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June 25, 1995 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This pleasant town of 45,000 slumbered for decades on the northwest edge of Orange County, enjoying its relative obscurity. For the past two years, though, Cypress--a bedroom community that takes no offense at that moniker--has been far from sleepy politically. In an eruption of voter discontent, residents are resolving their differences not at City Hall but in turbulent special elections.
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April 25, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
City voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved plans to develop a 75-acre business park next to the Los Alamitos Race Track, ending more than four years of disputes and lawsuits. "This election finally puts to rest a great controversy in our community," said Mayor Pro Tem John Kanel. "The new owners (of the race track) are to be highly commended."
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February 28, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lloyd Arnold says he wants to give the city of Cypress $12 million a year. Residents just have to let him open a card club. In the first test of Orange County's tolerance of large-scale gambling, voters will go to the polls in June to decide whether to allow a card club at the Los Alamitos Race Course.
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February 9, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds of residents packed the City Council chambers Monday night to debate a plan to bring a gambling casino to Los Alamitos Race Course. But speakers on both sides of the issue appeared to agree on one thing: The proposal should be put to a vote of residents. That would ensure that the council, not the owners of the race course, would write the ballot initiative. "The only concern is whether we should put this on the ballot," 14-year resident Reynold Elkin told the council.
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May 23, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
About 125 residents of Cypress and Stanton marched Saturday in opposition to the measures on the June 8 ballot that ask each city's voters to allow card clubs. The five-mile route went along Katella Avenue, past Stanton's future City Hall, and ended in a Cypress parking lot across from the Los Alamitos Race Course, which is the proposed site for a card club. At the end of the march, Westminster Mayor Charles V. Smith announced that Dist. Atty. Michael R.
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August 18, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
A proposed $10-million bond issue to improve the city's drainage system has drawn no opposition for the official voter-information pamphlet to be mailed out this fall. City Clerk Lillian Haina said last week that no one filed an opposition argument by the Aug. 9 deadline. Therefore, she said, the voters pamphlet will contain only a pro-bond-issue argument and no rebuttal or opposition statement.
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June 10, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER and LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sobered by this week's trouncing of gambling proposals in two Orange County cities, card-club promoters in Cypress and Stanton said Wednesday that they will abandon any consideration of bringing the volatile issue back before local voters. "We were astonished by the turnout. It must be that the town was really determined that they didn't want this in their community," acknowledged Edward Allred, one of three Los Alamitos Race Course owners who pushed a plan to build a club at the track.
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February 12, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM and KEN YAMADA, Times Staff Writers
Cypress residents will vote Tuesday on the controversial Cypress Downs, a proposed 167-acre project to transform a former public golf course into a business and recreational complex next to Los Alamitos Race Track. The measure--the only item on the special election ballot--is the culmination of years of debate and legal wrangling over how one of the largest remaining open spaces in northwestern Orange County should be developed.
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April 22, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
Years of political debate and legal wrangling will come to a head Tuesday, as residents here vote on the development of a 75-acre business park next to the Los Alamitos Race Course. It is the first time in more than four years that a proposal for the property has not been opposed. In fact, both city officials and members of a citizens group instrumental in the defeat of two previous development plans applaud the latest project.
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January 23, 1990 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The City Council voted 5 to 0 Monday to hold a special election April 24 to authorize the rezoning of 75 acres near the Los Alamitos Race Course to accommodate an ambitious redevelopment plan. If voters agree to change the zoning from public or semi-public use to business-park use, a group that recently bought the race track and surrounding property for $71 million will be able to proceed with a proposal to build office buildings and a hotel on the site.
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