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November 10, 1989 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The small talk at the lunch counter of the Desert Center Cafe grew as hot as the coffee steaming from the plastic mugs Thursday morning. "I tell you," snapped Kitty Morris, the cafe's middle-aged waitress, as she poured fresh coffee into the cups of her friends, Anita Harley and Jim Tomlinson. "I don't wanna be known as the biggest dumping ground in the world."
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October 29, 2003 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
More than 130 inmates have been transferred out of a privately run state prison in eastern Riverside County after a weekend riot there left two convicts dead and tensions at the low-security lockup unusually high. State corrections officials said a melee Saturday night at the prison in Eagle Mountain involved about 150 inmates and raged for 90 minutes before a warning shot fired into the ground by an off-duty correctional officer quelled the fighting.
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July 11, 1989 | JENIFER WARREN and JOHN H. LEE, Times Staff Writers
A riot that engulfed a rural Riverside County jail in flames and left 20 people injured was sparked by a handful of Latino inmates who taunted and hurled rocks at a group of black prisoners assembled outside a dormitory, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.
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November 28, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County cannot afford to build and operate an often-touted new jail in the Riverside desert, and instead should concentrate on developing a controversial site near Anaheim, county planners conclude in a draft report obtained Tuesday. The report acknowledges, however, that even that proposal--to build in Gypsum Canyon--comes with a huge and unresolved problem: The county has no way to pay for that facility either.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON
County administrators used flawed land-value estimates in a report that recommended rejecting a controversial desert jail proposal, county supervisors and Irvine Co. officials said Wednesday. Supervisor Don R. Roth, who has long touted the desert jail proposal, was so angered by the recommendation that he directed his staff to respond with its own price estimates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | LILY ENG and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County Supervisor Roger R. Stanton said Wednesday that county officials have no choice but to proceed with plans to build a new jail in Gypsum Canyon, now that voters have resoundingly defeated a countywide initiative that would have confined the facility to Santa Ana. But Stanton's colleague, Supervisor Don R.
NEWS
November 28, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County cannot afford to build and operate an often-touted new jail in the Riverside desert, and instead should concentrate on developing a controversial site near Anaheim, county planners conclude in a draft report obtained Tuesday. The report acknowledges, however, that even that proposal--to build in Gypsum Canyon--comes with a huge and unresolved problem: The county has no way to pay for that facility either.
NEWS
November 26, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, three of the five members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors have been on record saying that the solution to the county's jail overcrowding crisis is a huge new facility in Gypsum Canyon. So why haven't they built it? The answers are as simple as the issue is complicated: politics and money. The two supervisors who oppose Gypsum Canyon are enough to block a special vote to condemn the property and acquire the land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a historic occasion and, as such, deserved to be marked by the exchange of appropriate regalia. The Orange County supervisors got shoulder bags, T-shirts, poinsettia plants and tickets to San Diego Wild Animal Park. Their San Diego County counterparts got shoulder bags, pin sets and matchbook-sized, fold-out maps of Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1989
The Orange County Board of Supervisors will hold its first-ever joint meeting with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 28 to discuss jails, transportation, waste management and other regional concerns. "This is the first time that the two boards have met formally that I know of," said John Sibley of the county administrative office. Sibley said the board would hold its regularly scheduled meeting in Santa Ana, then board a van for the trip to San Diego.
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November 26, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, three of the five members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors have been on record saying that the solution to the county's jail overcrowding crisis is a huge new facility in Gypsum Canyon. So why haven't they built it? The answers are as simple as the issue is complicated: politics and money. The two supervisors who oppose Gypsum Canyon are enough to block a special vote to condemn the property and acquire the land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor Don R. Roth, expressing his deep disappointment in a county administrative office report that snubbed a desert jail proposal he strongly supports, led his colleagues Tuesday in sending the report back for more work. "I frankly expected much more from the county report," Roth said during a board session dominated by discussion of the controversial document. "I'm not sure what damage this report has done. . . . I just hope we can turn it around."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county administrative office report that recommended abandoning any further plans for a remote desert jail is "incomplete" and "inaccurate" in some of its assumptions, a local consultant who reviewed the report said Monday. John G. Rau, president of Placentia-based land-use consultants Ultra-Research Inc., said the county staff report misrepresents land values for Gypsum Canyon, a proposed jail site east of Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1990 | JIM NEWTON
County administrators used flawed land-value estimates in a report that recommended rejecting a controversial desert jail proposal, county supervisors and Irvine Co. officials said Wednesday. Supervisor Don R. Roth, who has long touted the desert jail proposal, was so angered by the recommendation that he directed his staff to respond with its own price estimates.
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August 21, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposed desert jail, long touted by Supervisor Don R. Roth as the solution to the county's skyrocketing inmate population, would be 10 times more expensive to operate than a local facility and should be dropped from consideration, according to a county report released Monday. Land values in the Riverside County desert near Indio are cheaper than the leading local site--a hotly contested area known as Gypsum Canyon, just east of Anaheim.
NEWS
July 3, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The distraught father of an inmate killed last week while fighting a Riverside County blaze said Monday he does not understand why his son was at the scene in the first place and demanded efforts by the state "to make sure this doesn't happen again." Victor Ferrera, 22, was one of two people killed in last week's rash of Southern California fires.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state bill that would have allowed Orange County residents to vote on a sales tax increase for a new jail this year was crafted through months of political maneuvering and horse-trading. It only took a few hours in a Sacramento courthouse last week for it all to unravel. A Sacramento County judge heard arguments before ruling that the bill was unconstitutional because it violated Proposition 13's requirement that a two-thirds majority approve new taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county administrative office report that recommended abandoning any further plans for a remote desert jail is "incomplete" and "inaccurate" in some of its assumptions, a local consultant who reviewed the report said Monday. John G. Rau, president of Placentia-based land-use consultants Ultra-Research Inc., said the county staff report misrepresents land values for Gypsum Canyon, a proposed jail site east of Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | LILY ENG and CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Orange County Supervisor Roger R. Stanton said Wednesday that county officials have no choice but to proceed with plans to build a new jail in Gypsum Canyon, now that voters have resoundingly defeated a countywide initiative that would have confined the facility to Santa Ana. But Stanton's colleague, Supervisor Don R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state bill that would have allowed Orange County residents to vote on a sales tax increase for a new jail this year was crafted through months of political maneuvering and horse-trading. It only took a few hours in a Sacramento courthouse last week for it all to unravel. A Sacramento County judge heard arguments before ruling that the bill was unconstitutional because it violated Proposition 13's requirement that a two-thirds majority approve new taxes.
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