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January 18, 1989
Thank you for including Nelson's piece. It was refreshing to have a bit of compassion about that ravaged nation on your pages--especially since much of the ravage has been the result of American foreign policy. JAMES CONN Santa Monica
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July 1, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN
The Rev. James P. Conn, an unorthodox Methodist minister grounded in the civil rights and anti-war movements, came to Santa Monica in 1973 to revive a moribund church. Instead, he shook up the whole town. Whether acting as a minister, political activist, community organizer or mayor, Conn--who leaves his post to begin work today as the "urban strategist" for the United Methodist Church in the Los Angeles region--played an important role in reshaping Santa Monica's identity and values.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aside from their status as Protestant clerics, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and the Rev. James Conn have little in common, but on one thing they agree: Santa Monica may soon become the latest battleground in a struggle for the soul of America. At issue is an exhibit of the works of artist David Wojnarowicz, and in a broader context, whether the federal government's National Endowment for the Arts should be allowed to fund such controversial projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aside from their status as Protestant clerics, the Rev. Louis P. Sheldon and the Rev. James Conn have little in common, but on one thing they agree: Santa Monica may soon become the latest battleground in a struggle for the soul of America. At issue is an exhibit of the works of artist David Wojnarowicz, and in a broader context, whether the federal government's National Endowment for the Arts should be allowed to fund such controversial projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN
The Rev. James P. Conn, an unorthodox Methodist minister grounded in the civil rights and anti-war movements, came to Santa Monica in 1973 to revive a moribund church. Instead, he shook up the whole town. Whether acting as a minister, political activist, community organizer or mayor, Conn--who leaves his post to begin work today as the "urban strategist" for the United Methodist Church in the Los Angeles region--played an important role in reshaping Santa Monica's identity and values.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
By the time church was over, James Conn's congregation had planned a vigil against the AIDS initiatives, announced a fund-raising fast for a human rights organization and offered spiritual uplifting to the Hopi Indian tribe. This was a typical Sunday at the church in Ocean Park, a progressive, non-traditional United Methodist Church where Conn, the retiring mayor of Santa Monica, presides. "Preside" might be a formal word for a church short on formalities.
NEWS
June 15, 1987 | Associated Press
Authorities arrested 158 people, including actor Martin Sheen and several Santa Monica city officials, during an anti-nuclear demonstration today at the entrance to the Nevada Test Site. Energy Department spokesman Jim Boyer said most of those arrested were charged with misdemeanor trespass and released after being given a citation. Santa Monica Mayor James Conn, City Atty. Robert Myers and Deputy City Atty.
NEWS
April 14, 1988
Car owners who park their automobiles in their front yards face fines as high as $100 following the City Council's adoption of an ordinance Tuesday night. The new law takes effect May 12 and is intended to help preserve the residential character of Santa Monica neighborhoods.
NEWS
July 28, 1988
The city's dominant political group, Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, meets this weekend to choose its candidates for City Council elections in November. The organization will hold its nominating convention Sunday at the McKinley School, 2401 Santa Monica Blvd., from 1 to 4 p.m. Four seats on the council are up for election. Two incumbents, James Conn of Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, and Alan Katz, an independent, have announced they will not seek reelection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1988
The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday elected third-term Councilman Dennis Zane as the city's mayor. Zane, a member of the city's liberal Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights political faction, was nominated by Councilman David Finkel and elected by a unanimous 7-0 vote to serve a two-year term as mayor. The 41-year-old former schoolteacher succeeds fellow Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights member James Conn, who did not seek reelection to the council, as mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1989
Thank you for including Nelson's piece. It was refreshing to have a bit of compassion about that ravaged nation on your pages--especially since much of the ravage has been the result of American foreign policy. JAMES CONN Santa Monica
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
By the time church was over, James Conn's congregation had planned a vigil against the AIDS initiatives, announced a fund-raising fast for a human rights organization and offered spiritual uplifting to the Hopi Indian tribe. This was a typical Sunday at the church in Ocean Park, a progressive, non-traditional United Methodist Church where Conn, the retiring mayor of Santa Monica, presides. "Preside" might be a formal word for a church short on formalities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1987
A theology student working for Santa Monica Mayor James Conn escaped unharmed early Wednesday after two gunmen abducted her briefly during a robbery spree, police said. Jennifer Cibelli, 39, was able to flee when her captors saw police, panicked, and crashed their stolen car into a Venice canal. Police using dogs and a helicopter searched the Venice-Santa Monica area but failed to find the men, who fled on foot.
NEWS
July 3, 1988
The Santa Monica City Council, opening a public hearing on the city's draft zoning code, reaffirmed an interest in creating a new mobile-home zoning district. "The council has said on several occasions that we want to preserve the mobile-home parks," Mayor James Conn said after several residents from the Mountain View Mobile Home Park voiced their concern that the parks may be sold to commercial developers if they are reclassified under the new zoning ordinance.
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