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June 23, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan moved quickly Tuesday to fill an upcoming vacancy on his most important city commission, the panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department, and at the same time tapped a well-known law professor and commentator for a post on the city's ethics board. In both cases, Riordan turned to lawyers and in both cases to women: He named labor attorney and Ethics Commissioner Raquelle de la Rocha to the civilian board that sets policy for the LAPD.
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May 24, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daniel Jay Bussel, the husband of Los Angeles Police Commissioner Raquelle de la Rocha, pleaded not guilty to a vehicular manslaughter charge Tuesday, two months after he allegedly struck two pedestrians in a Van Nuys crosswalk, killing one. Bussel, a professor at the UCLA Law School, was turning right at about 4 mph onto Fulton Avenue when he hit the victims, according to the police report. His wife's 11-year-old daughter was a passenger in the vehicle.
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July 25, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an appointment that won wide applause, Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday named Raquelle de la Rocha, a UCLA law professor and member of the state Fair Political Practices Commission, as new president of the city Ethics Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan moved quickly Tuesday to fill an upcoming vacancy on his most important city commission, the panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department, and at the same time tapped a well-known law professor and commentator for a post on the city's ethics board. In both cases, Riordan turned to lawyers and in both cases to women: He named labor attorney and Ethics Commissioner Raquelle de la Rocha to the civilian board that sets policy for the LAPD.
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October 7, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's Ethics Commission discussed the status of its executive director, Benjamin Bycel, for nearly an hour Friday behind closed doors, and then its new president, Raquelle de la Rocha, issued a terse statement saying the commission had taken no action, leaving him in the job he has held nearly five years. But that may be only for now. De la Rocha would not say whether Bycel's future will be taken up again when the commission meets in two weeks.
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August 12, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA law professor Raquelle de la Rocha won unanimous City Council confirmation Friday as the new president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, shortly after she told a council committee her initial emphasis will be on "education and compliance" rather than "enforcement." "Discretion is not always a weakness," De la Rocha said, after Councilman Mike Feuer asked if she would be aggressive toward wrongdoers. "A proper role is not to prosecute in some instances," she said.
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July 25, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an appointment that won wide applause, Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday named Raquelle de la Rocha, a UCLA law professor and member of the state Fair Political Practices Commission, as new president of the city Ethics Commission.
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November 1, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council is going to let stand the Ethics Commission's recent firing of founding Executive Director Benjamin Bycel, City Hall sources confirmed Tuesday. But no one expects the council's apparent unwillingness to exercise its power to overturn the firing to put an end to the 2-week-old controversy. More debate over the 3-1 vote to fire Bycel--taken without explanation during a closed-door commission session Oct.
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May 24, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Daniel Jay Bussel, the husband of Los Angeles Police Commissioner Raquelle de la Rocha, pleaded not guilty to a vehicular manslaughter charge Tuesday, two months after he allegedly struck two pedestrians in a Van Nuys crosswalk, killing one. Bussel, a professor at the UCLA Law School, was turning right at about 4 mph onto Fulton Avenue when he hit the victims, according to the police report. His wife's 11-year-old daughter was a passenger in the vehicle.
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RE "Rostropovich's Life Combined Glory, Sorrow," April 28: Mark Swed comments, "in later years, [Mstislav] Rostropovich did not know when to stop playing his cello." Fortunately, that was true, for I was blessed with the opportunity to see the then-77-year-old master play the Dvorak concerto with his unique passionate phrasing. In contrast, Pablo Casals was accessible to me in the 1960s only through my parents' LP recordings of his White House performance. I shall always cherish the hour I sat enraptured as the septuagenarian Slava awed us with his brilliance with the Santa Barbara Symphony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council is going to let stand the Ethics Commission's recent firing of founding Executive Director Benjamin Bycel, City Hall sources confirmed Tuesday. But no one expects the council's apparent unwillingness to exercise its power to overturn the firing to put an end to the 2-week-old controversy. More debate over the 3-1 vote to fire Bycel--taken without explanation during a closed-door commission session Oct.
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October 7, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's Ethics Commission discussed the status of its executive director, Benjamin Bycel, for nearly an hour Friday behind closed doors, and then its new president, Raquelle de la Rocha, issued a terse statement saying the commission had taken no action, leaving him in the job he has held nearly five years. But that may be only for now. De la Rocha would not say whether Bycel's future will be taken up again when the commission meets in two weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA law professor Raquelle de la Rocha won unanimous City Council confirmation Friday as the new president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, shortly after she told a council committee her initial emphasis will be on "education and compliance" rather than "enforcement." "Discretion is not always a weakness," De la Rocha said, after Councilman Mike Feuer asked if she would be aggressive toward wrongdoers. "A proper role is not to prosecute in some instances," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an appointment that won wide applause, Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday named Raquelle de la Rocha, a UCLA law professor and member of the state Fair Political Practices Commission, as new president of the city Ethics Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1995 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an appointment that won wide applause, Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday named Raquelle de la Rocha, a UCLA law professor and member of the state Fair Political Practices Commission, as new president of the city Ethics Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2000
Attorney Gerald L. Chaleff on Tuesday was reelected president of the Police Commission, the civilian panel that sets policy for the Los Angeles Police Department. The five commission members, appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, choose their own president at the start of each fiscal year. Chaleff, a well-known criminal defense lawyer appointed to the panel in 1997, was tapped last year to fill the post vacated by Edith R. Perez, whose term had expired.
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February 3, 2001 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA law professor Daniel Jay Bussel was convicted of vehicular manslaughter Friday, nearly a year after he struck two pedestrians in a Van Nuys crosswalk, killing one. Bussel, 40, the husband of Los Angeles Police Commissioner Raquelle de la Rocha, faces a maximum sentence of one year in County Jail, a one-year revocation of his driver's license and a $1,000 fine. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth A. Lippitt in Van Nuys scheduled sentencing for Monday.
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