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December 30, 1992
Lynn Wessell, the controversial public relations consultant known for pro-growth political campaigns dominated by expensive mass mailings, well-organized phone banks and highly professional public opinion polls, has died after a brief illness. He was 54.
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December 30, 1992
Lynn Wessell, the controversial public relations consultant known for pro-growth political campaigns dominated by expensive mass mailings, well-organized phone banks and highly professional public opinion polls, has died after a brief illness. He was 54.
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July 21, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Lobbying at Los Angeles City Hall has always had a distinctive quality. At the state Capitol, for example, lobbyists have to wait outside the Senate or Assembly chambers to talk to legislators, or they must watch the voting from the balcony. Not at City Hall. Lobbyists there summon council members over to red felt barrier ropes near where the lawmakers sit to make a pitch for their clients. Sometimes, in moments of desperation, they signal from the audience.
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December 29, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lynn Wessell, a veteran public relations consultant and mainstay of pro-growth political campaigns throughout Southern California, died on Christmas after a brief illness. Wessell, who lived in Moorpark, died the day after his 54th birthday of complications following back surgery, a previously undisclosed diabetic condition and a severe post-operative infection, said Cathy Connelly, vice president of The Wessell Co., his Burbank-based consulting firm.
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December 29, 1992 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lynn Wessell, a veteran public relations consultant and mainstay of pro-growth political campaigns throughout Southern California, died on Christmas after a brief illness. Wessell, who lived in Moorpark, died the day after his 54th birthday of complications following back surgery, a previously undisclosed diabetic condition and a severe post-operative infection, said Cathy Connelly, vice president of The Wessell Co., his Burbank-based consulting firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proponents of a Santa Clarita slow-growth measure said Monday that a campaign flyer distributed by opponents of the measure is deliberately misleading, contending it uses a logo that makes it appear to have been printed by the city government. But Santa Clarita City Atty. Carl Newton, saying the logo bears no resemblance to the official municipal letterhead, refused to ask the group that printed the flyer to stop circulating it. About 15,000 copies have already been distributed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1989 | FRANK MESSINA
Outspent 15 to 1 by opponents trying to oust him, City Councilman Robert A. Curtis rallied friends and political allies Wednesday for a campaign fund-raiser. Flanked by Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) and Mayor William S. Craycraft, Curtis told about 50 supporters at the Mission Viejo Swim and Tennis Club that he needs a groundswell of support to defeat the recall in the Feb. 27 election. "If we don't physically overwhelm them by our numbers . . .
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May 30, 1990 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shea Homes, partner in a 3,000-acre Escondido residential development, has spent about $24,000 in an independent campaign to get Escondido Councilman Ernie Cowan reelected June 5. Cowan, a supporter of the Daley Ranch development in northeastern Escondido, said he wants no part of Shea's help and has asked Shea President Tom Noon to halt his campaigning. Noon has refused, Cowan said.
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January 3, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Foes of City Councilman Robert A. Curtis launched the final phase of their recall efforts Tuesday, opening a campaign office and digging in for two months of intensive campaigning to unseat the councilman. "We're putting both feet in the water as of today," said Helen Monroe, chairwoman of the Coalition to Recall Councilman Curtis. "We're in business, and we'll be looking to go full-bore very soon."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Lobbying at Los Angeles City Hall has always had a distinctive quality. At the state Capitol, for example, lobbyists have to wait outside the Senate or Assembly chambers to talk to legislators, or they must watch the voting from the balcony. Not at City Hall. Lobbyists there summon council members over to red felt barrier ropes near where the lawmakers sit to make a pitch for their clients. Sometimes, in moments of desperation, they signal from the audience.
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January 26, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunshine Canyon Landfill should not undergo a major expansion until potential contamination problems for a main source of Los Angeles water are solved, according to a report by the Los Angeles County Planning Department. The Metropolitan Water District stated in the report that the dump operator, Browning-Ferris Industries, has not allayed its fears that pollution could be seeping from the existing north San Fernando Valley dump toward an underground tunnel that carries water to about 3.
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May 30, 1991 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday narrowly approved a record $3.9-billion budget, even as council members acknowledged that they remain deadlocked on a controversial tax proposal necessary to balance the fiscal plan. The spending measure, which failed to gain the necessary eight votes for passage Tuesday, was approved by the bare minimum when Councilman Robert Farrell changed his position and voted in favor of the plan.
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