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February 25, 1985 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
If she had started elsewhere, Joan Milke Flores figures she might have won fast acceptance on the Los Angeles City Council. But instead, she took her first job with former Councilman John Gibson, toiling for 25 years as a staff aide. And after she succeeded the retiring Gibson in 1981, she found that other council members still regarded her as an underling. "I listened . . . to them introducing me to people and they'd say, 'This is Joanie.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1995
Gov. Pete Wilson has appointed former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores to the Californias Border Environmental Cooperation Committee. The panel is an alliance between California and the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur to address common environmental issues in the border region. The committee identifies environmental projects and seeks federal and other funding for them. Members do not receive a salary and appointees do not require Senate confirmation.
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January 15, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday led about 20 angry residents of the Imperial Courts housing project to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where they accused police of continually harassing and abusing tenants in the sprawling complex. "Please call off the dogs," the Los Angeles Democrat told commission members. "Keep them from abusing the people." Waters and the residents alleged that, since the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1994
At his farewell dinner, Sen. George Mitchell noted that holding public office doesn't guarantee wealth. In today's political climate it seems the question should be: Does wealth guarantee holding public office? JOAN MILKE FLORES San Pedro
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1992 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many in the harbor area remain stunned by Joan Milke Flores' loss to Democrat Jane Harman in last week's 36th Congressional District race--especially those who had hoped to run for Flores' Los Angeles City Council seat. Stunned and deeply disappointed. Officially, five people have filed with the city ethics commission, giving notice that they would be collecting funds to campaign for the seat. They are: San Pedro businessman Rudy Svorinich Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joan Milke Flores did not cry in public June 8, the day she lost her 15th District City Council seat. But after her last council meeting Wednesday, the hugs from her friends, congratulations from her colleagues on a job well done, and loving words from her staff brought her to tears time and again. Finally, it struck home that her 38 years at City Hall, 12 on the council, had come to an end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager and relentlessly corny, Rudy Svorinich could be considered the Richie Cunningham of San Pedro. Indeed, his campaign for Los Angeles City Council often seems straight out of "Happy Days," the sitcom about '50s-era high school students. Svorinich, a lifelong San Pedro resident, exudes a "gosh darn, isn't this fun?" attitude as he stumps San Pedro, hoping to upset 15th Council District incumbent Joan Milke Flores in the June 8 runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1990 | DEAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In campaign stops across the state, Republican challenger Joan Milke Flores has sought to portray incumbent March Fong Eu as an "invisible secretary of state" who has refused to engage the issues. Flores, a Los Angeles city councilwoman from San Pedro, has fashioned her underdog campaign against one of California's top vote-getters in past elections around one basic query: "Where was Eu?" On Monday night, at least, the answer should be simple.
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June 10, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Between them, Joy Picus and Joan Milke Flores put in almost 30 years on the Los Angeles City Council. They had records of accomplishment, friends in high places and, as their time in office proved, loyal supporters in each of their districts. But on Tuesday, none of that mattered as much as the voters' thirst for change, and the two councilwomen--from very different parts of Los Angeles--were ousted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990 | DEAN MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trailing badly in the polls and eager to begin her television advertising campaign, Republican secretary of state candidate Joan Milke Flores faced a major obstacle several weeks ago: She needed more money. Fund raising was going well, but not well enough. Flores, in her first bid for statewide office, had tens of thousands of dollars in advance advertising bills to pay before stations would air her 30-second spots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joan Milke Flores did not cry in public June 8, the day she lost her 15th District City Council seat. But after her last council meeting Wednesday, the hugs from her friends, congratulations from her colleagues on a job well done, and loving words from her staff brought her to tears time and again. Finally, it struck home that her 38 years at City Hall, 12 on the council, had come to an end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after celebrating his victory over 12-year incumbent Joan Milke Flores for a seat on the L.A. City Council, Rudy Svorinich lay awake early Wednesday, too excited to sleep. He opened his copy of "Truman" and read about how conventional wisdom had President Harry S. Truman losing to Thomas Dewey in the 1948 election, and how Truman pulled out a victory anyway. Svorinich says that, like Truman, he never once considered himself an underdog.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Between them, Joy Picus and Joan Milke Flores put in almost 30 years on the Los Angeles City Council. They had records of accomplishment, friends in high places and, as their time in office proved, loyal supporters in each of their districts. But on Tuesday, none of that mattered as much as the voters' thirst for change, and the two councilwomen--from very different parts of Los Angeles--were ousted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993 | LEE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Battling to hold on to her Los Angeles City Council seat, 12-year incumbent Joan Milke Flores has been busy the past 1 1/2 months with a flurry of proposals aimed at the minority and blue-collar communities of her district. Flores is targeting largely Democratic areas that include Harbor Gateway, Harbor City, Wilmington and Watts. She and her opponent in Tuesday's runoff, Rudy Svorinich Jr., did poorly in Wilmington and Watts, both of which have large minority populations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their runoff election looming, longtime Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores and challenger Rudy Svorinich are trading a flurry of charges and countercharges, each trying to pull ahead in a race both consider neck-and-neck. "It is extremely, extremely close," said Svorinich, 33, owner of the Industrial Paint Co. in Wilmington and a onetime chief deputy to former Republican Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando. "I'm confident, but no, I'm not comfortable."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1993
City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores, 56, competes in a runoff Tuesday for a fourth term representing the 15th District, which stretches from San Pedro to Watts. Flores, a San Pedro resident, worked her way up from a City Hall secretarial post to become chief deputy to longtime 15th District Councilman John S. Gibson Jr., then won the council seat in 1981 upon his retirement. It was once unthinkable to many in the district that Flores could be ousted.
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October 25, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joan Milke Flores started working for the City of Los Angeles as a teen-ager in 1955, Norris Poulson was mayor; the Harbor and Long Beach freeways were still under construction, and Kenneth Hahn was a first-term county supervisor. As the city matured, so did Flores' career: She rose steadily from part-time stenographer to full-time secretary for the late Councilman John Gibson, later becoming Gibson's field deputy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thwarted twice in recent years in bids for higher office, Joan Milke Flores finds herself fighting to hold on to the Los Angeles City Council seat she first won in 1981. Flores is locked in a surprisingly competitive race with challenger Rudy Svorinich in the runoff election for the 15th Council District, which stretches from Watts to San Pedro. Flores, 56, won easily in all three of her previous council races.
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