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Longtime South Coast Superior Court Judge Retires

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A longtime Superior Court Judge on the South Coast has retired.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Brian Back stepped down Monday after more than 20 years on the bench.

Back was a practicing attorney in the region for twenty years before being appointed as a Ventura Municipal Court Judge in 1997. In 1998, he became a Superior Court Judge. He's handled cases over the years ranging from family law to domestic violence.

He's served as the county's Presiding Judge, and as a member of the State Judicial Council.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.