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May 5, 1989 | BRUCE KEPPEL
Leonard I. Green, who in 1980 opened a California office for Gibbons, Green, von Amerongen, a New York investment banking partnership he helped found 20 years ago, said Thursday that he will create a similar venture in Los Angeles. In an announcement released in New York, Green and co-founder Edward Gibbons described the parting as friendly. That would be in keeping with the philosophy of Gibbons Green, which has specialized in "friendly" acquisitions. Friendly investments will be the goal as well of Green's new--and as yet unnamed--venture with Christopher V. Walker, another Gibbons Green partner.
August 13, 2010 | By Maura Dolan and Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Thursday kept same-sex marriages on hold in California for at least another week, but suggested that top state officials' support for gay marriage ultimately may doom any effort to revive Proposition 8. Walker's comments were the first public airing of a possibility that has been increasingly under discussion by legal experts — that the fight over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 might not be...
August 10, 1987 | Associated Press
Being a hero has become a habit for Win Westbrook. Westbrook, 28, rescued 91-year-old Helen Posey, who can move only with the aid of a walker, from her burning house Saturday. Seven years ago, he received the State Farm Good Neighbor Award for rescuing a man from a burning building.
September 29, 2002
Re: "Fed Official Urges Execs to Trim Their Pay," Sept. 12: If we can pass laws limiting minimum wages, why can we not also pass laws limiting maximum wages? Philip D. Walker Santa Barbara
May 31, 1986
How long is Tom Lasorda going to inflict the game-losing combination of Jerry Reuss and Tom Niedenfuer upon us long-suffering Dodger fans? That overpaid, under-producing dismal duo are the worst bad-news twosome since Nixon and Agnew. WALKER A. TOMPKINS Santa Barbara
June 21, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, Times Staff Writer
A teacher who claims she was relieved of her coaching duties after she fended off the sexual advances of the principal at the school where she formerly taught has filed a $4-million lawsuit against him and the Oceanside Unified School District. The suit filed last week by Karyl Ketchum accuses Jefferson Junior High School Principal Michael Walker of sexual harassment and discrimination. Ketchum is seeking $3 million from Walker in connection with alleged unwelcomed advances against her at a school event in June, 1988.
July 24, 1985 | NANCY SKELTON, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers for accused spy Jerry A. Whitworth on Tuesday sought a temporary release from jail for their client so he can attend the funeral of his mother, who was killed in a traffic accident late Monday in Oklahoma. Agnes Morton, 71, died when her vehicle was struck from behind on a rain-slick highway outside Muldrow, hometown of the accused espionage agent.
June 26, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8 Wednesday may be a straightforward decision that upholds or rejects California's ban on same-sex marriage - or it might be based on legal rules that have little to do with gay rights. The court could decide that ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, did not have the legal right to appeal Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's 2010 ruling against the 2008 ballot measure. State officials, who clearly could have appealed, accepted Walker's decision and refused to challenge it. Walker held a trial that examined the nature of sexual orientation, the history of marriage and evidence of discrimination against gays and lesbians.
April 3, 2010
Four and half years after the Bush administration was caught eavesdropping on Americans without court approval, a federal judge in San Francisco has ratified a conclusion many Americans reached long ago: that the administration exceeded its legal authority in the war on terror. But U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling does more than that. It also reminds the Obama administration, which too often has echoed Bush-era positions on national security issues, that the "state secrets privilege" can cover a multitude of abuses.
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