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July 21, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst moved Tuesday to dismiss a civil misconduct charge filed by the county grand jury against Mayor Susan Golding stemming from her campaign to build a downtown baseball park to keep the Padres from leaving San Diego. "If the mayor had done something that would require her removal from office, I would have prosecuted her in a New York minute," Pfingst said. "She didn't." If brought to trial and convicted, Golding could have been dismissed from office.
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September 12, 2009 | Tony Perry; Mark Medina, Staff And Wire Reports
No charges will be filed against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman for an incident last weekend involving reality TV actress Tila Nguyen , San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis announced Friday. "Our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed," Dumanis said in a statement. "This case is now closed. No further comment will be made." Nguyen, also known as Tila Tequila, had signed a citizen's arrest form that said she was choked and restrained by Merriman at his home in Poway early Sunday.
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February 16, 2001 | TONY PERRY and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst said Thursday that he plans an appeal to preserve the right of prosecutors under a recent state ballot measure to unilaterally decide whether juveniles should be tried as adults in certain serious crimes. Pfingst said he is confident that the California Supreme Court will overturn a decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal in a case in which Pfingst is attempting to try eight teenagers in Superior Court on charges of attacking five Mexican laborers.
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February 16, 2001 | TONY PERRY and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst said Thursday that he plans an appeal to preserve the right of prosecutors under a recent state ballot measure to unilaterally decide whether juveniles should be tried as adults in certain serious crimes. Pfingst said he is confident that the California Supreme Court will overturn a decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal in a case in which Pfingst is attempting to try eight teenagers in Superior Court on charges of attacking five Mexican laborers.
SPORTS
September 12, 2009 | Tony Perry; Mark Medina, Staff And Wire Reports
No charges will be filed against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman for an incident last weekend involving reality TV actress Tila Nguyen , San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis announced Friday. "Our office has determined there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that any crime was committed," Dumanis said in a statement. "This case is now closed. No further comment will be made." Nguyen, also known as Tila Tequila, had signed a citizen's arrest form that said she was choked and restrained by Merriman at his home in Poway early Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was last New Year's Eve when Fred Ferrazzano lost his cool and demanded that state Fish and Game Department officials stop developers from burying his stream. "That was the day that the bulldozers moved over on my property and started building a dam," Ferrazzano said. "I'm not against development, but I am against raping the land."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney cleared law enforcement officers in two of San Diego County's most controversial shootings Friday by concluding that officers in both cases were legally justified in shooting to death their unarmed victims. Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller said reserve Sheriff's Deputy John S. Wickham would not be held criminally liable for fatally shooting 21-year-old Jeffrey Bray in the back of the head in Vista last May as Bray shifted his truck into reverse and collided with a patrol car.
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June 4, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since 1971, Los Angeles County has had five district attorneys, Orange County two, and San Francisco three. San Diego County has had Edwin L. Miller Jr. Miller, 68, has the longest tenure of any district attorney in the state's 58 counties. Only the D.A.s in rural Stanislaus and Sonoma counties even come close. In four of his five reelection campaigns he ran unopposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
William Gore, FBI special agent in charge of the San Diego office, will retire at the end of January and become chief of investigations for the San Diego County district attorney's office.
NEWS
July 21, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Paul Pfingst moved Tuesday to dismiss a civil misconduct charge filed by the county grand jury against Mayor Susan Golding stemming from her campaign to build a downtown baseball park to keep the Padres from leaving San Diego. "If the mayor had done something that would require her removal from office, I would have prosecuted her in a New York minute," Pfingst said. "She didn't." If brought to trial and convicted, Golding could have been dismissed from office.
NEWS
June 4, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since 1971, Los Angeles County has had five district attorneys, Orange County two, and San Francisco three. San Diego County has had Edwin L. Miller Jr. Miller, 68, has the longest tenure of any district attorney in the state's 58 counties. Only the D.A.s in rural Stanislaus and Sonoma counties even come close. In four of his five reelection campaigns he ran unopposed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1991 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was last New Year's Eve when Fred Ferrazzano lost his cool and demanded that state Fish and Game Department officials stop developers from burying his stream. "That was the day that the bulldozers moved over on my property and started building a dam," Ferrazzano said. "I'm not against development, but I am against raping the land."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney cleared law enforcement officers in two of San Diego County's most controversial shootings Friday by concluding that officers in both cases were legally justified in shooting to death their unarmed victims. Dist. Atty. Edwin Miller said reserve Sheriff's Deputy John S. Wickham would not be held criminally liable for fatally shooting 21-year-old Jeffrey Bray in the back of the head in Vista last May as Bray shifted his truck into reverse and collided with a patrol car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1991
The 288 slot machines confiscated in a raid last week on three East County gambling halls contained more than $21,000, officials said. Late Friday afternoon, San Diego Sheriff's Department officials finished counting quarters from the machines taken Wednesday from the Barona, Viejas and Sycuan Indian reservation parlors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992
I am writing in response to the article on the San Diego district attorney's report on Waste Management Inc. ("San Diego D.A. Issues Alert About Trash Firm," April 2). That report is biased, unprofessional and an incomplete effort that bears little resemblance to our company. A responsible explanation for the bias in the report may lie in San Diego County's opposition to private sector involvement in waste disposal projects. More comprehensive, independent reviews of our company performed by other cities and nationally recognized consulting firms have documented Waste Management's leadership role in the environmental services industry.
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