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May 13, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Deep into an important election that's attracted little civic notice, Jon M. Lauritzen provoked unwanted attention in the run up to Tuesday's Los Angeles school board runoff. He first ignored legal advice and voted against authorizing a group of charter schools in South Los Angeles. Then two weeks later, he switched sides, acting as the deciding vote both times.
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October 2, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Jon M. Lauritzen, a career teacher who proudly championed the views of teachers on the Los Angeles Board of Education, died Monday of cancer, just months after losing a hard-fought campaign for reelection. He was 68. As a Los Angeles Unified School District board member from 2003 until July, Lauritzen was regarded as the closest ally of the teachers' union, United Teachers Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Jon M. Lauritzen, a career teacher who proudly championed the views of teachers on the Los Angeles Board of Education, died Monday of cancer, just months after losing a hard-fought campaign for reelection. He was 68. As a Los Angeles Unified School District board member from 2003 until July, Lauritzen was regarded as the closest ally of the teachers' union, United Teachers Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2007 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Deep into an important election that's attracted little civic notice, Jon M. Lauritzen provoked unwanted attention in the run up to Tuesday's Los Angeles school board runoff. He first ignored legal advice and voted against authorizing a group of charter schools in South Los Angeles. Then two weeks later, he switched sides, acting as the deciding vote both times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
School board member Jon Lauritzen is recovering from brain surgery he underwent last week. After weeks of having problems seeing, Lauritzen said doctors removed a small tumor from the part of the brain that controls vision. Lauritzen, 67, expects to learn from doctors later this week whether further treatment is needed. Lauritzen, who was first elected to the Los Angeles school board in 2003 and whose term ends next year, spent two days in the hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Two Democratic candidates have entered the race for a state Assembly seat representing portions of the West San Fernando Valley and eastern Ventura County. Jon Lauritzen, a Canoga Park High School teacher, and John Birke, a San Fernando Valley attorney, have joined the race in the Republican-leaning 38th District. The candidates are vying for a seat now held by Assemblywoman Paula L. Boland (R-Granada Hills). Boland's district stretches from Granada Hills to Simi Valley.
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November 11, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Dropping his bid for a state Assembly seat, attorney John Birke announced this week that he is entering the race for the 19th District state Senate seat. The 31-year-old Chatsworth Democrat said he will oppose state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) in her bid for reelection in the district that includes Chatsworth, Northridge and Castaic, as well as Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks in Ventura County.
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June 30, 1999 | CATHERINE K. ENDERS
The Simi Valley Democratic Club will host a public forum tonight featuring candidates running in the March primary. Participants will include Democrats Michael Case and Daniel R. Gonzalez, who have said they will challenge U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley); Jon Lauritzen, who is running in the 38th Assembly District, and Mindy Yaras, who is running for a Moorpark school board seat.
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November 9, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Dropping his bid for a state Assembly seat, attorney John Birke announced Wednesday that he is entering the race for a state Senate seat that represents much of Ventura County. The 31-year-old Chatsworth Democrat said he will oppose state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) in her bid for reelection in the 19th District, which includes Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks. The district also includes Chatsworth, Northridge and Castaic in Los Angeles County.
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October 30, 1996 | DAVID R. BAKER
Six local candidates for the state Senate and Assembly have been invited to meet today in the Moorpark College cafeteria to state their opinions and debate their opponents. The candidates forum, sponsored by the school's student government, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cafeteria inside the Campus Center at the college's northeastern corner. Admission is free. Each of the candidates will have 20 minutes to speak and answer questions from the audience.
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February 19, 1989 | From Reuters
Fisheries Minister Bjarne Moerk Eidem on Saturday announced that Norway is halting the killing of baby seals for one year in an attempt to calm international criticism. "We have decided this is the reasonable thing to do," he said on state television. Ministry spokesman Jon Lauritzen said the ban would save up to 3,000 baby seals from being killed when the cull begins in Arctic breeding grounds next month.
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