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November 18, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who asked a rape victim to dinner after sentencing her attacker to life in prison may have acted unethically, prosecutors have alleged. Judge John D. Harris may have violated judicial ethics when he suggested the victim meet him at a West Los Angeles restaurant for what she said he described as a date, according to an Oct. 24 letter from Assistant Dist. Atty. Michael Tranbarger.
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November 18, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who asked a rape victim to dinner after sentencing her attacker to life in prison may have acted unethically, prosecutors have alleged. Judge John D. Harris may have violated judicial ethics when he suggested the victim meet him at a West Los Angeles restaurant for what she said he described as a date, according to an Oct. 24 letter from Assistant Dist. Atty. Michael Tranbarger.
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SPORTS
June 17, 1995
Blustery Al Davis' city yo-yoing is an obvious bargaining ploy. He's just putting up a big Frontiere. STAN KAPLAN Garden Grove It used to be Al Davis said, "Just win, baby." Now it's "Just whine, baby." CHUCK HILL Van Nuys Just leave, baby. JOHN D. HARRIS Los Angeles
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March 22, 1986
UCLA's latest NIT accomplishment--getting zapped by the Anteaters from Irvine--indicates that the current coaching situation is hazzardous to the health of the basketball program. With 14 losses this season, will the schedule-makers be able to find enough teams that the coach will agree to play? JOHN D. HARRIS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1998
On the June 2 ballot there are four contested races for seats on the Los Angeles Superior Court. The Times recommends the following candidates: Office No. 22: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alexander Williams III Williams is a 14-year veteran of the Superior Court, an experienced and able jurist. He is recalled as a standout, courtly and entertaining, by jurors who have served in his courtroom. The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. rates him "well qualified."
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December 10, 1988 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
Chris DeRose, an animal rights leader who along with two other activists conducted a hunger strike while jailed on a trespassing charge, was released from Los Angeles County Jail early Friday. DeRose, president of Last Chance for Animals, had been sentenced to 45 days on a conviction stemming from a protest against animal experiments at UCLA. He was released after serving eight days.
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November 18, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who asked a rape victim to dinner after sentencing her attacker to life in prison may have acted unethically, prosecutors have alleged. Judge John D. Harris may have violated judicial ethics when he suggested that the victim meet him at a West Los Angeles restaurant for what she said he described as a date, according to an Oct. 24 letter from Assistant Dist. Atty. Michael Tranbarger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1998
These are The Times' recommendations for nine statewide ballot initiatives and state and Los Angeles County nonpartisan races being decided in Tuesday's election. On all but two issues we recommend "No" votes. Propositions Proposition 219. Application of Ballot Measures: NO. This corrects a non-problem, requiring that all statewide ballot measures be applied uniformly to localities. This issue came up only once and absolutely does not need a ballot measure. Proposition 220.
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February 20, 2004 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Judge John D. Harris will automatically be reelected on March 2 to another six-year term on the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench despite allegations disclosed Thursday that he had invited a rape victim to dinner after she testified in his courtroom. Harris, who is running uncontested, also asked out lawyers, made sexual comments to court staff and lied to investigators, according to the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
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March 30, 2005 | Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writer
In a rare public admonishment, a state oversight panel has scolded a former Los Angeles County judge for making inappropriate comments and asking women in his courtroom out on dates. Superior Court Judge John D. Harris once asked a rape victim -- whose trial he had presided over -- to have a private dinner with him, according to the Commission on Judicial Performance.On another occasion, Harris pulled lawyers aside to thank them for selecting an attractive female juror, the panel said.
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March 31, 1996 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about humiliating. There he was, Herman B. Santos, attorney at law, with a snazzy new business card, a sober court wardrobe, his very first client--and a few things to learn. It was his first solo case out of law school. A simple divorce. But somehow, he had screwed up. His client was screaming at him on the phone. She was furious. And rightfully so. The documents he had prepared--for a $1,000 fee--had been rejected by a court clerk as inadequate. "You don't know what you're doing!"
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