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January 28, 2001 | BOB RECTOR
On this Super Bowl Sunday, it's perhaps altogether fitting that we talk about football. In this case, political football. That's what the Automobile Club of Southern California has become since four members with conservative ties launched an attempt to win seats on its board of directors.
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OPINION
July 3, 2005
The "Editorials Elsewhere" can be junked. The snippets are not worth reading, especially when they have nothing to do with Los Angeles or California matters. You can use the space for more important items. Carl Olson Woodland Hills
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OPINION
May 5, 1991
Regarding the proposed immense tax increases at the state and city level, the problem is not that we are undertaxed, but that the government is irresponsibly overspending our meager resources. No more taxes, no way, no how. CARL OLSON Chatsworth
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Carl "Bobo" Olson, middleweight champion of the world in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 73. Olson, in his prime a relentless barrage puncher with a masterful left, died Wednesday night in a Honolulu hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. The only Hawaiian boxer elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Olson compiled a 99-16-2 record, with 49 knockouts, before retiring in 1966.
MAGAZINE
May 17, 1992
Putting CIA resources to work for the American public interest is a great idea. In the early 1980s, the CIA collected information about products for export made in the gulags. How about tracking items made in the slave-labor camps in China and the former Soviet Union? CARL OLSON Northridge
OPINION
July 3, 2005
The "Editorials Elsewhere" can be junked. The snippets are not worth reading, especially when they have nothing to do with Los Angeles or California matters. You can use the space for more important items. Carl Olson Woodland Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1998
With regard to Brian Lowry's April 28 article on two competing TV miniseries on the Reagans, I would bet that both of them will leave out the first office to which Ronald Reagan was publicly elected. Even the official biographers miss this one: It was in 1961 to the board of directors of the Topanga-Las Virgenes Resource Conservation District (now the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains). CARL OLSON Woodland Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1995
Trash scavengers are doing a great public service. Just look at the statistics that City Councilwoman Laura Chick recently revealed. After pouring thousands of dollars of police patrol time into chasing the scavengers, the current resale value of the trash has jumped only about $8,000 per month, or a 23% increase, she reported. The scavengers don't charge the city anything to take away the trash for resale. If the city would stop making a separate trash pickup, it would save us all hundreds of thousands of dollars (above and beyond paltry resales of the trash)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1999
Re "Conservancy," Ventura County letters, July 18. In this letter Carl Olson claims brush clearance is nearly "nonexistent," but nothing is further from the truth. As a volunteer, I have participated with the "nonexistent" brush clearance crews in their work, which is occurring daily. Olson claims it is too bad the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy wants to "protect the wildlife and plant life but keeps vast expanses of explosive brush lands." That "explosive" chaparral is the native environment to our Mediterranean ecosystem and is the home to thousands of birds, insects, reptiles and countless other forms of life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Carl "Bobo" Olson, middleweight champion of the world in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 73. Olson, in his prime a relentless barrage puncher with a masterful left, died Wednesday night in a Honolulu hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. The only Hawaiian boxer elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, Olson compiled a 99-16-2 record, with 49 knockouts, before retiring in 1966.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2001 | BOB RECTOR, Bob Rector is an opinion page editor of The Times' San Fernando Valley and Ventura County editions
An unusually lively campaign for four seats on the board of directors marks an attempt to steer the Automobile Club of Southern California onto a more aggressively political route. Four members with conservative ties--Carl Olson of Woodland Hills, Robin Westmiller of Thousand Oaks, Mark Seidenberg of Laguna Hills and Peter Ford of Beverly Hills--want to use the venerable club's influential position in Sacramento to lobby for a series of auto-releated tax cuts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1999
Re "Conservancy," Ventura County letters, July 18. In this letter Carl Olson claims brush clearance is nearly "nonexistent," but nothing is further from the truth. As a volunteer, I have participated with the "nonexistent" brush clearance crews in their work, which is occurring daily. Olson claims it is too bad the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy wants to "protect the wildlife and plant life but keeps vast expanses of explosive brush lands." That "explosive" chaparral is the native environment to our Mediterranean ecosystem and is the home to thousands of birds, insects, reptiles and countless other forms of life.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1998
With regard to Brian Lowry's April 28 article on two competing TV miniseries on the Reagans, I would bet that both of them will leave out the first office to which Ronald Reagan was publicly elected. Even the official biographers miss this one: It was in 1961 to the board of directors of the Topanga-Las Virgenes Resource Conservation District (now the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains). CARL OLSON Woodland Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1995
Trash scavengers are doing a great public service. Just look at the statistics that City Councilwoman Laura Chick recently revealed. After pouring thousands of dollars of police patrol time into chasing the scavengers, the current resale value of the trash has jumped only about $8,000 per month, or a 23% increase, she reported. The scavengers don't charge the city anything to take away the trash for resale. If the city would stop making a separate trash pickup, it would save us all hundreds of thousands of dollars (above and beyond paltry resales of the trash)
MAGAZINE
May 17, 1992
Putting CIA resources to work for the American public interest is a great idea. In the early 1980s, the CIA collected information about products for export made in the gulags. How about tracking items made in the slave-labor camps in China and the former Soviet Union? CARL OLSON Northridge
OPINION
May 5, 1991
Regarding the proposed immense tax increases at the state and city level, the problem is not that we are undertaxed, but that the government is irresponsibly overspending our meager resources. No more taxes, no way, no how. CARL OLSON Chatsworth
SPORTS
March 26, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Earl Turner, a former boxer known as the Earl of Richmond, whose opponents included Sugar Ray Robinson and Carl (Bobo) Olson, died Tuesday from diabetes. He was 70.
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