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October 24, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The leader of a group within the elite California Club that has been seeking to keep women out has written the club's board of directors claiming that a substantial proportion of the membership supports a move to circumvent a Los Angeles city ordinance banning membership discrimination. John M. Robinson said that after two mailings from his group of 41 members to all 1,275 of the private downtown club's regular members, "responses have already been received from a majority . . .
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October 24, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The leader of a group within the elite California Club that has been seeking to keep women out has written the club's board of directors claiming that a substantial proportion of the membership supports a move to circumvent a Los Angeles city ordinance banning membership discrimination. John M. Robinson said that after two mailings from his group of 41 members to all 1,275 of the private downtown club's regular members, "responses have already been received from a majority . . .
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March 17, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The members of the exclusive California Club have voted by a 2 1/2-1 margin to remain committed to admitting women members, a tabulation of a special poll of 1,275 regular members and 300 non-resident members showed Wednesday. The vote was the second in nine months in which members of the downtown club approved breaking a century-old all-male tradition and obeying a Los Angeles city ordinance banning membership discrimination.
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October 9, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The board of directors of the elite California Club has sent a letter to its members calling on them not to support a group within the club that is seeking to circumvent a Los Angeles ordinance banning discriminatory membership policies toward women and minorities. In a letter to the club's 1,275 regular members and more than 300 non-resident members, the directors labeled the 41 members who have proposed evading the ordinance a "small dissenting group."
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January 15, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The exclusive California Club has posted the names of its first two prospective women members. They are E. Cameron Cooper, a senior vice president of Arco, and Linda Hartwick, a senior associate of the executive search firm of Korn-Ferry International.
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October 6, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
A group of 41 California Club dissidents, determined to restore admissions policies that excluded women and blacks, has written a second letter to the club's 1,275 regular members appealing for support for a new "house rule" that would circumvent a Los Angeles anti-discrimination ordinance. Most responses to the first letter were favorable, and the second letter, dated Sept. 29, was mailed "only to those from whom we have had no response," the dissidents wrote.
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September 24, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
A petition drive by a dissident faction of the elite California Club to circumvent a Los Angeles city ordinance banning discriminatory membership policies toward women and minorities drew fire Wednesday from public officials and opposition from the club's president.
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May 5, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The president of the California State Club Assn., a group representing 120 of the state's private clubs, has told members in a newsletter that recent moves to induce the clubs to integrate women and minorities into their memberships are supported mainly by various special-interest groups. "Clubs are under broad attack nationwide," said John M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Against the expressed wishes of Mayor Tom Bradley, the board of directors of the exclusive California Club has announced what amounts to a second poll of the membership on the issue of admitting women as members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley told the president of the California Club in a strongly worded letter Tuesday that a second vote planned in the exclusive downtown club on whether to admit women as members should not be held. Reminding the club's president, Lawrence P.
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May 7, 1987 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles ordinance that would ban discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin at most of the city's large private clubs sailed through a City Council committee Thursday, and its sponsor said she hopes it will win approval of the full council by the end of the month.
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