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September 15, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Life, as the late John Lennon famously put it, is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. Witness Mike Pringle. While focused on impressing the NFL, the former Granada Hills Kennedy High and Cal State Fullerton running back just happened to run for more yards than any other player in Canadian Football League history. He set records. He won championships. He twice was named the CFL's most outstanding player. He had his number retired. Pringle never did make it back to the NFL -- as a rookie, he'd played in three games with the Atlanta Falcons in 1990 -- but Saturday in Hamilton, Canada, the greatest runner in CFL history will be inducted along with four others, among them Doug Flutie, into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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February 15, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
This is what potato chip politics looks like: Upset with the internal struggles of Kettle owner Diamond Foods, Pringles is abandoning its would-be buyer and running off with Kellogg Co. instead. Pringles, which is owned by Procter & Gamble and makes stacked potato crisps served out of a long canister, offered itself up to Kellogg's for nearly $2.7 billion in cash. The deal is expected to close this summer; Kellogg's said it would welcome Pringles' 1,700 employees. Two of Procter & Gamble's manufacturing facilities - in Tennessee and Belgium - are also included in the deal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1998
I am appalled that we let politicians like Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) continue to run for office. Men like this who turn the American voters against someone honest and trustworthy like state Treasurer-elect Phil Angelides deserve to lose whatever office they're running for. If more lawsuits were threatened for politicians like this, our government would turn into the democratic haven originally planned by our founding fathers in...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2010 | By Rich Connell and Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The state attorney general has concluded that the mayor of Anaheim and members of the Los Angeles County and Orange County transportation boards may not serve simultaneously on California's High-Speed Rail Authority board. The formal opinion, issued Wednesday, was prompted by a controversy over the multiple public hats worn by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and Los Angeles County transportation official Richard Katz. The opinion says that serving in leadership positions at local agencies that are coordinating routes and station development for the proposed $43-billion bullet train is legally "incompatible" with an appointment to the rail board under state law. In addition, an official is deemed to have forfeited his or her first public office upon assuming a second, impermissible office, the state lawyers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997
In Curt Pringle's Column Right, April 22, he says that the Republicans "believe that all citizens, naturalized or native-born, bear a civic obligation to register and vote." Isn't that the same Pringle that, along with the Orange County Republican Party, was sued and had to concede to a monetary settlement for having security guards challenging voters in the predominantly Latino precincts in Santa Ana? Robert K. Dornan is just continuing with the same tack that Pringle began. By doing so, they hope to discourage Latino voters and inflame the rest of the populace against them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995
Re "League of Women Voters Accused of Bias," May 5: Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) and like-minded Republicans place themselves in interesting company when they attack the League of Women Voters for taking a stand in support of Measure R, the half-cent sales tax increase Orange County voters must decide on June 27. It was only a few years ago that redoubtable Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) was railing against the league for its position on reapportionment, and suggesting that we all return to our kitchens!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
You recently published that Democratic candidate for state treasurer, Phil Angelides, is raising 1988's poll guard voter intimidation issue against his GOP opponent, Curt Pringle ("Democrats Seek to Present Pringle's Past," Oct. 18). You fail to mention the rest of the story. It is so shameful even Pringle tries to disavow it, but more than reminders by campaign contenders keep alive the memory of this 10-year-old episode. Thousands of Orange County polling place workers have been trained ever since to spot any repetition of this kind of attack on the right to vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1996 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the local cafe, lunchtime topics often begin and end with the virtues of the turkey melt, one of the most delectable items on a menu that many know by heart. But recently, the conversation veered into much more distressing territory. On this particular sun-dappled afternoon, the topic involved Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) and his purported efforts to torpedo the town's water district. As happens with most issues here, the debate was raging at the Pali Cafe. Pringle, leader of the Assembly's Republican majority, had set off a firestorm in this tiny community by threatening to merge its longtime water district with a larger, far more powerful agency, perhaps in Irvine or Rancho Santa Margarita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1989
