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January 23, 1993
I'm glad I don't share that same "special bond" with my father that Ken Norton and his son, Ken Norton Jr., share (Jan. 16). The only bond they share is stubbornness. ROBERT FARRELL Camarillo
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August 22, 2011 | Jim Newton
Last week, with a warm sun pouring into his sitting room and an ocean breeze rustling the chimes on his porch, Robert Farrell and I talked about his candidacy for the seat Janice Hahn recently vacated on the Los Angeles City Council. That's right, Robert Farrell. Bob Farrell, as those who know the modern history of this city will realize, served on the City Council for most of two decades before retiring in 1991, and he was generally admired for his idealism and for his canniness, if not always for his effectiveness.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1988
Proponents of a recall effort against Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell failed Friday to challenge formally the city clerk's determination that their recall petitions had fallen short by more than 2,600 signatures. Needing 12,579 valid signatures, the recall proponents turned in only 9,917, according to the city clerk. Friday was the deadline for challenging the count.
SPORTS
January 23, 1993
I'm glad I don't share that same "special bond" with my father that Ken Norton and his son, Ken Norton Jr., share (Jan. 16). The only bond they share is stubbornness. ROBERT FARRELL Camarillo
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1990
The son of a former city councilman announced Thursday he plans to challenge Los Angeles Councilman Robert Farrell for his 8th District seat. Billy Mills, son of judge and former Councilman Billy G. Mills, is expected to formally announce his intentions on Sunday, supporters said. Mills practices business law for the firm of Radcliff & West and is a member of the county Commission on Judicial Procedures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1990
Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell praised the Century Plaza hotel Tuesday for canceling a trade show sponsored by South African Airways and that country's tourism board. "We have achieved a victory in Los Angeles," Farrell said. "Until the South African government renounces apartheid, it's the appropriate way. We don't want it doing business in our community."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1990
Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell introduced a motion Friday asking his colleagues to condemn the Century Plaza Hotel for allowing a trade show promoting tourism in South Africa to be held there, but stopped short of calling for an all-out boycott of the facility. "I believe this is an affront to us in the community . . . it runs counter to the spirit hundreds of thousands of people showed during the recent visit of Winnie and Nelson Mandela," said Farrell.
NEWS
March 9, 1987
Burglars provided Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell with yet another argument for passage of the controversial June 2 ballot measure--which he originated--to have South-Central Los Angeles residents agree to pay extra for additional police protection. Farrell's car, which was parked in front of his South Los Angeles home, was burglarized over the weekend--not once, but twice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
A teary-eyed Robert Farrell bade farewell to his colleagues Wednesday, attending his final Los Angeles City Council meeting as the city's 8th District representative. Farrell, 54, announced earlier this year that he is retiring after 17 years on the council. His successor, Mark Ridley-Thomas, takes office Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1991
Former City Councilman Robert Farrell, who resigned from his post after 17 years, is seeking a temporary job in Mayor Tom Bradley's office, city officials said. "Mr. Farrell has approached the mayor about a short-term project of no more than six weeks concerning economic development in South-Central Los Angeles," Bradley spokesman Bill Chandler said. "The mayor has asked Mr. Farrell to provide a written proposal of the project."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1991
Former City Councilman Robert Farrell, who resigned from his post after 17 years, is seeking a temporary job in Mayor Tom Bradley's office, city officials said. "Mr. Farrell has approached the mayor about a short-term project of no more than six weeks concerning economic development in South-Central Los Angeles," Bradley spokesman Bill Chandler said. "The mayor has asked Mr. Farrell to provide a written proposal of the project."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1991
A teary-eyed Robert Farrell bade farewell to his colleagues Wednesday, attending his final Los Angeles City Council meeting as the city's 8th District representative. Farrell, 54, announced earlier this year that he is retiring after 17 years on the council. His successor, Mark Ridley-Thomas, takes office Monday.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Veteran Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson held a slim lead over challenger Julie Korenstein in a close race Tuesday for Bernson's council seat in an election widely viewed as a referendum on growth in the northwest San Fernando Valley. With about three-quarters of the vote counted, Bernson was about 600 votes ahead of Korenstein in the affluent, suburban 12th Council District, which Bernson has represented since 1979.
NEWS
June 5, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three-term Los Angeles City Council member Hal Bernson was running even with challenger Julie Korenstein in partial election results late Tuesday, but one-term incumbent Ruth Galanter held a lead in a race to hold onto her 6th District City Council seat. With one-third of the city's 15 City Council seats at stake, the results of the balloting will reshape political alignments in the city and could shore up Mayor Tom Bradley's flagging support on the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and JOHN MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A new generation of black leaders began to emerge this week from free-for-all elections in two largely black City Council districts, where the stage has been set for runoffs between candidates who are more vocal about minority issues than their predecessors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the heels of the resignations of two longtime Police Commissioners, Los Angeles City Councilmen Robert Farrell and Hal Bernson on Tuesday called for a review of the financial disclosure requirements mandated by the city's new ethics law. Commission President Herbert F. Boeckmann and Vice President Reva B. Tooley said their resignations Monday were prompted by the requirements, which they called "an invasion of privacy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1990
Requests by Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell to hire two former campaign staffers were approved unanimously and without debate by the City Council this week. The hiring had been attacked as "political patronage" by Kerman Maddox, an activist who plans to run against Farrell when he is up for reelection next year. Maddox suggested that Farrell was pushing the hirings as a way to repay campaign debts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1991 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office cleared Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell on Friday of any criminal wrongdoing in connection with his role in steering more than $350,000 in city contracts, campaign funds and property to a social service program run by his former wife. The investigation into conflict of interest allegations determined that "the facts do not warrant criminal prosecution," according to a report prepared by Roger J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Robert Farrell, confirming that he will not seek reelection to the City Hall post he has held for 17 years, explained Wednesday that he is bowing out in order to spend more time with his family. "Work at City Hall has been the priority in my life for half of it--almost 27 years of appointed and elected service, from 1964 to date," Farrell, 54, told a packed news conference at City Hall. "I want to now give the priority of my time to my family."
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