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March 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In his bid to become this city's first Iranian American mayor, Vice Mayor Jimmy Delshad was in danger Wednesday of losing his City Council seat altogether. After Tuesday's balloting, he held only a seven-vote lead over third-place finisher Steve Webb, with 892 provisional and absentee ballots to be counted Friday. Nancy Krasne received the most votes of the six candidates, with 2,486 votes. The top two finishers in the race gain seats on the five-member council.
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July 7, 2010 | By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday vehemently denied published allegations that he received illegal campaign contributions from the nation's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, just before his election in 2007. The accusation, if true, would mark the first time the French leader has been directly implicated in the unfolding scandal involving the L'Oreal heiress' billions. It also would be another blow to his conservative administration, which has been hit by allegations that led to the resignations of two ministers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The counting continues in the City Council race. Vice Mayor Jimmy Delshad ran a highly publicized bid to become the city's first Iranian-born mayor and to hang on to his council seat, but officials won't know the outcome of the close race until they finish counting the ballots Wednesday. As of Friday, Nancy Krasne had 2,679 votes, the most among the six candidates for two council seats. Delshad had 2,443 votes and Steve Webb, 2,357.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Voters will go to the polls today in 83 jurisdictions in Los Angeles County to decide 11 ballot measures and 193 local offices. No contests involving the entire county or city of Los Angeles are being held, but voters will participate in elections in eight community college districts, 48 elementary and high school districts, and 15 cities, along with various water, irrigation and library districts. In all, 832 of the county's roughly 5,000 established polling places will be open.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2007 | Bob Sipchen
The apparent venality of Tuesday's school board elections brings to mind a knock on my front door a while back. It was the weekend, and as I recall my wife and I were covered with that aromatic dirt that Home Depot sells in big plastic bags. The neighbor standing on our doorstep pretended not to care how we smelled. He was gathering signatures to run for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Voters will go to the polls today in 83 jurisdictions in Los Angeles County to decide 11 ballot measures and 193 local offices. No contests involving the entire county or city of Los Angeles are being held, but voters will participate in elections in eight community college districts, 48 elementary and high school districts, and 15 cities, along with various water, irrigation and library districts. In all, 832 of the county's roughly 5,000 established polling places will be open.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Voters in 38 cities in Los Angeles County and one in Riverside County went to the polls Tuesday to decide more than 100 elected positions and a handful of ballot measures. Turnout was light. In Covina, voters defeated an extension of a 6% tax on their water, telephone, gas, trash and electricity bills. The measure would have brought in $5.5 million annually to fund general city services such as the fire and police departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2007 | Ashley Surdin, Times Staff Writer
Voters in 38 Los Angeles County cities and one in Riverside County head to the polls Tuesday to select city government and school officials or decide ballot measures. The outcome of school board races in the Los Angeles area could alter the ability of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to influence the direction of the Los Angeles Unified School District, because he is backing several candidates.
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December 12, 2006 | David Ibata, Chicago Tribune
Mayor Richard M. Daley declared his candidacy for a sixth term Monday, a campaign that, if successful, would position him to beat the mayoral record set by his father. "I have more to give to keep Chicago moving forward," Daley, 64, said in his announcement. "Chicago is a better, stronger place to live, work and raise a family than it was the day we walked in the door.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
State Sen. Richard Alarcon said Tuesday that he was "seriously looking" at running next year for the City Council 7th District seat he held from 1993 to 1999. Alarcon was elected Nov. 7 to the state Assembly but said he was surprised when voters relaxed term limits for the council, which would enable him to return. Alarcon also said that he moved last week into the 7th District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) defeated candidates from three parties in Tuesday's special election to capture the 37th Congressional District seat left vacant by the death last spring of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. Richardson, who in less than a year has risen from the Long Beach City Council to Congress, was considered the overwhelming favorite in the largely Democratic district that encompasses Compton, Carson, much of Long Beach and parts of South Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The counting continues in the City Council race. Vice Mayor Jimmy Delshad ran a highly publicized bid to become the city's first Iranian-born mayor and to hang on to his council seat, but officials won't know the outcome of the close race until they finish counting the ballots Wednesday. As of Friday, Nancy Krasne had 2,679 votes, the most among the six candidates for two council seats. Delshad had 2,443 votes and Steve Webb, 2,357.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In his bid to become this city's first Iranian American mayor, Vice Mayor Jimmy Delshad was in danger Wednesday of losing his City Council seat altogether. After Tuesday's balloting, he held only a seven-vote lead over third-place finisher Steve Webb, with 892 provisional and absentee ballots to be counted Friday. Nancy Krasne received the most votes of the six candidates, with 2,486 votes. The top two finishers in the race gain seats on the five-member council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2007 | Tony Barboza, Times Staff Writer
Voters in 38 cities in Los Angeles County and one in Riverside County went to the polls Tuesday to decide more than 100 elected positions and a handful of ballot measures. Turnout was light. In Covina, voters defeated an extension of a 6% tax on their water, telephone, gas, trash and electricity bills. The measure would have brought in $5.5 million annually to fund general city services such as the fire and police departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2007 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
Six Los Angeles City Council incumbents were returned to office Tuesday, another was leading in his race and Richard Alarcon held an early edge in a bid to regain the seat he held for six years in the northeast Valley. Incumbent Jose Huizar defeated former staffer Alvin Parra in the city's easternmost district. And Tony Cardenas was holding a big lead over four challengers in his eastern San Fernando Valley district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2007 | Bob Sipchen
The apparent venality of Tuesday's school board elections brings to mind a knock on my front door a while back. It was the weekend, and as I recall my wife and I were covered with that aromatic dirt that Home Depot sells in big plastic bags. The neighbor standing on our doorstep pretended not to care how we smelled. He was gathering signatures to run for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2006
Five City Council incumbents will run unopposed in the March 6 election, according to a final roster of candidates released Tuesday. That is the most to run unopposed in at least 35 years, City Clerk Frank Martinez said. The five are Wendy Greuel, Tom LaBonge, Bernard C. Parks, Herb Wesson and Greig Smith. Incumbent Tony Cardenas has four challengers: James "Jamie" Cordaro, Eric Dwight Rothenay, Candido Marez and Lisa Martellaro-Palmer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2007 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
A neophyte Vietnamese American city councilwoman took a slim lead Tuesday in the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors with as many as 3,400 ballots remaining to be counted. Janet Nguyen, a 30-year-old serving her first term on the Garden Grove City Council, led Garden Grove school board member Trung Nguyen by 52 votes with all precincts reporting in the winner-take-all special election to fill a vacant seat on the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2007 | Ashley Surdin, Times Staff Writer
Voters in 38 Los Angeles County cities and one in Riverside County head to the polls Tuesday to select city government and school officials or decide ballot measures. The outcome of school board races in the Los Angeles area could alter the ability of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to influence the direction of the Los Angeles Unified School District, because he is backing several candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Along with casting ballots to fill four open seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education, voters will decide Tuesday on an amendment to the Los Angeles City Charter that would impose several reforms on the school board, including campaign contribution restrictions and term limits. Charter Amendment L would curb donations to school board candidates, allowing donors a single $1,000 contribution to each candidate.
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