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April 10, 1991
Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury is one of the best reasons for living in Ventura County. ROBERT J. PERRY Camarillo
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January 15, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two former county prosecutors urged the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to reverse what they say were their politically motivated transfers. Adam Pearlman and Mark Pachowicz told supervisors that former Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury transferred them to the child support division because they had backed a rival to Greg Totten, Bradbury's hand-picked successor, in last year's election. Supervisor John Flynn said he would ask Totten, now the district attorney, to review Bradbury's action.
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December 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County Clerk-Recorder Richard Dean announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection to his $110,420-a-year post in the March primary. Dean, 58, has served 20 years. His term ends in January 2003. "There isn't any one reason," Dean said. "It's just something you know when the time comes." Dean follows Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury and Treasurer-Tax Collector Harold S. Pittman, who also announced they are retiring. Dean will endorse his top assistant, Philip J. Schmit.
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January 6, 2002
Question: Your critics say you are brash, ambitious and self-centered. Are they right and how do your more aggressive tendencies fit into the administrative role of district attorney? Bamieh: Well, you can have whatever opinion you have of me. I am a very aggressive prosecutor, no doubt about it. I am tenacious. But what you do in court is different from what you do as a person in your everyday life.
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January 15, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two former county prosecutors urged the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to reverse what they say were their politically motivated transfers. Adam Pearlman and Mark Pachowicz told supervisors that former Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury transferred them to the child support division because they had backed a rival to Greg Totten, Bradbury's hand-picked successor, in last year's election. Supervisor John Flynn said he would ask Totten, now the district attorney, to review Bradbury's action.
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November 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury's bid to become the next U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has fallen short, the veteran prosecutor said Thursday. Bradbury, 59, said he has been informed by the Bush administration that another candidate will be chosen as the top law enforcement official in Southern California. Bradbury made the final list of candidates and was interviewed by a White House and Justice Department panel two weeks ago in Washington.
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April 9, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block on Thursday challenged a report by Ventura County's top prosecutor that concluded deputies led a drug raid in which a reclusive millionaire was killed so the government could seize the man's $5-million Malibu ranch. Block, responding to a highly critical report by Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury, said he thinks his department and other law enforcement agencies acted "in good faith" when they raided the ranch of Donald P. Scott on Oct. 2.
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March 18, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One year after being criticized by Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury for his role in the shooting death of a Malibu-area millionaire during a drug raid, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has sued Bradbury for defamation. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Deputy Gary Spencer, also accuses Bradbury and four of his staff members of libel, slander, inflicting emotional distress and several civil rights violations.
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October 19, 1991 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Normally Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury spends his time fighting crime. But on Friday morning, Bradbury decided to instead start the day as a firefighter. While en route to work about 8:30 a.m., Bradbury noticed black smoke billowing up from the Ventura Imperial Mobile Estates near Telephone Road. "I pulled off to the side of the freeway and ran down, jumped a fence and grabbed a hose," said Bradbury, with a streak of soot across his face and dirt on his slacks.
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August 12, 1997 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury said Monday that he will make a charitable donation equivalent to the $639 he receives in federal subsidies each month to rent a house to his mother on his Ojai ranch property. Bradbury's announcement followed an article Sunday in The Times that disclosed he has been receiving subsidies as a landlord of his mother, Marie, under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 program for low-income housing assistance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County Clerk-Recorder Richard Dean announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection to his $110,420-a-year post in the March primary. Dean, 58, has served 20 years. His term ends in January 2003. "There isn't any one reason," Dean said. "It's just something you know when the time comes." Dean follows Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury and Treasurer-Tax Collector Harold S. Pittman, who also announced they are retiring. Dean will endorse his top assistant, Philip J. Schmit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury's bid to become the next U.S. attorney in Los Angeles has fallen short, the veteran prosecutor said Thursday. Bradbury, 59, said he has been informed by the Bush administration that another candidate will be chosen as the top law enforcement official in Southern California. Bradbury made the final list of candidates and was interviewed by a White House and Justice Department panel two weeks ago in Washington.
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September 18, 2001 | TRACY WILSON and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After 24 years as Ventura County's top law enforcement official, Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury announced Monday that he will not seek reelection next year. The tough-talking cowboy lawman, a possible appointee for U.S. attorney in Los Angeles, issued a statement saying he plans to serve out his current term and then spend more time with his family. "I have decided that in January of 2003 it will be time to move on to new adventures," Bradbury said in the statement. "I will not seek reelection."
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May 3, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling gambling "fool's gold" and a threat to Oxnard's moral fiber, Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury on Wednesday recommended that the city reject a Nevada corporation's proposal to operate a hotel-casino for a landless Indian tribe along the Ventura Freeway. The county's top two law enforcement officials have now condemned the casino proposal. Sheriff Bob Brooks said Tuesday that the casino would foster crime, break up families and change Oxnard's character.
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September 29, 1997 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of naming former prosecutors as judges in Ventura County, Gov. Pete Wilson appears to be weighing the appointment of a civil lawyer to replace retiring Superior Court Judge Charles McGrath. Ventura County Bar Assn. members say Wilson's appointment secretary and a state nominee-review commission have been circulating the names of two candidates for McGrath's spot--neither a prosecutor.
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August 12, 1997 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury said Monday that he will make a charitable donation equivalent to the $639 he receives in federal subsidies each month to rent a house to his mother on his Ojai ranch property. Bradbury's announcement followed an article Sunday in The Times that disclosed he has been receiving subsidies as a landlord of his mother, Marie, under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 program for low-income housing assistance.
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May 13, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Despite the Ventura County district attorney's well-publicized criticism of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's actions involving traffic tickets that she and her daughter received, the Simi Valley Republican appears to remain a formidable candidate for reelection in 1990. Asked Thursday whether she still planned to seek a sixth two-year term, Wright replied, "Of course, why not?" as she left the Assembly floor. Renowned as a determined political street fighter, Wright appears to be headed for her first serious primary challenge since she won the seat in 1980.
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March 9, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) lashed out Wednesday at Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury, whose office is investigating whether Brown and Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) improperly sought to gain favorable treatment for Wright's daughter in traffic violation cases. Brown asserted that Bradbury's motives were personal pique and politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1996 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort at image-building and peacemaking, embattled Community Memorial Hospital on Tuesday appointed Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury as a hospital trustee--a move some rival county officials said is a step in the right direction. Community Memorial's announcement that the powerful veteran prosecutor has joined its Board of Trustees follows a bitter campaign where the private hospital spent at least $1.
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April 16, 1996 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Excluded from an upcoming information fair on victims' rights, a leading women's group is accusing Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury of squelching a powerful exhibit aimed at battling domestic violence and other kinds of abuse. Bradbury said he does not object to the exhibit as a whole but that he believes some language used in the display is offensive and inappropriate for the fair, scheduled for Monday at the Ventura County Government Center.
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