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June 25, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
School board member Alan Irish did not violate conflict-of-interest laws when he voted to hire a vendor who had contributed to his reelection campaign, according to a letter written by a lawyer for the county and released by Irish this week. Two separate complaints challenging the appointment of Howard Mason to head the district's maintenance, operations and transportation office as a possible violation of state law are under investigation by the Orange County district attorney's office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
School board member Alan Irish did not violate conflict-of-interest laws when he voted to hire a vendor who had contributed to his reelection campaign, according to a letter written by a lawyer for the county and released by Irish this week. Two separate complaints challenging the appointment of Howard Mason to head the district's maintenance, operations and transportation office as a possible violation of state law are under investigation by the Orange County district attorney's office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ and MARY HELEN BERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney's office said Wednesday it will investigate allegations that the Orange Unified School District improperly gave an administrative job to a district vendor who had contributed to a trustee's reelection campaign. Deputy Dist. Atty. Jim Tanizaki said the investigation will determine whether it was proper for the district to hire Howard Mason, who was named maintenance director March 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ and MARY HELEN BERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The district attorney's office said Wednesday it will investigate allegations that the Orange Unified School District improperly gave an administrative job to a district vendor who had contributed to a trustee's reelection campaign. Deputy Dist. Atty. Jim Tanizaki said the investigation will determine whether it was proper for the district to hire Howard Mason, who was named maintenance director March 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
The Orange Unified School District Board of Trustees has appointed a new administrator for its facilities and services department. Howard Mason, chief executive officer of the Rancho Cucamonga-based Howard Mason and Associates Inc., will supervise district building maintenance, operations, transportation, construction and related services when he officially joins the district staff March 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The county district attorney's office is reviewing the second complaint filed this month charging Orange Unified School District officials with impropriety. Barbara Noble, president of the California State Employees Assn.
NEWS
May 17, 1989
To applause from 150 police officers, New York state Supreme Court Justice Thomas A. Demakos sentenced drug dealer Philip Copeland, 23, to 25 years to life in prison--the maximum--for murdering a rookie New York City policeman who was guarding the home of a drug witness. Copeland and two other men were convicted March 29 in the shooting death of Officer Edward Byrne in February, 1988. "There is no doubt that, of the three, Copeland was the worst," said Demakos, charging that Copeland arranged the murder after getting an order to "ice a cop" in a jailhouse telephone call from alleged drug kingpin Howard (Pappy)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1994 | LESLEY WRIGHT
An administrator in the Orange Unified School District who stands accused of tolerating sexual harassment in her office has asked a court to force the district into taking action in her case or dropping the charges. Chief Fiscal Officer Joyce Capelle filed legal documents this week in Orange County Superior Court to order the district to set a hearing date so the issue could be resolved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER
Hearings to determine the professional futures of three top administrators with the Orange Unified School District accused of sexual harassment begin today. At least 10 more hearings have been scheduled this month, the outcome of which will determine whether one administrator will be fired and two others demoted. Because the three chose to have closed hearings, the public may not attend. Deputy Supt. Richard L.
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March 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
A getaway car driver was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday in the killing of a rookie policeman whose death helped set the national agenda in the war on drugs. Scott Cobb, 25, also was convicted of weapons charges for his role in the death of Officer Edward Byrne, 22, who was shot five times on Feb. 26, 1988, while he sat in his patrol car guarding the home of a witness in a drug case.
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December 18, 1993 | MARTIN MILLER
Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Bauer imposed a temporary restraining order against employees, attorneys and board members with the Orange Unified School District on Friday, prohibiting the dissemination of confidential personnel information about three top administrators accused of sexual harassment. Pasadena attorney Dale Gronemeier requested the order after information was leaked to the press this week about disciplinary action facing his three clients--Deputy Supt.
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