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October 9, 1988
Mr. Bradbury, how could you fool yourself into thinking that World War II wouldn't have happened if Russia had not signed a pact with Nazi Germany?All those concentration camps also would not have existed, eh? LUCILLE GARBER Van Nuys
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1999
Enough is enough! Local newspapers have been inundated with a diatribe of ill-informed attacks on Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury. Among these have been efforts to portray him as the county's judicial kingmaker, as well as holding drawn-out injudicious negotiations with a criminal defense attorney while a missing girl's body lay in a remote culvert. Let's look at the facts. In recent and past elections, dedicated public servants have presented themselves as candidates for judgeships.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991
Regarding your article on Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury, I was surprised the story (March 24) did not mention one of the main reasons that Mr. Bradbury has achieved notoriety among so many people. He is the only district attorney in the state who enforces an archaic law outlawing benefit drawings for nonprofit organizations. His shutdown of every major fund-raising effort by these organizations has cut deeply into the budgets that sustain many charitable groups and private schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1994
One of the problems that authoritarian personalities have, I think, is the inability to recognize both the limits of their own authority and the limits beyond which others will not tolerate their abuse of power. Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury has now run up against the latter. In spite of the fact that, as one deputy district attorney recently remarked, "We need our jobs. Some of us have 15 years invested," along with the fact that Mr. Bradbury's reputation for "getting even" is well-known among those who work for him, some of his most senior deputies have had the courage to say "no" to one of his edicts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1994
One of the problems that authoritarian personalities have, I think, is the inability to recognize both the limits of their own authority and the limits beyond which others will not tolerate their abuse of power. Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury has now run up against the latter. In spite of the fact that, as one deputy district attorney recently remarked, "We need our jobs. Some of us have 15 years invested," along with the fact that Mr. Bradbury's reputation for "getting even" is well-known among those who work for him, some of his most senior deputies have had the courage to say "no" to one of his edicts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1994
I am appalled by the unfounded accusations being leveled at Judge Lawrence Storch by the district attorney. It seems odd to me that Mr. Bradbury would wait until his office was aware of Judge Storch's intent to leave the criminal department before he had the nerve to publicly challenge his decisions. The timing of this challenge is obviously related to Mr. Bradbury's support of the candidacy of Colleen (Toy) White for a judicial office. Mr. Bradbury will, no doubt, use these manufactured charges of leniency to seek support for his "law and order" candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994
We must protest the serious mischaracterization of our remarks after the arraignment in the Mark Thornton case. We did not "charge" Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury with basing his decision to seek the death penalty on political motives. In our view, neither Mr. Thornton's background, nor the crime that he is charged with, as tragic as it obviously is, justifies the death penalty in this case. We described the types of cases which in Ventura County have resulted in a verdict of death: multiple murders, men who have been previously convicted of murder, murders that occurred during the course of a sexual assault, and murders of children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1999
Enough is enough! Local newspapers have been inundated with a diatribe of ill-informed attacks on Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury. Among these have been efforts to portray him as the county's judicial kingmaker, as well as holding drawn-out injudicious negotiations with a criminal defense attorney while a missing girl's body lay in a remote culvert. Let's look at the facts. In recent and past elections, dedicated public servants have presented themselves as candidates for judgeships.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1993
I protest the Metropolitan Water District's proposal to nearly double the annual parcel tax. I am vehemently opposed to this proposed assessment increase. More importantly, I oppose the MWD's high-handed management of the water resources of many Southern California counties. If the MWD thinks it's democratic or equitable to require 40% of the affected homeowners to protest a water bill increase, this only shows its criminal arrogance. Our district attorney should file a civil rights action in the interests of his constituents against the MWD, as has been done in San Diego County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1994
In my view, Dist. Atty. Mike Bradbury is a man of vision, courage and ability, however, Mr. Bradbury's recent blanket disqualification of Judge (Lawrence) Storch from hearing criminal cases is, in my opinion, an abuse of the public trust held by this powerful governmental official. I am alarmed by the district attorney's decision to disqualify an extremely able judge who has a well-earned reputation for being tough, but fair, when handling criminal cases. I am even more alarmed when the district attorney's office makes comments to the media dismissing as "soft on crime" anyone who dares to criticize their position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1994
I am appalled by the unfounded accusations being leveled at Judge Lawrence Storch by the district attorney. It seems odd to me that Mr. Bradbury would wait until his office was aware of Judge Storch's intent to leave the criminal department before he had the nerve to publicly challenge his decisions. The timing of this challenge is obviously related to Mr. Bradbury's support of the candidacy of Colleen (Toy) White for a judicial office. Mr. Bradbury will, no doubt, use these manufactured charges of leniency to seek support for his "law and order" candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1994
We must protest the serious mischaracterization of our remarks after the arraignment in the Mark Thornton case. We did not "charge" Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury with basing his decision to seek the death penalty on political motives. In our view, neither Mr. Thornton's background, nor the crime that he is charged with, as tragic as it obviously is, justifies the death penalty in this case. We described the types of cases which in Ventura County have resulted in a verdict of death: multiple murders, men who have been previously convicted of murder, murders that occurred during the course of a sexual assault, and murders of children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1993
I protest the Metropolitan Water District's proposal to nearly double the annual parcel tax. I am vehemently opposed to this proposed assessment increase. More importantly, I oppose the MWD's high-handed management of the water resources of many Southern California counties. If the MWD thinks it's democratic or equitable to require 40% of the affected homeowners to protest a water bill increase, this only shows its criminal arrogance. Our district attorney should file a civil rights action in the interests of his constituents against the MWD, as has been done in San Diego County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991
Regarding your article on Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury, I was surprised the story (March 24) did not mention one of the main reasons that Mr. Bradbury has achieved notoriety among so many people. He is the only district attorney in the state who enforces an archaic law outlawing benefit drawings for nonprofit organizations. His shutdown of every major fund-raising effort by these organizations has cut deeply into the budgets that sustain many charitable groups and private schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1988
Mr. Bradbury, how could you fool yourself into thinking that World War II wouldn't have happened if Russia had not signed a pact with Nazi Germany?All those concentration camps also would not have existed, eh? LUCILLE GARBER Van Nuys
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2010 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
Second of two parts Mike Bradbury did what he could to flee the past. As 1990 began, he and his wife, Patty, sold their condo in Huntington Beach and moved with their two children to a small rental home in the Northern California town of Grass Valley. They allowed few reminders of their first-born daughter. One was a bumper sticker, affixed to the back of their aged VW. It featured a photograph of her, underscored by the words Help Find Laura. They didn't have the heart to peel the sticker off. The Bradburys told nobody in Grass Valley what had happened to them or why they were there.
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