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April 11, 1993
Your story "Council Candidates in Valley Denounce Illegal Immigration" (Times Valley Edition, March 3) was edited in a way that indicates that illegal immigration was the chief topic of discussion by candidates for mayor and the 7th Council District at the March 1 meeting in Lake View Terrace. In truth, the meeting lasted more than three hours, during which the topics of fiscal responsibility of the council and the mayor, protection of the streets, homes, business places and schools in the city and community empowerment were the chief topics.
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OPINION
August 6, 2010
Maybe it's finally time for Richard Alarcon to go home, if only he could figure out where that is. On Nordhoff, in Panorama City, where he's registered to vote and which lies within the district he was elected to represent? Or on Sheldon in Sun Valley, outside the district, in another home owned by his wife? Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca, were indicted Thursday on charges of perjury and voter fraud after allegedly lying about their true residence. If the charges are true, Alarcon took office in a district in which he was ineligible to serve.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1993
While Marc Litchman's insightful article about the victory of Richard Alarcon in the 7th Council District was well-reasoned, a few points must be made regarding why Alarcon was victorious. The organization assembled by Alarcon was the finest one that I have witnessed in a local election. From phone banks and precinct walks to strategy and message, Richard effectively and efficiently assembled a fine pool of talent in both paid and volunteer positions. In most races, money beats a good organization, but this race was the exception.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2010 | By David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
The tale of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon's residency -- and the investigation into whether he lives in the district he was elected to represent -- grew more tangled Friday when he announced that he had been living just outside the area for nearly three months because of concerns about his family's safety. Alarcon, 56, said he stopped living at a house his wife owns in the 7th Council District on Nordhoff Street in Panorama City in October after a man he described as mentally ill broke into the home, changed locks on at least three doors and destroyed some of his possessions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010 | By David Zahniser and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon, under investigation over questions about his residency, said today that he has not been living in a house in his district for nearly three months because of safety concerns prompted by a burglary at that address. Alarcon said that in late October a mentally ill man broke into his house, changed the locks on at least three doors and destroyed his possessions, including many of his clothes. "We haven't been there since then, that's for sure," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2010 | By David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
The tale of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon's residency -- and the investigation into whether he lives in the district he was elected to represent -- grew more tangled Friday when he announced that he had been living just outside the area for nearly three months because of concerns about his family's safety. Alarcon, 56, said he stopped living at a house his wife owns in the 7th Council District on Nordhoff Street in Panorama City in October after a man he described as mentally ill broke into the home, changed locks on at least three doors and destroyed some of his possessions.
OPINION
August 6, 2010
Maybe it's finally time for Richard Alarcon to go home, if only he could figure out where that is. On Nordhoff, in Panorama City, where he's registered to vote and which lies within the district he was elected to represent? Or on Sheldon in Sun Valley, outside the district, in another home owned by his wife? Alarcon and his wife, Flora Montes de Oca, were indicted Thursday on charges of perjury and voter fraud after allegedly lying about their true residence. If the charges are true, Alarcon took office in a district in which he was ineligible to serve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
Spurred by fear that predicting a low voter turnout would only increase the apathy level at the polls today, the Los Angeles city clerk's office decided to forgo its traditional election eve projection, a spokesman said Monday. But consultants to candidates in the handful of contests to be decided and other political experts said they would not be surprised if the Los Angeles runoff election sets a record for low turnout. With just one City Council contest, two school board seats and two Community College board offices on the ballot, turnout could drop below the 8.63% record low set in 1983, the experts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even though he faces no opponent, Councilman Alex Padilla has still raised more than $148,000 for his reelection campaign in the 7th Council District. That's more--much more, in some cases--than many lesser-known candidates struggling to capture other Valley seats. Padilla launched his campaign last year anticipating some type of challenge, said his spokesman, David Gershwin. But even after no rival stepped forward, Padilla's fund-raising machine continued to grind.
