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April 18, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Laguna Beach would become landlord of an oceanfront mobile home complex and ultimately owner of a new city park under a plan being championed by Mayor Robert F. Gentry. After the defeat last November of a city-supported ballot measure that would have placed rent controls on mobile home parks, Gentry is urging the city to consider taking an alternative step to preserve Treasure Island Mobilehome Park by buying it outright.
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August 11, 1994
Robert F. Gentry has served on the Laguna Beach City Council since 1982. In 1983, he announced that he is gay. Gentry, 55, has been a strong advocate of environmental protection, neighborhood preservation and gay rights. He led the city's effort to pass a domestic partnership ordinance granting gay and lesbian couples some of the same rights enjoyed by husbands and wives and a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. He is associate dean of students at UC Irvine.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993
Two days after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, Laguna Beach City Councilman Robert F. Gentry was transferred out of the intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center on Thursday and his condition was upgraded to fair. Doctors performed a quadruple heart bypass on Gentry on Tuesday after an angiogram revealed what Dr. Donald Mahon described as "significant blockage of his left main coronary artery."
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two political allies who helped define Laguna Beach as an island of liberalism in conservative Orange County since the 1980s have announced they will not seek reelection to the City Council in November. Robert F. Gentry, the first openly gay elected official in Orange County, and Lida Lenney, an outspoken environmental activist who served as mayor during the devastating fire in October, said they are bowing out for personal reasons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992
Mayor Robert F. Gentry has been chosen to serve on a National League of Cities committee that will help define the league's policy on a wide range of issues, including recycling and the use of natural resources. Gentry's appointment to the 35-member Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee was announced by league president Glenda E. Hood, a city commissioner from Orlando, Fla. "The committee will have the lead role . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992
Laguna Beach is to be commended for making strides in civil rights issues without giving credit for those advances to a specific group ("Laguna Beach Debates Gay Vote's True Power," Aug. 23). Obviously, there are gay activists, but Laguna citizens from all political parties and sexual orientations are working to achieve basic human rights for everyone. The gay community prides itself on its own ethnic, age, socioeconomic, political and gender diversity, and its involvement in civic issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
For the second consecutive year, Mayor Robert F. Gentry has been appointed to head the Committee on Environmental Quality of the League of California Cities. The committee, which has about 85 members, deals with issues such as noise pollution, air and water quality, shoreline land-use and water distribution. As its chairman, Gentry said he will pay attention to the concerns of Laguna Beach residents, including shoreline protection, recycling and water quality. His second term will cover 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Councilman Robert F. Gentry was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing emergency heart surgery last week. Gentry said he was greeted by a stack of cards "a foot high" and a "home full of flowers" from well-wishers. "I've been overwhelmed," he said. "The expression of concern from the community here in Orange County over my surgery and illness has been very, very moving."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Laguna Beach City Councilman Robert F. Gentry was awake and talking Wednesday after undergoing emergency heart surgery the day before, and doctors described his prognosis as excellent. "He's recovered nicely since his surgery," said Dr. Donald Mahon, who performed an angiogram on Gentry before the quadruple bypass surgery Tuesday evening. "He's a healthy young guy otherwise. He's going to do great."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
Councilman Robert F. Gentry, who was selected by colleagues last week to serve as mayor for the third time since he was elected in 1982, said one of his top goals will be to pass a new city law that gives legal recognition to unmarried "domestic partners" in "long-term, committed relationships." The new mayor's idea is intended to help homosexual couples, but Gentry said it could also benefit senior citizens who are "locked out of marriage because of Social Security benefits."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert F. Gentry, the three-term mayor of Laguna Beach, spent the day after his beloved city's worst-ever tragedy barred from the community, unable to communicate with residents or even visit his destroyed property. Holed up at the Dana Point Resort on Thursday with dozens of other Laguna Beach residents, Gentry anxiously worked the phones and monitored the television, but was stopped by police when he tried to enter the city in the afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1993 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Councilman Robert F. Gentry was released from the hospital Thursday after undergoing emergency heart surgery last week. Gentry said he was greeted by a stack of cards "a foot high" and a "home full of flowers" from well-wishers. "I've been overwhelmed," he said. "The expression of concern from the community here in Orange County over my surgery and illness has been very, very moving."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993
Two days after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, Laguna Beach City Councilman Robert F. Gentry was transferred out of the intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center on Thursday and his condition was upgraded to fair. Doctors performed a quadruple heart bypass on Gentry on Tuesday after an angiogram revealed what Dr. Donald Mahon described as "significant blockage of his left main coronary artery."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Laguna Beach City Councilman Robert F. Gentry was awake and talking Wednesday after undergoing emergency heart surgery the day before, and doctors described his prognosis as excellent. "He's recovered nicely since his surgery," said Dr. Donald Mahon, who performed an angiogram on Gentry before the quadruple bypass surgery Tuesday evening. "He's a healthy young guy otherwise. He's going to do great."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After an emergency operation that had city officials fearing the worst, Councilman Robert F. Gentry was in stable condition Tuesday night recovering from quadruple bypass heart surgery. "He's going to do just fine," Dennis Amick, Gentry's companion, said when the councilman came out of surgery after 8:30 p.m. "There really is a God. I love it, I'm so excited." Doctors said Gentry could go home on Monday, Amick said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST
For the second consecutive year, Mayor Robert F. Gentry has been appointed to head the Committee on Environmental Quality of the League of California Cities. The committee, which has about 85 members, deals with issues such as noise pollution, air and water quality, shoreline land-use and water distribution. As its chairman, Gentry said he will pay attention to the concerns of Laguna Beach residents, including shoreline protection, recycling and water quality. His second term will cover 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert F. Gentry, the three-term mayor of Laguna Beach, spent the day after his beloved city's worst-ever tragedy barred from the community, unable to communicate with residents or even visit his destroyed property. Holed up at the Dana Point Resort on Thursday with dozens of other Laguna Beach residents, Gentry anxiously worked the phones and monitored the television, but was stopped by police when he tried to enter the city in the afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After an emergency operation that had city officials fearing the worst, Councilman Robert F. Gentry was in stable condition Tuesday night recovering from quadruple bypass heart surgery. "He's going to do just fine," Dennis Amick, Gentry's companion, said when the councilman came out of surgery after 8:30 p.m. "There really is a God. I love it, I'm so excited." Doctors said Gentry could go home on Monday, Amick said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992
Laguna Beach is to be commended for making strides in civil rights issues without giving credit for those advances to a specific group ("Laguna Beach Debates Gay Vote's True Power," Aug. 23). Obviously, there are gay activists, but Laguna citizens from all political parties and sexual orientations are working to achieve basic human rights for everyone. The gay community prides itself on its own ethnic, age, socioeconomic, political and gender diversity, and its involvement in civic issues.
NEWS
August 23, 1992 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite Laguna Beach's close identity with its large gay population, observers here still debate how much power gay voters really wield. The city, the only one in Orange County to pass laws protecting the rights of homosexuals, has one of the nation's highest per capita incidence of AIDS.
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