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June 4, 1988
I think that Harriett Wieder, Orange County supervisor and Republican congressional candidate, has suffered enough for simply lying about her college degree. I think she has been terribly misunderstood. REV. HARRY ARTHUR GORDON III Huntington Beach
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 | By Elaine Woo
Harriett Wieder, a longtime assistant to former Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty who later became the first woman elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, died Monday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. She was 89. In poor health since a car accident six months ago, she was being treated for pneumonia and died of heart failure, according to longtime family friend Ed Laird. Wieder was known as a maverick who was not shy about taking on the supervisors' "old boys' club," a male-only bastion for almost 100 years until her election in 1978.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2010 | By Elaine Woo
Harriett Wieder, a longtime assistant to former Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty who later became the first woman elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, died Monday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. She was 89. In poor health since a car accident six months ago, she was being treated for pneumonia and died of heart failure, according to longtime family friend Ed Laird. Wieder was known as a maverick who was not shy about taking on the supervisors' "old boys' club," a male-only bastion for almost 100 years until her election in 1978.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1995
Re: "Harriett Wieder Appointed to Federal Advisory Agency" (July 20): Harriett Wieder will now be able to do on a national level what she did on a county level--nothing! President Clinton's appointment of Wieder to a federal agency that recommends ways to make government more efficient and less costly is almost comical. The President apparently doesn't read the Los Angeles Times regarding our present crisis in Orange County and who was at the helm when it happened. BUD MURPHY Huntington Beach I thought President Clinton had eliminated all of his "Arkansas squirrel" advisers, but now we have Harriett Wieder on a committee to make government more efficient and less costly.
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October 25, 1992 | DIANNE KLEIN
Harriett Wieder, 72 years old, life-long political insider, Republican stalwart in her fourth term as Orange County's only woman supervisor (still) . . . has had a feminist awakening. She calls herself a prototype: Woman of a certain age, raised in a certain atmosphere (nice girls don't offend), finally sees that men (not all of them nice) like running the world and aren't about to share power without a fight. Thank you, once again, Anita Hill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors Harriett M. Wieder and Roger R. Stanton are at odds again, this time over who should succeed Wieder when she steps down from her Huntington Beach-based seat next year. Stanton said Monday he has pledged his support to Huntington Beach Councilman Jim Silva over Wieder's handpicked successor, Haydee Tillotson, a former Orange County planning commissioner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1995
Re: "Harriett Wieder Appointed to Federal Advisory Agency" (July 20): Harriett Wieder will now be able to do on a national level what she did on a county level--nothing! President Clinton's appointment of Wieder to a federal agency that recommends ways to make government more efficient and less costly is almost comical. The President apparently doesn't read the Los Angeles Times regarding our present crisis in Orange County and who was at the helm when it happened. BUD MURPHY Huntington Beach I thought President Clinton had eliminated all of his "Arkansas squirrel" advisers, but now we have Harriett Wieder on a committee to make government more efficient and less costly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993
I have friends and relatives who reside in Orange County and I cannot imagine that they and their neighbors would approve of the snide sexism mouthed by Supervisor (Harriett) Wieder's political colleagues ("Wieder Raising Eyebrows, Ire as O.C. Board Chairman," March 25). "She should work to regain control over her emotions"? She is "a lot of fun at a party"? Maybe some folks can't deal with a woman who has power and knows how to use it for the benefit of the public, not the insiders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1988
So Andrew J. Littlefair, a name that's little known in Orange County, is paying for a mailer to county Republicans which includes a thank-you letter to him from Measure A personalities Tom Rogers and Russ Burkett. Rogers and Burkett certainly have short memories. Apparently they've forgotten that it was the leadership of Harriett Wieder, chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, that put Measure A on the June ballot rather than delay until November as Riverside County has done.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1986
When it comes to raising political campaign funds, enough never seems to be enough. Politicians seek and find a deep sense of security in overflowing war chests because the funds traditionally serve two vital purposes: they provide the means for winning elections, and, unfortunately, they can eliminate the need for spending any money or waging any campaign because the very size of the political bankroll scares off any potential challengers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1995
I spent the evening of Jan. 31 viewing the session of the (Orange County) Board of Supervisors. What came through loud and clear was that the supervisors do not represent Orange County but only represent a small portion of the county known as "the constituents of their district." I believe this to be totally unreasonable and prejudiced against the residents of Orange County and would recommend that one of the following actions take place: The Board of Supervisors be elected on an at-large basis by all the residents of Orange County, thereby eliminating districts and enabling the board to do what is best for the county as opposed to what is best for the members of their district, or Add an additional district in South County in order for there to be equal representation between North County and South County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County businesswomen, both political novices, announced their candidacies Wednesday for separate seats on the Board of Supervisors. * Madelene Arakelian, 60, co-owner of South Coast Refuse Corp., will challenge state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) for the South County district post being vacated by retiring Supervisor Thomas F. Riley. Haydee Tillotson, 55, owner of a Huntington Beach-based property management company, enters a race to replace Supervisor Harriett M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
A top aide to Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Harriett M. Wieder has been accused in court documents of a conflict of interest in serving as a director of a transit company that has an exclusive license to serve county-owned John Wayne Airport. But the aide, Sandra Ward, Wieder's chief of staff, said she resigned from the transit firm--Ground Systems Inc. of Anaheim--by letter mailed from her home last week. She said she had attended one company board meeting, held in September.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County supervisors Harriett M. Wieder and Roger R. Stanton are at odds again, this time over who should succeed Wieder when she steps down from her Huntington Beach-based seat next year. Stanton said Monday he has pledged his support to Huntington Beach Councilman Jim Silva over Wieder's handpicked successor, Haydee Tillotson, a former Orange County planning commissioner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993
I have friends and relatives who reside in Orange County and I cannot imagine that they and their neighbors would approve of the snide sexism mouthed by Supervisor (Harriett) Wieder's political colleagues ("Wieder Raising Eyebrows, Ire as O.C. Board Chairman," March 25). "She should work to regain control over her emotions"? She is "a lot of fun at a party"? Maybe some folks can't deal with a woman who has power and knows how to use it for the benefit of the public, not the insiders.
NEWS
October 25, 1992 | DIANNE KLEIN
Harriett Wieder, 72 years old, life-long political insider, Republican stalwart in her fourth term as Orange County's only woman supervisor (still) . . . has had a feminist awakening. She calls herself a prototype: Woman of a certain age, raised in a certain atmosphere (nice girls don't offend), finally sees that men (not all of them nice) like running the world and aren't about to share power without a fight. Thank you, once again, Anita Hill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1988 | CLAUDIA LUTHER and ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writers
Rep. Daniel E. Lungren's long-awaited endorsement of Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder as his successor in the 42nd Congressional District finally came Wednesday, giving Wieder's campaign a much-needed boost in Tuesday's primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County district attorney's office has questioned executives of the Koll Co., a prominent development firm, about their contributions to Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder's 1990 reelection campaign, company officials said Wednesday. At issue is more than $5,000 in contributions made by 23 Koll Co. executives about the time that Wieder made a campaign appearance at the company's Newport Beach headquarters last October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors capped years of intense debate Tuesday by unanimously approving a proposal that sets the stage for a countywide referendum on a half-cent sales tax for a new jail. The action, which came on a procedural vote, carries huge implications for the jail construction debate. The supervisors named two colleagues--Roger R. Stanton and Harriett M.
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