NEWS
June 9, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired fire captain Lyle Hall, making his second run for the Los Angeles City Council seat representing the northeast San Fernando Valley, appeared headed for victory in early returns from Tuesday's election. Hall, 53, held a wide lead in absentee ballots over former mayoral aide Richard Alarcon, who if elected would be the first Latino to win a Valley seat on the council. They contested the 7th District seat being vacated by Councilman Ernani Bernardi, 81, who retires this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010 | By David Zahniser and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon, under investigation over questions about his residency, said today that he has not been living in a house in his district for nearly three months because of safety concerns prompted by a burglary at that address. Alarcon said that in late October a mentally ill man broke into his house, changed the locks on at least three doors and destroyed his possessions, including many of his clothes. "We haven't been there since then, that's for sure," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even though he faces no opponent, Councilman Alex Padilla has still raised more than $148,000 for his reelection campaign in the 7th Council District. That's more--much more, in some cases--than many lesser-known candidates struggling to capture other Valley seats. Padilla launched his campaign last year anticipating some type of challenge, said his spokesman, David Gershwin. But even after no rival stepped forward, Padilla's fund-raising machine continued to grind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 1993
While Marc Litchman's insightful article about the victory of Richard Alarcon in the 7th Council District was well-reasoned, a few points must be made regarding why Alarcon was victorious. The organization assembled by Alarcon was the finest one that I have witnessed in a local election. From phone banks and precinct walks to strategy and message, Richard effectively and efficiently assembled a fine pool of talent in both paid and volunteer positions. In most races, money beats a good organization, but this race was the exception.
NEWS
June 9, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired fire captain Lyle Hall, making his second run for the Los Angeles City Council seat representing the northeast San Fernando Valley, appeared headed for victory in early returns from Tuesday's election. Hall, 53, held a wide lead in absentee ballots over former mayoral aide Richard Alarcon, who if elected would be the first Latino to win a Valley seat on the council. They contested the 7th District seat being vacated by Councilman Ernani Bernardi, 81, who retires this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the start of the multi-candidate scramble to succeed Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi several months ago, most political observers agreed that one contender stood squarely at the head of the pack: City Fire Capt. Lyle Hall. A onetime president of the city firefighters union, Hall forced Bernardi into a runoff during a 1989 race. Backed heavily by organized labor, the affable, gentle-voiced Hall ran a spirited campaign but lost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1993
Your story "Council Candidates in Valley Denounce Illegal Immigration" (Times Valley Edition, March 3) was edited in a way that indicates that illegal immigration was the chief topic of discussion by candidates for mayor and the 7th Council District at the March 1 meeting in Lake View Terrace. In truth, the meeting lasted more than three hours, during which the topics of fiscal responsibility of the council and the mayor, protection of the streets, homes, business places and schools in the city and community empowerment were the chief topics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1993 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the start of the multi-candidate scramble to succeed Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi several months ago, most political observers agreed that one contender stood squarely at the head of the pack: City Fire Capt. Lyle Hall. A onetime president of the city firefighters union, Hall forced Bernardi into a runoff during a 1989 race. Backed heavily by organized labor, the affable, gentle-voiced Hall ran a spirited campaign but lost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1989 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, Times Staff Writer
The story of one long-shot candidate's tireless day of campaigning in the Los Angeles City Council's diverse 7th District on Sunday can be told largely through its sounds. Jules Bagneris III hit the trail at 8 a.m. amid soulful Gospel music and rousing preaching at a large central Los Angeles church whose services are broadcast live on AM radio. Then, a sermon and liturgy in Spanish followed a high-speed freeway dash to Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Pacoima. And in the early afternoon, country and Western music was the backdrop to a campaign stop at a Lake View Terrace gathering of horse lovers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
Spurred by fear that predicting a low voter turnout would only increase the apathy level at the polls today, the Los Angeles city clerk's office decided to forgo its traditional election eve projection, a spokesman said Monday. But consultants to candidates in the handful of contests to be decided and other political experts said they would not be surprised if the Los Angeles runoff election sets a record for low turnout. With just one City Council contest, two school board seats and two Community College board offices on the ballot, turnout could drop below the 8.63% record low set in 1983, the experts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1989 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, Times Staff Writer
The story of one long-shot candidate's tireless day of campaigning in the Los Angeles City Council's diverse 7th District on Sunday can be told largely through its sounds. Jules Bagneris III hit the trail at 8 a.m. amid soulful Gospel music and rousing preaching at a large central Los Angeles church whose services are broadcast live on AM radio. Then, a sermon and liturgy in Spanish followed a high-speed freeway dash to Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Pacoima. And in the early afternoon, country and Western music was the backdrop to a campaign stop at a Lake View Terrace gathering of horse lovers.
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