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LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS

La Jolla confidential

Five old friends gathered on Girard Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 26, to mark the fourth anniversary of the passing of former Chula Vista homicide detective Tom Basinski.

In 2006, Basinski — who later served as an investigator for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office — published “No Good Deed,” a true-crime book about cracking the murder case of David Stevens, whose charred remains were found — with two bullet holes in the head — in his incinerated car on Dec. 23, 1998 in La Jolla.

Former homicide detectives Tony Johnson and Bob Conrad, along with former “Newsweek” editor Tom Matthews, former County probation officer Bill...

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