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August 11, 1988 | TED VOLLMER and BILL BOYARSKY, Times Staff Writers
Trying to repair the damage caused by memos that forced him to divorce himself from the two men who had been guiding his political career, Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky Wednesday moved to keep alive his quest for the mayor's office by hiring a full-time campaign adviser. Yaroslavsky also sought to appease an angry Mayor Tom Bradley, whose IQ was derided in the memo, telephoning the mayor in Hawaii.
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July 4, 1990 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilmen Zev Yaroslavsky and Marvin Braude have agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state Fair Political Practices Commission for violating campaign spending laws during their successful 1988 battle against coastal oil drilling, Yaroslavsky said Tuesday. The FPPC will decide next week whether to accept the negotiated settlement. "It's a fair settlement," Yaroslavsky said. The fine will be paid by Citizens for a Livable Los Angeles, a committee Yaroslavsky and Braude set up in 1988.
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May 12, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County Bar Assn. on Wednesday released its ratings of candidates in judicial elections in the June primary, finding a sitting Superior Court judge and two Municipal Court judges "not qualified" for the bench, but refusing to specifically say why. The Bar ratings also give some contenders for judicial positions better ratings than others with designations of "well qualified," "qualified" or "not qualified." But its most controversial decisions involve sitting judges.
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March 21, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city and county officials Tuesday reached tentative settlement in their dispute over election costs, paving the way for a June public vote on a sweeping city ethics reform package. The compromise was approved Tuesday by county supervisors in a closed-door meeting. It now goes to the City Council for expected approval. Under the tentative agreement, the county will withdraw its threat to bar the city from participating in the June 5 county-run election.
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April 12, 1987 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
There are 38 candidates vying for five seats on the Los Angeles school board and four seats on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles community colleges in Tuesday's election. All of them are talking about educational issues. But talk of overcrowding, low test scores and the construction of new schools has been overshadowed by the role of the teachers unions in the races.
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July 4, 1990 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Councilmen Zev Yaroslavsky and Marvin Braude have agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state Fair Political Practices Commission for violating campaign spending laws during their successful 1988 battle against coastal oil drilling, Yaroslavsky said Tuesday. The FPPC will decide next week whether to accept the negotiated settlement. "It's a fair settlement," Yaroslavsky said. The fine will be paid by Citizens for a Livable Los Angeles, a committee Yaroslavsky and Braude set up in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1988
Supporters of Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s controversial plans to drill for oil beneath the Pacific Palisades submitted to the city clerk Thursday what they said were more than 150,000 signatures to place on the November ballot a measure allowing on-shore drilling along Los Angeles' coast.
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June 29, 1988
A Los Angeles City Council committee endorsed plans Tuesday to place a bond measure on the November ballot to cover costs for a new $57-million radio and computer dispatch system that has already been approved for the city Fire Department. The measure, which would require a two-thirds approval of voters, would add about $11 to the average homeowner's annual property tax bill, city officials told the Finance and Revenue Committee.
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March 12, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS and RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writers
A boggling 800% increase in the amount of money the county of Los Angeles plans to charge the city of Los Angeles to consolidate ballots prompted a divided City Council on Friday to abruptly shelve three measures that had been planned for the June 7 primary. The council's action effectively kills an advisory referendum that would have asked San Fernando Valley voters if they favor a trolley line in their region.
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January 7, 1988
Two key Los Angeles City Council committees gave preliminary approval Wednesday to City Charter amendments that could empower the council to fire department heads without the mayor's concurrence. Presently, a department head may be fired only if the mayor agrees and initiates the removal. Current general managers would not be affected by the proposed amendments. Supporters hope to place them on the June 7 ballot, which would be the fourth time that similar proposals have gone to a vote.
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December 23, 1988
A judge denied a request Thursday to order the state Coastal Commission to review its approval of Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s proposal to drill for oil in the Pacific Palisades. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Eric Younger ruled that the Nov. 8 passage of Proposition O, which prohibited Occidental from drilling in the exclusive beachside community, has no bearing on the Coastal Commission's approval of oil drilling districts along the coast.
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November 10, 1988 | SCOTT HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
The mayor of Los Angeles was all for it, and so was the president of the school board. Fourteen City Council members thought it was a terrific idea, as did an array of county and state legislators. Such notables as author Ray Bradbury and actor Charlton Heston campaigned for its passage. Most Los Angeles voters were for it, too--514,588 to be exact. But the measure on the city ballot Tuesday that would have authorized $90 million in bonds for public libraries nevertheless failed.
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November 10, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Despite a campaign threat of a billion-dollar lawsuit, Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s decades-long quest to drill for oil beneath Pacific Palisades may have finally ended with the narrow voter approval of Los Angeles Proposition O. After Tuesday's election results, Occidental was still weighing its legal options, company officials said.
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November 9, 1988 | TED VOLLMER and TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writers
In a high-stakes--and sometimes confusing--showdown over coastal oil drilling that pitted Occidental Petroleum Corp. against top environmental groups, Los Angeles voters Tuesday were giving an anti-drilling initiative a slim lead well into the ballot counting.
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November 6, 1988
MEASURE County Proposition J Jail Bonds WHAT IT WOULD DO Authorize Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to issue up to $197.5 million in general obligation bonds to fund new adult jails and juvenile detention facilities. Would be paid for from increased property taxes. Requires two-thirds yes vote for passage. ARGUMENTS FOR Creates funds for much needed system expansion.
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November 6, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
More than $10 million, a record outlay in city elections, is being spent on the hard-fought campaigns to pass rival oil-drilling measures, Propositions O and P, on the Los Angeles ballot. Yet, despite the airing of hundreds of 30-second television ads at a cost that could surpass $6 million, both camps agree that as many as half of the city's voters remain in the dark about the complex Pacific Palisades drilling issue on the eve of Tuesday's election.
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November 6, 1988
MEASURE County Proposition J Jail Bonds WHAT IT WOULD DO Authorize Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to issue up to $197.5 million in general obligation bonds to fund new adult jails and juvenile detention facilities. Would be paid for from increased property taxes. Requires two-thirds yes vote for passage. ARGUMENTS FOR Creates funds for much needed system expansion.
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November 5, 1988 | TED VOLLMER and LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writers
Occidental Petroleum Corp. has agreed to pay a $1,900 fine for a delay in disclosing that it paid $35,000 to launch a front group that is waging the election battle to protect Oxy's Pacific Palisades drilling project. Subject to formal approval by the Fair Political Practices Commission, the fine was cited by Los Angeles City Councilmen Marvin Braude and Zev Yaroslavsky as evidence of deceptive tactics they say Oxy has used to promote its pro-drilling measure, Proposition P.
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October 28, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Citing difficulties the company has experienced elsewhere--one having little to do with oil drilling--local environmentalists said Thursday it would be like "putting Bambi in the care of the National Rifle Assn." to allow Occidental Petroleum Corp. to drill in Pacific Palisades.
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