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June 10, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
Rick Travis, a Saddleback College student, has been sworn in as the student member of Board of Trustees for the South Orange County Community College District. Travis, 34, was elected by the students at Irvine Valley and Saddleback colleges. Travis will attend board meetings and participate in discussions. He may make and second motions but cast only advisory votes on agenda items.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first blush, results from the Orange Unified School District election seem a resounding endorsement of the budding "back-to-basics" movement in local school politics and a rebuke of teacher unions. Undoubtedly that is part of the story in a county where education conservatives have made significant electoral gains in recent years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Brad Gates and Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi, the two top law enforcement officials in Orange County, will apparently face serious political challenges if they decide to run for reelection in 1998. Most of the interest at this early date appears to be in Capizzi's seat, at least partially because he is exploring a run for state attorney general.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997
Voters in the Orange Unified School District will go to the polls today to fill four seats on the Board of Education and to give their opinion on the board's decision to dismantle bilingual education. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The district covers Orange and Villa Park and parts of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana. Incumbents Martin Jacobson, James Fearns and Rick Ledesma face challenges from Gisela Meier, Linda Davis, Kathy Ward, Bea Gonzalez, J. Carolan Smyth III and Robert L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997
Voters in the Orange Unified School District will go to the polls today to fill four seats on the Board of Education and to give their opinion on the board's decision to dismantle bilingual education. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The district covers Orange and Villa Park and parts of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana. Incumbents Martin Jacobson, James Fearns and Rick Ledesma face challenges from Gisela Meier, Linda Davis, Kathy Ward, Bea Gonzalez, J. Carolan Smyth III and Robert L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997 | RUSS LOAR
While some city leaders believe the odds are against them, they are still hoping that voters today will approve Measure B, a public safety services fee that would raise about $2.9 million for police and fire services. The measure is intended to offset projected losses from the expected invalidation of the city's 5% utility tax and other assessment fees, along with increases in police and fire costs. But the Apartment Assn. of Orange County raised more than $24,000 to oppose the $16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO
County employee Larry L. Bales will challenge his boss, Assessor Bradley Jacobs, in the 1998 election, Bales announced Thursday. It would be Bales' third attempt to dislodge Jacobs, the county's elected assessor since 1978. Jacobs hasn't formally announced his decision to seek reelection. In a news release, Bales claimed that Jacobs over-assessed properties during the 1990s economic recession, resulting in tens of thousands of taxpayer appeals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Democratic attorney Wylie A. Aitken and Republican Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Rackauckas Jr. wouldn't appear to be natural allies. An activist Democrat, Aitken is one of the architects of the stunning election defeat last year of longtime GOP Rep. Robert K. Dornan. Rackauckas took a leave of absence from the district attorney's office in 1986 to work toward recalling then-Chief Justice Elizabeth "Rose" Bird, a Democratic appointee ultimately removed from office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997 | NANCY CLEELAND and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Acting on a request by attorneys for former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a federal judge Tuesday issued 24 subpoenas for record keepers from schools, banks, nonprofit groups, federal agencies and the campaign of the woman who won Dornan's seat in Congress. The subpoenas, part of Dornan's campaign to prove he lost the November election to Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) due to vote fraud, ask for scaled-back versions of the same information he requested a month ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1997
City officials are outspent in their fight to win voter approval for a public safety services fee on the ballot next month, but the City Council is fighting back with an "informational" mailing and a cable-television discussion of the measure. Councilman David John Shawver made his pitch for Measure B, which would raise about $2.9 million a year to pay for police and fire services, during a cable-TV taping Friday. The program will be broadcast across the city at various times on cable Channel 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO
County employee Larry L. Bales will challenge his boss, Assessor Bradley Jacobs, in the 1998 election, Bales announced Thursday. It would be Bales' third attempt to dislodge Jacobs, the county's elected assessor since 1978. Jacobs hasn't formally announced his decision to seek reelection. In a news release, Bales claimed that Jacobs over-assessed properties during the 1990s economic recession, resulting in tens of thousands of taxpayer appeals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Democratic attorney Wylie A. Aitken and Republican Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Rackauckas Jr. wouldn't appear to be natural allies. An activist Democrat, Aitken is one of the architects of the stunning election defeat last year of longtime GOP Rep. Robert K. Dornan. Rackauckas took a leave of absence from the district attorney's office in 1986 to work toward recalling then-Chief Justice Elizabeth "Rose" Bird, a Democratic appointee ultimately removed from office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
Rick Travis, a Saddleback College student, has been sworn in as the student member of Board of Trustees for the South Orange County Community College District. Travis, 34, was elected by the students at Irvine Valley and Saddleback colleges. Travis will attend board meetings and participate in discussions. He may make and second motions but cast only advisory votes on agenda items.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997 | RUSS LOAR
While some city leaders believe the odds are against them, they are still hoping that voters today will approve Measure B, a public safety services fee that would raise about $2.9 million for police and fire services. The measure is intended to offset projected losses from the expected invalidation of the city's 5% utility tax and other assessment fees, along with increases in police and fire costs. But the Apartment Assn. of Orange County raised more than $24,000 to oppose the $16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1997
City officials are outspent in their fight to win voter approval for a public safety services fee on the ballot next month, but the City Council is fighting back with an "informational" mailing and a cable-television discussion of the measure. Councilman David John Shawver made his pitch for Measure B, which would raise about $2.9 million a year to pay for police and fire services, during a cable-TV taping Friday. The program will be broadcast across the city at various times on cable Channel 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997 | NANCY CLEELAND and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Acting on a request by attorneys for former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a federal judge Tuesday issued 24 subpoenas for record keepers from schools, banks, nonprofit groups, federal agencies and the campaign of the woman who won Dornan's seat in Congress. The subpoenas, part of Dornan's campaign to prove he lost the November election to Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) due to vote fraud, ask for scaled-back versions of the same information he requested a month ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first blush, results from the Orange Unified School District election seem a resounding endorsement of the budding "back-to-basics" movement in local school politics and a rebuke of teacher unions. Undoubtedly that is part of the story in a county where education conservatives have made significant electoral gains in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Brad Gates and Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi, the two top law enforcement officials in Orange County, will apparently face serious political challenges if they decide to run for reelection in 1998. Most of the interest at this early date appears to be in Capizzi's seat, at least partially because he is exploring a run for state attorney general.
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