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April 9, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jun Mori on Wednesday announced that he has resigned from the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, ending a 15-year tenure marked as much by his alleged conflicts of interest as his powerful role in the port's success. "I wanted to tell you all that I have asked the mayor to relieve me of my duties here as a member of the board. Today will be my last meeting," Mori said at the commission meeting in a brief statement that caught even many top port officials by surprise.
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April 13, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 15 years, Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Jun Mori helped bring prosperity to the port--and controversy to himself. As the longest-serving commissioner in the port's 85-year history, he forged trade with the booming Pacific Rim, championed affirmative action and was a pivotal player in the harbor's emergence as the nation's busiest commercial port.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 15 years, Los Angeles Harbor Commissioner Jun Mori helped bring prosperity to the port--and controversy to himself. As the longest-serving commissioner in the port's 85-year history, he forged trade with the booming Pacific Rim, championed affirmative action and was a pivotal player in the harbor's emergence as the nation's busiest commercial port.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jun Mori on Wednesday announced that he has resigned from the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, ending a 15-year tenure marked as much by his alleged conflicts of interest as his powerful role in the port's success. "I wanted to tell you all that I have asked the mayor to relieve me of my duties here as a member of the board. Today will be my last meeting," Mori said at the commission meeting in a brief statement that caught even many top port officials by surprise.
NEWS
August 13, 1987
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has reelected attorney Jun Mori as president and Ira Distenfield, an investment banker, as vice president. Mori has served on the five-member panel since 1977. Distenfield was appointed in January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1988
Ira Distenfield has been elected to a one-year term as president of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. Distenfield succeeds Jun Mori, who had served two consecutive one-year terms as president of the five-member board. Distenfield, who joined the board last year, was elected by fellow board members this week. Mori, a board member since 1977, was elected vice president for the coming year.
NEWS
August 28, 1986
The five-member Board of Harbor Commissioners, which governs the 7,000-acre Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington, San Pedro and part of Terminal Island, last week elect ed Jun Mori as its president. Mori, an eight-year member of the board, has served twice as president. He succeeds Joseph Zaninovich, who was elected vice president. Mori is an attorney from Los Feliz. Zaninovich, a former Star-Kist Foods Corp. executive who has served on the board since 1981, lives in San Pedro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1992
Mayor Tom Bradley on Friday announced the appointment of Toshikazu Terasawa, a Los Angeles architect and former building and safety commissioner, to the five-member Harbor Commission. Pending City Council confirmation, Terasawa, 69, will fill the unexpired term of attorney Jun Mori, who recently resigned from the port commission after 15 years. "It's a big challenge," Terasawa said Friday. "I know Jun Mori very well and was sorry to see him resign . . . he's done an awful lot for the harbor."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992
Your April 13 story on retiring Harbor Commissioner Jun Mori implies unspecified wrongdoing by him in acquiring Kaiser as a tenant for the bulk loader. In the late 1970s, when the lease for that facility came up for renewal, I decided, in conjunction with the general manager, to put it up for public bid, because I thought we would get a far better price than by renegotiating the lease. (See the current stories about the below-market rents being paid to the county at Marina del Rey)
NEWS
December 4, 1986
The Board of Harbor Commissioners, which was scheduled Wednesday to consider a controversial proposal to build a hotel and retail center at the World Cruise Center, postponed action until Dec. 17. Commissioners Michael W. Schwab and E. Grace Payne, whose subcommittee last week recommended approval of the project, requested the delay because Jun Mori, board president, is out of the country. The commissioners said they wanted the entire five-member board to vote on the proposal. HCT Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1991
Mayor Tom Bradley has appointed the city's 244 commissioners. Records show that at least 107 commissioners have contributed a total of $673,661 to the mayor's various political campaigns from 1983 through 1989. The following commissioners account for the bulk of the donations. (Related story, A1) COMMISSIONER COMMISSION CONTRIBUTION Ronald S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1994
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously rejected a $5,095 bill for a city official's going-away luncheon and adopted a policy designed to block such charges in the future. The action stops payment for the retirement party two years ago for Harbor Commissioner Jun Mori, meaning that 60 current and former city employees, including former Mayor Tom Bradley, may be billed $78 each for the event.
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