February 18, 2001 |
Georgia O'Keeffe visited. So did Cole Porter when he had business in Hollywood. But the public has yet to get past the front gates of the famed Val Verde estate in Montecito. Still, a judge's ruling is giving new hope that average joes may soon get a look at one of the most gorgeous gardens in America. Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2002 |
Deputy Dist. Atty. Charles Biely has resigned and withdrawn his bid for a Superior Court judgeship because of an investigation into his alleged use of Web site pornography on the job. Biely, 57, had sought to unseat incumbent Judge Diana Hall, who has held her seat for 11 years. Hall, 51, was a county deputy district attorney for 13 years before becoming judge and for this election had the endorsement of all the judges in Santa Barbara County.