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November 7, 2007 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Former Anaheim Councilman Richard Chavez has pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and could face up to five years in prison, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Chavez intentionally failed to pay $8,591 in 2003 income taxes while working for Eli Home, an Anaheim Hills shelter for abused children run by Councilwoman Lorri Galloway, according to the plea agreement reached in August. Chavez also admitted to intentionally failing to file tax returns for his Eli Home work in 2003 and 2004.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff reports
A funeral service for labor organizer Richard Chavez will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the United Farm Workers' 40 Acres complex at 31068 Garces Highway in Delano, Calif. An all-night vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Chavez, younger brother of UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, died Wednesday at 81.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2008 | David Haldane
Former Anaheim City Councilman Richard Chavez was sentenced to three years' probation Monday for intentionally failing to pay $8,591 in taxes for 2003. "The sentence . . . was fair," his lawyer, Paul S. Meyer, said in a statement. "Richard Chavez has devoted his life to public service on behalf of the less fortunate. He is now able to move forward to continue to benefit needy members of the community." Chavez, who was elected to the council in 2002 and lost his bid for reelection by 200 votes in 2006, had pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Richard Chavez, who helped his older brother, legendary labor organizer Cesar Chavez, build the United Farm Workers into a force in state politics and agriculture, died Wednesday. He was 81. Chavez died from complications following surgery in a Bakersfield hospital, the UFW announced. "He was one of those little-known giants within the movement. He was extremely effective," Arturo Rodriguez, the union's president, said Wednesday in an interview with The Times. Born on his family's farm near Yuma, Ariz., in November 1929, Chavez was a migrant worker as a child growing up in the Great Depression.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2001
Re "Reflections on Census Numbers," letters, April 8: It was interesting to note the different perceptions on the city of Anaheim and the 2000 census as reflected in the letter from Richard Chavez, vice president of the Central Labor Council of Orange County. On the one hand, Chavez's perception is that the legal and illegal immigrant community in Anaheim has "improved the quality of life for all of Orange County's citizens," whereas on the other hand, Harald G. Martin of the Anaheim Police Department is quoted as saying that "Anaheim is becoming a Third World slum."
SPORTS
November 30, 1988 | STEVEN FLEISCHMAN, Times Staff Writer
An Oak Park High basketball player who was ruled ineligible by the Southern Section will seek a temporary restraining order Thursday to participate this season, according to his attorney. Richard Chavez, a senior, was ruled ineligible because he has exhausted his 8 semesters of eligibility, according to Southern Section Commissioner Stan Thomas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001
Re "Latinos and Asians Continue a Transformation," March 30: In the thorough coverage provided by The Times, Anaheim school board member Harald Martin is quoted as saying that "Anaheim is becoming a Third World slum." Like Martin, I am also an Anaheim city employee. While we work as public servants in the same neighborhoods--he as a police officer, I as a firefighter--our views regarding the changing demographics of Anaheim differ significantly. During the last decade, Anaheim has experienced a sizable increase in its Latino population, especially in the downtown neighborhoods.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities in New Jersey are investigating the head of California's State Personnel Board in connection with an unsuccessful scheme to defraud the state employees' pension system out of $100 million, sources familiar with the probe said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 | Los Angeles Times staff reports
A funeral service for labor organizer Richard Chavez will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the United Farm Workers' 40 Acres complex at 31068 Garces Highway in Delano, Calif. An all-night vigil will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Chavez, younger brother of UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, died Wednesday at 81.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Richard Chavez, who helped his older brother, legendary labor organizer Cesar Chavez, build the United Farm Workers into a force in state politics and agriculture, died Wednesday. He was 81. Chavez died from complications following surgery in a Bakersfield hospital, the UFW announced. "He was one of those little-known giants within the movement. He was extremely effective," Arturo Rodriguez, the union's president, said Wednesday in an interview with The Times. Born on his family's farm near Yuma, Ariz., in November 1929, Chavez was a migrant worker as a child growing up in the Great Depression.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2008 | David Haldane
Former Anaheim City Councilman Richard Chavez was sentenced to three years' probation Monday for intentionally failing to pay $8,591 in taxes for 2003. "The sentence . . . was fair," his lawyer, Paul S. Meyer, said in a statement. "Richard Chavez has devoted his life to public service on behalf of the less fortunate. He is now able to move forward to continue to benefit needy members of the community." Chavez, who was elected to the council in 2002 and lost his bid for reelection by 200 votes in 2006, had pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2007 | Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writer
Former Anaheim Councilman Richard Chavez has pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and could face up to five years in prison, according to the U.S. attorney's office. Chavez intentionally failed to pay $8,591 in 2003 income taxes while working for Eli Home, an Anaheim Hills shelter for abused children run by Councilwoman Lorri Galloway, according to the plea agreement reached in August. Chavez also admitted to intentionally failing to file tax returns for his Eli Home work in 2003 and 2004.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2001
Re "Reflections on Census Numbers," letters, April 8: It was interesting to note the different perceptions on the city of Anaheim and the 2000 census as reflected in the letter from Richard Chavez, vice president of the Central Labor Council of Orange County. On the one hand, Chavez's perception is that the legal and illegal immigrant community in Anaheim has "improved the quality of life for all of Orange County's citizens," whereas on the other hand, Harald G. Martin of the Anaheim Police Department is quoted as saying that "Anaheim is becoming a Third World slum."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2001
Re "Latinos and Asians Continue a Transformation," March 30: In the thorough coverage provided by The Times, Anaheim school board member Harald Martin is quoted as saying that "Anaheim is becoming a Third World slum." Like Martin, I am also an Anaheim city employee. While we work as public servants in the same neighborhoods--he as a police officer, I as a firefighter--our views regarding the changing demographics of Anaheim differ significantly. During the last decade, Anaheim has experienced a sizable increase in its Latino population, especially in the downtown neighborhoods.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anaheim firefighter Richard Chavez's job is to rescue people in need. But along with first aid, he often provides food, clothing, cash and the occasional stuffed bear. "I've worked in the poorest neighborhoods, and there are a lot of people in this county who are not doing well," said Chavez, who has been on the job for 25 years and insists he's not alone among his colleagues. "A lot of firefighters have the same feeling of needing to be a helper.
BUSINESS
June 27, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities in New Jersey are investigating the head of California's State Personnel Board in connection with an unsuccessful scheme to defraud the state employees' pension system out of $100 million, sources familiar with the probe said Wednesday.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anaheim firefighter Richard Chavez's job is to rescue people in need. But along with first aid, he often provides food, clothing, cash and the occasional stuffed bear. "I've worked in the poorest neighborhoods, and there are a lot of people in this county who are not doing well," said Chavez, who has been on the job for 25 years and insists he's not alone among his colleagues. "A lot of firefighters have the same feeling of needing to be a helper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1999 | Debra Cano, (714) 564-1036
Firefighters have declared an impasse in a long-standing contract dispute with the city. The impasse triggers a process approved by voters in November to appoint a neutral party to decide contract issues. Richard Chavez, Anaheim Firefighters' Assn. president, said 98% of the union's members voted to declare an impasse. Firefighters have been working without a contract since July 1996, and the union presented its last offer to the city Feb. 19.
SPORTS
November 30, 1988 | STEVEN FLEISCHMAN, Times Staff Writer
An Oak Park High basketball player who was ruled ineligible by the Southern Section will seek a temporary restraining order Thursday to participate this season, according to his attorney. Richard Chavez, a senior, was ruled ineligible because he has exhausted his 8 semesters of eligibility, according to Southern Section Commissioner Stan Thomas.
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