MV judge Leslie Nichols retires

Former council member wraps up 25-year career on Superior Court bench

A former Mountain View mayor who went on to become a Superior Court judge retired last week, and 400 friends, family and colleagues gathered at his retirement party May 28 in his downtown San Jose courtroom.

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Posted by Nick
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

While I definitely applaud Les Nichols, I have to question "The only Mountain View resident to ever become a Superior Court judge" statement.
I believe Charles 'Chuck' Gordon and Charles 'Chuck" Hayden might wonder about that.

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Posted by OMV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:40 pm

And Hon. Shawna Schwarz, formerly with LACY (Legal Advocates for Children and Youth) and other youth advocacy groups, and a regular volunteer for many years at the El Camino YMCA, currently sits on Santa Clara County Superior Court.

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Posted by Amba DesJardins (Kumar)
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Congratulations, Les, on your retirement! Thanks for your contributions to building a better community.

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Posted by V. Swan
a resident of another community
on Jun 12, 2009 at 4:57 am

He does not deserve any accolades. He is biased and corrupt and his ruling in my case has made my life hell.

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