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March 13, 1990
The Commission on Judicial Performance has dismissed formal disciplinary proceedings against Robert B. Lopez, 57, a veteran Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, because the jurist already has resigned. Lopez resigned Feb. 2 on the eve of a hearing that was to be held following his conviction for driving under the influence of drugs. He pleaded no contest last June.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1990
The Commission on Judicial Performance has dismissed formal disciplinary proceedings against Robert B. Lopez, 57, a veteran Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, because the jurist already has resigned. Lopez resigned Feb. 2 on the eve of a hearing that was to be held following his conviction for driving under the influence of drugs. He pleaded no contest last June.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1990
A veteran Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who pleaded no contest last summer to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs has resigned on the eve of a disciplinary hearing before the Commission on Judicial Performance. Robert B. Lopez, 57, who admitted to authorities that he smoked marijuana regularly, had been sentenced to 36 months of probation, ordered to enroll in a 90-day drug treatment program and fined $1,600.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1990
A veteran Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who pleaded no contest last summer to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs has resigned on the eve of a disciplinary hearing before the Commission on Judicial Performance. Robert B. Lopez, 57, who admitted to authorities that he smoked marijuana regularly, had been sentenced to 36 months of probation, ordered to enroll in a 90-day drug treatment program and fined $1,600.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs admitted to authorities that he smoked marijuana regularly, a prosecutor said Monday. Robert B. Lopez, 56, who has served as a Superior Court judge for 13 years, entered his plea to the single misdemeanor charge in Van Nuys Municipal Court last week. Additional misdemeanor charges of being under the influence of cocaine and possession of marijuana were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, Deputy City Atty.
NEWS
April 2, 1985
Civil penalties totaling $64,000 were levied against former San Diego City Councilman Michael Schaefer by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert B. Lopez for 64 health and safety violations at three Los Angeles properties he formerly owned. Another Superior Court judge sentenced Schaefer to 35 days in jail in 1982 for contempt of court because he failed to clean up unsafe and unsanitary conditions at one of those structures, a 68-unit apartment building at 1621 S. Grand Ave.
NEWS
May 17, 1990
Gov. George Deukmejian has announced two appointments to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Municipal Judge Patti S. Kitching, 48, of Palos Verdes Estates, will replace Judge Robert B. Lopez, who retired. Municipal Judge Judith L. Champagne, 45, of Santa Monica, will replace Judge Vernon G. Foster, who also retired. Kitching has degrees from UCLA and Loyola, and has been a deputy attorney general in Los Angeles as well as senior counsel for the Bank of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1985
A judge has ordered former San Diego Councilman Michael Schaefer to pay $64,000 for violating city health and safety regulations at apartment buildings he owned here. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert B. Lopez also directed Schaefer to reimburse the city $9,959 for its investigative costs as well as the cost of the lawsuit filed by the city attorney's office.
NEWS
December 18, 1985 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
Seventeen area clergymen joined lawyers for the poor Tuesday in asking a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to order the county to immediately increase its general relief provision for shelter to get more homeless people off the streets. Asking for status as friends of the court in the case, the clergy representatives lent their support to the contention that the $143 a month currently designated for housing grants to qualified single unemployed county residents is inadequate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1987 | MYRNA OLIVER, Times Legal Affairs Writer
A state Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the assessment of $64,000 in civil penalties against slumlord Michael Schaefer for failing to clean up three rat- and roach-infested apartment buildings but excused him from paying nearly $10,000 in investigative costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A veteran Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who pleaded no contest to a charge of driving under the influence of drugs admitted to authorities that he smoked marijuana regularly, a prosecutor said Monday. Robert B. Lopez, 56, who has served as a Superior Court judge for 13 years, entered his plea to the single misdemeanor charge in Van Nuys Municipal Court last week. Additional misdemeanor charges of being under the influence of cocaine and possession of marijuana were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, Deputy City Atty.
NEWS
November 8, 1985 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
Over their objections, lawyers representing the Church of Scientology in a civil case brought by a former member were ordered Thursday to appear for trial before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald E. Swearinger. Swearinger was the second judge to whom they objected having the case reassigned for trial Thursday after unsuccessfully moving for a continuance or a change of venue on grounds of pretrial publicity. First assigned to Judge Robert B.
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