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October 27, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD
A veteran Santa Ana police captain who helped shape the department's problem-oriented approach to law enforcement has been named the new chief of the Hayward Police Department. Police Capt. Joseph E. Brann, 41, is "a solid cop with a very broad background" who will soon be taking over the 150-officer department in the city on San Francisco Bay, just south of Oakland, Hayward City Manager Louis Garcia said.
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May 7, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
About 125 city employees and community members urged the City Council recently to provide medical benefits to all 560 part-time city employees. City staff has been negotiating an undisclosed wage offer with the Service Employees International Local 347 since October, but the employees also are seeking such benefits as overtime and sick pay.
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July 12, 1990 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing an increase in gang violence and homicides, Santa Ana City Councilman Richards L. Norton said Wednesday that he wants to ask voters in November to support a special property tax that would add 20 police officers to the city's 351-member department. "We're losing the battle on the streets," Norton said, "and the bad guys are winning."
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October 18, 1997 | JEFF KASS
After more than 10 years of working outside City Hall, Housing Department employees are expected to move into city headquarters by January. The City Council on Monday will consider a $516,000 construction contract to renovate the second and third floors of City Hall for the Housing Department. The space was occupied by the city's Police Department, which has moved into new headquarters. The move would affect about 35 Housing Department employees who have been working from offices at 500 W.
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May 19, 1992 | JON NALICK
A trio of Police Department sergeants will receive honors for their exemplary service from two state peace officer associations this week. The sergeants, Phillip Archer, Irma Vasquez and Edward Andrade, will get their awards at the California Peace Officers Assn. convention in Palm Springs. Vasquez will be honored by the Women's Peace Officers Assn. today and on Thursday Archer and Andrade will receive two of the six awards given statewide this year by the CPOA.
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November 22, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Firefighter Lorenzo Abundiz had always been popular at Fire Station 3, where he was once best known as an irrepressible practical joker and the undefeated burrito eating champion. Now, Abundiz is best known as a hero. This week, the 15-year Fire Department veteran was honored by the Santa Ana City Council for saving the lives of two fellow firefighters during a blaze that destroyed the B.F. Goodrich store at Bristol and 1st streets.
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May 7, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
About 125 city employees and community members urged the City Council recently to provide medical benefits to all 560 part-time city employees. City staff has been negotiating an undisclosed wage offer with the Service Employees International Local 347 since October, but the employees also are seeking such benefits as overtime and sick pay.
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March 12, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Residents and businesses would see some fee increases, and 30 city positions would be eliminated under the budget being proposed for fiscal 1996-97. The $120-million budget plan, presented for the first time at a City Council study session last week, would take steps to close a projected $10-million deficit caused by revenue losses, including a $1-million drop in property taxes because of declining values.
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October 18, 1997 | JEFF KASS
After more than 10 years of working outside City Hall, Housing Department employees are expected to move into city headquarters by January. The City Council on Monday will consider a $516,000 construction contract to renovate the second and third floors of City Hall for the Housing Department. The space was occupied by the city's Police Department, which has moved into new headquarters. The move would affect about 35 Housing Department employees who have been working from offices at 500 W.
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February 19, 1990 | LILY ENG
The release of city employees' home addresses, a controversial campaign issue in the past, will be debated by the City Council on Tuesday night when it considers a proposal to prevent the city from releasing personal information on any city employee. The ban would ensure the privacy of city employees, said Councilman Richards L. Norton, who made the proposal. City Atty. Edward J.
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March 12, 1996 | JEFF KASS
Residents and businesses would see some fee increases, and 30 city positions would be eliminated under the budget being proposed for fiscal 1996-97. The $120-million budget plan, presented for the first time at a City Council study session last week, would take steps to close a projected $10-million deficit caused by revenue losses, including a $1-million drop in property taxes because of declining values.
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January 16, 1996
A city inspector was in critical condition Monday after being yanked to the ground by a hose being dragged by a tractor-trailer at a construction site, authorities said. The accident occurred at 9:15 a.m. when inspector John Romo Jr., 62, of Irvine was standing next to a construction worker near the center divider of a roadway where a ditch was being built, Police Sgt. Dick Faust said.
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April 11, 1994
The city's personnel board has reinstated a building inspector who was fired for allegedly using his city vehicle and offices to have sex with prostitutes on three occasions. After a 13-day hearing, the panel late last week ordered the city to rehire David E. Tibbs and to pay his full back salary, Tibbs' attorney, Richard Silber, said Sunday. Tibbs was fired last November after an investigation by Santa Ana police alleged that he had sex with a prostitute in his office on 4th Street.
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August 6, 1993 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal jury awarded a city librarian a $30,000 judgment Thursday, eight months after a judge ruled that she was unfairly reprimanded for speaking out against her supervisor at a 1990 City Council meeting. Barbara Lambert, 56, had accused the supervisor, Robert Richard, of mismanaging the Library Department and creating an atmosphere of intimidation.
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March 30, 1993 | JON NALICK
The Police Department on Monday honored 21 of its employees for outstanding service, including several officers for heroic actions. During the sixth annual recognition ceremony, the department awarded four police service medals to officers who jeopardized their own safety while trying to help others in 1992. Awards also went to three officers who performed life-saving actions and to more than a dozen other sworn and civilian personnel for their dedication and service to the department.
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May 19, 1992 | JON NALICK
A trio of Police Department sergeants will receive honors for their exemplary service from two state peace officer associations this week. The sergeants, Phillip Archer, Irma Vasquez and Edward Andrade, will get their awards at the California Peace Officers Assn. convention in Palm Springs. Vasquez will be honored by the Women's Peace Officers Assn. today and on Thursday Archer and Andrade will receive two of the six awards given statewide this year by the CPOA.
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April 17, 1990 | LILY ENG
City Council members who release the addresses of city employees for private and political use can now be slapped with a misdemeanor charge under an ordinance the council approved Monday night. Councilman Richards L. Norton, who introduced the ordinance, said the new law protects the privacy of city employees. The council approved the ordinance 6 to 1, despite vigorous opposition from Norton's nemesis, Councilman Daniel E. Griset, who had called the ordinance "a cute political ploy."
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July 2, 1990 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The City Council tonight will consider placing 13 amendments to the City Charter on the November ballot, one of which would extend the length of the mayor's term from two years to four. The proposed amendment also would limit the mayor to two consecutive terms. There is currently no limit. The mayor, formerly appointed by members of the council, has been directly elected by the voters since 1988.
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April 22, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council has decided to pay $105,000 to the family of a former police sergeant who committed suicide in February, 1988. The council made its decision in a closed session after midnight Tuesday after a six-hour council meeting. The city faced having to pay up to $147,500 to the family of James Earl McDonald on workers' compensation claims filed before and after his death.
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July 5, 1991 | GEBE MARTINEZ
As he patrols the city's 38 parks and playgrounds, Park Ranger Ken Poole strides a little more confidently these days. His job is the same as it was a year ago--assisting visitors and providing security at city parks while searching for vandals, burglars, drug users or others committing minor infractions, such as drinking beer. But what has changed is Poole's ability to defend himself. Since February, the park ranger supervisor has been packing a .357 Smith & Wesson revolver.
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