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January 13, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
A day after polls closed in Inglewood's mayoral race, voters appear to have given the job to a retired police chief over the incumbent, a veteran politician. An unofficial tally released Wednesday by the Inglewood City Clerk's office awarded former Santa Monica Police Chief James T. Butts Jr. 56% of the vote compared to 44% for incumbent Mayor Daniel K. Tabor in the runoff election. Around 5,700 votes were cast Tuesday, according City Clerk Yvonne Horton, and an unspecified number of absentee provisional ballots were still to be counted Wednesday.
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January 13, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
A day after polls closed in Inglewood's mayoral race, voters appear to have given the job to a retired police chief over the incumbent, a veteran politician. An unofficial tally released Wednesday by the Inglewood City Clerk's office awarded former Santa Monica Police Chief James T. Butts Jr. 56% of the vote compared to 44% for incumbent Mayor Daniel K. Tabor in the runoff election. Around 5,700 votes were cast Tuesday, according City Clerk Yvonne Horton, and an unspecified number of absentee provisional ballots were still to be counted Wednesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2007 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn has won election to a third term, overcoming a controversy over a low-interest $500,000 loan he received from the city. Officials announced Wednesday that Dorn, in one of the lowest election turnouts in recent memory in Inglewood, captured slightly more than 58% of the vote to nearly 42% for veteran City Councilwoman Judy Dunlap. In all, 6,542 ballots were cast in Tuesday's runoff election, representing less than 15% of the city's registered voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
When Inglewood voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose the city's mayor, they will decide between a longtime elected official who says his deep history in Inglewood gives him an edge, and a retired police chief who says the city needs a leader experienced in running large operations instead of another politician. Incumbent Mayor Daniel K. Tabor, a former Inglewood councilman with a long career in public and private service, faces James T. Butts Jr., who once headed the Santa Monica Police Department and was a deputy chief of Inglewood's police force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2003 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Amid accusations that Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn was risking the city's image to advance his own political agenda, the City Council on Tuesday decisively rejected three Dorn proposals to oversee the city clerk's handling of upcoming municipal elections. Citing concerns from constituents and candidates in the April 1 elections that they could not get a fair shake if recently seated City Clerk Yvonne Horton remains in charge of the balloting, Dorn has proposed asking the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2010 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Mayor Daniel K. Tabor's name still pops in its fresh lettering on the faded marker at the Inglewood city line. His corner office on the ninth floor of City Hall has bare walls and unpacked boxes on the floor. He's barely been in office a month, and Tabor's already up for reelection. A quirk in Inglewood's city charter has created a whirlwind of a campaign in which voters will end up casting ballots in both a special election and a general election in the same year. On Tuesday, voters will be picking a mayor just 62 days after they voted for the current one. As Tabor put it with a sigh, he has been in "a perpetual campaign for some time.
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August 27, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Superior Court Judge Roosevelt F. Dorn, a black jurist who had been handpicked to hear the case of three men charged with beating motorists during the early hours of the Los Angeles riots, furiously attacked the district attorney's office Wednesday for removing him from the case.
