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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1997
After months of debate between firefighters and city leaders, the city's voters will go to the polls today to decide whether the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District should take over the Alhambra Fire Department. The measure, placed on the ballot by the Alhambra Firefighters Assn. and resident Jessica Wong, has bitterly divided local allegiances as firefighters and city management have argued over which agency would provide better service.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1997
After months of debate between firefighters and city leaders, the city's voters will go to the polls today to decide whether the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District should take over the Alhambra Fire Department. The measure, placed on the ballot by the Alhambra Firefighters Assn. and resident Jessica Wong, has bitterly divided local allegiances as firefighters and city management have argued over which agency would provide better service.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1998
In a ceremony marking the takeover of the Covina Fire Department by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, the city's 40 firefighters Monday received their new badges from county Chief P. Michael Freeman. After nearly a century of service, the Covina department will cease to exist today and all its stations and equipment will be transferred to the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1997
City voters in a special election have overwhelmingly rejected a measure to allow the county to take over the city Fire Department. The measure to allow the massive Los Angeles County Fire Protection District to absorb the West Covina Fire Department was defeated Tuesday with 70.8% of voters opposing the change and 29.2% supporting the proposal. The West Covina firefighters union, which collected signatures to place the measure on the ballot, failed to convince voters of the merits of a change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1998
Voters by a 2-1 margin have rejected a measure championed by the firefighters union to allow the Los Angeles County fire agency to take over the 81-year-old city Fire Department. In a special election Tuesday, only 32.2% of voters supported Measure I, which called for eliminating the municipal Fire Department. Under the measure, the Monterey Park Fire Department and its employees would have been absorbed into the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District, which serves more than 50 cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1997
After nearly a century of fighting blazes, delivering babies and saving lives, the Covina Fire Department will be disbanded and merged with the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District. On a 3-2 vote, a bitterly divided City Council late Tuesday approved the merger, which calls for the county to absorb Covina's three fire stations and most of its firefighters and paramedics at a projected savings to the city of $1.2 million a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1998
City voters will go to the polls today to decide whether the Los Angeles County Fire Department should take over the duties of the Monterey Park Fire Department. Measure I calls for the city Fire Department and its employees to become part of the Los Angeles County Fire Protection District, which serves 55 cities. Passage requires a simple majority. The Monterey Park Firefighters Assn.
NEWS
January 28, 1988
The Bell Gardens City Council has approved an agreement to relocate county Fire Station 39 to the city's proposed 20-acre civic center project on Garfield Avenue. The city agreed to lease the one-half acre parcel to the Los Angeles County Consolidated Fire Protection District for 99 years and to pay up to $900,000 of the construction cost for the new station, City Manager Claude Booker said.
NEWS
July 20, 1989 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Claremont officials will pay a consulting firm $30,000 to determine whether residents are getting their money's worth from the Los Angeles County Consolidated Fire Protection District. The findings, due in November, will help city officials decide whether to remain in the county district, create their own fire department or contract with firefighters from another city for fire protection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997 | JEAN MERL and TRACY JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One day after voters delivered a series of contrasting messages in nearly 100 local elections across Los Angeles County, campaign officials for several victorious school bond measures credited their victories to an early start, careful planning and cadres of energetic volunteers. Voters in four school districts approved more than $370 million worth of bond measures Tuesday to repair aging schools or build new campuses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are hectic days for Alhambra's firefighters. It's not just fires they're trying to snuff out--it's their city Fire Department itself. The firefighters union is leading a ballot campaign to persuade voters that the city would be safer and save money by turning the department over to Los Angeles County. The unusual drive--complete with qualifying petitions, campaign mailers and a Dec.
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