It is unfortunate that former Sen. William Proxmire's "Golden Fleece Award," given in recognition of acts wasting taxpayers' money, is not awarded to members of the California Legislature. Otherwise, Rep. Curt Pringle would doubtlessly win the award for his bill commemorating President Reagan's "illustrious service to our country." Is Pringle going to represent his constituents, or the leaders of the Orange County Republican Party? SUZANNE HAYWARD Newport Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1990
Your article, "Democrats Take Aim at Pringle" (Dec. 29), misleads on several issues. You state, "Local Democrats promised Thursday to use the explosive issue as the most potent weapon to defeat state Assemblyman Curt Pringle." This, of course, refers to Pringle's posting of security guards at polling places in Latino neighborhoods in the November, 1988, election. However, we local Democrats have promised since Nov. 8, 1988, the date Pringle perpetrated this illegal and immoral act, to use this issue to defeat him. Your article also does a disservice to the only actual Democratic candidate for the seat, Jerry Yudelson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2010 | By Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
Two prominent California High-Speed Rail Authority leaders who are already under scrutiny for holding potentially "incompatible" public offices have received tens of thousands of dollars in consulting fees from firms with financial interests in the $43-billion project. Rail board chairman and Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, a public affairs consultant, has been an advisor to a major construction supplier that owns property along proposed bullet train routes, records and interviews show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2010 | Dan Weikel and Rich Connell, Los Angeles Times
Amid budget talks last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders tried to ease restrictions in a state conflict-of-interest law so that two prominent officials from Anaheim and Los Angeles could remain on the board of the California high-speed rail project. Their attempt to retain Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and Richard Katz, a member of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, would have been tacked onto the state budget bill. However, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2010 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times Community activists from Orange County sent complaints to the state attorney general this week, alleging that two prominent transportation leaders from Los Angeles and Anaheim have conflicts of interest because they sit on the board of the California high speed rail project while holding other public offices. Tony Bushala, a Fullerton businessman, and Denis Fitzgerald, a mayoral candidate in Anaheim, are seeking an investigation of Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, the chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority board, and Richard Katz, a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2009 | Joe Mozingo
Los Angeles Times staff writer Paul Pringle has won a George Polk Award for investigative stories that "revealed potential corruption" in California's largest union local, it was announced today.
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September 15, 2008 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Life, as the late John Lennon famously put it, is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. Witness Mike Pringle. While focused on impressing the NFL, the former Granada Hills Kennedy High and Cal State Fullerton running back just happened to run for more yards than any other player in Canadian Football League history. He set records. He won championships. He twice was named the CFL's most outstanding player. He had his number retired. Pringle never did make it back to the NFL -- as a rookie, he'd played in three games with the Atlanta Falcons in 1990 -- but Saturday in Hamilton, Canada, the greatest runner in CFL history will be inducted along with four others, among them Doug Flutie, into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Pringles, Procter & Gamble Co.'s salty snack stacked in a tube, are not potato chips, a London judge ruled Friday in a tax dispute. Pringles don't fulfill the legal definition of "potato crisp," the British term for "chip," allowing them to be sold tax-free in Britain, Justice Nicholas Warren at the High Court in London ruled. Under the law, most food is exempt from Britain's 17.5% sales tax.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1996
So, Curt Pringle wants $450,000 in emergency funds to replace the Assembly Republican Victory Fund (Dec. 22). Lest we forget the six-digit funds spent to unseat and recall Republican Doris Allen as Assembly speaker (the first moderate in 25 years), and continuing to the next, Brian Setencich. The days of accepting extremism in the Republican Party are no longer acceptable by the voters. We're unfortunate to have not had an ear to moderation in the GOP, as our party has lost it in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1998
I think Curt Pringle's malicious and misleading remarks, during his unsuccessful run for the treasurer of California, toward Phil Angelides' Laguna West deal were calculated and willful. I don't believe for one second that his accusations were in good faith. Now he apologizes because he is being presented with a lawsuit (Nov. 12). I guess the security guard incident in Santa Ana, which the Republican Party paid $400,000 to settle, put enough fear in him to deliver his disingenuous apology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
William Fitzgerald, spokesman for an Anaheim watchdog group, will run for mayor against incumbent Curt Pringle in November, city officials said Friday. When Councilman Harry Sidhu chose not to enter the race last month, it appeared that Pringle would run unopposed. "I wasn't about to run if Sidhu had run," said Fitzgerald, a retired businessman and spokesman for Anaheim Home Owners Maintaining Their Environment. "I didn't want to be a spoiler."
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