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The State

Three owners of an adult book store in Chico were fined and put on probation for exhibiting and distributing obscene material. Chico Municipal Judge Ann Rutherford put Jack Thomas and his wife, Elida, of San Jose and Jack Posner of Saratoga on two years’ probation. Posner was fined $7,480 and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service. The Thomases were fined $1,870 each. Defense lawyer Roger Diamond said the chances were 50-50 that the convictions would be appealed. Assistant Dist. Atty. Joan Phillips called the sentences “unduly lenient.” The defendants’ Fantasyland Adult Book Store is still operating, minus copies of 22 films and eight magazines that were seized as obscene.


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