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May 5, 1992
School: Mission Viejo High Sport: Baseball Position: Catcher Class: Junior Not many baserunners have received passing marks when they've tested Carr's arm from behind the plate. This season, 29 of the 41 who have tried have been sent back to the dugout, disappointed. In the past six games the toll is even more impressive, with Carr throwing out each of the eight who attempted to steal. "There's nobody in the county who throws better than he does," Mission Viejo Coach Ron Drake said.
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October 29, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Nearly four months after he announced his departure, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's top manager has stayed on the city payroll, drawing pay at the same rate as his old $194,000 salary — even after another chief of staff was hired to take his place. Former chief of staff Jeff Carr has been working at home on select initiatives, including installation of a security fence at Getty House, the mayor's mansion in Windsor Square, Villaraigosa officials said. Carr, whose last day is Monday, declined comment.
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June 20, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
An ordained minister who has spent much of his career developing social service and youth programs in some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods will be named today as the city's new gang czar, officials said. Jeff Carr, chief operating officer for Sojourners/Call to Renewal, a liberal evangelical group based in Washington, D.C., will work directly for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as director of gang reduction and youth development programs.
OPINION
August 29, 2011 | Jim Newton
First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces the mayor: He has the time and opportunity to make a significant mark on the history of his city, or he could squander his final months and go down as a failure. To succeed, Villaraigosa needs to start by shoring up the city's finances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
. Jeff Carr was a strapping soccer star who dreamed of turning pro while attending a small Christian college in Idaho. Instead, he became an evangelical minister, a community advocate in L.A. and a key player in City Hall as the budget crisis forced a wave of layoffs and service cuts. As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Carr heads a second-term leadership group charged with invigorating a mayoral agenda that has been wide on ambition but, in the view of many, narrow on accomplishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Nearly four months after he announced his departure, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's top manager has stayed on the city payroll, drawing pay at the same rate as his old $194,000 salary — even after another chief of staff was hired to take his place. Former chief of staff Jeff Carr has been working at home on select initiatives, including installation of a security fence at Getty House, the mayor's mansion in Windsor Square, Villaraigosa officials said. Carr, whose last day is Monday, declined comment.
OPINION
April 21, 1991
Perhaps I missed the editorials in The Times that called for a complete prohibition of tobacco and alcohol use in California. Though no one denies the damage caused and the costs incurred from their use, their wide acceptance in society keeps such propositions unlikely. Instead, politicians and newspapers direct their efforts toward easy targets, such as the minority of motorcyclists. I ride a motorcycle, and I wear my helmet most of the time. I take responsibility for my actions so I don't think it's the government's duty to tell me when to wear a helmet.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
Astronaut S. David Griggs, who flew on the space shuttle in 1985 and was in training to pilot a mission in November, died Saturday when the vintage plane he was flying slammed into a field, authorities said. Jeff Carr, a NASA spokesman at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, said that Griggs was flying a World War II North American T-6, "a vintage trainer airplane," and that he apparently was performing aerobatics at the time of the accident. "I was told he was out here practicing this morning and was going to go to an air show at Clarksville, Ark.," said Peter Kerwin, an investigator for the Federal Aviation Administration who was on the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Nearly a year after he became one of two top advisors to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Deputy Mayor Jay Carson said Thursday he would resign Sept. 30. Carson, 33, joined the mayor in September 2009, just as he elevated "gang czar" Jeff Carr to the job of chief of staff and set out to refocus his office in his second and final term. A former press secretary to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, Carson had a hand in a major shakeup of Villaraigosa's staff, including the departure of some officials originally hired by the mayor.
