CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1997
A judge has refused to reduce a misdemeanor petty theft charge against a Walnut city councilman to an infraction--an offense that would have subjected him only to a fine rather than jail time, a prosecutor said. Joaquin L. Lim, 46, is accused of taking $27 worth of food and goods from a Diamond Bar Albertsons supermarket in April. He has denied the charge, saying he intended to pay for the merchandise. Prosecutors said that had Pomona Municipal Judge S.
December 19, 1993 |
President Clinton Friday helped some homeless children have a merry Christmas by inviting them to the White House and reading the'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Sitting in a rocking chair before a roaring fire, Clinton read the poem to about 140 children sitting on the floor in front of him in the state dining room. The children were from seven local public schools. Some of the children were among Washington's homeless population, White House aides said.
June 13, 1991
Carol Williams Elswick of La Verne has been appointed a commissioner of the Santa Anita Municipal Court, which covers Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte and Monrovia. Elswick was appointed by Judge Samuel Clark Moore to replace Kirk Nyby, who resigned to sail the South Pacific with his family. Elswick, 34, previously was deputy city attorney for Los Angeles and was affiliated with the law firm of Ochoa & Sillas. She graduated from USC and Loyola Law School. * Carol A.
May 18, 1986 |
Commissioner Michael Bess has been fired from the Santa Anita Municipal Court by Judge S. Clark Moore. Moore, who presides over the court and appointed Deputy Dist. Atty. Bruce Marrs to replace Bess, would not comment. But a court employee, a former court employee and a lawyer who has practiced in the court, all of whom asked not to be identified, said that the manner in which Bess treated the public had created problems. "His treatment of people was less than congenial," the attorney said.
January 18, 2004 |
Sharing the stage with an eclectic group of supporters -- including liberal activist and filmmaker Michael Moore, a former Navy secretary and several Clinton administration officials -- Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley K. Clark on Saturday drew one of the largest crowds of his campaign. Today, Clark is expected to pick up another endorsement -- that of former senator and presidential candidate George McGovern. Meanwhile, polls in New Hampshire show Clark in second place behind Howard Dean.
February 9, 1990 |
When the wind subsided Thursday, Paul Azinger breezed right through the par-5 holes. Azinger had three birdies and an eagle on the long holes en route to a four-under-par 68 that tied him with Mike Smith for the first-round lead in the Hawaiian Open golf tournament. "They were beatable today," Azinger said of the par-5 holes. "I think we got a little bit of a break playing in the afternoon. "It was gustier this morning, and blowing harder. It was just a windy day when we played."