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September 27, 2001 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing to give Ventura County voters a choice for district attorney for the first time in more than two decades, prosecutor Ron Bamieh formally kicked off his campaign for the office Wednesday. Bamieh is running against Chief Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Totten, the top aide to Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury, who last week announced plans to retire from the job after his sixth term ends in 2003.
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February 16, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant
When former Olympic shot-putter David Laut was gunned down outside his Oxnard home last year, his wife told police he was killed by prowlers. But the case took a surprising twist over the weekend when Jane Laut was arrested on suspicion of shooting her husband, and her attorney alleged that she had been a longtime victim of domestic abuse. Jane Laut, 52, was taken into custody Saturday and remains in Ventura County Jail in lieu of $3-million bond, said her attorney, Ron Bamieh.
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November 14, 2001 | TINA DIRMANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County law enforcement groups turned out in force Tuesday to support district attorney candidate Greg Totten. He picked up endorsements from the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Assn., the Professional Peace Officers Assn. and unions representing Oxnard, Santa Paula, Port Hueneme and Ventura police departments. The only major law enforcement group that didn't endorse Totten was the Simi Valley Police Assn., which last week backed prosecutor Ron Bamieh, Totten's only rival in the race.
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July 17, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County prosecutor admitted Tuesday that law enforcement officials were dishonest in their dealings with a woman who provided key details about a 1998 slaying and was then charged with murder. Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Ron Bamieh told a judge presiding over Bridget Callahan's preliminary hearing that his office failed to "do the right thing" by not offering Callahan a deal in return for her cooperation. "We should have dealt her out prior to the grand jury," Bamieh testified.
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December 2, 2001
I read with dismay the Nov. 25 letter by Adam Pearlman, which impugned the integrity of Chief Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Totten for the independent actions of Dr. Michael Bakst of Community Memorial Hospital. Mr. Pearlman should have identified himself as an ardent supporter of Ron Bamieh, Mr. Totten's opponent in the upcoming election for district attorney. By all accounts, Mr. Totten had absolutely nothing to do with the letter written by Dr. Bakst. Even assuming that Dr. Bakst erred in judgment by sending his personal letter to hospital staff on company stationery, it is patently unfair to use the incident to malign Mr. Totten's character.
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February 3, 2002
I am a mother and schoolteacher. My entire life revolves around the protection and growth of our children. I care deeply about the community in which my children and my students will be raised. We must provide for our children the safest and best community we can. I have known Ron Bamieh for years. I have seen him put away wife beaters, rapists and skinhead murderers. With every victory, my respect for Ron has grown. I believe that he is truly a man who protects our community. I cannot help but feel that if every prosecutor worked as hard as Ron Bamieh, our community would be rid of criminals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2001
In your article of Nov. 6 titled "Bamieh Ad Criticized by Rival in D.A. Race," Mr. Bamieh alludes to Mr. Totten's years of leadership as bureaucratic experience. If management of the district attorney's office is considered bureaucratic, then I wonder why Mr. Bamieh wants to be the top bureaucrat? The choice for voters is clear. The first candidate is Greg Totten, who was a veteran prosecutor long before Mr. Bamieh graduated from law school. After distinguishing himself by his leadership locally, Greg was chosen by the California District Attorneys Assn.
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February 10, 2002
I have listened to both candidates for district attorney and heard what they have to say and, frankly, I am not impressed by Greg Totten at all. He has not given any real reasons why he should be in the office, unless you count riding on people's coattails as a real reason to be in office. He expects to win just because he is a part of the good old boy network! It is time for a new D.A. who really wants to make a difference in our community. I am very impressed with Ron Bamieh. I've known him personally for several years and can attest to the fact that he truly cares about our community.
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November 6, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV and TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An early campaign controversy erupted Monday over a television ad by district attorney candidate Ron Bamieh that says he is "Ventura County's most experienced prosecutor." The 30-second spot narrated by former state Sen. Cathie Wright of Simi Valley drew an immediate response from Bamieh's rival in the race, 47-year-old Chief Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Totten. "I was trying cases when Bamieh was still a kid," Totten said.
