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May 2, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The era of hostile corporate takeovers may be over, but the proxy fight lives on. Orange County has seen its share of proxy fights, which can be anything from a battle for the control of a company's board of directors to a vote on a management proposal to increase executive compensation. Earlier this year, dissident shareholder Rafi Khan lost a bid to take control of Costa Mesa-based ICN Pharmaceuticals from founder Milan Panic.
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May 2, 1994 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The era of hostile corporate takeovers may be over, but the proxy fight lives on. Orange County has seen its share of proxy fights, which can be anything from a battle for the control of a company's board of directors to a vote on a management proposal to increase executive compensation. Earlier this year, dissident shareholder Rafi Khan lost a bid to take control of Costa Mesa-based ICN Pharmaceuticals from founder Milan Panic.
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January 13, 1985
The U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, is planning a relocation for security reasons, a spokesman said. "We are looking into several possibilities that include some hotels," according to John Wilcox. The three-story building that now houses the embassy is situated on one of Amman's most congested streets. After the 1983 bombings of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Marine headquarters in Beirut, American diplomatic missions around the world were ordered to increase security against attacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1995
The Covina City Council has rejected a councilman's suggestion to authorize a study on replacing the city's police force with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Councilman John M. Wilcox's motion to provide $2,500 for the study failed to get any support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996
Councilwoman Linda Sarver will be sworn in as mayor of Covina next week after being chosen by her council colleagues. "I never even pictured myself as council member," said Sarver. "I plan to work hard as mayor. It's a real honor." Sarver succeeds Councilman Thomas O'Leary, who is stepping down after 27 months in the post. Councilman Tom Falls was named mayor pro tem. Sarver, 47, helped lead a recall of the entire council in 1993 after it passed a controversial 6% utility tax.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Vandals caused an estimated $9,000 in damage to two stores in a Simi Valley shopping center in the past two weeks, scrawling graffiti on storefronts and tampering with rooftop satellite dishes. The first attack occurred at the Sav-On Drugs at 2825 Cochran St. late Jan. 11 or the following morning, said Debra Ruud, crime analyst for the Simi Valley Police Department. Vandals climbed onto the store roof and damaged three satellite dishes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1988
The mayors of six Orange County cities will participate in a panel discussion on the city council/city manager forms of government at a reception Thursday in Santa Ana honoring Republican mayors. The event, sponsored by the Republican Associates of Orange County, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Saddleback Inn, 1660 E. 1st St. The mayor panelists include Richard Ackerman of Fullerton, John Wilcox Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1998
First-term Councilman Kevin Stapleton was selected by a majority of his colleagues to become mayor after two council veterans again were passed over for the position. Stapleton was elected Monday in a 3-2 vote, garnering the support of Mayor Tom O'Leary and Councilman Walt Allen as well as himself. The same trio last year selected O'Leary to be mayor over council veterans John Wilcox and Chris Christensen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998
The Covina City Council has unanimously agreed to let voters decide in March whether to continue the city's utility tax. The council had long debated whether to put it up for a vote or to simply let the tax expire in November 1999. Covina Mayor Chris Christensen and City Councilman John Wilcox had opposed placing the issue on the ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1998
Several veteran city council members in San Marino, Glendora and Covina will not seek reelection next spring. San Marino Vice Mayor Paul Crowley, Glendora Councilwoman Christine Degrassi and Covina council members Thomas O'Leary and John Wilcox did not file papers to seek reelection. Crowley has served 12 years on the council after serving almost as long as a city commissioner. In Glendora, Degrassi served a single term. She is suing the city, charging that it violated her civil rights.
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