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May 27, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When it comes to talking about Mexico and its economy, few can match an Orange County financial consultant with the decidedly Anglo name of Samuel Copeland Palmer IV. He knows the number of Mexicans who read comic books each week (85 million), as well as the availability of telephones (three for every 100 people).
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February 6, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A judge Monday declined to add to former City Councilwoman Valerie Stallings' punishment for taking unreported gifts from Padres owner John Moores. The judge rendered the decision after receiving pleas on Stallings' behalf from a congressman, a former state senator, a prominent scientist and two Catholic priests.
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March 17, 1991 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Maureen O'Connor and her husband, Robert O. Peterson, consumed more than twice as much water at their Point Loma home last year than city water officials and the mayor have previously acknowledged. The mayor's 1990 average daily water use--3,248 gallons--was so high that it would place her and her husband among the top 100 residential water users in the city.
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August 10, 2000 | From Associated Press
Amid calls for his resignation, the treasurer-tax collector of San Diego County apologized Wednesday for sending a series of e-mails to an employee that led to a sexual harassment claim against him that was settled for $100,000. But Bart Hartman refused to resign his elected post. "I don't believe one mistake is too much to forgive," Hartman said in a written statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1989 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Atty. John Witt on Wednesday recommended that the City Council oppose San Diego Gas & Electric's proposed merger with Southern California Edison because the deal "is not in the best interests" of San Diegans. The merger would also have an impact on several South Orange County communities. In a memorandum circulated Wednesday, Witt suggested that the merger would eliminate local utility jobs, damage San Diego's civic pride and hurt the environment.
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former state Assemblyman Tom Connolly, who served a single term from eastern San Diego County, was sentenced Thursday to two years in state prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Connolly, 51, a lawyer and Vietnam veteran, said he disagrees with a probation officer's evaluation that he is not remorseful. He vowed to rebuild his life despite being a sex offender.
SPORTS
June 5, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Susan Golding and other city officials withheld key information from voters and also used improper influence to get a taxpayers' group to endorse their drive for a downtown ballpark, the San Diego County Grand Jury charged Friday. The grand jury issued the blistering report, its third criticizing portions of the ballpark project, as part of its oversight role for local government. There were no criminal indictments.
SPORTS
June 25, 1999 | Associated Press
San Diego Mayor Susan Golding has been accused by a grand jury of improperly using her influence to secure a business group's backing for a new stadium for the Padres. The grand jury, which leveled its accusations Wednesday, did not bring criminal charges. Instead, it recommended the district attorney pursue a civil misconduct case. If Golding is found to have committed misconduct, the two-term mayor could be removed from office.
NEWS
September 23, 1997 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As night falls on Sand Hill Road, Susan Golding faces an audience of venture capitalists, another seeker come to Silicon Valley's promised land. Fading sunlight dapples the rolling countryside as Golding makes her pitch: the opportunity, the market niche, the payoff. Countless supplicants and visionaries have made this pilgrimage to woo and win the gung-ho entrepreneurs who inhabit the woodsy office parks lining Sand Hill Road.
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December 15, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning of Oct. 22, 1989, dawned cool and overcast as city officials prepared for the opening ceremony of a three-week Soviet arts festival on which San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor had staked her political reputation. O'Connor fretted that the weather could dampen--literally and figuratively--the financially risky civic gamble to which she had devoted the past 16 months.
SPORTS
June 25, 1999 | Associated Press
San Diego Mayor Susan Golding has been accused by a grand jury of improperly using her influence to secure a business group's backing for a new stadium for the Padres. The grand jury, which leveled its accusations Wednesday, did not bring criminal charges. Instead, it recommended the district attorney pursue a civil misconduct case. If Golding is found to have committed misconduct, the two-term mayor could be removed from office.
SPORTS
June 5, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Susan Golding and other city officials withheld key information from voters and also used improper influence to get a taxpayers' group to endorse their drive for a downtown ballpark, the San Diego County Grand Jury charged Friday. The grand jury issued the blistering report, its third criticizing portions of the ballpark project, as part of its oversight role for local government. There were no criminal indictments.
NEWS
September 23, 1997 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
As night falls on Sand Hill Road, Susan Golding faces an audience of venture capitalists, another seeker come to Silicon Valley's promised land. Fading sunlight dapples the rolling countryside as Golding makes her pitch: the opportunity, the market niche, the payoff. Countless supplicants and visionaries have made this pilgrimage to woo and win the gung-ho entrepreneurs who inhabit the woodsy office parks lining Sand Hill Road.
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former state Assemblyman Tom Connolly, who served a single term from eastern San Diego County, was sentenced Thursday to two years in state prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Connolly, 51, a lawyer and Vietnam veteran, said he disagrees with a probation officer's evaluation that he is not remorseful. He vowed to rebuild his life despite being a sex offender.
NEWS
August 9, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As delegates, reporters and others arrive for the Republican National Convention, they are greeted at the airport by three welcoming banners and three movie poster-sized pictures of Mayor Susan Golding. Along with giving San Diego the attention it has long craved, the GOP convention affords an opportunity nonpareil for its Republican mayor, whose name is being circulated by insiders as a possible candidate in 1998 either for governor or the Senate seat held by Democrat Barbara Boxer.
NEWS
December 15, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The morning of Oct. 22, 1989, dawned cool and overcast as city officials prepared for the opening ceremony of a three-week Soviet arts festival on which San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor had staked her political reputation. O'Connor fretted that the weather could dampen--literally and figuratively--the financially risky civic gamble to which she had devoted the past 16 months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of verbal sparring from a distance over whose city was doing the better job of conserving the Southland's dwindling water supply, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor met face-to-face Wednesday. Even as a new rainstorm raised hopes that the drought might be easing, the leaders of the state's two largest cities squared off over how to fight the water problem and--after a half-hour summit--they agreed to disagree and continue pursuing divergent courses.
NEWS
December 8, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Hailing San Diego as a potential "showcase . . . for the nation and the world," Mayor Susan Golding pledged in her inaugural address Monday to transform the city into a collection of "urban villages" where economic and environmental goals comfortably coexist to give children better opportunities at success. Golding, 47, told a crowd of more than 3,000 at the San Diego Convention Center that San Diego can "light the way to the next century."
NEWS
August 19, 1992 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego County district attorney's office has declined to file criminal charges against the former head of the San Diego Convention Center, who authorized $150,000 worth of questionable expenditures, including some to industry acquaintances from Anaheim Stadium and the Anaheim Convention Center. "The bottom line is that there will be no criminal action taken" against former convention center director Tom Liegler, said Donna Alm, spokeswoman for the San Diego Convention Center.
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