CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990
A judge on Thursday lashed out at two Encino lawyers for using the legal system to fight a neighborhood dispute that began in one attorney's back yard basketball court and escalated to a full-blown Superior Court battle. "You have by your conduct and by your positions as lawyers embarrassed the bar and the judicial system as a whole," Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Marvin D. Rowen told attorneys Michael Rubin and Kenneth Schild. "You have subjected the whole system to ridicule."
July 4, 1991 |
A former head of the Orange County chapter of the Jewish Defense League acknowledged Wednesday that he set up a bogus "Turn In an Illegal Alien" telephone line that has angered Latino activists. But Bruce Derflinger, who said he once received an award from the American Civil Liberties Union for his work on minority-rights issues, denied that his actions were racially motivated.
November 18, 1989 |
The failure of two federal agencies to designate a new offshore dumping site has meant a two-year delay in plans to deepen channels at the ports of Oakland and Richmond, according to a report by the General Accounting Office. The delayed projects are expected to bring $31 million in economic benefits to the Bay Area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1989 |
It resembles a Wall Street takeover battle involving one of California's largest bus companies and a major transportation planning firm. Only this time the targets are the Orange County Transit District and the Orange County Transportation Commission, which together control more than $150 million in combined budgets a year. County officials and representatives from Orange County's 28 cities are fighting each other for a controlling interest in a proposed new agency that would replace both the commission and the transit district.
January 26, 1993 |
Acting Atty. Gen. Stuart M. Gerson tried Monday to calm the dispute between FBI Director William S. Sessions and the Justice Department over a highly critical department investigation of Sessions. But even as Gerson was predicting in an interview that "temperatures should cool a little," Sessions distributed to congressional offices a two-page statement by a Texas civil rights attorney urging support of Sessions' "fight against these neo-Nazis within the Justice Department."
May 6, 1988 |
Disputes between a movie's distributor and its exhibitor rarely get a public airing. So it was unusual last week to see Richard Ingber, marketing president of the independent distributor New Century/Vista, quoted on the front page of Daily Variety. He was venting his frustration over some Southern California movie-theater operators who, after just one week's run, pulled the new fantasy-suspense-horror picture "Lady in White" from their theaters.
June 18, 1997 |
The feud between Cambodia's co-rulers--First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Second Prime Minister Hun Sen--erupted into a bloody gun battle between bodyguards loyal to each side, heightening fears in the already tense capital, Phnom Penh. With Khmer Rouge guerrilla leader Pol Pot on the run somewhere in the northern jungle, the violence in Phnom Penh could threaten a coalition government that has been unstable since the United Nations pieced it together in 1993.
April 17, 1987 |
Two of South Africa's most powerful black political organizations are locked in an increasingly murderous feud that their leaders fear could grow into a civil war. Scores of blacks have already died in the bitter rivalry between the United Democratic Front, a coalition of 700 anti-apartheid groups with more than 3 million members nationwide, and Inkatha, the 1.3-million-member, predominantly Zulu political movement led by Chief Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi.
December 6, 1996 |
A festering feud between next-door neighbors ended Thursday morning in gunfire that left a 30-year-old construction worker dying on his front lawn. Police arrested the alleged gunman, 27-year-old former Moorpark College student Christopher Charles Harbridge, as he fled the 4100 block of Helene Street in his minivan. "It was a problem waiting to happen," said a tearful John Rowe of Palmdale, the victim's older brother.
August 25, 1990 |
The government declared a state of emergency in 27 black townships Friday, giving the police broad powers to detain residents, break up gatherings and search without warrants in an effort to end factional fighting among blacks that has taken more than 500 lives in the last two weeks.