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April 7, 1987
Arraignment of former U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge was postponed until April 28 after his attorney said he needed more time to confer with the 52-year-old California Democrat. The California Highway Patrol said Tunney was arrested on March 6, when he was allegedly speeding and weaving in his 1985 Mercedes-Benz on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Officers said it was a first offense.
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April 30, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Officials signed a 90-day exclusive negotiating agreement Tuesday with a real estate and development company headed by former California Sen. John Tunney to produce a marketing and financial analysis for a hotel and other businesses that may be built on city-owned land near Garden Grove Hospital. The City Council, sitting as the Agency for Community Development, signed a similar exclusive agreement in 1990 with National Capital Development to plan a hotel for the 5.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1988
Former U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney was sentenced Friday to 18 months' informal probation and fined $484 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Tunney, 53, an attorney and a political commentator for KABC-TV, had been charged with misdemeanor drunk driving stemming from a March, 1987, traffic stop. But in a plea bargain with the Santa Monica city attorney's office, he was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser offense of non-alcohol-related reckless driving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1988
Former U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney was sentenced Friday to 18 months' informal probation and fined $484 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Tunney, 53, an attorney and a political commentator for KABC-TV, had been charged with misdemeanor drunk driving stemming from a March, 1987, traffic stop. But in a plea bargain with the Santa Monica city attorney's office, he was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser offense of non-alcohol-related reckless driving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Officials signed a 90-day exclusive negotiating agreement Tuesday with a real estate and development company headed by former California Sen. John Tunney to produce a marketing and financial analysis for a hotel and other businesses that may be built on city-owned land near Garden Grove Hospital. The City Council, sitting as the Agency for Community Development, signed a similar exclusive agreement in 1990 with National Capital Development to plan a hotel for the 5.
BUSINESS
December 23, 1986
Former California Sen. John V. Tunney is resigning his partnership in the Los Angeles law firm of Manatt, Phelps, Rothenberg, Tunney & Phillips, which he joined in 1977. In a statement, Tunney said his outside interests, including real estate and venture capital, "have placed increasing demands on my time and energy and have made it difficult to do justice to the firm." Tunney was U.S. senator from 1971 to 1977.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1987 | From Associated Press
Former Sen. John V. Tunney (D-Calif.) has been charged with drunk driving after he was pulled over on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, officials said Friday. Arraignment for the 52-year old Tunney, who served a single term in the Senate, had been scheduled Friday, but was put off until April 28. Tunney was arrested at 2:10 a.m. on March 6 by California Highway Patrol officers who alleged that his 1985 Mercedes SEL was speeding and weaving down the coast road, CHP Officer Ernie Garcia said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Polly Lauder Tunney, 100, the Carnegie Steel Co. heiress whose marriage to heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney made international headlines in 1928, died Saturday at her home in Stamford, Conn., her family said. Mary "Polly" Lauder was 21 when she married Tunney in Italy a year after he successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous "long count" fight in Chicago.
NEWS
November 24, 1988
Citing overwhelming Westside voter disapproval of a coastal oil drilling project 2 weeks ago, a former mayoral aide said Tuesday that he wants to continue fighting Occidental Petroleum Corp. by running for the 5th District Los Angeles City Council seat now held by Zev Yaroslavsky. Steve Saltzman, 39, said he supports many of the same environmental and slow-growth issues that in recent years have been pushed by Yaroslavsky and are of increasing concern on the Westside.
BUSINESS
April 30, 1988 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
In 1985, an investment group that included former Sen. John V. Tunney (D-Calif.) and New York garment industry executive Sidney Kimmel bought control of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Corp. hoping to make some dough. It didn't. Sales of the Van Nuys company's upscale cookies remained flat at about $10 million a year. Instead of expanding the number of Famous Amos stores from 70 to 100 as was predicted then, the number was slashed to about 50.
NEWS
April 7, 1987
Arraignment of former U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge was postponed until April 28 after his attorney said he needed more time to confer with the 52-year-old California Democrat. The California Highway Patrol said Tunney was arrested on March 6, when he was allegedly speeding and weaving in his 1985 Mercedes-Benz on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Officers said it was a first offense.
BUSINESS
March 9, 1986
John V. Tunney's opinion piece (Revising Real Estate Tax Breaks Could Remodel Entire Industry, Feb. 23) misses several key points about the office building market, chief among them the fact that real estate is cyclical by nature. Thus, limited "overbuilding" is to be expected every few years as developers react to the law of supply and demand. While he bemoans this "serious overbuilding" and the 18% vacancy rate in downtown Los Angeles, he fails to point out the favorable conditions that now exist for office building tenants who can find excellent rental rates and favorable concession packages in state-of-the-art structures.
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