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June 13, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times County Bureau Chief
Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley, discussing his retirement publicly for the first time, said Friday that he will not run for reelection in 1990 if two pet projects are completed or well under way. "I'll go out unless I don't get the airport terminal or the San Joaquin Corridor," Riley said in an interview. Riley, who turns 74 on July 6, is the county's oldest and most senior supervisor.
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February 9, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ralph B. Clark is remembered for a lot in Orange County. He was a gas station owner and a working man's Democrat who entered politics nearly 24 years ago as the mayor of Anaheim. Then, the burly Irishman--affectionately nicknamed "The Big Guy"--went on to serve as a county supervisor through 16 years of dramatic change. When Supervisor Clark became the first chairman of the Orange County Transit District in 1971, it had only five buses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Orange County transportation officials are scheduled to review a $4-million agreement today to buy a fleet of "SuperBuses" from a Northern California company whose financial background has stirred questions. No matter what contract recommendations the officials make, they are likely to require that companies involved in future Orange County Transportation Authority deals be placed under a more intense financial scrutiny.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Orange County transportation officials are scheduled to review a $4-million agreement today to buy a fleet of "SuperBuses" from a Northern California company whose financial background has stirred questions. No matter what contract recommendations the officials make, they are likely to require that companies involved in future Orange County Transportation Authority deals be placed under a more intense financial scrutiny.
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February 9, 1992 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ralph B. Clark is remembered for a lot in Orange County. He was a gas station owner and a working man's Democrat who entered politics nearly 24 years ago as the mayor of Anaheim. Then, the burly Irishman--affectionately nicknamed "The Big Guy"--went on to serve as a county supervisor through 16 years of dramatic change. When Supervisor Clark became the first chairman of the Orange County Transit District in 1971, it had only five buses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK
Known by his silver hair, his homespun charm and his affectionate nickname as "The Big Guy," Ralph B. Clark was once considered one of Orange County's most invincible politicians. He served on the Board of Supervisors for 16 years and before that was a councilman and mayor in Anaheim. He built his constituency by attending to details, such as making sure the sidewalks and street gutters remained in good repair.
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February 1, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
A chorus of officials joined the call Friday for an investigation into the finances of a company that holds a $4-million non-competitive agreement to build "SuperBuses" for the Orange County Transportation Authority. "I'm totally supportive of a review," said Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young, who serves on the 12-member OCTA board.
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January 31, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The company that recently won a $4-million contract to supply innovative "SuperBuses" to Orange County was accused last year of skipping out on its rent, and some of its officers are being sued for fraud in unrelated business deals, court records here show. Orange County Transportation Authority officials say they were unaware that SuperBus Inc.
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February 27, 1988
Address: 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park Phone number: (714) 670-8045 Recreational facilities: Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, formerly Los Coyotes Regional Park, offers picnic areas, hiking and bicycling trails and children's playgrounds. Team sports facilities include two sand volleyball courts, three softball fields and a baseball diamond. There are four tennis courts, a stocked three-acre lake and an outdoor amphitheater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1986 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times County Bureau Chief
Ralph Beach Clark was on a roll. He had talked about being born in Columbus, Ohio, his schooling at Loyola High School and Loyola University in Los Angeles, his move to Anaheim to run a gas station--and now he was describing his move into public life. "This is something I got into accidentally," Clark said. "I was an independent service station dealer. I ran my own business.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
A chorus of officials joined the call Friday for an investigation into the finances of a company that holds a $4-million non-competitive agreement to build "SuperBuses" for the Orange County Transportation Authority. "I'm totally supportive of a review," said Santa Ana Mayor Daniel H. Young, who serves on the 12-member OCTA board.
NEWS
January 31, 1992 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The company that recently won a $4-million contract to supply innovative "SuperBuses" to Orange County was accused last year of skipping out on its rent, and some of its officers are being sued for fraud in unrelated business deals, court records here show. Orange County Transportation Authority officials say they were unaware that SuperBus Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK
Known by his silver hair, his homespun charm and his affectionate nickname as "The Big Guy," Ralph B. Clark was once considered one of Orange County's most invincible politicians. He served on the Board of Supervisors for 16 years and before that was a councilman and mayor in Anaheim. He built his constituency by attending to details, such as making sure the sidewalks and street gutters remained in good repair.
NEWS
February 27, 1988
Address: 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park Phone number: (714) 670-8045 Recreational facilities: Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, formerly Los Coyotes Regional Park, offers picnic areas, hiking and bicycling trails and children's playgrounds. Team sports facilities include two sand volleyball courts, three softball fields and a baseball diamond. There are four tennis courts, a stocked three-acre lake and an outdoor amphitheater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times County Bureau Chief
Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley, discussing his retirement publicly for the first time, said Friday that he will not run for reelection in 1990 if two pet projects are completed or well under way. "I'll go out unless I don't get the airport terminal or the San Joaquin Corridor," Riley said in an interview. Riley, who turns 74 on July 6, is the county's oldest and most senior supervisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1986 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times County Bureau Chief
Ralph Beach Clark was on a roll. He had talked about being born in Columbus, Ohio, his schooling at Loyola High School and Loyola University in Los Angeles, his move to Anaheim to run a gas station--and now he was describing his move into public life. "This is something I got into accidentally," Clark said. "I was an independent service station dealer. I ran my own business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1988
County officials Saturday will dedicate and open to the public the Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center, a $1-million museum that will house and display fossil specimens found in the Ralph B. Clark Regional Park. Displays in the 5,600-square-foot museum feature the skeleton of a saber tooth cat attacking a Pleistocene-era horse and the bones of a llama-like camel. The park, named for the former member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, is at 8800 Rosecrans Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1987
Ground-breaking ceremonies were held Monday for a $1.9-million recreation facility at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park that will be able to accommodate softball leagues from throughout the northern part of county. Construction is scheduled to begin in December, with completion scheduled for September, county officials said.
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