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February 1, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Pasmant says he loves his job as South Gate city manager. And after 22 years in various City Hall posts, it seemed only a court order could keep him away. In fact, that's exactly what it took in that blue-collar city in southeast Los Angeles County, where local politics seems to get weirder by the month. It wasn't enough when the City Council voted in December to place Pasmant on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into possible wrongdoing.
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February 1, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Pasmant says he loves his job as South Gate city manager. And after 22 years in various City Hall posts, it seemed only a court order could keep him away. In fact, that's exactly what it took in that blue-collar city in southeast Los Angeles County, where local politics seems to get weirder by the month. It wasn't enough when the City Council voted in December to place Pasmant on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into possible wrongdoing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
Mayor Mary Ann Buckles was discovered dead in her home Monday when police went to check on her after receiving calls from City Hall employees anxious that she had not arrived for work, city officials announced. Buckles, 59, apparently died of natural causes, officials said. Her death came as a shock to city workers, who repeatedly left telephone and pager messages for her Monday morning, city spokeswoman Nancy Blaine said. When Buckles did not respond, they called police.
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April 28, 1999
Police released a composite sketch Tuesday of a man they want to question in the attempted murder of South Gate Mayor Henry Gonzalez. The man, described as a Latino male, 20 to 25 years old, about 5-foot-7, was seen acting suspiciously on a City Hall surveillance camera about an hour before Gonzalez was shot as he arrived home after an April 13 council meeting. South Gate investigators say they only want to question the man and do not consider him a suspect.
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August 1, 1989
South Gate Police Chief Ronald George put on a uniform and patrolled city streets Monday when the majority of the 81 officers in his department engaged in a sickout to protest the salary and benefit package offered by the city. Most of the sergeants, detectives and patrol officers failed to report to work Sunday night and Monday. The officers, members of the South Gate Police Officers Assn.
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February 17, 1990
Councilman Odell L. Snavely, a South Gate councilman who was placed on probation last month after pleading no contest to charges of contributing to the delinquency of two teen-age girls, has decided not to seek reelection. Snavely, 71, said he had decided at the start of his current four-year term that he would not seek reelection. His council seat, which he has occupied since 1979, is on the April 10 ballot.
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January 10, 1990
South Gate City Councilman Odell L. Snavely, who pleaded no contest to charges of contributing to the delinquency of two teen-age girls, was given a suspended sentence Tuesday of 120 days in County Jail, two years' probation and a $500 fine. Snavely, 71, entered a no-contest plea last February in Huntington Park Municipal Court after being charged with the two misdemeanor counts for employing the girls, ages 13 and 14, at his toy store when they should have been in school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1999
Police were still searching Friday for the assailant who shot and wounded Mayor Henry Gonzalez after he returned home from a council meeting this week. Gonzalez remained at a Lynwood hospital in stable condition, recovering from a superficial wound to the back of his head. South Gate police declined to discuss the details of the attack but friends and family members said the gunman was waiting for Gonzalez when he stepped out of his car at his home Tuesday night.
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August 18, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brash and self-confident, Albert Robles, the 33-year-old city treasurer of South Gate, is making his own history, creating his own image of the emerging Latino politician. One of a new breed of young Latino politicians, Robles did not bide his time, working for senior politicos and waiting to be anointed to run for office. He has cut his own path to the political fast lane.
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April 21, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first interview since being shot outside his home, South Gate Mayor Henry Gonzalez said Tuesday he never saw his assailant and after the attack he collapsed on the ground, pretending to be unconscious until his family discovered him lying in a pool of blood. "I didn't hear anything. I didn't see anything. I didn't even hear the bullet," he said in a telephone interview from his home, where he is recovering from a superficial head wound. "I went down like a sack of potatoes."
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April 21, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first interview since being shot outside his home, South Gate Mayor Henry Gonzalez said Tuesday he never saw his assailant and after the attack he collapsed on the ground, pretending to be unconscious until his family discovered him lying in a pool of blood. "I didn't hear anything. I didn't see anything. I didn't even hear the bullet," he said in a telephone interview from his home, where he is recovering from a superficial head wound. "I went down like a sack of potatoes."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1999
Police were still searching Friday for the assailant who shot and wounded Mayor Henry Gonzalez after he returned home from a council meeting this week. Gonzalez remained at a Lynwood hospital in stable condition, recovering from a superficial wound to the back of his head. South Gate police declined to discuss the details of the attack but friends and family members said the gunman was waiting for Gonzalez when he stepped out of his car at his home Tuesday night.
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April 15, 1999 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Gate's 64-year-old mayor was recovering at a local hospital Wednesday after being shot in the head by an assailant as he returned home from a council meeting, police said. The assailant's bullet grazed the back of Henry Gonzalez's head, inflicting a superficial wound that did not require surgery, according to doctors at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where the mayor was listed in stable condition.
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August 18, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brash and self-confident, Albert Robles, the 33-year-old city treasurer of South Gate, is making his own history, creating his own image of the emerging Latino politician. One of a new breed of young Latino politicians, Robles did not bide his time, working for senior politicos and waiting to be anointed to run for office. He has cut his own path to the political fast lane.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
Mayor Mary Ann Buckles was discovered dead in her home Monday when police went to check on her after receiving calls from City Hall employees anxious that she had not arrived for work, city officials announced. Buckles, 59, apparently died of natural causes, officials said. Her death came as a shock to city workers, who repeatedly left telephone and pager messages for her Monday morning, city spokeswoman Nancy Blaine said. When Buckles did not respond, they called police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1997
After 30 years of public service in South Gate, Ron George is leaving behind big shoes--so big, it seems, that it takes two men to fill them. George, 52, chief of police for nine years and interim city manager for 2 1/2, has spent the past year grooming his successors. Andrew Pasmant, a former deputy city manager, took over the top staff position Monday. Deputy Police Chief George Troxcil will take over the department after George's retirement June 12.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1997
After 30 years of public service in South Gate, Ron George is leaving behind big shoes--so big, it seems, that it takes two men to fill them. George, 52, chief of police for nine years and interim city manager for 2 1/2, has spent the past year grooming his successors. Andrew Pasmant, a former deputy city manager, took over the top staff position Monday. Deputy Police Chief George Troxcil will take over the department after George's retirement June 12.
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May 10, 1992 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Napolitano, who became a city councilman last month at age 26, still lives at home with his parents in Manhattan Beach. Fidel Vargas, 23, just took over as Baldwin Park's mayor by beating out rivals who were closer to his grandparents' age. And South Gate's new councilman, 26-year-old Albert Robles, says he is still not used to having older folks all of a sudden call him "Mr. Robles."
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May 10, 1992 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Napolitano, who became a city councilman last month at age 26, still lives at home with his parents in Manhattan Beach. Fidel Vargas, 23, just took over as Baldwin Park's mayor by beating out rivals who were closer to his grandparents' age. And South Gate's new councilman, 26-year-old Albert Robles, says he is still not used to having older folks all of a sudden call him "Mr. Robles."
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February 17, 1990
Councilman Odell L. Snavely, a South Gate councilman who was placed on probation last month after pleading no contest to charges of contributing to the delinquency of two teen-age girls, has decided not to seek reelection. Snavely, 71, said he had decided at the start of his current four-year term that he would not seek reelection. His council seat, which he has occupied since 1979, is on the April 10 ballot.
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