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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1993
South Pasadena has gone to court in a new effort to stave off the proposed extension of the Long Beach Freeway by claiming that Caltrans cannot build the project without the city's approval. South Pasadena filed the lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court, Mayor James Hodge said at a community meeting this week. Generally, California cities have the power to disapprove any state projects planned within their borders.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1999
A group of San Gabriel Valley cities and associations filed a friend of the court brief in federal court Friday seeking the completion of the Long Beach Freeway extension. Lawyers for the group argued in the brief that an extensive review of the project was conducted and that South Pasadena's proposed alternative was rejected on it merits. The coalition includes the cities of Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Duarte and San Marino. U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1988
The South Pasadena City Council has decided to use community redevelopment funds to finance a possible legal battle against a state plan to run the final link of the Long Beach Freeway through the center of the city. The council voted unanimously to tap into accrued tax money from the city's downtown redevelopment area rather than to appeal to voters for new tax revenue, as suggested last month by a citizens' group.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1999
A federal judge on Monday tentatively denied motions from federal and state attorneys to dismiss large parts of a South Pasadena lawsuit that seeks to block construction of the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension through that city and surrounding communities. However, in his tentative ruling, U.S. District Judge Dean D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1999
A federal judge on Monday tentatively denied motions from federal and state attorneys to dismiss large parts of a South Pasadena lawsuit that seeks to block construction of the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension through that city and surrounding communities. However, in his tentative ruling, U.S. District Judge Dean D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON
A woman whose allegations of sexual exploitation by South Pasadena police officers set the city in turmoil last year has leveled new charges in a $500,000 claim alleging that vengeful officers improperly held her in jail earlier this year. Theresa Goldston initially filed a claim last summer, saying that she had been involved with seven officers, including allegedly having on-duty sex with two who later left the department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1998
The battle over the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension just got a little nastier. Alhambra, the extension's biggest supporter, has filed a Superior Court lawsuit against South Pasadena, the freeway's biggest opponent, because South Pasadena's newly updated general plan assumes the freeway will never be built. The general plan, which basically dictates what can and cannot be built, makes only brief mention of the 6.2-mile freeway that would slice through the heart of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998
The city has filed a new federal lawsuit to block the construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension and to seek an injunction to prevent further preparations for its completion. The lawsuit is a response to a ruling by U.S. District Judge William Rea earlier this week that let expire a 25-year-old injunction preventing the purchases of property along the route and demolition of state structures there. Rea rejected the city's move to extend the injunction by adding to the 1973 lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998
A former South Pasadena police officer who pleaded no contest to a hit-and-run accident that shook the department filed a claim against the city Thursday, alleging that he was wrongfully terminated. Scott Ziegler's claim alleges that an arbitrator ruled that the city dismissed him in November 1996 without cause and that he was owed lost wages. City Manager Sean Joyce rejected that recommendation. The claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, does not state the damages Ziegler seeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1999
A federal judge tentatively denied Alhambra's request Thursday to join the federal government in defending a lawsuit filed by South Pasadena seeking to block construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson, after hearing arguments from Alhambra's attorney, said he would issue a final ruling later. South Pasadena for decades has stalled construction of the 6.2-mile freeway, which would slice through its community, as well as Pasadena and the Eastside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1999
A federal judge tentatively denied Alhambra's request Thursday to join the federal government in defending a lawsuit filed by South Pasadena seeking to block construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson, after hearing arguments from Alhambra's attorney, said he would issue a final ruling later. South Pasadena for decades has stalled construction of the 6.2-mile freeway, which would slice through its community, as well as Pasadena and the Eastside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1998
The battle over the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension just got a little nastier. Alhambra, the extension's biggest supporter, has filed a Superior Court lawsuit against South Pasadena, the freeway's biggest opponent, because South Pasadena's newly updated general plan assumes the freeway will never be built. The general plan, which basically dictates what can and cannot be built, makes only brief mention of the 6.2-mile freeway that would slice through the heart of the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1998
The city has filed a new federal lawsuit to block the construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension and to seek an injunction to prevent further preparations for its completion. The lawsuit is a response to a ruling by U.S. District Judge William Rea earlier this week that let expire a 25-year-old injunction preventing the purchases of property along the route and demolition of state structures there. Rea rejected the city's move to extend the injunction by adding to the 1973 lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1998
South Pasadena police officers, who were demoted last year as part of a department reorganization after a series of scandals, have filed claims against the city. The city clerk's office rejected the claims for $25,000 each from Sgts. Joseph Payne and Doug Brown, officers Gabriel Thierry, Robert Bartl and DeAnn Wheeless and former Lt. Joyce Ezzell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998
A former South Pasadena police officer who pleaded no contest to a hit-and-run accident that shook the department filed a claim against the city Thursday, alleging that he was wrongfully terminated. Scott Ziegler's claim alleges that an arbitrator ruled that the city dismissed him in November 1996 without cause and that he was owed lost wages. City Manager Sean Joyce rejected that recommendation. The claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, does not state the damages Ziegler seeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1997
City officials have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit by the owner of a car damaged in a hit-and-run crash involving an off-duty police officer that was allegedly covered up by his colleagues, officials said Wednesday. City Manager Sean Joyce said he will sign off on a settlement offered by the city's insurer, the Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and accepted by the plaintiff, Marisa Colatriano.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1999
A group of San Gabriel Valley cities and associations filed a friend of the court brief in federal court Friday seeking the completion of the Long Beach Freeway extension. Lawyers for the group argued in the brief that an extensive review of the project was conducted and that South Pasadena's proposed alternative was rejected on it merits. The coalition includes the cities of Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Duarte and San Marino. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1997
City officials have agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit by the owner of a car damaged in a hit-and-run crash involving an off-duty police officer that was allegedly covered up by his colleagues, officials said Wednesday. City Manager Sean Joyce said he will sign off on a settlement offered by the city's insurer, the Joint Powers Insurance Authority, and accepted by the plaintiff, Marisa Colatriano.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and RICHARD WINTON
A woman whose allegations of sexual exploitation by South Pasadena police officers set the city in turmoil last year has leveled new charges in a $500,000 claim alleging that vengeful officers improperly held her in jail earlier this year. Theresa Goldston initially filed a claim last summer, saying that she had been involved with seven officers, including allegedly having on-duty sex with two who later left the department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1996
In the third legal action against South Pasadena in a month, a former South Pasadena reserve police officer filed a claim against the city on Wednesday, alleging that he was unjustly fired for cursing at a radio dispatcher. George Brown worked as an unpaid volunteer reserve officer for three years before he was placed on administrative leave following the incident in fall 1995. He was dismissed last February.
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