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October 23, 1987
Former Republican state Sen. John Briggs of Fullerton, author of California's 1978 death penalty initiative, has been charged with illegally shooting a deer in rural El Dorado County, authorities reported. Briggs, his son and son-in-law, who also were charged, were found in possession of an untagged deer by state Department of Fish and Game officers, they said.
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October 23, 1987
Former Republican state Sen. John Briggs of Fullerton, author of California's 1978 death penalty initiative, has been charged with illegally shooting a deer in rural El Dorado County, authorities reported. Briggs, his son and son-in-law, who also were charged, were found in possession of an untagged deer by state Department of Fish and Game officers, they said.
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October 23, 1987 | United Press International
Former state Sen. John Briggs (R-Fullerton) has been charged with illegally shooting a deer. Briggs, his son and son-in-law, who were also charged, were found in possession of an untagged deer on an El Dorado County ranch by officers following an anonymous tip, Duane Johnston, patrol chief for the state Department of Fish and Game, said Wednesday. They are scheduled to appear in Placerville Justice Court on Nov. 16.
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October 23, 1987 | United Press International
Former state Sen. John Briggs (R-Fullerton) has been charged with illegally shooting a deer. Briggs, his son and son-in-law, who were also charged, were found in possession of an untagged deer on an El Dorado County ranch by officers following an anonymous tip, Duane Johnston, patrol chief for the state Department of Fish and Game, said Wednesday. They are scheduled to appear in Placerville Justice Court on Nov. 16.
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November 14, 1997
Four men were arrested Thursday after Baldwin Park police allegedly found them operating a methamphetamine lab in an apartment building. Ten apartments were evacuated and two officers were overcome by toxic fumes generated by the lab, which was discovered about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Darryl Kosaka said. Residents reported a noxious odor emanating from the apartment. Police arrested Ernest Gutierrez, 30, Stephan Avila, 23, James Silveira, 19 and John Briggs, 25, all of Baldwin Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1988
Thank you for the article (Jan. 24) concerning Orange County's state legislators. For many years, the county has been treated unfairly because of the reputation and antics of legislators such as John Briggs and John Schmitz. Fortunately, today's Orange County delegation is more pragmatic and effective. Also, as your article points out, the presence of state Sen. Cecil Green has helped Orange County immensely. For example, it was he who persuaded the Democratic legislators in Sacramento to approve the recent toll-road bill.
OPINION
February 12, 2012 | By Ron Briggs
In 1977, my dad, former state Sen. John Briggs, my brother-in-law and I got together to discuss California's death penalty. We agreed it was ineffective and decided a ballot initiative was needed to expand the number of murder categories eligible for capital punishment. We felt such changes would give prosecutors better tools for meting out just punishments, and that a broadened statute would serve as a warning to all California evildoers that the state would deliver swift and final justice.
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October 12, 1985 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
The bomb that ripped through the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's Santa Ana office Friday morning, killing its director, is the most violent incident yet in a string of terrorist bomb attacks in Orange County over the past 15 years. Although bomb threats and minor explosions are not uncommon, a list of the 10 major attacks and planned attacks reads like a catalogue of the era's political controversies.
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August 6, 1995
Imagine a place where it is acceptable to prevent knowledgeable, qualified individuals from imparting knowledge and information because they are different from the ruling body. You just have to look at life in Ventura today. Because what I have just described actually happened in the boardroom of the Ventura Unified School District on June 25. Board of Education members John Walker and Velma Lomax made absolutely no mistake about what they were intending to do. In fact, they both said very clearly they were voting to remove AIDS Care from a list of approved speakers in the Ventura Unified School District's family life curriculum not because they disagreed with the agency's HIV/AIDS education message but because they didn't want that message delivered by gay people.
MAGAZINE
June 12, 2005 | Johanna Neuman
The Log Cabin Republicans formed in the late 1970s, when Republican state Sen. John Briggs of Orange County proposed a statewide ballot initiative to ban gays and lesbians from teaching in public schools. Briggs also pushed an initiative to strengthen the death penalty. In fundraising letters, he told voters, "You can act right now to help protect your family from vicious killers and defend your children from homosexual teachers."
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February 17, 2009 | DANA PARSONS
To improve my chances of winning an annual Oscar-picking contest with friends, I went to see "Milk" the other night. Aside from providing key information for my ballot, the movie about one of America's first openly gay men elected to public office gave me a glimpse into an Orange County that seems like a long time ago. At least, I think it was a long time ago. On paper, it was.
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