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August 10, 1992 | JOHN NEEDHAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighty degrees hot. Sixty percent humid. Go to a beach, find an air-conditioned movie theater, do anything but stand out here in front of the school district headquarters waving signs, chanting and wilting. But no, that would be the easy thing to do. The Orange Unified School District board members, who over the years have rivaled Frank Sinatra in the ability to do things their way, are again under siege.
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November 28, 1995
Voters in the 67th Assembly District go to the polls today to decide whether Assemblywoman Doris Allen (R-Cypress) should be recalled and to elect a successor if she is. Polls Open: 7 a.m. Polls Close: 8 p.m. Absentee ballots issued: 30,008 Absentee ballots cast (as of Nov. 23): 19,171 * Voters can turn in absentee ballots at polls today. * Voters must vote "yes" or "no" on recall in order for their vote for a replacement candidate to be counted.
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June 17, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling her a traitor to her party, an influential Republican organization voted unanimously Friday to back a recall effort against Assembly Speaker Doris Allen (R-Cypress) and vowed to spend $50,000 to oust her from office. * Three Orange County Republican lawmakers urged the Lincoln Club to help recall Allen, who two weeks ago became the first GOP Assembly Speaker in a quarter-century and the first woman ever elected to the post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in northwestern Orange County go to the polls today to determine the future of embattled former Assembly Speaker Doris Allen in a high-profile recall election and to select a possible successor. Allen (R-Cypress) acknowledges she is a tremendous underdog, but said Monday that a large voter turnout might enable her to beat the odds and remain in office. "It's about 50-50," said the 13-year incumbent, who represents the overwhelmingly Republican 67th Assembly district.
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November 13, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the experts and opinion polls are right, Orange County's bankruptcy stirred such unparalleled public fury that elected officials should be pondering futures outside government. But so far, that anger has generated little in the way of grass-roots political upheaval. Despite the county's reputation as a hotbed for recall activism, all four attempts to oust politicians involved in the financial crisis have failed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1995
Voters in the 67th Assembly District go to the polls today to decide whether Assemblywoman Doris Allen (R-Cypress) should be recalled and to elect a successor if she is. Polls Open: 7 a.m. Polls Close: 8 p.m. Absentee ballots issued: 30,008 Absentee ballots cast (as of Nov. 23): 19,171 * Voters can turn in absentee ballots at polls today. * Voters must vote "yes" or "no" on recall in order for their vote for a replacement candidate to be counted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recall effort against County Supervisor William G. Steiner failed Monday because backers of the movement did not meet legal requirements to put the issue on a ballot. Stuart Stitch, a spokesman for the Orange County Recalls Committee, said the problem was largely financial, explaining that the group did not have enough money to publish a public notice of the recall in a local newspaper, as required by law. "We don't have that many donations coming in," Stitch said.
NEWS
September 8, 1995
The committee seeking a recall of Assembly Speaker Doris Allen said that on Monday, it will submit the last of the signatures required to put the issue on the Nov. 7 ballot. The Cypress Republican was targeted for recall in June when she joined 39 Democrats in the Assembly to win election as speaker. Backed by several Orange County Republicans, leaders of the campaign against Allen have said they will have more than the required 25,606 signatures Monday.
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September 12, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a mushrooming recall campaign, Speaker Doris Allen said Monday she will consider stepping down this week from the Assembly's top post if she cannot secure commitments for the cash she'll need to fight the effort to oust her. But the embattled Republican from Cypress, who has been under attack from GOP colleagues since she was elevated to the speakership by a bloc of Democrats, said she was ready to wage war with her opponents if she can collect the money to compete fairly.
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September 12, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Facing a mushrooming recall campaign, Assembly Speaker Doris Allen said Monday she will consider stepping down this week from the lower house's top post if she cannot secure commitments for the cash she would need to fight off the effort to oust her.
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November 13, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the experts and opinion polls are right, Orange County's bankruptcy stirred such unparalleled public fury that elected officials should be pondering futures outside government. But so far, that anger has generated little in the way of grass-roots political upheaval. Despite the county's reputation as a hotbed for recall activism, all four attempts to oust politicians involved in the financial crisis have failed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Efforts to determine who aided a Huntington Beach woman's improper attempt to get on the ballot in the 67th Assembly District race intensified Friday as the District Attorney's office and the Democratic Party announced they are moving ahead with separate investigations. Both the Democrats and the District Attorney's office are seeking to question Laurie Campbell of Huntington Beach, whose name was stricken from the ballot last week by a Superior Court judge.
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November 4, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In the first indication that the 67th District Assembly race could turn into a fratricidal war within the Republican Party, one candidate attacked another Friday for what she called "deceptive and misleading campaign literature," and a third candidate charged a party leader with manipulating a pre-election poll of voters.
NEWS
October 27, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY and PETER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Wading into the Orange County recall election of Assemblywoman Doris Allen, a Superior Court judge Thursday removed from the ballot a Democratic candidate accused by her own party of being a Republican plant in the race to succeed Allen if she is recalled. Judge James T. Ford declared that Democrat Laurie Campbell was no longer a candidate, forcing Orange County election officials to reprint thousands of ballots and throwing the battle to replace Allen into disarray.
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October 27, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY and PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Wading into the recall election of Assemblywoman Doris Allen, a Superior Court judge Thursday removed from the ballot a Democratic candidate accused by her own party of being a Republican plant in the race to succeed the Cypress lawmaker. Judge James T. Ford declared that Democrat Laurie Campbell was no longer a candidate, forcing Orange County election officials to reprint thousands of ballots and recasting the battle to replace Allen if she is ousted from her seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A recall effort against County Supervisor William G. Steiner failed Monday because backers of the movement did not meet legal requirements to put the issue on a ballot. Stuart Stitch, a spokesman for the Orange County Recalls Committee, said the problem was largely financial, explaining that the group did not have enough money to publish a public notice of the recall in a local newspaper, as required by law. "We don't have that many donations coming in," Stitch said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
A director of the Westminster Firefighters Assn. on Friday assailed Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi for his support of four city officials who are facing a recall election on Tuesday. Mike Garrison said that Capizzi has shown a lack of knowledge about the situation in supporting Mayor Charles V. Smith and the other recall targets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi has thrown his support behind Mayor Charles V. Smith and three council members facing a recall election Tuesday, arguing that they have been strong supporters of public safety measures. At the same time, Capizzi has castigated city firefighters, who are behind the recall effort, for engaging in payroll practices that he described as neither in the best interest of the city nor morally defensible.
NEWS
September 15, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Despite Assemblywoman Doris Allen's claim that she left the speakership to concentrate on defeating the recall against her, Orange County political observers suggested Thursday that the Cypress Republican has lost significant ground in that effort in just the past week. Harsh predictions of Allen's electoral future were easy to come by Thursday, the day the secretary of state's office informed Gov. Pete Wilson that he must schedule an election because a sufficient number of voters in the 67th Assembly District had signed recall petitions.
NEWS
September 13, 1995 | MARK GLADSTONE and ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As criticism of embattled Assembly Speaker Doris Allen by her political enemies has continued to mount, she has taken to hunkering down in her Capitol office and scarcely appearing on the Assembly floor. When she does emerge for news conferences and public pronouncements, the Speaker has sent mixed signals, leaving the impression that her office is in disarray.
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