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February 6, 1994
Way to go, Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach)! I understand his decision to leave his state Assembly seat this December will save us taxpayers close to $1 million. It's about time that the money coming out of our pockets is a primary concern for our elected officials. CHERI KETNER Newport Beach
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February 17, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Howard Seelye, 86, a former political writer for the Orange County edition of the Los Angeles Times, died Tuesday at his home in the northern San Diego County city of Fallbrook, after a short illness, according to his family. Seelye joined The Times in 1966 after serving as press secretary for Robert H. Finch during his successful race for lieutenant governor of California. At The Times, Seelye handled political coverage for the emerging Orange County edition. He worked at The Times until 1976, when he took early retirement and joined the staff of newly elected Rep. Robert E. Badham (R-Newport Beach)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2000
Re "Disabled Woman Takes Landmark Oath," Nov. 22: What a wonderful picture to see on the day before Thanksgiving. To Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), the Senate and President Clinton, this is an example of our government working together for the good of the people. DESIREE M. HOBSON-GARCIA San Pedro
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2000
Re "Disabled Woman Takes Landmark Oath," Nov. 22: What a wonderful picture to see on the day before Thanksgiving. To Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Newport Beach), the Senate and President Clinton, this is an example of our government working together for the good of the people. DESIREE M. HOBSON-GARCIA San Pedro
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1988
I'm thankful that state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) has, for the second time, withdrawn her ill-conceived Bolsa Chica developer-welfare bill, (SB 1517). Perhaps now Sen. Bergeson will help us with the ultimate solution to the Bolsa Chica problem--a public/private purchase of the entire 1,600-acre property for posterity. It will actually be cheaper this way. JAN D. VANDERSLOOT Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1990
Thank you for your article on state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach). Now I know who I will not vote for--although I have voted for Mrs. Bergeson in all her previous elections. (Bergeson is running for lieutenant governor.) I feel very strongly about the issue of abortion--we must preserve a woman's right to choose a safe, legal abortion if she feels it is the right choice for her. I will not vote for any candidate who opposes the right to choose. This may mean that I will vote for Democrats for the first time in my life!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
The Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday approved legislation that would create a new Orange County Transportation Agency with the power to plan the county's roads and operate its mass transit system. The bill, by Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach), was passed on an 11-0 vote and sent to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Ferguson's measure is similar to a bill by Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) that was approved last week by the Senate Transportation Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1989
Regarding the possible consolidation of the transportation agencies of Orange County: I don't think consolidation is good for the transit riders and taxpayers of Orange County. I don't know how it will affect the handicapped. I don't know how it will affect bus fares. County Supervisor Roger R. Stanton wants the handicapped and senior citizens to have free Dial-A-Ride and no van services for the general public. If van service is free for the handicapped and senior citizens, how much will bus service fares be?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1985
Watching Rep. Robert E. Badham (R-Newport Beach) try to cleanse himself of responsibility for the proposed offshore drilling is like watching a bird try to clean the oil off its feathers. It can't be done. Badham has defaulted on his constituents. Our slick congressman has had years to establish a Washington power base, but it seems familiarity has bred contempt. His posturing and grandstanding and junketing have been recognized by his peers. We had no one in Washington to speak for us and no one in Washington who felt it necessary to notify local officials about these negotiations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1989
Former Rep. Robert E. Badham (R-Newport Beach) was appointed to the state Board of Accountancy on Thursday by Gov. George Deukmejian. Badham, 60, who represented the 40th Congressional District, retired in January to open a firm that specializes in governmental lobbying. He was a member of Congress for 12 years after serving 13 years in the state Assembly. Badham was appointed to the accountancy board to replace Margarita F. Marshall-Hannen of Mill Valley, who resigned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1997
Thanks to The Times for its recent pieces on the need to repatriate some of the $3.5 billion in tax money that the state has pirated from local government. This arcane subject probably doesn't sell a lot of papers, but it's intensely important to Orange County taxpayers. None of your items mentioned the real heroes of the effort. They are Assemblywoman Marilyn C. Brewer (R-Newport Beach) and John Chamberlain, chairman of the tax equity committee of the Orange County Taxpayers Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1995
Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hubbard's Orange County Voices piece ("A Chance To Rethink El Toro's Fate," April 6) was right on target but I wish more light had been shed on a couple of issues. Remember Kobe, Japan, and then picture Orange County. Then think what 80 to 100 Marine helicopters could mean if the county suffered a similar massive earthquake. What good is El Toro if not for an airport? It is the only land remaining that could easily be adapted as a future Orange County airport and it is fairly certain that the present John Wayne Airport will be outgrown at some time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1994
Re "Orange County Files for Bankruptcy," Dec. 7: The "surprise" bankruptcy of Orange County should go down as another "day of infamy" as our Board of Supervisors slept. One should not be surprised that supervisors such as Thomas Riley and Harriett Wieder did not heed or understand the implications of the warnings sounded earlier this year. After all, these are the same supervisors who wasted $300 million on an inadequate, noisy airport rather than investing this money for an intercontinental airport that both Orange and San Diego counties need and that could have been located at the border between the two without seriously impacting existing communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1994
I commend you for your editorial "A New Hope for Ailing Schools" (July 14). Charter schools empower parents and teachers to provide the best learning environment for their students, unfettered by rules and regulations designed by people unfamiliar with the unique student population served locally. Charter schools are a challenge to parents and teachers and require a dedication and commitment to success that demands many hours of hard work and full cooperation among school site personnel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1994
The time has come for Orange County to extend the forward thinking it has demonstrated in the development of organizations like Partnership 2010 and the Orange County Development Consortium to its colleges and universities. We may be able to keep a business from leaving Orange County, but if there are no skilled employees to work at that company, we have not succeeded in strengthening the county's economy. Proposition 1C, the Higher Education Facilities Bond Act, is a step toward proactively maintaining the superior quality of Orange County's colleges and universities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
California's reputation as a leader in public higher education is in jeopardy unless we in Orange County and others around the state pull together to make a difference. We can start on June 7 by voting "yes" on Proposition 1C, the Higher Education Facilities Bond Act, which will restore the greatness of California public education and improve the state's respected place in the education community. Proposition 1C will provide $900 million in new investment bonds for improvements in classrooms, libraries, research centers and other facilities at our community colleges and public universities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989 | Associated Press
The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would let Orange County residents vote on a proposal to raise their sales taxes to pay for new jail and courthouse facilities. By a 26-6 vote, the Senate approved the bill by Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) that would allow the county, with approval from most of its voters, to impose a half-cent sales tax. The tax would be used to pay off bonds issued to build and furnish juvenile and adult detention facilities and courthouse structures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
Your article, "O.C's Bergeson Has Proved a Capitol Asset, (Feb.13)," lists legislative accomplishments of our state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach). It does not mention "The Bergeson Act." Naming a law after one of its members is a special way in which legislators honor a colleague. Offhand, I can't think of anyone else Orange County currently sends to Sacramento that has been so honored. "The Bergeson Act" is the California Teacher Credentialing law of 1988. It has had two effects--one intended, the other not. The intended effect was to boost teacher standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994
Way to go, Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach)! I understand his decision to leave his state Assembly seat this December will save us taxpayers close to $1 million. It's about time that the money coming out of our pockets is a primary concern for our elected officials. CHERI KETNER Newport Beach
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