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May 23, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro, who is also the Coliseum commissioner, said Alameda County Supervisor Don Perata, who is running for the Democratic nomination for state controller, isn't "helping his image in L.A." by trying to entice the Raiders back to Oakland. Ferraro wondered how Perata could be seeking Southern California votes while at the same time trying "to steal L.A's football team."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1992
City Council President John Ferraro was recovering at Good Samaritan Hospital on Monday after quadruple heart bypass surgery and the installation of a heart defibrillator, a spokeswoman said. Ferraro, 68, who was in surgery for about nine hours on Monday, was expected to spend at least a month recovering at the hospital and at home before returning to the council, said his spokeswoman, Erin Egge. "The defibrillator is in; it tested well and the doctor is pleased," Egge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1989
John Ferraro was reelected president of the Los Angeles City Council in a unanimous 14-0 vote Wednesday and Councilman Marvin Braude retained his position as president pro tem with little rivalry. Ferraro has been president of the council since 1987. The one-time All-American football player from USC was elected in 1966 and represents the 4th District, centered in the Wilshire area. He served as president from 1977 to 1981 and is chairman of the council's Intergovernmental Relations Committee.
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July 25, 1992
In Ken Reich's story of July 20 on Peter Ueberroth, I kept looking for the name of John Argue, the man who ran the Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games. I have heard Ueberroth say many times that Argue was the man most responsible for bringing the Games to Los Angeles and anyone familiar with that enduring struggle--such as Ken Reich--would concur in that statement. When everyone else gave up trying to persuade the IOC to grant the Games to a private group--and not a government body--Argue persisted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1992
City Council President John Ferraro on Monday unveiled his proposal for redrawing council district boundaries, which drew criticism from Latinos as an "incumbent protection plan" that violates Latino voting rights.
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August 24, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Los Angeles City Councilman John Ferraro has moved his San Fernando Valley field office to Toluca Lake, his staff announced this week. Ferraro, who represents the city's 4th District, has reopened his Valley office at 10116 Riverside Drive, Suite 200, in Toluca Lake. The veteran councilman had previously maintained an office in Studio City. "It's particularly convenient for people who are in the San Fernando Valley part of the district," said Gayle Johnson, Ferraro's press deputy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1996
Los Angeles Councilman John Ferraro was honored over the weekend by three different organizations--including one in New York--that awarded him their highest tributes. On Friday night, the Los Angeles Marathon named the three-decade councilman Citizen of the Year. On Saturday, Ferraro, 71, received USC's highest alumni honor, the Asa V. Call Achievement Award.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro won election to a seat on the influential National League of Cities Board of Directors during the organization's conference in Phoenix last week. A member of the City Council since 1966, Ferraro has long been active with the league, especially its Transportation and Communications Committee. He was instrumental in the league's decision to hold its nationwide meeting, the Congress of Cities, in Los Angeles in 1999.
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January 28, 2000 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Margaret Hart Ferraro, the wife of Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro and a celebrated burlesque-era showgirl turned savvy investor, died late Wednesday after a long illness. At her request, her family refused to disclose her age. Known as Margie Hart in the 1940s, Ferraro was the "toast of Broadway," appearing as a striptease dancer in New York.
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