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December 7, 2005 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Voters in Spokane removed Mayor James E. West from office Tuesday, capping a tawdry seven-month spectacle in which West fought to keep his job amid charges by several young men that he had pursued them sexually with offers of city jobs and internships. Ballot counts released just after the polls closed Tuesday night indicated that voters favored ousting West by a margin of about 2 to 1 in the extraordinary recall election. The Republican mayor, 54, must vacate the office by Dec.
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July 23, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Former Mayor James E. West, who was recalled from office over an Internet gay sex scandal, died Saturday of complications from recent cancer surgery. He was 55. The conservative former Republican state Senate majority leader was diagnosed in early 2003 with colon cancer that later spread to his liver. A statement issued by the University of Washington Medical Center said his family and pastor were at his side at the Seattle hospital when he died.
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NEWS
October 27, 1987
James Everett West, former president of Rancho Mission Viejo, one of the biggest landholders in the state and a director for many of the Southland's leading corporations, died Saturday at his home in Bellevue, Ida. The UCLA graduate whose appreciation of his alma mater was reflected in the more than $500,000 gift that made possible the James E. West Alumni Center at the Westwood campus was 66 and had been battling cancer.
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December 7, 2005 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Voters in Spokane removed Mayor James E. West from office Tuesday, capping a tawdry seven-month spectacle in which West fought to keep his job amid charges by several young men that he had pursued them sexually with offers of city jobs and internships. Ballot counts released just after the polls closed Tuesday night indicated that voters favored ousting West by a margin of about 2 to 1 in the extraordinary recall election. The Republican mayor, 54, must vacate the office by Dec.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Former Mayor James E. West, who was recalled from office over an Internet gay sex scandal, died Saturday of complications from recent cancer surgery. He was 55. The conservative former Republican state Senate majority leader was diagnosed in early 2003 with colon cancer that later spread to his liver. A statement issued by the University of Washington Medical Center said his family and pastor were at his side at the Seattle hospital when he died.
SPORTS
April 4, 1988
Former UCLA athletic standouts Sam Balter, Mel Farr Sr., Robert A. Fischer, Marques Johnson, Ann Meyers and C.K. Yang will be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in a ceremony next Sunday at the James E. West Alumni Center.
SPORTS
April 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Football standouts Ken Easley and Jerry Robinson, and pitcher Tim Leary are in a group of seven to be inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Sunday at 7 p.m. Others are triple jumper Willie Banks, swimmer Brian Goodell, volleyball player Sinjin Smith and the late Briggs Hunt, UCLA wrestling coach for 30 years. Ceremonies will be held at the James E. West Center.
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May 6, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The Spokesman-Review newspaper ran interviews with two men who alleged that Spokane Mayor James E. West, a Republican foe of gay rights, molested them when they were young. West, 54, denied the allegations, but acknowledged he "had relations with adult men." No criminal investigations are underway, according to the sheriff and police departments, which said the statute of limitations for any charges had run out. West said he was not gay.
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June 3, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Republican Party joined Spokane County GOP leaders in demanding that Spokane Mayor James E. West, once one of the party's top elected officials, resign in the wake of a sex scandal. West, a former state Senate majority leader, has said he will stay and fight allegations that he misused his current office and that he sexually abused two boys decades ago. The mayor has scheduled a news conference today at which he has indicated he will answer questions about his conduct.
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June 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A recall petition against Mayor James E. West over a homosexual sex scandal can proceed to the signature-gathering phase, a judge ruled in Spokane. Superior Court Judge Craig J. Matheson threw out two of the allegations made against West by Shannon Sullivan, a Spokane resident, but said the allegation that West improperly offered city jobs to prospective male dates could be put before voters.
NEWS
October 27, 1987
James Everett West, former president of Rancho Mission Viejo, one of the biggest landholders in the state and a director for many of the Southland's leading corporations, died Saturday at his home in Bellevue, Ida. The UCLA graduate whose appreciation of his alma mater was reflected in the more than $500,000 gift that made possible the James E. West Alumni Center at the Westwood campus was 66 and had been battling cancer.
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August 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Supreme Court ruled in Olympia that a petition drive to recall Spokane Mayor James E. West could proceed. Shannon Sullivan, an unemployed mother, filed the petition in May, shortly after the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane published articles detailing how West allegedly had met men online for sex. West's lawyers argued that the petition, bearing a single abuse-of-office charge, was factually and legally insufficient. They had lost a lower court ruling.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1986
Eight finalists have been selected for the 31st annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards, which recognize work done by graduate and undergraduate students in the University of California system. The finalists are Marian Treger, Sally Groo, Stephen Erickson, Jennifer Collopy, Allison Anders, Mike Werb and Cynthia Williams of UCLA, and Charlie Russell of UC San Diego. They are competing for three awards of $5000, $2500 and $1000 respectively.
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