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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2002
Former Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Garofalo has resigned from the board of directors of Pacific Liberty Bank. Rick Ganulin, president and CEO, said Garofalo, a founding director, quit to devote more time to personal and business affairs. Garofalo left the City Council in December and pleaded guilty this month to charges that he violated state conflict-of-interest laws by repeatedly voting on projects whose owners had bought ads in his publications.
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SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Pat Garofalo may want to check the numbers before the Minnesota state representative next weighs in on NBA players running afoul of the law. To recap: Over the weekend Garofalo tweeted that no one would noticed if 70% of NBA teams folded with the “possible exception of increase in street crime.” He doubled down on the claim in an email to a website covering the NBA when he noted the league's “high arrest rate.” Turns out that...
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NEWS
January 27, 2002
Re "Garofalo's Sorry Example," Editorial, Jan. 20: While accurate in its charges, the editorial does not paint the complete portrait of malfeasance that citizens of Huntington Beach were able to observe. To many environmentalists and neighborhood groups, Garofalo was an obedient water boy for business and development interests. This irked citizens as much as any personal profit from his conflicts of interest. To some extent, the local election results of 2000 were a testament to the outrage that community members felt at being patsies for corporate fat cats and outside special interests.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Minnesota state representative Pat Garofalo has some questions to answer Monday after he sent out a tweet Sunday night that many people took as racist. The tweet:     Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime - Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 9, 2014 Many people on Twitter perceived Garofalo's tweet as a shot at African Americans, since the majority of players in the NBA are black.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2001
Re "Garofalo Wants City to Pay His Legal Fees," June 3: Neither Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo nor his attorney seems to have a passing acquaintance with basic ethical concepts. Conducting oneself ethically includes avoiding all that might give even the appearance of conflict. To claim that he did not actually profit from his conduct is no defense whatsoever. His attorney asks where we will get public service candidates when they see what "happened" to his client, that is, being held accountable for unethical behavior.
NEWS
January 20, 2002
Re "Guilty Plea by Garofalo Ends Finance Probe," Jan. 11: Note to former Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Garofalo: Look up the word "icon" in your Webster's unabridged. You are not an icon. You're not a scapegoat either, which is probably the word you meant to use. Marcia Goodman Santa Ana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo said he cast about 300 votes on behalf of advertisers who gave him thousands of dollars to appear in local publications he owned, but said he began abstaining as soon as he was alerted to a potential conflict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2000
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) has unfortunately illustrated his view of innocence by virtue of cronyism again with his defense of Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo (Letters, Aug. 6). Rohrabacher attacks The Times for going after Garofalo, "implying wrongdoing but absent of any specific charge of lawbreaking." I guess conflict-of-interest laws are irrelevant, and selective memory loss on the part of Garofalo is OK. This just follows the growing list of local "Friends of Dana" who have been accused of wrongdoing, including Assemblyman Scott Baugh (R-Huntington Beach)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1998
As a planning commissioner in Huntington Beach, I feel qualified to make some comments concerning your July 8 article, "Council OKs Revised Holly-Seacliff Project." Nowhere in your article did it state that our City Council approved the Planning Commission's recommendation. Although the council has the final say, it was the Planning Commission that did its homework, listened to all sides, and made its decision. Contrary to the grandstanding by Councilman Dave Garofalo (who is running for reelection in November)
BUSINESS
August 5, 1986 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
The Securities and Exchange Commission accused a small North Hollywood firm on Monday of fraudulently selling its stock to the public on the basis of a false audit report signed with the name of an accountant who was in prison at the time. Without admitting or denying the allegations, the firm--SRO Entertainment Inc.--consented to the entry of a permanent court order prohibiting it from violating securities fraud laws. The consent order was signed by SRO's president, Joseph A.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Janeane Garofalo has been secretly married for 20 years - only she and the groom weren't actually in on the secret until he decided he wanted to marry someone else. The comic admitted her secret past on Saturday at a New York Comedy Festival reunion for "The Ben Stiller Show," according to the New York Post.  “We got married drunk in Vegas," she said of herself and Rob Cohen, who was a writer on "Stiller" when they dated for a year in the '90s and is now a producer on "The Big Bang Theory.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
There is, no doubt, a women's studies dissertation to be written on the recent co-optation of intuition by male crime-fighters on television. Once dismissed as a woman's poor substitute for fact-based logic, intuition has become the latest super-power. House has it, as does "The Mentalist's" Patrick Jane. "Lie to Me's" Cal Lightman is a doctor of it, Richard Castle wields the novelist's version, and on "Criminal Minds," the FBI has assembled a whole team of Miss Marples who may throw around psychological tendencies and criminal profiles but spend most of their time looking at crime scenes and wondering, "what was he thinking?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2007 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
He's the crew-cut, workaholic ex-punk rocker of Black Flag fame who pumps iron, writes books, performs for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, hosts his own Independent Film Channel talk show and deejays once a week for L.A. FM station Indie 103.1. She's a self-described slacker homebody obsessed with beadwork and practiced in the art of self-deprecation who five years ago caught flack for taking a hiatus from her acerbic comedy stylings to become an outspoken antiwar activist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2003 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Bella Luna restaurant in Huntington Beach was supposed to be in full swing by now, offering up thick steaks and generous portions of Italian food with a signature linguini and clam sauce. The food was to have been so good that diners wouldn't notice or care that one of the owners was a felon who had pleaded guilty to abuse of power when he was the town's mayor. This was to be Dave Garofalo's comeback act. But it hasn't worked out that way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2003 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Life in the shadows can be a cold place after a career in the limelight. Just ask Dave Garofalo. A year after pleading guilty to a felony and 15 misdemeanors for voting on matters benefiting companies that bought advertising from his publishing business, the former Huntington Beach mayor has logged more than 200 hours of community service and remains on probation.
NEWS
February 3, 2002
The Huntington Beach City Council appointed a former mayor Saturday to fill the seat of Councilman Dave Garofalo, who resigned before pleading guilty last month to conflict-of-interest charges. Grace Winchell, 64, who served on the council from 1986 to 1994, was among 35 candidates who applied for the position. The council seat is up for election in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2000 | THERESA MOREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau voted 8 to 1 on Wednesday to terminate its visitors-guide publishing contract with a company that employs Mayor Dave Garofalo. The vote came a month after the bureau's board was advised by the city attorney that it should end the contract with Coatings Resource Corp., whose president bought the contract from Garofalo in January 1998 but kept the mayor on as a paid consultant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000
Huntington Beach Mayor Dave Garofalo's ability to move to the head of the line and grab the best house in a tract represents a classic case of swapping influence for perks. In this and other matters, his betrayal of trust and his insistence that serious questions raised about his stewardship are strictly politics indicate his unfitness to continue in public office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2002 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The board of the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau will meet next week to consider strict new check-writing policies proposed in the wake of a near-scandal involving former Mayor Dave Garofalo. "When we work with a group of volunteers involved in promoting travel and tourism ... we would have a policy to [control] ... their finances," bureau President Doug Traub said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2002
Former Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Garofalo has resigned from the board of directors of Pacific Liberty Bank. Rick Ganulin, president and CEO, said Garofalo, a founding director, quit to devote more time to personal and business affairs. Garofalo left the City Council in December and pleaded guilty this month to charges that he violated state conflict-of-interest laws by repeatedly voting on projects whose owners had bought ads in his publications.
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