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February 16, 1988 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
A $5-million campaign to convince reluctant illegal immigrants to apply for amnesty before the May 4 deadline has gotten off the ground, but critics believe the 11th-hour effort may be too little, too late. In fact, some of the harshest criticism of the Immigration and Naturalization Service's handling of the amnesty program--under which illegals can petition for residency if they have lived in this country since before Jan. 1, 1982--has focused on its public information and advertising.
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NEWS
April 21, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki, Washington Bureau
As gas prices across the nation inch higher, the Obama administration will investigate the energy markets for any evidence of manipulation of oil and gas prices through the formation of a new group, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. With the average price of a gallon of gas at about $3.84 this week, almost a dollar higher than a year ago, according to the Department of Energy, the Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group will search for incidents of fraud and collusion in addition to price manipulation.
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BUSINESS
October 19, 1999
Three prominent leaders of the Los Angeles real estate industry will be honored tonight at a Beverly Hills dinner sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice. Receiving the group's Humanitarian Award will be Rick Caruso, president of Caruso Affiliated Holdings; David Malmuth, executive vice president of Trizec-Hahn; and William McMorrow, chief executive of Kennedy-Wilson International.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Inside a wire cage in the back of an Orange County courtroom, a middle-aged woman barely a smidgen taller than 4 feet stands up to answer charges of petty theft. "She's a little thing," says Superior Court Judge James M. Brooks. "Is she on her knees?" Without warning, he rises from the bench and puts his hands on his hips as he addresses her, pretending he doesn't believe she can really be so small. "Are you trying to fool me?" he says, unable to keep a straight face. She smiles back at him.
NEWS
April 21, 2011 | By Julie Mianecki, Washington Bureau
As gas prices across the nation inch higher, the Obama administration will investigate the energy markets for any evidence of manipulation of oil and gas prices through the formation of a new group, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. With the average price of a gallon of gas at about $3.84 this week, almost a dollar higher than a year ago, according to the Department of Energy, the Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group will search for incidents of fraud and collusion in addition to price manipulation.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Supreme Court said it referred to Justice Antonin Scalia a request that he remove himself from a case about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force because their recent duck-hunting trip raised questions about his impartiality. The Sierra Club environmental group filed a motion last week asking that Scalia disqualify himself from the case because the January trip had created "an appearance of impropriety."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1986 | Amalia Duarte \f7
Police Chief Robert Eason has been appointed to the County Justice System Advisory Group, which advises the county Board of Supervisors on spending state funds to help adult and juvenile offenders. Eason replaces Cypress Police Chief Ron Lowenberg, who stepped down from the 16-member group due to other commitments. The $5 million in state funds was used this year for halfway houses, drug-rehabilitation programs, emergency shelters for runaway teen-agers and programs for ex-convicts.
NEWS
June 25, 1987 | Associated Press
The U.S. Olympic Committee has the legal authority to bar a homosexual rights group from sponsoring athletic competition called the Gay Olympics, the Supreme Court ruled today. By a 5-4 vote, the justices ruled that Congress has granted the Olympic Committee exclusive commercial use of the word "Olympic." The court added that the Olympic Committee may not be sued even if it is enforcing its exclusive right in a way that discriminates against homosexuals. The court rebuffed claims that the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
One of the nation's top public interest lawyers could soon be leaving Los Angeles for a bigger job--chief of the U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division. White House sources disclosed recently that Bill Lann Lee, western regional counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is one of two finalists to succeed Deval Patrick as assistant attorney general for civil rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2004 | Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
A bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide more than $650 million in gang prevention and suppression funds faces opposition from numerous juvenile justice organizations. The opponents fault a portion of the bill that would give federal prosecutors the authority to try juveniles as adults. Currently, only a federal judge may decide whether a juvenile should be tried as an adult in federal court. Backers of the bill say although U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2004 | Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
A bill in the U.S. Senate that would provide more than $650 million in gang prevention and suppression funds faces opposition from numerous juvenile justice organizations. The opponents fault a portion of the bill that would give federal prosecutors the authority to try juveniles as adults. Currently, only a federal judge may decide whether a juvenile should be tried as an adult in federal court. Backers of the bill say although U.S.
NATIONAL
March 2, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The Supreme Court said it referred to Justice Antonin Scalia a request that he remove himself from a case about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force because their recent duck-hunting trip raised questions about his impartiality. The Sierra Club environmental group filed a motion last week asking that Scalia disqualify himself from the case because the January trip had created "an appearance of impropriety."
WORLD
July 21, 2003 | Ruth Morris, Special to The Times
While most Colombians quietly approve of nascent peace talks with a dreaded paramilitary umbrella group, a lack of pomp surrounding the initiative underscores concerns that the negotiations will not soften the violence in this war-ravaged country.
NEWS
November 25, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The young woman brought up as Luz Elba Gorostiola had a void in her life. Though her adoptive family raised her with great love, she learned in her teens that her birth parents were leftist guerrillas killed long ago by police in a shootout. But she never knew their names--or her own. Her adoptive parents, Alejandro and Maria Gorostiola, could only tell her that one June night in 1975, Alejandro's brother Carlos came to their door with a toddler wrapped in a sweater.
BUSINESS
October 19, 1999
Three prominent leaders of the Los Angeles real estate industry will be honored tonight at a Beverly Hills dinner sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice. Receiving the group's Humanitarian Award will be Rick Caruso, president of Caruso Affiliated Holdings; David Malmuth, executive vice president of Trizec-Hahn; and William McMorrow, chief executive of Kennedy-Wilson International.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1997 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
One of the nation's top public interest lawyers could soon be leaving Los Angeles for a bigger job--chief of the U.S. Justice Department's civil rights division. White House sources disclosed recently that Bill Lann Lee, western regional counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is one of two finalists to succeed Deval Patrick as assistant attorney general for civil rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Inside a wire cage in the back of an Orange County courtroom, a middle-aged woman barely a smidgen taller than 4 feet stands up to answer charges of petty theft. "She's a little thing," says Superior Court Judge James M. Brooks. "Is she on her knees?" Without warning, he rises from the bench and puts his hands on his hips as he addresses her, pretending he doesn't believe she can really be so small. "Are you trying to fool me?" he says, unable to keep a straight face. She smiles back at him.
NEWS
September 29, 1996 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The legendary figures who controlled the international cocaine trade through cartels named after Colombian cities are jailed or dead. But the flow of drugs from Colombia to the United States goes on. The $7-billion industry has been taken over by smaller, more flexible, less structured--and less efficient--organizations, according to police and other experts. "The cartel that coordinated everything from production to delivery no longer exists," said Col.
NEWS
April 16, 1994 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to halt the seemingly endless turf battles and jealousies among various U.S. law enforcement agencies is an acutely sensitive task. When the job was given to the head of one of those agencies--FBI Director Louis J. Freeh--rather than to an official unaffiliated with any of the agencies, some senior officials in other agencies complained that the fox had been sent to guard the chicken coop.
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