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June 1, 1994 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Republican congressional candidate is proposing that the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy adopt an English-only policy for its publications and programs, a proposal that has surprised and outraged some conservancy officials. Richard Sybert, a former senior aide to Gov. Pete Wilson and a candidate for the 24th Congressional District seat that includes Thousand Oaks, is a member of the conservancy board and will ask the panel to adopt the policy at its meeting Monday.
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June 25, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Seeking to draw the curtain on the videotaped sign-trashing incident that could be the final act of his political career, failed Assembly candidate Rich Sybert has agreed to pay $1,000 in fines and fees. As a result of the out-of-court settlement, Sybert will pay Thousand Oaks $350 for each of the two "Tony Strickland for Assembly" placards he was caught destroying in the city during a series of late-night incidents in April.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Republican congressional candidate is proposing that the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy adopt an English-only policy for its publications and programs, a proposal that has surprised and outraged some conservancy officials. Richard Sybert, a former senior aide to Gov. Pete Wilson and a candidate for the 24th Congressional District seat that includes Thousand Oaks, is a member of the conservancy board and will ask the panel to adopt the policy at its meeting Monday. In addition to acquiring mountain property for parkland, the conservancy, a state agency, also provides funding for educational programs aimed at promoting park use. Sybert, who was appointed to the conservancy by Wilson in December, said he wants the agency to stop spending taxpayer money on bilingual programs and to stop issuing grants to other organizations that do the same because he believes that it only promotes division.
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May 6, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite an admission of wrongdoing and videotaped evidence, the Ventura County district attorney's office announced Tuesday that it would not charge state Assembly candidate Rich Sybert with vandalism for tearing down a rival's campaign signs.
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November 7, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was relatively quiet, low-tech politics in the end. After weeks of pumping tens of thousands of expensive, targeted mailers into district mailboxes, U.S. Rep. Anthony Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills) met voters Sunday at the Calabasas home of a Republican supporter, while Richard Sybert, Beilenson's GOP challenger, thanked squads of his volunteers scattered throughout the huge 24th District.
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February 16, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The political battle between Democratic Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson and his Republican foe in his last congressional race flared again Thursday as their attorneys and appellate court justices dissected attack mailers sent in the final days of the heated 1994 campaign. An attorney for Beilenson, a Woodland Hills Democrat, who defeated Republican challenger Rich Sybert two years ago, asked a three-justice panel to toss out a lawsuit by Sybert that claims he was libeled by campaign fliers.
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October 7, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he faces voters this November, veteran U.S. Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills) is struggling against a mighty anti-incumbent riptide and a well-financed GOP foe in Richard Sybert, a former top aide to Gov. Pete Wilson. These perils have thrust the 61-year-old Beilenson's bid for a 10th term into the national limelight. National media have focused on Beilenson's plight, as have a slew of political pundits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1995
Many of us in California, Republicans and Democrats alike, are pleased that there is one member of our congressional delegation who does not accept bribes from political action committees (PACs) . . . Anthony Beilenson. Richard Sybert, Beilenson's last opponent for the congressional seat, in a letter to The Times said that because Beilenson was given funds from the Democratic state and national committees he was not "pure." Evidently Sybert does not understand the difference between taking campaign contributions from identified special interest groups who want to influence your vote and money that comes anonymously from state and national funds.
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February 6, 1995
I don't think anyone buys Tony Beilenson's story that he's closing the Thousand Oaks congressional office "to economize" on costs. If Beilenson really wants to save money, why doesn't he cut back on the $300,000 worth of franked mail he sends out every year in taxpayer-funded campaigning? I think the ability of ordinary citizens to walk into their congressman's office is a lot more important than this self-promotional junk mail. Beilenson is simply punishing the Conejo Valley because it voted for me, and against him, by a whopping 2-1 margin in the recent election.
