad readers a bum steer. "It's a cow," ranch manager Clif Simonson said after taking a good look at the roving bovine.
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October 28, 1990 | THIA BELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ojai Valley News Publisher Darrow (Duke) Tully is leaving the paper to become president of a daily newspaper group in the Boston area in January. The former publisher of Arizona's two largest daily newspapers gained notoriety in 1985 when he resigned after a county attorney revealed that Tully had fabricated a 30-year career as a decorated Air Force combat pilot. Tully apologized to the Pentagon for masquerading as a war hero. He spent the next five years with Wick Communications Inc.
NEWS
November 17, 1988 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer
The 6-foot wall of wood pilings blocking Ventura Harbor's waterfront promenade serves notice to strollers that the Ventura Yacht Club is off-limits. And that's exactly how it's going to stay, say club leaders, who this week scrapped plans for a major expansion rather than agree to city requirements for a public path through their back yard.
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December 17, 2006 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Egg kingpin Julius Goldman founded the world's largest egg ranch here in Southern California, ruffling a few feathers along the way. At its peak in the 1970s and '80s, Egg City produced 2 million eggs a day, laid by 3.5 million hens. It also exuded a major stink that offended noses in much of Ventura County. Earlier this month, the Shekell fire near Moorpark ravaged 13,600 acres, destroying five houses as well as the large egg factory, which had been abandoned since 1996.
NEWS
October 23, 1996 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
You never forget your first brush fire. The way the acrid smoke infuses your clothes and hair and lingers for days. The way the heat washes over you as you watch the flames leap over new subdivisions and freeways, the way the wind shoves the firestorm over the mountains across the canyons all the way to the water line. The way the animals dart from the brush into unfamiliar streets, fur smoking, feathers fluttering as they skitter to the ground in a deathly dance.
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