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October 25, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two key figures in the criminal investigation of a 1988 Laguna Niguel land transfer spent several hours Wednesday voluntarily testifying before the Orange County Grand Jury. Against the advice of their attorney, former Laguna Niguel Community Services District manager James S. Mocalis and former district board attorney James S. Okazaki carried enlarged copies of development maps and boxes of documents as they entered the grand jury witness room in the County Courthouse.
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October 28, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
District attorney investigators have begun questioning San Juan Capistrano officials about three former administrators who obtained tens of thousands of dollars in allegedly improper retirement benefits over the last five years. Capistrano Valley Water District General Manager Ray Auerbach said last week that investigators asked him about the salary and benefits paid to former General Manager James S. Mocalis, former Assistant Manager E. Phillip Hale and former water board attorney James S.
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October 23, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County retirement officials voted Monday to cut in half the pension checks of two former San Juan Capistrano city officials and said they may seek to recover thousands of dollars the men received in pension overpayments. While reducing the retirement allowance of former city officials James S. Mocalis and E. Phillip Hale, the nine-member County Board of Retirement also voted to postpone for two weeks the case of a third former San Juan Capistrano employee--James S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two key figures in the criminal investigation of a 1988 Laguna Niguel land transfer spent several hours Wednesday voluntarily testifying before the Orange County Grand Jury. Against the advice of their attorney, former Laguna Niguel Community Services District manager James S. Mocalis and former district board attorney James S. Okazaki carried enlarged copies of development maps and boxes of documents as they entered the grand jury witness room in the County Courthouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
District attorney investigators have begun questioning San Juan Capistrano officials about three former administrators who obtained tens of thousands of dollars in allegedly improper retirement benefits over the last five years. Capistrano Valley Water District General Manager Ray Auerbach said last week that investigators asked him about the salary and benefits paid to former General Manager James S. Mocalis, former Assistant Manager E. Phillip Hale and former water board attorney James S.
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July 21, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
District attorney's investigators are examining contradictory documents that raise new questions about whether Laguna Niguel officials approved a 1988 transaction that deeded 96 acres of potential parkland to a housing developer, city officials say. One is a resolution indicating that the Laguna Niguel Community Services District board approved the land deal by a 4-0 vote on Jan. 20, 1988, with then-president Patricia Bates absent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
County retirement officials are investigating whether tens of thousands of dollars in government benefits were improperly paid during the last three years to a former city manager and a former city attorney of San Juan Capistrano. James S. Mocalis, 59, and James S. Okazaki, 63, acknowledged last week that officials with the Orange County Employees Retirement System have challenged the size of their monthly retirement checks and asked them to justify the amounts at a hearing Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998 | BY MIMI KO CRUZ and JOHN CANALIS and LIZ SEYMOUR and LISA ADDISON
Jim Montemer will serve his second consecutive term as president of the Rossmoor Community Services District. Elected four years ago, Montemer, 46, is expected to oversee long-awaited repairs to the Rossmoor signature wall. The $1-million project, which will provide seismic reinforcement and replace dilapidated portions, should go out for bid this spring, said James S. Mocalis, general manager of the unincorporated community of 11,000.
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July 22, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Looking for more space, officials are moving Rossmoor's equivalent of city hall to former school offices at Rush Park. Though overseen by the county, the Rossmoor Community Services District headquarters at Rossmoor Park on Hedwig Road has provided local services for 11 years. "We just don't have enough room here," District Manager James S. Mocalis said. "We have three people in one small office." Mocalis expects the move--to 3021 Blume Drive--to take two to three months.
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March 3, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Streets may be swept once--instead of twice--most months to save the community money. Rossmoor Community Service District officials Wednesday will consider buying a contract that calls for monthly sweeping from February to October. In November, December and January streets will be swept twice a month to gather fallen leaves. The contract costs $17,200. Last year, the price was $30,000 with twice-monthly sweeps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County retirement officials voted Monday to cut in half the pension checks of two former San Juan Capistrano city officials and said they may seek to recover thousands of dollars the men received in pension overpayments. While reducing the retirement allowance of former city officials James S. Mocalis and E. Phillip Hale, the nine-member County Board of Retirement also voted to postpone for two weeks the case of a third former San Juan Capistrano employee--James S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
County retirement officials are investigating whether tens of thousands of dollars in government benefits were improperly paid during the last three years to a former city manager and a former city attorney of San Juan Capistrano. James S. Mocalis, 59, and James S. Okazaki, 63, acknowledged last week that officials with the Orange County Employees Retirement System have challenged the size of their monthly retirement checks and asked them to justify the amounts at a hearing Monday.
NEWS
July 21, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
District attorney's investigators are examining contradictory documents that raise new questions about whether Laguna Niguel officials approved a 1988 transaction that deeded 96 acres of potential parkland to a housing developer, city officials say. One is a resolution indicating that the Laguna Niguel Community Services District board approved the land deal by a 4-0 vote on Jan. 20, 1988, with then-president Patricia Bates absent.
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April 29, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Community directors tonight will consider the unincorporated town's first balanced budget since 1993. Eliminating four part-time jobs and replacing them with services from private companies are among the techniques Rossmoor plans to employ to reduce spending to $462,518, down $112,000 from last year, said James S. Mocalis, manager of the Rossmoor Community Services District. Other savings will come from new street-sweeping and tree-trimming contracts.
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February 15, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
The Orange County Retirement Board voted this week to appeal a Superior Court judge's ruling that struck down an attempt by the panel to reduce the pensions of two former San Juan Capistrano officials who are accused of improperly calculating their retirement benefits. The case involves James S. Mocalis and E. Phillip Hale, who served as top administrators of both the city of San Juan Capistrano and the Capistrano Valley Water District before retiring in the mid-1980s.
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