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June 8, 2006
-- Supervisor District 2 -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % John M.W. Moorlach 54,018 70 David J. Shawver 23,668 30 -- -- District 4 -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Chris Norby 35,421 72 Rosie Espinoza 13,640 28 -- -- District 5 -- -- 100% Precincts Reporting Votes % Patricia C. Bates 34,074 44 Cathryn Deyoung 28,920 38 Eddie Rose 8,495 11 Gary V. Miller 5,500 7 -- ...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
A committee of Orange County Republican leaders voted Monday to give Sheriff Michael S. Carona one more chance to win the party's endorsement. Carona barely missed being endorsed by the local GOP last month after his reelection was opposed by several party members. They argued in favor of sheriff's Lt. Bill Hunt, a rival candidate endorsed by the county deputies union.
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September 7, 2005 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County sheriff's captain was charged Tuesday with illegally soliciting 16 colleagues for donations to the reelection campaign of Sheriff Michael S. Carona. The state attorney general's office charged Capt. Christine Murray with 16 misdemeanor counts of soliciting political contributions from other Sheriff's Department employees. She is to be formally arraigned Sept. 28.
OPINION
May 25, 2006
SO many scandals have engulfed Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona in recent years that it can be difficult to remember that he was elected as a progressive-minded sheriff. In his seven years on the job, Carona has improved conditions at the jail, emphasizing reform over punishment. His latest plan would allow low-risk female inmates who have children to live in supervised houses with their children and take parenting and job-training classes. Carona is a likable man with good ideas.
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March 17, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
A supporter of the Orange County sheriff's reelection bid filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the ballot statement of a rival candidate that calls the sheriff's term a "failure" marked by "scandal after scandal." At a hearing scheduled for Monday, Aliso Viejo voter Ronald Young, who favors incumbent Michael S. Carona, wants a Superior Court judge to strike a sentence from the ballot statement of Sheriff's Lt. Bill Hunt of San Clemente.
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September 17, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona tapped two longtime department veterans Friday to become his new assistants -- a position that became a source of controversy. One of his former assistants, George Jaramillo, is facing bribery charges. A second, Donald Haidl, resigned earlier this year to focus on his son's legal problems. Both were Carona confidantes who came from outside the rank and file of the Sheriff's Department.
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August 13, 2005 | Christine Hanley and Jean Pasco, Times Staff Writers
A top deputy to Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona announced Friday that he will retire next month, becoming the second assistant sheriff in a week to depart abruptly. Assistant Sheriff Doug Storm, a 32-year veteran who had talked publicly and to colleagues about retiring this winter or next year, will step down Sept. 2, according to a one-page resignation letter he sent to Carona and division commanders.
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July 2, 2005 | Christine Hanley and Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writers
A 32-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is the second candidate to declare that he'll take on Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona next year. Sheriff's Commander Ralph W. Martin, who heads a patrol division overseeing about 2,000 employees, has not previously sought elected office.
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