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September 3, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Tony Cardenas made the rounds at Los Angeles City Hall last month to promote his candidacy for City Council, he was guided by an intense man with a walrus-style mustache who knows well how to navigate the halls of power. He was James Acevedo--San Fernando Valley political operative, lobbyist, government contractor, developer, power broker. Acevedo, 49, finds himself at the center of an expanding Latino political coalition that reaches into City Hall and Sacramento.
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March 31, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Three Los Angeles City Council members called Wednesday for an inquiry into how two partnerships involving Harbor Commissioner James Acevedo defaulted on $4.1 million in city loans and whether political appointees should be prohibited from receiving city funds. In a letter to City Controller Laura Chick, council members Jack Weiss and Wendy Greuel asked for an inquiry into Acevedo's projects, which missed the March 20 deadline for repaying loans on housing projects that were never built.
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March 31, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Three Los Angeles City Council members called Wednesday for an inquiry into how two partnerships involving Harbor Commissioner James Acevedo defaulted on $4.1 million in city loans and whether political appointees should be prohibited from receiving city funds. In a letter to City Controller Laura Chick, council members Jack Weiss and Wendy Greuel asked for an inquiry into Acevedo's projects, which missed the March 20 deadline for repaying loans on housing projects that were never built.
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September 3, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Tony Cardenas made the rounds at Los Angeles City Hall last month to promote his candidacy for City Council, he was guided by an intense man with a walrus-style mustache who knows well how to navigate the halls of power. He was James Acevedo--San Fernando Valley political operative, lobbyist, government contractor, developer, power broker. Acevedo, 49, finds himself at the center of an expanding Latino political coalition that reaches into City Hall and Sacramento.
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August 15, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Mayor James K. Hahn's five nominees for the Harbor Commission and two nominees for the Board of Water and Power. After a short round of questioning, Thomas Warren, Elwood Lui, James Acevedo, Nicholas G. Tonsich and Camilla Kocol were placed on the commission that supervises operations of the Port of Los Angeles. Mary E.
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April 23, 2005
The city's Community Redevelopment Agency board has agreed to buy a Winnetka property from a partnership that includes a nonprofit corporation whose president is Harbor Commissioner James Acevedo. The panel voted Thursday to purchase nearly 1 acre for up to $1.9 million to build affordable housing. The partnership shelved a similar development for the site. Acevedo's corporation, Neighborhood Empowerment and Economic Development Inc.
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May 19, 2004 | Patrick McGreevy and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
As part of their investigation into contracting in Los Angeles city government, federal prosecutors are looking at the relationship between Los Angeles Port officials and a Shanghai-based marketing consultant. In a subpoena served last month, the U.S. attorney demanded all employment documents, expense records, travel and entertainment accounts, and correspondence between port officials and William Wong, director of the firm Jade Peak International.
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April 13, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Continuing its prosecution against political money laundering in City Hall campaigns, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission on Tuesday levied $147,000 in fines against 13 participants in two separate schemes. The fines bring to $736,615 the total penalties approved by the panel in recent months against 112 people, including associates of Westside developer Mark Alan Abrams. The associates admitted Abrams reimbursed them for contributions to the 2001 mayoral campaign of James K. Hahn.
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September 10, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Citing the company's poor record in adhering to operating restrictions placed on its businesses, the city's Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday overturned a decision that would have allowed Public Storage Inc. to rent moving trucks from a proposed storage facility on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Vanalden Avenue.
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May 17, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
A group of Van Nuys residents and merchants Tuesday blocked plans by AirTouch Cellular to install a 45-foot-high transmission pole in their neighborhood. With two members of the Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals absent, they convinced a third member that a cellular phone antenna at Fulton Avenue and Victory Boulevard would be inconsistent with surrounding homes. Board members Chris Kezios and Allen Gilbert voted to permit installation of the pole, and member James Acevedo dissented.
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April 29, 2004 | Jessica Garrison and Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. attorney's office has issued subpoenas to one of Mayor James K. Hahn's policy analysts and to a member of the Harbor Commission as part of the ongoing investigations into contracting at Los Angeles' airport, port and water and power departments. Wendy Wang, who works on port policy for the mayor, Wednesday became the second member of his staff to receive a subpoena in those investigations. The other was Deputy Mayor Troy Edwards, who oversaw the port before he announced his resignation.
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October 25, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Two City Council members sought Friday to revive a proposal that would prohibit Los Angeles city commissioners from political fund-raising and lobbying, citing the damage such activity could do to the public's perception of government leaders. Measures that would prohibit city commissioners from soliciting political contributions and lobbying were recommended in 1996 by the city Ethics Commission but were never enacted by the City Council. Council members Bernard C.
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