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July 15, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A deputy district attorney who was fired last March for using cocaine while off duty has abandoned his fight to win reinstatement. Ralph Ayala, an eight-year prosecutor, dropped his county Civil Service Commission case on Tuesday "for both personal and career reasons" and to avoid "protracted litigation," his attorney said. In seeking to get his job back, Ayala, 35, had argued that he was the victim of "disparate treatment," citing the more lenient treatment accorded Deputy Dist. Atty.
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July 15, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
A deputy district attorney who was fired last March for using cocaine while off duty has abandoned his fight to win reinstatement. Ralph Ayala, an eight-year prosecutor, dropped his county Civil Service Commission case on Tuesday "for both personal and career reasons" and to avoid "protracted litigation," his attorney said. In seeking to get his job back, Ayala, 35, had argued that he was the victim of "disparate treatment," citing the more lenient treatment accorded Deputy Dist. Atty.
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March 31, 1987
A deputy Los Angeles County district attorney who was recently fired for allegedly using cocaine while off duty has been charged with misdemeanor counts of being under the influence of cocaine and being present at a location where controlled substances were in use. The charges against Ralph Ayala, 35, involve a late February incident for which the eight-year deputy was fired, according to authorities.
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June 12, 1985
J. P. Trotter Jr., the first suspect on the Los Angeles Police Department's 10 Most Wanted List, remained in jail for parole violation, despite dismissal of murder charges at a preliminary hearing. Trotter, 38, of Los Angeles was arrested May 7, about three months after he was placed on the list. He had been charged with the Oct. 19 strangulation of Stephanie Harris, 26, in her Hollywood apartment.
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March 28, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Ralph Ayala, an eight-year Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, has been fired for allegedly using cocaine while off duty, authorities announced Friday. In a prepared statement, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner declared that "the illegal possession or use of drugs by a deputy district attorney cannot be tolerated." "The kind of responsibility exercised by a prosecutor makes this a firing offense. That's my policy," he said.
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June 20, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former police commissioner who was fired after alleging that police officers improperly meddled in an ongoing dispute she had with her neighbors has been denied at least $20,000 in damages from the city and says she may file a lawsuit. City officials failed to respond to Linda Acaldo's claim for damages within 45 days after it was filed April 21, leaving the door open to a legal challenge by the ex-commissioner in the next six months.
SPORTS
May 20, 1986 | OLGA CONNOLLY, Olga Connolly won the gold medal in the women's discus in the 1956 Olympics while she competed for Czechoslovakia. But it was her cold-war romance with U.S. hammer thrower Harold Connolly that gained her the most attention. The international curtain was raised and Connolly, known then as Olga Fikotova, was allowed to emigrate to the United States. The couple settled in Southern California , although were divorced in 1973. Connolly competed in four other Olympics , finishing 7th in 1960, 12th in 1964, 6th in 1968 and 16th in 1972. It is always the responsibility of the track and field official to make sure that all the rules are followed before allowing a record in any event. And it's not an easy job. Above,
Many believe that the greatest thing about track and field is that nothing can be taken away from you if you earn it. What you accomplish is yours, whether clocked or measured, and if someone does not like your smile or the shape of your hips it is their problem, not yours. That is one reason track and field attracts individualists.
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September 2, 1988 | CHRIS FOSTER, Times Staff Writer
They're gone. That's the best news Garden Grove League football coaches have heard in awhile. After two years of Damon Fisher, Travin Lui and Ricky Lepule shredding opponents' defenses for Bolsa Grande High School, the league race is once again a league race. Coaches are talking about the team to beat rather than the team they'd like to beat. "I think everyone on Bolsa Grande's schedule has been waiting for them to graduate," Pacifica Coach Bill Craven said of the trio.
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