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May 21, 2008 | Tony Perry
State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Tuesday cleared Mayor Jerry Sanders of corruption allegations by City Atty. Michael Aguirre over Sanders' alleged role in approving construction of an office building near a municipal airport. Aguirre in 2007 had accused the mayor and his staff of "a corrupt course of action" in securing approval for the Sunroad Centrum 12 building near Montgomery Field. In response, Sanders asked Brown for an investigation. The Sunroad building, under construction, was taller than the FAA considers advisable near an airport.
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May 21, 2008 | Tony Perry
State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Tuesday cleared Mayor Jerry Sanders of corruption allegations by City Atty. Michael Aguirre over Sanders' alleged role in approving construction of an office building near a municipal airport. Aguirre in 2007 had accused the mayor and his staff of "a corrupt course of action" in securing approval for the Sunroad Centrum 12 building near Montgomery Field. In response, Sanders asked Brown for an investigation. The Sunroad building, under construction, was taller than the FAA considers advisable near an airport.
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March 13, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
The law firm representing a former J. David & Co. accountant should disqualify itself from a civil case because one of its partners prosecuted the J. David criminal case, according to a motion filed Wednesday by an attorney for J. David investors. In documents filed in San Diego Superior Court, Michael Aguirre asked that the Duckor & Spradling law firm step down as attorney for Eric Johnson because of a "substantial appearance of impropriety."
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December 20, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
City Atty. Michael Aguirre, who has repeatedly criticized city officials for not providing information to the public, has been fined $9,000 by the city's Ethics Commission for not providing information about his political campaign.
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October 17, 1987 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
With a childhood that includes a father he never knew, nomadic moves across the Southwest, cantaloupe picking and living alone in a trailer as a teen-ager, San Diego City Council 8th District candidate Michael Aguirre says, half-jokingly, that he has "no need to invent a log cabin" for his political biography. "The reality is good enough," the 38-year-old lawyer said, laughing.
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February 2, 1988 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Monday denied a request that attorney Michael Aguirre be ordered to pay $79,000 in sanctions to court rivals who charged that the flamboyant lawyer engaged in outrageous behavior during a civil trial last summer. Aguirre contended the allegations were politically motivated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
City Atty. Michael Aguirre, who has repeatedly criticized city officials for not providing information to the public, has been fined $9,000 by the city's Ethics Commission for not providing information about his political campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Swearing-in speeches are normally low-key, civil affairs, but that's not what City Atty. Michael Aguirre had in mind earlier this month when he took the oath. Aguirre launched into an unbroken litany of criticism aimed at his predecessor, high-ranking city staff and the City Council for having afflicted San Diego "with its most serious legal and financial crisis in our history."
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January 27, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Internal Revenue Service has requested information on $15.2 million in bonds the city issued in 2003 with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board. The proceeds were used to refinance the balance of $19.5 million in bonds sold in 1993 to extend the city's trolley line. City officials plan to send all documents related to both bond issues to the IRS this week. "We can't undo whatever was done," City Atty. Michael Aguirre said. "All we can do ...
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July 4, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The city is appealing a judge's decision to allow military contractor Blackwater Worldwide to open a counter-terrorism training facility along the Mexican border. In a brief filed Thursday with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, City Atty. Michael Aguirre argued that the city can demand a public review of the facility for Navy sailors, which includes an indoor firing range and a mock warship built out of cargo containers. Classes began June 5 after a federal judge found that field inspectors had signed off on the necessary permits.
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December 29, 2004 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Swearing-in speeches are normally low-key, civil affairs, but that's not what City Atty. Michael Aguirre had in mind earlier this month when he took the oath. Aguirre launched into an unbroken litany of criticism aimed at his predecessor, high-ranking city staff and the City Council for having afflicted San Diego "with its most serious legal and financial crisis in our history."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1988 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Monday denied a request that attorney Michael Aguirre be ordered to pay $79,000 in sanctions to court rivals who charged that the flamboyant lawyer engaged in outrageous behavior during a civil trial last summer. Aguirre contended the allegations were politically motivated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1987 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
With a childhood that includes a father he never knew, nomadic moves across the Southwest, cantaloupe picking and living alone in a trailer as a teen-ager, San Diego City Council 8th District candidate Michael Aguirre says, half-jokingly, that he has "no need to invent a log cabin" for his political biography. "The reality is good enough," the 38-year-old lawyer said, laughing.
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March 13, 1986 | BILL RITTER, San Diego County Business Editor
The law firm representing a former J. David & Co. accountant should disqualify itself from a civil case because one of its partners prosecuted the J. David criminal case, according to a motion filed Wednesday by an attorney for J. David investors. In documents filed in San Diego Superior Court, Michael Aguirre asked that the Duckor & Spradling law firm step down as attorney for Eric Johnson because of a "substantial appearance of impropriety."
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March 25, 1986
U.S. District Judge Leland Nielsen refused Monday to reverse his earlier finding that columnist Jack Anderson did not libel former Rep. Lionel Van Deerlin in a 1983 newspaper column that said informants had named Van Deerlin as a possible drug user. Nielsen ruled in October that the article contained some factual errors, but that Van Deerlin failed to prove "actual malice" by Anderson in writing the column. Van Deerlin is expected to appeal Nielsen's decision.
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May 24, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council voted 5 to 3 Tuesday to continue a 17-year legal fight to keep a 43-foot-tall Christian cross on Mt. Soledad. At the request of Mayor Jerry Sanders, the council voted to appeal a federal judge's order that the cross be removed by early August because it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
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