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February 9, 1989
Monterey Park Mayor Barry Hatch's conduct during the last few City Council meetings clearly indicates that he has little or no tolerance for viewpoints other than his own. Last month, when the sign ordinance was discussed, Hatch embarked on one of his many familiar tirades against those who opposed him. Residents with differing perspectives were branded as "radicals" and described as "a small group of opportunists" whose motives were "devious."...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992
My first reaction to the article about Santa Clarita Mayor Jill Klajic's proposal to require developers to hire local construction workers was that she could benefit from the new clothing shops being built at the Valencia Town Center scheduled to open this fall. After reading the article, however, she can wear what she wants as long as she continues to pull Councilman Carl Boyer III's tail. "The lady simply doesn't have a basic grasp of what government is all about," says Mr. Boyer III. Why doesn't Carl Boyer III move downtown and then he can discuss government with Joy Picus and Joel Wachs?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2008 | David Haldane
Steve Anderson, a longtime city councilman and newly appointed vice chairman of the Municipal Water District of Orange County's board of directors, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to officials. He was 55. First elected to the City Council in 1992, Anderson was its longest-serving current member. He served terms as La Habra's mayor in 1995, 1999 and 2005. He played a pivotal role in completion of the city's La Bonita Softball Complex. Anderson is survived by his wife, Josie; children Chris and Eric; daughter-in-law Vanessa; and granddaughter Savannah.
OPINION
April 16, 2008
Re "Mayor focuses on crime," April 15 It's been years since I coached, but I have some free advice for L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: Your batting average will never improve if you continue to just swing for the fences. Villaraigosa has started so many wild initiatives that The Times would need to print a two-page table just to squeeze in the highlights. The travel commitments alone would stagger a normal man, including his campaign swings for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Stay around for a change and finish something.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1985
I read with dismay and disbelief the words of our mayor, David Sills, (May 20). Sills is quoted as saying, "I'm not particularly concerned or interested in municipal budgets, streets, sewer systems and the police force." These, however, are the very responsibilities that Sills accepted when he was reelected just a year ago. With out city budget increasing so dramatically over the past two years, someone on the Irvine City Council better show an interest. Words of elected officials are sometimes misquoted or taken our of context.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2007
THE mayor should take a position in support of the 100-year-old Southwest Museum, which remains as a cultural anchor at its historical location in northeast Los Angeles (Mt. Washington) ["A Patron at the Helm," Jan. 7]. His priorities as stated: bringing art to the neighborhoods, revitalization of the urban core, increased use of rapid transit and providing inspiring educational opportunities for area school children. The Southwest Museum at its current site epitomizes these priorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | Bloomberg News
Manfred Rommel, the former mayor of the German city of Stuttgart and the son of the World War II field marshal dubbed the "Desert Fox," has died. He was 84. Rommel died Thursday, local authorities said in a statement on Stuttgart's official website. He had Parkinson's disease. Rommel, who served as mayor from 1975 to 1996 in the city of his birth, came to prominence as a municipal politician who earned international respect for his tolerance and liberal policies, standing up for the fair treatment of immigrant workers who helped rebuild Germany's automotive industry in the postwar years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1997
Pat Reddy's Aug. 5 commentary, "Why the Next Mayor Will Be Jewish," was alarming. I hope many readers had the same immediate reaction I did: What was that all about? Was it an attempt to be funny or just offensive? Following on the heels of a forward-looking article by Joe Hicks of the L.A. Multicultural Collaborative (Opinion, July 20), this felt like two steps backward. Hicks spoke of the need to demand that leaders, regardless of their racial or ethnic background, put the welfare of all of their constituencies first.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Amid laughter and tears, City Councilman Jerold Milner was sworn in as mayor of Glendale on Monday night, John F. Day bid farewell after 12 years on the council and Dick Jutras became its newest member. During the installation for the winners of the April 4 election, Councilman Larry Zarian got the biggest laugh by dressing Milner with a crown, purple velvet cape and a medieval sword. "Now let anybody try and vote against me," Milner said with a smile, sword in hand. Milner replaces Carl Raggio, continuing the council's policy of rotating the largely ceremonial position every year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2010 | By Phil Willon, David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a second round of city job cuts Thursday -- between 1,200 and 2,000 positions -- and warned that much deeper layoffs would be needed if the City Council and employee unions failed to act quickly on proposals to cut payroll costs, trim services and auction city assets. With the current $212-million budget shortfall expected to double next year, Villaraigosa said the threat of layoffs was his only leverage to force the city's powerful unions to accept lower wages and help rescue the city from insolvency.
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