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May 14, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Chatsworth residents who filed suit last month over a municipal courthouse planned for their neighborhood may be banned from serving on a committee to help design the $51.5-million project. County officials are debating the membership of the committee, and the head of Los Angeles Municipal Court says she has been advised by a county attorney not to appoint members of the Chatsworth Homeowners Committee because of the pending litigation.
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December 16, 2000 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors have approved spending $12.3 million to buy the site of the future Chatsworth courthouse, despite longstanding opposition from residents of neighborhoods nearby. The $51.5-million courthouse will primarily serve residents of the West Valley, who now must go to Van Nuys or San Fernando for court business. The board voted 4 to 1 Tuesday after hearing more than two hours of testimony from opponents, who argued that the new courthouse should not be built near their residential neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new U.S. courthouse with a $293-million price tag is being proposed for downtown Los Angeles, headquarters of the largest and busiest federal court district in the nation. The existing courthouse on Spring Street, a historic landmark built during the Depression, no longer meets the space needs of its judicial tenants, according to a recent study. And the space crunch is only expected to worsen in the next decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new U.S. courthouse with a $293-million price tag is being proposed for downtown Los Angeles, headquarters of the largest and busiest federal court district in the nation. The existing courthouse on Spring Street, a historic landmark built during the Depression, no longer meets the space needs of its judicial tenants, according to a recent study. And the space crunch is only expected to worsen in the next decade.
NEWS
December 16, 2000 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
OPINION
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1992 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A group of Chatsworth residents who filed suit last month over a municipal courthouse planned for their neighborhood may be banned from serving on a committee to help design the $51.5-million project. County officials are debating the membership of the committee, and the head of Los Angeles Municipal Court says she has been advised by a county attorney not to appoint members of the Chatsworth Homeowners Committee because of the pending litigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors have approved spending $12.3 million to buy the site of the future Chatsworth courthouse, despite longstanding opposition from residents of neighborhoods nearby. The $51.5-million courthouse will primarily serve residents of the West Valley, who now must go to Van Nuys or San Fernando for court business. The board voted 4 to 1 Tuesday after hearing more than two hours of testimony from opponents, who argued that the new courthouse should not be built near their residential neighborhood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan by Supervisor Mike Antonovich to find $2 million to $3 million in this year's county budget to complete plans for a new courthouse in the Antelope Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2009 | Victoria Kim
Most judges in Los Angeles County have opted to give up a day's pay to help fill a budget shortfall that has led to monthly court closures and furloughs, according to a report submitted Monday. While other Superior Court employees were subject to mandatory furloughs beginning last month, judges were spared because of a constitutional provision that says judicial officers' salaries cannot be reduced during their term. Instead, the court set up a fund so that judges could donate a day's pay every month to help sustain court operations.
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