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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1988
Los Angeles Unified School District board President Rita Walters has been sued for $10.7 million by a community relations subcontractor who accused her of scuttling his bid for a contract that was awarded to her former campaign manager. Elvin Moon, 40, president of E.W. Moon Inc., a business consulting firm, accused Walters in the Superior Court suit of pressuring a contractor into dropping him from a $2.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1996
Re The Spin, by Bill Boyarsky, Feb. 2: The story of Chang-Hwan Pyon and Rita Walters, chairwoman of the committee which must approve his nomination, does not have to be a parable of the new Los Angeles where cultures live in mutual misunderstanding. Walters just has to learn a little cultural sensitivity. The volume of the message is not as important as the content of it. She claims it was "quickly apparent .J.J. he was having great difficulty with the language." Perhaps she might have given him a chance to get a word in edgewise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1990
Let me cast one vote for board member Julie Korenstein for allowing one failure. In my senior year in high school, I took a host of electives in addition to my courses in physics, trigonometry, French, etc. However, I flunked typing, an elective, which put me on the failure list, even though I got A's in all of my other courses. Board member Rita Walters' rules would have made me drop out of the 12A play, despite my other high grades. Punishment would not have helped. I really tried to pass but my fingers wouldn't behave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1996 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Take that! City Councilwoman Rita Walters and Mayor Richard Riordan have taken their personal feud out of City Hall and to the streets--or at least to the mailboxes of thousands of Los Angeles residents. In the latest round of this escalating squabble, Walters has fired off a letter to 20,000 constituents blasting Riordan's fiscal and law enforcement policies. It follows an earlier mailer from Riordan slamming Walters' fiscal and law enforcement policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1994
In a move that has angered the librarians union, Councilwoman Rita Walters said Wednesday that the cash-strapped Central Library should consider reducing its weekday hours to remain open on Sundays. In a motion presented to the council, Walters said that Sunday hours at the library are an important resource for working people and children, who often find it difficult to come on other days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1994
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Rita Walters has proposed expanding the size of the city panel that oversees management of the park around Olvera Street, so that blacks have a chance to serve. "Although the commissioners are of various racial composition, the board is not fully representative of the racial diversity that characterizes the ancestry of the city," Walters said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1993
Rita Walters and the rest of the Los Angeles City Council have resolved that Cineplex Odeon Corp.'s decision not to show "Poetic Justice" on its opening weekend "shows an extreme lack of sensitivity and should be protested" (July 28). Fine, protest this decision at the box office by purchasing a ticket at a theater chain that does screen "Poetic Justice." Cineplex Odeon is a private enterprise, and is free to show whatever movies its management chooses for whatever reasons they deem economically viable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A new generation of black leaders has been elected to the Los Angeles City Council, vowing to break with the policies of their predecessors and focus more directly on the needs of residents in two impoverished districts that constitute the heart of the city. In the 9th District, where the late Councilman Gilbert Lindsay ruled for 27 years, incomplete voting results show that Los Angeles school board member Rita Walters has edged out longtime Lindsay aide Bob Gay by a razor-thin 50.9% to 49.
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