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February 23, 2000
Shawn Hubler's statement in her Feb. 17 column that only 7% of the judges appointed by Govs. George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson had experience as public defenders is quite misleading, as it gives the impression that the other 93% had prosecutorial backgrounds. The judges who make up the Los Angeles Superior Court come from a wide variety of legal disciplines, such as civil, family law, private defense practices and corporate staff attorneys, as well as from U.S. district and city attorneys' offices.
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May 10, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three decades after complaints first surfaced about Latinos' being excluded from the county grand jury, Los Angeles County's presiding judge said Tuesday that he will create a second panel drawn from a more ethnically diverse pool of prospective jurors. Rather than being nominated or screened by a committee of Superior Court judges, grand jurors for the new panel will be drawn from voting lists and Department of Motor Vehicles registration rolls.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2000
Many of us were struck by Charles Lindner's effort to smear the court and others for the unprecedented failures within the Los Angeles Police Department (Opinion, March 19). Judge Larry Paul Fidler is a former criminal defense attorney originally appointed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. The assistant supervising judge for criminal felony matters is Judge Stephen O'Neil, a former civil litigator with the U.S. attorney's office. The presiding judge of the entire court was a civil litigator appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2000
Many of us were struck by Charles Lindner's effort to smear the court and others for the unprecedented failures within the Los Angeles Police Department (Opinion, March 19). Judge Larry Paul Fidler is a former criminal defense attorney originally appointed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. The assistant supervising judge for criminal felony matters is Judge Stephen O'Neil, a former civil litigator with the U.S. attorney's office. The presiding judge of the entire court was a civil litigator appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2000 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three decades after complaints first surfaced about Latinos' being excluded from the county grand jury, Los Angeles County's presiding judge said Tuesday that he will create a second panel drawn from a more ethnically diverse pool of prospective jurors. Rather than being nominated or screened by a committee of Superior Court judges, grand jurors for the new panel will be drawn from voting lists and Department of Motor Vehicles registration rolls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1990
Personal injury lawyer Victor E. Chavez, 59, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court bench by Gov. George Deukmejian. Chavez, who takes the bench Monday, was the first Mexican-American to serve on the Committee of Bar Examiners, which supervises the California State Bar exam. Chavez, who replaces retired Judge Carlos E. Velarde, received his bachelor's and law degrees from Loyola University in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1998
In a crackdown on jury scofflaws, 41 people were fined $1,500 each Tuesday for failing to appear in court to explain why they were no-shows for jury duty. The court fined those who had ignored several notices to appear to determine whether they were eligible to serve as jurors. Los Angeles Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge Victor E. Chavez dismissed possible sanctions against 16 others who responded to the court order. Last week, Chavez fined 65 others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1996
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rejected a state effort to block the transfer of more than $40 million from the Port of Los Angeles to the city's general fund. City officials contend the port owes about $80 million in back fees for municipal services performed on port property since 1977, and insist they need the money to balance the city budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2000
Ending nearly nine years of controversy and speculation, officials announced Friday that the Los Angeles Superior and 24 Municipal Court systems will merge into a single Superior Court on Jan. 22. It took three votes over the years to get it done. Each time, the Municipal Court judges voted overwhelmingly to merge, but Superior Court judges would never go along in sufficient numbers for passage. This time they did: 153-75.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1991
There are still a few mufflers left in Walter J. Egan's future. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor E. Chavez delayed without comment a final decision Thursday in the city of Torrance's eight-year fight to take possession of Egan's aging muffler shop. Another hearing was set for Sept. 30. Torrance city officials said it was unclear whether they could go ahead with condemnation proceedings against Egan's shop before the next court date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2000
Shawn Hubler's statement in her Feb. 17 column that only 7% of the judges appointed by Govs. George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson had experience as public defenders is quite misleading, as it gives the impression that the other 93% had prosecutorial backgrounds. The judges who make up the Los Angeles Superior Court come from a wide variety of legal disciplines, such as civil, family law, private defense practices and corporate staff attorneys, as well as from U.S. district and city attorneys' offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
The Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization will be allowed to join a court fight against a developer who is suing the city of Los Angeles to get permission to build a 94-unit condominium complex, a judge ruled Tuesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor E. Chavez granted the group's request to intervene in the lawsuit, which was filed this year by developer Khanbaba Nourmand. Nourmand alleges that the Los Angeles City Council, led by Councilwoman Joy Picus, illegally zoned his 7.
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