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February 26, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS
Oxnard Republican Nao Takasugi announced his support Wednesday for Richard Sybert to fill the 37th Assembly District seat Takasugi will soon vacate because of voter-approved term limits. Sybert, an attorney and former top aide to Gov. Pete Wilson, is one of four candidates to join the race for the district, which stretches from Oxnard and Port Hueneme to Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. Takasugi joins a list of Sybert supporters that includes former Gov.
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May 2, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after admitting tearing down a rival's campaign signs in a series of nocturnal romps, Assembly candidate Rich Sybert launched a curious counterattack Friday: He charged the opponent, Tony Strickland, with committing the same offense while working for Sybert in 1994. Strickland immediately dismissed the accusation that he led nighttime sign-tearing raids during Sybert's failed 1994 congressional campaign as a desperate attempt to draw attention away from Sybert's own acts of vandalism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after admitting he tore down a rival's campaign signs in a series of nocturnal romps, state Assembly candidate Rich Sybert launched a curious counterattack Friday: He charged his opponent, Tony Strickland, with committing the same offense while working for Sybert in 1994.
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May 1, 1998 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caught on videotape tearing down an opponent's campaign signs, Assembly candidate Rich Sybert acknowledged Thursday that he initially lied about the incidents and said he was "embarrassed and ashamed" of his actions. The admission came a day after Sybert, in an interview with The Times, had dismissed rival candidate Tony Strickland's claim that Sybert was behind a rash of vandalism to Strickland's campaign signs.
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February 26, 1998 | DAWN HOBBS
Oxnard Republican Nao Takasugi announced his support Wednesday for Richard Sybert to fill the 37th Assembly District seat Takasugi will soon vacate because of voter-approved term limits. Sybert, an attorney and former top aide to Gov. Pete Wilson, is one of four candidates to join the race for the district, which stretches from Oxnard and Port Hueneme to Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. Takasugi joins a list of Sybert supporters that includes former Gov.
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May 13, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rich Sybert, a Republican congressional candidate who almost unseated Tony Beilenson three years ago then lost to Brad Sherman last year, announced Monday that he will not run for Congress again. "I've had two shots at it and maybe it's time to let someone else step up," Sybert said in a statement. But Sybert may not be giving up on his political career.
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November 7, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Democratic congressional candidate Brad Sherman on Wednesday declared his election victory to be a show of support for his sensible and moderate views, his Republican opponent, Rich Sybert, was blaming his loss on Bob Dole. "It is a nice victory and a vote of confidence," Sherman said after winning 50.4% of the vote in the 24th Congressional District that includes the western San Fernando Valley, portions of Ventura County and some coastal areas. Sybert picked up 42.
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January 4, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former campaign manager of the proposed California initiative to abolish affirmative action has jumped into the Republican primary for the 24th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills). Joe C. Gelman, who resigned as head of the "California civil rights initiative" campaign in the fall, has decided to compete against Calabasas attorney Richard Sybert and two other contenders for the Republican nomination. The other candidates are Stephen C. Brecht, an estate planner and author from Woodland Hills, and Kyo Jhin, a business owner and educator from Malibu.
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March 22, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thick in the battle of this year's congressional race, Republican candidate Rich Sybert on Thursday announced he has resolved an old score with his political nemesis from his ill-fated 1994 campaign. Sybert released a joint statement with Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills) saying they had settled a libel lawsuit that had prolonged their political fight for more than 16 months after Beilenson won the election. No money changed hands in the settlement.
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November 2, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retired Gen. Colin Powell sent an encouraging note and $250 to Republican congressional candidate Rich Sybert this week in response to an opponent's unrelenting accusations that Sybert was lying about Powell's political support. "Best of luck as you enter the closing days of the campaign," Powell wrote in a hand-written note attached to a personal check. "I am enclosing a contribution to assist in your final push to get over the top."
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October 29, 1996 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In their quest for a seat in Congress, two Harvard University-trained lawyers have moved into the San Fernando Valley-based 24th District, donned the vestments of political moderates and collectively drained their bank accounts of $1 million. Republican Rich Sybert gave up his job in Sacramento as the governor's planning director to launch what has turned into a three-year campaign for Congress. His out-of-pocket costs so far: $610,000.
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