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September 22, 1992
A rose may be a rose, but what's in a name is not the same. Take the Starrs, for example ("Judge Rejects . . . Slander Case," Sept. 4). Hank Starr is a candidate for the California state Senate, 19th District. He is a judge pro-tem of the Superior Court. Hank Starr is not, nor is he related to, Robert "Nick" Starr, who is involved with the Ventura Port District board of commissioners and their litigation. So by all means, keep the Starrs in your eyes but remember that the Starr on the ballot is Hank Starr.
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May 1, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A city committee has recommended replacing a controversial Ventura Port District commissioner and appointing three new ones to steer the bankrupt agency into smoother seas. Anticipating the moves, Commissioner Robert "Nick" Starr said he asked that his name be withdrawn for reappointment after serving a four-year term.
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August 27, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura Port District commissioner is facing criticism for not disclosing a conviction for bribe-taking while he served as a Los Angeles Harbor commissioner 24 years ago in a case that was overturned on appeal. A number of Ventura officials expressed dismay this week that Robert (Nick) Starr never mentioned the bribery case in interviews before they appointed him on June 29 to an unpaid seat on the five-member Board of Commissioners.
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December 14, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura City Council today will consider lobbying to change state law so the council can more easily remove members of the Ventura Port District Commission. Some council members have been unhappy that it would be difficult and costly to remove port district Commissioner Robert (Nick) Starr from his position. Starr was convicted in 1968 of taking bribes while he was a Los Angeles Harbor commissioner. The conviction was overturned two years later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A city committee has recommended replacing a controversial Ventura Port District commissioner and appointing three new ones to steer the bankrupt agency into smoother seas. Anticipating the moves, Commissioner Robert "Nick" Starr said he asked that his name be withdrawn for reappointment after serving a four-year term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura City Council today will consider lobbying to change state law so the council can more easily remove members of the Ventura Port District Commission. Some council members have been unhappy that it would be difficult and costly to remove port district Commissioner Robert (Nick) Starr from his position. Starr was convicted in 1968 of taking bribes while he was a Los Angeles Harbor commissioner. The conviction was overturned two years later.
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September 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ventura Port District Commissioner Robert (Nick) Starr filed a slander suit against board Chairman Richard Hambleton, alleging that the chairman erroneously told a city councilman that Starr is a convicted felon. Starr's 1968 felony conviction, stemming from bribery charges filed while he was a Los Angeles harbor commissioner, was overturned by an appeals court in 1971.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1986 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
The state attorney general's office is investigating whether a former state commissioner involved in the creation of an ill-fated Medi-Cal experiment, called Expanded Choice, would have profited from its implementation, a spokesman for the office said Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The Ventura City Council voted Monday to lobby the state Assembly to sponsor a bill to change state law so the council can more easily remove members of the Ventura Port District Commission. A majority of the council has been trying for months to oust Port District Commissioner Robert (Nick) Starr from his position, since it came to light that Starr did not reveal his role in a 24-year-old bribery case. Starr was convicted of bribe-taking in 1968 while he was a Los Angeles Harbor commissioner.
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October 8, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura City Councilman Tom Buford has been appointed to act as a liaison between the City Council and the Ventura Port District. "The council would like to promote cooperation and communication," Buford said. The port district is a government agency that acts separately from the City Council, and Buford's appointment will not change that. The five-member port commission is appointed by the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1992
A rose may be a rose, but what's in a name is not the same. Take the Starrs, for example ("Judge Rejects . . . Slander Case," Sept. 4). Hank Starr is a candidate for the California state Senate, 19th District. He is a judge pro-tem of the Superior Court. Hank Starr is not, nor is he related to, Robert "Nick" Starr, who is involved with the Ventura Port District board of commissioners and their litigation. So by all means, keep the Starrs in your eyes but remember that the Starr on the ballot is Hank Starr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura Port District commissioner is facing criticism for not disclosing a conviction for bribe-taking while he served as a Los Angeles Harbor commissioner 24 years ago in a case that was overturned on appeal. A number of Ventura officials expressed dismay this week that Robert (Nick) Starr never mentioned the bribery case in interviews before they appointed him on June 29 to an unpaid seat on the five-member Board of Commissioners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1996 | TRACY WILSON
The Ventura City Council elected a new majority to the Ventura Port District's board of commissioners early Tuesday, despite a disagreement over one of the recommended appointees. A city committee recommended that hospital administrator Monty Clark, attorney Jean Getchell Bush and county planner and former councilman Todd Collart be appointed to the five-member board.
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September 16, 1992 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Ventura City Councilman Gary Tuttle has called for Robert (Nick) Starr to resign from the Ventura Port District Commission because Starr failed to disclose his involvement in a 24-year-old bribery case. Tuttle, who made the statement at a City Council meeting earlier this week, put the issue on Monday's agenda. Starr declined to comment on Tuesday. Starr was appointed to the commission in June.
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