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June 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge who expressed disgust over conditions in the Men's Central Jail has ordered the creation of an expert panel to supervise reforms at the facility. The order released Monday by U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson gives the panel 60 days to develop a comprehensive plan including "immediate measures for improvement" for the nation's largest county jail. He called overcrowding there "not consistent with basic human values" after touring the jail in May.
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December 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Commission voted Monday to rent paddle boats at the 26-acre lake in the Sepulveda Basin, but delayed action on a plan to charge a $5 launch fee for private boat owners using the lake. By a 4-0 vote, the commission approved the paddle boat rental operation at Lake Balboa Park, to be run by parks department personnel. The boats will rent for $10 an hour or $7 per half hour.
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May 6, 2008 | Diane Haithman
Longtime Los Angeles art dealer G. Ray Hawkins, known for a pioneering photography gallery that represented the first of its kind in Los Angeles, has been sentenced to federal prison for tax crimes. Hawkins, of Beverly Hills, was sentenced late last month by United States District Judge Dean D. Pregerson to spend 12 months and one day in prison for participating in a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. The art dealer was ordered to serve 36 months on supervised release upon completing his prison sentence and was ordered to pay $35,042 in restitution to the IRS. -- Diane Haithman
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December 8, 1998
Preservationists appeared in federal court Monday in another attempt to block further demolition of historic buildings at the old Long Beach Naval Station. Two major structures, including the tower of the administration building that served as Pacific Fleet headquarters before World War II, were demolished Nov. 24. Other buildings are scheduled for demolition in the coming weeks. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson said he would issue a written ruling on the preservationists' request.
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September 28, 2000
Thomas O'Donnell, San Bernardino County treasurer-tax collector from 1987 to 1998, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for accepting bribes. O'Donnell, 67, of Carlsbad, is the latest defendant to be sentenced in a San Bernardino County corruption case involving four former top officials and three businessmen. U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson also fined O'Donnell $5,000 and ordered him to pay $7,158 in restitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2000
The City Council is slated to vote Monday on whether to continue to support construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension through the western part of the city. Half of the eight-member council was not in office the last time the body endorsed the project, which would link the San Bernardino Freeway with the Foothill Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1999
A group of San Gabriel Valley cities and associations filed a friend of the court brief in federal court Friday seeking the completion of the Long Beach Freeway extension. Lawyers for the group argued in the brief that an extensive review of the project was conducted and that South Pasadena's proposed alternative was rejected on it merits. The coalition includes the cities of Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Duarte and San Marino. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998
A federal judge denied bail Thursday for the owner of a Hollywood Boulevard check-cashing establishment accused of brutally beating a customer to recover what he claimed was a $15,000 debt. U.S. District Court Judge Dean Pregerson agreed with a federal magistrate's earlier ruling that Norik Satamian, 47, posed a threat to the community. Satamian, owner of A & H Satamian, was indicted along with his son, Armen, 25, and son-in-law, Karen Tony Manukian, 26, last month on federal extortion charges.
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June 13, 2000
A Sun Valley man was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for turning his Rottweiler dog on an African American man at a local gas station and then smashing the man's car windshield with a beer bottle. Rick Lynn McConnell, 38, also was ordered to pay restitution to his victim, Robert Gable, for the shattered windshield. Gable was not bitten by the dog. McConnell pleaded guilty earlier to two misdemeanor counts of violating Gable's constitutionally protected rights. U.S.
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November 21, 1998
A federal judge's tour of the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension scheduled for Friday was rescheduled for Dec. 3, officials said. U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson said earlier in the week that he wanted to visit the corridor before ruling on a request from South Pasadena for a preliminary injunction that would stop further preparations for freeway construction. But logistical problems led officials to delay the tour.
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