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April 11, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democracy burst out all over Los Angeles County on Tuesday, as voters in 57 cities decided a multitude of civic issues stemming from the continuing influx of immigrants to the region and the frenetic pace of urban growth. Mostly, voters in the patchwork of municipalities that make up suburban Los Angeles opted for change as they chose city council members and considered ballot initiatives in decidely low-key elections.
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August 5, 2001 | IRENE GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
School administrators in Santa Clarita are optimistic that the third time will be the charm for a bond measure that could help ease serious overcrowding at all 13 campuses in the city's William S. Hart Union High School District. The district's governing board unanimously approved a resolution last week to put a $158-million school bond measure on the November ballot. If voters approve, the funds generated will be used to build six new schools in the next decade.
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October 26, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State officials Friday charged a real estate developer, who has been involved in controversial housing projects in Santa Clarita and Woodland Hills, with 15 counts of illegally laundering campaign contributions. The state Fair Political Practices Commission said that Geoff Palmer and his Los Angeles development firm, G.H. Palmer Associates, had violated rules that require that the true source of campaign donations be identified on state-required reports.
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June 8, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City and school leaders celebrated the opening of a road to a proposed new high school Wednesday while acknowledging the campus may not be built for another decade. Golden Valley High School was to be one of four new schools funded by a $52-million bond issue and matching state funds. But for the second time since November, a small fraction of the city's voters have blocked the William S. Hart Union High School District from passing the bond package.
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June 8, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The senior citizen vote is being credited or blamed, depending on residents' points of view, for the defeat of a local school bond measure that went down by a 57% to 43% vote Tuesday. A group of older volunteers, most of them senior citizens, led the campaign against Measure H, which would have raised about $23 million during the next six years for new projects and repairs that officials said were needed for local junior and senior high schools.
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June 8, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City and school leaders celebrated the opening of a road to a proposed new high school Wednesday while acknowledging the campus may not be built for another decade. Golden Valley High School was to be one of four new schools funded by a $52-million bond issue and matching state funds. But for the second time since November, a small fraction of the city's voters have blocked the William S. Hart Union High School District from passing the bond package.
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April 4, 1996 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Growth and its consequences dominate the Santa Clarita city election next week, with the 8-year-old community bracing for an upsurge in development as the state's economy recovers. The dozen candidates vying for two City Council seats are united in their opposition to a proposed 190-million-ton landfill in Elsmere Canyon and almost universally agree that traffic congestion must somehow be mitigated.
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June 7, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The sole issue on the ballot in this city, a local bond measure to fund building improvements and new equipment at area schools, was losing Tuesday night based on early returns and absentee ballots. The backers of Measure H hoped it would raise an estimated $23 million for schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District by modifying an existing bond passed in 1974. Currently, that bond can be used only to collect money to pay rent on district buildings.
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February 16, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This city's 1996 election will be held within two weeks of the presidential primary, costing Santa Clarita up to $175,000 in added election expenses. Other municipalities statewide have delayed their local election dates in the wake of a decision by state legislators to move the primary to March 26, 1996, which is expected to give California more clout in choosing presidential candidates.
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April 15, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a City Council race with about 30,000 votes cast, a retired high school district superintendent has edged out an incumbent by 16 votes. * H. Clyde Smyth was declared the winner over Jill Klajic on Thursday morning after 174 outstanding ballots were tallied. The uncounted forms were absentee ballots and provisional votes--those cast by residents not listed on their precinct's voting rolls but believed to be registered--turned in to Santa Clarita polling places Tuesday.
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June 7, 2000 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in seven school districts went to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of nearly $372 million in bonds for school construction and improvements, while a measure that would have blocked a town square development in Manhattan Beach went down to defeat. In the Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District, a $100-million bond measure, the largest in Tuesday's election, was leading by a 4-1 margin in early returns.
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June 24, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a final tally expected today, write-in Democratic candidate Diane Trautman has received less than one-quarter of the votes she needs to oppose Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) on the November ballot. The Los Angeles County registrar-recorder's office said Tuesday that unofficial results show Trautman with 515 votes in the June 2 primary for the 25th Congressional District, well short of the 2,105 votes required to place her name on the ballot.
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June 10, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A group of residents said Tuesday they had filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission accusing two City Council members and an unsuccessful council candidate of misconduct in recent election campaigns. The complaint alleges that a negative campaign mailer was paid for with money funneled through a Northridge political action committee in order to conceal the source of the funds.
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April 16, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a municipal election that lured less than 20% of those eligible to the polls, Santa Clarita voters opted for the status quo for their young city, according to local politicians. Unofficial results showed Mayor Pro Tem Jo Anne Darcy, a senior field deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and a charter member of the Santa Clarita City Council, as the top vote-getter, finishing with 6,942 votes, or 18.8% of the total. She was the only incumbent in the race.
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April 12, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In an effort to prod an apathetic electorate to turn out for Tuesday's City Council election, the city of Santa Clarita has mounted a billboard campaign reminding residents that "one vote counts." Its point: Although the campaign has been quiet, with most major candidates agreeing on most major issues--development, crime and schools--the city considers this a "pivotal election" and that casting a vote could still have a large impact on the young city's future.
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January 23, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMESR
Seventeen residents have declared they are candidates for three City Council seats up for election in April, eclipsing the record field of 13 candidates in the 1996 race. Incumbent Jo Anne Darcy, a council member since the city incorporated in 1987, is running for reelection. Fellow council members Clyde Smyth and Carl Boyer III will surrender their spots. The candidates in the April 14 election range from teenagers to retirees, business executives to teachers.
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April 14, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two incumbents have reclaimed their City Council posts here, but the third must wait until 200 outstanding ballots are counted to know if she erased an eight-vote lead by a former high school district superintendent. Incumbent Jill Klajic and H. Clyde Smyth both received 13% of the total votes cast for the council--with Smyth ahead 3,740 to 3,732 votes. In the election, 10,452 people voted.
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December 2, 1997 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marsha McLean, the business owner credited with leading a successful effort to keep Elsmere Canyon from becoming the nation's largest dump, announced Monday she will run for Santa Clarita City Council. McLean is one of two announced candidates in the April election, when voters will fill three empty seats on the five-member council. The other candidate is Cameron Smyth, son of Mayor Clyde Smyth, who has said he does not plan to seek reelection. The official filing period runs from Dec.
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December 2, 1997 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Marsha McLean, the business owner credited with leading a successful effort to keep Elsmere Canyon from becoming the nation's largest dump, announced Monday she will run for Santa Clarita City Council. McLean is one of two announced candidates in the April election, when voters will fill three empty seats on the five-member council. The other candidate is Cameron Smyth, son of Mayor Clyde Smyth, who has said he does not plan to seek reelection. The official filing period runs from Dec.
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November 2, 1997
The race for the Newhall County Water District board is the most contentious local election Santa Clarita has seen in a while. But outside of that spotlight are two other races on Tuesday's ballot that have produced far less rhetoric and drawn far less attention. First is the William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board contest. Vying for three open spots are William "Bill" Dinsenbacher, Patricia A. Hanrion, Dennis V. King and Gloria Mercado.
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