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June 21, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Cooke won the lawsuit but feels as if he lost the war. With the $5.3 million he received from the city of Los Angeles and two engineering consulting firms, Cooke bought a 1992 Mercedes-Benz. He, his wife and their two children recently moved into a five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style home in Villa Park, and Cooke feels secure about the family's financial future. But that is not enough.
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March 12, 2009 | From A Times Staff Writer
James Cook, whose unhappy divorce led him to help write California's pioneering joint custody law three decades ago, died of natural causes Feb. 21 at a nursing facility in West Los Angeles. He was 85. In 1974, when Cook and his wife divorced, he asked for shared custody of their son but the law favored mothers as the primary custodian, with limited visiting rights for the father. "The judge thought it was preposterous," Cook told Time magazine in 2001.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2009 | From A Times Staff Writer
James Cook, whose unhappy divorce led him to help write California's pioneering joint custody law three decades ago, died of natural causes Feb. 21 at a nursing facility in West Los Angeles. He was 85. In 1974, when Cook and his wife divorced, he asked for shared custody of their son but the law favored mothers as the primary custodian, with limited visiting rights for the father. "The judge thought it was preposterous," Cook told Time magazine in 2001.
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May 10, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
After the H.M. Bark Endeavour pulls out of port today, with cannons firing and sails billowing, Dick Grebeta of Simi Valley will have the experience of a lifetime. He'll wake at the crack of dawn, he'll scrub and scrape paint, he'll hoist hefty sails, and he'll sleep crammed in like a sardine for five days--just as they did 230 years ago. "He hasn't been sleeping at night, it's so exciting," said his wife, Sally. As the replica of Capt.
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March 24, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To his supporters, Westminster Police Chief James Cook belongs to a rare breed of leaders whose blend of practicality and creativity brings out the best in his crew, resulting in innovative programs that are copied throughout the United States. To critics, he is a pusher of limits who is continually walking a fine line between what's legal and what's moral, between what is effective and what is fair. The chief sees himself as a little of both.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1999 | MATT SURMAN
After the H.M. Bark Endeavour pulls out of port today, with cannons firing and sails billowing, Dick Grebeta of Simi Valley will have the experience of a lifetime. He'll wake at the crack of dawn, he'll scrub and scrape paint, he'll hoist hefty sails, and he'll sleep crammed in like a sardine for five days--just as they did 230 years ago. "He hasn't been sleeping at night, it's so exciting," said his wife, Sally. As the replica of Capt.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
Construction has begun on the $1-million restaurant portion, to be known as Th'eater, at the $14-million Theatre Center being developed at 514 S. Spring St, by the Los Angeles Actors' Theatre, Bill Bushnell, artistic/producing director. The center was designed by architect John Sergio Fischer. Th'eater was designed and is being developed by 514 South Inc., whose president is James Cooke, also the designer and co-owner of the First Street Bar & Grill in Claremont.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A man accused of raping and killing a University of Delaware student, whose body was discovered in her burning apartment, was found guilty in Dover. James E. Cooke, 36, broke into Lindsey M. Bonistall's apartment in 2005, then raped and strangled the 20-year-old sophomore before placing her body in a bathtub and setting the fire, prosecutors said.
WORLD
June 7, 2006 | From Reuters
A military court cleared three British soldiers of manslaughter Tuesday in the death of an Iraqi youth who drowned in a canal. The soldiers, who arrested Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali as a suspected looter in the southern Iraqi city of Basra in May 2003, had been accused of forcing him to swim in a canal to punish him. The youth could not swim and died, prosecutors said.
REAL ESTATE
February 17, 1985
Richard F. Panos was installed as president of the Pasadena & Foothill chapter of the American Institute of Architects at the group's annual dinner at the Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena. Installed with him were Richard M. Hennessy, vice president; John K. Grist, secretary, and Ray Zieglar, treasurer. New directors are Del Beckhart, Douglas Mooradian, James F. Cooke, Peter G. Kudrave and the immediate past president, Carl D. Gaede, along with Michael Stone, associate director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To his supporters, Westminster Police Chief James Cook belongs to a rare breed of leaders whose blend of practicality and creativity brings out the best in his crew, resulting in innovative programs that are copied throughout the United States. To critics, he is a pusher of limits who is continually walking a fine line between what's legal and what's moral, between what is effective and what is fair. The chief sees himself as a little of both.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Cooke won the lawsuit but feels as if he lost the war. With the $5.3 million he received from the city of Los Angeles and two engineering consulting firms, Cooke bought a 1992 Mercedes-Benz. He, his wife and their two children recently moved into a five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style home in Villa Park, and Cooke feels secure about the family's financial future. But that is not enough.
SCIENCE
August 24, 2007 | Amber Dance, Times Staff Writer
In any language, Sonja Elen Kisa was depressed. The world was overwhelming, and the thoughts that swirled through her mind in French, English, German or Esperanto echoed that. So Kisa, 28, a student and translator in Toronto, decided to create her own language, something simple that would help clarify her thinking. She called it Toki Pona -- "good language" -- and gave it just 120 words. "Ale li pona," she told herself. "Everything will be OK."
REAL ESTATE
March 17, 1985
N. Richard Lewis, president of the Los Angeles advertising/public relations agency bearing his name, was named Professional of the Year for 1984 by the Los Angeles chapter, Society for Marketing Professional Services. The first non-design firm representative to win the award, Lewis received the designation at the Biltmore during the organization's annual Leonardo Awards Banquet, which he conceived four years ago.
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