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October 8, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Warnken knows what it's like to be a troubled kid. He fought constantly in high school, spent time in juvenile hall and was sent to boarding school after punching out his dad. Children who are like he was need guidance, he said. That's why the 26-year-old real estate agent launched a campaign for an unorthodox ballot measure praising the Boy Scouts for their work with young people and voiding a county resolution that criticized their anti-gay policies.
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October 8, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Warnken knows what it's like to be a troubled kid. He fought constantly in high school, spent time in juvenile hall and was sent to boarding school after punching out his dad. Children who are like he was need guidance, he said. That's why the 26-year-old real estate agent launched a campaign for an unorthodox ballot measure praising the Boy Scouts for their work with young people and voiding a county resolution that criticized their anti-gay policies.
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April 2, 1993 | Special to The Times
A drawn-out battle for a seat on the County Board of Supervisors ended when a judge ruled that challenger Willy Chamberlin defeated longtime incumbent Bill Wallace by two votes in the November election. The decision by Superior Court Judge Nat Agliano allows Chamberlin to keep his 3rd District seat on the board, which he assumed in January after a recount showed him winning by five votes.
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April 2, 1993 | Special to The Times
A drawn-out battle for a seat on the County Board of Supervisors ended when a judge ruled that challenger Willy Chamberlin defeated longtime incumbent Bill Wallace by two votes in the November election. The decision by Superior Court Judge Nat Agliano allows Chamberlin to keep his 3rd District seat on the board, which he assumed in January after a recount showed him winning by five votes.
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June 6, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longstanding controversy over whether to tie into the State Water Project was finally resolved Tuesday as Santa Barbara County voters approved measures to import Northern California water into their region for the first time. After enduring some of the most severe water cutbacks and rationing levels in the state, Santa Barbara-area voters approved state water by more than a 2-1 margin.
NEWS
November 13, 1992
Santa Ynez Valley rancher Willy Chamberlin has pulled into a 74-vote lead in a count of ballots cast Nov. 3 for a pivotal seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. County officials, terming the latest results semiofficial, said Chamberlin leads Board Chairman Bill Wallace by a count of 17,121 to 17,047. An undetermined number of ballots that could not be read by the county's vote-counting machines are yet to be tabulated, officials said.
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June 3, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many Southern Californians expressed little sympathy for drought-weary Santa Barbara as water rates tripled, lawns turned brown and vegetation withered and died. Santa Barbara deserved its fate, critics of the city's water policy said. Residents had the chance to obtain an additional water supply in 1979, but rejected it when they voted against tying into the State Water Project, partly to control growth. Now residents have another chance--a final chance--for state water.
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October 16, 1992 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Environmentalists here know Bill Wallace, a veterinarian by trade and chairman of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as a strong friend of slow-growth policies. Frustrated developers, on the other hand, call him Dr. No. "He's anti-everything," said Jerry Beaver, president of Beaver-Free Corp. in Santa Barbara. "The attitude is stop everything at any cost because any growth is bad." Like him or not, the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1992 | TINA DAUNT
Supporters of Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino, the only congressman in California to lose his seat in the primary election, have urged the veteran lawmaker to run as an independent candidate for the 22nd Congressional District seat in the fall. An aide to Lagomarsino (R-Ventura) said supporters have contacted the congressman to encourage him to try again for the slot representing Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
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December 29, 1999 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the people of this fast-growing region west of Santa Barbara don't get their own city soon, it won't be for lack of trying. Local activists have put the question of cityhood to voters three times in the last 12 years. Three times, voters said no. But Goleta Now!, the latest incarnation of advocates to give cityhood a try, thinks it may have a winner. Like movie makers who tailor a film to fit the dictates of a focus group, Goleta Now!
NEWS
November 13, 1992
Santa Ynez Valley rancher Willy Chamberlin has pulled into a 74-vote lead in a count of ballots cast Nov. 3 for a pivotal seat on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. County officials, terming the latest results semiofficial, said Chamberlin leads Board Chairman Bill Wallace by a count of 17,121 to 17,047. An undetermined number of ballots that could not be read by the county's vote-counting machines are yet to be tabulated, officials said.
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October 16, 1992 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Environmentalists here know Bill Wallace, a veterinarian by trade and chairman of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, as a strong friend of slow-growth policies. Frustrated developers, on the other hand, call him Dr. No. "He's anti-everything," said Jerry Beaver, president of Beaver-Free Corp. in Santa Barbara. "The attitude is stop everything at any cost because any growth is bad." Like him or not, the Nov.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longstanding controversy over whether to tie into the State Water Project was finally resolved Tuesday as Santa Barbara County voters approved measures to import Northern California water into their region for the first time. After enduring some of the most severe water cutbacks and rationing levels in the state, Santa Barbara-area voters approved state water by more than a 2-1 margin.
NEWS
June 3, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many Southern Californians expressed little sympathy for drought-weary Santa Barbara as water rates tripled, lawns turned brown and vegetation withered and died. Santa Barbara deserved its fate, critics of the city's water policy said. Residents had the chance to obtain an additional water supply in 1979, but rejected it when they voted against tying into the State Water Project, partly to control growth. Now residents have another chance--a final chance--for state water.
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