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September 20, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
The San Fernando Valley College of Law will celebrate a return to the use of its original name at a ribbon-cutting ceremony tonight. The Valley's only law school, founded in 1962, merged with the University of La Verne in 1985, making it the University of La Verne, San Fernando Valley College of Law campus. The university also runs a law school in Ontario that next month will apply for American Bar Assn. approval.
November 21, 1990
Joseph Peter Lamont, founding president of the University of San Fernando Valley College of Law, has died in Lewisburg, Pa. He was 81. Lamont, formerly of Sepulveda, died Friday of cancer, said Leo L. Mann, who co-founded the school with Lamont. It merged with another school three years ago to become the University of La Verne College of Law at San Fernando Valley. Born Feb. 28, 1909, in Manhattan, N.Y., Lamont graduated with a bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in 1931.
June 13, 1990
Roger Lee Weigand, a bank executive who served as a volunteer coach for youth sport teams, has died in Sherman Oaks. He was 45. Weigand was an executive vice president with Sears Savings Bank for 13 years and recently worked one year at Glendale Federal Bank. His hobby was helping children to excel in sports. He died Saturday of a rare blood disease, said his wife, Rio Weigand. Born May 9, 1945, in Naperville, Ill., Weigand moved to North Hollywood with his parents at age 2.
September 14, 1991
Oskar Stark, a Woodland Hills attorney who specialized in personal injury and civil litigation, has died at a West Hills hospital. He was 56. Stark died Thursday of cancer, said his wife, Sherry Stark. Born in Los Angeles, Stark graduated in 1952 from John Burroughs High School in Burbank. Stark earned a bachelor's degree in business from Cal State Los Angeles and a law degree from San Fernando Valley College of Law.
August 22, 1996
Thomas Lajcik, a Thousand Oaks attorney and 21-year Ventura County resident, has died. He was 59. Lajcik died on Monday after suffering a heart attack while hiking in Thousand Oaks. Born in Oak Park, Ill. in 1937, Lajcik graduated from Morton High School in 1954. After attending the University of Chicago, Lajcik earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati in 1950. Once out of college, Lajcik went to work as a research chemist in Cincinnati.
July 29, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
In a class catalog, it probably would be listed as "College Promotion 101. " That's what it looks like along U.S. 101 in the western San Fernando Valley, where a proliferation of large directional signs point the way to local colleges and vocational schools. In all, school operators have managed to get 36 of the green signs placed along a seven-mile stretch of the Ventura Freeway in Tarzana and Woodland Hills. It's the largest cluster of college directional signs in the Los Angeles area.
January 20, 1987 | DANIEL AKST, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-five years ago, a couple of Sun Valley Rotarians decided that what the San Fernando Valley needed was a law school. One was a lawyer who had attended night school, the other a public relations man. Together they formed the San Fernando Valley College of Law, and it was an instant success. The '60s were boom times for law schools. Enrollment soared and tuitions poured in. The lawyer and the press agent were soon working at the school full-time. Things are not quite so rosy nowadays.
June 17, 2001 | JANET WISCOMBE
Seated in a gilded corner office at one of the city's most powerful law firms--Manatt, Phelps & Phillips--senior partner Lisa Specht exudes energy and elan. With no social pedigree or college degree when she zoomed into prominence three decades ago, the distinguished government and land-use attorney is a champion of civic causes and the rights of women and children. In February, Specht became president of the nine-member Los Angeles Coliseum Commission.
May 13, 1989 | KENNETH T. YAMADA, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian appointed two Orange County judges Friday, promoting a Municipal Court jurist and filling that vacancy with a Newport Beach lawyer, a spokesman said. Judge William R. Froeberg , 39, was sworn in as a Superior Court judge after having served 3 years as a Municipal Court judge in Santa Ana. He will be replaced on the Municipal Court bench by attorney Claude E. Whitney, 58. Froeberg said Friday that he is looking forward to the challenges of Superior Court.
July 2, 1986 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, Times Religion Writer
Burton S. Levinson, a Los Angeles attorney who has been active in efforts to improve conditions for Soviet Jews, has been named national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the prominent Jewish human rights organization. Levinson, 55, has been chairman of the Anti-Defamation League's National Executive Committee for the last four years and will serve a four-year term in his new post, succeeding Kenneth J. Bialkin of New York.
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