July 29, 1990
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard Montes, supervising judge of the Family Law Departments, has received an Achievement Award from the National Assn. of Counties for changing the court's method of handling divorce cases, allowing for quicker resolutions. Montes, a former mayor of San Gabriel, was appointed to Alhambra Municipal Court in 1976 and Superior Court in 1980. He has been supervising judge of the Family Law Departments since Jan. 1, 1989. James H.
November 2, 1991 |
Farm Workers Demonstrate at Supermarket: Hundreds of farm workers staged a noisy protest outside a Vons supermarket in Pasadena after a judge refused to take immediate action in a battle over the use of pesticides on California table grapes. Members of Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers union came in vans from as far south as Calexico near the Mexican border expecting a ruling from Superior Court Judge Richard Montes.
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March 18, 1997 |
Richard Montes, administrative assistant to 39th District Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar), will discuss legislation introduced by Cardenas at a meeting of the Sylmar Community Coordinating Council on Wednesday. Cardenas has introduced 20 bills since being elected to the Legislature last year, Montes said. Cardenas is the first Latino to represent the San Fernando Valley in the Assembly, occupying the seat held for many years by Richard Katz, who was forced to retire in 1996 by term limits.
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May 14, 1993 |
Convicted serial killer Randy Kraft, on Death Row for the sexual torture murders of 16 men, claims in a $60-million libel lawsuit that a book about his grisly crime spree defames his good name. Superior Court Judge Richard Montes, who is weighing whether to dismiss the suit, may hear arguments today over the telephone from Kraft, who is in San Quentin State Prison.
February 11, 1996
I was shocked by the way statistics on child homicide were presented in "Slayings of Children Decline" (Jan. 31). The fact that 39 children were killed by parents or caretakers in 1994 was presented as some sort of victory for the system. Nearly one-third of those small victims had been referred to protective services, so the county and courts failed these children. I am also shocked by how many months it has taken the Board of Supervisors to wake up. As the grandmother of Lance Helms (murdered April 6, 1995)
June 20, 1991 |
A Pasadena Superior Court judge, in what has been described as an unusually harsh sanction, fined an Arcadia attorney more than $11,000 for filing a "frivolous" lawsuit against a former client. Ronald N. Gottschalk, being sued for legal malpractice, had responded to the suit by accusing the ex-client and his family of alleged racketeering violations that he claimed damaged his law practice. But Presiding Judge Richard Montes criticized Gottschalk's 71-page, $17.