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March 28, 2006 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
From Anchorage it takes 90 minutes on a propeller plane to reach this fishing village on the state's southwestern edge, a place where some people still make raincoats out of walrus intestine. This is the Alaskan bush at its most remote. Here, tundra meets sea, and sea turns to ice for half the year. Scattered, almost hidden, in the terrain are some of the most isolated communities on American soil. People choose to live in outposts like Dillingham (pop. 2,400) for that reason: to be left alone.
December 10, 1987
Residents have presented the City Council with 160 signatures on a petition requesting that the council keep polls open an additional hour for city elections. The city's 15 polling locations are now open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Herschel Keyser, who presented the petition to the council, said he was a poll watcher in the last election and watched as three people were turned away after 7 p.m.
September 9, 1996 | Associated Press
Lisa Diane Smith, 38, has been charged with six violations of the Elections Code and six violations of the Penal Code, all felonies. Officials accuse her of perjury, signing fictitious names to petitions, making a false affidavit concerning a petition, and filing forged documents in a public office. Smith worked for Brown and Green Professional Services, a political assistance firm engaged in petition and voter registration drives, according to the Sacramento County district attorney's office.
July 7, 2002
Re "Cypress Petitions Seek Vote on Church," June 28: I live in Cypress. Over the last few days I've noticed a group of assertive volunteers gathering signatures for two petitions outside supermarkets. One petition is publicized as "Parks for Our Kids." When I Iooked at the details of the petition, it appeared to me to be directly related to the land-use issue involving the city of Cypress and Cottonwood. I asked the volunteer about that and he said that the petition had "nothing to do with Cottonwood," but that he couldn't tell me any details.
December 9, 1986 | Ted Appel
A group of residents said Monday that it will begin a new petition drive after last week's rejection by a Superior Court judge of all signatures on petitions to force a citywide vote on limiting growth in open-space areas. "We're just going to start gathering signatures all over again," said Bruce M. Stark, a founding member of the Seal Beach Preservation Group, also known as Spring. The ruling by Judge Harmon G.
March 2, 1986 | MARY BARBER, Times Staff Writer
An irate resident who wants Baldwin Park's 5% utility tax rescinded has filed a petition with more than enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot, despite the city attorney's opinion that the petition may be invalid. Herschel Keyser has also filed a petition to recall one of the five councilmen who approved the tax, declaring "we'll go after all the others if they don't get rid of that damn tax."
December 23, 2009 | By Kimi Yoshino
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking a court order to compel county public health officials to require condom use on porn sets or take other reasonable steps to stem the spread of disease. The petition, filed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, contended that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has "passively observed an ever-growing epidemic" within the porn industry. "Words alone cannot fight disease," the petition said.
March 23, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
The widow of Cal State Fullerton Prof. Edward Lee Cooperman presented a petition Friday to the Orange County district attorney's office, criticizing prosecutors for not pursuing a possible political motive in the physicist's shooting death last October. Klaaske Cooperman was accompanied by Jack Kent, a Santa Ana physician, who represented a group called Friends of Edward Cooperman. Their petition included 69 signatures. Opening Statements Monday Dist. Atty.
April 8, 1987 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, Times Staff Writer
Supporters of a campaign to oust Moorpark Councilman Thomas C. (Bud) Ferguson submitted a revised recall petition to city officials Tuesday after two earlier versions were rejected for failing to comply with the state Elections Code.
May 27, 1989 | H.G. REZA, Times Staff Writer
Teachers at La Jolla Country Day School filed a petition Friday with the National Labor Relations Board, asking that their association be recognized as the bargaining agent in contract talks with the school's management. A local NLRB official, who asked not to be named, said the petition was filed by a group calling itself the Country Day Teachers Assn., which seeks to represent teachers, aides, librarians and the school nurse. The school has about 75 teachers and has never had a union shop, school officials said.
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