CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1987
The UCLA School of Law held its 35th graduation ceremonies Sunday in the Architecture Quadrangle. Malcolm Lucas, chief justice of California, was the keynote speaker. He said . . . Prof. Eric Zolt, chosen 1987 Professor of the Year by the graduating class, also spoke. Degrees: 295 juris doctorate and 10 master of laws degrees awarded. Other Graduations: Mount St. Mary's College, in the Circle and Chapel Terrace on the Chalon Campus.
April 13, 1991 |
Richard Francis Cavanaugh Hayden, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who co-created the "Bench Book" of procedure used by all California criminal court judges, has died. He was 73. Hayden, who retired in 1981 after 20 years on the bench, died April 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of cancer. As a judge, Hayden was known for his innovative sentencing, such as ordering two pickpockets to wear heavy mittens as a condition of probation.
September 28, 1997 |
From childbirth to murder, certain human events can create their own anodynes, protectively wiping the memory clean of a pain or horror too wrenching for recall. Cities are like that, too. Los Angeles, which can chattily revisit its earthquakes and riots as if it were leafing through family albums, has allowed to disappear from its civic memory the crisis that, 20 years ago, pulled this place apart like so much saltwater taffy. The courts, mildly, called it "desegregation."
October 4, 2003 |
A skirmish in the battle for control of Freedom Communications Inc. shifted Friday to probate court, where a judge was asked to determine whether a trustee holding a key block of the company's common stock has the authority to vote the shares. Orange County Superior Court Judge Marjorie Laird Carter set a hearing on the matter for Nov.
September 16, 2003 |
Three Freedom Communications Inc. heirs lost a round Monday in their court battle to stop a trustee from voting a key block of Freedom shares this fall, when stockholders are scheduled to decide whether to sell the family-owned empire that includes the Orange County Register. The shares once belonged to James H. Hoiles, who died in 1964 and left assets including 3.8% of Freedom's stock in a trust with the income going to his widow, Patricia G. Hoiles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1997
The recent account in your newspaper and other news media of the threatened recall of Judge Nancy Wieben Stock focuses upon the misconception of the function of the judge in our society and the broad use of the recall petition. We ask our judges that they provide the stability of our society in applying the laws. We cannot ask for more because we have assigned to the legislature and to the people the function of passing the laws, and have restricted the judiciary to the rules to be used in interpreting and applying these laws.