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December 7, 1999 | GAIL DAVIS
High school teacher Sandy Smith was selected by his colleagues Monday night to serve as the city's first mayor of the new millennium. "Yes, I am Y2K compliant," Smith said with a smile as he held up his wooden gavel for the audience. After receiving a standing ovation, Smith thanked the council and his supporters as he began his two-year term in the city's top spot. "I'm not a supporter of having the mayor be [up for] a public vote," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1999 | GAIL DAVIS
High school teacher Sandy Smith was selected by his colleagues Monday night to serve as the city's first mayor of the new millennium. "Yes, I am Y2K compliant," Smith said with a smile as he held up his wooden gavel for the audience. After receiving a standing ovation, Smith thanked the council and his supporters as he began his two-year term in the city's top spot. "I'm not a supporter of having the mayor be [up for] a public vote," he said.
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August 9, 1990 | BRENNAN CHASE
Sandy Smith was fed up with being a restaurateur. He had sold his car, cashed out his life insurance policy, cleaned out his savings. Everything was sunk into his restaurant, the Rosarito Beach Cafe, near the mission in downtown Ventura. He measured his net worth in tortillas and beans. If you wanted a piece of him, you had to order off the menu. "I wasn't making any money," Smith recalls, "I was tired of working so hard, I smelled like mesquite every day, I was irritable because I was tired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five-term incumbent Jim Monahan edged out restaurateur Sandy Smith in the latest City Council campaign fund-raising totals. The latest disclosure statements, which cover Oct. 19-29, had to be postmarked by Friday at midnight. Carroll Dean Williams was the only candidate whose report was not filed by 5 p.m. With less than a week left until the Nov.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Key Aldus Executive Steps Down: The Seattle-based software company said Sandy Smith resigned as chief operating officer, a post that is being eliminated. Aldus also said its founder, Paul Brainerd, will relinquish the posts of president and chief executive when a replacement is found. He will then become the company's first chairman.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1997 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandy Smith is back in his own kitchen full time and he's loving it. After pulling out of a restaurant merger that had the Ventura resident overseeing chef duties at three eateries, Smith has returned to his Rosarito Beach Cafe and cooking six nights a week. "I'm back to doing what I love most," Smith said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five-term incumbent Jim Monahan edged out restaurateur Sandy Smith in the latest City Council campaign fund-raising totals. The latest disclosure statements, which cover Oct. 19-29, had to be postmarked by Friday at midnight. Carroll Dean Williams was the only candidate whose report was not filed by 5 p.m. With less than a week left until the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1986
One student sustained "possibly moderate injuries" Thursday when a school bus with 23 students on board rolled over on its right side after being struck by an egg truck on a rural highway about five miles east of Chino in Riverside County, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992
Ventura Results from Planning Commission votes Tuesday: Senior Housing Should the commission recommend approval of a senior housing project and three office buildings at Ralston Street and Cypress Point Lane? Result: Approved 6-0 The Vote Tim Downey: Yes Sandy E. Smith: Absent Ingrid Elsel: Yes Jim Lovins: Yes Carolyn Means: Yes Clark Owens: Yes Chuck Thomas: Yes
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1998 | MARINA MALIKOFF
Ventura City Councilman and restaurateur Sandy Smith said he is calling it quits at Main Street's Rosarito Beach Cafe. "It's been some time coming," said Smith, a chef and co-owner of the business. "I entered a partnership a few years ago that was a bad idea. That, coupled with so much time in the business, I felt it was time for a change." Although he has no immediate plans, Smith said he is considering several options.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 1997 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandy Smith is back in his own kitchen full time and he's loving it. After pulling out of a restaurant merger that had the Ventura resident overseeing chef duties at three eateries, Smith has returned to his Rosarito Beach Cafe and cooking six nights a week. "I'm back to doing what I love most," Smith said.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Key Aldus Executive Steps Down: The Seattle-based software company said Sandy Smith resigned as chief operating officer, a post that is being eliminated. Aldus also said its founder, Paul Brainerd, will relinquish the posts of president and chief executive when a replacement is found. He will then become the company's first chairman.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | BRENNAN CHASE
Sandy Smith was fed up with being a restaurateur. He had sold his car, cashed out his life insurance policy, cleaned out his savings. Everything was sunk into his restaurant, the Rosarito Beach Cafe, near the mission in downtown Ventura. He measured his net worth in tortillas and beans. If you wanted a piece of him, you had to order off the menu. "I wasn't making any money," Smith recalls, "I was tired of working so hard, I smelled like mesquite every day, I was irritable because I was tired.
NEWS
December 12, 1991
My heart goes out to the recently returned Middle East hostages and their families. What a wonderful time to have your loved ones home with you. My heart also goes out to the thousands of families across our country who are still awaiting word on their loved ones. I'm speaking of those who are still missing in action from the Vietnam War. We cannot forget those men and their families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY
Ventura attorney Michael Case's campaign for Congress will hold a kickoff rally at Ventura's Mission Park on Saturday at 10 a.m. Case, a Democrat, is challenging veteran Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) for the 23rd District seat. The general election is a year from November. The candidate will make a speech and meet the public, organizers said. "This is a chance for potential voters to get involved," Case said.
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