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December 13, 1992
Your report on the beating of newsman Gary Shepard by transients (Times, Nov. 22) includes a comment by former Santa Monica City Atty. Robert Myers: "It's much easier to take drastic action against the homeless if you demonize them as a group." Yes, indeed. And who should know better than Robert Myers the enormous political advantages of demonizing certain people as a group in order to take drastic action? Myers, author of the country's harshest and most repressive rent-control law, succeeded in getting his tract voted into law in 1979 by demonizing Santa Monica's apartment owners.
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October 22, 1994 | PETER YOON
Reseda 49, Poly 16--Running back Michael Oxx had 160 yards and two touchdowns in only five carries to lead the Regents (4-3, 3-1) at Reseda. Robert Myers added 121 yards in 13 carries. Poly (1-5, 2-2) quarterback Ricardo Gamboa completed 15 of 31 for 253 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. Poly rushed for only 25 yards.
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NEWS
October 4, 1992
I live in a rent-controlled high-rise on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. The homeless/drunks/mentally impaired/panhandlers live across the street in Palisades Park between me and my ocean view. I see them sleeping in the doorways and getting up out of the bushes as I walk to work in the dark in the morning. They ask me for money as I walk home from work. At night I hear the wailing and cursing of humans whose lives are beyond desperation. It distracts me from enjoying the sound of the ocean waves.
NEWS
February 24, 1994
In regards to the article (Jan. 23) entitled "Camp Santa Monica" I must respond in the following manner. The city of Santa Monica seems to think that they have done so much for the homeless in their city, yet to date the record seems to say otherwise. To date they have: 1) Barred the homeless from libraries and other public places; 2) Harassed or closed several food lines that were attempting to help the homeless; 3) Passed an ordinance making it illegal to sleep in the park or gather in large numbers; 4)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Robert L. Myers, president and general manager of KFMB radio and television of San Diego, died Thursday of cancer at Green Hospital of Scripps Clinic. He was 68. Myers was a well-known broadcaster in the community because of positions he took on local issues through editorials on KFMB radio and on television's Channel 8. Myers was an original member of the board of directors of the Holiday Bowl and served on the boards of the California Broadcasters Assn.
NEWS
February 9, 1992
How is Robert Myers serving the people of Santa Monica by allowing his personal views and opinions to color implementation of his duties? He was hired to do a job, not to influence people by the power of his position. If Myers has conflicts in carrying out the wishes of our community because of his altruistic beliefs, then he should resign. Better yet, the City Council should fire him. JUDITH SAKATIAN Santa Monica
SPORTS
October 22, 1994 | PETER YOON
Reseda 49, Poly 16--Running back Michael Oxx had 160 yards and two touchdowns in only five carries to lead the Regents (4-3, 3-1) at Reseda. Robert Myers added 121 yards in 13 carries. Poly (1-5, 2-2) quarterback Ricardo Gamboa completed 15 of 31 for 253 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. Poly rushed for only 25 yards.
NEWS
May 7, 1989
A city attorney is charged with the responsibility of being a fair, impartial and objective reference source to all of a city's citizens. In effect, a city attorney is supposed to be the most law-abiding protector of the legal rights of a city and its citizens. Robert Myers, appointed city attorney in Santa Monica, is openly anything but fair, impartial or law abiding. . . . He has been arrested and handcuffed numerous times. He is then always released by frustrated legitimate legal officials.
NEWS
October 27, 1991
Santa Monica City Atty. Robert Myers is in the wrong job. He should be a spokesman for the homeless rather than a paid employee of the taxpayers. He should follow the advice commonly given to the rest of us (by our lawyers): If we don't agree with a law we should lobby to change the law--not propose or condone ignoring the law. We already have too many citizens who think they can decide, individually, which laws to obey and which laws to ignore. ARTIE KANE Los Angeles
NEWS
October 7, 1990
I commend Julio Moran on his article "Political Brawl Over Homeless," Sept. 27. He did an excellent job of describing the situation in Santa Monica. As a 14-year resident, I would like to add my own observation about City Atty. Robert Myers. He is a very competent attorney and a person who behaves in a strikingly decent manner which transcends politics. He has always put his reputation where his beliefs are. One cannot help but admire such an individual. There are few in public office.
NEWS
February 7, 1993 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A personal ad: Seaside community recovering from messy breakup of intense attorney-client relationship seeks heaven-sent legal mate who has it all--but doesn't flaunt it--for $110,000-a-year job as city attorney. Send resume, including liberal litmus test on recycled paper, to Santa Monica City Hall. After a decent period of mourning the loss of a uniquely symbiotic and ultimately explosive attorney-client relationship, the Santa Monica City Council has launched a search for a city attorney.
NEWS
December 13, 1992
Your report on the beating of newsman Gary Shepard by transients (Times, Nov. 22) includes a comment by former Santa Monica City Atty. Robert Myers: "It's much easier to take drastic action against the homeless if you demonize them as a group." Yes, indeed. And who should know better than Robert Myers the enormous political advantages of demonizing certain people as a group in order to take drastic action? Myers, author of the country's harshest and most repressive rent-control law, succeeded in getting his tract voted into law in 1979 by demonizing Santa Monica's apartment owners.
NEWS
November 1, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What do Ronald Reagan and Robert M. Myers have in common? The former President and the former city attorney have weighed in from their respective ends of the political spectrum to endorse candidates running for four spots on the Santa Monica City Council. Reagan is backing the three-member law-and-order slate of John Baron, Edith Shane and A. Marco Turk.
NEWS
October 4, 1992
I live in a rent-controlled high-rise on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. The homeless/drunks/mentally impaired/panhandlers live across the street in Palisades Park between me and my ocean view. I see them sleeping in the doorways and getting up out of the bushes as I walk to work in the dark in the morning. They ask me for money as I walk home from work. At night I hear the wailing and cursing of humans whose lives are beyond desperation. It distracts me from enjoying the sound of the ocean waves.
NEWS
September 27, 1992
Robert L. Myers, 68, president and general manager of KFMB radio and television in San Diego. He began his career as assistant to the president of Midwest Television Inc., the Champaign, Ill., owner of KFMB. He moved to San Diego in 1969 and was named president of the company's western division in 1975. Myers, a graduate of the University of Illinois, was an original member of the board of directors of the Holiday Bowl and served on the boards of the California Broadcasters Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
Robert L. Myers, president and general manager of KFMB radio and television of San Diego, died Thursday of cancer at Green Hospital of Scripps Clinic. He was 68. Myers was a well-known broadcaster in the community because of positions he took on local issues through editorials on KFMB radio and on television's Channel 8. Myers was an original member of the board of directors of the Holiday Bowl and served on the boards of the California Broadcasters Assn.
NEWS
November 14, 1991
"There He Goes Again" should be the heading for things done by City Atty. Robert Myers of Santa Monica. This time it's a statute creating "co-ed" public restrooms (when three or more people are in line). Does anybody remeber the introduction of co-ed dormitories in colleges, followed by the sudden appearance of so-called date-rape? Everything starts somewhere and we seem to be living in a time when we aren't connecting events. I can't imagine using the bathroom successfully with a WOMAN PRESENT, AND I don't hink most women would enjoy using the bathroom with a man present.
NEWS
September 17, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week after firing the city attorney, the Santa Monica City Council majority forcefully rejected Tuesday a move by Councilman Herb Katz to study the economics of contracting out for city legal services. Katz said he wanted the analysis because the city attorney's budget of $3.5 million a year is "bloated" when measured with those of comparable cities. He also deemed the legal staff "defiant" for its continuing refusal to write ordinances with which they disagree. Robert M.
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