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August 31, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON DADE HAYES
Despite a 20-year congressional career marked by a wide range of civil rights initiatives and social reforms, James Corman will be forever linked in most San Fernando Valley minds with Bobbi Fiedler and busing. Corman, a pro-busing Van Nuys Democrat, had faced little opposition before the Republican Fiedler, riding a wave of Valley resentment of a court-ordered desegregation plan, upset him in 1980 by just 752 votes out of 153,770 cast.
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January 14, 2001
Shame on you, Bobbi Fiedler, for not keeping silent if all you could do was bad-mouth former City Council member and veteran Congressman James C. Corman after he died (Obituaries, Jan. 3). I hate to even repeat the words you used to dismiss Corman's record of public service by calling him "a very far left-wing liberal . . . [and] a very skilled politician in those areas that he cared about: basically, increasing taxes to support welfare programs." Is that really all Corman meant to you?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2001
Shame on you, Bobbi Fiedler, for not keeping silent if all you could do was bad-mouth former City Council member and veteran Congressman James C. Corman after he died (Obituaries, Jan. 3). I hate to even repeat the words you used to dismiss Corman's record of public service by calling him "a very far left-wing liberal . . . [and] a very skilled politician in those areas that he cared about: basically, increasing taxes to support welfare programs." Is that really all Corman meant to you?
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January 3, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. James C. Corman, a liberal Democrat who represented the San Fernando Valley's 21st Congressional District for 20 years and fought for tax reduction, welfare reform legislation and civil rights, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, has died at the age of 80. Corman, who lost his seat in one of the closest congressional elections in California history, died Saturday after suffering a stroke at a rehabilitation facility in Arlington, Va., said his wife, Nancy Breetwor-Malone.
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October 15, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even now, nearly a decade after voters in his San Fernando Valley district abruptly ended his 20-year congressional career, James C. Corman still wears his regret on his well-tailored sleeve. "It's just awful to be doing something you love and you think you do reasonably well, and it's all gone in one election and you can't do anything about it," Corman recalled recently over breakfast amid the leather furnishings and cherry walls of the sumptuous office where he works as a Washington lobbyist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2001 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. James C. Corman, a liberal Democrat who represented the San Fernando Valley's 21st Congressional District for 20 years and fought for tax reduction, welfare reform legislation and civil rights, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, has died at the age of 80. Corman, who lost his seat in one of the closest congressional elections in California history, died Saturday after suffering a stroke at a rehabilitation facility in Arlington, Va., said his wife, Nancy Breetwor-Malone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2001
A memorial service for the late Rep. James C. Corman is scheduled for noon Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Corman died Dec. 30 at the age of 80.
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August 16, 1992
Ethel Narvid, one of the founders of Los Angeles' Shakespeare Festival and an administrative assistant to Mayor Tom Bradley for 12 years, has died. She was in her early 70s. She died of congestive heart failure Friday at St. Josephs Medical Center in Burbank. Mrs. Narvid was involved with Los Angeles politics for more than 35 years. She was the first female deputy of any Los Angeles City Council member in the city's history. That was in 1957, when she worked for Councilman James Corman.
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April 11, 1997 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Civic duty became second nature for Kay Bogendorfer Orner, who liked to call herself a "professional volunteer." A native of Presque Isle, Maine, she came to California in the early 1930s and soon began to leave her mark on the Valley. She was the first woman postmaster in Van Nuys, serving the community in which she lived from 1960 to 1972. In the 1950s, she served seven years on the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission, which conducts appeal hearings for civil service employees.
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June 26, 1991
Kay Bogendorfer Orner, the first woman postmaster in Van Nuys and former president of the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission, has died in a Newbury Park convalescent home. She was 81. A former Van Nuys resident, Mrs. Orner died Sunday of complications of Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and pneumonia, said her brother, Irving De Witt of Northridge. Born in Presque Isle, Me., she came to California in the early 1930s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON DADE HAYES
Despite a 20-year congressional career marked by a wide range of civil rights initiatives and social reforms, James Corman will be forever linked in most San Fernando Valley minds with Bobbi Fiedler and busing. Corman, a pro-busing Van Nuys Democrat, had faced little opposition before the Republican Fiedler, riding a wave of Valley resentment of a court-ordered desegregation plan, upset him in 1980 by just 752 votes out of 153,770 cast.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even now, nearly a decade after voters in his San Fernando Valley district abruptly ended his 20-year congressional career, James C. Corman still wears his regret on his well-tailored sleeve. "It's just awful to be doing something you love and you think you do reasonably well, and it's all gone in one election and you can't do anything about it," Corman recalled recently over breakfast amid the leather furnishings and cherry walls of the sumptuous office where he works as a Washington lobbyist.
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January 13, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE
Funeral services for former San Fernando Valley Rep. James C. Corman will be held Wednesday in Virginia. Corman died Dec. 30, after suffering a stroke. Corman, a Democrat, represented the 21st Congressional District from 1961 to 1981, championing civil rights and welfare reform legislation. After his defeat by Republican Bobbie Fiedler, Corman donated his congressional files to the Urban Archives Center for faculty, student and public research at Cal State Northridge.
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