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December 30, 1999 | RUSS STANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came cattle ranchers, then orange growers. Both gave way to railroad barons, followed closely by real estate speculators who brought in home builders, merchants and manufacturers. Like much of the American West, Orange County followed a familiar pattern of commercial development through the 1800s and the early part of this century.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1999 | RUSS STANTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came cattle ranchers, then orange growers. Both gave way to railroad barons, followed closely by real estate speculators who brought in home builders, merchants and manufacturers. Like much of the American West, Orange County followed a familiar pattern of commercial development through the 1800s and the early part of this century.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991
The parade of politicos who were graciously given priority to address the Board of Supervisors at the sheriff's hearing were best represented by Ray Watson, mayor of the city of Walnut. Watson succinctly expressed the racist and bigoted sentiment of these bedroom-community havens for the affluent by identifying "illegal aliens" as the real problem and by calling for their deportation. Watson bragged of being a retired deputy sheriff and of having spent a number of those years training deputies.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | STEVE HIRANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seven first-time candidates filed nomination papers for a Nov. 3 special election to fill the City Council vacancy created by Councilman Ray T. Watson's death. The winner will serve the remaining three years of Watson's second four-year term, which expires Nov. 7, 1995. Watson died of a heart attack in June. The field includes two women--an African-American and a Chinese-American--each hoping to become the first minority woman elected to the council.
NEWS
May 3, 1987 | JOHN O'DELL, Assistant Business Editor
They've come to Orange County in droves in the past two decades; businesses big and small. There were almost 50,000 of them at last count. And each year, hundreds more arrive; finding in Orange County the climate, the skilled labor pool, the living conditions, the proximity to major national and international markets and financial centers that make this area one of the prime business addresses in the world.
NEWS
August 13, 1992 | STEVE HIRANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seven first-time candidates filed nomination papers for a Nov. 3 special election to fill the City Council vacancy created by Councilman Ray T. Watson's death. The winner will serve the remaining three years of Watson's second four-year term, which expires Nov. 7, 1995. Watson died of a heart attack in June. The field includes two women--an African-American and a Chinese-American--each hoping to become the first minority woman elected to the council.
NEWS
December 10, 1992
Jack Isett has been sworn in as a city council member, replacing Councilman Ray Watson, who died June 18. Isett was elected to the council in November.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1986
Will there be more or less traffic congestion in Newport Beach after the Irvine Co. completes the traffic improvements it has agreed to build and completes the residential and resort development along Pelican Hill Road? The Irvine Co. says less. Allan Beek says more. Both use as their source the city's official EIR (environmental impact report). These are the facts: The EIR and the city's traffic consultants have clearly said that the combination of the additional square footage in Newport Center and the traffic improvements paid for by the Irvine Co. will reduce traffic congestion in Newport Beach.
NEWS
February 4, 1990
Walnut students interested in entering the annual California-Nevada Lions International Student Speakers Contest must submit applications by Feb. 15. Students will vie for up to $12,000 in scholarships by giving speeches on this year's subject: "What the American Flag Means to Me." The student speaker contest, hosted by the Walnut Lions Club, will begin at the Walnut City Community Center Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
Prominent local citizens may soon see their names on city street signs as part of a plan under consideration by city officials. The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to change the names of several streets in the Gartel-Fuerte area. Council members did not mention anyone by name, but there was a suggestion from a man in the audience who said the honor should go to two members of the Planning Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991
The parade of politicos who were graciously given priority to address the Board of Supervisors at the sheriff's hearing were best represented by Ray Watson, mayor of the city of Walnut. Watson succinctly expressed the racist and bigoted sentiment of these bedroom-community havens for the affluent by identifying "illegal aliens" as the real problem and by calling for their deportation. Watson bragged of being a retired deputy sheriff and of having spent a number of those years training deputies.
NEWS
May 3, 1987 | JOHN O'DELL, Assistant Business Editor
They've come to Orange County in droves in the past two decades; businesses big and small. There were almost 50,000 of them at last count. And each year, hundreds more arrive; finding in Orange County the climate, the skilled labor pool, the living conditions, the proximity to major national and international markets and financial centers that make this area one of the prime business addresses in the world.
NEWS
August 30, 1990
Spurred by a recent proliferation of illegal signs, the city will bolster its effort to tear down the unauthorized displays and work toward putting a heavier bite on offenders. The City Council last week approved reassigning a 20-hour-per-week administrative intern to weekend sign ordinance enforcement through September, when a tougher sign-law measure is expected to be proposed.
NEWS
May 17, 1992
St. Lorenzo Catholic Church scored a minor victory last week as the City Council agreed to appoint a council member to a committee to oversee design of a new church building. The panel, which will include members of the Planning Commission, city staff and church representatives, will review design proposals for the new facility on the northeast corner of Lemon Avenue and Meadowpass Road.
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