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August 28, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a museum dedicated to the days of the horse and buggy, candidates for the Los Angeles City Council outlined plans Monday for getting automobiles moving at a faster pace on the city's congested streets. The forum at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage was one of the last scheduled before the Sept. 11 election to fill the 4th District council seat vacated by the death in April of Councilman John Ferraro.
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February 25, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Ben Affleck is on the phone. Amid the frenzy of promoting his new movie and fending off paparazzi obsessed with his engagement to Jennifer Lopez, Affleck is actually calling reporters to talk -- at length -- about Los Angeles' 4th District City Council race. Specifically, the movie star wants to discuss his support for an old high school friend from Massachusetts, Derek Milosavljevic, whom he said "seeks to fundamentally change the way politics works in the city."
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July 31, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Ten people, including former state Senate President Pro Tem David Roberti, have been certified to run for the seat held for 35 years by late Councilman John Ferraro, elections officials said Monday. In addition to Roberti, the others qualifying for the ballot are Community College Board member Beth Garfield, council gadfly "Melrose" Larry Green, Hollywood neighborhood activist Richard L.
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October 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Panorama City) received a major boost to his campaign for the Los Angeles City Council by winning endorsements Friday from unions representing police officers, firefighters and command officers in the Fire Department. "Tony has always been a good friend of law enforcement and a supporter of public safety," said Mitzi Grasso, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
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October 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Panorama City) received a major boost to his campaign for the Los Angeles City Council by winning endorsements Friday from unions representing police officers, firefighters and command officers in the Fire Department. "Tony has always been a good friend of law enforcement and a supporter of public safety," said Mitzi Grasso, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
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September 6, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candidates for a Los Angeles City Council seat sparred Wednesday at their last forum before Tuesday's election over such issues as how to rein in development and expand green space. The debate at the Ebell Club was held on the same day a landlord group, the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, began airing radio commercials opposing former state Sen. David Roberti's candidacy for the 4th District seat and supporting attorney Beth Garfield and private school owner Fares Wehbe.
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May 17, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council ordered Wednesday a special election on Sept. 11 to fill the council seat of the late John Ferraro, a race that has already attracted eight candidates, including former state Senate President Pro Tem David Roberti. Even before Wednesday's council action, fund-raising papers had been filed with the city by hopefuls such as Roberti, Los Angeles Community College Board member Beth Garfield, and former Ferraro aide Tom LaBonge.
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March 30, 1997
Proposition 8, a measure backed by Mayor Richard Riordan, asks voters to create n elected 15-member panel to overhaul the 72-year-old charter than many believe is outdated and cumbersome. District 4 Charter Reform Candidates Charley M. Mims Occupation: Administrator Age: 53 Residence: Los Felix Endorsements: United Firefighters Assn. of Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Democratic Party; Patricia Bell, president of Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assn.
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April 5, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ferraro knows the advantage of incumbency. "When you provide services to your constituents, it's a form of campaigning. Campaigning is a four-year proposition," the longtime Los Angeles city councilman said recently. That approach--sticking to daily constituent needs while avoiding conflicts --has kept Ferraro on the council since he was appointed in 1966. And it is the reason he is a heavy favorite to win another term representing the 4th District in Tuesday's vote.
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September 15, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a final tally, the city clerk declared Friday that Tom LaBonge and Beth Garfield were the top vote-getters in Tuesday's election for the 4th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council. The two will face each other in an Oct. 23 runoff. After counting 600 provisional ballots not tallied on election night, Deputy City Clerk Arleen Taylor said LaBonge, a former council aide, received 6,873 votes, or 31.96% of the ballots cast, and Garfield, a labor lawyer, got 3,994 votes, or 18.57%.
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October 16, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The spending limit was lifted in the race for the 4th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council after candidate Beth Garfield notified the Ethics Commission that she has spent more than $275,000 on campaign expenses. As a result, her opponent, Tom LaBonge, is free to spend more than $275,000 and still receive city matching funds. Garfield, who has lent her campaign for the Oct. 23 runoff election $350,000, had not accepted city matching funds and the voluntary spending limit.
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September 15, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a final tally, the city clerk declared Friday that Tom LaBonge and Beth Garfield were the top vote-getters in Tuesday's election for the 4th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council. The two will face each other in an Oct. 23 runoff. After counting 600 provisional ballots not tallied on election night, Deputy City Clerk Arleen Taylor said LaBonge, a former council aide, received 6,873 votes, or 31.96% of the ballots cast, and Garfield, a labor lawyer, got 3,994 votes, or 18.57%.
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September 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Los Angeles City Council's 4th District head to the polls today to elect a successor to the late John Ferraro. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The 4th District is the only contest on the ballot. With 10 candidates spending more than $1.2 million on a blizzard of campaign mail, many contenders and observers believe it is likely no candidate will get more than the 50% of the vote needed to win the seat outright.
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September 8, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beth Garfield, a labor lawyer who once led the Los Angeles Community College District board, held onto her sizable fund-raising lead Friday in the race to replace the late John Ferraro on the Los Angeles City Council. Garfield has raised more than $500,000 in her bid to represent the 4th Council District, but two-thirds of the money came from loans she made to her own campaign. In the last two weeks, she has been outpaced in the money marathon by two other top contenders, former state Sen.
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September 6, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Candidates for a Los Angeles City Council seat sparred Wednesday at their last forum before Tuesday's election over such issues as how to rein in development and expand green space. The debate at the Ebell Club was held on the same day a landlord group, the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, began airing radio commercials opposing former state Sen. David Roberti's candidacy for the 4th District seat and supporting attorney Beth Garfield and private school owner Fares Wehbe.
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September 2, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an expensive contest featuring more jabs than a prizefight, a crowded field of political veterans, neighborhood activists and muckrakers is battling for the Los Angeles City Council seat left vacant by the death of John Ferraro. Three of the 10 candidates have already banked more than $1.1 million combined for the Sept. 11 election. "People in the district are very hungry for a leader to come in who they can work with," said Joe Hooven, president of the North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
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April 5, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Ferraro knows the advantage of incumbency. "When you provide services to your constituents, it's a form of campaigning. Campaigning is a four-year proposition," the longtime Los Angeles city councilman said recently. That approach--sticking to daily constituent needs while avoiding conflicts--has kept Ferraro on the council since he was appointed in 1966. And it is the reason he is a heavy favorite to win another term representing the 4th District in Tuesday's vote.
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September 11, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Los Angeles City Council's 4th District head to the polls today to elect a successor to the late John Ferraro. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The 4th District is the only contest on the ballot. With 10 candidates spending more than $1.2 million on a blizzard of campaign mail, many contenders and observers believe it is likely no candidate will get more than the 50% of the vote needed to win the seat outright.
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August 28, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a museum dedicated to the days of the horse and buggy, candidates for the Los Angeles City Council outlined plans Monday for getting automobiles moving at a faster pace on the city's congested streets. The forum at the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage was one of the last scheduled before the Sept. 11 election to fill the 4th District council seat vacated by the death in April of Councilman John Ferraro.
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