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May 22, 1986 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
When Marshall Norris first ran for Orange County clerk in 1978, he promised to pay the county for the cost of his statement of qualifications, mailed to nearly a million registered voters. Norris, a courthouse clerk, is running for clerk again this year against the appointed incumbent, Gary Granville. And Norris recently paid the county $7,800 for a new statement of qualifications.
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October 12, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Love swelled across the "Orange Curtain" on Wednesday as couples from Los Angeles County trekked south for marriage licenses after being greeted with apologies and closed doors by striking public employees. Phyllis Bates, 37, and Leonard Johnson, 49, of Carson beamed with relief as, five minutes before closing, they waited to pay $61.50 for a license at the century-old brick Old Courthouse in Santa Ana. They had been turned away earlier from clerk's offices in Los Angeles and Norwalk.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Love swelled across the "Orange Curtain" on Wednesday as couples from Los Angeles County trekked south for marriage licenses after being greeted with apologies and closed doors by striking public employees. Phyllis Bates, 37, and Leonard Johnson, 49, of Carson beamed with relief as, five minutes before closing, they waited to pay $61.50 for a license at the century-old brick Old Courthouse in Santa Ana. They had been turned away earlier from clerk's offices in Los Angeles and Norwalk.
NEWS
May 29, 1994
The Los Angeles Times sent questionnaires to candidates for the nonpartisan Orange County Board of Supervisors, asking them about themselves and posing several questions. Here are the questions: * Do you favor or oppose development of a commercial airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station? * How can the county solve the jail overcrowding problem? * What can the county do to prevent the exodus of businesses? * Please list two other issues you feel are important to voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 | Researched by April Jackson
The history of St. Valentine's Day can be traced back to three main sources: Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival, two martyred (and, subsequently, canonized) Christians named Valentine and an old English belief that birds choose their mates on Feb. 14. Regardless of how Valentine's Day came to be, there's no denying that spring is a time for lovers. But how to best express all that adoration to your beloved? Will a card and box of chocolates do well enough? Dinner and a movie? A dozen roses?
NEWS
May 29, 1994
The Los Angeles Times sent questionnaires to candidates for the nonpartisan Orange County Board of Supervisors, asking them about themselves and posing several questions. Here are the questions: * Do you favor or oppose development of a commercial airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station? * How can the county solve the jail overcrowding problem? * What can the county do to prevent the exodus of businesses? * Please list two other issues you feel are important to voters.
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August 19, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Dallas Jamison and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Total Average Ceremonies Ceremonies Year Performed Per Month 1974 1,687 141 1975 1,493 124 1976 1,328 111 1977 1,204 100 1978 1,100 92 1979 673 56 1980 1,280 107 1981 1,393 116 1982 2,339 195 1983 2,475 206 1984 3,029 252 1985 3,160 263 1986 3,400 283 1987 4,131 344 1988 * 1,849 308 * Through June 30 Source: Orange County Clerk
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1998 | JOHN POPE and LESLEY WRIGHT and DEBRA CANO
The Salvation Army Orange County recently honored several residents during its annual Celebration of Service and Civic Awards. Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach) received the Others Award, a commendation for helping Orange County residents through his legislative leadership, officials said. Gary L. Granville, the elected Orange County clerk-recorder, and his wife, Joanne, of Orange received the William Booth Award for outstanding service to the Salvation Army.
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November 18, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Licensed romance here has been holding its own against the anti-cupid, but the margin is very slim. In each of the last five years the number of divorces in the county has nearly equalled the number of marriages; in 1986 there were more divorces. Through the first half of this year the pattern prevailed, with the pace on both sides faster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Christine Mai-Duc
The Orange County clerk-recorder will open its doors Saturday because of the demand for same-sex wedding licenses.  Orange County may be the closest place for Los Angeles-area residents to get a marriage license before Monday. Los Angeles County issued only one same-sex marriage license on Friday -- to two plaintiffs who filed the federal lawsuit that eventually struck down Proposition 8.  At least one gay couple were upset that L.A. County wouldn't reopen its offices until Monday.  But in Orange County, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said his offices in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Laguna Hills would be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We're listening to what our customers tell us they want," Nguyen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1991 | Researched by April Jackson
The history of St. Valentine's Day can be traced back to three main sources: Lupercalia, a pagan fertility festival, two martyred (and, subsequently, canonized) Christians named Valentine and an old English belief that birds choose their mates on Feb. 14. Regardless of how Valentine's Day came to be, there's no denying that spring is a time for lovers. But how to best express all that adoration to your beloved? Will a card and box of chocolates do well enough? Dinner and a movie? A dozen roses?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1986 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
When Marshall Norris first ran for Orange County clerk in 1978, he promised to pay the county for the cost of his statement of qualifications, mailed to nearly a million registered voters. Norris, a courthouse clerk, is running for clerk again this year against the appointed incumbent, Gary Granville. And Norris recently paid the county $7,800 for a new statement of qualifications.
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June 17, 2005 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Upholding a 1996 federal law that allows states to deny recognition to same-sex marriages, a federal court judge in Santa Ana ruled Thursday that a gay Mission Viejo couple did not have the right to marry. U.S. District Judge Gary Taylor, however, declined to rule on the whether a state law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman violates the California Constitution. Taylor said the law should be decided by the state courts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
County officials have selected a veteran county clerk from Northern California to be Orange County's new clerk of the Board of Supervisors, a position that has been vacant for more than a year. Darlene Bloom served as clerk of the board in Fresno County for six years, and more recently worked as assistant clerk for Alameda County.
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