CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1992
Fred Beteta, 62, of Santa Monica is a retired aircraft-industry engineer. A Republican, he has served as a Santa Monica city trustee and as a board member of the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District. In 1990, he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the 41st Assembly District seat. Paul Foote, 45, of Agoura Hills is a professor of accounting at Cal State Fullerton. A Republican, he was elected to the Republican Central Committee in Los Angeles County in June, 1990.
August 21, 1986
Seven candidates have filed to compete in the Nov. 4 election for the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees. Incumbents James Bambrick, an attorney; Carole Currey, a secretary; Fred Beteta, a retired engineer, and Colin Petrie, a retired administrator, are seeking reelection. They will be challenged by Carole E. Hetrick, a university administrator; Pat Nichelsen, a university professor, and Robert Neff, who describes himself as an educational advocate.
November 21, 1985
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees voted 6 to 0 Monday to name James Bambrick as its new chairman, replacing Fred Beteta whose one-year term expired. The trustees also voted to appoint Carole Currey vice chairman. Trustee Anne Peters was absent. Trustees Beteta and Colin Petrie were also appointed to serve on a committee to work with the City Council. Bambrick, 46, has served two terms on the board since his election in 1979. He served as chairman in 1981.
October 19, 1989
Fred Beteta, a 15-year-incumbent on the Santa Monica College District board, said he will not seek reelection to a fifth term next year, but instead will attempt to unseat Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) in the race for the 44th Assembly District. Beteta, a Santa Monica Republican, will first have to win the June GOP primary. Gloria Stout of Pacific Palisades is among those to express interest in seeking the Republican nomination.
June 20, 1985
The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees has voted to ask the county Board of Supervisors to either establish a divestiture policy or set aside an investment pool for school and community college districts that do not wish their funds invested in institutions doing business in South Africa. The Santa Monica College District invests about $2 million in a pool of funds operated by the county treasury. The measure was approved by a vote of 4 to 1 with two abstentions.
December 11, 1986
Carole L. Currey has been elected chairman of the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, and Colin C. Petrie has been named vice chairman. Currey and Petrie were reelected to the board Nov. 4 along with fellow incumbents James M. Bambrick and Fred L. Beteta. Beteta is serving a fourth term, and Currey, Petrie and Bambrick are serving their third terms.