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February 14, 2002
I am supporting Ron Bamieh for district attorney because he represents everything that is good about Ventura County. I don't care that his father is helping to fund what we all know are expensive campaigns. What I do care about is that Bamieh is blessed to have a father who loves and supports him and is willing to quite literally put his money where his mouth is. Don't we all wish we had a father who loved us so much and was successful enough to be able to help? Three cheers for Bamieh's dad. Three cheers for a loving family with strong values!
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February 27, 2002 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Simi Valley City Councilwoman Barbra Williamson's endorsement of district attorney candidate Ron Bamieh on city letterhead looked pretty official. But the phone number for City Hall was one digit off. The city's Web site wasn't quite right. And a disclaimer in small print at the bottom of the mailer explained that the letter was paid for by the Bamieh campaign.
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February 17, 2002
Ron Bamieh will bring a breath of fresh air and some much-needed direction to the Ventura County district attorney's office. I have met Bamieh, and he will make our children and our families safe by cracking down on violence, gangs and drugs. Bamieh cares about senior citizens and will ensure their safety by prosecuting and preventing elder abuse. He is reaching out to the different communities within the county and wants to give them a voice in the district attorney's office through his Community Prosecutor's Program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2002
I am supporting Ron Bamieh for district attorney because he represents everything that is good about Ventura County. I don't care that his father is helping to fund what we all know are expensive campaigns. What I do care about is that Bamieh is blessed to have a father who loves and supports him and is willing to quite literally put his money where his mouth is. Don't we all wish we had a father who loved us so much and was successful enough to be able to help? Three cheers for Bamieh's dad. Three cheers for a loving family with strong values!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2002
I have listened to both candidates for district attorney and heard what they have to say and, frankly, I am not impressed by Greg Totten at all. He has not given any real reasons why he should be in the office, unless you count riding on people's coattails as a real reason to be in office. He expects to win just because he is a part of the good old boy network! It is time for a new D.A. who really wants to make a difference in our community. I am very impressed with Ron Bamieh. I've known him personally for several years and can attest to the fact that he truly cares about our community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turning up the heat in the Ventura County district attorney's race, candidate Greg Totten accused his opponent Wednesday of misleading voters by exaggerating his trial experience in a barrage of radio and television ads. It is an assertion Totten has made before. This time, the 47-year-old second-in-command of the district attorney's office did so at a noon news conference, flanked by 30 prosecutors whose association endorsed him earlier this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2002
I am a mother and schoolteacher. My entire life revolves around the protection and growth of our children. I care deeply about the community in which my children and my students will be raised. We must provide for our children the safest and best community we can. I have known Ron Bamieh for years. I have seen him put away wife beaters, rapists and skinhead murderers. With every victory, my respect for Ron has grown. I believe that he is truly a man who protects our community. I cannot help but feel that if every prosecutor worked as hard as Ron Bamieh, our community would be rid of criminals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2002 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Turning up the heat in the Ventura County district attorney's race, candidate Greg Totten accused his opponent Wednesday of misleading voters by exaggerating his trial experience in a barrage of radio and television ads. It is an assertion Totten has made before. This time, the 47-year-old second-in-command of the district attorney's office did so at a noon news conference, flanked by 30 prosecutors whose association endorsed him earlier this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002 | TRACY WILSON and MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Backed by his wealthy father and a list of national GOP political figures, prosecutor Ron Bamieh has taken a commanding fund-raising lead in the race for Ventura County district attorney. Campaign finance reports show the 35-year-old political neophyte has amassed $313,500 since the start of his campaign, outpacing opponent Greg Totten by nearly 2 to 1. Bamieh's father, a San Mateo businessman and major GOP contributor, has donated $239,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2002
Question: Your critics say you are brash, ambitious and self-centered. Are they right and how do your more aggressive tendencies fit into the administrative role of district attorney? Bamieh: Well, you can have whatever opinion you have of me. I am a very aggressive prosecutor, no doubt about it. I am tenacious. But what you do in court is different from what you do as a person in your everyday life.
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