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March 19, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council has granted Councilman Orbrey Duke a leave of absence to allow him time to recover from strokes he suffered earlier this year after heart surgery. Duke, 61, last attended the Feb. 4 council meeting and left early because of fatigue. The former police chief suffered a heart attack in October and has been in and out of the hospital after suffering from more than one stroke. Under state law, absence from office for 60 days without leave requires the city to appoint a replacement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council has granted Councilman Orbrey Duke a leave of absence to allow him time to recover from strokes he suffered earlier this year after heart surgery. Duke, 61, last attended the Feb. 4 council meeting and left early because of fatigue. The former police chief suffered a heart attack in October and has been in and out of the hospital after suffering from more than one stroke. Under state law, absence from office for 60 days without leave requires the city to appoint a replacement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
The financial plight of the city of La Palma (Dec. 26) is indicative of similar problems now facing, or ultimately to face, small municipalities in the Southland. There is a realistic, yet politically unpalatable, solution: consolidation. Starting with the police department and public works, there are myriad services that, when consolidated, would not only save money but also increase their efficiency. In the name of cooperation, some police services, such as radio communications, already function as partners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
The financial plight of the city of La Palma (Dec. 26) is indicative of similar problems now facing, or ultimately to face, small municipalities in the Southland. There is a realistic, yet politically unpalatable, solution: consolidation. Starting with the police department and public works, there are myriad services that, when consolidated, would not only save money but also increase their efficiency. In the name of cooperation, some police services, such as radio communications, already function as partners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The La Palma United Methodist Church will unveil its memorial fountain during regular worship services Sunday at 9:45 a.m. The fountain was created in honor of Orbrey Duke, who was police chief in the city from 1968 to '74 and husband of current Mayor Alta E. Duke. Orbrey Duke died in 1998. Members of the Los Angeles Fraternity of Police Officers will also attend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
With all absentee votes tallied, write-in candidate Wally Linn fell short in his bid for City Council. Incumbents Larry A. Herman and Orbrey Duke were able to fend off Linn, who received only 571 votes. Linn, a real estate broker, finished fifth behind challengers Christian Basquette and Kenneth Tipton. The candidates were competing for two four-year terms. Herman and Duke, who were ahead after the original counts, maintained their strong leads.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
Although votes for write-in candidate Wally Linn have not been fully tabulated, incumbents Larry A. Herman and Orbrey Duke are claiming victory after this week's election. The top vote-getter was Duke, a retired chief of police, followed by Herman. Challengers Christian Basquette and Kenneth Tipton finished in third and fourth place in the race for two open seats. The county registrar of voters won't finish counting Linn's votes until Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
City Councilman Orbrey Duke was removed from a respirator this week and is steadily improving after suffering a heart attack Oct. 21. Doctors removed the respirator Tuesday morning, allowing Duke to take sips of ice water and a soft drink, which he had been craving, his daughter, Kim Smith, said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
City Councilman and former Police Chief Orbrey L. Duke was reported in fair condition Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering complications from a heart-bypass operation. Duke, 61, underwent surgery at Kaiser Foundation Hospital on Oct. 2 and suffered a heart attack Monday. He was recovering in fair condition in the hospital's critical-care unit, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
The City Council this week appointed community activist David Lim to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Orbrey L. Duke. Lim, 39, is a Neighborhood Watch block captain and director of publications for the La Palma Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the city's Cultural and Beautification Committee, which has sponsored the planting of 100 donated trees this year as well as a weeklong cultural arts affair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1990 | LYNDA NATALI
A controversial former councilman and an unknown candidate are challenging incumbents Orbrey Duke and Larry A. Herman for their council seats in November. Although issues may be lacking in this bedroom community of 16,000, the election is creating a buzz among some political observers.
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