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February 12, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Al Ruffo, 94, a former mayor of San Jose who helped transform the town from a small agricultural center to a sprawling modern city, died of natural causes Monday in San Jose. Ruffo served on the San Jose City Council from 1944 to 1952, and was an influential attorney who specialized in land-use issues. He also helped start the San Francisco 49ers football franchise in 1945. Born in Tacoma, Wash., Ruffo moved to California to attend Santa Clara University in 1927.
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NEWS
November 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Charging that the city of San Jose had violated the California Environmental Quality Act, environmentalists and communities to the south sued Tuesday to block Cisco Systems Inc.'s 688-acre research park proposed for one of the Silicon Valley's last remaining rural tracts. The Sierra Club, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Al Ruffo, 94, a former mayor of San Jose who helped transform the town from a small agricultural center to a sprawling modern city, died of natural causes Monday in San Jose. Ruffo served on the San Jose City Council from 1944 to 1952, and was an influential attorney who specialized in land-use issues. He also helped start the San Francisco 49ers football franchise in 1945. Born in Tacoma, Wash., Ruffo moved to California to attend Santa Clara University in 1927.
NEWS
November 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Charging that the city of San Jose had violated the California Environmental Quality Act, environmentalists and communities to the south sued Tuesday to block Cisco Systems Inc.'s 688-acre research park proposed for one of the Silicon Valley's last remaining rural tracts. The Sierra Club, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society and the Assn.
NEWS
May 27, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barely five months into her term, the lone African-American on San Jose's City Council is facing a possible recall and has been officially condemned by her colleagues in a furor over her remarks about minorities. During a speech this month at a black empowerment workshop, Councilwoman Kathy Cole charged that Latinos, Asian-Americans and homosexuals enjoy preferential treatment at San Jose City Hall.
NEWS
July 14, 1990 | HAROLD MAASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today's anniversary of the 1846 raising of the American flag in San Jose will go unmarked by speeches or parades--but it will not pass unnoticed. Verbal fireworks have blazed for months as news spread that city leaders had decided to put up a bronze statue commemorating the little-known event in the Mexican-American War. It has proven to be a political faux pas of monumental proportions. Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2000 | M. DAVID STIRLING, M. David Stirling is vice president of Pacific Legal Foundation, based in a Sacramento. He was chief deputy attorney general from 1991-98 and ran for attorney general against Lockyer in 1998
Under the California Constitution, the state attorney general oversees "the uniform enforcement of the laws." As the state's chief law enforcement officer, this historical mandate directs the attorney general to take all appropriate legal action to enforce laws enacted by the Legislature or directly by the voters through the initiative process.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A rookie city councilwoman condemned by her colleagues for making disparaging remarks about Latinos, Asian Americans and gays has been recalled by voters in her district. Unofficial results from Tuesday's election showed that 59.2% of the voters favored ousting Kathy Cole, making her the first City Council member to be recalled in San Jose history. Cole, 47, triggered a public uproar last May with remarks she made in a speech to a leadership seminar for African Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2000 | M. DAVID STIRLING, M. David Stirling is vice president of Pacific Legal Foundation, based in a Sacramento. He was chief deputy attorney general from 1991-98 and ran for attorney general against Lockyer in 1998
Under the California Constitution, the state attorney general oversees "the uniform enforcement of the laws." As the state's chief law enforcement officer, this historical mandate directs the attorney general to take all appropriate legal action to enforce laws enacted by the Legislature or directly by the voters through the initiative process.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A rookie city councilwoman condemned by her colleagues for making disparaging remarks about Latinos, Asian Americans and gays has been recalled by voters in her district. Unofficial results from Tuesday's election showed that 59.2% of the voters favored ousting Kathy Cole, making her the first City Council member to be recalled in San Jose history. Cole, 47, triggered a public uproar last May with remarks she made in a speech to a leadership seminar for African Americans.
NEWS
May 27, 1993 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barely five months into her term, the lone African-American on San Jose's City Council is facing a possible recall and has been officially condemned by her colleagues in a furor over her remarks about minorities. During a speech this month at a black empowerment workshop, Councilwoman Kathy Cole charged that Latinos, Asian-Americans and homosexuals enjoy preferential treatment at San Jose City Hall.
NEWS
July 14, 1990 | HAROLD MAASS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today's anniversary of the 1846 raising of the American flag in San Jose will go unmarked by speeches or parades--but it will not pass unnoticed. Verbal fireworks have blazed for months as news spread that city leaders had decided to put up a bronze statue commemorating the little-known event in the Mexican-American War. It has proven to be a political faux pas of monumental proportions. Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
State energy regulators approved a 600-megawatt power plant in San Jose that was once unanimously rejected by the City Council. The 5-0 vote by the California Energy Commission lets Calpine Corp. and Bechtel Enterprises Inc. build the Metcalf Energy Center in the Coyote Valley. The San Jose City Council opposed the plant last year on grounds it would be too close to homes. But that stand became unpopular as the energy crisis worsened. So city officials reached a compromise.
NEWS
December 19, 1985
By a 10-1 vote, the San Jose City Council has turned down a U.S. State Department request that the city's Police Department help train Third World police in counter-terrorism techniques. Most council members opposing the proposal, which was supported by Police Chief Joseph McNamara, said they fear that it would tie the city to repressive political regimes in Latin America. State Department spokesman Michael Kraft said San Jose was the first city to reject the 2-year-old training program.
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