Legal Ease: Deputy Dist. Atty. Albert MacKenzie has been named L.A. County Prosecutor of the Year by his peers. MacKenzie, 51, handled a sensational, seven-year case in which three men were accused of killing a North Hollywood man in a bizarre scheme to collect on a $1.5-million life insurance policy. . . . Next on MacKenzie’s docket: a Burbank teenager who is suspected of conspiring with her boyfriend to kill her mother.
Legal Woes: And now the Case of the Fine Print. Too fine, it turns out, for Superior Court Judge Robert H. O’Brien, 63, who delayed a hearing on Sunshine Canyon Landfill on Tuesday because the print on a legal brief was too small for him to read. “It hurt his eyes,” a court watcher said. Explained Rosemary Woodlock, an attorney for neighbors fighting the dump: “My computer didn’t want to print it in 12-point type, but when I tried it in 10-point, it worked.”
Penny Wise: Ever wonder what 1 million of something looks like? So did the students and staff at Leona Cox Community School in Canyon Country. They got their answer when all the pennies the school had collected as part of a year-long math project were dumped onto the floor Tuesday (B1).
Stamped Out: Two months ago, the Valley’s mail carriers were praised as the most punctual in the state and the second-fastest in the nation. But honor is also fleet of foot. . . . The latest U.S. Postal Service first-class mail on-time delivery ratings, released Tuesday (A13), showed the Van Nuys District falling to third place in California, after San Diego and the city of Industry. California’s 92% on-time rate was best among the Postal Service’s 10 regions.