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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1998
Two points warrant comment in "2 More Candidates Join Campaign to Unseat Alatorre" (Nov. 17). First, you report that I am "backing" Deputy Dist. Atty. Nick Pacheco in his bid for the 14th District L.A. City Council seat; I have taken no position in that race. Second, Councilman Richard Alatorre and I have always worked well together; it is an error to characterize us as "most bitter political foes" and allow this to damage a good working relationship. REP. XAVIER BECERRA D-Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2001
I hope former Councilman Richard Alatorre was not hurt by the slap on the wrist given to him by our U.S. district judge ("Alatorre Formally Enters Guilty Plea on Income Tax Evasion," April 10). How many less fortunate and less prominent citizens would love to have heard a sentence such as he received? In addition to which, he does not have to pay a fine because he lacks "the ability to pay." But let's not forget his ability to earn big dollars. Surely the IRS is not letting him off the hook without paying back taxes and a penalty; however, this may be part of President Bush's new tax cut. BOB COSTELLO Palm Desert Re "Affidavits Reveal Details of Alatorre Inquiry," April 12: I hear a deafening conspiracy of silence from Los Angeles City Hall and the MTA. JIM HEYNE Lakewood
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1990
I read Acuna's article regarding Councilman Richard Alatorre, and I must say it appeared to be very one-sided. I am an active member of the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Alatorre has always been very supportive of the community--readily available by phone and in person to listen to our requests. Most important, he has always followed through with problem-solving and requests. The councilman formed a volunteer group, The Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan, composed of local citizens, which I had the privilege to serve on. This committee met for more than a year planning community growth and development, a plan that will become a reality in the next few weeks.
OPINION
January 2, 2000
Re "A Latino Politician Who Could Rewrite the Eastside Playbook," by Tony Castro, Opinion, Dec. 26: I am writing neither to condemn former Councilman Richard Alatorre nor to praise Councilman Nick Pacheco, as Castro does. What bothered me is Castro's false analogy when he writes, "Pacheco has an opportunity to break the Eastside-politician mold, one synonymous with insider politics only slightly less corrupt than Mexico's ruling party." As far as I'm concerned, Mexican politics and Los Angeles politics are mutually exclusive.
OPINION
June 21, 1992
Councilman Richard Alatorre says that "We're going to change the false impression that people in L.A. won't use mass transit by providing attractive alternatives to driving alone on congested streets and freeways." I think that people would love the opportunity to use mass transit getting to and from work. But another article mentions how much monthly passes for many of the different Metrolink lines (scheduled to start Oct. 26) would be. With monthly passes ranging from $112 to $176, there is no way I could afford to use this service regularly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986
Del Olmo's article made some good points about English being here to stay and about anti-immigrant sentiment underlying Proposition 63, but he seemed low on hope that Proposition 63 will be defeated on the November ballot. Despite the California Poll and the voting records of San Francisco and Miami, I say there is hope that Proposition 63 will be defeated. Let's not throw in the towel two months ahead of time! I see hope in fair-minded Anglos and blacks who are verbalizing support for Latinos and Asians.
OPINION
January 2, 2000
Re "A Latino Politician Who Could Rewrite the Eastside Playbook," by Tony Castro, Opinion, Dec. 26: I am writing neither to condemn former Councilman Richard Alatorre nor to praise Councilman Nick Pacheco, as Castro does. What bothered me is Castro's false analogy when he writes, "Pacheco has an opportunity to break the Eastside-politician mold, one synonymous with insider politics only slightly less corrupt than Mexico's ruling party." As far as I'm concerned, Mexican politics and Los Angeles politics are mutually exclusive.
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April 20, 1989 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
A plan to open a city-sponsored farmers' market in Highland Park was unveiled by Los Angeles officials Tuesday night. The plan by Councilman Richard Alatorre would create the first farmers' market subsidized by the city of Los Angeles. It would operate with city funds for a year as a pilot for city-sponsored markets in other areas of the city. Alatorre said the market is intended to bring the diverse Highland Park community together by providing a safe and friendly atmosphere in which to buy fresh produce and meet people.
OPINION
June 21, 1992
Councilman Richard Alatorre says that "We're going to change the false impression that people in L.A. won't use mass transit by providing attractive alternatives to driving alone on congested streets and freeways." I think that people would love the opportunity to use mass transit getting to and from work. But another article mentions how much monthly passes for many of the different Metrolink lines (scheduled to start Oct. 26) would be. With monthly passes ranging from $112 to $176, there is no way I could afford to use this service regularly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1990
I read Acuna's article regarding Councilman Richard Alatorre, and I must say it appeared to be very one-sided. I am an active member of the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Alatorre has always been very supportive of the community--readily available by phone and in person to listen to our requests. Most important, he has always followed through with problem-solving and requests. The councilman formed a volunteer group, The Colorado Boulevard Specific Plan, composed of local citizens, which I had the privilege to serve on. This committee met for more than a year planning community growth and development, a plan that will become a reality in the next few weeks.
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April 20, 1989 | ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writer
A plan to open a city-sponsored farmers' market in Highland Park was unveiled by Los Angeles officials Tuesday night. The plan by Councilman Richard Alatorre would create the first farmers' market subsidized by the city of Los Angeles. It would operate with city funds for a year as a pilot for city-sponsored markets in other areas of the city. Alatorre said the market is intended to bring the diverse Highland Park community together by providing a safe and friendly atmosphere in which to buy fresh produce and meet people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1987 | JANET CLAYTON, Times Staff Writer
In a first step toward putting behind them some of the recent election bitterness, Los Angeles City Councilwoman-elect Gloria Molina and other Latino elected officials who opposed her have agreed on the person they will support to replace Molina when she officially gives up her Assembly seat on Friday. The candidate is Lucille Roybal Allard, daughter of senior Latino legislator Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles).
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