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November 11, 1994 | RICH CONNELL and BETH SHUSTER and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As elected officials in Los Angeles and communities up and down the state launch legal challenges to Proposition 187, an angry groundswell of criticism has arisen over use of public funds to undo what the measure's backers see as a clear mandate from the voters.
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March 10, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest showdown between forces battling for the future of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, an alliance of South County cities today will ask an appellate panel here to nullify a countywide initiative calling for a commercial airport at the military base. The hearing before the 4th District Court of Appeal is pivotal for South County residents who have suffered a string of defeats in their bid to prevent an airport from being built at the base when the military leaves in 1999.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Incumbents were ahead in many Orange County school board races Tuesday night, with a handful of conservative challengers holding leads in early election returns. With more than a third of the precincts counted in many districts, Newport-Mesa Unified School District candidate Wendy Leece--who ran unsuccessfully four years ago by blasting the district's sex-education program--was leading write-in candidate Oscar Santoyo and longtime incumbent Roderick H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1996 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A South County developer has agreed to pay $14,000 in fines to settle accusations that it violated state campaign finance laws by hiding donations to Supervisor Jim Silva during his race for election. R. Wicks Stephens, an attorney for Aradi Inc. of Century City, owner of a controversial housing project proposed for Trabuco Canyon, said the developer agreed this week to pay the fine, but denied breaking any laws. The county had sought $24,000 in fines, but agreed to $14,000, Stephens said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for Orange County and a bloodied but unbroken alliance of South County cities fired their latest salvos here Monday in the ongoing debate over a proposed commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Arguing before a three-judge panel in the 4th District Court of Appeal, lawyers for both sides haggled over Measure A, which Orange County voters narrowly approved in 1994 and which opened the door to potential construction of the airport.
NEWS
August 13, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Nov. 8 elections will signal a changing of the guard for many city councils in Orange County. Several well-known incumbents were absent from the lists of candidates who filed to run for office by Friday's deadline. Among them are Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young; Huntington Beach Mayor Linda Moulton Patterson; Laguna Beach council members Robert F. Gentry and Lida Lenney; Orange Mayor Gene Beyer; and San Juan Capistrano Councilman Gary L. Hausdorfer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1994 | JEFF BEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The three candidates--Kenneth Mullen, Philip Crocker and George Key--know a lot about water, how it should be delivered and how it should be stored. But the trio won't need much expertise about pipelines and reservoirs to carry out a unique campaign pledge if they're elected to the Tri-Cities Municipal Water District board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA and JEFF BEAN
South County cities opposing the conversion of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into a commercial airport have reached near unanimity in jointly funding a $250,000 study to come up with alternative uses for the 4,700-acre property. Lake Forest and San Juan Capistrano agreed Tuesday to help with the funding, and the only South County city yet to join the study, Laguna Hills, is scheduled to consider the issue next Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an unexpected move, the Lake Forest City Council announced Tuesday night that it will file a lawsuit seeking to remove an initiative from the November ballot that calls for a commercial airport at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Council members emerged from a closed session to announce that they had voted unanimously to file a lawsuit against sponsors of the initiative, the Committee for 21,000 New Jobs, saying the measure is inconsistent with the county General Plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994
Orange County voters go to the polls today to cast ballots in approximately three dozen state and local primary races, as well as on nine state propositions. The county's 1,600 polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. For more information, contact the Orange County registrar of voters office at (714) 567-7600. Results for major races will be available throughout the night on TimesLink by calling 808-8463 in area codes 714, 310, 213, 818 or 909. Press category *VOTE (*8683).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1995
Secretary of State Bill Jones is investigating allegations that 56 votes in last November's elections were cast in the names of dead voters in five California counties, including Orange County. "Our goal is to make it clear that anyone found guilty of this kind of action will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law," Jones said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1995 | LEN HALL
Owners of the 121-acre Dana Point Headlands spent nearly $232,000 in a futile effort to pass a local referendum last November that would have allowed them to develop the property, records show. According to campaign finance statements filed this week, the money was spent on campaign literature, political consultants and attorney fees targeted at passing measures C and D on the city ballot. The property owners, Newport Beach-based M.H. Sherman Co. and Pasadena-based Chandis Securities Co.
NEWS
November 17, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Three city council candidates in Buena Park, Newport Beach and Santa Ana fell from council members-elect to possible losers Wednesday after 48,000 absentee ballots from the Nov. 8 election were counted. Looking like photo-finish winners on election night, candidates Larry T. Wieck in Buena Park, Ron Winship in Newport Beach and Alberta Christy in Santa Ana found Wednesday that they had been overtaken by their nearest rivals when the absentee ballots were counted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1994
Mad as Heck: The local Republicans' big election victory celebration Tuesday at the Westin Hotel hadn't even begun when party leaders began fighting--literally--over the next big political battle. Just before the party started, Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) angrily grabbed Orange County Republican Party Chairman Thomas Fuentes by the lapels and told him in unfriendly terms that he didn't appreciate Fuentes taking sides in the upcoming three-way contest to succeed state Sen.
NEWS
November 11, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of the Board of Supervisors said Thursday they are ready to disband the county's planning agency studying the conversion of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and will follow the apparent voter mandate to earmark 2,000 acres there for a commercial airport. Military officials, however, warned this week in letters to the supervisors that such an action would cost "valuable time" and could jeopardize federal funding given to the county for the conversion process.
NEWS
November 11, 1994 | RICH CONNELL and BETH SHUSTER and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As elected officials in Los Angeles and communities up and down the state launch legal challenges to Proposition 187, an angry groundswell of criticism has arisen over use of public funds to undo what the measure's backers see as a clear mandate from the voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting up a potentially divisive political campaign, the Orange County Board of Supervisors grudgingly agreed Tuesday that voters be allowed to determine whether El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is converted to a commercial airport. The supervisors said they had little choice but to place the controversial issue on the Nov. 8 ballot because supporters had gathered more than enough petition signatures--114,879--to force an election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON
County Supervisor Roger R. Stanton contends that the election of Huntington Beach Mayor Linda Moulton Patterson to the Board of Supervisors would damage county government and allow state Democrats to establish a fund-raising beachhead in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time there was such a sweeping leadership change on the Board of Supervisors, the Rams were happy in Anaheim, county jails had an occasional empty bed and El Toro was a thriving Marine base. Today, the economic and social climate is much different than it was 13 years ago and so is the board leading Orange County.
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