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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1989
Alongtime San Fernando resident filed a 1,333-signature petition Monday that would prevent the City Council from acting on any land-use issue, from small zone changes to large redevelopment projects, without voter approval. San Fernando Mayor Daniel Acuna and City Clerk Donald E. Penman immediately discounted the sweeping initiative, saying it will almost certainly be declared illegal. One part of the petition seeks to "nullify any federal, state or local law or directive which is in conflict with the proposal."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1992
There is an urgent need for Hermosa Beach registered voters to sign the 100% Open Space Park Initiative Petition regarding the Biltmore site in order for the measure to qualify for the November ballot. We need about 800 more signatures in order to file the petition with the city clerk's office by the end of this month. I want to thank the approximately 1,500 voters who have already taken their precious time to sign the 100% Open Space Park Initiative. People will be circulating the petition at the Vons market at Pier Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach on weekdays from approximately 4 to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 1 to 8 p.m. We must all join together in this great endeavor to save the city-owned Biltmore site from being sold and developed for residential and commercial buildings.
WORLD
November 3, 2002 | From Reuters
Cuba's National Assembly met Saturday but did not discuss a pending dissident petition for moderate reforms of the island's one-party Communist government. The rubber-stamp legislature, which meets twice a year for a few days, unanimously approved a law granting private agricultural cooperatives greater profit incentives to spur food production in the economically battered country.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
OPINION
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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