Valencia is a 2000 Lambda Literary Award-winning novel by Michelle Tea. It is an autobiographical and picaresque detailing the narrator's experiences in San Francisco's queer subculture. It includes experimentation with consensual sado-masochism after the author meets Petra, a knife-wielder; as well as Willa, a tormented poet; and Iris, a young butch who escaped from a repressive southern upbringing to San Francisco.
During 2011, Valencia was adapted into an arthouse film, with twenty-one different lesbian and queer directors enlisted to film each of the book's twenty-one chapters within a series of short film segments. They include Cheryl Dunye, Courtney Trouble, trans film maker Amos Mac, documentarian Hilary Goldberg and others. The film premiered at the Frameline Film Festival in May 2013.
JudgeJenniferValencia had just denied his defense attorney’s latest request for bail and the hearing was breaking up when Puente asked to be heard. Valencia and his attorney, Grant Morrison, advised him against making any potentially incriminating statements about his case ... Puente’s attorneys argue he wasn’t even there.
The lawsuit contends, however, that Peña-Valencia was complying when Flores shot him ... “By chasing Bryan unnecessarily, Flores, through his own deliberate and reckless conduct, escalated a non-lethal situation into a lethal one in which he wrongfully used deadly force,” wrote Bob Sykes, an attorney for Peña-Valencia's family, in the lawsuit.
On Wednesday, a brother and cousin of Bryan Peña-Valencia, who represent his estate, along ...Laura Seitz, Deseret NewsMarioHerrera, left, cousin of Bryan Peña Valencia, left, attorney Pete Sorensen, Anna Herrera and Brittny Herrera, cousins of Peña Valencia, and attorney Robert B.
“There was no basis to use deadly force,” Sykes said, “and that’s, by the way what [District Attorney] Sim Gill found when he did his investigation.” ... Attorney Bob Sykes announced the the lawsuit in front of gathered reporters and Pena-Valencia’s family at a Granary District mural dedicated to Pena-Valencia and other people killed by police in Utah.
SecondDistrict JudgeJenniferValencia set another hearing for June 9 to give defense attorneys and the Weber County Attorney's Office time to gather evidence and prepare for the preliminary hearing, at which the judge will decide whether the case should continue to trial.
SACRAMENTO — A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment Thursday against Austreberto Santamaria-Valencia, 25, of Red Bluff, charging him with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and being a felon in possession of a firearm, acting US Attorney Phillip Talbert said in a press release.
Video released by the Weber County Attorney’s Office showed Johansen holding the weapons as he approached the officer ... Letitia Toombs, a deputy Weber County attorney, said during the video hearing before 2nd District JudgeJenniferValencia that prosecutors have agreed not to ask for a prison sentence.