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March 8, 1992
Santa Fe Springs population: 15,520 Election: April 14 On the ballot: Eight candidates for three seats INCUMBENTS Amat Barcelon Age: 66 Occupation: Retired Rockwell project administrator Remarks: "My goals are to continue to provide the excellent programs we have given all the residents, which they have been able to benefit from. I intend to keep up with those programs. I'm proud of the entire city and the new programs for the kids and seniors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bell and Bell Gardens are adjacent blue collar towns in southeast Los Angeles County, just across the Long Beach Freeway from each other. Yet they are on opposite sides of the Latino political revolution that has changed the power structure in large swaths of Southern California during the immigration surges of the last 20 years. In Bell Gardens, a city that is 96% Latino, every council member is Latino.
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NEWS
May 19, 1988
The Santa Fe Springs City Council has elected Councilman Ronald Kernes as mayor. Kernes, who has served on the council since 1978, previously served as mayor in 1980-81. The council also voted to increase the monthly pay of council members from $403.40 to $444.75 after the 1990 election. The pay increase was approved without discussion. It is routine to approve such an increase after each election, City Clerk Hazel Thomas said.
NEWS
January 19, 1995 | JILL GOTTESMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sheriff Sherman Block, sensing he may be losing a $4.2-million law enforcement contract with Santa Fe Springs, has offered a number of concessions, including a cap on future cost increases. City officials, who are concerned about previous increases in the Sheriff's Department contract, are considering pulling out and hiring the Whittier Police Department to patrol Santa Fe Springs. Officials have said they are pleased with the department's performance, but are concerned about a 22.
NEWS
January 8, 1987
William A. J. Emmens, one of the founders of Santa Fe Springs, died Dec. 24 at his home in Carpinteria. He was 86. Emmens was elected to the Santa Fe Springs City Council in 1957, during the city's incorporation election, and served until 1978. Born in Kent, England, he settled in Whittier in the late 1920s. He established Emmens and Porter Auto Services, which he sold in 1946 and moved to a lemon ranch in South Whittier.
NEWS
March 19, 1992
The Santa Fe Springs City Council has voted to immediately end its mandatory water conservation program, which imposed penalties if customers did not reduce their water consumption by 10%. The city is still asking its customers to voluntarily cut water use by 10%, said John Price, director of public works. The City Council took action because the Metropolitan Water District relaxed its mandatory conservation program last week.
NEWS
May 23, 1991
A local restaurant owner has struck an agreement with the Santa Fe Springs City Council by which he will build a helicopter landing pad, and later turn it over to the city. Restaurateur Don Callender will use the helipad to commute between Santa Fe Springs, where he is building the Garlic Rose, and his existing Moreno Valley restaurant, city officials said.
NEWS
September 30, 1993
The Santa Fe Springs City Council has avoided an unpopular decision by tabling a plan to raise council salaries by $50 a month. Critics of the proposal, including Councilwoman Mercedes Diaz, complained that the 10% raise was unfair to about 360 city workers and firefighters who have gone without pay raises for two years. Council members Betty Wilson, Al Sharp and Al Fuentes voted earlier this month for the plan to raise salaries from $490 to $540.
NEWS
January 19, 1995 | JILL GOTTESMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sheriff Sherman Block, sensing he may be losing a $4.2-million law enforcement contract with Santa Fe Springs, has offered a number of concessions, including a cap on future cost increases. City officials, who are concerned about previous increases in the Sheriff's Department contract, are considering pulling out and hiring the Whittier Police Department to patrol Santa Fe Springs. Officials have said they are pleased with the department's performance, but are concerned about a 22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bell and Bell Gardens are adjacent blue collar towns in southeast Los Angeles County, just across the Long Beach Freeway from each other. Yet they are on opposite sides of the Latino political revolution that has changed the power structure in large swaths of Southern California during the immigration surges of the last 20 years. In Bell Gardens, a city that is 96% Latino, every council member is Latino.
NEWS
September 30, 1993
The Santa Fe Springs City Council has avoided an unpopular decision by tabling a plan to raise council salaries by $50 a month. Critics of the proposal, including Councilwoman Mercedes Diaz, complained that the 10% raise was unfair to about 360 city workers and firefighters who have gone without pay raises for two years. Council members Betty Wilson, Al Sharp and Al Fuentes voted earlier this month for the plan to raise salaries from $490 to $540.
NEWS
March 19, 1992
The Santa Fe Springs City Council has voted to immediately end its mandatory water conservation program, which imposed penalties if customers did not reduce their water consumption by 10%. The city is still asking its customers to voluntarily cut water use by 10%, said John Price, director of public works. The City Council took action because the Metropolitan Water District relaxed its mandatory conservation program last week.
NEWS
March 8, 1992
Santa Fe Springs population: 15,520 Election: April 14 On the ballot: Eight candidates for three seats INCUMBENTS Amat Barcelon Age: 66 Occupation: Retired Rockwell project administrator Remarks: "My goals are to continue to provide the excellent programs we have given all the residents, which they have been able to benefit from. I intend to keep up with those programs. I'm proud of the entire city and the new programs for the kids and seniors.
NEWS
May 23, 1991
A local restaurant owner has struck an agreement with the Santa Fe Springs City Council by which he will build a helicopter landing pad, and later turn it over to the city. Restaurateur Don Callender will use the helipad to commute between Santa Fe Springs, where he is building the Garlic Rose, and his existing Moreno Valley restaurant, city officials said.
NEWS
August 12, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The City Council is expected to discuss Monday how to replace Councilman Lorenzo (Larry) Sandoval, who died of a heart attack last weekend while visiting relatives in New Mexico. He was 74. City Manager Don Powell said the council can either appoint a replacement or call a special election to fill the remaining two years of Sandoval's term. The council will meet in regular session Monday night.
NEWS
May 19, 1988
The Santa Fe Springs City Council has elected Councilman Ronald Kernes as mayor. Kernes, who has served on the council since 1978, previously served as mayor in 1980-81. The council also voted to increase the monthly pay of council members from $403.40 to $444.75 after the 1990 election. The pay increase was approved without discussion. It is routine to approve such an increase after each election, City Clerk Hazel Thomas said.
NEWS
January 8, 1987
William A. J. Emmens, one of the founders of Santa Fe Springs, died Dec. 24 at his home in Carpinteria. He was 86. Emmens was elected to the Santa Fe Springs City Council in 1957, during the city's incorporation election, and served until 1978. Born in Kent, England, he settled in Whittier in the late 1920s. He established Emmens and Porter Auto Services, which he sold in 1946 and moved to a lemon ranch in South Whittier.
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