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April 11, 2010 | By Ruben Vives
Barely a year after Norwalk settled a sexual harassment suit against a city councilman for $500,000, the city is preparing to settle a similar harassment suit against a second councilman. A third suit is pending against yet another councilman. The complaints against Norwalk City Council members Jesse M. Luera and Rick Ramirez were filed separately by one former and one current city employee at Norwalk Superior Court. Both plaintiffs seek compensatory damages, including economic damages, general damages for severe mental and emotional distress, punitive damages and statutory attorneys' fees.
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April 11, 2010 | By Ruben Vives
Barely a year after Norwalk settled a sexual harassment suit against a city councilman for $500,000, the city is preparing to settle a similar harassment suit against a second councilman. A third suit is pending against yet another councilman. The complaints against Norwalk City Council members Jesse M. Luera and Rick Ramirez were filed separately by one former and one current city employee at Norwalk Superior Court. Both plaintiffs seek compensatory damages, including economic damages, general damages for severe mental and emotional distress, punitive damages and statutory attorneys' fees.
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February 24, 1994 | ANN GRIFFITH
ARTESIA (2 seats)--Incumbents James A. Van Horn Jr., Mary Alyce Soares. Challengers Gary L. Barcome, Timothy J. Kelemen, John Lyon. BELLFLOWER (3 seats)--Incumbents John Ansdell, Bob Stone, Bill Pendleton. Challengers Jay Gendreau, Ray T. Smith, Randy Bomgaars, Joseph E. Cvetko, Art Olivier, Justine Miller. CERRITOS (3 seats)--Incumbents John F. Crawley, Sherman R. Kappe. Challengers Prestell Flagg Askia, Bruce W. Barrows, Charles J. Kim, Charles L. Lee, Hydle Soto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 | JILL GOTTESMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city of Norwalk has agreed to pay $225,000 to two city employees who claim they were sexually harassed by their boss, a veteran department head who was fired but then won a City Council seat. Councilman Jesse M. Luera was fired as director of social services in 1992 after city social workers Peggy Jones Flores and Velia Vargas complained that Luera repeatedly made sexual advances, including grabbing their breasts or buttocks and offering to pay for sexual favors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994 | JILL GOTTESMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The city of Norwalk has agreed to pay $225,000 to two city employees who claim they were sexually harassed by their boss, a veteran department head who was fired but then won a City Council seat. Councilman Jesse M. Luera was fired as director of social services in 1992 after city social workers Peggy Jones Flores and Velia Vargas complained that Luera repeatedly made sexual advances, including grabbing their breasts or buttocks and offering to pay for sexual favors.
NEWS
June 16, 1994 | ANN GRIFFITH
The Norwalk-La Mirada school board has appointed La Mirada resident David Cosper, a PTA president and manager of a Santa Fe Springs company, to replace school board member Jesse M. Luera, who was elected to the Norwalk City Council. Cosper, 42, will serve on the seven-member school board until November, 1995, when the next election is scheduled. He said he plans to run for the seat.
NEWS
June 24, 1993
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District officials have agreed to lower the cost for adult sports leagues to play on school fields. Adult baseball and soccer teams are allowed to play at Glenn High School, but have not since February, 1992, when the school board required leagues to hire two sheriff's deputies at $50 each to monitor their games. In a 5-2 vote Monday, the board lifted the requirement after leagues objected to the cost.
NEWS
July 21, 1994
Only a month after the Norwalk-La Mirada school board appointed a new member, the district has been ordered to hold an election Nov. 8. School board member David H. Cosper's appointment was terminated last week after the Los Angeles County registrar's office determined that 719 valid signatures are on petitions calling for an election. Only 694 were needed. Cosper, 43, replaced former school board member Jesse M. Luera, who was elected to the Norwalk City Council in April.
NEWS
September 23, 1993
A Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board member has bowed out of the race for reelection, citing political infighting among fellow trustees. Armando A. Moreno Jr. announced his intention last month to run for his seat on the board. Last week, however, he decided to pull out of the race. "I'm tired of the politics," said Moreno, 52, an employment counselor for the Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation in Commerce.
NEWS
September 28, 1989
A forum will be held tonight for candidates running for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education and Cerritos Community College District Board of Trustees. The event, sponsored by the League of United Latin American Citizens, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Norwalk-La Mirada district's board room, 12820 S. Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk. Candidates will give five-minute presentations and answer questions from the audience.
NEWS
February 24, 1994 | ANN GRIFFITH
ARTESIA (2 seats)--Incumbents James A. Van Horn Jr., Mary Alyce Soares. Challengers Gary L. Barcome, Timothy J. Kelemen, John Lyon. BELLFLOWER (3 seats)--Incumbents John Ansdell, Bob Stone, Bill Pendleton. Challengers Jay Gendreau, Ray T. Smith, Randy Bomgaars, Joseph E. Cvetko, Art Olivier, Justine Miller. CERRITOS (3 seats)--Incumbents John F. Crawley, Sherman R. Kappe. Challengers Prestell Flagg Askia, Bruce W. Barrows, Charles J. Kim, Charles L. Lee, Hydle Soto.
NEWS
April 6, 1989
A proposal to change the terms of the contracts of four assistant superintendents from two-year to one-year agreements has been rejected by trustees of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District. The board voted 4 to 3 Monday to continue to offer two-year contracts to Shelby E. Wagner, assistant superintendent personnel services; Howard L.
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