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April 11, 1993 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long before she gunned down her son's accused molester in court and at once became a heroine of this Gold Rush country and an emblem for crime victims nationwide, Ellie Nesler learned some harsh lessons of life here from her mother and grandmother. Rely on yourself, she was told, because a woman in the Mother Lode must often go it alone. Trust in the Lord but pack a pistol just in case. And do not seek trouble--but if trouble finds you, strike first.
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November 25, 2009 | By Robert Faturechi
Despite being more famous than any other judge at the criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Lance Ito's courtroom is the hardest to find. Each courtroom is adorned with a placard at the door naming its presiding judge. But Ito's placard holder stays woefully empty. Since the judge became a household name more than a decade ago presiding over the O.J. Simpson murder trial, his placard has been stolen time and again. He's tried replacing it, he's tried gluing it, but the darn thing just keeps disappearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The man accused in the largest mass murder in Orange County history pleaded not guilty Wednesday to shooting and killing eight people at a Seal Beach beauty salon, including his ex-wife. Scott Evans Dekraai, wearing a mustard-yellow jumpsuit, his hands handcuffed in front of him, said nothing during his brief arraignment before a courtroom crowded with emotional family and friends of the victims of the Oct. 12 shooting spree at Salon Meritage. Dekraai was kept behind a barrier during the hearing at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana and did not look at the crowd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A San Diego County Superior Court judge has agreed to resign after being censured by the Commission on Judicial Performance for a pattern of intemperate behavior toward lawyers and defendants. Judge DeAnn M. Salcido agreed to resign immediately to avoid formal proceedings against her that could have led to her ouster. The resignation becomes effective within five days, according to an agreement signed by the judge and lawyers for the commission. Salcido was appointed to the bench in 2002 by then-Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2010 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman wearing several identification badges was grabbed by a sheriff's deputy in a downtown L.A. courtroom and pushed hard against a wall with her arms pulled behind her before being handcuffed, according to eyewitnesses. Sheriff's officials have launched an internal affairs investigation into why the deputy detained and handcuffed Vania Stuelp, a deputy public information officer. Stuelp, who sought medical treatment after the incident, has filed a complaint about the deputy's actions, sources said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charlotte Austin stood in court Friday and looked right at the five gang members who fired 11 bullets into the body of her 13-year-old daughter. "You took my child and shot her like she was an animal!" she shouted, her words carrying the strain of the past three angry, painful years. "Your souls are going to hell." But as she spoke, two of the men laughed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1986 | DAN MORAIN and MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writers
As crime-victim advocates and lawyers debated the impact of his act, Los Angeles resident Jack Spiegelman was freed on $25,000 bail Friday after being charged with the courtroom shooting of a man accused of murdering his daughter. And as word spread of the dramatic Thursday shooting, people began offering Spiegelman unsolicited moral and financial help, while some crime-victim advocates worried that the incident might give their movement a bad name.
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August 15, 2012 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Which designers does Hillary Rodham Clinton wear? An interviewer in Kyrgyzstan got the equivalent of the hand when he asked the secretary of State that question during a panel discussion in December 2010. Clinton's response: "Would you ever ask a man that question?" Her comment went viral Tuesday -- way after the fact -- when Boston Review posted that snippet from the interview on its Tumblr page . What's especially cringeworthy about this exchange is that just moments before, Clinton had addressed a young lawyer's question about how women could succeed in today's world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1986
County Supervisors Ed Edelman and Mike Antonovich, Sheriff Sherman Block and dozens of top Los Angeles County court officials officially launched the first phase of the county's experimental night court in a Los Angeles Municipal courtroom Monday afternoon. Reportedly the first of its kind in the nation, the program is aimed at easing the crush of criminal cases that have tied up court dockets for years. Under the plan, the Municipal courtroom and three Superior courtrooms will be open from 7 a.
NEWS
November 20, 1986
A new modular courtroom has been added to West Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1633 Purdue Ave. The courtroom for Division 99 is just north of the courthouse and is designated as a misdemeanor trial court with Judge John H. Reid presiding. The court also has opened a clerical facility in Westchester at 8710 Lincoln Blvd. to handle traffic violations.
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