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September 30, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic Party activists in the Santa Clarita Valley have protested the appointment of Republican congressional contender Howard P. (Buck) McKeon as grand marshal of a local "frontier days" parade. McKeon, a banker and clothing retailer, is scheduled to ride in a convertible at the head of the parade sponsored by the Canyon Country Chamber of Commerce. The annual event, set for Saturday, typically draws 2,000 to 3,000 spectators.
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April 6, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Peggy Freeman, former director of a Val Verde health and social service center for the poor, has joined several other Republicans in the race for the 38th Assembly District seat that is being vacated by Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) next year. Freeman, 55, served as executive director for the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center from 1991 to 1994.
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July 25, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Santa Clarita Valley will be asked to approve only one school bond measure this fall because a local district has decided voters are not in the mood to tax themselves twice for education. Two measures to raise money for new schools were scheduled to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot, but the William S. Hart Union High School District removed its proposal this week to eliminate competition with the Newhall School District.
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March 22, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Residents of this city will decide in November whether they want to directly elect their mayors. Currently, the post of mayor is rotated annually among the five Lancaster City Council members. But Monday night, by a 3-2 vote, the council decided to put the matter before the voters. "Let's just put it in their hands and let them decide," said Councilman George Runner.
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August 20, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This rural community's school district was an exception to the rule last year when its voters approved a $20-million bond measure for two new schools. It was only the second school-bond measure to pass in the Santa Clarita Valley since Proposition 13 limited property-tax increases for many California residents in 1978. But in order to sell all $20 million of the bonds, the Castaic Union School District must be an exception again.
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November 9, 1989 | KENNETH REICH and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an apparent paradox, voters in two heavily congested areas of Southern California--Orange County and the Santa Clarita Valley--rejected tax increases to finance road improvements in Tuesday's elections, while voters in outlying, less-congested areas were approving such increases. In Orange County, a half-cent sales tax boost for traffic improvements, including a six-lane widening of the often-jammed Santa Ana Freeway, lost, getting a 53% negative vote.
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November 8, 1989 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hermosa Beach headed for the dogs--the leashed variety--as West Hollywood awarded itself a civic center and Santa Clarita voters turned aside an effort to raise their taxes Tuesday as Southland voters went to the polls in a decidedly underwhelming election. Across the county, officials reported, a mere 12% of registered voters showed up at the polls--by any measure a low turnout.
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June 4, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Santa Clarita Valley will decide today whether local school districts can sell bonds to raise money for relief of overcrowding in elementary schools. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today in the Sulphur Springs Union School District and the Newhall School District. This is the second time in less than a year that voters in the Sulphur Springs Union School District have been asked to approve a bond measure to build classrooms.
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January 23, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hunt Braly, longtime aide to state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita), said Wednesday that he will campaign for the Republican nomination in a proposed new Assembly district encompassing the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys. Braly, 36, spent about $250,000 in a bitter 1990 primary-election battle against veteran GOP Assemblywoman Cathie Wright of Simi Valley.
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August 9, 1992
Santa Clarita Valley residents will pick from seven candidates for four seats on the 11-member Castaic Lake Water Agency Board in the Nov. 3 election. The deadline for filing papers for the four-year terms with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's office was Friday. Two-term incumbent Jerry Gladbach and Lynne Blanbeck filed papers to run for a seat that represents Newhall and Valencia.
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February 9, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lancaster City Councilman George C. Runner will announce today that he is a candidate for the state Assembly seat to be vacated next year by William J. (Pete) Knight (R--Palmdale). Runner, who administers a private Christian school and has served on the council since 1992, confirmed Wednesday that he will officially announce his candidacy at a news conference. Runner shares many of the conservative views of the other declared candidate, public school board member Billy A. Pricer.
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February 8, 1995 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With two seasoned Republicans announcing they will go head-to-head in a state Senate contest next year, local figures are beginning to join in the political sport of musical chairs in the Antelope Valley. Former state Sen. Phil Wyman (R-Hanford) and Assemblyman William J. (Pete) Knight (R-Palmdale) declared that they will compete for a chance to represent the strongly Republican 17th Senate District. State Sen.
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November 10, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A reform candidate has toppled the president of the powerful Castaic Lake Water Agency board, but two incumbents held onto their positions. * Research scientist Randall Pfiester--who said during the campaign that the board didn't do enough to make the public aware of its actions--won 54.9% of the vote Tuesday to beat 13-year incumbent Mary Spring. Pfiester, who unsuccessfully campaigned for the City Council in 1992, said he had not expected to win the water board race.
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October 5, 1994 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The way irate Lancaster officials see it, county supervisors have stuck them with a $32,000 tab for a meaningless ballot measure. Earlier this year, the City Council approved a Nov. 8 ballot measure to ask residents if they would be willing to pay a property tax increase to support expanded local library services. Lancaster's library, which is operated by the county, is open only four days a week. But now it seems the tax might not be necessary.
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August 20, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This rural community's school district was an exception to the rule last year when its voters approved a $20-million bond measure for two new schools. It was only the second school-bond measure to pass in the Santa Clarita Valley since Proposition 13 limited property-tax increases for many California residents in 1978. But in order to sell all $20 million of the bonds, the Castaic Union School District must be an exception again.
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April 21, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The campaign manager for defeated council candidate Jill Klajic on Wednesday requested a recount of election results that had Klajic losing by a mere 16 votes. Skip Newhall said he asked for a second vote count because Klajic's supporters "would always wonder 'what if?' " Klajic, 47, conceded that the recount may turn out to be "an act of futility."
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June 5, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday were willing to keep paying property taxes on an existing school bond, but balked at a new tax to build elementary school classrooms. A ballot proposal in the Sulphur Springs Union School District asked voters in the rapidly growing Canyon Country area to fund new classrooms by extending an existing general obligation bond instead of raising taxes. Unofficial results showed the $20.
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August 11, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dozens of candidates will compete for seats in school board and community college districts in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys Nov. 5 in an election that also will determine the fate of a $20-million bond measure to build new schools in Valencia and Newhall. Voters in Westlake Village and Agoura Hills will elect city council members, and seats on various water districts also will be decided.
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