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December 19, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling for an end to the wrangling over gambling in the city, voters in Hawaiian Gardens appeared to cast out as many as three City Council members but have apparently spared the mayor in preliminary returns of Tuesday's special recall election. Mayor Lupe Cabrera had a 116-vote margin with about 150 ballots left to be counted, and appeared likely to pull through a raucous recall campaign driven by hostilities over a card club approved last year by referendum.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1997
Police who took sides in last month's recall election in Hawaiian Gardens may have landed themselves in trouble with the City Council. Not one of the council candidates endorsed by the city's Police Officers Assn. won office, and now the victors are talking about suing some officers for their role in the election.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1996
A final tally of absentee ballots confirms the recall of two Hawaiian Gardens council members and the survival of two others. City voters rejected Councilwoman Kathleen Navejas by nearly a 3-to-1 margin, while Councilman Robert Prida succumbed by only 26 votes out of more than 1,300 ballots cast. Mayor Lupe Cabrera remains on the council with a 169-vote buffer. Councilman Robert Canada also held his seat, but by just 20 votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1996
A final tally of absentee ballots confirms the recall of two Hawaiian Gardens council members and the survival of two others. City voters rejected Councilwoman Kathleen Navejas by nearly a 3-to-1 margin, while Councilman Robert Prida succumbed by only 26 votes out of more than 1,300 ballots cast. Mayor Lupe Cabrera remains on the council with a 169-vote buffer. Councilman Robert Canada also held his seat, but by just 20 votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1995
Help for financially strapped Hawaiian Gardens could come from the wallets of gamblers playing poker and bingo in a card casino under a plan approved by City Council members this week as a remedy for the gaping $1.5-million hole in the city's budget. The council approved a special election Nov. 21 to let residents decide whether to legalize card clubs. One of the things for which the city is seeking financial support is help to pay for its new 20-member Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995
Supporters of a proposed Hawaiian Gardens casino sued two card clubs in neighboring cities this week for trying to quash competition with a direct mail campaign aimed at scaring voters into defeating it at the polls Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995
Opponents of a proposed card casino in Hawaiian Gardens have been dealt a winning hand from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. A special election had been planned for Nov. 21 to let residents decide whether to legalize card clubs and allow a controversial club at Pioneer Boulevard and Carson Avenue. But Judge Robert H. O'Brien ruled Friday that the election cannot go forward because the number of valid signatures collected for the ballot measure fell short of the requirement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1995
An election to decide whether to allow poker clubs in Hawaiian Gardens may take place Nov. 21 after all. The Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered a Superior Court judge to reverse his Oct. 20 ruling that blocked the election, citing petition irregularities. Both sides are to appear in court Oct. 30 for a hearing. Hawaiian Gardens is facing a $1.5-million budget deficit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1995
Nearly a week after going to the polls, voters in Hawaiian Gardens have learned that they approved a ballot measure to bring poker clubs to this tiny city. The vote for Measure A--965 to 722--capped a high-stakes, raucous campaign punctuated by allegations of stolen property, battery and, according to one opponent, a death threat. A final tally was delayed until Monday night because hundreds of absentee and provisional ballots required county approval before being counted, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1996
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has rescheduled a recall election against three Hawaiian Gardens councilmen for Dec. 17, the same day city voters are set to decide whether to eject a fourth council member. Superior Court Judge Diane Wayne offered minimal explanation for pushing back the election, which she originally scheduled for Dec. 3. Attorneys representing the council members, however, have argued that a consolidated election would save the city tens of thousands of dollars.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling for an end to the wrangling over gambling in the city, voters in Hawaiian Gardens appeared to cast out as many as three City Council members but have apparently spared the mayor in preliminary returns of Tuesday's special recall election. Mayor Lupe Cabrera had a 116-vote margin with about 150 ballots left to be counted, and appeared likely to pull through a raucous recall campaign driven by hostilities over a card club approved last year by referendum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The attempt to recall four Hawaiian Gardens City Council members was leading in early returns Tuesday, amid fears about the integrity of the special election. The election was widely cast as a political showdown between supporters and opponents of a card club approved by city voters last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Reversing the sequence of two recall elections against four Hawaiian Gardens council members, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Monday postponed an election set for next week to determine the fate of Councilwoman Kathleen Navejas. Superior Court Judge Diane Wayne ruled that a council majority violated state public meeting laws by failing to provide a 24-hour notice about a June meeting to certify recall petitions against Navejas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saying that Hawaiian Gardens city officials conspired to avoid placing a recall election on the November ballot, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Friday scheduled a special December election to decide the fate of three City Council members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1996
A referendum on Hawaiian Gardens' bitter political feud may be in store for city voters. Four of five City Council members could face a recall election in October if city and county workers verify more than a thousand signatures turned over to City Hall Monday. Recall petitions first rolled in about a week ago against Councilwoman Kathleen Navejas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1995
Nearly a week after going to the polls, voters in Hawaiian Gardens have learned that they approved a ballot measure to bring poker clubs to this tiny city. The vote for Measure A--965 to 722--capped a high-stakes, raucous campaign punctuated by allegations of stolen property, battery and, according to one opponent, a death threat. A final tally was delayed until Monday night because hundreds of absentee and provisional ballots required county approval before being counted, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995
In the waning days of the guerrilla-style political war over a proposed Hawaiian Gardens casino, supporters and opponents are accusing each other of dismissing voters' interests in the name of the dollar. Proponents say the card club represents the community's only hope of climbing out of its $1.5-million budget deficit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1995 | JAMES BENNING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The crowd of about 40 protesters clutched picket signs outside Hawaiian Gardens City Councilwoman Kathleen Navejas' home and chanted: "Navejas must go! Navejas must go!" By the time the protest was over a week ago, the mayor's wife and a councilman's sister had been placed under citizen's arrest. In a city where elections have been marred by personal attacks, theft, vandalism and even animal slaughter, the debate over whether to allow card clubs, which Navejas opposes, is no less raucous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995
In the waning days of the guerrilla-style political war over a proposed Hawaiian Gardens casino, supporters and opponents are accusing each other of dismissing voters' interests in the name of the dollar. Proponents say the card club represents the community's only hope of climbing out of its $1.5-million budget deficit.
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