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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1990
Sarah Flores, whose campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor was thrown into limbo by a court decision striking down the county's redistricting plan, sought Friday to intervene in the voting rights case. In papers filed in federal court, Flores said the case has thrown her campaign into chaos, making it "impossible for me to raise significant sums of money, form plans for effective campaigning and generate enthusiasm among volunteers and voters."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Art Torres, battling Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina to become the county's first Latino supervisor in this century, Monday chalked up the endorsement of another former adversary. Charles Calderon, fourth-place finisher in last month's 1st District primary, joined third-place finisher Sarah Flores in supporting Torres. A Senate colleague of Torres, Calderon collected 16% of the vote and led in a number of communities.
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October 11, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before Sarah Flores could run for Los Angeles County supervisor, her husband, George, had to make a quick trip to the credit union. After deciding to enter the race last March, she and George paid the $900 fee required of those who run for office. She expected that. Then an official at the county clerk's office asked if she wanted a brief statement listing her qualifications added to the pamphlet sent to every voter with the sample ballot. That would cost her another $12,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Art Torres, battling Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina to become the first Latino on the County Board of Supervisors this century, Thursday won the backing of conservative Sarah Flores, the third-place finisher in last month's 1st District primary. Molina and Torres, both liberal Democrats, had courted Flores in hopes of attracting the votes of Republicans and women. Flores captured 20% of the vote and led in a number of conservative-voting San Gabriel Valley communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The field of candidates jostling for the powerful post of Los Angeles County supervisor in the 1st District came into sharper focus Tuesday as U.S. Rep. Matthew G. Martinez and state Sen. Art Torres prepared to enter the race while City Councilman Richard Alatorre bowed out. In what is becoming a battle royal, Martinez (D-Monterey Park) and Torres (D-Los Angeles) are expected to join City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and Sarah Flores on the Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and FREDERICK M. MUIR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum Thursday snubbed his longtime aide Sarah Flores and endorsed Superior Court Judge Gregory O'Brien Jr. to succeed him on the county board. Schabarum's decision once again opened the issue of Latino representation on the powerful five-man board and drove a wedge between him and his fellow Republican supervisors who have thrown their support behind Flores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Instead of walking precincts today, rivals in the runoff for Los Angeles County's 1st District supervisorial seat will be sitting in a federal courtroom hoping that a judge will not throw out Tuesday's election results. Sarah Flores, seeking to become the first Latino on the Board of Supervisors, said Wednesday that she will petition U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon to allow her to argue that the election results should be allowed to stand.
OPINION
December 16, 1990
Speaking of doublespeak in the supervisorial candidate debate on radio, Sarah Flores talks like a politician, walks like a politician and was on the payroll of an entrenched politician carrying out his political orders for umpteen years--but she is "not a politician" she keeps whining. I have news for you, Sarah. The voters will win if they elect a good politician, and lose if they elect a non-thinking "non-politician." ROSEMARY QUESADA-WEINER Temple City
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1990
The redistricting lawsuit Los Angeles County's Board of Supervisors lost last week is complex, and to fully understand its significance you must know some of the history of anti-Mexican discrimination hereabouts. Ignorance of that history accounts for the simplistic analysis being done by otherwise reliable news organizations in the East.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1990
As a federal judge Thursday considered a new political map for Los Angeles County, Sarah Flores made a final appeal to preserve her campaign to become the first Latino supervisor. A day after he rejected a redistricting plan drawn by the board's conservative majority, U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon heard testimony from architects of the three maps submitted by plaintiffs in the voting rights case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Longtime rivals Gloria Molina and Art Torres on Wednesday began courting the losers from this week's historic election, hoping to build support in the suburban San Gabriel Valley for a runoff that will place a Latino on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Molina and Torres, both Eastside Democrats, have four weeks to woo voters in the 1st District before the Feb. 19 runoff that will establish a liberal 3-2 majority on the board.
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January 23, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON and JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
City Councilwoman Gloria Molina and state Sen. Art Torres were headed for a runoff after a historic election Tuesday that will give Los Angeles County its first Latino supervisor this century and end a decade of conservative control of the board. With all precincts reporting in the 1st District, Molina collected 34.8% of the vote but fell short of the majority required to avoid a Feb. 19 runoff against Torres, a fellow liberal Democrat who finished second with 25.7%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are two men and two women, leading candidates in a historic election Tuesday that will make one of them perhaps the most powerful and visible Latino politician in California. Although they share a common goal--to become the first Latino elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this century--their dramatically different careers and campaign styles say much about the cultural and political divisions within the Latino community. State Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sweeping changes have been pledged by leading candidates in the historic Jan. 22 election that is expected to give Los Angeles County its first Latino supervisor in this century--and possibly end a decade of conservative control of the Board of Supervisors. City Councilwoman Gloria Molina has promised to seek campaign contribution limits and other reforms in county politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
The war clock was ticking Monday night as Msgr. Patrick Thompson spoke in the parish hall of Nativity Roman Catholic Church in El Monte. Despite the national preoccupation with the Persian Gulf, a forum for candidates in the election next Tuesday for Los Angeles County's 1st Supervisorial District had drawn 650 people. They were, for the most part, blue-collar Latino families, and they wore serious expressions as they sat in folding chairs or stood along the walls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1991 | JILL STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fight for the new 1st District supervisorial seat has been frenetic. For the past nine weeks, four major candidates and five less well-known contenders have campaigned across a wide, varied swath of Los Angeles County. The first round ends with a Jan. 22 election. If none of the nine candidates receives a simple majority of the vote, as is generally expected, the two top finishers face a Feb. 19 runoff. The election is expected to produce the county's first Latino supervisor in a century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1990
A coalition of Latino county employee groups charged Wednesday that Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum's decision not to endorse his long-time aide Sarah Flores for his board seat was the latest example of his insensitivity toward Latinos and women. But Raul Nunez, president of the 2,000-member Chicano Employees Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Supervisor Mike Antonovich told a federal judge Thursday that Sarah Flores' first-place finish in the June primary for a seat on the county board shows that the judge was wrong in ruling that the supervisors discriminated against Latinos in drawing district boundaries. Antonovich took the witness stand during the third day of a hearing before U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon on whether a new county redistricting plan corrects violations of the federal Voting Rights Act.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a big boost from organized labor, state Sen. Art Torres raised $332,932 to jump ahead of the other candidates in fund raising for the Jan. 22 election that will place a Latino on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, according to campaign finance reports released Thursday. The statements, covering fund-raising through Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1990 | JILL STEWART and RICH SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Somebody had better tell Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina to recheck the formula her experts are using to mail absentee ballot applications to supporters. One of the most important strategies for winning the historic race for 1st District county supervisor on Jan. 22 is to get as many absentee ballot applications as possible into the hands of backers.
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