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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992
There's something happening here. What it is isn't exactly clear. But it is clear that the editorial calling for Supervisor Don R. Roth's resignation was a disgrace. In the editorial, The Times set itself up as prosecutor, judge and jury--and when you don't get the verdict you want--you resort to low, personal attacks on his lifestyle. How sad. The Times contempt for the popular 4th District supervisor has been evident in the past. And now that you have failed to discredit him with unsubstantiated charges in news columns, you are maligning him with editorial slams.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992
Unfortunately, for Orange County's political reputation, Supervisor Don R. Roth has lowered the performance standards of his office. Roth had big shoes to fill when he took former Supervisor Ralph Clark's seat on the board. Those of us who were close to Clark had great hopes for Roth. But Roth has failed miserably to live up to Clark's performance in office. Roth shows great disdain for all environmental concerns and has little or no regard for anyone who has an opinion differing from his own--particularly if it concerns issues involving some of the larger campaign contributors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990
Now it's Sheriff Brad Gates and his "Gun Club" adding to Orange County's image as a haven for loose-cannon politicians and cultural Neanderthals who are perpetuated by voter apathy. We've had to listen to jokes about Robert Dornan, Bill Dannemeyer, Gil Ferguson and John Lewis (all Republicans, of course), and now we have Brad Gates strangely supported by a board of wimpy supervisors who long ago forgot their true priorities. After having to cough up nearly $1 million in taxpayer dollars to cover Brad Gates' previous indictments, you'd think our elected Orange County supervisors would openly question Sheriff Gates' competence in view of his continuing "reckless disregard" for the law. But instead they question this latest guilty verdict.
NEWS
June 11, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two weeks before Supervisor Don R. Roth voted to approve a $5-million condominium proposal, he apparently discussed the plan with two of the landowners during a Santa Catalina Island trip they hosted for him, according to documents and interviews. While Roth had previously acknowledged that he traveled to Catalina with Dorothy and Gerard J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
Orange Mayor Don E. Smith complained Wednesday that county supervisors have ignored his offer to negotiate an agreement to expand a branch jail and, instead, have wasted money by pursuing the issue in court. "I am shocked that our efforts are being undermined by these unnecessary, time-consuming and costly legal maneuvers," Smith said in a statement. "The series of motions filed by the county have sent us a clear message--that the county is not interested in a settlement agreement."
NEWS
June 11, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two weeks before Supervisor Don R. Roth voted to approve a $5-million condominium proposal, he apparently discussed the plan with two of the landowners during a Santa Catalina Island trip they hosted for him, according to documents and interviews. While Roth had previously acknowledged that he traveled to Catalina with Dorothy and Gerard J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Board of Supervisors Chairman Gaddi H. Vasquez proposed Thursday that the county halt its efforts to build a jail in Gypsum Canyon, a move that would kill one of the most ambitious and controversial projects ever considered by the board. The proposal was put on the board's agenda for next week, and it already appears to have the needed backing for approval.
NEWS
June 7, 1988 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Monday rejected Orange County's environmental study on a proposed new jail near Anaheim Stadium, a decision that is expected to reignite the debate over where future jails should be located. Judge Claude M. Owens ruled Monday that the jail's environmental impact report--which outlines the social and economic effects of the prison on its neighborhood--was inadequate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
Decrying the shortage of mental health services in Orange County, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to sue the state in an effort to obtain additional beds that officials contend are sorely needed to treat mentally ill patients. County health-care advocates praised the decision to file suit as a significant departure from the way the county has dealt with the state and its method of funding health-care programs. For years, Orange County has ranked among the lowest of California's 58 counties in per capita spending by the state on local health and welfare programs.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors stopped short of abandoning the Gypsum Canyon jail proposal Tuesday, but told its staff to scour the county and come up with other proposals for relieving the jail overcrowding crisis. "We're now headed in the direction that we should have been for a long time," said Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, whose longtime support for the Gypsum Canyon proposal has been tempered in recent weeks by doubts about the project's cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Board of Supervisors Chairman Gaddi H. Vasquez proposed Thursday that the county halt its efforts to build a jail in Gypsum Canyon, a move that would kill one of the most ambitious and controversial projects ever considered by the board. The proposal was put on the board's agenda for next week, and it already appears to have the needed backing for approval.
NEWS
October 2, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors stopped short of abandoning the Gypsum Canyon jail proposal Tuesday, but told its staff to scour the county and come up with other proposals for relieving the jail overcrowding crisis. "We're now headed in the direction that we should have been for a long time," said Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder, whose longtime support for the Gypsum Canyon proposal has been tempered in recent weeks by doubts about the project's cost.
NEWS
July 5, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of studying Orange County government operations, a blue-ribbon task force has identified more than $37 million worth of services that it believes might be better managed by private businesses. The task force, which has brought together local business leaders and top county officials, is still working to prepare a short list of recommendations for the County Board of Supervisors. But task force members have already picked out 43 government operations--from tree-trimming to alcohol outpatient clinics to the county Harbor Patrol--that they feel are worthy of further study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1990 | ROSE ELLEN O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Warning that $40 million in state budget cuts already have Orange County "on a collision course" with financial disaster, Supervisor Don R. Roth made a dramatic plea Wednesday to block formation of two new South County cities, saying it would bleed another $10 million from county coffers. Despite Roth's warnings of county government layoffs and further cutbacks in public health care in the next fiscal year, his fellow members of the Local Agency Formation Commission rejected his appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990
Now it's Sheriff Brad Gates and his "Gun Club" adding to Orange County's image as a haven for loose-cannon politicians and cultural Neanderthals who are perpetuated by voter apathy. We've had to listen to jokes about Robert Dornan, Bill Dannemeyer, Gil Ferguson and John Lewis (all Republicans, of course), and now we have Brad Gates strangely supported by a board of wimpy supervisors who long ago forgot their true priorities. After having to cough up nearly $1 million in taxpayer dollars to cover Brad Gates' previous indictments, you'd think our elected Orange County supervisors would openly question Sheriff Gates' competence in view of his continuing "reckless disregard" for the law. But instead they question this latest guilty verdict.
NEWS
September 8, 1990 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Butte County struggled through Friday on the brink of bankruptcy, state and local officials elsewhere warned that the county's threatened financial collapse is symptomatic of money problems facing counties throughout California. "Butte is just at the head of the line. At least a half-dozen other counties are just a step behind, with more behind them," said Assemblyman Stan Statham (R-Oak Run), who represents the county in the Legislature. A new report by the County Supervisors Assn.
NEWS
September 8, 1990 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Butte County struggled through Friday on the brink of bankruptcy, state and local officials elsewhere warned that the county's threatened financial collapse is symptomatic of money problems facing counties throughout California. "Butte is just at the head of the line. At least a half-dozen other counties are just a step behind, with more behind them," said Assemblyman Stan Statham (R-Oak Run), who represents the county in the Legislature. A new report by the County Supervisors Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
Orange Mayor Don E. Smith complained Wednesday that county supervisors have ignored his offer to negotiate an agreement to expand a branch jail and, instead, have wasted money by pursuing the issue in court. "I am shocked that our efforts are being undermined by these unnecessary, time-consuming and costly legal maneuvers," Smith said in a statement. "The series of motions filed by the county have sent us a clear message--that the county is not interested in a settlement agreement."
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