SPORTS
April 26, 1989 | Robyn Norwood
The neighborhood kids used to tell Jeff Carr that his favorite sport would never get him anywhere or anything. A job at the local lanes, perhaps. Now it has secured a national championship--although hardly of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. variety--for Cal State Fullerton. Carr and five teammates went to Las Vegas last week and came home champions--the National Collegiate Bowling champions. They're not exactly hanging banners in Titan Gym or moving aside any NCAA baseball or softball trophies, but for the team, it's a thrill just the same.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday tapped a close friend and advisor to likely mayoral candidate Austin Beutner as the newest executive to lead his administration. Gaye Williams, 54, of Manhattan Beach, will fill the post July 25, replacing chief of staff Jeff Carr, who abruptly announced his departure on Wednesday. The hiring creates an unusual dynamic in the run-up to the March 2013 mayoral election. Williams, a Republican, was a $120,000-a-year aide to Beutner when he was Villaraigosa's "jobs czar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's top advisor announced Wednesday that he is resigning from his post, a surprise move that created new upheaval in an office buffeted by a string of departures during the mayor's second term. Jeff Carr, who has been chief of staff since September 2009, said he did not have a job lined up and a Villaraigosa spokeswoman said no replacement has been selected. He will leave later this summer. The announcement comes three months after the departure of First Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner, who left after 15 months to explore a bid for mayor.
OPINION
January 1, 2011 | Tim Rutten
Looking to the year ahead, Los Angeles' civic agenda is likely to be dominated by continuing fiscal stress, but nothing City Hall can do for the local economy will have a greater impact than vigorously pushing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 initiative in the next Congress. The mayor's 30/10 proposal grows out of L.A. County voters' approval of Measure R, which assigns 30 years of revenue from an incremental sales tax increase to finance projects that will dramatically expand public transit, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2010 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
. Jeff Carr was a strapping soccer star who dreamed of turning pro while attending a small Christian college in Idaho. Instead, he became an evangelical minister, a community advocate in L.A. and a key player in City Hall as the budget crisis forced a wave of layoffs and service cuts. As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Carr heads a second-term leadership group charged with invigorating a mayoral agenda that has been wide on ambition but, in the view of many, narrow on accomplishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Nearly a year after he became one of two top advisors to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Deputy Mayor Jay Carson said Thursday he would resign Sept. 30. Carson, 33, joined the mayor in September 2009, just as he elevated "gang czar" Jeff Carr to the job of chief of staff and set out to refocus his office in his second and final term. A former press secretary to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, Carson had a hand in a major shakeup of Villaraigosa's staff, including the departure of some officials originally hired by the mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2009 | Phil Willon and David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced on Thursday a shake-up of his administration, bidding farewell to two top advisors and elevating his anti-gang czar to chief of staff. Villaraigosa announced the departure of Chief of Staff Robin Kramer, who has run the mayor's office since the start of his first term in 2005. Replacing her will be the Rev. Jeff Carr, who has won praise for his handling of the city's anti-gang program. Kramer, who also worked for former Mayor Richard Riordan, said she informed Villaraigosa two months ago that she planned to leave.
OPINION
August 29, 2011 | Jim Newton
First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces the mayor: He has the time and opportunity to make a significant mark on the history of his city, or he could squander his final months and go down as a failure. To succeed, Villaraigosa needs to start by shoring up the city's finances.
OPINION
January 1, 2011 | Tim Rutten
Looking to the year ahead, Los Angeles' civic agenda is likely to be dominated by continuing fiscal stress, but nothing City Hall can do for the local economy will have a greater impact than vigorously pushing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 initiative in the next Congress. The mayor's 30/10 proposal grows out of L.A. County voters' approval of Measure R, which assigns 30 years of revenue from an incremental sales tax increase to finance projects that will dramatically expand public transit, from the Westside to the San Gabriel Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2007 | Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer
An ordained minister who has spent much of his career developing social service and youth programs in some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods will be named today as the city's new gang czar, officials said. Jeff Carr, chief operating officer for Sojourners/Call to Renewal, a liberal evangelical group based in Washington, D.C., will work directly for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as director of gang reduction and youth development programs.
SPORTS
May 5, 1992
School: Mission Viejo High Sport: Baseball Position: Catcher Class: Junior Not many baserunners have received passing marks when they've tested Carr's arm from behind the plate. This season, 29 of the 41 who have tried have been sent back to the dugout, disappointed. In the past six games the toll is even more impressive, with Carr throwing out each of the eight who attempted to steal. "There's nobody in the county who throws better than he does," Mission Viejo Coach Ron Drake said.
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