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January 17, 1991 | Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen
The Los Angeles City Clerk's Office has announced that the following 106 candidates have filed a Declaration of Intention to run in the April 9 election. Candidates have until Feb. 2 to collect a minimum of 1,000 signatures of registered voters in their district or pay a $300 filing fee and collect 500 signatures. Descriptions are the candidates' own. Members of the City Council District 2 Mary Lou Holte, activist, crime fighter Peter A.
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February 11, 1995
A San Fernando Valley tire store owner who secretly paid $71,500 to settle a lawsuit that accused him of pilfering the campaign signs of City Councilman Hal Bernson's political rivals has demanded the return of his money. In a letter released Friday, tire store owner Alan Fox demanded that former 12th District candidate Walter Prince return the money because Prince had divulged that their Aug.
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May 31, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson said Thursday that Police Chief Daryl F. Gates will speak at a campaign rally for him this weekend, generating more controversy over Gates' repeated efforts to aid the embattled councilman in the June 4 runoff election. Bernson has been waging the fiercest reelection struggle of his 12-year council career against Los Angeles school board member Julie Korenstein, who has repeatedly attacked him for his long support of the controversial Porter Ranch project.
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January 8, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cheap political tricks have gotten more expensive, it seems. In what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind, a Northridge businessman, without admitting any wrongdoing, agreed to pay $71,500 to settle a lawsuit that accused him of sabotaging the campaigns of two rivals of Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson, according to documents on file with the city Ethics Commission. Details of the settlement, reached last year, were sealed by court order.
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August 14, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mike Hernandez, a longtime Latino activist who has run community Christmas parades and fought proposals to build a state prison near downtown Los Angeles, was elected Tuesday to fill the City Council seat left vacant by Gloria Molina. In handily defeating Chinatown lawyer Sharon Mee Yung Lowe, Hernandez became the second Latino to win the 1st District seat since council boundaries were redrawn to create a Latino majority there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cheap political tricks have gotten more expensive, it seems. In what is believed to be the largest settlement of its kind, a Northridge businessman, without admitting any wrongdoing, agreed to pay $71,500 to settle a lawsuit that accused him of sabotaging the campaigns of two rivals of Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson, according to documents on file with the city Ethics Commission. Details of the settlement, reached last year, were sealed by court order.
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November 30, 1993
Two companies have agreed to pay a total of $19,300 in fines to the city of Los Angeles after conceding that they used intermediaries to illegally conceal the source of $3,000 in campaign contributions they made in 1991 to now-Councilman Mike Hernandez. The city Ethics Commission is scheduled Thursday to consider settlements with Precision Engine Volume, which admitted it hid the source of $2,500 in donations, and with Borbon Inc., which admitted it hid the source of a $500 contribution.
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December 15, 1990
A proposed amendment to the City Charter that would grant the Los Angeles City Council broader authority to remove its members from office is not likely to go before voters as a ballot measure until next June, officials said Friday. It had been hoped by some City Hall officials that the amendment, which must be approved by voters, could be ready in time to appear on the April 9, 1991, ballot, allowing for a June special election to replace ailing Councilman Gilbert Lindsay.
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November 15, 1990
A City Council committee unanimously agreed Wednesday to place a bond measure to upgrade Los Angeles' overburdened 911 emergency system on the April, 1991, ballot. A similar measure was defeated by voters last week. The 3-0 vote by the Rules and Election Committee moves forward a proposal by Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky to put before voters for a second time in less than a year a special tax to finance improved police and fire communications.
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June 13, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Police Commission's appeal of a Los Angeles court ruling reinstating Police Chief Daryl F. Gates should be thrown out because the city's voters recently passed a charter amendment giving the City Council new powers over the commission, the city attorney's office said Wednesday.
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November 30, 1993
Two companies have agreed to pay a total of $19,300 in fines to the city of Los Angeles after conceding that they used intermediaries to illegally conceal the source of $3,000 in campaign contributions they made in 1991 to now-Councilman Mike Hernandez. The city Ethics Commission is scheduled Thursday to consider settlements with Precision Engine Volume, which admitted it hid the source of $2,500 in donations, and with Borbon Inc., which admitted it hid the source of a $500 contribution.
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September 21, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A confidential settlement was reached Monday in a lawsuit that sought $297,000 in damages against a Northridge tire store owner accused of stealing the campaign signs of two candidates in a 1991 Los Angeles City Council election. Under the terms of the agreement, the parties were barred from disclosing the amount of damages awarded, said Walter Prince, a plaintiff and one of five candidates who tried to unseat Councilman Hal Bernson in the bitter political contest.
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September 16, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Negotiations began Wednesday to settle a voting rights lawsuit brought by two candidates who accused a Northridge man of removing hundreds of their political signs to help City Councilman Hal Bernson's 1991 reelection bid. The lawsuit for $297,000 in damages was filed against tire store owner Alan D. Fox by Walter Prince and Alan Hecht, who finished third and fourth, respectively, in the bitter but unsuccessful campaign to unseat Bernson in 1991.
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August 15, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a candidate for Los Angeles City Council, Mike Hernandez frequently reminded voters of his close ties to Gloria Molina, the combative and popular 1st District councilwoman who was elected to the county Board of Supervisors in February. But on his first day as councilman-elect in the district, Hernandez moved quickly Wednesday to dismiss any speculation that he will adopt the Molina style when he begins his new job in two weeks.
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August 14, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mike Hernandez, a longtime Latino activist who has run community Christmas parades and fought proposals to build a state prison near downtown Los Angeles, was elected Tuesday to fill the City Council seat left vacant by Gloria Molina. In handily defeating Chinatown lawyer Sharon Mee Yung Lowe, Hernandez became the second Latino to win the 1st District seat since council boundaries were redrawn to create a Latino majority there.
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August 13, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than 24 hours before the polls opened in today's 1st District City Council runoff election, the two contenders took some last-minute political potshots at each other after one candidate released documents she said prove someone has been tampering with absentee ballots.
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June 6, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Approval on Tuesday of a ballot measure that allows the Los Angeles City Council to review and overturn decisions of citizen commissions has given the council new authority over the future of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates. Passage of Charter Amendment 5 grants the council unprecedented power over the city's 40 commissions, including the controversy-ridden Police Commission.
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June 6, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Post-campaign bitterness between Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson and challenger Julie Korenstein boiled over in charges of race-baiting and political dirty tricks Wednesday after Bernson's narrow victory in Tuesday's runoff election. Bernson defeated Korenstein, a Los Angeles school board member, by only 746 votes out of more than 32,000 cast to win his fourth term representing the 12th Council District in the northwest San Fernando Valley.
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August 11, 1991 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the two City Council candidates on Tuesday's ballot in the heavily Latino 1st District, the Ramona Gardens episode is the latest twist to a campaign dominated by talk of crime and how best to fight it. Mike Hernandez and Sharon Mee Yung Lowe said the Aug. 3 shooting of a 19-year-old Latino by a sheriff's deputy at the housing project has captured the attention of Latinos the same way that the Rodney G. King incident mobilized public sentiment among blacks.
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August 6, 1991 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to an unusual drive by the ACLU, the Rodney G. King case has taken over the spotlight in the closing days of the campaign to replace Gloria Molina on the Los Angeles City Council. The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California--whose officials have called for the ouster of Police Chief Daryl F.
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