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April 4, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of wrangling with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, 9th District City Council candidate Donald Lumpkin has decided to lend his campaign an additional $100,000 after being told his previous personal loans made his campaign ineligible for public matching funds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2002 | Michael Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
The Canoga Park and Winnetka neighborhoods that would comprise most of the 9th District of the proposed San Fernando Valley city have some of the lowest crime rates in Los Angeles. But public safety issues are still the top priorities of most of the nine candidates for the council seat. "Crime is a big issue," said Jerry Wang, 33, a computer programmer who lives in a Winnetka condominium. "My car was broken into and it took six hours for the police to take a report. It shouldn't take that long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
When Tom Bradley was growing up, he lived in a poor area just south of downtown Los Angeles. I bring up that biographical note because Bradley, now the mayor, may be called upon next year to save the old neighborhood from being dismembered by some very accomplished City Hall political surgeons. The neighborhood is part of the 9th City Council District, represented by 90-year-old Gilbert Lindsay, who's paralyzed from a stroke, unable to speak and not expected to recover.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1991 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sometimes heated exchange, 9th District City Council candidates Rita Walters and Bob Gay on Saturday debated issues that centered on the need for better city services in the poorer parts of the district. About 70 people in Kinsey Auditorium in southwest Los Angeles listened to the candidates in the June 4 runoff election, which will determine the first new council representative in almost 30 years for the district, which includes downtown and parts of South-Central Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The candidates rarely mention his name, but three months after his death Gilbert W. Lindsay remains a central figure in the campaign for the Los Angeles City Council seat that he occupied for 27 years as the "emperor of the Great 9th District."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council candidate Bob Gay accepted a $10,000 international trip in 1987 from a Hong Kong businessman who was attempting to develop a huge hotel and office project in the 9th District, where Gay worked as an aide to then-Councilman Gil Lindsay, according to interviews and records. Gay said on Friday there was nothing improper about his acceptance of the trip, which he considered a gift from a personal friend, developer Howard Yeung.
NEWS
August 30, 1992 | FRANK CLIFFORD and RICH CONNELL and STEPHEN BRAUN and Andrea Ford, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Somehow, somewhere along the line, connections had been frayed and confidence lost. Conceived in the ashes of Watts, this was supposed to be a municipal administration built to absorb ethnic shocks. In a city of so many colors, of so much wealth and poverty, it was expected to keep the peace. But on a single evening in late April, the flames that lighted the Los Angeles sky revealed that despite its multiracial hues, Mayor Tom Bradley's model City Hall was powerless to keep the lid on.
NEWS
December 29, 1990 | JANET CLAYTON and TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Gilbert W. Lindsay, the flamboyant politician who worked his way up from city janitor to become Los Angeles' first black City Council member and one of its most powerful local elected officials, died early Friday. Lindsay, who helped fashion downtown Los Angeles into a major metropolitan center, was 90. Left speechless and nearly motionless by a massive stroke on Sept. 2, the veteran politician died shortly after 2 a.m.
NEWS
June 9, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Bob Gay's voice was hoarse from five months of campaigning, his eyes bloodshot from staying up late awaiting returns in last Tuesday's Los Angeles City Council elections. Then, facing a wall of cameras, the little-known City Council aide broke into bitter tears, the picture of a loser who had never imagined defeat. "In this game of hard-and-fast politics, you are supposed to be cold and analytical and deadly and vengeful," Gay, 38, said later in an interview.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two years after winning one of the closest City Council races in memory, Rita Walters is locked in another battle to represent one of the city's most politically significant--and culturally diverse--districts, the 9th. Just as before, the former educator is expected to face her toughest challenge from a longtime council deputy, Bob Gay. He virtually grew up in City Hall as an aide to Gilbert Lindsay, the late 9th District councilman.
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