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June 1, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One week before the election, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff suddenly heated up Tuesday, with one of incumbent Sherman Block's five opponents, sheriff's reserve captain and businessman Robert Irmas, launching a $200,000 television and radio ad campaign against him. Block said he has purchased $30,000 in radio time. But it appears that the sheriff, bidding for a fourth term, will be outspent in a big way in the campaign's final days.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One week before the election, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff suddenly heated up Tuesday, with one of incumbent Sherman Block's five opponents, sheriff's reserve captain and businessman Robert Irmas, launching a $200,000 television and radio ad campaign against him. Block said he has purchased $30,000 in radio time. But it appears that the sheriff, bidding for a fourth term, will be outspent in a big way in the campaign's final days.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1993 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Irmas could have turned his back on Athens when he left the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 15 years ago. He could have buried his memories of the working-class families he saw devastated by crime. He could have forgotten what it was like for the children to live amid the violence of the neighborhoods he patrolled. But Irmas, who lives in upper middle-class Encino, has spearheaded an effort to turn the sheriff's dilapidated Athens Community Center into an island of learning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
* Duties: The sheriff is in charge of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, with over 8,000 sworn deputies and about 4,000 non-sworn personnel. The department is the fourth-largest police agency in the country, with jurisdiction over 42 cities and unincorporated county areas with a combined population of more than 2.5 million. * Major candidates: Five candidates are opposing Sheriff Sherman Block's bid for a fourth term, but none are politically well known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
* Duties: The sheriff is in charge of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, with over 8,000 sworn deputies and about 4,000 non-sworn personnel. The department is the fourth-largest police agency in the country, with jurisdiction over 42 cities and unincorporated county areas with a combined population of more than 2.5 million. * Major candidates: Five candidates are opposing Sheriff Sherman Block's bid for a fourth term, but none are politically well known.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1994
Another opponent of Sheriff Sherman Block's bid for reelection to a fourth term, Sheriff's Sgt. John R. Stites II, has purchased cable television advertising in an attempt to keep Block from amassing a majority of votes in Tuesday's election and avoiding a runoff. A spokesman for Stites said the purchase totals about $35,000.
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June 13, 1986
No drunk-driving charges will be filed against "Airwolf" television star Jan-Michael Vincent for an arrest last month, a Ventura County prosecutor said. "I didn't feel I had enough proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he was under the influence at the time he was driving," Deputy Dist. Atty. Robert Irmas said. Vincent's blood-alcohol level was 0.08%--the legal figure for drunk is 0.10%--when he was arrested May 15 in Moorpark, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1999
A police-affiliated youth center is in danger of closing as early as November, with a one-time grant almost exhausted, officials say. The center, which serves about 1,200 youths up to age 17, opened three years ago this week with a three-year, $120,000 grant from the Los Angeles-based Audrey & Sidney Irmas Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1994
Sheriff Sherman Block, bidding for a fourth term in the June 7 primary, disparaged his five opponents Wednesday, saying he believes that "probably several hundred" of his deputies have better qualifications to be sheriff than any of his foes. The qualifications of all his opponents, even if combined, would not be equal to the requirements of being sheriff if the Board of Supervisors was appointing one, Block contended at his monthly news conference, the last before the primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
The Canoga Park youth program Keep Youth Doing Something, which nearly folded earlier this year, has received the largest grant in its history from The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation. Robert Irmas, son of the lawyer and investor who established the foundation, said he, his brother, Matthew Irmas, and Matthew Irmas' wife Deborah, made the $22,000 donation to pay for equipment, uniforms and umpires for the KYDS program through 1994.
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April 11, 1993 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Irmas could have turned his back on Athens when he left the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department 15 years ago. He could have buried his memories of the working-class families he saw devastated by crime. He could have forgotten what it was like for the children to live amid the violence of the neighborhoods he patrolled. But Irmas, who lives in upper middle-class Encino, has spearheaded an effort to turn the sheriff's dilapidated Athens Community Center into an island of learning.
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March 18, 1994 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn will face a crowded field of 15 challengers in the June 7 primary, while Supervisor Gloria Molina will run unopposed for reelection. Sheriff Sherman Block will face seven challengers in his bid for reelection, and four candidates will vie to succeed retiring five-term Supervisor Ed Edelman. The filing deadline for most countywide seats was last Friday. The deadline was extended to Wednesday for Edelman's seat.
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June 9, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff Sherman Block and Los Angeles County Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn savored reelection victories Wednesday by advising the personnel in their departments that the votes for them amounted to a vote of confidence in the work the employees are doing. In a message to all 12,000 sheriff's deputies and non-sworn members of his agency, Block declared, "My reelection is not so much a personal victory as it is a reflection of how the people we serve view (your) performance."
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