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June 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
As the first Latino mayor in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, Ron Gonzales was once a rising star. He addressed the Democratic National Convention and was rumored as a candidate for statewide office as San Jose and Silicon Valley boomed. On Friday, Gonzales was fending off calls for his resignation after being indicted on fraud, bribery and conspiracy charges stemming from a grand jury probe into a secretly negotiated garbage contract that cost taxpayers more than $11 million.
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June 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
As the first Latino mayor in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities, Ron Gonzales was once a rising star. He addressed the Democratic National Convention and was rumored as a candidate for statewide office as San Jose and Silicon Valley boomed. On Friday, Gonzales was fending off calls for his resignation after being indicted on fraud, bribery and conspiracy charges stemming from a grand jury probe into a secretly negotiated garbage contract that cost taxpayers more than $11 million.
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November 9, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just two days after winning election as mayor of California's third largest city, Ron Gonzales got to work--not for his new employer, the people of San Jose, but for his old one, Hewlett-Packard. The cleanup had barely been completed at Gonzales' campaign headquarters last week when the mayor-elect boarded a plane for Boston, where he represented the Silicon Valley company in meetings with local educators.
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June 23, 2006 | John M. Glionna and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales has been indicted by a grand jury on bribery and conspiracy charges, authorities said Thursday. The development follows a long-running investigation into his dealings with a local waste contractor. Gonzales, 55, and his top budget aide, Joe Guerra, surrendered to authorities Thursday and were released on $50,000 bail each, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.
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June 23, 2006 | John M. Glionna and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales has been indicted by a grand jury on bribery and conspiracy charges, authorities said Thursday. The development follows a long-running investigation into his dealings with a local waste contractor. Gonzales, 55, and his top budget aide, Joe Guerra, surrendered to authorities Thursday and were released on $50,000 bail each, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department.
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March 31, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City officials are asking businesses to stop selling numbered basketball jerseys modified to glorify street gangs, arguing that the clothing puts youth at risk. A letter signed by Mayor Ron Gonzales asks merchants to stop selling red and blue shirts, jackets and hats emblazoned with the number 14 for Nortenos and 13 for Surenos.
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March 17, 2004 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A $1.8-billion expansion of Mineta San Jose International Airport's passenger terminal complex is ready for takeoff. After 15 years of planning, political debate, lawsuits and elections, all the transportation improvements required by a ballot measure last year are on track around the airport, Mayor Ron Gonzales announced. The final piece of the puzzle -- state funding for improvements to the congested Coleman Avenue-Interstate 880 interchange -- has been confirmed, Gonzales said.
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January 29, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayor Ron Gonzales fell ill Wednesday night during a State of the City program. An ambulance was called to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, where Vice Mayor Pat Dando told the audience of about 5,000 that the rest of the program was canceled. "We believe he may be suffering from food poisoning," Dando said. Gonzales was reported to be alert.
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June 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A civil grand jury report accuses San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales of making a secret deal to ensure an $11.25-million pay increase for trash haulers in 2000. The report says Gonzales concealed a meeting with officials from Norcal Waste Systems. Gonzales said in a statement that the panel's report "demonstrates a reckless disregard for fact" and a "bias against the city and the office of the mayor."
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January 8, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Officials and residents are taking issue with a magazine study that ranked their city as one of the nation's fattest. Men's Fitness named San Jose as the country's 24th fattest city, behind San Diego, Fresno and Philadelphia. Chicago won the designation as the fattest city, followed by Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Dallas. David Vossbrink, a spokesman for San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales, said the nation's 10th-biggest city is no different from other locations across the country.
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November 9, 1998 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just two days after winning election as mayor of California's third largest city, Ron Gonzales got to work--not for his new employer, the people of San Jose, but for his old one, Hewlett-Packard. The cleanup had barely been completed at Gonzales' campaign headquarters last week when the mayor-elect boarded a plane for Boston, where he represented the Silicon Valley company in meetings with local educators.
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June 27, 2006
The city's embattled but defiant mayor was arraigned Monday on public corruption charges stemming from a secretly negotiated deal with a garbage contractor that cost taxpayers more than $11 million. Ron Gonzales, 55, did not speak or enter a plea during an initial appearance in Santa Clara County Superior Court. But at a news conference afterward, Gonzales vehemently denied the charges and rejected colleagues' calls for his resignation.
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April 10, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two former aides to San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales face a complaint that they allegedly lobbied for a controversial real estate project less than one year after leaving their jobs at City Hall. The San Jose city attorney's office has filed a complaint against Tony Arreola and Sharanjit "Sean" Kali-Rai for working on the Tropicana Shopping Center redevelopment project.
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