January 19, 1986
Johnson Development Co., based in Newport Beach with an office in San Diego, has announced plans to build more than $40 million worth of new housing in San Diego County over the next 12 months. Willow Brook, a community of 51 single-family detached houses in Escondido, is scheduled for completion this month. The two- and three-bedrooms homes, ranging in size from about 1,000 to 1,300 square feet, will be priced from $94,500 to $109,900. The company values the project at $5.2 million.
March 29, 1989
Guard Mike Schad, a former first-round draft choice who didn't start a game for the Rams in three years, signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. Schad becomes the ninth unprotected free agent to leave the team since Feb. 1. Schad, drafted as a tackle but later converted to guard, was the 23rd pick in the 1986 draft but never performed as a first-rounder.
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August 30, 2005 |
A Rancho Cucamonga attorney who in April 2003 posed as a Homeland Security employee so he could buy a discounted airline ticket at John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Monday was sentenced to 81 months in federal prison. James Davis, 51, had been convicted of impersonating a federal agent, carrying a gun onto an airplane, tax evasion, witness tampering and other federal charges.
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July 17, 1988 |
When Mario Rojas began teaching two Spanish classes in Inglewood High School's summer school program recently, he wasn't aware the school didn't have the money to pay him. While Rojas and his charges conjugated verbs, Principal Lawrence Freeman was out "begging," as Freeman calls it.
August 3, 1987 |
Top draft choice Rod Bernstine is only $25,000 away from signing a Charger contract, his agent said Sunday. "Listen, $25,000 a year, that's beer money to NFL teams," Ralph Cindrich said. But it's a lot of money to the Chargers, Cindrich said. Asked if Bernstine would be signed any time soon, he said: "It doesn't look very good. "(Bernstine) has shown his commitment to the organization. Do you know how many first-round rookies show up for preseason drills? Not many, but he did.
January 4, 1987 |
The Senior Bowl has snared a record 10 players from the University of Alabama, including All-American linebacker Cornelius Bennett. Senior Bowl Director Eric Tillman said also slated to play in the Jan. 17 all-star game from Alabama are quarterback Mike Shula, wide receiver Al Bell, center Wes Neighbors, linebacker Wayne Davis, nose guard Curt Jarvis, placekicker Van Tiffin, defensive backs Freddie Robinson and Britton Cooper and wide receiver Greg Richardson.
July 16, 1995 |
Two decades of excellence collided when Crenshaw High basketball players from the 1970s squared off with players from the '80s during an alumni all-star game July 8. The event was held to kick off the Willie West Alumni Basketball Tournament. Under the guidance of 24th-year Coach Willie West, Crenshaw has won an unprecedented 14 City Section titles and six state championships.
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May 15, 1999 |
A young man apparently bent on suicide leaped to his death in front of a subway train at Pershing Square on Friday afternoon in what officials said was the first fatality caused by one of the Red Line trains. Described only as a Latino in his early 20s, the man had been standing alone on the underground platform near 5th and Hill streets when he jumped into the path of a westbound train traveling about 30 mph, the officials said.
August 28, 1985 |
"We're not finished yet." That has been the rallying cry of Charger owner Alex Spanos after many of the transactions that have enriched his team's roster this summer. But Spanos was close to amending that statement to reflect a deep sense of frustration Tuesday afternoon after a rare, face-to-face meeting with an athlete and his agent.
August 8, 1986 |
Herschel Walker may be on his way to Dallas, but don't expect much USFL help to be on its way to the Chargers. The Chargers received more than their share of USFL refugees last year when they signed Gary Anderson, Trumaine Johnson and Tim Spencer. They still have negotiating rights to wide receivers Clarence Collins and Scott Fitzkee and quarterback Ed Luther, who was with the Chargers for five seasons before playing for the USFL's Jacksonville Bulls last year.