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June 28, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Council member Jill Klajic is known for her persistent letter writing. She has fired off missives to Presidents Bush and Clinton suggesting administrative appointments and implored Vice President Al Gore to join her fight against the controversial Elsmere dump. But her latest dispatch on City Council stationery--asking Gov.
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August 25, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A political gadfly was charged with two misdemeanors Monday in connection with an allegedly threatening telephone call he made to a councilwoman last week. At an appearance in Newhall Municipal Court in which he elected to represent himself, John Steffen, 71, was charged with one count each of threatening a public official and making an annoying phone call.
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April 16, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barely three years after founding the city of Santa Clarita, officials of the bedroom community near Magic Mountain jumped on a suggestion that more seasoned politicians might have mocked. They invited 50 hairdressers to lunch. Turning the City Council chambers into something resembling the set of a TV show, they became the audience to a panel of beauticians and a wisecracking host-cum-assistant city manager trailing a microphone cord and reading from a corny script.
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August 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A political gadfly who recently sued the city, accusing officials of violating his civil rights, was arrested this week after allegedly threatening a city councilwoman, sheriff's deputies said Friday. John Steffen, 71, left threatening messages on Councilwoman Jill Klajic's answering machine in which he warned the councilwoman to call him before he "got a gun," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. John Bomben.
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December 15, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Heidt is a politician not precisely defined. Now mayor again of Santa Clarita, she has campaigned to save oak trees, clean up toxic waste and fight a proposed landfill--liberal causes not ordinarily identified with someone who is also sufficiently conservative to crusade for small-business development and who organized a patriotic salute to American troops who fought in the Persian Gulf War.
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March 7, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Santa Clarita on Friday asked the state's political watchdog commission to review whether two council members were rightfully barred from voting on a controversial hillside preservation ordinance because they have a financial stake in a bank that finances housing projects.
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May 14, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Santa Clarita officials wanted to know what was on citizens' minds, they turned to those who get in the people's hair. That was why the city spent $400 to feed and interview 50 hairdressers, manicurists and makeup artists at City Hall Monday. "Everyone talks to their beauty professionals. We'd just like to know the kinds of things people are saying," Mayor Carl Boyer III explained.
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August 22, 1998 | DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A political gadfly who recently sued the city, accusing officials of violating his civil rights, was arrested this week after allegedly threatening a city councilwoman, sheriff's deputies said Friday. John Steffen, 71, left threatening messages on Councilwoman Jill Klajic's answering machine in which he warned the councilwoman to call him before he "got a gun," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. John Bomben.
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March 28, 1990 | LYNN O'SHAUGHNESSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Billing it as a historic moment, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to end its long garbage disposal feud with the city of Los Angeles by forming a partnership to jointly confront the region's growing garbage problem. Under the agreement, the city and county would create a huge dump in Elsmere Canyon in the Santa Clarita Valley. The city of Los Angeles would be entitled to dump a large portion of its garbage there.
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March 25, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita voters may get a chance to elect their mayor directly, replacing the current system under which the post rotates among City Council members. The council told city staff workers Tuesday to study the idea and report back by the beginning of next year. Supporters of the idea said it would make the mayor more accountable to the voters, but reaction from some members of the council ranged from lukewarm to flatly opposed.
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March 29, 1996 | DANICA KIRKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Deputy City Manager Jeff Kolin, who has been organizing opposition to a proposed 190-million-ton dump in Elsmere Canyon, has resigned, sending civic leaders scrambling to fill the critical job. Kolin, nicknamed "the Elsmere czar," has long been the city's point man in efforts to stop Torrance-based BKK Corp. from creating the landfill on the city's outskirts. He will leave May 6 to take the city manager's job in Pittsburg, a northern California community of 50,000, he said Thursday.
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December 12, 1995
Carl Boyer, a Santa Clarita city councilman and teacher at San Fernando High School, is expected to be named mayor of the city during a brief ceremony today. Boyer, who has served as mayor before, replaces Mayor Jo Anne Darcy in a routine rotation of the largely figurehead mayor's job among members of the council. The rotation system, based on seniority, has been the subject of a continuing dispute.
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August 22, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jan Heidt, who has served on the City Council since Santa Clarita incorporated in 1987, formally announced Monday that she will not seek reelection in April and discounted rumors that she is planning to run for Congress. "Well, I've done enough," Heidt said simply of her decision. She spoke in a phone interview from her Newhall bookstore, where she intends to concentrate her energy full-time once her second four-year term is up.
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April 20, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Maybe the City Council race here isn't over after all. Jill Klajic, ousted from her council seat by 16 votes, now says she will call for an electronic recount if her supporters can raise the $500 fee. Klajic, 47, originally said she didn't want a recount of the close tallies. But she said Tuesday she was persuaded by campaign supporters who complained they'd always wonder who really won if a second count wasn't conducted. H.
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June 28, 1993 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Council member Jill Klajic is known for her persistent letter writing. She has fired off missives to Presidents Bush and Clinton suggesting administrative appointments and implored Vice President Al Gore to join her fight against the controversial Elsmere dump. But her latest dispatch on City Council stationery--asking Gov.
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April 2, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a grim gag, and the city of Santa Clarita meant it that way. Armed with protest signs and surgical masks, then taking on a "but seriously, folks" demeanor, city officials Thursday held a mock grand opening of the much-loathed Elsmere Canyon dump on the eastern border of the city. The April Fools' Day caper designed to "get the word out locally, as well as over the hill" about the proposed dump drew about 100 people, city spokeswoman Gail Foy said.
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April 2, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a grim gag, and the city of Santa Clarita meant it that way. Armed with protest signs and surgical masks, then taking on a "but seriously, folks" demeanor, city officials Thursday held a mock grand opening of the much-loathed Elsmere Canyon dump on the eastern border of the city. The April Fools' Day caper designed to "get the word out locally, as well as over the hill" about the proposed dump drew about 100 people, city spokeswoman Gail Foy said.
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April 20, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Maybe the City Council race here isn't over after all. Jill Klajic, ousted from her council seat by 16 votes, now says she will call for an electronic recount if her supporters can raise the $500 fee. Klajic, 47, originally said she didn't want a recount of the close tallies. But she said Tuesday she was persuaded by campaign supporters who complained they'd always wonder who really won if a second count wasn't conducted. H.
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March 25, 1993 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita voters may get a chance to elect their mayor directly, replacing the current system under which the post rotates among City Council members. The council told city staff workers Tuesday to study the idea and report back by the beginning of next year. Supporters of the idea said it would make the mayor more accountable to the voters, but reaction from some members of the council ranged from lukewarm to flatly opposed.
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December 15, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Heidt is a politician not precisely defined. Now mayor again of Santa Clarita, she has campaigned to save oak trees, clean up toxic waste and fight a proposed landfill--liberal causes not ordinarily identified with someone who is also sufficiently conservative to crusade for small-business development and who organized a patriotic salute to American troops who fought in the Persian Gulf War.
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