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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1997 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With shock waves from two statewide tax-limitation initiatives just now reaching the suburbs, cities are scrambling to find new dollars--and hang onto money they've already been spending--as voters in dozens of Los Angeles County cities prepare to cast ballots Tuesday in municipal elections. Voters are being asked to make decisions on taxes that in some cases they have been paying for several years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A campaign with a combustible mix of political ideology and education policy took shape Friday as 11 potential candidates filed for four seats up for grabs this fall on Orange County's most controversial school board. Three of four incumbents in the Orange Unified School District filed to defend their seats in the Nov. 4 election, including conservative board President Martin Jacobson. But Jacobson's frequent political ally Max Reissmueller did not file before the Friday afternoon deadline.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A campaign with a combustible mix of political ideology and education policy took shape Friday as 11 potential candidates filed for four seats up for grabs this fall on Orange County's most controversial school board. Three of four incumbents in the Orange Unified School District filed to defend their seats in the Nov. 4 election, including conservative board President Martin Jacobson. But Jacobson's frequent political ally Max Reissmueller did not file before the Friday afternoon deadline.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Lyn Perry of Wilshire TV & Stereo has been elected chairman of the Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce for 1997. Joining Perry on the board are Gwyn Petrick of State Farm Insurance, chairman emeritus; Dave Melton of Camarillo Community Bank, treasurer; and Paula Weiser of Weiser Litho as secretary. The vice chairmen are Dennis Predmore of State Farm Insurance, business services; John Grace of Financial Network Investment Corp.
BUSINESS
March 4, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Lyn Perry of Wilshire TV & Stereo has been elected chairman of the Westlake Village Chamber of Commerce for 1997. Joining Perry on the board are Gwyn Petrick of State Farm Insurance, chairman emeritus; Dave Melton of Camarillo Community Bank, treasurer; and Paula Weiser of Weiser Litho as secretary. The vice chairmen are Dennis Predmore of State Farm Insurance, business services; John Grace of Financial Network Investment Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994 | KURT PITZER
To avoid conflict with the California presidential primary, the Calabasas City Council gave preliminary approval this week to holding the city's elections 11 months later. If finally approved, the April 9, 1996, city election will be moved to March 4, 1997. The change of election dates would add 11 months to the council members' present terms. Final approval of the switch will be considered May 18. In October, Gov.
WORLD
June 8, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy gunfire erupted around the presidential and army headquarters in Nouakchott, the capital of the northwest African country of Mauritania, witnesses said. Residents contacted by telephone said they believed an attempt was in progress to seize power from President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, who first took power in a coup himself before winning elections in 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2000
Sir Julian Critchley, 69, British lawmaker who clashed with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher over Europe. Critchley, who represented Aldershot in southern England for the Conservative Party since 1964, quit Parliament before the last national elections in 1997, which saw Tony Blair's Labor Party sweep the Tories from power. As a keen supporter of European integration, Critchley often was at odds with Thatcher's Euro-skeptic stance, describing her on one occasion as a "great she-elephant."
NEWS
June 29, 2001
Aug. 20, 1941 Born in Pozarevac, Serbia. * 1959 Joins the Communist Party. * 1964 Graduates from the University of Belgrade with a law degree. * 1987 Appointed head of the Serbian Communist Party. In April, delivers an inflammatory speech in Kosovo to Serbs demanding protection from the ethnic Albanian majority in the province. The speech catapults Milosevic to prominence. * 1989 Kosovo is stripped of its autonomy.
NEWS
November 16, 1996 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Meet Mexico's political future: Jose Luis Duran is a 35-year-old graphic designer who promised "a new way of governing." Now he's mayor of Naucalpan, a Mexico City suburb of nearly 1 million that ranks among the nation's largest municipalities. His party: the conservative opposition National Action Party, or PAN. Valentin Gonzalez, 41, is a self-described "social fighter" who campaigned for sweeping reforms in Mexico's authoritarian political system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1997 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With shock waves from two statewide tax-limitation initiatives just now reaching the suburbs, cities are scrambling to find new dollars--and hang onto money they've already been spending--as voters in dozens of Los Angeles County cities prepare to cast ballots Tuesday in municipal elections. Voters are being asked to make decisions on taxes that in some cases they have been paying for several years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994 | KURT PITZER
To avoid conflict with the California presidential primary, the Calabasas City Council gave preliminary approval this week to holding the city's elections 11 months later. If finally approved, the April 9, 1996, city election will be moved to March 4, 1997. The change of election dates would add 11 months to the council members' present terms. Final approval of the switch will be considered May 18. In October, Gov.
NEWS
March 4, 2000 |
Dogged by organizational problems that left more than 1 million voters unregistered, Haiti on Friday postponed March 19 elections without specifying a new date. The announcement came only hours after the U.N. Security Council urged Haiti to stick "as closely as possible" to its schedule for elections, which it said were crucial to the Caribbean nation's fledgling democracy.
NEWS
February 27, 1996 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing down a fierce opposition attack and defectors from his own party, British Prime Minister John Major put his government on the line Monday in an incendiary parliamentary vote over illegal arms sales to Iraq--and won by a hair. Major's Conservatives won 320-319 in a vote that undercuts the impact of a report faulting government officials for their handling of the weapons sales in the years before the Persian Gulf War.
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