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October 2, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The newest member of the Rancho Santiago College Board of Trustees has never attended college himself, but John M. Raya, who has been selected to replace Rodolfo Montejano on the seven-member board, says he knows the value of education. "I believe very strongly that education is the foundation upon which self-sufficiency is built," Raya said this week.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The newest member of the Rancho Santiago College Board of Trustees has never attended college himself, but John M. Raya, who has been selected to replace Rodolfo Montejano on the seven-member board, says he knows the value of education. "I believe very strongly that education is the foundation upon which self-sufficiency is built," Raya said this week.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1994 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Board of Education President Sal Mendoza, 36, and plumbing contractor John M. Raya, 41, have taken out papers to run for mayor in Santa Ana's November election, joining two others who did so when election season opened this week. Potential candidates must return the nomination papers to the City Clerk's office by Aug. 12 with the signatures of at least 20 residents to officially enter the race. Eleven people so far have taken out nominating papers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1992 | JON NALICK
Responding to an urgent call for improved campus security, the Rancho Santiago Community College District board has decided to spend $350,000 to add lighting, emergency phones and more security measures in parking areas. Under the plan approved this week, the district will install emergency phones at its Santa Ana and Orange campuses and at the Centennial Education Center in Santa Ana, as well as place new vehicle gates to close off the Santa Ana college campus parking lot after hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1991 | GREG HERNANDEZ
John Dowden, a 20-year member of the Rancho Santiago College Board of Trustees, announced this week that he will step down from the board on Dec. 31. Dowden's announcement, which comes less than two months after the resignation of another founding board member, Rodolfo Montejano, will leave Carol Enos as the only remaining original member of a board once dominated by longtime incumbents. "John's leaving will be a big loss for the board," said board President Shirley Ralston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1991 | GEORGE FRANK
The Hispanic Committee for Redistricting on Wednesday unveiled a proposed map to rearrange the county's supervisorial districts, creating a new district made up of three adjoining central cities with a 51% Latino population. Ruben A. Smith, an attorney and member of the committee, said the group doesn't want people to be misled as to its goals. "We are not saying that we want another Hispanic (on the Board of Supervisors)," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992 | JON NALICK
The question of how to provide a quality education in spite of a battered economy and plummeting state funding is the overriding issue for candidates in the Rancho Santiago Community College District race this year. The election comes just months after the board was forced to cut its 1992-93 budget by more than $7 million to $66.7 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1992
Five candidates are vying for three open seats in Area 1, and four candidates are vying for a single seat in Area 3, of the Rancho Santiago Community College District election on Nov. 3. AREA 1 Covers most of Santa Ana Brian E. Conley Age: 43. Occupation: Incumbent; chairman of visual arts department at Golden West College. Background: One four-year term on board; current Santa Ana 2000 member; former member O.C. Community College Legislative Task Force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1994
Police departments selling guns for profit ("O.C. Police Take Heat for Selling Seized Guns," Feb. 25) is not only the ultimate in rationalization, it's the ultimate insult to law-abiding citizens. While the citizenry is coming up with creative, albeit desperate, ways to remove guns from the streets, the Orange and Huntington Beach police departments sell them for eventual redistribution back to where they came. If there was one last chance/hope we had on the street-gun issue, it should have been the leaders of the brave men and women who have to wear a bulletproof vest under their clothes just to go to work!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 100 people from all over the city met Wednesday night for the start of what they hope is a citywide effort to combat the growing gang problem in their neighborhoods. The meeting in a YMCA gymnasium drew neighborhood association leaders, Latino activists, politicians and gang members, highlighting the importance of the gang violence sweeping across the city.
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July 11, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) has decided to run for the seat held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the 1994 election, the three-term congressman has confided in a letter to his financial backers. "I will soon be announcing my candidacy for the United States Senate," Cox wrote. "But before I make the public announcement, I wanted to write you first."
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