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January 2, 1989 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
One Thursday last month, Jim Roache popped in unannounced at Pershing Junior High in San Carlos for a tour, part of his periodic efforts as a San Diego city school board member to get an unvarnished, grass-roots feel for trends and complaints. During the school lunch break, Principal Bill Hassett took Roache, who commands the county sheriff's substation in Lemon Grove, to chat with three math teachers eating in the no-smoking lounge.
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April 21, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the best of times for San Diego County Sheriff Jim Roache. Elected in 1990 as a reformer after 20 years of ironfisted rule by his predecessor, Roache has endured continual controversy over personnel decisions, an embarrassing no-confidence vote by the Deputy Sheriffs Assn., media criticism over his management style, and sniping by an in-house publication called Silver Star.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1990
If ever a public agency approached a critical moment in its history, it is the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. After 20 years of stewardship by John Duffy, marked in later years by a swaggering arrogance that has permeated the department, Tuesday's election offers a long-delayed opportunity for reform. Consider the monumental task facing Duffy's successor. He must calm public jitters about whether deputies resort to force too quickly or too often.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly $13,000 of a special fund established to purchase evidence and pay informants has improperly been used for furniture in the office of Sheriff Jim Roache and Undersheriff Jay LaSuer, other equipment and travel expenses, according to records obtained by The Times. Records indicate that $3,000 alone was used to buy two oak wall cabinets, one stained to match Roache's walnut desk and one stained to match LaSuer's cherrywood desk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Sheriff Jim Roache has vowed to change his diet after undergoing a heart scan Friday at Sharp Memorial Hospital that revealed a blocked artery. Roache's doctor, Sidney Smith, noticed a slight abnormality in the sheriff's electrocardiogram earlier this year and on Friday scheduled a catheterization--the insertion of a catheter into his heart arteries to check for blockage.
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April 21, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are not the best of times for San Diego County Sheriff Jim Roache. Elected in 1990 as a reformer after 20 years of ironfisted rule by his predecessor, Roache has endured continual controversy over personnel decisions, an embarrassing no-confidence vote by the Deputy Sheriffs Assn., media criticism over his management style, and sniping by an in-house publication called Silver Star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday in Superior Court alleges that San Diego County Sheriff Jim Roache and others "engaged in conduct amounting to frolic" with "certain females" while a dying man cried for help outside the Lemon Grove sheriff's substation in October. Neither the suit nor the attorney who filed it provided details of the alleged misconduct, except to claim that "invitations were extended to non-employees . . . who visited with officers and sheriffs on duty."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1990 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several weeks before Tuesday's election, Sheriff John Duffy weighed the possibility of reform candidate Jim Roache replacing him. Duffy described a period of "malicious obedience" within the department, whereby the rank-and-file would do what was asked of them and nothing more. "You'll be left with 2,300 Civil Service employees with a tenured right to be in the department who don't want to be led by him," Duffy said. "That's not serving the public well."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1990 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife and campaign manager of the front-running candidate for San Diego County sheriff was arrested by San Diego police on suspicion of drunk driving early Friday morning and held in jail 3 1/2 hours. Her husband said he believed it was her second such arrest within the past 10 years. Jeanette Roache, 42, the wife of Sheriff's Capt. Jim Roache, stopped at the intersection of Santa Arminta Avenue and Camino Ruiz about five miles from their Scripps Ranch home shortly before 1 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990 | BONNA M. DE LA CRUZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former San Diego police chief and candidate for sheriff pledged his support Wednesday morning for Sheriff's Capt. Jim Roache's bid to succeed longtime Sheriff John Duffy. Ray Hoobler, a candidate in last month's primary election, in which he garnered 12.5% of the vote, announced his endorsement of Roache at the county administration building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Organizers of a ceremony honoring officers killed in the line of duty broke with tradition this year and chose the police chiefs of Carlsbad and San Diego as speakers. Both had lost officers to violent death last year. For the first time since 1985, when the memorial started, the speeches would not be handled solely by San Diego's police chief and county sheriff. The ceremony in Balboa Park included a 21-gun Marine salute, the strains of a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal to create eight chief deputy positions in the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has created a furor among the agency's five commanders, some of whom believe the plan is delayed punishment for their opposition to Jim Roache's 1990 election campaign. Talk of the new positions has prompted the labor attorney for the Deputy Sheriff's Assn., which represents the commanders, to demand that county officials meet immediately with the association to discuss the jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Jim Roache, offering a Superior Court judge a close-up look at the "chaos" in county law enforcement, testified Tuesday that years of severe funding shortages have allowed violent criminals to roam the streets and left San Diegans with inadequate police protection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Diego Sheriff Jim Roache has vowed to change his diet after undergoing a heart scan Friday at Sharp Memorial Hospital that revealed a blocked artery. Roache's doctor, Sidney Smith, noticed a slight abnormality in the sheriff's electrocardiogram earlier this year and on Friday scheduled a catheterization--the insertion of a catheter into his heart arteries to check for blockage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday in Superior Court alleges that San Diego County Sheriff Jim Roache and others "engaged in conduct amounting to frolic" with "certain females" while a dying man cried for help outside the Lemon Grove sheriff's substation in October. Neither the suit nor the attorney who filed it provided details of the alleged misconduct, except to claim that "invitations were extended to non-employees . . . who visited with officers and sheriffs on duty."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1991
The San Diego County sheriff is talking with other county government officials about the jail problems. What a refreshing change of pace from the John Duffy years! What's more, Jim Roache seems to be approaching the discussions with an open mind. It will take lots of flexibility plus a good dose of creativity to deal with this mounting list of problems: * The jails are under court order to reduce crowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990
I have been closely following the sheriff's race, as I feel it is a very important race. Some time ago I had heard that Jim Roache, one of the candidates for sheriff, was opposed to the 15-day waiting period to purchase handguns. This concerned me greatly. On Aug. 29, both candidates were on a radio talk show, so I called in and asked specifically about this issue. Roache stated emphatically that he had never said he was opposed to a 15-day waiting period and he would not support opposition to it. Furthermore, he said he supports the 15-day waiting period and felt it was a reasonable amount of time to make the required background investigations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1990
Sheriff's candidate Capt. Jim Roache claims the incumbent intimidated the Deputy Sheriff's Assn. into endorsing Assistant Sheriff Jack Drown for the office of sheriff. Mine was but one of the votes comprising the 96% of the voting membership that endorsed Jack Drown using a secret ballot. The captain's claim is preposterous and merely an attempt to dismiss what is widely regarded as a very important endorsement. Without question, it was very courageous for Roache to step forward, call for change, and announce his intention to run against a sheriff who held the office for 20 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1990 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several weeks before Tuesday's election, Sheriff John Duffy weighed the possibility of reform candidate Jim Roache replacing him. Duffy described a period of "malicious obedience" within the department, whereby the rank-and-file would do what was asked of them and nothing more. "You'll be left with 2,300 Civil Service employees with a tenured right to be in the department who don't want to be led by him," Duffy said. "That's not serving the public well."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1990
Sheriff's candidate Capt. Jim Roache claims the incumbent intimidated the Deputy Sheriff's Assn. into endorsing Assistant Sheriff Jack Drown for the office of sheriff. Mine was but one of the votes comprising the 96% of the voting membership that endorsed Jack Drown using a secret ballot. The captain's claim is preposterous and merely an attempt to dismiss what is widely regarded as a very important endorsement. Without question, it was very courageous for Roache to step forward, call for change, and announce his intention to run against a sheriff who held the office for 20 years.
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