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March 8, 2001 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Public opinion in two city elections could have a broader impact on transportation and energy issues throughout the Los Angeles region as voters in South Gate said no to construction of a power plant and Pasadenans said yes to completion of the Long Beach Freeway.
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November 14, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former candidate for the South Gate City Council was found guilty Tuesday of lying about where he lived in order to qualify for the ballot. The conviction of Richard Mayer on seven felony counts, including three of perjury, marks the first court victory for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's public integrity squad. Prosecutors viewed it as a strong indicator of the public's willingness to convict officials--or would-be officials--charged with wrongdoing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1991 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Gate voters turned out in large numbers Tuesday to crush a measure that would have allowed gambling in the city. Voters defeated by a margin of more than 2 to 1 a proposal to build a glitzy 90-table card casino as part of a $60-million entertainment complex. The complex also would have included a 125-room hotel with banquet facilities, restaurants and health spa. Preliminary results indicated that 3,221 people voted against the measure, while 1,393 voted for it.
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March 9, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making good on a promise to abide by the will of local voters, a power plant developer announced Thursday that it will withdraw plans for a 550-megawatt project in South Gate and look elsewhere for a location. The decision by Sunlaw Energy Partners was the second victory in two days for environmentalists and South Gate officials who contended that the plant's pollution would jeopardize the health of millions of residents in southeast Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Making good on a promise to abide by the will of local voters, a power plant developer announced Thursday that it will withdraw plans for a 550-megawatt project in South Gate and look elsewhere for a location. The decision by Sunlaw Energy Partners was the second victory in two days for environmentalists and South Gate officials who contended that the plant's pollution would jeopardize the health of millions of residents in southeast Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994
South Gate City Council candidate Billie Martinez was attacked by three young men wielding sticks early Saturday while posting campaign signs along Long Beach Boulevard. The attack was not politically motivated, South Gate police officials said. It is being investigated as a gang-related incident and has been referred to the Metro Gang Task Force, a regional law enforcement group. Martinez was stapling a campaign poster to a fence on Long Beach Boulevard near Liberty Street between 1:30 and 3 a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A South Gate City Council candidate was arrested Friday on charges that he lied on official documents about living in the city to qualify for a November recall election, which he lost. Richard F. Mayer, who will nonetheless appear on the March 6 general election ballot in South Gate, was arrested on seven felony counts of perjury by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and was being held on $50,000 bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former candidate for the South Gate City Council was found guilty Tuesday of lying about where he lived in order to qualify for the ballot. The conviction of Richard Mayer on seven felony counts, including three of perjury, marks the first court victory for Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley's public integrity squad. Prosecutors viewed it as a strong indicator of the public's willingness to convict officials--or would-be officials--charged with wrongdoing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When South Gate voters go to the polls next month, they will get a choice of voting for Hector De La Torre or Hector De La Torre. Or both, or neither. And you thought the Florida presidential election was confusing. The first two candidates listed on the ballot for two City Council seats are both named Hector De La Torre. No middle initials. On top of that, they have similar-sounding designations: One candidate is described as a counselor, the other as a council member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2001 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Public opinion in two city elections could have a broader impact on transportation and energy issues throughout the Los Angeles region as voters in South Gate said no to construction of a power plant and Pasadenans said yes to completion of the Long Beach Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A South Gate City Council candidate was arrested Friday on charges that he lied on official documents about living in the city to qualify for a November recall election, which he lost. Richard F. Mayer, who will nonetheless appear on the March 6 general election ballot in South Gate, was arrested on seven felony counts of perjury by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and was being held on $50,000 bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When South Gate voters go to the polls next month, they will get a choice of voting for Hector De La Torre or Hector De La Torre. Or both, or neither. And you thought the Florida presidential election was confusing. The first two candidates listed on the ballot for two City Council seats are both named Hector De La Torre. No middle initials. On top of that, they have similar-sounding designations: One candidate is described as a counselor, the other as a council member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1994
South Gate City Council candidate Billie Martinez was attacked by three young men wielding sticks early Saturday while posting campaign signs along Long Beach Boulevard. The attack was not politically motivated, South Gate police officials said. It is being investigated as a gang-related incident and has been referred to the Metro Gang Task Force, a regional law enforcement group. Martinez was stapling a campaign poster to a fence on Long Beach Boulevard near Liberty Street between 1:30 and 3 a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1991 | TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Gate voters turned out in large numbers Tuesday to crush a measure that would have allowed gambling in the city. Voters defeated by a margin of more than 2 to 1 a proposal to build a glitzy 90-table card casino as part of a $60-million entertainment complex. The complex also would have included a 125-room hotel with banquet facilities, restaurants and health spa. Preliminary results indicated that 3,221 people voted against the measure, while 1,393 voted for it.
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