CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1990 |
For more than a decade, the North Tustin Municipal Advisory Council has fought commercial developments and piecemeal annexations to maintain the rural, open atmosphere of the prestigious unincorporated area that includes Cowan Heights and Lemon Heights. Although the council is a strictly advisory body to the County Board of Supervisors, its members say they have been instrumental in controlling building in the area.
July 13, 1985 |
Portuguese President Antonio Ramalho Eanes dissolved Parliament on Friday and called elections for Oct. 6, amid speculation that outgoing Socialist Prime Minister Mario Soares would soon declare himself a candidate for the presidency in a later election. Eanes, who steps down in January after 10 years in office, decided on dissolution and early elections as the only way out of a political impasse caused by the collapse of Soares' ruling two-year coalition with the Social Democrats a month ago.
November 10, 2000 |
Thai Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai dissolved parliament and scheduled general elections for Jan. 6, preparing for an uphill battle against a billionaire opponent and an electorate unhappy with his economic policies. Chuan's Democrat Party is facing serious criticism over his finance minister's policies. Opponents say the minister botched a program to resolve problems stemming from the 1997 economic crisis that devastated Thailand's financial structure.
November 29, 1992 |
Traffic was backed up leaving San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium Saturday night. This was to be expected, to be sure, what with a crowd of 52,108 gathered to watch San Diego State play top-ranked Miami. Except this was at 6:30. This was at halftime . Miami, en route to a 63-17 victory, was already up 28-3. These were obviously shrewd people who realized they could still make something of their Saturday night, something the Aztecs were not doing.
November 19, 1987 |
President Hassan Gouled Aptidon dissolved his government on Tuesday, a presidential statement said on Wednesday. Djibouti's current ministers will continue to run the Horn of Africa country until a new government is formed, the statement said. The statement gave no reason for the dissolution and did not indicate whether Gouled had asked former Prime Minister Barkat Gourad Hamadou to reorganize the government, which had ruled since October, 1986.
July 5, 1990 |
Authorities in Serbia, Yugoslavia's largest republic, today dissolved the local legislature and government in its troubled southern province of Kosovo, the state news agency Tanjug reported. The move by the republic of Serbia is likely to cause more unrest by the ethnic Albanian majority in Kosovo, the nation's least-developed region.
May 1, 2006 |
IT comes as no surprise that death threats and hate mail have accompanied the current debate over immigration. It's the good-old American way. Both L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante have been recipients of the "I'm-gonna-getcha" threats and the "dirty-Mexican" mail after supporting the rights of immigrants to be treated as human beings. This was revealed by none other than Gov.
July 18, 2004 |
State lawmakers have installed an interim government in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun, authorities announced. The Quintana Roo state Legislature dissolved Cancun's city government Friday after a majority of City Council members resigned in the resort, 800 miles east of Mexico City. Some council members said they had resigned over a crisis in city finances, and the national Interior Department cited that as a reason for dissolving the city government.
February 15, 1987 |
King Mswati III has dissolved this country's Parliament, fueling speculation that a general election may be held soon. The action by the teen-age king, who came to power in this tiny southern African kingdom last April, was announced in an official government gazette last week and took effect immediately.