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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury ruled Thursday that the county coroner and the Doheny Eye and Tissue Bank followed the law when they took a 17-year-old suicide victim's corneas without asking his parents. But even as the verdicts were being recorded in the closely watched case, jurors issued a rare statement asking officials to change their cornea harvesting practices to be more sensitive to relatives of the dead. The family of Richard Baltierra Jr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1998 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martha Lopez was on psychiatric leave from her job with Los Angeles County when she accused her ex-husband, Rafael, of sexually molesting their two young children. County social workers swiftly curtailed Rafael's visitation rights, court documents say, but the unthinkable happened: Martha Lopez allegedly killed both 8-year-old Victor and 4-year-old Judith.
NEWS
February 7, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressman Esteban E. Torres, the La Puente Democrat, is setting up an informal exploratory committee to gauge his chances. Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre is openly courting the race. And Councilwoman Gloria Molina, herself interested, calls the potential power "marvelous." All of this for a political contest that, as yet, is only scheduled in the dreams of Los Angeles County Latinos. No one knows if it will be--much less when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The coroner's office on Thursday agreed not to perform an autopsy on a Jewish man whose children, citing religious objections, had obtained a last-minute court order to prevent the procedure. Paul Reznek, an 83-year-old retired pharmacist, died Feb. 14 from injuries he suffered in December when he was mugged in downtown Los Angeles while on his way home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County regional planning commissioners toured the Sunshine Canyon Landfill Monday morning to prepare for a court-ordered public hearing scheduled Wednesday to re-examine key environmental issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1989 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every pair of pants ever owned by Albert Belmontez ended up nearly worn through along the right waistband, where he had to grip the fabric each time he wanted to move his artificial leg. With each step, the stocky 27-year-old San Dimas man would hike up his jeans, rock to the left and swing the right limb forward in an awkward, penguin-like gait that had handicapped him since birth. "He never let it get him down," said Lorraine King, a neighbor on the quiet dead-end street where Belmontez lived.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1989 | VICTOR MERINA and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, one of 18 narcotics officers suspended in a money-skimming scandal, filed suit Monday claiming he was unlawfully relieved of duty and placed under virtual "house arrest" with no formal charges made against him. In the first legal challenge to a widening local and federal investigation, Deputy Eufrasio G.
NEWS
August 17, 1993 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have asked a federal judge to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed against them by the estate of reclusive Ventura County millionaire Donald Scott, who was shot to death in a drug raid at his ranch near Malibu last fall. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian is expected to rule Friday on whether to dismiss the second amended complaint filed by the Scott estate, the judge's office said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993
The leaders of a church where sex is an integral part of its rituals has sued Los Angeles County to overturn pandering and prostitution laws. Mary Ellen Tracy, head of the Church of the Most High Goddess, filed the lawsuit in an effort to legalize the meetings of her church. Tracy, also known as Sabrina Aset, and her husband, Will Tracy, were convicted in 1989 of running a house of prostitution and she was convicted of one count of prostitution for activities related to the church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years have passed since Enrique Sanchez's violent run-in with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies outside his Compton home, but he says the pain behind his left eye is sharper than ever. Sanchez contends that two deputies from the Lynwood sheriff's station beat him and his 16-year-old son without cause in April, 1989.
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