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December 17, 2000
It's all over now: the uncertainty, the stomach-churning ups and downs, the endless speculation, the grim toil of the counters and observers, the high anxiety of the two candidates and their supporters. No longer will an anguished public wake up in the morning wondering who sits on the board of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. It's Kate O'Brien. The Simi Valley engineer defeated her closest rival, Jim Dantona, by all of three votes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
After a series of missteps in her run for mayor of Los Angeles, City Controller Wendy Greuel has hired a senior aide to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as her new campaign manager for the final weeks before the May runoff. Janelle Erickson, who is on leave of absence as Villaraigosa's deputy chief of staff, will take over day-to-day management of the campaign. Rose Kapolczynski, who had been playing that role, will stay on as a senior strategist. The replacement of a campaign manager just two months before an election is highly unusual.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has lost its most outspoken member, after voters ousted 12-year veteran Judy Mikels and put two men who have never held office in a November runoff for her seat. Mikels, 60, failed to win a fourth term in Tuesday's balloting, finishing third behind Peter Foy and Jim Dantona. Foy, 50, a businessman, polled 38% of the vote, with Dantona, 57, a political consultant, behind him with 33%, in unofficial results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Insurance broker Peter Foy declared victory Friday in his bid for an open seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors -- although elections officials continue to count ballots 11 days after the election. Foy said his 734-vote lead is too large for rival Jim Dantona to overcome in the 4th District race with only 3,000 ballots left to be tallied. Of those, about 2,000 are absentee ballots, and 1,000 are so-called provisional ballots cast Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | HENRY CHU and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Real estate broker and political neophyte Tony Cardenas is poised to become the San Fernando Valley's first Latino state legislator after a commanding primary win Tuesday that drew its strength from a last-minute infusion of support by fellow Latino politicians and voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Judy Mikels has heard it all before. She's arrogant and inaccessible. She's not supportive of public safety. Each time, the 12-year Ventura County supervisor has beaten back the claims and remained in office. But as her fourth campaign swings into the final weeks before the June primary, Mikels is facing a new line of attack: that she doesn't really live in her Simi Valley district and is coasting through her job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Insurance broker Peter Foy declared victory Friday in his bid for an open seat on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors -- although elections officials continue to count ballots 11 days after the election. Foy said his 734-vote lead is too large for rival Jim Dantona to overcome in the 4th District race with only 3,000 ballots left to be tallied. Of those, about 2,000 are absentee ballots, and 1,000 are so-called provisional ballots cast Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the nation lies mired in legal battles over who will be the next president, the question for Simi Valley is who will be the next parks director. For two days about 20 workers in the basement of the Ventura County Government Center have been steadily recounting votes, minus the lawyers and supercharged rhetoric surrounding the recent presidential recounts in Florida.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
After a series of missteps in her run for mayor of Los Angeles, City Controller Wendy Greuel has hired a senior aide to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as her new campaign manager for the final weeks before the May runoff. Janelle Erickson, who is on leave of absence as Villaraigosa's deputy chief of staff, will take over day-to-day management of the campaign. Rose Kapolczynski, who had been playing that role, will stay on as a senior strategist. The replacement of a campaign manager just two months before an election is highly unusual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Manny Mota, coach and former player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, will hold two free batting clinics today for Simi Valley youths. The clinics are sponsored by a local drug prevention organization called Baseballers Against Drugs (BAD). Boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to participate, said Jim Dantona, founder and president of BAD. The first clinic will be held at the Batting Net, 1667 Royal Ave., from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors has lost its most outspoken member, after voters ousted 12-year veteran Judy Mikels and put two men who have never held office in a November runoff for her seat. Mikels, 60, failed to win a fourth term in Tuesday's balloting, finishing third behind Peter Foy and Jim Dantona. Foy, 50, a businessman, polled 38% of the vote, with Dantona, 57, a political consultant, behind him with 33%, in unofficial results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Judy Mikels has heard it all before. She's arrogant and inaccessible. She's not supportive of public safety. Each time, the 12-year Ventura County supervisor has beaten back the claims and remained in office. But as her fourth campaign swings into the final weeks before the June primary, Mikels is facing a new line of attack: that she doesn't really live in her Simi Valley district and is coasting through her job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2000
It's all over now: the uncertainty, the stomach-churning ups and downs, the endless speculation, the grim toil of the counters and observers, the high anxiety of the two candidates and their supporters. No longer will an anguished public wake up in the morning wondering who sits on the board of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. It's Kate O'Brien. The Simi Valley engineer defeated her closest rival, Jim Dantona, by all of three votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the nation lies mired in legal battles over who will be the next president, the question for Simi Valley is who will be the next parks director. For two days about 20 workers in the basement of the Ventura County Government Center have been steadily recounting votes, minus the lawyers and supercharged rhetoric surrounding the recent presidential recounts in Florida.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | HENRY CHU and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Real estate broker and political neophyte Tony Cardenas is poised to become the San Fernando Valley's first Latino state legislator after a commanding primary win Tuesday that drew its strength from a last-minute infusion of support by fellow Latino politicians and voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Simi Valley businessman Jim Dantona has announced that he is dropping out of the race for City Council because of commitments he has made to other campaigns, including that of Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton. Dantona, who announced his candidacy in November, said he is too busy working and raising money for Clinton's campaign to run for City Council. He said he also plans to work on state Senate leader David A. Roberti's (D-Van Nuys) reelection bid in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1992 | SCOTT GRAVES
Ventura County Transportation Commissioner Jim Dantona announced his opposition Friday to the proposed 170-mile oil pipeline that would run through Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Citing environmental and safety concerns, Dantona said he is against the $200-million project sponsored by Southern Pacific Railroad and several oil companies. The pipeline would run along railroad tracks through heavily populated communities.
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