December 13, 1994
The Orange County transportation authority--the largest contributor to the paralyzed investment fund--said that bus and rail service will continue, as will most major projects. But the authority has postponed a key Interstate 5 widening project in Anaheim. WATER The Orange County Water District asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to withdraw from the county's shriveled investment fund. Without the money, the district said, it is in danger of shutting down.
June 14, 1990 |
Thirty-seven percent of California workers know of co-workers using illegal drugs on the job, according to a new Gallup survey. That is a far higher percentage than in the nation as a whole and provides fresh evidence that California may have a more serious workplace drug problem than the rest of the country. The survey, released in Los Angeles Wednesday, also shows that California workers overwhelmingly believe employers should have the right to perform drug tests on job applicants and on workers suspected of drug abuse.
April 24, 1995 |
Both sides promise to muster large cadres of foot soldiers for the June 27 election. Both sides say their coalition will span the political spectrum. But right now, in the early stages of the Measure R sales-tax campaign that has become the centerpiece of the Orange County bankruptcy debacle, politics consists of each side facing off before the county's opinion leaders and its rainmakers. Last week it was the Orange County Auto Dealers Assn., among others.
May 28, 1995 |
Active in local GOP groups and a self-described "conservative Republican," County Clerk-Recorder Gary Granville admits he doesn't seem like the type to speak out in favor of a half-cent sales tax increase. "If someone were to tell me a year ago that I would be supporting this, I would have said, 'No. No way,' " Granville said. But six months into the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S.
August 27, 1992 |
Even in his home turf of Orange County, the most solidly Republican territory in California, GOP Sen. John Seymour is struggling to gain a big enough margin here to win election statewide, the Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Seymour, a former mayor of Anaheim who also represented the area in the Assembly and then the state Senate for nine years, was leading Democrat Dianne Feinstein by 52% to 39% in the survey taken last weekend.
March 10, 1991 |
Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly believe that police used excessive force in arresting Rodney G. King and that instances of police brutality are commonplace, a Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Nearly two-thirds of those polled, including a majority of Anglos, said they believe incidents of brutality by Los Angeles police are common, with 28% saying such incidents are very common.