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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 21-year-old woman filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday charging that she was molested repeatedly by a male instructor and a guard while in custody at the California Youth Authority's Ventura School in Camarillo. The woman, who has since been transferred to Humboldt County, charged that she was coerced into posing in pornographic videos made by former instructor Bradley Gardner.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2000 | MEG JAMES and MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Caltrans Director Jose Medina, under fire for his handling of an Orange County toll road deal, on Tuesday for the first time defended his decision to quietly settle a lawsuit that postponed improvements to the notoriously snarled Riverside Freeway.
NEWS
February 2, 2000 | MEG JAMES and MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Caltrans director Jose Medina, under fire over his handling of an Orange County toll road deal, defended for the first time Tuesday his decision to quietly settle a lawsuit that postponed improvements to the notoriously snarled Riverside Freeway.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2000 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush plans to sue one of France's richest men over his role in the purchase of the assets of ill-fated Executive Life Insurance Co.
SPORTS
December 25, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
After spending four days at the four-star, $300-a-night Loews Hotel in Santa Monica and practicing at Santa Monica College, Stanford has moved to the four-star, $289-a-night Beverly Hilton and begun closed practices at USC. The Cardinal decided to come to Southern California a week early because their campus was closed for the holidays and they would have been living out of a hotel anyway.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1999 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for California immigrants who allege they were charged steep hidden fees to wire money to Mexico filed a new class-action lawsuit against Western Union, MoneyGram and Orlandi Valuta in an effort to circumvent a federal injunction that had blocked their original cases from moving forward.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis announced Tuesday that California has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to block extensions for offshore oil leases that could eventually be used to dramatically expand production off the Central Coast. The lawsuit demands that the state be allowed to scrutinize the 36 disputed oil tracts prior to any federal actions.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1999 | Edmund Sanders
Banks operating in California are expected to go to court today to prevent cities from passing laws that restrict how much banks can charge non-customers for using their automated teller machines. The legal showdown--which follows similar battles raging in Connecticut and Iowa--was spurred by a newly approved city ordinance in Santa Monica that would regulate ATM fees charged by banks within the city limits. The law is expected to take effect next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County stands to recoup $1.2 billion in the wake of a court ruling that requires the state to repay California counties up to $25 billion in property taxes that have been wrongly shifted to public schools since 1991. Though Orange County did not join 54 other counties in the lawsuit, local officials are confident it will not be excluded from a payout. "The bottom line is that it doesn't matter whether we were a participant or not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Whenever Neil Simon doesn't feel enough inspiration to write a full play, it seems, he writes a few one-acts, and sets them in a hotel: "Plaza Suite," "California Suite" and "London Suite" all follow the pattern. He has even released "Hotel Suite," in which one-acts from the others are combined into something passing as new. "California Suite," set in the Beverly Hills Hotel, is the current offering by the Conejo Players.
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