BRIEFLY.New felony counts face sex offender sex offender n. generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment and pornography production or distribution.
SAN FERNANDO San Fernando, city, Argentina
San Fernando (săn fərnăn`dō), city (1991 pop. 144,761), Buenos Aires prov., E Argentina. It is a district administrative center in the Greater Buenos Aires area. - A convicted sex offender accused of beating and trying to sexually assault his 12-year-old niece within days of getting out of prison pleaded not guilty Tuesday to six felony charges.
Marcus Fennell Pierce faces one count each of committing a forcible lewd act upon a child, assault with intent to commit a felony, attempted forcible rape, making criminal threats, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and failure to register as a sex offender.
San Fernando Superior Court Commissioner Jeffrey Harkavy ordered the defendant held on $3.6 million bail and set a March 15 preliminary hearing date.
Two of the counts carry enhancements of 25 years to life, and one carries a 15-years-to-life enhancement, according to according to
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Pierce, 38, was arrested without incident about 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, when he returned to the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. motel where he had been staying for several days, said Sgt. Dan Scott of the Special Victims Bureau.
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Ludlow to pay city fine of $105,271
Former City Councilman and county union chief Martin Ludlow has agreed to pay a $105,271 fine to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission for violating campaign finance laws during his 2003 council race, according to a report released Tuesday.
The penalty, which the ethics panel will consider at its meeting next week, is the largest fine Ludlow is likely to face as he works out agreements with city, county and federal officials who have accused him of conspiring with a local union to improperly bolster his campaign.
The probes caused Ludlow to resign his powerful post as head of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor two weeks ago.
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Limits pondered in county races
Los Angeles County supervisors may limit independent expenditures in county campaigns to $2,000 a year after a former pension board member claimed a union spent tens of thousands of dollars on phone banks for favored candidates during a recent election.
Bruce Perelman, who formerly sat on the County Employees Retirement Association board, also has alleged there have been instances of county employees working on political campaigns during their working hours and improperly using county mail and e-mail. He said campaign material has also been removed from county bulletin boards.
The Board of Supervisors will vote March 21 on a new set of recommendations that would allow candidates to engage in campaign-related activity during working hours on county property, provided they do so on the employees' lunch, break or other off-duty time.
On Tuesday, Perelman asked the supervisors to limit campaign contributions to $2,000 per year and to define donated paid staff time and in-kind services, such as phone banking, as campaign contributions.
``I think it merits looking into,'' Supervisor Gloria Molina said.
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich Michael Dennis Antonovich (born 1939 in Los Angeles, California) is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District, which covers northern Los Angeles County, the Antelope, Santa Clarita, Pasadena, and parts of the San Fernando and San directed the chief administrative officer A chief administrative officer (CAO) is responsible for administrative management of private, public or governmental corporations. The CAO is one of the highest ranking members of an organization, managing daily operations and usually reporting directly to the chief executive and county counsel to report back in two weeks.
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Occidental names woman president
Susan Westerberg Prager Susan Westerberg Prager (1942-) is the current president of Occidental College. Prager was dean of the UCLA School of Law from 1982 to 1998, being one of the first female deans of a law school in the United States. , former law school dean at the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. , will take over in July as president of Occidental College, officials said Tuesday.
She will be the first female president of Occidental College, which has 1,839 students.
Prager will replace Theodore R. Mitchell, who resigned last September to head the NewSchools Venture Fund The NewSchools Venture Fund is a non-profit venture philanthopy fund that invests in educational entrepeneurship projects at the K-12 levels in United States public schools. in San Francisco.
Prager is a 1964 graduate of Stanford University. She also holds a degree from the UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX Law School, where she eventually served as dean for 16 years. She was on the Stanford Board of Trustees board of trustees Politics The posse of thugs who oversee an institution's administration. See Board of directors. for 14 years before becoming provost of Dartmouth College.
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Driving skill halts fleeing suspect
SYLMAR - A pursuit that began on the southbound Golden State Freeway The Golden State Freeway is a north-south freeway running through Kern County and Los Angeles County, California. Originally built as U.S. Highway 99, it was re-signed as Interstate 5 in 1964. on the Grapevine ended in Sylmar on Tuesday with the suspect racing between moving cars after a patrol car maneuver brought the vehicle he was driving to a halt.
The pursuit began at 3:35 p.m. when an officer tried to stop a sport utility vehicle for speeding, said California Highway Patrol Officer Terry Liu.
The chase continued until an officer used his patrol cruiser to spin the suspect's car out of control south of the Foothill Freeway, Liu said.
The vehicle the suspect was driving had been reported stolen in Stockton.
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