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February 28, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ
Supporters and opponents of the Centralized Jail Initiative, which would restrict the county from building any new jails outside Santa Ana, submitted written statements Tuesday for the June ballot. Residents of Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda, a few miles from the Gypsum Canyon site that the Board of Supervisors chose for a new jail, were the driving force behind the effort to qualify the measure for the ballot in 1988, when they submitted about 130,000 petition signatures.
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November 4, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a few days, it will be 1-year-old--and those first toddling steps have been a bit of a struggle. Wednesday marks the first birthday for Orange County's transportation financing initiative--the much-ballyhooed and battle-scarred Measure M. Since the half-cent sales tax hike was approved by voters in November, 1990, work has begun on a slate of new projects mandated by Measure M, most notably new car-pool lanes on the Orange Freeway and construction of a wider and faster Beach Boulevard.
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February 25, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fresh from a narrow defeat in his bid for the state Senate, conservative Assemblyman Gil Ferguson has returned to his Newport Beach district only to find that he is facing a potentially tough reelection challenge from a GOP colleague. Ferguson's opponent in the June 5 primary is the daughter of former Rep. Robert E. Badham, southern Orange County's congressman for 10 years.
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May 23, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County district attorney's office has questioned executives of the Koll Co., a prominent development firm, about their contributions to Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder's 1990 reelection campaign, company officials said Wednesday. At issue is more than $5,000 in contributions made by 23 Koll Co. executives about the time that Wieder made a campaign appearance at the company's Newport Beach headquarters last October.
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April 11, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
Three candidates supported by Tustin Residents Action Committee, a group dedicated to ousting controversial incumbent Councilman John Kelly, overwhelmingly swept the City Council race Tuesday. "This is six months of work that worked out," said Carl Kasalek, chairman of TRAC, composed of representatives of several of the city's powerful homeowner associations. By margins of more than 2 to 1, former planning commissioners Leslie Ann Pontious, 44, and Charles E.
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May 21, 1990 | Jerry Hicks
Michael R. Capizzi Home: Fountain Valley Age: 50 Occupation: District attorney. He was appointed to the post by the Board of Supervisors on Jan. 2, to fill out the last year of Cecil Hicks' term. Hicks resigned to accept a judgeship. Background: Capizzi joined the district attorney's office in 1965 and became an assistant district attorney in 1971, in charge of special operations. In 1986, he was appointed chief assistant to Dist. Atty. Cecil Hicks, generally considered the No.
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March 29, 1991 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's no joke: April Fools' Day will be an especially taxing day for Orange County shoppers who suddenly find that just about everything costs a little more at the checkout counter. That's because at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the Measure M sales tax increase approved by voters last November will take effect, pushing the rate from 6 cents on the dollar to 6 1/2 cents.
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August 16, 1990
School board candidates in three districts will take office without ever appearing on the ballot because no one filed to run against them by the filing deadline Wednesday. Because they would have appeared on the ballot unopposed during the general election in November, the candidates in the three school districts--Brea-Olinda Unified, Los Alamitos Unified and Centralia--will assume the offices, an election official said.
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August 8, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dismissing a late flurry of legal objections, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to put a transportation sales tax measure on the November ballot, giving county voters their third chance in six years to consider the idea. "Let's let the people have a voice and vote," said Board Chairman Don R. Roth, who introduced the motion to put Measure M, the proposed sales tax, on the ballot. By day's end, the rival camps were already considering how best to approach the coming campaign.
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April 23, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
All freeway projects in the Measure M sales-tax program could be under way within 10 years if construction money can be borrowed now, county transportation officials said Monday. "We can deliver all of the freeway projects in 10 years," Lisa Mills, chief planner at the Orange County Transportation Commission, told commission members Monday. A lot hinges on the state's willingness to commit money for finishing the massive, $1.6-billion Santa Ana Freeway widening project, officials warned.
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April 2, 1991 | NANCY WRIDE and PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At car dealerships and furniture stores, in college-area delis and outside discount membership department stores, a random survey Monday found Orange County shoppers and diners unanimous about their new sales tax hike: If they knew about it they disliked it, even if they voted for it, but many didn't notice it at all.
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March 29, 1991 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's no joke: April Fools' Day will be an especially taxing day for Orange County shoppers who suddenly find that just about everything costs a little more at the checkout counter. That's because at 12:01 a.m. Monday, the Measure M sales tax increase approved by voters last November will take effect, pushing the rate from 6 cents on the dollar to 6 1/2 cents.
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March 22, 1991 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heralding it as the start of a new era for Orange County, transportation officials ceremoniously broke ground Thursday for a pair of car-pool lanes along the Orange Freeway, the first highway project funded by Measure M sales tax revenue approved by voters last November.
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February 27, 1991 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a second legal setback in a month for two groups who oppose Measure M, the 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge to the half-cent sales tax increase for transportation improvements that voters approved in November. Ten days ago, the state Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Measure M filed by Drivers for Highway Safety and Citizens Against Unfair Taxation.
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August 6, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is well known, well respected and credible. And even though he has never held elective office or built a highway, Orange County leaders of a proposed half-cent transportation sales tax think Laguna Beach resident Peter Ueberroth may be just what they need. Ueberroth, president of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and a former commissioner of baseball, brings none of the political baggage to a campaign that most business leaders do.
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August 2, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, the only board incumbent facing a runoff election this fall, has raised a whopping $319,000--more than 20 times the amount raised by her opponent, Westminster Councilwoman Joy L. Neugebauer, according to the most recent campaign-finance reports. Supervisors Thomas F. Riley and Don R. Roth, who won reelection by wide margins in the June 5 election, each raised about $235,000 in their respective campaigns, their reports show.
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February 3, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
The Irvine Co. and Disneyland, two of Orange County's most influential firms, contributed nearly half of the $1.28 million raised by proponents of Measure M, the countywide half-cent sales tax hike for traffic improvements approved by voters last November. According to year-end campaign finance forms recently filed with the Orange County registrar of voters, the two companies gave a combined total of $532,300--including $450,000 in loans that the companies now say need not be repaid.
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January 29, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN
In a move toward providing for covering the operating costs of expanded commuter rail service, the Orange County Transportation Commission on Monday tentatively approved a plan to create a Commuter and Urban Rail Endowment that could generate up to $10 million a year. The fund will be modeled after university endowments, in which interest earned on a major grant or gift is used to pay for an academic position.
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