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May 20, 1995 | MIMI KO
Seal Beach City Manager Jerry L. Bankston has been named the new city manager of La Habra. The City Council here unanimously voted Thursday to hire Bankston to replace La Habra's current city manager, Lee Risner, who will leave on July 1 after 24 years in the post. Bankston, who was chosen from among a number of candidates, will be paid $98,000 a year, including benefits.
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April 29, 1995 | MIMI KO
Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush has launched a campaign to fight spousal abuse and has turned over her unused campaign money to help fund a domestic violence outreach program in the city. Rush, 61, has donated $700 to the city's Community Resource Center. The past few years, Rush's home has been the target of drive-by shootings. The most recent attack came last month, four months after Rush won a seat on the council on a "fight the blight" campaign.
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April 12, 1995 | MIMI KO
Speaking publicly for the first time since her home was shot at for the ninth time, Councilwoman Dorothy May Rush said Monday that the shooting only fueled her desire to stand up against gang violence in La Habra. "I will not believe that our fine city is so intimidated by some undesirables living here that a council member cannot say what they believe in," Rush said at Monday night's City Council meeting. "I was not elected to sit back in fear, but rather to stand up for what I believe in.
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December 5, 1994 | MIMI KO
Juan M. Garcia will begin his third year on the City Council as the city's first Latino mayor. His colleagues on the council voted unanimously last week to give Garcia, 42, the mostly ceremonial post, in which he will conduct meetings, award proclamations and represent the city at special events. Steven C. Anderson will serve as mayor pro tem. Garcia now leads a city in which 34% of the population is Latino, according to 1990 U.S. Census figures.
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November 4, 1994 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lee Risner, city manager for the past 24 years, unexpectedly announced Thursday that he will retire Nov. 30 for personal reasons. Risner, 66, did not elaborate but said his decision had nothing to do with recent charges by four of the five candidates vying for two City Council seats in next week's election. They had said Risner has too much control over city operations. The only exception was Mayor David M. Cheverton, who is also running in the council race. Candidate Kent A.
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February 12, 1994 | MIMI KO
The City Council has appointed Glen E. Owens to fill former Planning Commissioner William E. Reeves' term. With a 3-2 vote, Owens, 41, was chosen to serve on the commission over seven other candidates. He is an 18-year resident who works as an examiner of fraudulent documents for the California attorney general's office. Reeves, who was appointed to the Planning Commission last April, resigned from his four-year job in November because he moved out of La Habra.
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December 7, 1993 | MIMI KO
The City Council last week chose David M. Cheverton to serve as mayor for a year. "La Habra has a longstanding history of mayoral leadership, and I want to do a job that all mayors and all citizens will be proud of," Cheverton said. Cheverton, 34, began his four-year term on the council in 1990. Cheverton replaces William D. Mahoney, who stepped down at last week's council meeting. Mahoney, 53, handed over the mayoral reigns for the third time in his 11-year council career.
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September 9, 1993 | MIMI KO
Randall T. Hebert has been appointed to the Community Services Commission, filling the unexpired term of Brian Cannon, who resigned in June. Cannon moved from La Habra to South County two months ago, making him ineligible to serve on the commission. Hebert, 44, will be sworn in at tonight's commission meeting. His term expires March 31, 1995. "I'm thrilled," the 13-year La Habra resident said about his new job.
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July 29, 1993 | MIMI KO
La Habra Mayor William D. Mahoney has been elected chairman of the Joint Sanitation Districts board of directors. "I am committed to . . . meet the growing needs of our service area with cost-effective, environmentally safe waste-water management services," Mahoney said upon accepting the one-year post. His third term as chairman began earlier this month. Tustin Councilman Charles E. Puckett was selected as vice chairman. The sanitation districts provide waste-water management services for 2.
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April 5, 1993 | MIMI KO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council has appointed restaurant manager William E. Reeves to the Planning Commission, replacing Paul G. Thornburg. Thornburg, a nine-year veteran, had hoped the council would change a policy limiting planning commissioners to two consecutive four-year terms, or a total of 10 years, but the council didn't consider it. The council did, however, reappoint Howard Derow and Donald Brigante to the Community Services and Traffic Commissions, respectively.
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