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February 4, 2009 |
A Stanislaus County school board banned a celebrated but controversial piece of Chicano literature from its high school classrooms this week because trustees and the superintendent believe "Bless Me, Ultima" contains too much profanity. The Newman Crows Landing Board of Education voted 4 to 1 Monday night to strip the coming-of-age novel by Rudolfo Anaya from the sophomore required reading list at Orestimba High School.
November 29, 1997 |
Four years after a man was arrested for stealing an ambulance outside a hospital emergency room, authorities say he's done it again. Edward Babcock, 34, was arrested Thursday and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Authorities say he took a running ambulance from outside Oswego Hospital's emergency room after two medical technicians took a patient inside. Police stopped Babcock in the stolen ambulance.
July 19, 1995 |
Republican Richard Ackerman and Democrat Shirley Hafner were the early leaders in the primary race for the Assembly seat in north Orange County's 72nd District. With two-thirds of the votes counted, Hafner, 56, an administrator at UC Irvine Medical Center, and Ackerman, 52, an attorney and former Fullerton City Council member, were headed for a runoff Sept. 12.
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February 17, 1988
The mayors of six Orange County cities will participate in a panel discussion on the city council/city manager forms of government at a reception Thursday in Santa Ana honoring Republican mayors. The event, sponsored by the Republican Associates of Orange County, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Saddleback Inn, 1660 E. 1st St. The mayor panelists include Richard Ackerman of Fullerton, John Wilcox Jr.
January 23, 1986
Planning Commissioner Richard Ackerman, who has resigned effective Feb. 1, received a plaque of appreciation from the City Council this week for his 4 1/2 years of service. Earlier this month, Councilman Jim Walker suggested that the council remove Ackerman from the commission for unspecified reasons, and in the intervening two weeks Ackerman submitted a letter of resignation, saying he had increased family and professional responsibilities.
March 24, 2002
Re "School Bonds Need Matching Funds," March 7: After a challenging election in which voters were asked to approve three bond measures in the Fullerton, I would like to thank Fullerton for its outstanding support. Fullerton voters supported bonds with their votes, their money, volunteer hours and endorsements. This city is proud of its schools. Each school site will have renewed vitality because of that pride. Mayor Don Bankhead endorsed the bond issue and actively encouraged others to support it. Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher and state Sen. Richard Ackerman recognized the documented needs of the Fullerton schools and gave their encouragement and endorsements.
September 13, 1995 |
State Republicans won back control of the Assembly with the election Tuesday of former Fullerton Mayor Richard Ackerman over Democrat Shirley Hafner for north Orange County's 72nd District seat. Ackerman's victory gives the GOP a 41-39 edge in the Assembly and the upper hand it lost in December with the defection of Paul V. Horcher, the maverick Diamond Bar Republican-turned-Independent who was recalled in the spring.
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May 23, 1985 |
The City Council has rejected a plan to make downtown businesses pay for the promotion of events in their area. Council members Tuesday night voted 3 to 2 against a request by the Downtown Fullerton Assn. for a public hearing to consider creating a downtown promotion district. The district would have made it mandatory for all retail businesses to pay a fee, not exceeding $500, based on their sales. Other businesses and offices would have paid between $90 and $120 per year.
December 21, 1989 |
A Tarzana man has been arrested for allegedly operating a small business that supplied hundreds of phony identification cards to underage students from across the country, the Los Angeles police reported this morning. Alan Sturm, 52, was arrested at 10 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of forgery of government seals. He was released on $1,000 bail this morning.