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August 9, 1988 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Two political consultants have told Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky that he will lose to Tom Bradley in the mayoral election next year unless he becomes an uncompromising foe of overdevelopment, learns to smile more and improves his fund raising, especially among his fellow Jews.
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September 25, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Marriott Corp. and two executives were sued Tuesday by Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn for allegedly making illegal contributions to Mayor Tom Bradley's 1989 reelection campaign. The Superior Court lawsuit, an outgrowth of a recently completed city audit of Bradley's political funds, seeks $14,500 in penalties. It alleges that the huge hotel and food service corporation made improper donations and exceeded the city's $1,000 political contribution limit.
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November 13, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
If the name Zev Yaroslavsky is familiar at every breakfast table in Los Angeles 150 days from today, the city might elect its first new mayor since President Nixon left the White House. But if many Angelenos still mispronounce it "Yarozelski" or even "Zevalosky," as Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn did this year, the five-month campaign for mayor of Los Angeles that starts now will have been a wasted and costly exercise.
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September 25, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly a year before voters approved a $176-million bond issue in 1989, city officials were warned that the measure would not cover all the police construction projects it was intended to fund, including new police stations for the San Fernando Valley and Mid-Wilshire areas.
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May 13, 1987 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
Wally ("I'd Rather Be Right Than Anything") George, the only man outside a comic strip whose every remark ends with an exclamation point, was off and running--again. George, host of the raucous Orange County-based TV talk show "Hot Seat," was at Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday to declare his intent to solicit contributions for the mayor's race that is still almost two years off.
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January 25, 1990 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
State and local investigators are reviewing about $80,000 in contributions to Mayor Tom Bradley's reelection to determine whether fund-raising carnivals were used to make illegal campaign donations, The Times has learned. Officials with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and the state Fair Political Practices Commission said Wednesday they are analyzing Bradley campaign documents related to the carnivals.
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August 24, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
"Who wants to hug Mayor Bradley?" Hands shot up in the Watts auditorium. So the 70-year-old mayor of Los Angeles got down on one knee, threw open his arms and stayed put while about 75 children, kindergartners to teen-agers, went up one by one for their hug. After that, Bradley got to his feet--smiling as wide as the children--and exchanged hugs with their teachers and other students. Some older boys tried to just shake hands, but Bradley smothered each in a full embrace.
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June 8, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
With a rebuke clearly aimed at his chief rival, Mayor Tom Bradley on Tuesday vetoed an anti-traffic proposal pushed by City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky, calling it a product of "political expediency . . . ill-defined and hastily conceived." In a seven-page response to the City Council's recently adopted $2.9-billion budget, Bradley vetoed 15 major changes, totaling more than $27 million, to his own spending plan. Included in those vetoes were restorations of $3.
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December 21, 1988 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
Voters will be asked to approve a new version of a defeated bond issue that would finance three new libraries in the San Fernando Valley and rebuild and enlarge branch libraries throughout the city. The measure is one of three bond issues the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Tuesday for inclusion on the April 11 primary ballot.
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November 17, 1988 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Veteran Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay said Wednesday he will seek reelection next year despite a recent "lightweight" stroke but added that, at age 87, it will also likely be his last term. In a brief telephone interview from his hospital bed, Lindsay said he is continuing to undergo therapy for a weakening of his right hand but that his doctors are "tickled to death with the progress I've made."
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January 25, 1990 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
State and local investigators are reviewing about $80,000 in contributions to Mayor Tom Bradley's reelection to determine whether fund-raising carnivals were used to make illegal campaign donations, The Times has learned. Officials with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and the state Fair Political Practices Commission said Wednesday they are analyzing Bradley campaign documents related to the carnivals.
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December 22, 1989 | RICH CONNELL and JOEL SAPPELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley received tens of thousands of dollars from a series of carnival fund-raisers in apparent violation of city campaign limits on small, anonymous donations, The Times has learned. The mayor's campaign accountant has said that Bradley instructed him to list the carnival proceeds as anonymous donations of $100 or less. But a 1985 city campaign reform law sets a $200 limit on such anonymous donations in each campaign, according to the city attorney.
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December 21, 1989 | RICH CONNELL and JOEL SAPPELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley's name was removed from key promotional material for a series of controversial carnivals, even though he now is saying that the carnivals were clearly identified as his political fund-raisers, The Times has learned.
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December 20, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A series of fund-raising carnivals for Mayor Tom Bradley's 1989 reelection campaign may have violated state campaign laws as well as a city policy that prohibits the use of public land for political purposes, officials said Tuesday. City and state officials said the staging of the carnivals and the handling of the proceeds could pose a number of problems for the mayor's campaign.
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October 21, 1989
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and state Senate President Pro Tem David Roberti (D-Los Angeles) on Friday called for a $90-million bond measure on the next city ballot to bring low-income rental housing up to seismic safety standards. A similar measure--Proposition 3--to raise funds for restoration of pre-1933 unreinforced masonry buildings, failed by two percentage points of winning a required two-thirds approval from voters in April.
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August 17, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY and GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writers
Tom Bradley's bad luck was Aimee Barnes' good fortune. As the mayor's lead in the April municipal election began to collapse about two weeks before election day, his campaign staff, sensing disaster, hired Barnes, an unemployed single mother living in a city housing project, and hundreds of others as get-out-the-vote precinct walkers, pouring more than $200,000 in "street money" into South Los Angeles to increase the size of Bradley's black vote. The latest campaign reports, filed Aug.
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November 11, 1988
Los Angeles Councilman Nate Holden, blamed for the defeat of a library bond issue on the Tuesday ballot because of his lone opposition among city leaders, announced Thursday that he will try to put two other library measures on the municipal ballot in April. One measure, Holden said, would essentially be a repeat of Proposition L, which would have authorized a $90-million commitment to expand and restore a library system severely damaged by earthquakes and fire. That measure collected 62.
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September 2, 1988
Two Latino political activists have announced that they will challenge Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi in the April municipal election in the heavily Latino East San Fernando Valley 7th District. Irene Tovar, a former chairwoman of the Hispanic Caucus of the state Democratic Party, and Jose Galvan, past president of the Valley chapter of the Mexican-American Political Assn., bring to four the number of challengers to Bernardi. Three are Latino.
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August 3, 1989 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Despite an earlier prediction that he would have $1 million of his reelection campaign war chest left over for charities, Mayor Tom Bradley spent nearly all of his $2.6 million in contributions to narrowly defeat a group of poorly financed challengers last April, according to reports released Wednesday. So far, Bradley's reelection campaign has donated a total of $70,000 to two charity groups, the campaign statements show.
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July 7, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $24,191 in attorneys' fees for Bennett Kayser, an Echo Park homeowner who had to go to court last spring to get his name on the April municipal primary ballot. Kayser, who was soundly defeated in the election by 13th District Councilman Michael Woo, had failed to qualify for the ballot because the city clerk's office said he did not collect enough valid signatures.
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