Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Page 11



Former DEA Head Robert Bonner Endorses Jackson for District Attorney


Former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration Robert Bonner, and a former U.S. District Court judge for the Central District of California, has endorsed Alan Jackson’s candidacy for Los Angeles district attorney.

In the Jackson campaign’s media announcement, Bonner said:

“Directing a large organization made up of smart and dedicated prosecutors requires leadership. Alan is not just a superb prosecutor—he is a leader whose progressive vision for the future of public safety includes smart prevention plans to stop crime before it starts; Los Angeles County will be a safer and better place to live with Alan Jackson as District Attorney.”

In the announcement, Jackson, a deputy district attorney, stated:

“Judge Bonner has committed his career to guarding the public and ensuring our families and communities are safe. I’m proud to have the endorsement of Judge Bonner, a distinguished prosecutor and public servant.”

Bonner, who is also a former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, is currently a member of the California Institute of Technology Board of Trustees.

A fund-raising reception for Chief Deputy Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, candidate for district attorney, is to be held at the home of attorney Ben Reznick and his wife, Janice Reznik, on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In his announcement of the event, Reznick said that Lacey “has earned the endorsement of DA Steve Cooley. If elected she will make history as the county’s first African American female district attorney.”

Information is available by e-mailing:

Another coming Jackie Lacey event announcement, this one for Wednesday Oct. 10, was posted on the LA Dragnet blog. Called “A Special Evening With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Support of Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey,” the event is slated to begin at 6 p.m., but, according to the announcement, the venue has yet to be determined.

The Armenian Bar Association has announced that on Thursday, Oct. 11, it will hold its “Inaugural Judges’ Night.”

According to the association’s announcement, the event will consist of “a reception and dinner in honor and recognition of” Los Angeles Superior Court Presiding Judge Lee S. Edmon; Burbank Courthouse Site Judge Patrick Hegarty and Glendale Courthouse Site Judge Fred Rotenberg. The event is to begin at 6 p.m. at the Phoenicia Restaurant, 343 N. Central Ave., Glendale.

Information is available by e-mailing

The Los Angeles Superior Court announced changes in some of the department numbers in the Inglewood Courthouse.

According to the court’s announcement:

“The changes involve courtroom department numbers only; the judicial officers are not moving. The courtroom telephone numbers remain unchanged.”

The changes are given as follows:

Judge Victor L. Wright’s courtroom designation changes to Department 5 from Department O (Room 503).

Judge Scott T. Millington’s courtroom designation changes to Department O from Department 7 (Room 300). 

Commissioner John R. Johnson’s courtroom designation changes to Department 7 (Room 403) from Department 5.


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