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June 3, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Voters in South Los Angeles Tuesday easily defeated a measure that would have increased property taxes in that part of the city to pay for 300 more police officers, while in citywide balloting six other issues won by wide margins. Of the six other measures, Proposition 6--a $500-million bond issue to help rejuvenate the city's antiquated sewer system--was considered by backers to be a crucial first step in a $2.3-billion public works program.
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June 4, 1987 | FRANK CLIFFORD and VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writers
The trouncing of Los Angeles City Council President Pat Russell on Tuesday by political newcomer Ruth Galanter is the latest and most potent expression of a new movement of angry middle-class voters, reminiscent of Proposition 13, that has been changing the guard and rewriting the agenda at City Hall for the last two years. Galanter's victory in the 6th Council District and former state Sen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1987
Insurance agent Mike Hernandez, one of two likely favorites in the race for the Eastside Los Angeles school board seat held by Larry Gonzalez, said Wednesday that he has withdrawn as a candidate. Hernandez, who was an unsuccessful candidate last year for an Eastside Assembly seat, and Los Angeles Community College Trustee Leticia Quezada were considered the strongest contenders among the five candidates who filed for the office last month.
NEWS
June 4, 1987 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
For the loser, the day after is never easy. It is tougher still when you are Los Angeles City Council President Pat Russell. She was only the second woman ever elected to the council, had won nationwide praise for her work and had begun to think after 17 years on the council that she would make a darn good mayor. Out along the coast, where Russell has lived since the '50s, the voters canceled that dream Tuesday before she got the chance to succeed her friend, Tom Bradley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1987 | JANET CLAYTON, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Gloria Molina's decisive victory in winning the new 1st District seat on the Los Angeles City Council is likely to give a more slow-growth tilt to city planning policies, as well as add a new voice to citywide Latino politics. Molina, 38, won 57% of the vote Tuesday in defeating school board member Larry Gonzalez and two other candidates. Gonzalez, who was backed by most of the Eastside political establishment, failed to force a runoff election as many had expected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1987 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
The City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to placing a controversial measure on the June 2 ballot that would increase taxes in large portions of South-Central Los Angeles to put 300 more police officers on the street in that crime-plagued area. The proposal was one of seven covering a wide range of subjects put on the June ballot Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1987 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Tom Bradley has withdrawn his support for the special police tax in South Los Angeles and wants voters to decide on the merits if they should pay higher taxes for extra police, his chief spokesman said Thursday. The special police plan, sponsored by City Councilman Robert Farrell, has attracted considerable opposition in the nearly two months since Bradley came out in its support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
With less than a week remaining before Election Day, the race to fill Los Angeles' only vacant City Council seat has come down to a battle of pavement-pounding, mailbox campaigns, dueling for endorsements and a scramble for political money. Among the 13 candidates in the Southwest 10th District, former state Sen. Nate Holden and Homer Broome Jr. are emerging as the leading contenders.
NEWS
April 30, 1987
Former state Sen. Nate Holden, one of two candidates in the Los Angeles City Council's 10th District runoff election, announced that several former rivals have endorsed him. Six losing candidates in the April 14 primary election--including Kenneth Orduna, an aide to Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Calif.); Arthur Song Jr., an attorney, and Denise Fairchild, a former city commissioner--threw their support behind Holden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1987 | FRANK CLIFFORD and ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writers
Chastened by the voters of her district, Los Angeles City Council President Pat Russell emerged from the woodshed Wednesday decked out in a pair of running shoes and a brand new attitude as she announced her opposition to two large and controversial industrial projects, the Angeles Pipeline and the Lancer trash-to-energy plant.
NEWS
June 4, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley lost his strongest City Council ally in Tuesday's election--and much more. No longer can the mayor call on Council President Pat Russell, defeated by Ruth Galanter, to smooth the way for favorable votes on mayoral appointments, projects and policies. The defeat of Russell on the Westside and of Homer Broome Jr. in Bradley's home district were more signs that his citywide political power is diminishing.
NEWS
June 3, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Voters in South Los Angeles Tuesday easily defeated a measure that would have increased property taxes in that part of the city to pay for 300 more police officers, while in citywide balloting six other issues won by wide margins. Of the six other measures, Proposition 6--a $500-million bond issue to help rejuvenate the city's antiquated sewer system--was considered by backers to be a crucial first step in a $2.3-billion public works program.
NEWS
June 3, 1987 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
Julie Korenstein, a Chatsworth High School administrator who was backed by the teachers' union, won the right to represent the West San Fernando Valley on the Los Angeles school board Tuesday, defeating her more conservative opponent, Barbara Romey. And in the election to fill three at-large seats on the board of the Los Angeles Community College District, the three candidates endorsed by the faculty union--attorney Wallace Knox, librarian Julia L.
NEWS
June 3, 1987 | FRANK CLIFFORD and VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writers
From a hospital bed where she lay recovering from nearly fatal stab wounds, Ruth Galanter scored a stunning victory Tuesday over Los Angeles City Council President Pat Russell in a dramatic election that signals the rise of a new constituency in city politics and sends troubling signals to the mayor's office. Galanter and 10th Council District candidate Nate Holden, a former state senator, were victors in council runoff elections against Russell and Homer Broome Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1987
Runoff elections will be held tomorrow for one seat on the Los Angeles school board and three spots on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. Candidates in each of the nonpartisan races are the top two finishers in the April 14 primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1987 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
In an 11th-hour endorsement of City Council candidate Ruth Galanter, Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn brings a share of the influence of one of the city's most prominent political families to the side of a candidate who has been running against most of the City Hall establishment, including Mayor Tom Bradley. "I think it's time for a change," Hahn said Sunday. "Ruth Galanter is more in touch and in tune with the communities of the 6th District.
NEWS
March 22, 1987
The widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers wants police protection because of a confrontation she had with a man while she campaigned for the Los Angeles City Council. Myrlie Evers said the man, who approached her after a candidates' forum for the 10th District seat, said he was related to Byron de la Beckwith, a Mississippi man accused of assassinating her husband outside their home in 1963. Beckwith was twice tried for the shooting, but both trials ended in a hung jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1987 | PAMELA MORELAND, Times Staff Writer
Five of the seven seats on the Los Angeles school board are up for election next month, and spirited contests are taking shape in all five districts. There are 19 candidates on the April 14 ballot. The winners can look forward to grappling with a variety of tough problems, which at times could make their $24,000 salaries seem like small compensation indeed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1987 | VICTOR MERINA and RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City voters will decide seven ballot measures Tuesday, ranging from a proposal authorizing the sale of $500 million in revenue bonds to finance improvements in the city sewer system to a police tax plan that has lost the support of its principal backer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1987 | FRANK CLIFFORD and VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Council President Pat Russell called it a soap opera, her words for the life-and-death drama that nearly killed her opponent, traumatized Russell's campaign and, for a while, preempted the political focus on both of the City Council runoff races to be decided Tuesday. Before it happened, before candidate Ruth Galanter was stabbed in the neck by a prowler in her home May 6, the elections were important in their own right.
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