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January 10, 2000 | CATHERINE SAILLANT
The public is invited to watch candidates for the District 1 supervisorial seat face off Wednesday at a forum organized by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. The question-and-answer session will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Wedgewood Banquet Center in Ventura. Each candidate will give a two-minute opening statement, followed by questions from a moderator. The candidates will then be given an opportunity to question each other, organizers said.
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April 26, 1994
Let me express how much I appreciate Ventura City Councilman Jim Monahan's "Father Knows Best" attitude toward the residents of Ventura County. He has no faith on our advisory vote (on a water desalination plant) as we "were confused on what we were voting on." Isn't it nice to have our elected officials listen and have trust in our intelligence? But, since "there was a lot of misinformation circulating during the campaign," we can be secure in the knowledge that the information from Mr. Monahan and the state water proponents was perfectly clear and honest.
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October 8, 1991 | MACK REED
The Ventura City Council adopted a revised fire code Monday that requires developers to install fire sprinklers in all new multiunit residential buildings. The council voted 5 to 0 in favor of the plan, a 1988 version of the California Fire Code that has angered some builders. Councilman Todd Collart was absent and Councilman Jim Monahan abstained. Developers have protested that requiring sprinklers, fire doors, fire alarm systems and other safety measures for new buildings is too expensive.
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July 22, 2001
Regarding your article, "Homeless Seen as Prey" (July 14) concerning Ventura City Councilman Jim Monahan's comment that the only way to protect the homeless who live in the area is to keep them out: Where are they supposed to go? And what better place to live has he tried to get them? His reference to "these people" shows that his mind-set is like most who don't understand or comprehend just what being homeless is like. You have to live it to understand it. Hey, I have an idea: Why not let Mr. Monahan house and give shelter to "those people."
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February 25, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Azusa City Manager Rick Cole has been hired for the same job in Ventura. The Ventura City Council voted 5 to 2 Monday night to hire the 50-year-old Cole, described as an advocate of "smart growth." Cole will begin his new duties April 26. He will earn $155,000 a year on a three-year contract. His contract includes built-in raises based on job performance that could bring his salary up to $164,000 within a year.
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March 1, 2000
It's been many years since I've supported a candidate for any public office with the enthusiasm and confidence with which I support Steve Bennett or 1st District Ventura County supervisor. He's an exceptional person with exceptional qualifications and the most impressive record of public policy achievement of any public figure in Ventura County in many years. His credentials as an honors graduate with a degree in economics from Brown University, his record as an outstanding teacher of economics and history and as an assistant principal at Nordhoff High School in Ojai, his notable term of service on the Ventura City Council, his successful leadership in the initiative drive to impose campaign fund limits in the city of Ventura, and the unprecedented, heroic effort of leading the voters to adoption of countywide Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR)
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September 9, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
Former Ventura Councilwoman Rosa Lee Measures plans to announce today whether she will run for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors next spring. Measures, 61, will address her potential candidacy at a news conference at the Hall of Justice. If she runs, Measures will join former Councilman Steve Bennett and current Councilman Jim Monahan in the race for the seat being vacated by District 1 Supervisor Susan Lacey, who will not seek a sixth term.
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September 12, 1998 | JASON KANDEL
Police arrested a 17-year-old La Quinta High School football player Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill coaches and players Thursday at a practice, police said. Apparently angry at being teased about an injury, the boy threatened to go home, get his parents' guns and shoot coaches and players, police said. School authorities notified police at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, about four hours after the teen had gone home after practice.
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