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April 7, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Kristine Strachan, a University of Utah law professor, has been named dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, making her the first woman in the school's history to hold the post and one of just a handful of female law school deans in the nation. Strachan succeeds Sheldon Krantz, who resigned the post at the end of the 1987-88 academic term to complete a book on the future of the legal profession.
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April 7, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
Kristine Strachan, a University of Utah law professor, has been named dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, making her the first woman in the school's history to hold the post and one of just a handful of female law school deans in the nation. Strachan succeeds Sheldon Krantz, who resigned the post at the end of the 1987-88 academic term to complete a book on the future of the legal profession.
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March 30, 1988
Grant H. Morris, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law since 1973, has been chosen acting dean of the school. He will replace Sheldon Krantz, who will resign in May after seven years in the post. Morris, who was acting dean in 1977 and 1978, will take office Aug. 1 and serve until a new dean is selected by a national search committee formed earlier this month by USD President Author Hughes. In September, Krantz announced his intention to resign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1988
Retired Navy Capt. Peter Durbin died at his Point Loma home Saturday at the age of 57. He had served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington and earned a law degree after retiring from the Navy. He was a deputy San Diego County counsel at the time of his death. Durbin, a native of Denver, graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1953 and was commissioned a Navy ensign the same year.
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August 11, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
Thomas P. O'Brien, the Los Angeles-based U.S. attorney for the Central District, will be stepping down to practice law at a private firm, according to officials. O'Brien will leave Sept. 1 to take a job with the Paul Hastings law firm, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. A former Navy Top Gun instructor and gang prosecutor in the district attorney's office, O'Brien led an office that took on a number of high-profile prosecutions. Sworn in as a U.S. attorney in October 2007, O'Brien oversaw the grand jury investigation of Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's handling of molestation by priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1995
Your Aug. 12 article on the nabbing of credit card counterfeiter Dalton Backus by the Secret Service points out that Southern California is one of the centers of this type of crime. As the article states, the confiscation of counterfeit credit cards and stolen credit card numbers saved the industry $169 million. There's another aspect of this crime that deserves attention: What happens to those individuals whose names and account numbers are used for fraudulent credit card purchases?
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November 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jeffrey Anzaldi, the father of an 8-year-old girl who disappeared from San Diego in 1990, spent about 3 1/2 hours at the federal courthouse Friday, but law enforcement authorities refused to confirm that he was testifying before a grand jury. His daughter Crystal was raised in Puerto Rico by a woman who has been charged with falsifying the girl's birth certificate and who is under investigation for kidnapping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1997 | LISA RICHARDSON
Gov. Pete Wilson on Friday appointed a municipal judge and a local attorney to the Orange County Superior Court. The governor also named two local attorneys to Municipal Court judgeships. Wilson appointed Corey Cramin, presiding judge of the Municipal Court in Westminster since 1992, and Kim G. Dunning, a member of the firm Ramsay and Johnson, to Superior Court judgeships. Cramin was an attorney with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton and with Bonne, Jones, Bridges, Muller and O'Keefe.
BUSINESS
January 24, 1990 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
HomeFed Corp. President Robert F. Adelizzi has been named chief executive of the savings-and-loan holding company, taking over day-to-day management from Kim Fletcher, who will remain board chairman. Adelizzi joined HomeFed, the parent of HomeFed Bank, in 1962, and has been its president since 1981. He is also a board director. Adelizzi, 54, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of San Diego School of Law.
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December 7, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors in the second murder trial of Elisabeth Anne (Betty) Broderick deliberated for most of the day Friday without reaching a verdict but selected and picked a medical librarian as jury foreman. Broderick, 44, is accused of murdering her ex-husband, medical malpractice attorney Daniel T. Broderick III, 44, and his second wife, Linda Kolkena Broderick, 28, in the bedroom of their Marston Hills home Nov. 5, 1989.
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