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August 3, 1986
Martin Webster, a senior partner with the law firm of Webster, Jones and Agran, has been appointed chairman of the UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisers. He has served as vice chairman since 1984, and before that as chairman of its Medical Staff Affairs Committee. Webster also is president and director of the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation of Los Angeles, which provides financial aid for eye care and research.
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September 3, 1997 | MACK REED
Caught between old colleagues and new clients in the huge Ventura County Sheriff's Department crime laboratory case, defense attorney Kevin DeNoce has been ordered to a closed-door hearing Thursday to describe what he said about the case to his former co-workers in the district attorney's office. DeNoce declared a conflict of interest on Aug.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2010 | By Stephen Glassman and Donie Vanitzian
Question: Our association's attorney shows up unannounced and regularly schmoozes on our property with, for example, the new manager, an employee of the association. Uninvited, the attorney attends board meetings, saying, "There's no charge" -- a situation approved by the board president. This attorney creates disputes where none exist and then offers to correct them. Is the attorney trespassing on our common property? Does the board breach its fiduciary duty by allowing him, of his own accord, to conduct business with our employees?
BUSINESS
November 24, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: I have been on my homeowners association board for two years. All communication between the board and the attorney goes through the association's manager before distribution to the board. I just discovered the manager has been withholding communications the attorney has written to the board. I've also found instances where the manager regularly emails the association attorney stating, "The board wants" and "The board would like you to," when in fact the board never discussed such matters.
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October 29, 2009 | Scott Glover
After months of speculation about whom President Obama will appoint as the new U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, there is growing consensus as to the most likely nominee: Andre Birotte Jr., the Los Angeles Police Department's inspector general. Neither the White House nor U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who nominates candidates to the president, would comment. But people who have worked closely with Birotte have been interviewed by FBI agents conducting background checks on the 43-year-old attorney, sources said.
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October 5, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG
Ventura County Municipal Court judges have appointed Kent Kellegrew as a Ventura County traffic trial commissioner. Kellegrew, a Thousand Oaks resident, was selected from 23 applicants for the position, in which he will hear traffic cases in Room 10 of the county courthouse. He is scheduled to be sworn in Oct. 17 and begin his new job Oct. 20. Kellegrew is currently a senior partner and trial attorney in the litigation department of the Oxnard-based law firm Nordman, Cormany, Hair and Compton.
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May 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush has announced that he will name E. Bart Daniel as U.S. attorney for the district of South Carolina, succeeding Vinton DeVane Lide. Daniel has been interim U.S. attorney there since May 1.
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March 24, 1987 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A Redondo Beach man convicted last month of assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon stabbed his attorney this morning as he awaited sentencing in a Torrance courtroom, authorities said. Investigators said John Laurence Proudfoot, 39, attacked his attorney, Kenneth Kahn, 45, after the two began arguing about his case minutes before Proudfoot was scheduled to be sentenced by Torrance Superior Court Judge Gary Hastings. A witness said the defendant stabbed the attorney with an ice pick.
NEWS
December 19, 1994
Richard Lee Rykoff, 75, a Los Angeles attorney who defended film stars in the anti-communism McCarthy era. He was educated at UCLA and Harvard Law School, where he was editor of the Law Review. After studying Japanese, Rykoff served as an interpreter and translator for Adm. Chester Nimitz during World War II. During the 1950s, the lifelong liberal lawyer defended Van Heflin, Lloyd Gough and other members of the film industry who were questioned by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1991
A defendant in court for a hearing to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial punched his attorney Wednesday and scuffled with bailiffs before the judge and additional officers subdued him. Shortly after the hearing began, the defendant, Jimmie Adams, 34, demanded that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dino Fulgoni appoint a defense attorney to replace Deputy Public Defender Donald Prigo, who was defending him.
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