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January 5, 1994 | Times staff writer Teresa Ann Willis
* Served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1966-68 and was honorably discharged. * Became a student activist while at Valley College in Van Nuys and founded a branch of MEChA, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan. * In 1968, worked as a part-time recreation aide at Las Palmas Park. * By 1969, had become a full-time senior recreation leader and worked in that position for 10 years.
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January 6, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fired parks director Jess Margarito failed to report more than $14,000 in campaign contributions, loans or income while he was a councilman and mayor of San Fernando in the late 1980s, a court affidavit filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office showed Wednesday.
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December 29, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On nine occasions, San Fernando parks director Jess Margarito prepared records directing payment and credit for work that never was performed, city police alleged in a request for a search warrant filed Tuesday. Armed with the warrant, San Fernando police Tuesday afternoon seized a box of records and computer equipment allegedly used by Margarito and a subordinate.
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January 5, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of speculation and rumor, the San Fernando City Council has fired parks director Jess Margarito, a popular figure in grass-roots Latino politics and a former mayor who is the subject of a criminal investigation for alleged misuse of his office. Haggard-looking council members announced their 4-1 decision at 11:30 p.m.
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December 29, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On nine occasions, city parks director Jess Margarito prepared records directing payment and credit for work that never was performed, according to allegations contained in a request for a search warrant filed by police Tuesday. San Fernando police Tuesday afternoon, under a warrant signed by Los Angeles County Municipal Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis, seized a box of records and computer equipment used by Margarito and a subordinate.
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January 4, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando City Council on Monday night considered in secret what steps to take in the case of parks Director Jess Margarito, a popular former mayor accused of falsifying official documents and misappropriating more than $2,000 in city funds. The move came just hours after Margarito--also the target of a separate criminal investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office--lambasted the council for engaging in what he called a political vendetta.
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April 29, 1988
Last March, 1,220 registered voters in the city of San Fernando qualified an initiative to give them the right to vote if any one of 20 city properties (parks, City Hall, public parking lots, etc.) should ever be sold, exchanged, swaped or leased. The council, including the two just reelected--Jim Hansen and Jess Margarito--refused to adopt the initiative and ironically used thousands of taxpayers' dollars to fight to keep it off the ballot. Now we know why. At their Jan. 18 meeting, they discussed the sale of the city's public parking lot. And they say they want to hear what the people want in the city!
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January 5, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of speculation and rumor, the San Fernando City Council has fired parks director Jess Margarito, a popular figure in grass-roots Latino politics and a former mayor who is the subject of a criminal investigation for alleged misuse of his office. Haggard-looking council members announced their 4-1 decision at 11:30 p.m.
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January 5, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of speculation and rumor, the San Fernando City Council has fired parks Director Jess Margarito, a popular figure in grass-roots Latino politics and former mayor who is the subject of a criminal investigation for alleged misuse of his office. Haggard-looking council members announced their 4-1 decision at 11:30 p.m.
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November 17, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A police investigation into allegations of abuse of powers by Jess Margarito, a controversial but well-liked former mayor, has set off a political brouhaha involving San Fernando's top political figures. Margarito, a leading Latino activist and currently the city director of recreation and community services, is being investigated for possible misuse of city employees and funds by both the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and the San Fernando Police Department.
NEWS
January 5, 1994 | Times staff writer Teresa Ann Willis
* Served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1966-68 and was honorably discharged. * Became a student activist while at Valley College in Van Nuys and founded a branch of MEChA, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan. * In 1968, worked as a part-time recreation aide at Las Palmas Park. * By 1969, had become a full-time senior recreation leader and worked in that position for 10 years.
NEWS
January 5, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of speculation and rumor, the San Fernando City Council has fired parks Director Jess Margarito, a popular figure in grass-roots Latino politics and former mayor who is the subject of a criminal investigation for alleged misuse of his office. Haggard-looking council members announced their 4-1 decision at 11:30 p.m.
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January 4, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando City Council on Monday night considered in secret what steps to take in the case of parks director Jess Margarito, a popular former mayor who is accused of falsifying official documents and misappropriating more than $2,000 in city funds. The move came just hours after Margarito--also the target of a separate criminal investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office--lambasted the council for engaging in what he called a political vendetta against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando City Council on Monday night considered in secret what steps to take in the case of parks Director Jess Margarito, a popular former mayor accused of falsifying official documents and misappropriating more than $2,000 in city funds. The move came just hours after Margarito--also the target of a separate criminal investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office--lambasted the council for engaging in what he called a political vendetta.
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December 29, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On nine occasions, city parks director Jess Margarito prepared records directing payment and credit for work that never was performed, according to allegations contained in a request for a search warrant filed by police Tuesday. San Fernando police Tuesday afternoon, under a warrant signed by Los Angeles County Municipal Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis, seized a box of records and computer equipment used by Margarito and a subordinate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On nine occasions, San Fernando parks director Jess Margarito prepared records directing payment and credit for work that never was performed, city police alleged in a request for a search warrant filed Tuesday. Armed with the warrant, San Fernando police Tuesday afternoon seized a box of records and computer equipment allegedly used by Margarito and a subordinate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fired parks director Jess Margarito failed to report more than $14,000 in campaign contributions, loans or income while he was a councilman and mayor of San Fernando in the late 1980s, a court affidavit filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office showed Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1994 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The San Fernando City Council on Monday night considered in secret what steps to take in the case of parks director Jess Margarito, a popular former mayor who is accused of falsifying official documents and misappropriating more than $2,000 in city funds. The move came just hours after Margarito--also the target of a separate criminal investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office--lambasted the council for engaging in what he called a political vendetta against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A police investigation into allegations of abuse of powers by Jess Margarito, a controversial but well-liked former mayor, has set off a political brouhaha involving San Fernando's top political figures. Margarito, a leading Latino activist and currently the city director of recreation and community services, is being investigated for possible misuse of city employees and funds by both the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and the San Fernando Police Department.
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September 9, 1993 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city parks director is under criminal investigation by the district attorney's office for a variety of allegations, including that he falsified work records of court-referred laborers and used them for jobs at his home, officials said Wednesday.
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