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March 29, 1992
Hawaiian Gardens population: 13,639 Election: April 14 On the ballot: 12 candidates for three seats INCUMBENTS Esther E. Flores Age: 42 Occupation: Bridal shop owner Remarks: "The most important thing we have to do is look at ways to have more affordable housing and sheriff's protection. We have to deal with the gangs and drugs in the streets right now. I have fought to provide our citizens with special-assignment police officers to prevent drugs and gangs from taking over our city.
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March 25, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The physician considered by some to be the city of Hawaiian Gardens' absentee landlord is stirring the pot again. This time, Irving Moskowitz--who controls legal gambling in Hawaiian Gardens and keeps the city alive by funneling millions of dollars in gifts through a charitable foundation--is said to be the force behind the abrupt resignation of City Atty. Julia Sylva. And the city attorney is not going quietly.
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NEWS
July 19, 1990
Beginning Aug. 28, the meeting time for the Hawaiian Gardens City Council will be moved ahead an hour, from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meeting days will stay the same, every second and fourth Tuesday of the month The Community Redevelopment Commission has also changed its meeting schedule. It will meet at 8 p.m. every third Thursday beginning Aug. 16. The agency now meets at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1997
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council has issued a formal protest against the pending relocation of the local welfare office to Rancho Dominguez. "It will be a hardship for those who have a legitimate need for governmental assistance to travel the freeways or use public transportation to get from Hawaiian Gardens to Rancho Dominguez," said Mayor Lupe Cabrera.
NEWS
January 28, 1988
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council voted Tuesday night to establish an employment program for senior citizens that is sponsored by the National Council on the Aging. Hawaiian Gardens residents over age 55 will receive training for one year in various city positions ranging from custodial to clerical and administrative, Acting City Administrator Dudley Lang said. "We will try them in any position," Lang said. "We need as many bodies as we can get to augment city staff."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1997
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council has issued a formal protest against the pending relocation of the local welfare office to Rancho Dominguez. "It will be a hardship for those who have a legitimate need for governmental assistance to travel the freeways or use public transportation to get from Hawaiian Gardens to Rancho Dominguez," said Mayor Lupe Cabrera.
NEWS
September 24, 1987
In response to the apparent dissolution of the Long Beach Head Start program, the Hawaiian Gardens City Council voted Tuesday to expand its city-run preschool program. Since disputes among board members and other problems caused the Long Beach program to lose its funding for this school year, many Hawaiian Gardens parents have signed up for their own city's program. "There has been a great spillover since Head Start was canceled," said Yvonne Esparza, the city's preschool instructor.
NEWS
May 3, 1990
Former Public Safety Commissioner Esther Flores has been appointed to the Hawaiian Gardens City Council to replace Venn Furgeson, who recently resigned due to ill health. Flores, 40, a longtime supporter of Mayor Kathleen Navejas, was picked for the post at a special council meeting Monday morning. Councilwoman Rosalie Sher cast the only vote against the appointment, saying she preferred a special election. The appointment of Flores brings to four the number of women on the five-member council.
NEWS
September 27, 1990
A decision on whether to allow alcoholic beverages to be served at city facilities was postponed Tuesday night by the Hawaiian Gardens City Council. A resolution before the council would, if adopted, allow groups renting the Robert E. Lee and Lee Ware activity centers to serve alcohol as long as the renters pay for security officers and provide a $300,000 liability insurance bond.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1997
Hawaiian Gardens police arrested a former city councilwoman Tuesday night after she was ejected from a council meeting but refused to leave. Kathleen Navejas, a five-time former mayor who lost her council seat during a bitter recall election last month, had been talking out of turn and laughing with a friend near the front of the council chambers, city officials said.
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.
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 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
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.
NEWS
July 26, 1990
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council has voted 3 to 2 to place a referendum on the November ballot to ban fireworks. The action came Tuesday night after a heated argument between Mayor H. M. (Lennie) Wagner and Councilwoman Kathleen Navejas that drew applause and jeers from the audience. Wagner, who opposes fireworks and supports the referendum, demanded order in the council chamber and threatened to adjourn the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1996
An attorney representing the Hawaiian Gardens Redevelopment Agency has dropped his client over the City Council's plan to repay the agency more than $4 million, contending that the building the city offered as collateral would not cover the debt. Graham Ritchie, who worked under contract with the agency, submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday, just hours before the council voted to mortgage the city's recreation center.
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