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January 22, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors hired seven private law firms and spent at least $6 million in fighting the voting-rights lawsuit that paved the way for today's historic election that is expected to place a Latino on the board. The bill is likely to grow by several million dollars because the county is required to pay the legal costs of the victorious plaintiffs. A review of the county's costs to date shows that $4.
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November 21, 1991
Voters in La Puente overwhelmingly overturned the city's first redevelopment project and defeated a public safety tax in a special election Tuesday. With 12.8% of the eligible voters casting ballots, a referendum on a downtown redevelopment project approved by the City Council in June was rejected 917 to 363. A proposed property tax increase to be spent on police services was rejected 1,063 to 199. It would have cost homeowners $75 and businesses 25 cents per square foot annually.
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December 7, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four major Latino candidates battling to become a Los Angeles County supervisor met for the first time Thursday--at least telephonically--over the radio with the liveliest exchange occurring over who is toughest on crime. As state Sen. Charles M. Calderon, Sarah Flores and Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina sat in the KFI studio in the Wilshire District, state Sen. Art Torres took part in the two-hour debate by telephone from an office in El Monte.
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November 7, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School officials blamed the recession and a stubborn minority of voters opposed to new taxes for the sweeping defeat Tuesday of seven local ballot measures that would have hiked property taxes to raise more money for education. The defeat of every school tax measure on the ballot in Los Angeles County surprised education officials, who said they thought local voters would be willing to pay to make up for state budget cuts.
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December 15, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina raised $108,260--more than twice as much as any other candidate--during the first few weeks of the high-stakes race for Los Angeles County's 1st District supervisor, fund-raising reports show. The reports, which covered fund raising through Dec. 8, show state Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) raised $53,578 and Sarah Flores, a former aide to retiring Supervisor Pete Schabarum, collected $28,318. State Sen. Charles M. Calderon reported raising $10,300.
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December 1, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The deadline to enter the supervisorial race for Los Angeles County's new 1st District passed Friday and, with no new major candidates emerging, it now appears certain that the election, as intended, will place a Latino on the five-member board. As expected, county lawyers on Friday petitioned U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to postpone the Jan. 22 election. State Sen.
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November 16, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Latinos battling to become a Los Angeles County supervisor met face to face for the first time Thursday in a spirited exchange at a TV studio, with Democrats Art Torres and Gloria Molina uniting to attack Republican Sarah Flores in the nonpartisan race. "I see the opposition as Sarah Flores," said Molina at a taping of "News Conference" at KNBC-TV's studio in Burbank.
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February 6, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and state Sen. Art Torres, candidates in the race for Los Angeles County supervisor, exchanged barbs about their endorsements during an otherwise amicable debate Tuesday before the Angelus Plaza Senior Citizens Club. Torres (D-Los Angeles) said he has been endorsed by all seven candidates who were eliminated in the Jan.
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February 17, 1991 | JILL STEWART and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County will get a Latino supervisor in a nationally watched special election Tuesday in the newly drawn 1st District. The candidates, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and state Sen. Art Torres, are liberal Democrats who agree on many issues. Both support a county ordinance to limit campaign contributions, expansion of the Board of Supervisors from five to seven members, hiring and promoting more Latino county workers and holding evening board meetings in the community.
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February 10, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never have so many candidates, with so few votes, gotten so much attention. Joe Chavez, Louis Chitty III, Khalil Khalil, Jim Mihalka and Gonzalo Molina brought up the rear in last month's primary election for the 1st District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Together, they received 2,571 votes, little more than 3% of the ballots cast, and finished well behind Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and state Sen.
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November 6, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters appeared to be rejecting attempts by seven Los Angeles County school districts to raise property taxes to provide more money for local schools. Returns as of late Tuesday showed that six of the tax measures had failed to achieve the two-thirds vote required for approval. Incomplete returns also showed the seventh measure losing.
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November 3, 1991 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in seven Los Angeles County school districts will decide Tuesday whether they want to pay higher property taxes to bolster education budgets trimmed by the state. The tax propositions are among more than 100 separate elections around the county. More than 50 school districts will elect new board members, a dozen cities will select council members and seats on a handful of community college boards and water districts also are up for grabs.
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November 3, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only 124 registered voters live in the West Valley County Water District, but 11 of them are running for election Tuesday to the district's five-member board of directors. Despite the preponderance of candidates, some residents--including some incumbents--can't understand why anyone would want to govern the three-square-mile water district serving Neenach, a town in the far western corner of the Antelope Valley.
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November 3, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rising enrollments and shrinking funds will be the focus of five school board elections and a bond issue in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday. Among the solutions being debated by 29 candidates are bond measures, year-round schools, leasing of school property to commercial developers and lobbying lawmakers and corporations for funds. Two seats apiece are up for election Nov.
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August 11, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dozens of candidates will compete for seats in school board and community college districts in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys Nov. 5 in an election that also will determine the fate of a $20-million bond measure to build new schools in Valencia and Newhall. Voters in Westlake Village and Agoura Hills will elect city council members, and seats on various water districts also will be decided.
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April 11, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in Tuesday's Los Angeles election cast far more absentee ballots than in previous similar elections, and city officials said this reflects a trend in voter habits and political campaign strategies. As of Wednesday, 46,523 absentee ballots had been counted by the Los Angeles city clerk, with another 9,000 still to be tabulated.
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January 19, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Kennedy name has always had special meaning for Latinos--a point that has not been lost on candidates in Tuesday's election for Los Angeles County's 1st Supervisorial District seat. A mailer from state Sen. Charles M. Calderon features a photograph of Robert F. Kennedy. "As a boy, I wanted to be like Robert Kennedy," Calderon wrote. As attorney general, Kennedy was tough on crime, he says, and "I have tried to follow his example." State Sen.
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January 21, 1991 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to draw attention away from the Persian Gulf long enough for people to vote on Tuesday, the four top candidates in the wide-open race for supervisor in the county's 1st District donned sturdy shoes and joined 1,000 volunteers to knock on doors from Echo Park to Whittier. Only 60,000 to 80,000 people are expected to vote in the special election, meaning the winner could be decided by as little as 1,000 votes in a district containing 1.8 million residents and 371,570 registered voters.
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March 30, 1991 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Edwin A. Young, president of venerable Los Angeles City College, keeps a rusty chunk of broken pipe near his desk, a graphic souvenir of the chilly day last December when the campus's antiquated central heating system fell apart. A few miles away, Thomas G. Lakin, Young's counterpart at the much newer Southwest College, works in an office overlooking the expanse of empty land where the rest of the long-promised "permanent" campus should be.
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February 22, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
At Gloria Molina's victory party, a man with a calculating look common to racetracks and political headquarters grabbed the mike periodically and read the numbers. Gamblers and campaign strategists live by numbers, pondering them, massaging them, always looking for something that adds up to a victory. As he read the balloting results from the stage of East Los Angeles' tattered old Kennedy Hall, it was clear that Henry Lozano had found the right combination.
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