October 1, 2010
Unlike the state's appellate justices, who seek voter confirmation but do not face challenges from competing candidates, trial judges on the state Superior Courts are subject to challenge every six years. Few are ever forced to the ballot, and when they are they generally prevail, as did the three Los Angeles County Superior Court judges who were challenged in the June primary. But Los Angeles voters still have a choice to make in two races in which there was no incumbent and no candidate emerged in June with a majority.
December 22, 1998
Thirty years of letters between Samuel Beckett and Alan Schneider pull back the curtain on one of the century's most significant relationships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2004 |
A 16-year-old suspected gang member was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder Thursday in the drive-by shootings of two South Los Angeles teenagers. Jaylin Underwood was tried as an adult in the Sept. 10 deaths of Quinesha Dunford, 15, and Demario Moore, 13, students at Manual Arts High School. They were hit by bullets from a passing car near Normandie Avenue and 54th Street, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Schneider.
November 30, 1989
Workmen on Monday started laying the foundation for a 16-court tennis center in La Cienega Park. The courts will be atop a 350-space parking structure that will also include a pro shop, locker rooms and community meeting rooms. The new structure will take the place of an 11-court tennis complex that once covered an abandoned reservoir on the west side of La Cienega Boulevard.
June 7, 2010
It's almost time to vote. The Times interviewed more than 70 candidates and ballot measure supporters and opponents, and studied the issues and arguments in order to offer our best recommendations. Tuesday's election includes partisan primaries for statewide offices, nonpartisan primaries for one statewide and numerous local offices including Superior Courts, five California ballot measures and many local measures. The previously published full versions of our endorsements can be viewed at latimes.
April 23, 2010
The June 8 primary ballot includes 21 candidates competing for six positions on the Los Angeles County Superior Court. That's a fraction of the court's more than 400 judges, the vast majority of whom are appointed by the governor. It's too small a number for the electorate to be able to correct any perceived political, gender or racial imbalances on the court, or to try tinkering with the proportion of prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers or civil practitioners who come to the bench. This allows voters to focus on one basic question: Which candidate in each race would make the best judge?