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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999
I commend Rep. Ron Packard for his opposition to the El Toro airport. He stated in a recent article that he had "serious concerns regarding a planning process which has virtually silenced the voices of those most impacted by El Toro." A similar silencing of voices is taking place right in Ron Packard's own district, that of the planning of the Foothill South toll road. The Transportation Corridor Agencies is moving forward with plans for the preferred alignment without any input from those it would affect the most, the residents of south San Clemente.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999
I commend Rep. Ron Packard for his opposition to the El Toro airport. He stated in a recent article that he had "serious concerns regarding a planning process which has virtually silenced the voices of those most impacted by El Toro." A similar silencing of voices is taking place right in Ron Packard's own district, that of the planning of the Foothill South toll road. The Transportation Corridor Agencies is moving forward with plans for the preferred alignment without any input from those it would affect the most, the residents of south San Clemente.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1991
I was surprised to read in "Rains Revive San Juan Creek Dam Idea" (April 14) that the San Juan Basin Authority is hoping to obtain $40 million from the federal government for its dam project, with the help of Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad). I hope that Rep. Packard, as a conservative Republican, will say to them that they should pay for the project themselves. A project of this nature, the purpose of which is to benefit a particular segment of the population, should not be paid for by the national, or even the state, government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Presiding over one of a series of federal budget-cutting sessions recently, Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside) was in no mood to hear excuses. Like his fellow "cardinals"--a title afforded to chairmen of House Appropriations subcommittees--Packard needed to slash the budgets of the agencies under his panel's jurisdiction. Everything, he had proclaimed, from new book purchases for the blind by the Library of Congress to the planned renovation of the Botanic Gardens, was on the table.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1991
Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad) performed a tremendous disservice to South Orange County last week when he rammed through the measure to circumvent existing federal law written to protect parklands from highways ("Toll Roads for O.C. Gain Some Ground in House," July 24). Section 4-F of the 1966 law that created the U.S. Department of Transportation bans the use of federal funds to build highways through or near public parklands. For 25 years this law has served the nation well by making it far less likely that parks and highways were built in proximity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1989
I just returned from a brief business trip to Washington, D.C., and took the opportunity to "drop in" on several congressmen. I think your readers would be pleased to know that, at least in one instance, it appears the taxpayers are finally getting their money's worth. This particular congressman didn't have the luxurious, expensive furnishings like many others. His staff was hard at work, not talking to potential Friday night dates on the telephone, as I saw in another office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1987
A recent letter that I received from Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad) with regard to his aide's extensive extracurricular activities in local affairs stated that Packard encouraged this type of volunteerism. Yes, I, too, applaud volunteerism. But we in Dana Point continue to confuse Mike Eggers' job as the aide, with Eggers the paid consultant and with Eggers the activist. Packard knows of the federal law called the Hatch Act. This prevents his office employees from being involved with partisan activities--yet the attempt to take the coast of Laguna Niguel by Dana Point is really "local" partisanship!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988
In response to the "Sky for a Roof" article (Sept. 23), I can't believe the people of Capistrano Beach can't come up with a more humanitarian solution to the problem of the homeless, immigrant day workers. I suppose it's too much to ask those merchants whose businesses are being hurt by these poor homeless people to imagine what life is like for them, let alone be sympathetic. Their solution is so typical: "Shoo them away." Out of sight, out of mind. Although I don't have any answers (I am a student with limited resources as well as limited income)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
The Times gave considerable coverage to the contributions of the San Diego delegation in the House of Representatives ("S.D. House Members Pass Very Few Bills," March 16). The account seems to be a mix of general information and a press release from each of the offices involved--rather than a critical evaluation of the records of Reps. Duncan Hunter, Randall Cunningham, Ron Packard and Bill Lowery. During the most recent recording period, the League of Conservation Voters has reported that each of these representatives has achieved a 0% voting record on national environmental legislation.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A white-haired former dentist whose hallmark is the calm, quiet manner of a Marcus Welby, Rep. Ron Packard, at first blush, hardly seems like the sort of man to take on career bureaucrats at NASA and the Air Force. But that is just what Packard, who represents southern Orange County, is doing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen L. Todd, a 48-year-old stock market handicapper from Mission Viejo, is waging what charitably can be called an "uphill" campaign to unseat five-term Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), who has represented southern Orange and northern San Diego counties. The seat Packard holds was significantly affected by redistricting; it once contained just a slice of Orange County, but the new district is now about evenly split between the two counties and runs as far north as Mission Viejo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
