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July 16, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the American flag behind him, Orange County Supervisor Don R. Roth stood on stage with fists clenched overhead in the pose of a victorious boxer. It was the local GOP's primary-night party last month, and as Roth was introduced to the party luminaries, this was his chance to stand among the faithful. The crowd cheered him. But with many in the audience aware of Roth's prominence in recent headlines because of allegations of influence peddling, there was an awkwardness to the moment, too.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013 | Jill Cowan
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formally opposed a call by air-quality regulators to snuff out beach bonfires in much of Southern California. Supervisors urged the South Coast Air Quality Management District to drop a proposed ban on beach-side fire rings in Orange and Los Angeles counties and instead consider a more localized approach that considers factors in each community, such as the fires' proximity to residents. Citing health and environmental problems associated with burning wood, the Newport Beach City Council wants the state to let it remove fire rings in Corona del Mar and other areas.
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NEWS
May 9, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Decrying the inadequacy of mental health services in Orange County, the county Board of Supervisors today voted to sue the state for more money for hospitalization of mentally ill patients. Although Orange County is the third largest of California's 58 counties, only one other county receives less money from the state for hospitalization and treatment of the mentally ill. The suit, which is expected to be filed later this week, will seek enough money each year to pay for 27 full-time beds for mental patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
In the wake of the death of a schizophrenic man in Fullerton after a violent altercation with police, Orange County supervisors took an initial step Tuesday toward implementing a state law that would allow people with severe mental illness to be placed in court-mandated outpatient treatment. Laura's Law was passed by the state Legislature in 2002 after 19-year-old Laura Wilcox was killed by a man with untreated mental illness while volunteering at a mental health clinic in Nevada City.
NEWS
April 15, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on Tuesday requiring businesses with 10 or more employees in unincorporated areas of the county to set up no-smoking areas for their workers. The board voted 4-0, with newly appointed Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez abstaining, to require employers to make "reasonable efforts" to develop and promulgate no-smoking policies that comply with the ordinance, which will take effect Nov. 1. The vote capped years of debate.
NEWS
July 14, 1995 | RENE LYNCH and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy, who unexpectedly resigned this week, Thursday criticized the government he tried to lead out of bankruptcy and took parting shots at several county supervisors, saying they do not have the talent to solve the crisis. Meanwhile, the supervisors sought to put the best possible spin on the latest upheaval, downplaying the role their top executive would have played in the ongoing bankruptcy recovery effort.
NEWS
December 5, 1994 | JODI WILGOREN and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Scrambling for a recovery strategy after learning that Orange County's investment portfolio has lost $1.5 billion in value this year, officials spent Sunday in a series of special briefing sessions, and the county Board of Supervisors called an emergency meeting for today. The crisis was triggered by Thursday's disclosure that risky financial maneuvers had cost the investment fund the equivalent of 20% of the money put in by various government agencies.
NEWS
January 31, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM and JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writers
Dist. Atty. Cecil Hicks' new plea-bargaining policy will cost taxpayers more than $6 million this year, and it has flooded the court system with a workload that has "far surpassed" available resources, Orange County's presiding Superior Court judge told county supervisors Friday. In an eight-page letter hand-delivered to each of the supervisors, Judge Harmon G.
NEWS
January 3, 1991 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four members of the state Assembly and three of five Orange County supervisors said Wednesday that they will consider running for the state Senate seat being vacated by John Seymour, Gov.-elect Pete Wilson's appointee to the United States Senate. Assembly members Doris Allen, Nolan Frizzelle, John R. Lewis and Ross Johnson all indicated that they would at least give careful thought to the opportunity to move to the Legislature's upper chamber. County supervisors Gaddi H. Vasquez, Roger R.
NEWS
August 22, 1995 | MATT LAIT and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a last-ditch effort to develop a bankruptcy recovery plan before a crucial state deadline, Orange County supervisors on Monday endorsed a package that seeks to raid $570 million from the county's transportation agency and forces cities and special districts to postpone and possibly forgive more than $800 million in debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2010 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas has fired the man he was grooming to succeed him and, in a departure from what he promised voters earlier this year, will run for reelection in 2014. Rackauckas had previously announced that 2010 would be his last term. Five years ago, he said the same thing about the 2006 term. Todd Spitzer, a former assemblyman and Orange County supervisor, was at one point Rackauckas' hand-picked successor and has worked at the prosecutor's office since last year, moving between assignments apparently to get on-the-job experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2009 | By Jean Merl
After a whirlwind, blistering race to replace a disgraced former state legislator, Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby came in first among five candidates Tuesday but fell short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff. In the special election for the 72nd Assembly District seat, Norby jumped to an early lead over fellow Republicans -- longtime party activist Linda Ackerman and political newcomer Richard Faher -- Democrat John MacMurray and Jane Rands of the Green Party. From the outset, the race in the GOP stronghold was viewed as a showdown between Norby, 59, and Ackerman, 65, a member of the Metropolitan Water District board and the wife of former Republican legislative leader Dick Ackerman.
OPINION
February 17, 2009
Orange County supervisors were looking for someone to transform the sheriff's office when they hired an outsider last year to replace disgraced Sheriff Michael S. Carona. Now they're complaining that the new sheriff isn't sensitive to the culture of Orange County. If by "culture" they mean concealed-weapons permits handed out to people who have no legitimate need to carry guns on the streets, then yes, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is not one to honor tradition, and we admire her for that.
OPINION
December 19, 2008
Re "Careless cutbacks in O.C.," editorial, Dec. 15 As representatives of a company that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, I find it somewhat curious that the editors of The Times think they have the financial expertise and the moral authority to tell the Orange County supervisors how to run the county's finances. It's the old "people in glass houses" adage. Hank Jacobs Monrovia
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2008 | Mike Anton, Anton is a Times staff writer.
A consulting firm hired by Orange County supervisors to study the county's troubled jail system says more than 450 new guards are needed to ensure the "safety and security" of inmates. The recommendation by Crout & Sida Criminal Justice Consultants calls for boosting Sheriff's Department staff at the county's five jail facilities from 1,067 to 1,521 -- a whopping 43%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
In a historic break from a male-dominated, deeply conservative past, Orange County supervisors on Tuesday named a woman and former Los Angeles County cop to lead its troubled Sheriff's Department and help bury the legacy of its indicted former sheriff. Sandra Hutchens, a 53-year-old retired Los Angeles County sheriff's division chief, becomes the 12th sheriff of Orange County and the first woman to hold the position.
NEWS
February 10, 1995 | LEE ROMNEY and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Orange County supervisors struggled under mounting pressure Thursday to pick a new top administrator--with three ready to endorse tough turnaround specialist Sanford C. Sigoloff and two undecided--department heads and employees openly worried about what life would be like under the leading candidate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1988
Another raise for the Orange County Supervisors? Where are those recall petitions? ELEANOR SANDIFORD Balboa Island
OPINION
November 6, 2007
Note to Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona: You're an embarrassment. Vacate your office. Note to Orange County supervisors: If Carona won't leave, cut off his perks and weaken his power. Starve him out if necessary. Note to voters: If your elected officials won't take firm action, go recall.
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