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April 17, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson can only hope that the coming election brings him better news than did his tax man: The Republican candidate for governor had to pay $50,476 in income taxes by Monday's deadline, according to copies of his tax returns. Wilson's payment stemmed from taxes owed on the late-1989 deferred sale of properties owned by his wife, Gayle, the senator's campaign spokesman, Bill Livingstone, said.
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April 2, 2011 | By Hector Becerra and Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
A prominent attorney who was hired by Vernon to do an independent audit of its scandal-tainted City Hall criticized city officials for misleading him into cooperating with a promotional ad he thought was a newspaper story. The ads, which appeared in several newspapers this week, show two photos of former state Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp and include an interview in which he discusses the report he was commissioned to write about the industrial city south of downtown Los Angeles.
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NEWS
January 12, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Bearing down for all he can on the popular issue of political ethics, Democratic candidate for governor John K. Van de Kamp taunted GOP rival Pete Wilson on Thursday to return more than $200,000 in honorariums he was paid for speeches and articles. Van de Kamp filled the air with excited political slogans at a Sacramento press conference, calling the money "dishonoraria" and saying it amounts to a "corrupt charade" on Californians.
NATIONAL
April 13, 2008 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors have long been shielded from lawsuits brought by people who were wrongly convicted. Even if a defendant is later shown to be entirely innocent, the prosecutor who brought the charges cannot be held liable for the mistake. The Supreme Court has ruled that "absolute immunity" is needed so that prosecutors -- and judges -- can do their jobs without fear of legal retaliation. But a California case that the high court is considering taking could open a back door for such lawsuits.
NEWS
July 9, 1989
Madera County Jail Correctional officers have broken the law by carrying firearms and strip-searching inmates, Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp has concluded. In an opinion released Friday, Van de Kamp said corrections officers cannot use tear gas, search inmates or carry guns without the sheriff's permission. Madera Corrections Director Al Hahn denied that his officers use tear gas, and said that they only carry guns when transporting prisoners.
NEWS
May 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
With the state primary election less than a month away, the independent California Poll reported that Dianne Feinstein holds a slight lead over John K. Van de Kamp in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The poll, based on interviews May 1-8 with 631 registered Democrats, found that 39% favored the former San Francisco mayor and 36% were for the state attorney general. Pollster Mervin Field said the race is still volatile; 24% of those polled reported being undecided.
NEWS
June 19, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The so-called "clean government initiative" proposed by Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp has qualified for the statewide election in November. Secretary of State March Fong Eu placed the proposition on the ballot after 684,200 signatures on initiative petitions were verified--89,000 more than needed.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
United Airlines Names Proposed Directors: Former Fed Chairman Paul A. Volcker and the former head of the nation's third-largest banking company would sit on the new board of United Airlines' parent after an employee buyout, documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. Volcker and John F. McGillicuddy, who retired as head of Chemical Banking Corp., were among nine of 12 prospective directors listed in the documents. John K. Van de Kamp, former L.A.
NEWS
April 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, has endorsed Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp for governor, along with 10 other candidates in the June 5 primary. About 400 delegates at a convention of the group's Committee on Political Education put their seal of approval on Democratic incumbents Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy, Secretary of State March Fong Eu and Controller Gray Davis. They also endorsed Kathleen Brown for treasurer, Los Angeles Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2004 | Joy Buchanan, Times Staff Writer
After two terms as state attorney general and a run for governor, John Van de Kamp will become president of the State Bar of California this month. While other lawyers have gained recognition in the position, sometimes using it as a springboard to judgeships and other prominent positions, Van de Kamp said he simply wants to serve the legal community and the public. "I'm not ready to go out and play golf for the rest of my life. I'd rather do something constructive," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
District attorney candidate Steve Cooley picked up a major endorsement Wednesday when John Van de Kamp, the former Los Angeles County district attorney and state attorney general, said he was supporting the challenger over two-term incumbent Gil Garcetti. In an unusually evenhanded statement, Van de Kamp praised Garcetti, saying the incumbent "deserves great credit for a long, distinguished public career." But he said eight years is enough for any district attorney and it is time for a change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Starting a new offensive against his critics, the former Bell Gardens city manager contends he was fired in part because of his efforts to clean up the scandal-plagued Bicycle Club Casino, which he says exerts heavy influence over city leaders. Charles Gomez was dismissed by the City Council at a special meeting last Friday at which the council also announced the hiring of former state attorney general John K.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
United Airlines Names Proposed Directors: Former Fed Chairman Paul A. Volcker and the former head of the nation's third-largest banking company would sit on the new board of United Airlines' parent after an employee buyout, documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. Volcker and John F. McGillicuddy, who retired as head of Chemical Banking Corp., were among nine of 12 prospective directors listed in the documents. John K. Van de Kamp, former L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An effort to have charges dismissed in the Reginald O. Denny beating case because of alleged discriminatory prosecution was dealt a severe blow Wednesday when a judge excluded testimony from all but three witnesses that defense attorneys wanted to call. "In effect, he has denied our motion already," attorney Edi M. O. Faal said outside the courtroom after the ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk. Only former Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, Deputy Dist. Atty.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | DAVID LAUTER and RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former California Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1990, is under consideration for a senior Justice Department post in the Clinton Administration, transition sources said. Van de Kamp is the most prominent of several Californians under consideration for senior legal policy posts. Andrea S. Ordin, a former top aide to Van de Kamp who also served as the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 | RICH CONNELL and LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A blue-ribbon panel pivotal to the highly charged selection of Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates' successor was announced Thursday, reflecting a mix of law enforcement experience, cultural diversity and political activism. The committee will conduct interviews and produce a final list of six candidates to lead the embattled Police Department through a critical period of change after the Rodney G. King controversy.
NEWS
February 20, 1991
Former Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp announced Tuesday that he has taken a job with a law firm in Los Angeles and has ruled out another run at elective office for the "foreseeable future." Van de Kamp, 55, who was defeated last year in his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, said he has joined the national law firm of Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood and will serve as chairman of its litigation department in Los Angeles.
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