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December 21, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lawyers for civil rights organizations said Wednesday that police officers in Los Angeles and Santa Monica have intentionally deprived criminal suspects of their constitutional rights by continuing to question them even after they request the chance to consult with a lawyer. Those allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday.
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November 23, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Street parking in Santa Monica is such a precious commodity that the city's Chamber of Commerce is suing the city over a new 28-block parking zone that grants residents a preferential permit and restricts the number of spots open to others. The chamber filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week to stop a new parking zone along a stretch of the busy commercial corridors of Wilshire, Lincoln and Santa Monica boulevards and nearby neighborhood streets.
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August 4, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Santa Monica officials, firing the latest volley in the fight over rent control, sued two groups of apartment owners Wednesday for allegedly misusing a state law to evict tenants so that the owners could move into the vacated apartments themselves. Members of the Santa Monica Rent Control Board, which filed the lawsuits in Superior Court, said the apartment owners were using the 2-year-old Ellis Act as a ruse to bypass the city's rent control laws and to intimidate tenants into moving.
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October 20, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
None of the jurors in Malibu realized it, but when they awarded James H. Bell $1.8 million on Wednesday they were also helping his lawyer, Carmen Trutanich, repay a debt--for Bell's saving his life. Bell, a 51-year-old former investigator for the district attorney's office, won the judgment against two Santa Monica police officers who injured him in 1991 when they mistook him for an unemployment-check fraud suspect.
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September 8, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most Santa Monica locals know Jerry Rubin as the suntanned and sandaled man with a bumper sticker and a hunger strike for nearly every liberal cause. This year, he's run an unusual campaign for Santa Monica City Council by refusing donations, volunteers and endorsements and asking for votes "only if you think I deserve it." The one thing Rubin demands, however, is that the phrase "peace activist" appear under his name on the November ballot.
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December 20, 1995 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a lawsuit expected to be filed in federal court today, lawyers for the ACLU, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and others allege that the Los Angeles and Santa Monica police departments routinely violate the Miranda rights of suspects they arrest.
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January 3, 1990 | JANE FRITSCH and JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Opposition to plans for a huge commercial development at the Santa Monica Airport mounted Tuesday as a citizens group filed a lawsuit to block it and Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley asked the city attorney's office to challenge it on environmental grounds.
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February 25, 1989
In a major victory for Santa Monica, a federal judge Friday granted the city's motion for summary judgment and ruled against a 93-year-old landlady challenging the city's strict rent control law. Landlords had hoped to use the case to overturn Santa Monica's rent controls on constitutional grounds. But U.S. District Judge Ronald S. W.
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November 12, 1987
A newly formed organization of landlords has taken aim against Santa Monica's tough rent control law in mounting what it hopes will become a statewide legal challenge to rent control. The group, called the Foundation for the Defense of Free Enterprise, has sponsored one lawsuit in U.S. District Court, pitting an 89-year-old Santa Monica landlady against the city, and plans at least five other suits attacking rent control laws on constitutional grounds, spokesman Geoffrey Strand said.
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May 18, 1991
Restaurateur Michael McCarty, who lost a bid to build a Santa Monica beachfront luxury hotel and community center in a bitter election last fall, has filed a claim against the city to recoup millions he spent on the project and for unspecified profits he had expected. City Atty. Robert M. Myers, calling the claim absurd, said he intends to reject it. A claim must be filed against the city before a lawsuit can be filed. McCarty was out of town and could not be reached.
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September 8, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most Santa Monica locals know Jerry Rubin as the suntanned and sandaled man with a bumper sticker and a hunger strike for nearly every liberal cause. This year, he's run an unusual campaign for Santa Monica City Council by refusing donations, volunteers and endorsements and asking for votes "only if you think I deserve it." The one thing Rubin demands, however, is that the phrase "peace activist" appear under his name on the November ballot.
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June 20, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charging that leaky gasoline storage tanks and pipelines have contaminated city water wells, Santa Monica officials sued seven major oil companies Monday in an attempt to force a $200-million cleanup. City leaders said the clean-burning gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, has seeped into ground water supplies at the eastern edge of Santa Monica and poisoned seven of the city's 11 wells.
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June 26, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Santa Monica, whose contaminated ground water may be an omen of the downside of cleaner-burning gasoline, is expected to announce an agreement today with two oil companies to begin solving the problem of its MTBE-polluted wells. In a deal worth at least $5 million, Shell Oil Co. and Chevron Corp. will begin efforts to clean the closed Charnock well field--which was once Santa Monica's largest source of drinking water.
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January 29, 1997 | FRANK CLIFFORD and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Faced with increasing evidence of drinking water pollution in California from a common fuel additive, state and federal regulators are struggling to curb the ill effects of a chemical they consider an overall plus for the environment. On Tuesday, the city of Santa Monica filed suit against Mobil Oil Corp., blaming leaks at a Mobil-owned gas station for contaminating water in city wells with the heavily used additive, known as MTBE.
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December 21, 1995 | ANTONIO OLIVO and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Lawyers for civil rights organizations said Wednesday that police officers in Los Angeles and Santa Monica have intentionally deprived criminal suspects of their constitutional rights by continuing to question them even after they request the chance to consult with a lawyer. Those allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed in federal court Wednesday.
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December 20, 1995 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a lawsuit expected to be filed in federal court today, lawyers for the ACLU, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and others allege that the Los Angeles and Santa Monica police departments routinely violate the Miranda rights of suspects they arrest.
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March 18, 1993 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A long-running wrangle between Los Angeles and neighboring cities about how to split the bill for sewage treatment and for the cost of improvements to the Hyperion sewage treatment plant in Playa Del Rey has degenerated into a tangle of litigation. In recent weeks, Los Angeles has filed suits against Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City and county Sanitation District 4, which oversees West Hollywood's sewage treatment at the Hyperion plant.
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October 14, 1995
Former Santa Monica Mayor Nathaniel Trives filed a $25-million claim against the city this week, contending that city officials defamed him by stating he had improperly borrowed money from the nonprofit housing rehabilitation agency he heads. In the claim, filed Thursday, he also accuses the city attorney and other senior city staff of wanting to stop funding the Neighborhood Resource and Development Corp. so that they can apply the money to "more politically acceptable" organizations.
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October 14, 1995
Former Santa Monica Mayor Nathaniel Trives filed a $25-million claim against the city this week, contending that city officials defamed him by stating he had improperly borrowed money from the nonprofit housing rehabilitation agency he heads. In the claim, filed Thursday, he also accuses the city attorney and other senior city staff of wanting to stop funding the Neighborhood Resource and Development Corp. so that they can apply the money to "more politically acceptable" organizations.
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March 18, 1993 | KATHLEEN KELLEHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A long-running wrangle between Los Angeles and neighboring cities about how to split the bill for sewage treatment and for the cost of improvements to the Hyperion sewage treatment plant in Playa Del Rey has degenerated into a tangle of litigation. In recent weeks, Los Angeles has filed suits against Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City and county Sanitation District 4, which oversees West Hollywood's sewage treatment at the Hyperion plant.
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