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March 8, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 35 to 40 African American and Latino inmates scuffled in lockups Monday in Santa Clarita and Van Nuys courthouses, authorities said. Two inmates at Van Nuys Superior Court were treated for minor injuries as a result of a five-minute fight at about 11:30 a.m., said Sgt. Robert Stoneman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. One man was cut over his left eye in a three-minute battle at a court lockup in Santa Clarita that occurred around 10:30 a.m.
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July 19, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Although the start on construction of the West Valley's first county courthouse was delayed many years, work now underway is several months ahead of schedule, officials said Tuesday. The $65-million Superior Court, the third Superior Court building in the San Fernando Valley, should be completed by April, said Gene Frey, project superintendent with Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co., the courthouse builder. Completion had originally been scheduled for next summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1997 | BILL BOYARSKY
Gone but not forgotten, the O.J. Simpson trials, criminal and civil, continue to haunt the media and the legal system. High-minded critics figured they would go away. But the trials were such a defining moment for press, bench and bar that commentators measure each sensational case against the Simpson standard. The Simpson case's high ratings intensified television's craving for hot trials. Please, say news directors, appealing to the great god of news, make this case another Simpson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ
After a fierce battle last year to secure a new $79-million federal courthouse, Santa Ana City Council members are scheduled Tuesday to approve a $15,000 contract with lobbyist and former Democratic Rep. Jerry Patterson for past and future work on the project. The city's coordinator on the project, Jill Arthur, said the contract includes payment to Patterson for lobbying work he did last year on Santa Ana's behalf to win the courthouse for the city.
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August 16, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of debate, a county panel has tentatively selected a developer to build the multimillion-dollar Antelope Valley Courthouse, Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced Thursday. The decision to begin negotiations with Birtcher, a Laguna Niguel-based development company, still must be approved by the Board of Supervisors in a vote expected Aug. 27.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1998
Residents opposed to construction of a South County courthouse in the community will meet tonight with county Supervisor Thomas W. Wilson. Residents formed Citizens for a Safe Rancho Santa Margarita to oppose the project, citing concerns that a courthouse would draw criminals to the community. The county recently set aside about $5 million for a courthouse to replace an overcrowded complex in Laguna Niguel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to file a lawsuit against a consortium of insurance companies that have refused to pay to help repair the earthquake-damaged San Fernando Courthouse. The county has accused the insurance companies of failing to negotiate in good faith because the companies have balked at paying the county's $12.1-million damage claim on the building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1996 | TIM MAY
The San Fernando City Council is encouraging residents and merchants to participate in a write-in campaign to get the state to speed up resolution of the dispute between insurers and Los Angeles County over earthquake repairs at the San Fernando Courthouse. The courthouse, which has been closed due to damage caused by the 1994 Northridge quake, was a major source of business for San Fernando merchants.
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March 7, 1990
Eight employees were hospitalized and the Torrance courthouse closed for more than two hours Tuesday after a security guard trying to remove a floor stain mistakenly mixed chlorine and ammonia, creating hydrochloric acid fumes that filled the five-story building. The guard was trying to remove stains in a first-floor hallway of the courthouse on Maple Avenue at 10:30 a.m. when he poured the two cleaning agents into a bucket, said Chris Crawford, administrator of the South Bay Municipal Court.
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October 25, 1994
The courthouse in San Fernando, damaged extensively in the January earthquake, will reopen in April, Superior Court officials said as bidding began Monday on the first phase of a multimillion-dollar rebuilding job. Officials had hoped that the four-story building would reopen by March, but problems with federal disaster officials and insurance adjusters pushed the target date back about six weeks, according to Judge Judith Ashmann, supervising judge of San Fernando Superior Court.
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