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April 29, 1995 | MIMI KO
Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush has launched a campaign to fight spousal abuse and has turned over her unused campaign money to help fund a domestic violence outreach program in the city. Rush, 61, has donated $700 to the city's Community Resource Center. The past few years, Rush's home has been the target of drive-by shootings. The most recent attack came last month, four months after Rush won a seat on the council on a "fight the blight" campaign.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1995 | MIMI KO
Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush has launched a campaign to fight spousal abuse and has turned over her unused campaign money to help fund a domestic violence outreach program in the city. Rush, 61, has donated $700 to the city's Community Resource Center. The past few years, Rush's home has been the target of drive-by shootings. The most recent attack came last month, four months after Rush won a seat on the council on a "fight the blight" campaign.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1995
For the third time in the past year, the home of Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush was struck by gunfire early Sunday morning in a shooting believed to be gang-related, police said. Rush was unharmed. Reached at home Sunday, the councilwoman declined comment. "I would rather not" talk about it, said Rush, 60, who was elected to the City Council in November. "I can't talk. I really can't."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1995
For the third time in the past year, the home of Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush was struck by gunfire early Sunday morning in a shooting believed to be gang-related, police said. Rush was unharmed. Reached at home Sunday, the councilwoman declined comment. "I would rather not" talk about it, said Rush, 60, who was elected to the City Council in November. "I can't talk. I really can't."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1995
The City Council has designated June 11 as a day to focus on domestic violence in an effort to raise awareness of the problem and work toward eliminating it. The declaration is part of a new domestic violence outreach program initiated by Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush, who made combatting spousal abuse a plank in her platform when she campaigned for a seat on the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1994 | MIMI KO
City Council candidates will participate in a forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 6 in the La Habra Clubhouse. The public is invited to attend the 11:30 a.m. event, which will include lunch catered by Senor Campos Restaurant. Cost is $12, and reservations are required by Oct. 1, officials said. Rose Hernandez Espinoza, Kent A. Roberts, Dorothy May Rush, Paul G. Thornburg and Mayor David M. Cheverton will present their platforms at the luncheon. The clubhouse is at 200 W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1995 | MIMI KO
City Council members have established a $50,000 reward fund to offer incentives to people who may help police solve crimes. City Manager Lee Risner said unsolved crimes threaten the community's sense of security and "gnaw at our Police Department." Officials cited a homicide four years ago in which a homeless man was killed by blunt force. Police have yet to solve that case and a number of others, although they regularly review such cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1995 | MIMI KO
Speaking publicly for the first time since her home was shot at for the ninth time, Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush said Monday that the shooting only fueled her desire to stand up against gang violence in La Habra. "I will not believe that our fine city is so intimidated by some undesirables living here that a council member cannot say what they believe in," Rush said at Monday night's City Council meeting. "I was not elected to sit back in fear, but rather to stand up for what I believe in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1994 | MIMI KO
Rose Hernandez Espinoza's election defeat in the Proposition 187 tidal wave may have been a blessing in disguise. Espinoza, who last week lost her bid for a City Council seat, is stepping up the volunteer work she loves with a passion: providing tutoring services to needy children. Known for her 3-year-old after-school garage tutoring program, Espinoza said the service will be in greater demand should Proposition 187 be upheld in the courts.
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November 4, 1994 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lee Risner, city manager for the past 24 years, unexpectedly announced Thursday that he will retire Nov. 30 for personal reasons. Risner, 66, did not elaborate but said his decision had nothing to do with recent charges by four of the five candidates vying for two City Council seats in next week's election. They had said Risner has too much control over city operations. The only exception was Mayor David M. Cheverton, who is also running in the council race. Candidate Kent A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1995
LA HABRA Mayor: Juan M. Garcia Age: 42 Occupation: Project coordinator at Chevron Petroleum Technology Co. in La Habra First elected: November, 1992, after serving by appointment to fill a vacant seat in April, 1991 Term expires: November, 1996 Key issues: Garcia would like to eliminate gang violence and also increase community involvement by having occasional town hall meetings in different neighborhoods. He also wants to beautify the city and improve its programs.
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