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ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
A conflict-of-interest flap over the funding of a planned exhibition of KABC-TV film critic Gary Franklin's Hollywood photographs has sent the New York show back to the drawing board. The exhibition was scheduled for spring at the International Center of Photography's new galleries in midtown Manhattan, but now it is "under discussion," according to Willis Hartshorn, the center's director of exhibitions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
The city's conflict-of-interest trial against former Planning Commissioner Don Greek opened Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, nearly one year after the city filed its lawsuit to recover more than $103,000 paid to Greek's engineering firm while he was a city official.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1991 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office said Monday that it will not pursue criminal charges against a former planning commissioner in Orange whose engineering firm received several contracts with the city while he was in office. Community activist Shirley L. Grindle of Orange complained to county investigators last fall that then-Planning Commissioner Don Greek violated state conflict-of-interest laws by accepting the contracts while he was on the city Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Responding to a county grand jury report about conflict-of-interest cases in the Fire Department, the San Clemente City Council on Wednesday voted to send a formal letter to the jury outlining steps the city has taken to correct the problems. In a letter to grand jury Administrator Mary Hennessey, Mayor Joseph Anderson said the city did not realize it was required to respond formally within 90 days of the report, which was issued on June 30, 1991. He apologized for the late response.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles city attorney has disqualified the entire Department of Water and Power board from acting on a $22.9-million contract because one of the board members owns a public relations company with indirect financial ties to the contractor. As a result of board member Annie Cho's conflict of interest, the contract extension for MWH Americas Inc. was transferred to the City Council's Board of Referred Powers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1992 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The political watchdog group California Common Cause on Tuesday asked Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti to immediately open an investigation into whether Supervisor Deane Dana violated the state's Political Reform Act by permitting his aides to vote on contracts that benefited his largest campaign contributor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1990 | WENDY PAULSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An outside attorney hired by the city reported Tuesday that Councilwoman Sally Anne Sheridan did nothing improper when her real estate firm sold a home to the city attorney four months after she voted on his contract. San Francisco attorney Joe Remcho told the City Council that the business transaction between City Att. Roger Grable and Sheridan's firm was legitimate because escrow on the home did not close until April 13. Sheridan had voted on his contract four months before, on Dec. 12, 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1993
Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday signed into law a bill intended to prohibit any voting member of the county Metropolitan Transportation Authority from influencing the awarding of contracts to campaign contributors on bids that are not competitive. The bill was introduced in response to a Times article in December reporting that two senior aides to county Supervisor Deane Dana had voted to award $45.8 million in contract increases to Dana's top campaign contributor, a Metro Rail subway builder.
NEWS
June 15, 1988 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Responding to disclosures in a series of Times articles, Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro on Tuesday proposed strict conflict-of-interest laws that would require former city officials to wait two years before lobbying their old agencies.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A potential conflict of interest by the Los Angeles city attorney's office--which has given legal advice to opposing factions in the Daryl F. Gates controversy--was raised as a central legal issue Monday in the court battle over the police chief's reinstatement. City Atty. James K. Hahn's office told the Police Commission that it had the legal authority to place Gates on leave and, within days, advised the City Council on a legal maneuver to reverse the action, documents and interviews show.
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