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December 14, 1989 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana has emerged as the power behind the scenes in the redistricting plan submitted to a federal court Wednesday as a possible settlement of a lawsuit seeking to increase Latino political clout. Dana, sometimes working alone and sometimes with the county's political consultant, drafted the plan that provides political security for himself and three colleagues at the expense of his one-time mentor, Supervisor Pete Schabarum.
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September 1, 2001 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State lawmakers proposed new political boundaries Friday for California's congressional delegation that would create a new, Latino-majority district in Los Angeles County but overall have limited impact on the partisan balance of the House. The proposal--backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders--is designed to increase the Democratic edge in the state delegation by just one seat--to 33 Democrats and 20 Republicans.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Instead of walking precincts today, rivals in the runoff for Los Angeles County's 1st District supervisorial seat will be sitting in a federal courtroom hoping that a judge will not throw out Tuesday's election results. Sarah Flores, seeking to become the first Latino on the Board of Supervisors, said Wednesday that she will petition U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon to allow her to argue that the election results should be allowed to stand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2001 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a redistricting plan that barely alters the shape of their districts, sparking complaints that it discriminates against minorities and a promise by activists to appeal to the U.S. Department of Justice. The most significant of the proposed changes is the transfer of Walnut from Supervisor Mike Antonovich's district to Supervisor Gloria Molina's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors hired seven private law firms and spent at least $6 million in fighting the voting-rights lawsuit that paved the way for today's historic election that is expected to place a Latino on the board. The bill is likely to grow by several million dollars because the county is required to pay the legal costs of the victorious plaintiffs. A review of the county's costs to date shows that $4.
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March 10, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County Supervisor Pete Schabarum's decision not to seek reelection set off a shiver of anticipation late Friday in the Latino political community, which has long coveted his 1st District seat. Prospective candidates were expected to gather this weekend to try to thrash out their differences and unify behind one standard-bearer. Rep.
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June 5, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During Los Angeles County's historic voting rights trial, an attorney argued before U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon that the 1990s will produce a "different kind of Hispanic candidate . . . maybe even Republican, like Sarah Flores and Gaddi Vasquez." "Or . . . I just can't resist it," Kenyon interrupted, "(like) Supervisor Schabarum."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor Deane Dana took a helicopter tour. Supervisor Ed Edelman took out subscriptions to community newspapers. And Supervisor Mike Antonovich hired Sarah Flores, who is popular in new portions of his district. In recent weeks, Los Angeles County supervisors have hurriedly taken such steps to familiarize themselves with their redefined districts--and to make themselves known to their new constituents.
NEWS
September 1, 2001 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State lawmakers proposed new political boundaries Friday for California's congressional delegation that would create a new, Latino-majority district in Los Angeles County but overall have limited impact on the partisan balance of the House. The proposal--backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders--is designed to increase the Democratic edge in the state delegation by just one seat--to 33 Democrats and 20 Republicans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1992 | HENRY CHU
Nearly two months after a redistricting battle pitted her against many San Fernando Valley organizations, Los Angeles school board President Leticia Quezada is scheduled to address a major Valley business coalition today to discuss the recent remapping and its implications. The board of directors of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., an organization representing more than 300 corporations and businesses, will hear from Quezada during a lunch in Universal City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Girding for the possibility that his bill to break up the Los Angeles school district could be rejected by a key Assembly committee today, state Sen. David A. Roberti said he may take the issue directly to voters. The breakup drive suffered a setback Tuesday when the Los Angeles City Council refused to endorse Roberti's legislation, which would establish a commission to split up the 640,000-student system into units of no more than 100,000 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1885, Los Angeles County supervisors presided over 70,000 people. The county's population was smaller than that of Omaha, Neb. The county board was responsible for, among other things, preventing dogs from injuring sheep. And it had five members. Today, the supervisors oversee a $13-billion budget and 8.9 million people--larger than the population of most states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1992 | HENRY CHU
Nearly two months after a redistricting battle pitted her against many San Fernando Valley organizations, Los Angeles school board President Leticia Quezada is scheduled to address a major Valley business coalition today to discuss the recent remapping and its implications. The board of directors of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., an organization representing more than 300 corporations and businesses, will hear from Quezada during a lunch in Universal City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly 40 years after the landmark Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education ruling forbade racial segregation in public schools, San Fernando Valley parents and community leaders who advocate secession from the massive Los Angeles Unified School District could see their cause run aground on the same issue, legal experts say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1992 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Tuesday's primary election, voters will find new districts and new faces, and some of the better-known old faces won't be there--all the result of a once-a-decade reshuffling of California's political deck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1992
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave final approval to a November ballot measure that would expand the board. On a 3-to-2 vote, with supervisors Deane Dana and Mike Antonovich dissenting, the board approved placing two expansion plans on the November ballot. One would increase the board from five members to seven; the other from five to nine. The proposals, initially approved by the board on April 14, still must be reviewed by the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1885. Los Angeles County, with 67,416 residents, was less populous than Omaha, Neb., and was governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors. Today, 107 years later, the county has a population of 8.8 million--more than many states. And it is still governed by five supervisors. But that soon may go the way of the orange groves and the rancheros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maps of two competing proposals to increase the number of seats on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hinge on an intricate dissection of the San Fernando Valley. The proposed plans, to be considered by the supervisors Tuesday, show an anvil-shaped section of the minority-dominated northeast Valley tied by a narrow, snaking swath of land to downtown Los Angeles and Latino enclaves more than 25 miles to the south.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992 | AMY PYLE
A final vote on plans to expand the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was postponed a week because two supervisors were ill Tuesday. The proposals would let voters decide in November whether to create either seven or nine districts instead of the present five. The proposals were approved by supervisors on a 3-2 vote two weeks ago, but require a second affirmative vote before they are final. They must also be reviewed by the U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1992 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maps of two competing proposals to increase the number of seats on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hinge on an intricate dissection of the San Fernando Valley. The proposed plans, to be considered by the supervisors Tuesday, show an anvil-shaped section of the minority-dominated northeast Valley tied by a narrow, snaking swath of land to downtown Los Angeles and Latino enclaves more than 25 miles to the south.
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