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June 23, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD and JODI WILGOREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The audacious bid Thursday by county Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy to oust Supervisor Roger R. Stanton left elected officials and political activists stunned, with some praising the move and others criticizing it as politically motivated. * "This is unprecedented in Orange County history," said Gary L. Granville, the county's veteran clerk-recorder. "I don't know anything that even comes close to this. . . . It's just so shocking."
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August 26, 2002 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after leaving politics amid the turmoil of Orange County's bankruptcy, former Supervisor Roger R. Stanton is throwing his hat back in the ring. Stanton is running for a seat on the Fountain Valley City Council, where he got his political start nearly 30 years ago. The 65-year-old Cal State Long Beach business management professor, once one of Orange County's rising political stars, said he doesn't see Fountain Valley as a springboard for higher office.
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December 1, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Board Chairman Thomas F. Riley lashed out Wednesday against a proposal by Supervisor Roger R. Stanton to close and sell James A. Musick Branch Jail in Irvine to pay for the construction of a new facility at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. "I was very surprised," said Riley, whose 5th District includes the Musick facility. "I would think (Stanton) would have shared the idea with the supervisor who's involved. I don't think it's a good proposal."
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May 3, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ and SHELBY GRAD and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Matthew R. Raabe, the former assistant county treasurer briefly hailed as a hero and then quickly labeled a villain after Orange County's 1994 financial collapse, was convicted Friday of misappropriating public funds and securities fraud related to the county's bankruptcy. His conviction on five separate felony counts could make Raabe the first Orange County official to face a prison sentence for crimes arising from the county's record-setting bankruptcy.
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March 21, 1990 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor Roger R. Stanton charged Tuesday that the state's move to designate all of Orange County a permanent Mediterranean fruit fly eradication zone could turn the county into an "experimental facility" where malathion could be sprayed "anywhere, any time, for any reason." Stanton, a leading critic of aerial pesticide spraying, urged the other four supervisors to protest the proposed designation rather than vote to extend a proclamation declaring the Medfly infestation an emergency.
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July 30, 1989
First, Orange County Supervisors Don R. Roth, Roger R. Stanton and Gaddi H. Vasquez revealed their gutlessness in voting against banning AIDS discrimination. Then the same supervisors, plus Supervisor Thomas F. Riley, in a moment of aberration, had the gall to vote themselves a 25.2% increase in pay despite a budget deficit of more than $25 million and the prospect of layoffs in the current fiscal year. The citizens of Orange County ought to vote for the recall of Roth, Stanton and Vasquez.
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August 2, 1992
I am dazzled by Supervisor (Roger R.) Stanton's idea of selling the Orange County airport. This kind of thinking is what has happened to American industry, namely the idiotic MBA teachings of "go for the quick profit and let tomorrow take care of itself." Stanton's suggestion is much like the Stephen King short story about the surgeon who ends up on a sterile, uninhabited island and survives by eating bits and pieces of himself (for a while). L.H. COLEMAN, Westminster
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March 22, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marking the end of a two-year legal saga, the California Supreme Court on Friday denied a request by Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi to reinstate bankruptcy-related misconduct charges against two county supervisors. The denial, which justices issued without comment, let stand a 4th District Court of Appeals ruling that dismissed all charges against former Supervisor Roger R. Stanton and current Board of Supervisors Chairman William G. Steiner.
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January 10, 1997 | JOHN POPE
All Fountain Valley wanted to do was honor its former mayor, but the city's decision to name a street after Roger R. Stanton isn't sitting well with those who live there. The street to be named for Stanton, who stepped down last month as an Orange County supervisor, isn't much. It's just a long driveway that will lead to a new Boys and Girls Club building in Mile Square Regional Park. But none of about a dozen residents nearby would say they favored the proposed Stanton Way.
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January 9, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The City Council honored former Orange County Supervisor Roger R. Stanton on Tuesday for his 16 years on the board and for his help in securing county money for various city projects during his tenure. "Roger has always been there with money when we seem to need it," said Councilwoman Laurann Cook. "When you look at the word friend, Roger Stanton has always been a friend to Fountain Valley."
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January 7, 1997 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though the potential penalty--removal from office--is now moot, the Orange County district attorney's office Monday asked the California Supreme Court to reinstate a bankruptcy-related misconduct charge against Supervisor Roger R. Stanton on his last official day in office.
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December 29, 1996
Reading Dana Parsons' column on Dec. 13, I wondered if he and I were watching the same Board of Supervisors meeting. Parsons attacked the only two supervisors who wanted to debate the airport issue: Roger R. Stanton and Don Saltarelli. They dug into detail that would have been lost otherwise and seemed to try to work out a real compromise. Meanwhile, my supervisor, Jim Silva, sat silent and looking bored like he did as our councilperson for years. I don't think he understood what the other two were talking about most of the time.
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December 28, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Some community leaders in Midway City want to honor outgoing Supervisor Roger R. Stanton by re-christening a park named after the 16-year board veteran. Roger R. Stanton Park is located off Bolsa Avenue in the heart of the unincorporated community. The county named the small recreation area after Stanton several years ago at the request of Midway City residents.
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November 9, 1995 | SHELBY GRAD
County Supervisor Roger R. Stanton is scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday for a new day care center in Midway City, a venerable county unincorporated area surrounded by Westminster. The county used a $318,000 federal community block grant to build the center, which includes several classrooms and restroom facilities. Jerome Kaplin, president of the Midway City Chamber of Commerce, said the child care center will fill an important need in the community of 8,200 people.
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November 2, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
Roger R. Stanton, who is retiring in December after 16 years on the Board of Supervisors, has been honored by the Southwest Community Center for his years of support for the nonprofit group. The community center provides 400 to 500 hot meals a day to people in need and handles other services for children. Fountain Valley Councilman John J. Collins, a member of the center's board, presented Stanton with a plaque at a recent meeting.
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December 19, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capping a 16-year reign on the Board of Supervisors, Roger R. Stanton marked his final meeting Wednesday not with tearful remembrances but by taking on critics one last time and vowing to tell "the real story" of the county bankruptcy that tarnished his once-promising political career. Lifting a pen during one point in the meeting, Stanton announced: "I will have a lot to say in the future."
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December 11, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Likening the fallout from a just-concluded investigation against him to "what people went through in Germany during the 1930s," Supervisor Roger R. Stanton joined a board majority in voting Tuesday to conduct a thorough audit of the district attorney's office. The audit comes two weeks after a state appeals court dismissed civil misconduct charges against Stanton and Supervisor William G. Steiner, whom prosecutors accused of failing to prevent the county's $1.64-billion bankruptcy. Dist. Atty.
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