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September 2, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Los Angeles has been shaken by allegations that City Councilman Mike Hernandez bought and used cocaine, a Municipal Court jury 30 miles away in Pomona is hearing a criminal case against a lesser-known local lawmaker. That case centers on Walnut City Councilman Joaquin Lim and this central question: Did he shoplift $27.39 worth of groceries?
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September 3, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A jury took a scant 45 minutes Tuesday to acquit Walnut City Councilman Joaquin A. Lim of charges that he shoplifted $27.39 worth of groceries from a Diamond Bar supermarket in April. Lim, 46, expressed relief upon hearing the decision in Pomona Municipal Court. The misdemeanor case was keenly watched in the San Gabriel Valley city where Lim two years ago became the first Asian American elected to the City Council. "I need rest. This whole thing has been such a nightmare for me," Lim said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A jury took a scant 45 minutes Tuesday to acquit Walnut City Councilman Joaquin A. Lim of charges that he shoplifted $27.39 worth of groceries from a Diamond Bar supermarket in April. Lim, 46, expressed relief upon hearing the decision in Pomona Municipal Court. The misdemeanor case was keenly watched in the San Gabriel Valley city where Lim two years ago became the first Asian American elected to the City Council. "I need rest. This whole thing has been such a nightmare for me," Lim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Los Angeles has been shaken by allegations that City Councilman Mike Hernandez bought and used cocaine, a Municipal Court jury 30 miles away in Pomona is hearing a criminal case against a lesser-known local lawmaker. That case centers on Walnut City Councilman Joaquin Lim and this central question: Did he shoplift $27.39 worth of groceries?
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November 17, 1995
It's not official, but with all the ballots finally counted in the Diamond Bar and Walnut from the Nov. 7 city council elections, only a handful of votes separate the winners from the losers. In Diamond Bar, pro-growth candidate Carol Herrera garnered a dozen more votes than Don Schad, a growth opponent. Results show that Herrera and Bob Huff, another pro-growth candidate, came out on top, with 1,614 and 2,233 votes respectively.
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July 30, 1997
A judge has refused to reduce a misdemeanor petty theft charge against a Walnut city councilman to an infraction--an offense that would have subjected him only to a fine rather than jail time, a prosecutor said. Joaquin L. Lim, 46, is accused of taking $27 worth of food and goods from a Diamond Bar Albertsons supermarket in April. He has denied the charge, saying he intended to pay for the merchandise. Prosecutors said that had Pomona Municipal Judge S.
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February 5, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
A developer hoping to build 268 homes and a golf course in the San Gabriel Valley city of Walnut won a victory in court this week, but the future of the project remains unclear. Superior Court Judge David P. Yaffe ruled that the Walnut City Council's request for additional environmental studies on the project had been "an abuse of discretion" because the development had been approved by a previous council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1997
A Walnut city councilman is facing a charge of petty theft after he allegedly left a Diamond Bar grocery store last month with groceries he failed to pay for and was stopped by store security guards. Joaquin Lim, 46, a first-term council member, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge stemming from the April 24 incident.
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May 25, 1997
A Walnut city councilman is facing a charge of petty theft after he allegedly left a Diamond Bar grocery store last month with groceries he failed to pay for and was stopped by store security guards. Joaquin Lim, 46, a first-term council member, has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge stemming from the April 24 incident.
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March 1, 2009 | Cara Mia DiMassa
The campaign to bring the NFL back to Southern California made a small but significant step forward over the last week, but officials admit they are still in the early stages of building an $800-million stadium in the city of Industry. The Industry City Council voted 5 to 0 on Thursday to approve the stadium environmental impact report, despite objections from some neighboring communities.
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April 13, 2011 | By Andrew Blankstein, Ching-Ching Ni and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
He called himself the "supreme commander. " From a storefront in Temple City decorated to look like a military recruiting center, David Deng raised an army of more than 100 Chinese nationals and claimed they were members of an elite U.S. special forces unit, authorities said. Together, they marched in local Chinese New Year parades and even received a special military tour in uniform at the USS Midway museum in San Diego. Chinese-language newspapers ran photos of the troops with prominent community leaders.
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February 12, 2004 | K. Connie Kang and David Pierson, Times Staff Writers
In a testament to the changing makeup of the Southland, a report released Wednesday found that for the first time, Asian Americans now constitute at least half the population of seven Los Angeles County cities. In 1990, only Monterey Park had an Asian majority. But according to the study by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Asians now make up 61% of the population in Cerritos, 58% in Walnut, 52% in Rowland Heights and 50% in San Gabriel, San Marino and Rosemead.
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