July 8, 1987 |
Despite a hardball political move designed to block Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s plans to sink exploratory wells in the Pacific Palisades, the California Coastal Commission on Tuesday approved the controversial drilling plan on a 7-5 vote. The approval came at the close of a dramatic meeting marked by the abrupt dismissal of a coastal commissioner and the appointment of a replacement.
April 14, 1988 |
Senate leader David A. Roberti on Wednesday angrily accused Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) and the Sierra Club of turning on him after his controversial firing last summer of a state coastal commissioner. "They got me into the fight, deserted me when the fight got rough and then started taking some shots at me," Roberti (D-Los Angeles) said of Hayden and the conservation organization.
July 22, 1986
Developer Gilbert Contreras has been named an honorary member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society for business and management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1989 |
Contreras Brothers Development Corp., whose minority-group owners are among San Diego's most prominent and politically connected businessmen, has closed its doors and filed for liquidation bankruptcy. The business is one of a number of corporations owned by Salvador and Gilbert Contreras, whose rise to local influence has become almost legend in San Diego's Latino community. The development corporation, a home remodeling business based in Lemon Grove, petitioned for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation last Wednesday and listed $151,752 in debts, according to documents filed in federal bankruptcy court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1987
On July 7, the California Senate Rules Committee relieved Gilbert Contreras of his duties on the California Coastal Commission. The Sierra Club believes that this action was long overdue and was a responsible action by Sen. David Roberti (D-Los Angeles) and the committee. We support the committee's action. Contreras is a developer in San Diego whose business transactions have been sharply criticized by the San Diego City Council (acting as the Housing Commission) and the Department of Urban Development.