San Diego

Retired San Diego Municipal Court Judge Earl J. Cantos Sr. has been appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian as an alternate member of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board.

Cantos, who was appointed last week and serves an indefinite term at the governor's discretion, will attend all meetings and act as an alternate for the chairman of the 15-member board. He will vote on issues concerning planning and implementation of the San Diego Trolley, the regional bus system and other transportation issues only when Chairman James R. Mills is absent. Cantos served in February and March, 1984, as the court-appointed interim trustee in the bankruptcy case of J. David & Co., the beleaguered La Jolla investment firm founded by J. David (Jerry) Dominelli. Cantos gave up the position, he said, because the workload was heavier than he anticipated. Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Louis Metzger was later appointed permanent trustee.

Cantos is a member of the State Bar Assn. of California and the California Judges Assn. He received his law degree in 1951 from California Western Law School in San Diego.

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