Don Bauder 8:42 p.m., May 23
Prop 34, Anti-Death Penalty Measure, Continues to Pick Up Big La Jolla and L.A. Crime TV Money
Already backed by once-imprisoned La Jolla super-lawyer Bill Lerach and San Diego's ACLU, Proposition 34, the measure on the November ballot to substitute life in prison without parole for capital punishment, has landed even more financial support here.
According to a disclosure filed this morning and posted online by the California Secretary of State's Office, downtown criminal defense attorney Eugene Iredale, who has handled many high-profile murder and bribery cases, gave $5,000 on July 31. That was three days after the celebrity fundraising bash for Prop 34 thrown by Lerach at his La Jolla mansion.
Physician Paul Teirstein, chief of cardiology at La Jolla's Scripps Clinic as well as medical director of the Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, is also down for $5,000.
$10,000 each was given by La Jolla attorney Eric Isaacson of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, a descendent of Lerach's old outfit, and the San Diego law firm of Hulett Harper Stewart.
Harvard-trained TV producer Ed Redlich, who produced Without a Trace, the CBS crime series, and Shark, the CBS series in which James Woods played a Deputy District attorney, gave $25,000 on August 2.
Redlich, who lives in Los Angeles, is currently executive producer of Unforgettable, the CBS series about a female detective with a unique visual memory.
His father is former NYU Law professor and dean Norman Redlich.
Redlich's wife, Sarah Timberman, a writer and producer who is currently working on a Sherlock Holmes series featuring Lucy Liu as a female Watson, also gave $25,000.