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April 19, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by recent criticism from attorneys, some judges in the nation's largest federal court district are fighting back with a controversial proposal to punish lawyers who make disparaging remarks about them. A new disciplinary rule being pushed by a committee of federal judges in Southern California would disbar, suspend or fine attorneys who make remarks that "impugn the character or integrity of any judicial officer."
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March 21, 2014 | By Yifan Zhu
As Chinese tourists spill from their tour bus into the Beverly Center, Charlie Gu hands each one a sleek black envelope. Inside: a Chinese-language map of the mall and a special discount card. Gu, the center's Mandarin-speaking Chinese specialist, asks shoppers about what they're looking for and circles relevant stores on the map. "L.K. Bennett is a favorite of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge," he advises one. "You should definitely take a look. " The personal touch is more than just the usual attempt to cozy up to well-heeled shoppers.
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August 5, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House-passed legislation dividing the Central Judicial District of California into three parts will have little effect in Orange County and falls far short of the long-sought goal of creating a separate federal jurisdiction for the area, officials said Tuesday. The legislation, approved Monday by a voice vote, mainly benefits the Inland Empire counties of San Bernardino and Riverside by permitting construction of a new federal courthouse to serve the growing population there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Career prosecutor John S. Gordon has applied to be the next U.S. attorney in Los Angeles--the top federal law enforcement official in seven Southern California counties. Gordon, 43, has served as the interim U.S. attorney since April, when he replaced Alejandro Mayorkas. Gordon has been an assistant U.S. attorney for 17 years and served as head of the office's drug unit and the criminal division. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Gordon has a reputation as a blunt, hard-nosed prosecutor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Career prosecutor John S. Gordon has applied to be the next U.S. attorney in Los Angeles--the top federal law enforcement official in seven Southern California counties. Gordon, 43, has served as the interim U.S. attorney since April, when he replaced Alejandro Mayorkas. Gordon has been an assistant U.S. attorney for 17 years and served as head of the office's drug unit and the criminal division. A graduate of Stanford Law School, Gordon has a reputation as a blunt, hard-nosed prosecutor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a massive expansion of the nation's drug war, narcotics traffickers and users busted by federal law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles and nationwide are doing far less time in prison than in years past, according to interviews and new data released Sunday.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2014 | By Yifan Zhu
As Chinese tourists spill from their tour bus into the Beverly Center, Charlie Gu hands each one a sleek black envelope. Inside: a Chinese-language map of the mall and a special discount card. Gu, the center's Mandarin-speaking Chinese specialist, asks shoppers about what they're looking for and circles relevant stores on the map. "L.K. Bennett is a favorite of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge," he advises one. "You should definitely take a look. " The personal touch is more than just the usual attempt to cozy up to well-heeled shoppers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Department of Water and Power has begun the court-ordered construction of a project to send water flowing into a 62-mile stretch of the Lower Owens River, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday. The project will reverse damage to the river's environment caused by L.A.'s diversion of water from the Owens Valley to Southern California. The courts have fined the city $5,000 a day since September for delays -- or $645,000 -- and another $2.
NEWS
February 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State Farm Insurance is asking to join a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against a network of Southern California attorneys accused of bilking insurance companies. The Illinois-based company is seeking to collect about $8.1 million from "the Alliance." State Farm on Friday filed legal papers in a bid to join an existing $30-million suit against the Alliance, which was filed in federal court in San Diego by the Fireman's Fund and Allstate Insurance companies.
NEWS
May 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
Can utilization reviewers be held responsible when their money-saving decisions hurt people? The utilization review business is so new that this still is murky legal ground, but a closely watched case working its way through the Southern California courts should help settle the question. While other lawsuits have been filed, this one is viewed as a test case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite a massive expansion of the nation's drug war, narcotics traffickers and users busted by federal law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles and nationwide are doing far less time in prison than in years past, according to interviews and new data released Sunday.
NEWS
April 19, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by recent criticism from attorneys, some judges in the nation's largest federal court district are fighting back with a controversial proposal to punish lawyers who make disparaging remarks about them. A new disciplinary rule being pushed by a committee of federal judges in Southern California would disbar, suspend or fine attorneys who make remarks that "impugn the character or integrity of any judicial officer."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
House-passed legislation dividing the Central Judicial District of California into three parts will have little effect in Orange County and falls far short of the long-sought goal of creating a separate federal jurisdiction for the area, officials said Tuesday. The legislation, approved Monday by a voice vote, mainly benefits the Inland Empire counties of San Bernardino and Riverside by permitting construction of a new federal courthouse to serve the growing population there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
Nancy Hoover Hunter, accused of helping swindler J. David (Jerry) Dominelli bilk investors out of $80 million through his fraudulent investment firms, will be back in court Feb. 2, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Earl Gilliam also denied a request that transcripts of all grand jury proceedings dealing with Hunter be turned over to the defense because the prosecutor allegedly is not properly licensed to practice law in Southern California federal courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1989 | TYLER L. CHIN, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana has finally hit on tactics designed to cut down on prostitution on heavily traveled Harbor Boulevard that even the ACLU, traditionally a foe on the issue, approves. Parking and stopping cars will be prohibited along Harbor from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m., the period when streetwalkers generally solicit business.
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