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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989
I would like to commend Randy Garell, the president of Grant Boys, for his decision to stop selling semiautomatic assault weapons after the Stockton tragedy. I see this as a brave move on his part in face of potential criticism from other dealers and customers. Preventing incidents such as this and others like the San Ysidro McDonald's shooting seems to require a complete overhaul of society which we as individuals certainly feel powerless to bring about. His definitive action opens my eyes to the value in claiming the share of power we each do have and wielding it conscientiously.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1989
Our readers wrote letters throughout 1989 expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters. We appreciate their taking the time to share their viewpoints and look forward to hearing from more of them in 1990. Randy Garell's decision to discontinue the sale of assault weapons is obviously not going to get him the presidency of the National Rifle Assn., but it did earn tremendous respect from me. The majority of his business associates and the NRA will remember his stand on these weapons long after those of us who applaud his decision will.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1989
Our readers wrote letters throughout 1989 expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters. We appreciate their taking the time to share their viewpoints and look forward to hearing from more of them in 1990. Randy Garell's decision to discontinue the sale of assault weapons is obviously not going to get him the presidency of the National Rifle Assn., but it did earn tremendous respect from me. The majority of his business associates and the NRA will remember his stand on these weapons long after those of us who applaud his decision will.
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February 23, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
On the issue of gun control, at least, I wish Randy Garell were President of the United States instead of George Bush. The National Rifle Assn. should wish the same thing. Garell, you will recall, is the Costa Mesa gun store owner who got national attention by banning assault rifles from his stock after a crazed young man used such a weapon to mow down a schoolyard full of children.
NEWS
February 23, 1989 | JOSEPH N. BELL
On the issue of gun control, at least, I wish Randy Garell were President of the United States instead of George Bush. The National Rifle Assn. should wish the same thing. Garell, you will recall, is the Costa Mesa gun store owner who got national attention by banning assault rifles from his stock after a crazed young man used such a weapon to mow down a schoolyard full of children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989
Congress members in Washington and state legislators in California should be as fearless and quick on the draw in taking action banning the sale of military assault weapons as was Randy Garell, president of the Grant Boys store in Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1992 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Business owner Randy Garell wants to find some humor in the continuing construction on Newport Boulevard that has hit his and other stores on the street almost harder than the economy. A sign posted at his business, the Grant Boys, Thursday suggests that the best way to avoid the traffic hassles caused by the construction is to arrive by helicopter. "We've been bracing ourselves for months now, but the reality is hard to take," Garell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
Randy Garell is urging his fellow owners of businesses in the city to attend tonight's Planning Commission meeting, at which a new sign ordinance will be discussed. "It's critical that we all show up and listen to what the commission is going to vote on," said Garell, a member of the sign ordinance review committee. "We should all get involved in helping to write the ordinance rather than complaining after it's etched in stone."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1991 | MARY ANNE PEREZ
Merchants in the downtown area have received another grant from the city to help promote their businesses during Costa Mesa Freeway construction, which has kept many customers out of the area. The City Council this week allocated $8,000 to the Downtown Merchants Assn. to help defray advertising costs while additional work on the freeway extension project gets under way. Including the recent grant, the city has given $20,000 this year to help the merchants advertise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989
I would like to commend Randy Garell, the president of Grant Boys, for his decision to stop selling semiautomatic assault weapons after the Stockton tragedy. I see this as a brave move on his part in face of potential criticism from other dealers and customers. Preventing incidents such as this and others like the San Ysidro McDonald's shooting seems to require a complete overhaul of society which we as individuals certainly feel powerless to bring about. His definitive action opens my eyes to the value in claiming the share of power we each do have and wielding it conscientiously.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1995 | TOM RAGAN
The Planning Commission has given initial approval to a sign ordinance that would allow businesses to put up banners 90 days a year--34 more days than merchants are currently allowed. Commissioners on Monday voted 4 to 1 for the law, with Walt Davenport casting the dissenting vote. The planning staff now will begin to write the ordinance, which ultimately will go before the City Council for final action.
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