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March 10, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two candidates, both of whom filed less than two hours before the deadline Friday, could offer serious surprise challenges to Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi in the June 5 election. Capizzi is now facing challenges from three prosecutors who work for him, including the chief deputy, who filed Friday.
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May 27, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since she became the first woman elected to the Orange County Board of supervisors 12 years ago, Harriett M. Wieder has not had any difficulty getting reelected. In 1982, she ran unopposed. Four years later, she faced a single challenger and won almost 77% of the vote. This year, Wieder is still a heavy favorite, but she is facing a crowded field and will at least have a tougher time garnering a majority vote June 5.
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August 10, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
In the heart of Compton, a city noted more for its social troubles and urban decay than its country club resorts, is a gated, estate community of 102 pleasant, affordable homes. The development, Racquet Club Villas, is more than just atypical housing for Compton. It is a prime symbol of the city's economic turn-around and a remarkable achievement for architect Sonia Sonju. Sonju, president of Affordable Communities Corp.
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March 10, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR and JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two candidates, both of whom filed less than two hours before the deadline Friday, could offer serious surprise challenges to Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates and Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi in the June 5 election. Capizzi is now facing challenges from three prosecutors who work for him, including the chief deputy, who filed Friday.
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May 27, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since she became the first woman elected to the Orange County Board of supervisors 12 years ago, Harriett M. Wieder has not had any difficulty getting reelected. In 1982, she ran unopposed. Four years later, she faced a single challenger and won almost 77% of the vote. This year, Wieder is still a heavy favorite, but she is facing a crowded field and will at least have a tougher time garnering a majority vote June 5.
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June 7, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harriett M. Wieder, the first county supervisor in a decade to be forced into a runoff, says she isn't terribly worried about the prospect of a November race and blames low voter turnout--38% countywide--for her failure to capture an outright majority in Tuesday's election. "My enemy was apathy," said Wieder, who finished with 47.1% of the vote in a race against four challengers. "I got the handwriting on the wall when it was determined that turnout was below 40%. . . .
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July 12, 1988 | MICHELE FUETSCH, Times Staff Writer
Plans to have Marva Collins--the Chicago educator who turned supposedly uneducable children into young scholars--open a school in Compton have been abandoned by the housing developer who launched the effort five years ago. "I've spent $100,000 and more than four years trying to make this thing work, and it just didn't," said developer William T. Dawson of Seal Beach, who sold Collins on the idea, promising to donate the site and raise all the money to operate the school.
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June 5, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Nowhere in Orange County is there more campaign paraphernalia than in Huntington Beach. Surf City is plastered from vacant lot to telephone pole with colorful placards for the 10 candidates in two competitive races in today's election. "We're inundated," said Arnie Samardich, a code enforcement officer for the city. "There're definitely people who don't like it much."
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June 16, 1998 | Al Martinez
Someone once described Compton as a city without a dream, but few will deny that its later existence has often been a nightmare. The crime rate is high, its school system is in disarray, its citizenship impoverished and its leadership questionable. I know people who would rather spend a week in hell than a night in Compton. They avoid even driving through it after dark.
NEWS
August 10, 1989 | LEON WHITESON
In the heart of Compton, a city noted more for its social troubles and urban decay than its country club resorts, is a gated, estate community of 102 pleasant, affordable homes. The development, Racquet Club Villas, is more than just atypical housing for Compton. It is a prime symbol of the city's economic turn-around and a remarkable achievement for architect Sonia Sonju. Sonju, president of Affordable Communities Corp.
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July 25, 1985 | WILLIAM NOTTINGHAM, Times Staff Writer
The price of public office here apparently reached a record high last month, when City Councilman Floyd James spent $89,362--$11.54 per vote--to fend off a stiff challenge and win a third term. City Clerk Charles Davis, a 12-year Compton official who doubles as elections chief, said this week that he can't recall any candidate ever spending as much. Fellow incumbent Councilman Robert Adams, who also won a third term, spent the next-highest amount--$63,564 or $8.84 per vote.
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June 7, 1990
Supervisor District 2 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Harriett M. Wieder*: 32,687 (47%) Joy L. Neugebauer: 13,758 (20%) Sonia (Sunny) Sonju: 10,851 (16%) John D. Harper: 9,294 (14%) Marie Alexis Antos: 2,402 (4%) District 4 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Don R. Roth*: 38,536 (71%) Christian L. Basquette: 15,696 (29%) District 5 100% Precincts Reporting: votes (%) Thomas F. Riley*: 59,695 (61%) Peer A.
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