April 29, 2001
Re "Some Big Water Agencies Awash in Perks and Benefits," April 24: My blood pressure took a turn for the worse when I read about what is happening to some of my hard-earned tax dollars: Classes on "Basic Simulator Flight Training" (was water official Albert Robles thinking about a fast exit?) and "Acting for the Nonprofessional" (this guy certainly didn't need that class--he's been pulling the wool over people's eyes for a long time). And how about those trips to Spain and Costa Rica; he must have learned a lot about water down on the beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998 |
Brash and self-confident, Albert Robles, the 33-year-old city treasurer of South Gate, is making his own history, creating his own image of the emerging Latino politician. One of a new breed of young Latino politicians, Robles did not bide his time, working for senior politicos and waiting to be anointed to run for office. He has cut his own path to the political fast lane.
May 26, 1998 |
It's a typical race for state treasurer: Most Californians don't know the candidates and have little idea what the treasurer does. No matter. There's a fierce contest for the Republican nomination between Assemblymen Curt Pringle of Garden Grove and Jan Goldsmith of Poway. That's in no small part because the office has become a test pad for upwardly mobile politicians who have an eye on the state's top offices. The state's last two treasurers have run for governor and U.S. senator.
January 29, 1995 |
Since the beginning of the year, the city has offered a limited number of interest-free home loans to low- and moderate-income buyers who live or work in the city. Mayor Albert Robles, who voted to approve the program last year, was one of the first applicants for one of 16 moderate-income loans. He maintained that applying for the program does not constitute a conflict of interest. "If it was a problem, I wouldn't have done it," said Robles, adding that seven slots were still available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1992 |
Steve Napolitano, who became a city councilman last month at age 26, still lives at home with his parents in Manhattan Beach. Fidel Vargas, 23, just took over as Baldwin Park's mayor by beating out rivals who were closer to his grandparents' age. And South Gate's new councilman, 26-year-old Albert Robles, says he is still not used to having older folks all of a sudden call him "Mr. Robles."
February 13, 1992
The City Council has once again displayed a lack of conscience toward South Gate's residents and business community. The City Council gave Western Waste Industries an exclusive right to collect residential, commercial and industrial waste in South Gate (Times, Jan. 26). The decision was made without allowing the opportunity for an open bid process. This denies the free enterprise system an opportunity to work. In a closed bid process, a company with the best service and price is not allowed the opportunity to compete.