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April 17, 1986
Jess Margarito, who has served on the San Fernando City Council two years, has been unanimously elected mayor by the four other council members, making him the first Latino to hold the post in the city's 75-year history. Margarito, 38, a program information manager for Valley Cable, will be mayor for a year. He said his priorities will be to attract more business to the aging downtown San Fernando Mall and to improve housing. Councilman James B.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1990
A seventh candidate entered the San Fernando City Council race Tuesday, just before the filing period for the April 10 election ended. Robert Villafana, a social worker who chairs the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, returned his nomination papers Tuesday, assistant city clerk Wilma Miller said. Three of the city's five council seats will be filled in the election. The filing period was extended until Tuesday because incumbent Councilman Evelio Franco chose not to run.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1989
Alongtime San Fernando resident filed a 1,333-signature petition Monday that would prevent the City Council from acting on any land-use issue, from small zone changes to large redevelopment projects, without voter approval. San Fernando Mayor Daniel Acuna and City Clerk Donald E. Penman immediately discounted the sweeping initiative, saying it will almost certainly be declared illegal. One part of the petition seeks to "nullify any federal, state or local law or directive which is in conflict with the proposal."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | HENRY CHU
New mayors and council members have officially been installed in the cities of Lancaster, Palmdale, San Fernando and Santa Clarita. In Lancaster, two new councilmen officially joined the five-member group at its regular meeting Tuesday evening. Officials swore in Frank C. Roberts, dean of Antelope Valley Community College, and George Runner, an administrator at Antelope Valley Christian School. The council also unanimously selected incumbents George Lee Root as the new mayor and the Rev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1986
The San Fernando City Council this week appointed two residents to the Planning Commission to fill seats vacated by the election of Daniel Acuna and Ray D. Silva to the council. Gene Wyatt, 53, test director at Lockheed Research Center in Castaic and a resident of San Fernando for 31 years, was appointed to fill the final year of Acuna's term.
SPORTS
October 31, 1998 | STEVE GALLUZZO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Paraclete High, the defending Southern Section Division XI champion, moved to Division XII this season and moved one step closer to the Alpha League title Friday night with a convincing 34-14 victory over three-time defending league champion L.A. Baptist at Antelope Valley College.
SPORTS
September 26, 1999 | STEVE GALLUZZO
L.A. Baptist 26, Brethren Christian 7--Daniel Neciosup-Acuna accounted for 20 of the Knights' points in a nonleague game at Alemany. Neciosup-Acuna caught five passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. He kicked field goals of 26 and 22 yards. Neciosup-Acuna scored on a 30-yard pass from Scott Swenson on the Knights' first drive and scored the Knight's last touchdown on a six-yard pass from Swenson midway through the fourth quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1986
Voters in San Fernando will choose three City Council members from among eight candidates Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. One incumbent, Carmillis M. Noltemeyer, has been targeted for defeat by Mayor Doude Wysbeek and longtime Councilman Roy M. Richardson. Wysbeek and Richardson, who also are running for reelection, are supporting Daniel Acuna, a planning commissioner, for the third council seat.
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April 4, 1989 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
San Fernando Mayor Roy Richardson, the city's most popular politician for 11 years, resigned Monday night, saying he needs to devote more time to his ailing wife. Mayor Pro Tem Daniel Acuna was appointed by the San Fernando City Council as his replacement. Richardson, 64, a retired merchant, has been the council's top vote-getter in the three elections held since 1978. He was in his third term as mayor, a position that rotates among City Council members.
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