CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991 |
An environmental study reviewing the impact of a municipal courthouse proposed for a Chatsworth industrial park concludes that the project would have few negative effects on surrounding residential neighborhoods. But opponents of the courthouse contended Tuesday that the report whitewashes crucial issues, such as buffer zones and alternative sites for the courthouse.
December 16, 2000 |
The new federal budget that won final approval Friday in Congress provides a record level of funding for lawmakers' pet projects, including money to begin building a new federal courthouse in Los Angeles and to renovate the federal office building in Santa Ana. A taxpayer group Friday projected that the so-called pork easily would surpass last year's record of 4,326 projects throughout the nation, which cost $17.7 billion. An aide to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2003 |
The U.S. Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed Orange County Superior Court Judge James V. Selna to serve on the federal court for the Central District of California. Selna, 58, was appointed in 1998 to Orange County Superior Court, where he heard business, environmental, antitrust and construction-defect cases. He also served on the General Civil Panel and on the North Panel at the North Justice Center, where he heard primarily criminal matters.
December 3, 1995 |
A hush falls over the 60 women at a rally of ex-wives on a grassy field behind the Federal Building in Westwood. A 5-year-old girl at the podium haltingly recites a poem addressed to her father. She asks why he doesn't send money anymore. The women in the crowd, clutching their children and flickering candles in Dixie cups this balmy night, are there to call for enforcement of child-support laws against ex-husbands they say are uncaring about their own children.
December 22, 2001
The dreary county courthouse on Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles will soon be renamed for the late Justice Stanley Mosk. But California owes the 1950s block edifice--and Mosk--more than a new nameplate. The building needs fixing. Earthquake damage and asbestos are just two long-standing problems. And that building is just one problem among many of the Los Angeles Superior Court's 59 courthouses, from Santa Monica to Whittier.
December 30, 1999
Fighting Fire With . . .: "Did you ever see how they fight these big fires out here [in Southern California]? They use these huge water-dropping planes. They fly over the fire, a door opens under the belly and the water drops out. It's the same technique Southwest uses with the luggage." (Jay Leno) Packing a Wallop: "Since courthouses in Los Angeles and Orange counties have had airport-like security, marshals have found lawyers carrying guns.