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February 1, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
Bixby Ranch Co. development plans are fulfilling expectations that they would become a key issue in the March 26 City Council election. Council candidate Patty Campbell said a community meeting Tuesday to review two development plans was timed to influence the election. Bixby Co. representatives were invited to a community meeting organized by the College Park East Neighborhood Assn.
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May 26, 1999 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
Mayor Paul Yost was reelected by a 3-2 vote Monday. Yost was first elected mayor in January to fill former Mayor George Brown's unexpired term; Brown resigned to become a member of the Coast Community College District board. Both in January and this week, Councilman Shawn Boyd attempted to have Councilwoman Patricia Campbell elected mayor but was outvoted by William Doane, Paul Snow and Yost. Doane was elected mayor pro tem Monday, replacing Campbell, by the same 3-2 margin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998 | PHIL DAVIS
Considering that the only things on the ballot were four individual City Council races, the city's primary election Tuesday drew an impressive 40% turnout. According to the city clerk's office, 54% of College Park East voters cast ballots to decide whether to recall Councilwoman Patty Campbell. She won by a wide margin and pleaded Wednesday for residents to "heal" the neighborhood rift that opened during a bitter five-month campaign to remove her.
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May 13, 1998 | PHIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shawn Boyd edged out Matthew Duggan in a close race Tuesday to win a seat on the Seal Beach City Council. Boyd, 29, a local business owner, garnered 602 votes, or 50.9% of the total. Duggan, 38, a psychologist, got 569 votes. "I'm really humbled. It's very gratifying," Boyd said. "It's been a long, long campaign. I think the big job now is to take all the divisiveness that's out there and bring everyone together." Duggan could not be reached for comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | Harrison Sheppard, (714) 966-5977
Mayor Paul Yost was reelected by a 3-2 vote Monday. Yost was first elected mayor in January to fill former Mayor George Brown's unexpired term; Brown resigned to become a member of the Coast Community College District board. Both in January and this week, Councilman Shawn Boyd attempted to have Councilwoman Patricia Campbell elected mayor but was outvoted by William Doane, Paul Snow and Yost. Doane was elected mayor pro tem Monday, replacing Campbell, by the same 3-2 margin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
City Council candidate Jeff Christ has brought some attention to his otherwise low-key campaign with complaints that a city election mailer failed to include his candidate statement. Christ's statement is on the official sample ballot mailed by the county, but his objections have caused the city to send out "supplemental" election information that includes his campaign statement.
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March 29, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City Council members will decide soon whether to appoint or schedule a special election for a successor to Councilman Bill Doane, who resigned in protest over the election Tuesday of a slow-growth candidate. The council will meet April 8 to decide how to fill the remaining two years of Doane's term. Doane, who turns 75 today, was appointed in 1991 to replace Joe Hunt, who also resigned his council seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
City Council elections in this small seaside community have been a relatively private affair until this year. Seal Beach was the only city in the state to have an election on the last Tuesday in March until the Legislature voted in 1993 to move the state's presidential primary elections from June to March. So the four candidates competing for two seats on the five-member council are working feverishly to remind local voters that their names are also on the lengthy March 26 ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
Filing opened Monday for the City Council election in March, with property development promising to be a heated campaign issue. Councilman Frank Laszlo, a staunch defender of the city's slow-growth approach, cannot run for reelection because of term limits. Laszlo represents College Park East, where Bixby Ranch Co. had planned a 223-home development. After six years of planning, the company last month withdrew the proposal for the development on the eve of City Council hearings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
When the Legislature moved the presidential primary from June to the fourth Tuesday in March, the new date just happened to coincide with city elections. Rather than having separate ballots, the City Council voted last week to consolidate local elections with the next presidential primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998 | PHIL DAVIS
Considering that the only things on the ballot were four individual City Council races, the city's primary election Tuesday drew an impressive 40% turnout. According to the city clerk's office, 54% of College Park East voters cast ballots to decide whether to recall Councilwoman Patty Campbell. She won by a wide margin and pleaded Wednesday for residents to "heal" the neighborhood rift that opened during a bitter five-month campaign to remove her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998 | PHIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A bitter five-month campaign to remove Councilwoman Patricia Campbell from office fizzled at the polls Tuesday. By a final vote of almost 2 to 1, voters in Campbell's College Park East neighborhood preferred to keep her on the council for the remaining two years of her term. Meanwhile, voters in three other Seal Beach districts went to the polls to choose their own council members.
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March 15, 1998 | PHIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a city where past political controversies spurred death threats against city leaders, the campaigns to fill four City Council seats on March 24 have been pretty mild. Sure, there's been some mudslinging, a criminal investigation, heated barbs at council meetings and the standard Seal Beach neighborhood infighting, but--aside from the recall race in College Park East--the campaigns are more laughs than snarls.
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December 17, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Incumbent City Councilman Harry Fulton and former councilman William Doane, who resigned his seat last year in his second term, have filed candidacy papers for the March election to represent Leisure World. The two Leisure World residents are the first to file for the election, in which at least three council seats will appear on the ballot.
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March 29, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City Council members will decide soon whether to appoint or schedule a special election for a successor to Councilman Bill Doane, who resigned in protest over the election Tuesday of a slow-growth candidate. The council will meet April 8 to decide how to fill the remaining two years of Doane's term. Doane, who turns 75 today, was appointed in 1991 to replace Joe Hunt, who also resigned his council seat.
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March 28, 1996 | LEN HALL and JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seal Beach and Dana Point, coastal cities at opposite ends of the county, both experienced reverberations from this week's City Council elections. Slow-growth candidates Patricia E. Campbell and incumbent Councilman George Brown won easily in Seal Beach, as expected, but their victory touched off a shock: Councilman Bill Doane suddenly resigned Wednesday, apparently in protest, some colleagues said.
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March 30, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two incumbents were reelected and a third faced a runoff Tuesday after a low-key election that centered on how to maintain the city's small-town charm while improving its weak fiscal condition. In District 3, which covers the Marina Hill area, Mayor Gwen Forsythe easily defeated businessman John Baker and homemaker Kathy Parker, winning more than 60% of the vote. In District 5, which covers Leisure World, Councilman William J. Doane defeated engineering manager Richard Davies in a close race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Campaign placards are beginning to sprout up on lawns across the city--an indicator that Election Day is just weeks away. On March 29, residents in three of the city's five council districts will go to the polls to select representatives. Incumbents are seeking reelection in all three races. In a city known for its heated politics, this year's races have so far been relatively low key.
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March 27, 1996 | LEN HALL and JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A recall campaign that has virtually torn Dana Point apart has apparently failed to remove City Councilman Harold R. Kaufman from office, but the fate of Mayor Karen Lloreda was too close to call late Tuesday. "We think the spread is going to get even better," said a confident Kaufman. "I think people realized that the recall is . . . absolutely the wrong way to do government." Meanwhile, in Seal Beach, Patricia E. Campbell, a city planning commissioner, and incumbent George E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1996 | RUSS LOAR
One of two City Council candidates locked in battle over the merits of a proposed Bixby Ranch Co. development has complained about the location of a polling place for the March 26 election: It's at a tennis club owned by the company.
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