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September 7, 1990
Before judges, prosecutors and lawyers assembled in a courtroom of the federal courthouse in Los Angeles, the new U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, Lourdes G. Baird, was officially sworn into office on Thursday. Baird, 55, a native of Ecuador and a former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, was nominated by President Bush last May to replace U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner.
March 26, 1997
Joseph Lee Call, 93, former Los Angeles County judge. A native of Los Angeles educated at Los Angeles High School and USC, Call played competitive tennis from his student days into his 80s. After a few years in private practice as a lawyer, Call was appointed to the Los Angeles Municipal Court by Gov. James Rolph Jr. in 1931. Only 27, Call was California's youngest judge. He was elected presiding judge of the Municipal Court in 1945. Gov.
June 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Malcolm Mackey ruled Tuesday that the Frisky Kitty strip club in Tarzana can no longer allow nude dancing because the club is within 500 feet of an apartment building, a violation of city law. Roger Jon Diamond, an attorney for the club, said the Frisky Kitty will revert to a bikini club that serves alcohol, as it was before 2000. In its present incarnation, the club is prohibited from serving alcohol.
May 23, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three veteran civil litigators were appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench on Wednesday by Gov. Gray Davis. Amy D. Hogue, 50, of Santa Monica is a senior partner at Pillsbury Winthrop, where she specializes in complex business and commercial litigation. She earned a law degree from Duke University. Gregory Keosian, 41, of Sherman Oaks represents small businesses and plaintiffs in personal-injury cases. He graduated from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.
April 25, 2008 | Christopher Goffard
The state medical board Thursday revoked the license of a former Huntington Beach physician, seven weeks after an administrative law judge found he had sexually exploited two female patients. Dr. John Edwin Bohm, who specialized in anesthesiology and pain medicine, pleaded no contest in December 2005 in Los Angeles County Superior Court to sexual misconduct with one of the patients. The patient alleged that at a September 2004 appointment, Bohm locked the door of the treatment room, fondled her and had sex with her. The following month, she filed a complaint with the Los Angeles Police Department.
August 13, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND
The Calabasas Courthouse will close permanently Sept. 29. After the shutdown, residents of the court's Northwest District, which includes all Los Angeles County communities north of Mulholland Drive, will be directed to the courthouse in Van Nuys, court officials said. The closure is part of a general move toward greater efficiency by the Los Angeles County Superior Court system, said Ann Madden, acting trial court administrator.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Los Angeles County authorities to explain at a hearing why there should be a $5-million bail set on businessman Charles H. Keating Jr., who has been jailed since he was indicted a month ago on state securities fraud charges. In a brief order, U.S. District Court Judge John G. Davies set the hearing for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
September 16, 1995
Three San Gabriel Valley residents have been appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court by Gov. Pete Wilson, while a fourth was named an associate justice of the 2nd District Court of Appeal. David S. Milton, 45, of Claremont, assistant chief trial counsel for the State Bar of California, will replace retired Superior Court Judge Burton Bach. Milton served as a Los Angeles County Municipal Court judge from 1987 to 1992 and was previously a deputy district attorney for the county.
February 2, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, By Myrna Oliver Times Staff Writer
Raymond Choate, former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who presided over one of Charles Manson's murder trials and campaigned to renovate and expand the Santa Monica courthouse, has died. He was 85. Choate died Friday at his home in Manhattan Beach of complications after a stroke, said his son, Orange County Superior Court Judge Dennis Choate.
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