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Mr. Michael R. Yamaki

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Phone: (619) ***-****  HQ Phone
Calif. , company
8880 Rio San Diego Drive Suite 800
San Diego, California 92108
United States

Company Description: For more than 18 years we have offered an exhilarating personal experience for both men and women. Our extensive menu of services includes the ultimate in...   more

Employment History

  • President
    Riviera Country Club
  • Corporate Officer
    Riviera Country Club
  • President
    Los Angeles Fire Commission
  • Past-President
    Los Angeles Fire Commission

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • undergraduate degree
  • law degree
    School of Law at the University of West Los Angeles
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Web References
Board of Directors and Advisory Board | LASEC, 30 Sept 2013 [cached]
Corporate Officer, The Riviera Country Club
LACVB, 2 July 2004 [cached]
Michael Yamaki, Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Michael Yamaki
Pomerance notes that Kishi is ..., 30 Nov 2010 [cached]
Pomerance notes that Kishi is represented by Lobbyist Michael Yamaki, a Los Angeles political insider who previously served on the Board of Police Commissioners and is currently a special advisor to Sheriff Lee Baca.
Yamaki also is President of Riviera Country Club.
Local Attorney Named to Law Enforcement Standards Commission, 5 July 2002 [cached]
Michael R. Yamaki, Los Angeles attorney and appointments secretary to Gov.Gray Davis, has been appointed to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission
The Governor's Office announced Yamaki's appointment Tuesday to a term ending July 1, 2005.The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
Yamaki has been Davis' appointments secretary since October 1999.He will remain in that position, advising Davis on appointments to state commissions and boards.
Yamaki, 54, earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his law degree from the School of Law at the University of West Los Angeles.
He has served as president of the Los Angeles Fire Commission, as vice chair of the State Bar's Committee of Bar Examiners and on the Los Angeles Police Commission.He is currently on the Board of Directors of D.A.R.E. America and the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.
He succeeds Monty Holden, executive director of the California Organization of Police and Sheriffs.
Indonesia Media Online English - Mid May 2005, 1 May 2005 [cached]
Sheriff Lee Baca has hired noted law enforcement official Michael R. Yamaki as senior advisor to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Yamaki, the former Appointments' Secretary to California Governor Gray Davis, will report directly to the Sheriff as he undergoes an extensive assessment of the department's needs, concerns and issues at the local, county, state and federal levels.
"I am pleased to have Mike at my side as we move into the next generation of law enforcement," Sheriff Lee Baca said.
As a senior advisor to the Sheriff and the executive staff, Yamaki will forge a stronger relationship with the Department's contract cities, the services the Department provides, the programs administered under the Sheriff's direction as well as the multi-faceted budget process of the 21st Century.Yamaki also will be examining and assessing Department policies that may need the Sheriff's immediate attention.
Yamaki was a member of Los Angeles Police Commission and was responsible for the review of all officer-involved shootings.He also was a member of the Use of Force Task Force for the Los Angeles Police Commission, which was responsible for monitoring the progress and implementation of the Christopher Commission recommendations that resulted from the civil disturbance after the Rodney King jury verdicts.Yamaki served as former legal counsel for the Japanese American Citizen League, which is the oldest Japanese American civil rights organization in the United States.Currently, he's a commissioner on the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission - known as POST, and is a director for the DEA Museum Foundation.He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Historical Society and also served as past-president of the Los Angeles Fire Commission.
"I am pleased to be here," Yamaki said."There are exciting challenges facing us in law enforcement and I look forward to facing them with Sheriff Baca and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."
Yamaki was born and raised in Los Angeles, and has received numerous awards, certificates and citations from local and national organizations.He was named "one of the 100 most influential attorneys in California" by the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
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