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July 25, 1988 | JESS BRAVIN, Times Staff Writer
Garden Grove Mayor J. Tilman Williams, reversing his opposition to funding the Grove Shakespeare Festival, said last week he would support up to $20,000 in additional city money for the troubled theater troupe. Williams' announcement followed a vote by the Strawberry Festival Assn., a nonprofit group that raises funds for public benefit organizations in Garden Grove, to grant the Grove Theatre Company $30,000, said assistant city manager Michael D. Fenderson.
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July 25, 1988 | JESS BRAVIN, Times Staff Writer
Garden Grove Mayor J. Tilman Williams, reversing his opposition to funding the Grove Shakespeare Festival, said last week he would support up to $20,000 in additional city money for the troubled theater troupe. Williams' announcement followed a vote by the Strawberry Festival Assn., a nonprofit group that raises funds for public benefit organizations in Garden Grove, to grant the Grove Theatre Company $30,000, said assistant city manager Michael D. Fenderson.
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June 19, 1988
Mayor J. Tilman Williams will lead ground-breaking ceremonies Monday for a new 27,000-square-foot park in the Buena Clinton neighborhood of Garden Grove. The $200,000 park, which will be constructed on Keel Avenue between Buena and Clinton streets, is expected to be completed in September. Construction of the park is the third phase of the city's master plan to improve Buena Clinton, considered one of the county's worst slums.
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November 12, 1998
In regard to "DNA Study Shows Jefferson Fathered His Slave's Child" (Nov. 1), aren't we all glad that the first five presidents were either atheists or deists. That is why we have the separation of church and state. What two or more consenting adults do in private is no one else's business. I believe that Sally Hemings had good taste and too bad I wasn't around to perform the marriage ceremony for them. In my eyes she was the third first lady of our great country, committed to a great Democratic president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1991
Editor's note: Because of an overwhelming response opposing the pay raise, the supervisors say they will rescind the raise they approved last week at this Tuesday's session. Here is some of the reaction to the raise received from readers. Re "Supervisors Raise Their Pay Amid Layoffs" (Oct. 23): While the sounds of hunger and rebellion are shaking all shores, with people losing their jobs, their homes up for sale or in foreclosure and families breaking up because of the economy, the federal, state and now the county leaders in their ivory towers are showing real leadership by taking another big pay increase.
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February 23, 1990 | JAMES TORTOLANO
Prevented by constitutional concerns from requiring English on commercial signs in the city but concerned about public safety issues, the Garden Grove City Council gave only conditional approval to a revised sign ordinance. Meeting Tuesday night, the council voted 4-0, with Councilman J. Tilman Williams abstaining, to approve the first reading of the ordinance, but delayed a second reading until April 2 to give the city staff time to formulate revisions. Councilman Francis L.
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July 9, 1988
Mayor (J. Tilman) Williams and Councilmen (Raymond T.) Littrell and (Robert F.) Dinsen of Garden Grove bewilder me. They appear to see the voters of their community as a whole different breed than I've known during 25 years of teaching in Garden Grove. My associations have been with a wide cross section of people. Some enjoy sports on television, some are patrons of the Shakespeare Festival and many find entertainment in both. A common denominator, however, is the hope that their children will have a fighting chance to know the full spectrum of our cultural heritage.
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August 23, 1992
Regarding Garden Grove Councilman J. Tilman Williams' position on Esperanto ("Melting Pot," by Kimberly Heinrichs, Palm Latitudes, July 26): Esperanto never caught on with even a significant minority because it makes no practical sense. There is, and has been for some time, the practical equivalent of a universal language: English. It is the international language of science, technology, finance and trade. If one were to attend a scientific conference in, say, Stockholm, and a Japanese person wanted to speak to a German, they would converse in English.
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November 21, 1989
Seeking to battle male and female prostitutes in the city, the City Council Monday night approved a ban on the hourly rental of motel rooms. The council voted 5 to 0 for the ordinance, which also requires motel operators to keep an accurate, permanent register of all customers. It takes effect in 30 days. "The purpose of this is to cut down on prostitution, and that's what we want to do," said Councilman J. Tilman Williams.
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June 20, 1990 | JIM TORTOLANO
The City Council has instructed the city staff to return with a report on smoking in businesses and workplaces in the city. Mark E. Bradshaw, who designs computer software for a Garden Grove firm, wrote the council asking officials to consider a smoking policy that would require businesses to establish no-smoking areas. He made his plea in person at Monday night's council meeting. He was supported by Kirk Wilkes of the American Cancer Society, who called secondhand smoke "the silent killer."
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July 20, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
The Garden Grove Symphony received $6,500 Monday night from the Garden Grove City Council. Actually, the grant is only costing the city $500, according to Barbara Ness, an orchestra spokeswoman. Ness explained that the orchestra had returned $6,000 that remained from $38,500 the city had granted the previous year. The orchestra originally sought $20,000 this year, and is still seeking the other $13,500, Ness said.
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