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August 20, 1991 | LEN HALL
Firing back at one of his harshest critics, City Manager Stephen B. Julian has filed a slander suit against local attorney Carlos M. Negrete, who has accused Julian of misusing public funds. The lawsuit, which was lodged last Friday in Orange County Superior Court, seeks $50,000 in damages and an unspecified amount in punitive damages for statements Negrete made in public about Julian's conduct. "We have filed a cross-complaint against Mr.
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February 5, 1997
The City Council on Tuesday selected the law firm of Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart to provide interim legal services to the city after the resignation of City Atty. Richard K. Denhalter, who announced last month he was leaving to take a job in San Diego. A panel of three attorneys from the Orange-based firm will serve as legal counsel for about four months while the city staff studies various alternatives, including whether the city should continue to maintain an in-house, full-time city attorney.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1997
The City Council on Tuesday selected the law firm of Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart to provide interim legal services to the city after the resignation of City Atty. Richard K. Denhalter, who announced last month he was leaving to take a job in San Diego. A panel of three attorneys from the Orange-based firm will serve as legal counsel for about four months while the city staff studies various alternatives, including whether the city should continue to maintain an in-house, full-time city attorney.
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December 19, 1996
Residents will start getting a slight reduction in their waste disposal rates starting Jan. 1, based on a new contract the city signed with Solag Disposal Inc. Under the agreement, which the City Council approved this week, residents could save from 21 cents to $2.65 a month in their trash hauling bills. "I think it's a win for the city of San Juan," Councilman Wyatt Hart said of the new contract. Commercial rates also will be reduced, with businesses expected to save from $5.02 to $17.
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December 19, 1996
Residents will start getting a slight reduction in their waste disposal rates starting Jan. 1, based on a new contract the city signed with Solag Disposal Inc. Under the agreement, which the City Council approved this week, residents could save from 21 cents to $2.65 a month in their trash hauling bills. "I think it's a win for the city of San Juan," Councilman Wyatt Hart said of the new contract. Commercial rates also will be reduced, with businesses expected to save from $5.02 to $17.
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March 10, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
The City Council has awarded a $211,200 contract to design the first phase of a planned community center. The council unanimously approved the contract Tuesday, although lower bids were received by the city. Council members chose LPA, Inc., an Irvine firm, which will also provide the city with a marketing study on how to make the center as financially self-supporting as possible. City building and planning staff recommended LPA Inc. after reviewing bids.
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February 21, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying that they want an independent review, City Council members have decided to ask the Orange County district attorney's office to investigate circumstances surrounding nearly $400,000 in municipal loan debts incurred by City Manager Stephen B. Julian. Two weeks ago, the council announced its intention to hire a law firm and an accounting firm to examine the loan transactions.
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February 28, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noting that news articles have incorrectly described an aspect of City Manager Stephen B. Julian's contract with the city, Mayor Kenneth E. Friess has formally requested that county prosecutors review the city's loan transactions with Julian. "This is to request that your office consider conducting a legal review of the employment agreements and loans between the City and the City Manager," Friess said in a letter to Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi. ". . .
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December 9, 1991 | LEN HALL
The City Council last week voted unanimously to hire Convention Enterprises Unlimited of San Juan Capistrano to help raise funds for the 1992 Heritage Festival. "They will be going out to businesses and corporate sponsors and working with them to become sponsors of the events," said Linda Evans, the city's community services supervisor. Convention Enterprises will be paid on commission, Evans said.
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January 15, 1991 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The elaborate financial transactions of this city's top executive--including his receipt of municipal loans totaling thousands of dollars--are prompting angry reactions from residents and demands for explanation from two council members. The reactions follow a report in the Orange County Edition of The Times last week that City Manager Stephen B. Julian has incurred loan debts with the city totaling $398,235.
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January 13, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
Cox Communications officials knew that adding several new channels would be popular with their customers. What the cable company failed to anticipate was that it would need additional telephone lines. Response to the new cable lineup Jan. 1 has overwhelmed the company's switchboard, making it difficult for customers to reach the order desk, officials said Thursday. Cox Communications serves about 200,000 households in South County.
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December 9, 1995 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN
After nearly 25 years of operating in the historic Los Rios district, Solag Disposal Co. is packing up and leaving town. The waste disposal company will be moving to a new maintenance yard off Ortega Highway several miles from city limits on land leased from Santa Margarita Co., said Douglas Dumhart, management analyst.
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March 10, 1995 | JEFF BEAN
The City Council has awarded a $211,200 contract to design the first phase of a planned community center. The council unanimously approved the contract Tuesday, although lower bids were received by the city. Council members chose LPA, Inc., an Irvine firm, which will also provide the city with a marketing study on how to make the center as financially self-supporting as possible. City building and planning staff recommended LPA Inc. after reviewing bids.
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October 24, 1994 | JEFF BEAN
The City Council has extended for five more years a franchise agreement with Times Mirror Cable Television, parent company of Dimension Cable. The council approved the extension Tuesday, and also asked city staff to incorporate into an accompanying ordinance a "fail-safe" method of scrambling audio and video of the adult channel "Spice." The vote was 3 to 0 with Councilwoman Carolyn Nash and Councilman Gary L. Hausdorfer absent.
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March 20, 1993 | LEN HALL
Trying to save money, the City Council this week voted unanimously to turn over the operation of its 56-acre Kinoshita Farm to J&W Farms, a private San Juan Capistrano contractor. In return for the council's agreement to a three-year contract with J&W Farms, the city will get 3% of the gross annual sales of the farm produce. Over the past 40 years, the farm has produced corn, strawberries, peppers, beans and tomatoes.
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June 22, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA
The City Council has unanimously approved a one-year contract with Orange County to handle animal control services within the city. The contract covers the rescue and sheltering of animals and runs from July 1 through June 30, 1993. The city will pay about $26,200 for the services, which include licensing, inspections and low-cost rabies vaccination clinics. In addition to San Juan Capistrano and unincorporated areas, the county performs animal control services for 23 cities.
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January 16, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Council members unanimously called for an independent audit and legal review Tuesday of $398,235 in municipal loans granted over the past decade to City Manager Stephen B. Julian. With more than 100 citizens packed into the council chambers, council members were cheered by some and jeered by others for their roles in helping to approve a $250,000 housing loan to Julian in 1981 and $148,235 in other loans since. Mayor Kenneth E.
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September 9, 1991 | LEN HALL
A South County trash-collection company that has helped pilot a three-city curbside recycling experiment has won a nine-month extension of the program in San Juan Capistrano. Solag Disposal Inc., which collects trash in Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Aliso Viejo, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, won an extension from October through June 30 by a unanimous vote of the City Council last week. A similar program is being tried in Dana Point and San Clemente.
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