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November 16, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former City Council member Patricia McGuigan was chosen Monday to replace Councilman Richards L. Norton, who recently resigned because of health problems. McGuigan was chosen by a 5-1 vote from eight applicants who gave short speeches before the council Monday afternoon. McGuigan, 59, was elected to the council in 1981 and served several terms until 1992, including a stint as vice-mayor.
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November 16, 1993 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former City Council member Patricia McGuigan was chosen Monday to replace Councilman Richards L. Norton, who recently resigned because of health problems. McGuigan was chosen by a 5-1 vote from eight applicants who gave short speeches before the council Monday afternoon. McGuigan, 59, was elected to the council in 1981 and served several terms until 1992, including a stint as vice-mayor.
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November 23, 1991 | JON NALICK
After a late-night incident in which someone torched his mailbox, City Councilman Richards L. Norton is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the vandal's arrest and conviction. Norton said that sometime after he went to sleep at his home Sunday night, someone stuffed his brick mailbox with papers and set them on fire. He discovered the vandalism as he left for work Monday afternoon. Although the mailbox was blackened, it was not damaged and no mail was inside at the time.
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October 19, 1993 | JON NALICK and ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Announcing that he has rheumatoid arthritis, Councilman Richards L. Norton, 43, resigned Monday, effective immediately. "I am no longer physically able to do this job as it should be done--with dedication and the time and energy that it takes to do this job right," said Norton, who has been on the council for five years. Although his condition is not life threatening, it is "life-limiting," he said.
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September 25, 1992 | JON NALICK
A Superior Court judge Thursday dismissed Santa Ana Councilman Richards L. Norton's $1.8-million lawsuit alleging that Santa Ana officials improperly shut down his open-air swap meet in 1987. "His lawsuit is officially over. We didn't feel the lawsuit had any merit to begin with," said Robert J. Wheeler, assistant city attorney. Saying he was pleased with the decision, Wheeler added, "Both legally and factually it is the proper decision to make."
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October 19, 1993 | JON NALICK and ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Announcing that he has rheumatoid arthritis, Councilman Richards L. Norton, 43, resigned Monday, effective immediately. "I am no longer physically able to do this job as it should be done--with dedication and the time and energy that it takes to do this job right," said Norton, who has been on the council for five years. Although his condition is not life threatening, it is "life-limiting," he said.
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September 22, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge declared a mistrial on Monday in Councilman Richards L. Norton's $1.8-million suit against the city, which alleged that Santa Ana officials improperly shut down his open-air swap meet in 1987. After hearing arguments in his chambers that he had allowed the jury to hear inadmissible evidence, Judge Selim S. Franklin announced that, "by necessity, I'm going to have to declare a mistrial." He then dismissed the jury on the fourth day of the trial.
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May 23, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ
The average monthly residential water bill is scheduled to increase by $1.02 beginning July 1, after approval by the City Council this week. City officials said the rate increase is needed to offset charges assessed to the city by the Metropolitan Water District, the Orange County Water District and Southern California Edison Co. to transport Santa Ana's water supply. The increased charges by the water districts will total $1.
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September 25, 1992 | JON NALICK
A Superior Court judge Thursday dismissed Santa Ana Councilman Richards L. Norton's $1.8-million lawsuit alleging that Santa Ana officials improperly shut down his open-air swap meet in 1987. "His lawsuit is officially over. We didn't feel the lawsuit had any merit to begin with," said Robert J. Wheeler, assistant city attorney. Saying he was pleased with the decision, Wheeler added, "Both legally and factually it is the proper decision to make."
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September 22, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge declared a mistrial on Monday in Councilman Richards L. Norton's $1.8-million suit against the city, which alleged that Santa Ana officials improperly shut down his open-air swap meet in 1987. After hearing arguments in his chambers that he had allowed the jury to hear inadmissible evidence, Judge Selim S. Franklin announced that, "by necessity, I'm going to have to declare a mistrial." He then dismissed the jury on the fourth day of the trial.
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November 23, 1991 | JON NALICK
After a late-night incident in which someone torched his mailbox, City Councilman Richards L. Norton is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the vandal's arrest and conviction. Norton said that sometime after he went to sleep at his home Sunday night, someone stuffed his brick mailbox with papers and set them on fire. He discovered the vandalism as he left for work Monday afternoon. Although the mailbox was blackened, it was not damaged and no mail was inside at the time.
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January 15, 1991
The father of Santa Ana Councilman Richards L. Norton was robbed Monday morning by three masked gunmen as he opened his office for business, police said. William Norton of Santa Ana was robbed about 6:30 a.m. as he unlocked the doors of the Norton Western Ltd. swap meet concessions business at 3309 S. Main St., police spokeswoman Maureen A. Haacker said. "It appears that they may have been waiting for him," Haacker said. "They forced him inside and forced him to open a locked safe.
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February 9, 1991
Siding with Mayor Daniel H. Young, the majority of the City Council approved citizen advisory board nominations made by Young despite objections from two council members. Young had asked the council to substitute five of his nominations for those selected by Councilman Richards L. Norton. During an exchange, Norton told Young: "It's your town--you do it your way." In a previous interview, Young said he had nominated his own appointments so that the council could choose the "best candidates."
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