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February 22, 1991 | SONNI EFRON
The Orange County district attorney asked an appeals court Thursday to rule on whether judges must allow public access to pretrial conferences in criminal cases. The case pits a Superior Court judge and the county public defender's office against the district attorney and the county's two major newspapers. The policy dispute began in January, when Judge John J. Ryan took over the criminal-calendar courtroom, where almost all criminal cases are either settled or sent out to trial.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1991 | SONNI EFRON
The Orange County district attorney asked an appeals court Thursday to rule on whether judges must allow public access to pretrial conferences in criminal cases. The case pits a Superior Court judge and the county public defender's office against the district attorney and the county's two major newspapers. The policy dispute began in January, when Judge John J. Ryan took over the criminal-calendar courtroom, where almost all criminal cases are either settled or sent out to trial.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan refused Friday to back off from his newly announced policy of holding pretrial conferences on criminal trials behind closed doors, and lashed out at prosecutors for implying that he was trying to hide something from the public or crime victims. The district attorney's office, however, joined by the two leading newspapers in the county, plans to carry its fight against Ryan to the 4th District Court of Appeal next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan refused Friday to back off from his newly announced policy of holding pretrial conferences on criminal trials behind closed doors, and lashed out at prosecutors for implying that he was trying to hide something from the public or crime victims. The district attorney's office, however, joined by the two leading newspapers in the county, plans to carry its fight against Ryan to the 4th District Court of Appeal next week.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1986
Booke & Co. named John J. Ryan executive vice president and general manager of its Los Angeles office. Booke is a major public relations firm based in New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Selection will begin next month for a new jury that will recommend whether a man convicted of murdering three Anaheim hospital employees should face death or life in prison without parole. Deputy Dist. Atty. Bruce Moore told Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan that the new phase to determine the fate of Dung D. Trinh, 46, would take three days. The original jury deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of life in prison without parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2003
John J. Ryan, the county's director of mental health, told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that drug addicts who want to enroll in treatment in the coming year may face a waiting list. The Proposition 36 program allows certain nonviolent drug offenders to receive treatment rather than jail sentences. But many counties have been spending more on treatment than they have received from the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2002
A third jury will be asked to determine the fate of Dung D. Trinh, the man convicted of killing three people during a 1999 shooting rampage at West Anaheim Medical Center. Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan refused a defense counsel request Thursday to sentence Trinh to life in prison without parole. Two previous juries deadlocked on Trinh's sentence, one with a majority favoring death, the other favoring a life term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1993
The April 2 sentencing hearing for convicted embezzler Stephen A. Wagner will be postponed, according to attorneys in the case. Wagner, who is in custody in the Central Men's Jail, pleaded guilty in December to embezzling nearly $4 million from Newport-Mesa Unified School District over a decade. Wagner was the school district's chief financial officer. Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan has asked that defense and prosecution attorneys meet to determine a new sentencing date, said Deputy Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1990
Orange Coast College is seeking nominees for its Alumni Hall of Fame, which honors former students who have achieved success in their careers. Nominees must have enrolled in their first OCC classes no later than 1981 and are not required to be graduates of the college. Past inductees include novelist Clive Cussler, baseball pitcher Dan Quisenberry, neurosurgeon James T. Goodrich and Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan.
NEWS
February 12, 1987
Theodore Frank, who wrote in his prison diaries that he derived pleasure from torturing children, was given a death sentence for the second time for the kidnap-murder of a 2-year-old Ventura County girl. "Mr. Frank does have a mental illness," Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan said, but Frank "had the capacity to appreciate what he was doing."
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