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September 11, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a rejection of two local judges' views on drugs, Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates on Thursday released a poll showing that nearly 80% of county residents oppose legalizing drugs. Gates said the survey showed that Orange County Superior Court Judge James P. Gray and U.S. Magistrate Ronald W. Rose are "out of step . . . with the community" in advocating the decriminalization of drug use. "The people of this community . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | DANA PARSONS
If they can name parks after Roger Stanton and Harriett Wieder, why not a crime lab after Brad Gates? At least Gates worked in law enforcement. He knew his way around a crime lab. To my knowledge, neither former county Supervisor Stanton nor ex-Supervisor Wieder was ever a park attendant. Yet, they got their parks at the behest of local residents. Stanton almost got a street in Fountain Valley too, but that idea died.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Municipal Court judges have asked an appellate court to reimpose a 30-day jail sentence against Sheriff Brad Gates for his early release of prisoners, arguing that the separation of powers is at stake. In a brief filed last week with the 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana, lawyers for the judges said the "appeal goes to the heart of the judiciary's powers and ability to punish violations of valid court orders and state law."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors, overriding its own policy of not naming buildings after county officials still living, unanimously agreed Tuesday to put the name of former Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates on a crime lab building constructed under his tenure. Gates, who pushed for funding of the state-of-the-art forensic science center, retired at the end of last year from the post he had held for 24 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors, overriding its own policy of not naming buildings after county officials still living, unanimously agreed Tuesday to put the name of former Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates on a crime lab building constructed under his tenure. Gates, who pushed for funding of the state-of-the-art forensic science center, retired at the end of last year from the post he had held for 24 years.
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October 17, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD and JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Brad Gates announced Thursday that he would not be seeking a seventh, four-year term as Orange County's top law enforcement officer and threw his support behind one of his top commanders during an emotional news conference attended by friends and top Sheriff's Department brass. Gates said his decision sprang from his family's desire to escape the political limelight, not because of the unusually strong election challenge he would have faced next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Increasingly incensed that thousands of people in custody for crimes are released early because of jail crowding, local judges are threatening to bring suit or contempt-of-court charges against Sheriff Brad Gates. But Sheriff's Department officials, while conceding that cite-and-release has become a major part of their law enforcement strategy, said they use the tactic only because they are under a federal court order to relieve overcrowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some members of the County Board of Supervisors are considering a special session next week in an effort to set a May 14 sales tax referendum for jail construction, sources close to the board said Thursday. Advocates of building a new jail in Gypsum Canyon, about 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim, are racing against the clock to back the referendum date, which is being pushed by Sheriff Brad Gates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates joined his counterparts from around the state Wednesday to decry anticipated budget cuts and warn lawmakers that California sheriffs intend to take a more active role in political races. At a press conference on the Capitol steps, Gates took part as director of a new political action committee recently formed by the California State Sheriffs' Assn. at its annual convention in April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appellate court judge said Tuesday that jail overcrowding has placed Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates in an unwinnable Catch-22 situation by forcing him to choose between competing court orders in administering jail operations. The comments by Associate Justice Henry T. Moore Jr. came as justices on the 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana heard oral arguments in a case that pits Gates against a group of Orange County Municipal Court judges over jail operations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1999
The Orange County Board of Supervisors, overriding its own policy of not naming buildings after county officials who are still living, unanimously agreed Tuesday to put the name of former Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates on a crime lab building constructed under his tenure. Gates, who pushed for funding of the state-of-the-art Forensic Science Center, retired at the end of last year from the post he held for 24 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1999 | JACK LEONARD and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Brad Gates is still alive, but Orange County supervisors are poised to grant the former sheriff an honor they have reserved for the dead. Two supervisors are asking their colleagues to allow Gates' name to be emblazoned on a Sheriff's Department building as a tribute to his 24 years of service as the county's top cop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1999 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling him "Orange County's John Wayne," admirers of retiring Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates on Wednesday feted the politician who in 24 years built the county's largest police agency into a technologically advanced force with a national reputation. A banquet at an Irvine hotel, the event took place two days after the county's top lawman and inveterate cowboy walked out of his office for the last time, "at high noon," as Sheriff's Department employee Irma Levy put it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1999 | NANCY WRIDE and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He's been one tough hombre and the most powerful Orange County politician in a generation. Charmer, tyrant, cowboy at heart. Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates has worn many labels in 24 years as he led the county's largest police agency from Mayberry to state of the art. Through triumph and scandal and showdowns with bureaucrats, the county's top lawman almost always emerged riding high in the saddle.
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January 1, 1999 | NANCY WRIDE and JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He's been one tough hombre and the most powerful Orange County politician in a generation. Charmer, tyrant, cowboy at heart. Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Brad Gates has worn many labels in 24 years as he led the county's largest police agency from Mayberry to state of the art. Through triumph and scandal and showdowns with bureaucrats, the county's top lawman almost always emerged riding high in the saddle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outgoing Sheriff Brad Gates accused Sheriff-elect Michael S. Carona on Tuesday of jumping the gun to reshape the department that Gates has headed for 24 years, giving a rare public glimpse of a simmering private feud between the two less than a month before Gates leaves office. Speaking to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Gates said he was hurt and insulted by Carona's implications that Gates has not operated the department cost-efficiently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of bickering with Sheriff Brad Gates over the proper use of money and property seized in drug raids, county officials conclude in a new report that the funds should be used for a broad array of law enforcement activities. That recommendation, part of a 14-page report that will be presented to the County Board of Supervisors next week, directly contradicts Gates' position that the funds should only go toward fighting drugs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates has urged county officials to consider awarding an $80-million law enforcement communications contract to a company that employed the sheriff's political ally and friend Gary Hausdorfer on the project, according to a top county official. R.A. Scott, director of the county's General Services Agency, said Gates talked to him at least three times about giving the Harris Corp.--the low bidder--a "fair shot" at one of the biggest contracts in recent county history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1998 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a stunning defeat for outgoing Sheriff Brad Gates, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to postpone a plan he had endorsed to build a second substation in South County, delaying action until Sheriff-elect Mike Carona takes office in January. The 3-2 vote came after Carona and elected officials from Lake Forest and Irvine pleaded with the board to defer its decision. "Lake Forest does not want the substation there. We are forcing it on the city," Carona said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Brad Gates on Wednesday strongly disputed the findings of a recent grand jury report, which questioned the county's plans to expand the James A. Musick Branch Jail in Irvine. The grand jury concluded that converting Musick from a 1,000-bed minimum security facility to a 7,000-bed jail handling some high-security inmates could strain the county's budget and might not be needed. The jury also questioned whether Gates' projections for future jail needs are on target.
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