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April 29, 1998 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admitting his drinking problem is destroying his life, Judge Robert C. Bradley said Tuesday he knows his judicial career is probably over and that he may never be able to practice law again. Even worse, because of a restraining order his wife obtained against him, he knows he won't be able to see his children for a long time--and that is what hurts him the most, Bradley said in an interview with The Times at the Ventura halfway house where he now lives. "I'm devastated," said Bradley, 57.
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September 23, 2004 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura County lawsuit claiming that Oxnard abused state law to grab $50 million in property taxes from other public entities has been dismissed because county lawyers failed to post a proper notice of the case in a local newspaper. In a tentative ruling, a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge Tuesday threw out the suit that challenged inclusion of five commercial centers in a city redevelopment zone after finding that the county had left out key parts in a public notice required by law.
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January 14, 1992
An Encino attorney said Monday that he will ask a Ventura County judge to reconsider a $1,000 fine imposed on the lawyer for improperly delaying a murder trial. James E. Blatt was ordered to pay the penalty after the Ventura County district attorney's office charged that he had deliberately scheduled other cases to conflict with the trial of Scott M. Kastan, which had been set for Nov. 16. Among the reasons, according to court papers, was Blatt's desire to attend the Dec.
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February 18, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Striking a blow to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, a Superior Court judge Tuesday refused to invalidate a public safety funding law before the matter reaches trial, ruling that legal proceedings should move forward. In a written order, Judge Henry Walsh said his decision was based on procedural grounds rather than the merits of the case. The fundamental question -- whether a 1995 public safety funding law is legal -- remains to be answered, Walsh said.
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May 8, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Judges of the Ventura County municipal and superior courts have voted to consolidate their caseload, a step that could virtually eliminate the distinction between the two courts by the end of the year. The presiding judges of the two courts tout the move as a way to increase judicial efficiency and save taxpayers' money. But at least one judge is opposed to the idea, saying it is unconstitutional and eventually will prove more expensive. Judge Bruce A.
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May 19, 1998 | RICHARD WARCHOL and TRACY WILSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Superior Court Judge Robert Bradley, who was suspended from the Ventura County bench after two drunk driving arrests last winter, was arrested Friday night after falling off his bicycle on a street corner, Ventura police confirmed Monday. Bradley, 57, was booked for violating his probation when he was stopped about two miles from the sober living house where he has been staying, authorities said. In an interview at the house Monday, Bradley--who has been arrested five times since Dec.
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December 3, 1998
During a conversation with the county's presiding judge earlier this year, suspended Superior Court Judge Robert C. Bradley discussed his estranged wife's relationship with another man and remarked that "maybe I ought to blow them both away." The statement was made in court chambers two days after Bradley's second drunk driving arrest in January, according to documents filed by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
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August 7, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
After admitting that he violated his probation this week by drinking, suspended Ventura County Judge Robert C. Bradley was ordered Thursday to immediately begin serving a six-month jail sentence. Bradley, 57, whose drinking problem has landed him in jail six times in the last eight months, was also ordered to enter a six-month alcohol treatment program after finishing his jail term.
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March 21, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Commission on Judicial Performance announced Friday that it is suspending Superior Court Judge Robert Bradley and has filed misconduct charges that could lead to his removal from the bench. Bradley, 56, was charged with six counts of misconduct, including two drunk driving convictions, showing up for work under the influence of alcohol, failure to do his job and habitual use of alcohol while a judge.
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June 25, 2000
Judge Melinda Johnson has been on the Ventura County bench for 17 years and has presided over family law court for several years. The Times asked Johnson for her views on so-called move-away cases, in which a custodial parent asks the court for permission to move to another city or state with the children, even if the other parent objects.
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November 14, 2003 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County supervisors can go forward with a lawsuit that seeks to nullify an ordinance that protects county law enforcement agencies from budget cuts, a judge ruled Thursday. In a five-paragraph ruling, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Henry J. Walsh allowed the supervisors to proceed with a suit challenging the constitutionality of an 8-year-old ordinance that bars budget cuts for the Sheriff's Department, the district attorney's office and two other public safety agencies.
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April 17, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff Bob Brooks won the first round in his threatened court battle with the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday when a judge ordered that the county must provide him separate legal counsel at taxpayers' expense. Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Clark ruled that the county's lawyers have a conflict of interest in representing both the sheriff and the board with respect to the board's implementation of a local public safety funding law.
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June 25, 2000
Judge Melinda Johnson has been on the Ventura County bench for 17 years and has presided over family law court for several years. The Times asked Johnson for her views on so-called move-away cases, in which a custodial parent asks the court for permission to move to another city or state with the children, even if the other parent objects.
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April 28, 1999
State prosecutors have urged the Commission on Judicial Performance to ban Judge Robert C. Bradley from ever hearing cases, describing his drunk conduct last year as unprecedented. Bradley, 58, and now retired, was arrested twice for drunk driving and four additional times for alcohol-related probation violations between December 1997 and August 1998. His arrests and subsequent suspension from the Ventura County Superior Court effectively ended Bradley's 15-year judicial career.
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December 3, 1998
During a conversation with the county's presiding judge earlier this year, suspended Superior Court Judge Robert C. Bradley discussed his estranged wife's relationship with another man and remarked that "maybe I ought to blow them both away." The statement was made in court chambers two days after Bradley's second drunk driving arrest in January, according to documents filed by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.
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August 7, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
After admitting that he violated his probation this week by drinking, suspended Ventura County Judge Robert C. Bradley was ordered Thursday to immediately begin serving a six-month jail sentence. Bradley, 57, whose drinking problem has landed him in jail six times in the last eight months, was also ordered to enter a six-month alcohol treatment program after finishing his jail term.
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May 19, 1998 | RICHARD WARCHOL and TRACY WILSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Glassy-eyed, reeking of alcohol and stumbling after falling off his bicycle, embattled Ventura County Superior Court Judge Robert Bradley was arrested again Friday night on an east Ventura street corner, police confirmed Monday. Bradley, 57, suspended from the bench after two drunk-driving arrests last winter, was arrested on suspicion of violating his probation at 9:55 p.m. about two miles from the sober-living house where he has been staying, authorities said.
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April 26, 1998 | STEVE CHAWKINS and HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert C. Bradley, the Ventura County judge who was suspended after two drunk-driving convictions this winter, was arrested twice Saturday for incidents involving his estranged wife, officials said. Bradley was first picked up at 2:20 a.m. Saturday after allegedly getting drunk, breaking into his estranged wife's house and refusing to leave. He was released on bail Saturday afternoon only to be arrested again about 6:30 p.m.
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August 5, 1998 | TRACY WILSON and HOLLY WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the sixth time in nearly as many months, suspended Ventura County Judge Robert C. Bradley was arrested Tuesday by local authorities--this time on suspicion of violating the terms of his probation. The 57-year-old jurist, who unexpectedly left an Arizona alcohol-treatment program July 21, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in the room of a Ventura motel where he had been staying for more than a week.
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June 27, 1998 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge on Friday handed out the harshest sentence yet to suspended Ventura County jurist Robert Bradley: six months in jail. "It is clear that Judge Bradley has a terrible problem with alcohol," Santa Barbara Municipal Judge Denise de Bellefeuille said before handing down her sentence. "I can't imagine a greater fall from grace. . . . I do feel punishment is in order at this time to clearly show Mr. Bradley that this behavior will not be tolerated."
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