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December 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Outfielder John Morris and the Angels agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth approximately $200,000. The Angels said they signed Morris because Max Venable, who became a free agent after the World Series, agreed to a one-year deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japan Pacific League. Morris, 30, appeared in 80 games with the Philadelphia Phillies last season and hit .220 with one home run and six runs batted in. He has a .
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March 30, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Candidates competing to be the next Los Angeles County assessor tangled in their first public debate Sunday over tax policy and the best way to reform the office after a scandal that led to the arrest of the current assessor. But they were largely united in their criticism of one candidate who was not present: Jeffrey Prang, a West Hollywood councilman and special assistant in the assessor's office, who is so far the front-runner in fundraising and endorsements. Twelve candidates are running to replace Assessor John Noguez, who is on leave and fighting charges that he had property values reduced for campaign contributors.
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NEWS
March 15, 1994
John Morris, a Los Angeles businessman, has filed as a Republican candidate for state controller. Morris, 36, president of a company that invests in businesses and develops shopping centers, filed for the post late last week. A graduate of UCLA who also has a master's degree in finance from USC, Morris was one of the founders of Ross Stores, the off-price retailer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races. Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being vacated by incumbent John Noguez - who is facing criminal charges in a public corruption case and chose not to seek reelection. Seven put in their paperwork for the sheriff's seat. Former Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement in January, with his department under federal investigation over allegations of misconduct by deputies in the jails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John P. Morris, 76, the feisty former Pennsylvania Teamsters leader who was ousted in 1999 for purportedly assaulting members, misusing funds and stockpiling weapons for "war," died Sunday in Philadelphia of heart disease. Born in Mahanoy City, Pa., in the anthracite coal region, Morris grew up one of 12 children in an Irish Catholic household that stressed hard work and just compensation for that work.
NEWS
December 9, 1991
Brooks T. Morris, 78, a member of Metropolitan Water District's board of directors and a retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory executive. He was the son of Samuel Morris, a founder of the MWD for whom Morris Dam in San Gabriel Canyon is named, and the father of John Morris, who also sits on the MWD board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
As the state's chief fiscal officer, the controller signs most state checks. He also serves as a member of the tax-collecting State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board, as well as the boards guiding the investment of billions of dollars in public pension funds. Salary: $90,000 a year. MAJOR CANDIDATES There are contested races in both party primaries. * Democrats: Rusty Areias, an Assembly member; Kathleen Connell, an investment banker, and Don Perata, an Alameda County supervisor.
SPORTS
June 6, 1987 | United Press International
Greg Mathews and Todd Worrell combined on a two-hitter, backed by John Morris' three hits and two RBIs, pacing the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday. Mathews (3-4) struck out 6 and walked 4 in 7 innings. The only hits he allowed were an RBI double by Jody Davis in the first and a single by Davis in the fourth. Worrell finished, walking one. Morris tied the score in the fourth with an RBI single, and broke the 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning RBI single.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races. Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being vacated by incumbent John Noguez - who is facing criminal charges in a public corruption case and chose not to seek reelection. Seven put in their paperwork for the sheriff's seat. Former Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement in January, with his department under federal investigation over allegations of misconduct by deputies in the jails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
Candidates competing to be the next Los Angeles County assessor tangled in their first public debate Sunday over tax policy and the best way to reform the office after a scandal that led to the arrest of the current assessor. But they were largely united in their criticism of one candidate who was not present: Jeffrey Prang, a West Hollywood councilman and special assistant in the assessor's office, who is so far the front-runner in fundraising and endorsements. Twelve candidates are running to replace Assessor John Noguez, who is on leave and fighting charges that he had property values reduced for campaign contributors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to approve a new acting head in the assessor's office, which has been rocked by allegations that Assessor John Noguez and others traded bribes for lower property tax bills. Noguez, who was elected assessor in 2010, still officially holds the top position but has been on paid leave for more than a year after the district attorney's office opened an investigation that led to charges against him, one of his top aides and a tax consultant. Noguez faces 30 felony counts, including accepting bribes, perjury and misappropriation of public funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John P. Morris, 76, the feisty former Pennsylvania Teamsters leader who was ousted in 1999 for purportedly assaulting members, misusing funds and stockpiling weapons for "war," died Sunday in Philadelphia of heart disease. Born in Mahanoy City, Pa., in the anthracite coal region, Morris grew up one of 12 children in an Irish Catholic household that stressed hard work and just compensation for that work.
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August 2, 1998 | LESLIE COCKBURN, Leslie Cockburn is the author of "Looking for Trouble: One Woman, Six Wars and a Revolution." She is a producer for CBS News' "60 Minutes" and a 1998 Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton
At a dinner party in Washington not long ago, the eminent classicist Bernard Knox told the story of how in the Spanish Civil War he had been left for dead in a pool of his own blood. He was wounded while serving with the Commune de Paris, the 2nd battalion of the 11th International Brigade, and as his strength ebbed away, his will to live was miraculously restored by the appearance of my father-in-law, journalist Claud Cockburn, with a bottle of good scotch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
As the state's chief fiscal officer, the controller signs most state checks. He also serves as a member of the tax-collecting State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board, as well as the boards guiding the investment of billions of dollars in public pension funds. Salary: $90,000 a year. MAJOR CANDIDATES There are contested races in both party primaries. * Democrats: Rusty Areias, an Assembly member; Kathleen Connell, an investment banker, and Don Perata, an Alameda County supervisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A third-generation Metropolitan Water District official who was chief engineer at the Irvine Ranch Water District has left his engineering post following a critical internal audit. John T. Morris, the grandson of Samuel Morris, an MWD founder for whom the Morris Dam in the San Gabriel Valley is named, will leave the district in October and work as a consultant, board Chairman Peer Swan said. Until then, Swan said, Morris will handle a number of special projects for the district.
NEWS
March 15, 1994
John Morris, a Los Angeles businessman, has filed as a Republican candidate for state controller. Morris, 36, president of a company that invests in businesses and develops shopping centers, filed for the post late last week. A graduate of UCLA who also has a master's degree in finance from USC, Morris was one of the founders of Ross Stores, the off-price retailer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
Los Angeles County supervisors are slated to approve a new acting head in the assessor's office, which has been rocked by allegations that Assessor John Noguez and others traded bribes for lower property tax bills. Noguez, who was elected assessor in 2010, still officially holds the top position but has been on paid leave for more than a year after the district attorney's office opened an investigation that led to charges against him, one of his top aides and a tax consultant. Noguez faces 30 felony counts, including accepting bribes, perjury and misappropriation of public funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1994 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A third-generation Metropolitan Water District official who was chief engineer at the Irvine Ranch Water District has left his engineering post following a critical internal audit. John T. Morris, the grandson of Samuel Morris, an MWD founder for whom the Morris Dam in the San Gabriel Valley is named, will leave the district in October and work as a consultant, board Chairman Peer Swan said. Until then, Swan said, Morris will handle a number of special projects for the district.
SPORTS
December 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Outfielder John Morris and the Angels agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth approximately $200,000. The Angels said they signed Morris because Max Venable, who became a free agent after the World Series, agreed to a one-year deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Japan Pacific League. Morris, 30, appeared in 80 games with the Philadelphia Phillies last season and hit .220 with one home run and six runs batted in. He has a .
NEWS
December 9, 1991
Brooks T. Morris, 78, a member of Metropolitan Water District's board of directors and a retired Jet Propulsion Laboratory executive. He was the son of Samuel Morris, a founder of the MWD for whom Morris Dam in San Gabriel Canyon is named, and the father of John Morris, who also sits on the MWD board.
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