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July 21, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first Orange County man convicted under the state's anti-stalking law pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating a court order that he stay more than 10 miles away from the woman he was accused of harassing for more than a decade. James Otis Sims, Jr., 39, was convicted in January, 1992, of stalking Sandra Potter, 33, of Westminster, and was sentenced to 60 days in jail under a new anti-stalking law that went into effect one year earlier.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first Orange County man convicted under the state's anti-stalking law pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating a court order that he stay more than 10 miles away from the woman he was accused of harassing for more than a decade. James Otis Sims, Jr., 39, was convicted in January, 1992, of stalking Sandra Potter, 33, of Westminster, and was sentenced to 60 days in jail under a new anti-stalking law that went into effect one year earlier.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1988
A lawsuit filed by jail house lawyer Willie Ray Wisely seeking $10 million for harassment by Orange County Jail employes should be rewritten, a federal judge said Monday. Wisely spent seven years in the jail, where his legal prowess earned him special accommodations such as a double jail cell. He was transferred to the state prison system last December after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. U.S. District Judge William P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1993
A judge this week refused to dismiss Councilman Nate Holden's defamation and libel suit against attorney Melanie Lomax and a former aide who has accused the veteran city official of sexual harassment. Holden's countersuit came in response to a sexual harassment case filed by Lomax on behalf of Carla Cavalier, a former receptionist and field deputy for Holden. Holden has accused the pair of defaming him at a news conference announcing the sexual harassment suit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2001
In the month following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the Orange County Human Relations Commission received 24 reports of hate-related incidents involving people perceived to be from the Middle East. The commission says it had never before recorded that many cases toward that community. Given the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and the patriotic reaction to them, some residents might conclude that the high incidence is understandable. It's not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson called Wednesday for the creation of a citizen panel to look for ways of boosting the city's anemic voter turnout, months after fewer than one-fourth of the electorate took part in the mayoral election. The proposed Municipal Elections Reform Commission would explore such ideas as changing the date of city elections, offering same-day voter registration, making absentee ballots more readily accessible and conducting special elections that are vote by mail only.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Claiming his innocence, Thomas Cimino was arraigned Tuesday on 13 counts of child molestation and harassment while Orange County sheriff's detectives were trying to determine whether he is linked to similar incidents in Culver City. The San Juan Capistrano man, who is free on $100,000 bail, pleaded not guilty to the charges in South County Municipal Court and will face a preliminary hearing on July 21. He is accused of terrorizing a Dana Point neighborhood over four months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
The state attorney general's office dropped its criminal investigation into two allegations of sexual harassment against Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona, determining that one case had no merit and the other could not be substantiated, a state official said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1989 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
The spotlight turned to Preston Guillory in federal court Tuesday, with his attorneys portraying him as the innocent victim of political harassment by Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates and opposing attorneys painting him as a man forced out of law enforcement by his own irresponsibility. Tuesday was the second day of testimony by Guillory, a private investigator who is suing Gates and Anaheim officials for $5 million. The trial is in its fourth week in U.S. District Court.
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February 13, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County residents believe that crime has worsened in the past decade, but most still feel safe at home or strolling alone through their neighborhoods at night and give high marks to their local police departments, The Times Poll has found. Specifically, Orange County residents said they believe officers exercise good judgment, do not push people around and are prompt in answering calls for service.
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