CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1987
I am both disgruntled and disheartened with various groups, albeit with good intentions, who are decrying the way in which the INS is handling the amnesty program. This outpouring of negativism may convince many people not to come forward and apply out of fear--fear which is totally unwarranted. Now that I have retired as supervisory immigration judge, I can voice my opinion as a private citizen and comment upon my experience as an attorney. I have represented many aliens at the legalization offices in downtown Los Angeles, Sepulveda and Pomona.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994
Troubled teen-ager Christopher Golly was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he shot his father to death and then ambushed Los Angeles police with a military-style rifle, killing rookie Officer Christy Lynne Hamilton, the county's top medical examiner said Thursday. Golly killed his father, called police to his Northridge home by calling 911 to report the slaying, and then opened fire on them before ultimately killing himself early Feb. 22.
February 13, 1990
Ralph (Casey) Shawhan, whose career as a journalist involved nearly every newspaper in Los Angeles and whose work as a publicist touched both films and television, died over the weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz. The former police and general assignment reporter for the Herald Express, the Examiner, the Mirror and the Los Angeles Times was 87 when he died Saturday.
October 11, 1992
Re the "First Person" article by Jim Wright, "A DMV Policy that Endangers Us All" (Sept. 9): Wright states that his father failed a test to renew his license because of two near accidents during the 30-minute behind-the-wheel examination. The examiner explained the appeals process and suggested his father drive home and think about his options. Wright's concern was that his father was allowed to drive away from the Department of Motor Vehicles after failing the test. Before his father received notice to turn in his license, he was involved in one more accident, which sent two people to the hospital.
April 20, 2010 |
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which filed the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, violated its own risk-management rules with the knowledge of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a bankruptcy examiner said Monday. "We found that the SEC was aware of these excesses and simply acquiesced," Anton Valukas, the Lehman examiner, said in testimony to be presented in Washington tomorrow on policy issues arising from his 2,200-page report on Lehman‘s downfall. Valukas is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Financial Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 |
The fan who fell to his death Sunday at Candlestick Park during the Packers-49ers game has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner as 32-year-old Kevin Hayes of Hayward. Hayes died after falling from an elevated pedestrian walkway, although results from an autopsy are still pending, the medical examiner's office said Monday. Hayes fell to the sidewalk at 1:03 p.m. as he was walking on the overpass, which leads from the parking area to the stadium, said San Francisco police Lt. Laura Knight.
March 17, 2010 |
The bankruptcy of Lehman Bros. in September 2008 is widely seen as the event that kicked the financial meltdown into high gear. So it makes sense that the report released last week by Lehman's bankruptcy examiner should stand as the one indispensable analysis of how Wall Street almost brought the U.S. economy crashing down. The uncompromising report should put to rest the self-serving claims by Lehman's ex-Chairman Richard S. Fuld that the firm was destroyed by rumors, short selling, stock manipulation and an unwarranted loss of confidence by clients and trading partners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2001 |
An "X-Files" follower? Terri Merryman, a former anchor at KCAL-TV Channel 9, told the media Web site http://www.ronfineman.com that she once received a phone call "from a younger woman who claimed I was trying to steal her husband." How? By sending psychic messages "to him through the television set to meet me after the newscast." More from the psychic coldline: Mike Sharkey of Ventura came upon a newspaper ad for a psychic who specialized in "perditions."
December 20, 1992
Regarding "Between the Lines," (by Wanda Coleman, Three on the Town, Nov. 8): Let me see if I have this straight. You want me to feel outraged for you because in order to get something for nothing you had to wait in line? Forget it! To receive a cash allowance, food stamps and free medical care, waiting in line is worth it. The Russians you equated yourself with wait in line for a potato. I worked as a welfare examiner for five years, and I can attest to the fact that most of the people who are in line drop in without an appointment.
July 7, 2013 |
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Earlier that day, Margaret Reed wondered how she should react. Should she clap as the hearses carrying the 19 firefighters rolled past? Salute? Or stand solemnly and quietly on the sidewalk, filled with thoughts and prayers for their families? Reed and her husband sweated in 100-degree heat with others in downtown Phoenix as they awaited the procession for the Granite Mountain hotshot firefighters. It was to begin at the Maricopa County medical examiner's office, pass through the small mountain highways and towns that the men died protecting, and stop where many had grown up, in Prescott, Ariz.