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November 20, 1989 | CAROL McGRAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The case was chilling. A woman had been raped, then stabbed in the chest. The victim had lived to tell about it. And the jury of 12 had found the defendant guilty. Afterward, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roosevelt Dorn retreated to his chambers to ponder the sentencing of this man whose criminal record began in his early teens. It was the kind of case that distressed the judge--another face that mirrored the failures of the juvenile justice system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given the gloomy scenarios surrounding the $200-million, half-finished Belmont Learning Complex in Los Angeles, it's not surprising that school reformers predict that it will close the door on mega-high school construction in the United States. Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn, however, would beg to differ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
When Inglewood voters go to the polls Tuesday to choose the city's mayor, they will decide between a longtime elected official who says his deep history in Inglewood gives him an edge, and a retired police chief who says the city needs a leader experienced in running large operations instead of another politician. Incumbent Mayor Daniel K. Tabor, a former Inglewood councilman with a long career in public and private service, faces James T. Butts Jr., who once headed the Santa Monica Police Department and was a deputy chief of Inglewood's police force.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2010 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
Mayor Daniel K. Tabor's name still pops in its fresh lettering on the faded marker at the Inglewood city line. His corner office on the ninth floor of City Hall has bare walls and unpacked boxes on the floor. He's barely been in office a month, and Tabor's already up for reelection. A quirk in Inglewood's city charter has created a whirlwind of a campaign in which voters will end up casting ballots in both a special election and a general election in the same year. On Tuesday, voters will be picking a mayor just 62 days after they voted for the current one. As Tabor put it with a sigh, he has been in "a perpetual campaign for some time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2010 | By Jack Leonard and Ari B. Bloomekatz
Roosevelt F. Dorn, who earned acclaim and criticism as a juvenile court judge and was an equally polarizing figure in more than a decade as Inglewood mayor, pleaded guilty Monday to a public corruption charge. The plea ends a political career that saw significant drops in crime, as well as Inglewood's attempt to bounce back from the loss of the Lakers and the Kings. But while supporters hailed Dorn's leadership, critics said he ran the city as a fiefdom. Dorn, who stepped down Sunday evening, is barred from holding public office for the rest of his life as part of his guilty plea to a misdemeanor conflict-of-interest charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2007 | Ashley Surdin and Charles Proctor, Times Staff Writers
Bad blood between Inglewood's mayor and its elected city clerk boiled over during the city's municipal elections Tuesday, with each accusing the other of interfering with the process. City Clerk Yvonne Horton and an election volunteer said Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn instructed a photographer to take pictures of workers verifying absentee ballots. He also accused them of pulling a "switcheroo" with the results, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2007 | Valerie Reitman, Times Staff Writer
Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn has won election to a third term, overcoming a controversy over a low-interest $500,000 loan he received from the city. Officials announced Wednesday that Dorn, in one of the lowest election turnouts in recent memory in Inglewood, captured slightly more than 58% of the vote to nearly 42% for veteran City Councilwoman Judy Dunlap. In all, 6,542 ballots were cast in Tuesday's runoff election, representing less than 15% of the city's registered voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2003 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Amid accusations that Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn was risking the city's image to advance his own political agenda, the City Council on Tuesday decisively rejected three Dorn proposals to oversee the city clerk's handling of upcoming municipal elections. Citing concerns from constituents and candidates in the April 1 elections that they could not get a fair shake if recently seated City Clerk Yvonne Horton remains in charge of the balloting, Dorn has proposed asking the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn gave the tempered approach one try. Faced with an angry crowd in his City Hall office last week, Dorn at first told the protesters he thought Jeremy J. Morse, the officer captured on videotape manhandling an Inglewood teenager, should be suspended without pay. That did not go far enough for the crowd, however; one demonstrator shouted his unhappiness, and the rest of the group grumbled with disapproval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling his removal from a racially charged trial a "slap in the face to the African-American community," Superior Court Judge Roosevelt F. Dorn urged voters Thursday to boot Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner out of office in November. The running feud between Reiner and the black judge he ousted from the Reginald O. Denny beating case last month escalated when Dorn took his anger to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, one of the most influential black congregations in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2002 | DAREN BRISCOE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn gave the tempered approach one try. Faced with an angry crowd in his City Hall office last week, Dorn at first told the protesters he thought Jeremy J. Morse, the officer captured on videotape manhandling an Inglewood teenager, should be suspended without pay. That did not go far enough for the crowd, however; one demonstrator shouted his unhappiness, and the rest of the group grumbled with disapproval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2001 | OSCAR JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the courtroom and in church, the Rev. Roosevelt Dorn earned a reputation for trying to save troubled youths and lost souls. His iron will and baritone oratory inspired some, but irked others. Now, as Inglewood's mayor, the First AME Church minister and former Superior Court judge is applying his pastoral and judicial skills to the city's troubled economy, harmed in part by the loss of its two professional sports teams two years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1999 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Given the gloomy scenarios surrounding the $200-million, half-finished Belmont Learning Complex in Los Angeles, it's not surprising that school reformers predict that it will close the door on mega-high school construction in the United States. Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn, however, would beg to differ.
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