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May 3, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Pregerson may forever be known as the man who snatched a prisoner from the gas chamber. The 68-year-old judge, the son of an immigrant postal worker, became part of the somber history of capital punishment when he issued a last-minute reprieve only minutes before double murderer Robert Alton Harris was scheduled to die late last month. A shaken Harris was brought back and executed two hours later, after an irritated U.S.
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December 31, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Good morning, and let's be honest - your New Year's resolutions are probably only good for a week, maybe two. Instead of trying to give up chips and salsa or joining a gym, you would be better off aiming not to be one of the millions who will land in emergency rooms in 2014 for entirely avoidable mishaps. And I just happen to have some pointers from ER doctors who have seen it all. In November, after writing about federal judge and WWII veteran Harry Pregerson's continued good deeds for his fellow servicemen and women, I got a book in the mail from the judge's nephew, Dr. Brady Pregerson.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Harry Pregerson is a judge who does not believe that the power of the federal judiciary ought necessarily to be confined to the courtroom, or to the limits of federal law, either, for that matter. Pregerson, 64, a member of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has pounded his gavel all over town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 | STEVE LOPEZ
I was apprehensive about asking Harry Pregerson the specifics of his war injury, but apparently I didn't need to be. Pregerson, the longest-serving justice in the history of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, leveled his gaze at me in a room with several other men. "Well, you know," said His Honor, "some [unprintable] tried to kill me, and he hit me in the legs. " The judge, a U.S. Marine, was talking about what happened on April 1, 1945, when he landed at Okinawa. He stood before us, unbuckled his belt and dropped his pants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
As California's newest freeway was inaugurated Thursday morning, one of the state's oldest judges patiently listened to politicians boasting about the project he made possible. Although Interstate 105 is formally known as the Glenn M. Anderson Freeway, more than a few in the crowd said it could just as easily be called the Harry Pregerson Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001
World War II veteran and appellate court Judge Harry Pregerson of Woodland Hills has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for his commitment to helping homeless veterans through the years, authorities said Wednesday. Pregerson, who sits on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, was influential in establishing the Salvation Army's Haven Program at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, which provides housing and support services for homeless veterans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997 | PAMELA RICHARD
Harry Pregerson's humble nature belies the power of his position. As one of 28 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Pregerson can order a stay of execution for a death-row inmate or try federal cases on appeal from district courts and reverse their decisions. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Pregerson and his childhood friend, Seymour Rosen, raised ducks and pigeons at their homes in City Terrace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1986 | RONALD L. SOBLE, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court Wednesday rebuked U.S. District Judge Manuel Real, the chief federal judge in Los Angeles, for levying a $250,000 fine on an outspoken attorney for alleged courtroom misconduct. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the fine slapped two years ago on Stephen Yagman, a civil rights lawyer, declaring that the sanction constituted "an abuse of discretion" on Real's part.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Heartened that the initial environmental hearing on the proposed Raiders stadium in Irwindale drew only perfunctory opposition, promoters of the project say they hope to proceed with it by summer. Testimony at a hearing held Monday night on preparation of an environmental impact report for the stadium project lasted only 42 minutes. Some environmentalists said they feared the project would misuse recreational land in the Santa Fe Dam basin of the San Gabriel River.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Disturbed because women and racial minorities have not benefited as much as expected from the $2.5-billion Century Freeway project, federal Judge Harry Pregerson has appointed two groups of management consultants to study the problems and recommend solutions. This is the first time in the 16-year history of the Century Freeway litigation that outside experts have been brought in.
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July 3, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was no surprise to those who know Judge Harry Pregerson to hear him reel off his concerns for Los Angeles as he prepared Monday to swear in James K. Hahn as mayor: affordable housing for working families, child care, job training, "the plight of the homeless and the dispossessed." In his 36 years as a judge in Los Angeles, Pregerson has fought hard to address such concerns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2001
World War II veteran and appellate court Judge Harry Pregerson of Woodland Hills has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for his commitment to helping homeless veterans through the years, authorities said Wednesday. Pregerson, who sits on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, was influential in establishing the Salvation Army's Haven Program at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, which provides housing and support services for homeless veterans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2000 | LINDA DEUTSCH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Judge Harry Pregerson strolls into one of four shelters he oversees, wearing his signature cowboy hat and western belt buckle, there's an air of familiarity. "It's the judge," one resident says, standing with a cluster of the formerly homeless. "You know the judge, don't you?" Most of them do. "I get so charged up coming out here," Pregerson says. "I meet some of the best people I've met in my life this way." Pregerson, a judge on the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1997 | PAMELA RICHARD
Harry Pregerson's humble nature belies the power of his position. As one of 28 judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Pregerson can order a stay of execution for a death-row inmate or try federal cases on appeal from district courts and reverse their decisions. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Pregerson and his childhood friend, Seymour Rosen, raised ducks and pigeons at their homes in City Terrace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
As California's newest freeway was inaugurated Thursday morning, one of the state's oldest judges patiently listened to politicians boasting about the project he made possible. Although Interstate 105 is formally known as the Glenn M. Anderson Freeway, more than a few in the crowd said it could just as easily be called the Harry Pregerson Freeway.
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June 28, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Apparently eager to speed the pace of executions, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized Arizona officials to kill a man in March, even though federal appeals court judges were still considering whether to grant a stay that would have prolonged his life, according to a blistering opinion released in San Francisco by two of the judges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Appointment of a "special master" to run the complex, $2.5-billion Century Freeway project was recommended Thursday by special court-appointed consultants. James Hunt, project manager for the accounting and management consulting firm of Price Waterhouse, told federal Judge Harry Pregerson that a special master is needed to end the "years of bureaucratic paralysis" that have plagued the project. Pregerson presides over a 1981 consent decree under which the huge project, which includes a 17.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Good morning, and let's be honest - your New Year's resolutions are probably only good for a week, maybe two. Instead of trying to give up chips and salsa or joining a gym, you would be better off aiming not to be one of the millions who will land in emergency rooms in 2014 for entirely avoidable mishaps. And I just happen to have some pointers from ER doctors who have seen it all. In November, after writing about federal judge and WWII veteran Harry Pregerson's continued good deeds for his fellow servicemen and women, I got a book in the mail from the judge's nephew, Dr. Brady Pregerson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harry Pregerson may forever be known as the man who snatched a prisoner from the gas chamber. The 68-year-old judge, the son of an immigrant postal worker, became part of the somber history of capital punishment when he issued a last-minute reprieve only minutes before double murderer Robert Alton Harris was scheduled to die late last month. A shaken Harris was brought back and executed two hours later, after an irritated U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Appointment of a "special master" to run the complex, $2.5-billion Century Freeway project was recommended Thursday by special court-appointed consultants. James Hunt, project manager for the accounting and management consulting firm of Price Waterhouse, told federal Judge Harry Pregerson that a special master is needed to end the "years of bureaucratic paralysis" that have plagued the project. Pregerson presides over a 1981 consent decree under which the huge project, which includes a 17.
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