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June 10, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after celebrating his victory over 12-year incumbent Joan Milke Flores for a seat on the L.A. City Council, Rudy Svorinich lay awake early Wednesday, too excited to sleep. He opened his copy of "Truman" and read about how conventional wisdom had President Harry S. Truman losing to Thomas Dewey in the 1948 election, and how Truman pulled out a victory anyway. Svorinich says that, like Truman, he never once considered himself an underdog.
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July 14, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Candidates eager to replace Janice Hahn on the Los Angeles City Council started throwing their hats into the ring even before Hahn declared victory in Tuesday's special election for a South Bay congressional seat. San Pedro firefighter Pat McOsker announced his campaign for council in an email to supporters at 10:49 p.m. Tuesday — even though less than 30% of the vote had been counted in the U.S. House race. By Wednesday morning, at least three others had joined the contest, including a state assemblyman, a police officer and a former city councilman who once represented Hahn's Watts-to-San Pedro district.
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July 30, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. is taking steps to scuttle two long-planned projects in San Pedro and redirect almost $4 million to street and parking developments that he insists will better serve the public. In one case, the new Harbor area councilman has persuaded the city's Community Redevelopment Agency to halt demolition of a vacant store in downtown San Pedro to make way for a parking lot. The action will free up $1 million for other projects, he said.
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July 11, 2001 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden has placed two former colleagues on the public payroll, at a cost of $7,600 per month, until they find new jobs. "They don't have jobs, but they have a lot of experience," Holden said, adding that the former council members, Mike Hernandez and Rudy Svorinich Jr., will serve as consultants on a variety of issues, including transportation and housing matters.
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May 20, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could bring her new support in communities crucial to her reelection, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores has won the endorsement of businesswoman and former political adversary Janice Hahn.
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January 29, 1994
Five aides to Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., including his longtime friend and chief deputy, John Vidovich, have left his office in what Svorinich portrayed as a reorganization but others saw as signs of upheaval facing the first-term councilman. The resignation of Vidovich, 33, was the first to be announced by Svorinich, who was elected last year to succeed longtime Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores in the 15th District, which stretches from Watts to San Pedro.
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June 25, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A crowd of family members, friends and campaign volunteers packed the Los Angeles City Council chamber Thursday to cheer Rudy Svorinich as he was sworn in as the new councilman for the 15th District. Svorinich, who earlier this month ousted three-term incumbent Joan Milke Flores to represent the sprawling San Pedro-to-Watts district, does not move into City Hall and officially assume his duties until July 1.
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June 6, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN
Incumbent Joan Milke Flores and challenger Rudy Svorinich square off Tuesday for Los Angeles' 15th City Council District seat after a campaign that has served to underscore their similarities as much as their differences. Stumping in neighborhoods from Watts to the Harbor, both Flores, a three-term council member, and Svorinich, a paint store owner making his first bid for public office, have spotlighted crime, jobs and the city's budget crisis as their top issues.
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June 9, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In the most sweeping revamping of the city's leadership in memory, Los Angeles voters Tuesday chose four new City Council members, throwing out two longtime incumbents and electing the council's first openly homosexual member and its first Latino representative from the San Fernando Valley. Council member Joy Picus lost a bitter election to onetime aide Laura Chick. The second incumbent, Joan Milke Flores, was defeated by political newcomer Rudy Svorinich, a paint store owner.
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July 15, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to shore up an agreement with air quality regulators, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to study a proposal to have the Port of Los Angeles finance two domes to control potentially hazardous dust from a major coal terminal in the harbor. The motion by Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr.
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March 9, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of coaxing his aging mother, John Fentis finally persuaded her to sell the California Hotel, a rundown property in San Pedro that she had inherited from her husband in 1992. A Community of Friends, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for mentally ill adults, wanted to buy the hotel for $382,500 and renovate it with federal funds. Financing was arranged and escrow opened in July 1994. Then Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. stepped in.
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July 15, 1998 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trying to shore up an agreement with air quality regulators, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to study a proposal to have the Port of Los Angeles finance two domes to control potentially hazardous dust from a major coal terminal in the harbor. The motion by Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr.
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June 26, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reviving a thorny and embarrassing local issue, a City Council panel on Thursday reviewed what the chairwoman labeled the "unfinished business" of how and why former Associate U.S. Atty. Gen. Webster Hubbell was hired and paid by the city at the same time he was being accused of cheating his former law partners and clients.
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September 26, 1995
The center at 19401 S. Vermont Ave. will provide meeting and work space for Svorinich's staff, the local chamber of commerce and the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Boys and Girls Club. The center will also be available for police officers to write reports. The hope, Svorinich spokesman Barry Glickman said, is that the center will help keep more patrol officers in the neighborhood by freeing them from having to drive to Harbor station in San Pedro to write reports.
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April 7, 1994
My letter concerns the less-than-stellar performance of the 15th District's Los Angeles City Council representative, Rudy Svorinich. Due to the elected official's inability to take responsibility for his position, the entire district is suffering. His lack of experience, his lack of preparation, his surly and ill-chosen words regarding his predecessor and her accomplishments have cost the 15th District and its inhabitants dearly. In regard to the homeless housing project in the San Pedro community, the councilman and his office staff were advised of the project during the first week of September, 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1994
Five aides to Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr., including his longtime friend and chief deputy, John Vidovich, have left his office in what Svorinich portrayed as a reorganization but others saw as signs of upheaval facing the first-term councilman. The resignation of Vidovich, 33, was the first to be announced by Svorinich, who was elected last year to succeed longtime Councilwoman Joan Milke Flores in the 15th District, which stretches from Watts to San Pedro.
NEWS
April 7, 1994
My letter concerns the less-than-stellar performance of the 15th District's Los Angeles City Council representative, Rudy Svorinich. Due to the elected official's inability to take responsibility for his position, the entire district is suffering. His lack of experience, his lack of preparation, his surly and ill-chosen words regarding his predecessor and her accomplishments have cost the 15th District and its inhabitants dearly. In regard to the homeless housing project in the San Pedro community, the councilman and his office staff were advised of the project during the first week of September, 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of coaxing his aging mother, John Fentis finally persuaded her to sell the California Hotel, a rundown property in San Pedro that she had inherited from her husband in 1992. A Community of Friends, a nonprofit organization that provides housing for mentally ill adults, wanted to buy the hotel for $382,500 and renovate it with federal funds. Financing was arranged and escrow opened in July 1994. Then Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. stepped in.
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November 5, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The challenge: How to create jobs and make the harbor area's economy rebound. Market San Pedro as a vacation package with Catalina Island? Launch joint ventures between the Port of Los Angeles and local businesses? Build a world-class aquarium? Create waterfront shops and attractions? Sell San Pedro's fishing village history and charm?
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July 30, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilman Rudy Svorinich Jr. is taking steps to scuttle two long-planned projects in San Pedro and redirect almost $4 million to street and parking developments that he insists will better serve the public. In one case, the new Harbor area councilman has persuaded the city's Community Redevelopment Agency to halt demolition of a vacant store in downtown San Pedro to make way for a parking lot. The action will free up $1 million for other projects, he said.
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