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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1988
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas has appointed Susan B. Finlay, presiding judge of the South Bay Municipal Court, to the California Judicial Council. The 21-member council oversees the state's judicial system, setting policy and recommending improvements to the courts, the governor and the Legislature. Finlay, San Diego's only representative on the council, will chair its subcommittee on municipal and justice courts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
A number of questionable expenses at the South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance, including a $4,600 Moscow trip for a law clerk and a series of seminars costing $8,400 for an administrator, have prompted a criminal investigation. The investigations by the district attorney's special investigations division and the county Chief Administrative Office began when a tipster reported that the South Bay court--which is expected to have a $2.
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January 10, 1985
The lead singer of the heavy-metal rock band Motley Crue pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving stemming from a Dec. 8 accident in which another rock musician was killed and two people were injured in Redondo Beach. Vincent Neil Wharton's plea was entered on his behalf by his lawyer, Michael Nasatir, in South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN
It can be a jarring experience to watch a judge address a television monitor bolted to the ceiling of his courtroom. It's even stranger to see the figures on the TV screen--a defendant and his lawyer--reply. But that is precisely what has been happening in Glendale Municipal Court since 1986, when an interactive video system was turned on linking Commissioner Daniel F. Calabro's courtroom with a jail holding cell a block away. Officials say the experiment--in which arraignments and probation violation hearings are conducted--has proven extremely successful.
NEWS
May 8, 1986
Christopher Crawford, 33, has been appointed administrator for the South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance. Presiding Judge Sandra Thompson said Crawford, who currently manages court services for the Los Angeles Municipal Court, was selected from among 35 applicants. The job pays $51,128 annually. Crawford replaces William Ayers, who resigned last year to practice law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991
A number of questionable expenses at the South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance, including a $4,600 Moscow trip for a law clerk and a series of seminars costing $8,400 for an administrator, have prompted a criminal investigation. The investigations by the district attorney's special investigations division and the county Chief Administrative Office began when a tipster reported that the South Bay court--which is expected to have a $2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1987
A South Bay Municipal Court judge was named Tuesday to preside in the trial of San Diego Municipal Judge Joseph Davis on a misdemeanor charge of beating his pregnant girlfriend. Judge James Edmunds will conduct the trial beginning Feb. 4 in the downtown San Diego courthouse, according to Presiding Judge H. Ronald Domnitz of the San Diego Municipal Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
It was a different kind of paper chase for the legal profession. Municipal courthouses in Torrance and Encino ran out of the toilet variety Thursday because of a dispute between the county and its supplier, prompting numerous complaints as well as some frantic searches in supply closets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1989 | PAUL FELDMAN
It can be a jarring experience to watch a judge address a television monitor bolted to the ceiling of his courtroom. It's even stranger to see the figures on the TV screen--a defendant and his lawyer--reply. But that is precisely what has been happening in Glendale Municipal Court since 1986, when an interactive video system was turned on linking Commissioner Daniel F. Calabro's courtroom with a jail holding cell a block away. Officials say the experiment--in which arraignments and probation violation hearings are conducted--has proven extremely successful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1988
William G. Willett has been elected presiding judge of the South Bay Municipal Court for 1988. Willett, who held the post in 1982, was elected by fellow Municipal Court judges. He replaces Judge Josh M. Fredricks. Willett, 43, has been a municipal judge since 1980. He will oversee the opening of a satellite court this spring at the Redondo Beach Pier, and said he is considering opening a night court at the Torrance courthouse to relieve overcrowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1988 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
It was a different kind of paper chase for the legal profession. Municipal courthouses in Torrance and Encino ran out of the toilet variety Thursday because of a dispute between the county and its supplier, prompting numerous complaints as well as some frantic searches in supply closets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1988
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas has appointed Susan B. Finlay, presiding judge of the South Bay Municipal Court, to the California Judicial Council. The 21-member council oversees the state's judicial system, setting policy and recommending improvements to the courts, the governor and the Legislature. Finlay, San Diego's only representative on the council, will chair its subcommittee on municipal and justice courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1987
A South Bay Municipal Court judge was named Tuesday to preside in the trial of San Diego Municipal Judge Joseph Davis on a misdemeanor charge of beating his pregnant girlfriend. Judge James Edmunds will conduct the trial beginning Feb. 4 in the downtown San Diego courthouse, according to Presiding Judge H. Ronald Domnitz of the San Diego Municipal Court.
NEWS
May 8, 1986
Christopher Crawford, 33, has been appointed administrator for the South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance. Presiding Judge Sandra Thompson said Crawford, who currently manages court services for the Los Angeles Municipal Court, was selected from among 35 applicants. The job pays $51,128 annually. Crawford replaces William Ayers, who resigned last year to practice law.
NEWS
January 10, 1985
The lead singer of the heavy-metal rock band Motley Crue pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving stemming from a Dec. 8 accident in which another rock musician was killed and two people were injured in Redondo Beach. Vincent Neil Wharton's plea was entered on his behalf by his lawyer, Michael Nasatir, in South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance.
SPORTS
March 16, 1993
A pretrial hearing on misdemeanor weapons charges was continued to March in South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance for UCLA linebacker Jamir Miller and his uncle, New York Jet defensive lineman Mark Gunn.
SPORTS
February 17, 1993 | JAMES FLANIGAN, From Staff and Wire Reports
UCLA linebacker Jamir Miller and his uncle, New York Jets lineman Mark Gunn, pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor weapons charges during their arraignment in South Bay Municipal Court in Torrance. A pretrial hearing was set for March 15.
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