Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, September 28, 2012


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Cooley to Announce Endorsement of Kevin James for Mayor


District Attorney Steve Cooley said yesterday he will endorse former radio host and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin James for mayor.

He said in a statement that he “believes that Kevin James will make an outstanding Mayor and that Kevin James is the mayoral candidate best qualified to tackle the many problems confronting the City of Los Angeles.” 

The announcement is to place at 10 a.m. today on Los Angeles City Hall’s south steps, 200 West First St.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will endorse Jackie Lacey for district attorney today, the Lacey campaign said in a release.

The announcement is to take place at 9:30 a.m. on the south steps of Los Angeles City Hall.

The campaign said Villaraigosa will be joined by City Council members Herb Wesson and Dennis Zine, who previously endorsed Lacey.

The campaign also said Lacey has been endorsed by former state Attorney General John Van de Kamp. 

In a statement released by the campaign, Van de Kamp said:

“Los Angeles County’s next district attorney must have both substantial trial experience and proven administrative skills. Jackie is an exemplary prosecutor who has excelled both in the courtroom and in the executive office.”

Van de Kamp served as Los Angeles County district attorney from 1975 to 1981 and as California attorney general from 1983 to 1991.  He was the president of the State Bar of California in 2004-05 and currently is a counsel in the law firm of Mayer Brown.

The executive of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has announced the relocation of the Civil Intake Department for the Western Division, located at the Spring Street Courthouse.

District Executive Terry Nafisi said in a statement that effective today, Civil Intake will move to Room G-8, “located on the south side of the Main Street entrance near the down escalator bank.”

Nafisi added that the public hours of the courthouse will remain the same: 10 a.m. to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Senior Lawyers Section is to hold a “Dinner at the Magic Castle” on Thursday, Oct. 25,

According to LACBA, the dinner at the Magic Castle will be “a unique experience with excellent food served in an elegant Victorian setting, followed by a magic show in its Palace of Mystery.”

LACBA advises that all attendees must register in advance. The program begins at 5 p.m., at. The Magic Castle, 7001 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood.

Information is available by telephoning Gail Coleman, (213) 896-6560.


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