--Stephen L. Todd, a 48-year-old stock market handicapper from Mission Viejo, is waging what charitably can be called an "uphill" campaign to unseat five-term Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), who has represented southern Orange and northern San Diego counties. So far, Todd has little money--less than the $5,000 minimum that triggers reporting requirements. He can't afford newspaper advertising, much less television spots. His name recognition is virtually zero.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1992
The Times gave considerable coverage to the contributions of the San Diego delegation in the House of Representatives ("S.D. House Members Pass Very Few Bills," March 16). The account seems to be a mix of general information and a press release from each of the offices involved--rather than a critical evaluation of the records of Reps. Duncan Hunter, Randall Cunningham, Ron Packard and Bill Lowery. During the most recent recording period, the League of Conservation Voters has reported that each of these representatives has achieved a 0% voting record on national environmental legislation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1991
Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad) performed a tremendous disservice to South Orange County last week when he rammed through the measure to circumvent existing federal law written to protect parklands from highways ("Toll Roads for O.C. Gain Some Ground in House," July 24). Section 4-F of the 1966 law that created the U.S. Department of Transportation bans the use of federal funds to build highways through or near public parklands. For 25 years this law has served the nation well by making it far less likely that parks and highways were built in proximity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1991
I was surprised to read in "Rains Revive San Juan Creek Dam Idea" (April 14) that the San Juan Basin Authority is hoping to obtain $40 million from the federal government for its dam project, with the help of Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad). I hope that Rep. Packard, as a conservative Republican, will say to them that they should pay for the project themselves. A project of this nature, the purpose of which is to benefit a particular segment of the population, should not be paid for by the national, or even the state, government.
BUSINESS
May 13, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A white-haired former dentist whose hallmark is the calm, quiet manner of a Marcus Welby, Rep. Ron Packard, at first blush, hardly seems like the sort of man to take on career bureaucrats at NASA and the Air Force. But that is just what Packard, who represents southern Orange County, is doing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
--Stephen L. Todd, a 48-year-old stock market handicapper from Mission Viejo, is waging what charitably can be called an "uphill" campaign to unseat five-term Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), who has represented southern Orange and northern San Diego counties. So far, Todd has little money--less than the $5,000 minimum that triggers reporting requirements. He can't afford newspaper advertising, much less television spots. His name recognition is virtually zero.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen L. Todd, a 48-year-old stock market handicapper from Mission Viejo, is waging what charitably can be called an "uphill" campaign to unseat five-term Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), who has represented southern Orange and northern San Diego counties. The seat Packard holds was significantly affected by redistricting; it once contained just a slice of Orange County, but the new district is now about evenly split between the two counties and runs as far north as Mission Viejo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1989
I just returned from a brief business trip to Washington, D.C., and took the opportunity to "drop in" on several congressmen. I think your readers would be pleased to know that, at least in one instance, it appears the taxpayers are finally getting their money's worth. This particular congressman didn't have the luxurious, expensive furnishings like many others. His staff was hard at work, not talking to potential Friday night dates on the telephone, as I saw in another office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1988
In response to the "Sky for a Roof" article (Sept. 23), I can't believe the people of Capistrano Beach can't come up with a more humanitarian solution to the problem of the homeless, immigrant day workers. I suppose it's too much to ask those merchants whose businesses are being hurt by these poor homeless people to imagine what life is like for them, let alone be sympathetic. Their solution is so typical: "Shoo them away." Out of sight, out of mind. Although I don't have any answers (I am a student with limited resources as well as limited income)
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