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January 6, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Just when things were looking grim for opponents of oil drilling off the San Diego County coast, a glimmer of hope has appeared. The reason for the renewed optimism is the selection of a close friend of Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad) for the influential post of secretary of the Interior. The Department of Interior will play a big role in dictating whether oil platforms sprout from local waters.
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November 8, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO and JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Shaking off the fallout from her ill-fated Playboy Mansion fund-raiser, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) was far ahead of her opponent in early balloting while Republicans were headed for victory in every other Orange County House district. Among the apparent GOP victors, San Diego businessman Darrell Issa--who spent about $2.5 million of his own money on his campaign--racked up a solid early lead in his quest to succeed retiring Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside).
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May 13, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A white-haired former dentist whose hallmark is the calm, quiet manner of a Marcus Welby, Rep. Ron Packard, at first blush, hardly seems like the sort of man to take on career bureaucrats at NASA and the Air Force. But that is just what Packard, who represents southern Orange County, is doing.
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March 8, 2000 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was no election day cease-fire in the back-biting Republican brawl to replace retiring Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), a race that remained too close to call early this morning. In a high-stakes primary expected to decide the ultimate successor in the conservative district surrounding Camp Pendleton, charges of slander and illegal politicking ricocheted between the two front-runners, car alarm mogul Darrell Issa of Vista and state Sen. Bill Morrow of Oceanside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
--Stephen L. Todd, a 48-year-old stock market handicapper from Mission Viejo, is waging what charitably can be called an "uphill" campaign to unseat five-term Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), who has represented southern Orange and northern San Diego counties. So far, Todd has little money--less than the $5,000 minimum that triggers reporting requirements. He can't afford newspaper advertising, much less television spots. His name recognition is virtually zero.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen L. Todd, a 48-year-old stock market handicapper from Mission Viejo, is waging what charitably can be called an "uphill" campaign to unseat five-term Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside), who has represented southern Orange and northern San Diego counties. The seat Packard holds was significantly affected by redistricting; it once contained just a slice of Orange County, but the new district is now about evenly split between the two counties and runs as far north as Mission Viejo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Presiding over one of a series of federal budget-cutting sessions recently, Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside) was in no mood to hear excuses. Like his fellow "cardinals"--a title afforded to chairmen of House Appropriations subcommittees--Packard needed to slash the budgets of the agencies under his panel's jurisdiction. Everything, he had proclaimed, from new book purchases for the blind by the Library of Congress to the planned renovation of the Botanic Gardens, was on the table.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1995 | LISA RICHWINE, STATES NEWS SERVICE
Two Orange County congressmen urged lawmakers Wednesday to crack down on illegal immigration by doubling the U.S. Border Patrol force, writing a national version of Proposition 187 and changing a law that eases the visa process for some undocumented immigrants. Rep. Ron Packard (R-Oceanside) also called for a shutdown of immigration checkpoints in San Clemente and Temecula to free up resources for better enforcement at the California-Mexico border. Packard and Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1988
New officers of the South Orange County Republican Assembly will be installed Sept. 1 by Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad) during a 6:30 p.m. dinner at the El Adobe restaurant in San Juan Capistrano. Officers include Dr. Londres Uso, president; Fred Jenner, first vice president; Robert Miller, second vice president; Jean Rumsey, secretary, and Jacky Gardner, treasurer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
City officials met with Rep. Ron Packard (R-Vista) last week to discuss a $3.7-million bridge project, which connects Camino Capistrano and Cabot Road, and the expansion of Avery Parkway from four to five lanes. Officials said the proposed projects would improve traffic flow. Packard is responsible for helping the city get federal funding of more than $1 million for the bridge. City officials asked Packard to help seek other ways of raising money to offset the cost of other improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) became the first Republican candidate Thursday to announce that he will run in March for the seat being vacated by Rep. Ron Packard (R-Vista), who announced his retirement this week. Morrow said he will open an exploratory committee and begin raising money and support from leaders in the three-county district, which stretches from Laguna Hills to north San Diego County and includes Temecula in Riverside County.
NEWS
November 4, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran U.S. Rep. Ron Packard, known as a leader in cutting government spending, said Wednesday that he will not seek reelection next year, opening his largely Republican district to a crush of GOP hopefuls. Packard, 68, said he will step down in January 2001, after 18 years in Congress, to spend more time with his family.
NEWS
November 4, 1999 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran U.S. Rep. Ron Packard, known as a leader in cutting government spending, said Wednesday that he will not seek reelection next year, opening his largely Republican district to a crush of GOP hopefuls. Packard, 68, said he will step down in January 2001 after 18 years in Congress to spend more time with his wife, Jean, and their seven children, 34 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1999 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Ron Packard on Tuesday joined Rep. Christopher Cox in announcing his opposition to the El Toro airport and signing the Safe & Healthy Communities Initiative. The ballot proposal, if passed, would require two-thirds voter approval for new or expanded airports, jails and hazardous-waste landfills. The measure already has more than the 71,000 signatures needed to qualify for the March ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1999 | Jason Leopold, (714) 966-5634
City officials met with Rep. Ron Packard (R-Vista) last week to discuss a $3.7-million bridge project, which connects Camino Capistrano and Cabot Road, and the expansion of Avery Parkway from four to five lanes. Officials said the proposed projects would improve traffic flow. Packard is responsible for helping the city get federal funding of more than $1 million for the bridge. City officials asked Packard to help seek other ways of raising money to offset the cost of other improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1998 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As new chairman of a congressional committee in charge of spending federal funds on energy and water projects, Rep. Ron Packard is in a position to benefit Orange County--and all of California. That's just where he wants to be. Though political alliances helped him win the chairmanship of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Water and Energy, Packard, 67, a former dentist who has been in Congress since 1982, said he has developed an expertise on the issues through his career in public life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1989
Six high school students have been nominated to attend service academies next year. Air Force Academy nominees are David Jedynak of Mission Viejo High School and Donald Rolfe of San Clemente High School. Nominated to the Naval Academy are Aimee Phillips and Megan McClung from Mission Viejo High School, Scott Josselyn from Trabuco Hills High School and Christopher Lohr from San Clemente High School. The students were nominated by U.S. Rep.
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July 23, 1993 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Ron Packard was released from a Maryland hospital Thursday, six days after undergoing triple bypass heart surgery to remove arterial blockages, his staff said. The Republican lawmaker, whose district includes southern Orange County, has been up and walking since Tuesday and is expected to resume a full work schedule after Congress' Labor Day recess, his aides said. He will recuperate at his Virginia home over the next few weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
RON PACKARD A dentist, Packard became the third person in U.S. history to be elected to Congress as a write-in candidate. He has focused on transportation and military issues. He has no Democratic opponent. * Political party: Republican * Age: 67 * Residence: Oceanside * Education: D.D.S., dentistry, University of Oregon, 1957. * Career highlights: Elected to Congress in 1982 and reelected seven times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Ron Packard, the lawmaker who crafted an unusual provision that would limit environmental review of the controversial Foothill South toll road, has accepted $7,000 in campaign donations from the toll road's Washington lobbyist, records show. Attorney James F.
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