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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1993
Supervisor John K. Flynn walked with Martin Luther King, walked with Cesar Chavez, and has devoted his entire public life to improving race relations in Ventura County. The reporting of John Flynn's remarks about the county's retirement funds being invested in South Africa is so inconsistent with his past views and actions as to raise serious questions of journalistic integrity. DON and JACKY WALLACE Camarillo PATRICK and ROSE FORREST Oxnard
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000
Re "Work Begins on Long-Awaited Gym," Feb. 26. On Feb. 25 the community of El Rio broke ground for the long-awaited El Rio Community Gymnasium. This article quotes school Supt. Yolanda Benitez but only peripherally refers to the hard work that community members and Supervisor John K. Flynn put into this dream. Our dream began 20 years ago but the true work did not begin until 1992, when Ernie Almanza, Flynn, Ray Amaro, Florence Young, Trinidad Mendoza, Kenton Rainey, Gilbert Regalado, Nancy Gill, Mary Elena Aldana, Mary Baretto, Frank Godinez, Manny Delgado, the late Vince Ordonez Jr. and then-Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Once again Supervisor John K. Flynn has exhibited his almost unbelievable level of arrogance with his statement, "People are going to have to learn to put some faith and trust in elected officials." It would seem that Mr. Flynn's constituents have placed faith and trust through their electing him to his current office. It would further seem that the demand for faith and trust is sadly lacking any form of sensitivity to the fact that faith and trust are earned by the officeholder, not freely given by the citizen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sending a message to potential challengers, county Supervisor John K. Flynn formally opened his campaign for a seventh term Tuesday with the support of dozens of public officials and community leaders who vowed to canvass on his behalf. "When I say I'm going to run," said Flynn, 66, pausing dramatically at a dais in the Whale's Tail restaurant at Channel Islands Harbor, "I mean I'm going to literally run from door to door."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1994
I would like to commend Supervisor John K. Flynn for his efforts in bringing the Metrolink as an alternate mode of transportation to Oxnard. Mass transit not only provides safe and comfortable transportation, it promises that the world our children inherit will be cleaner because each of us has made a conscious decision to care about the future. Flynn's leadership on Metrolink demonstrated his commitment to our children and the environment. Many critics of Metrolink cite the expense we now must incur for operating costs and the impact this will have on the road repairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The first phase of the College Park Amphitheater in Oxnard was dedicated Monday, less than one week before the outdoor facility will be used for concerts at the California Strawberry Festival this weekend. Built by the Ventura County Recreation Services for about $800,000, the turf-covered slopes can accommodate an audience of up to 1,700, said project manager Theresa Lubin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993
Fat cats, bureaucrats, trashcats and greed--will the story never end? Your readers are already familiar with most of these, but "trashcats" might be a little new so it's important to describe this new species. A trashcat is a bureaucrat who specializes in advising public decision makers on solid waste (where it comes from and where it goes). In other words they get paid to think about trash. Please don't confuse them with trash-truck drivers who get paid to move it, or landfill personnel who get paid to dispose of it. County trashcats like to think that they know what is best for the county's trash and they will devise endless ways to try and get control of the trash from every city so they can add on fees to finance their own budgets and pay county management's bloated salaries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2000
Re "Work Begins on Long-Awaited Gym," Feb. 26. On Feb. 25 the community of El Rio broke ground for the long-awaited El Rio Community Gymnasium. This article quotes school Supt. Yolanda Benitez but only peripherally refers to the hard work that community members and Supervisor John K. Flynn put into this dream. Our dream began 20 years ago but the true work did not begin until 1992, when Ernie Almanza, Flynn, Ray Amaro, Florence Young, Trinidad Mendoza, Kenton Rainey, Gilbert Regalado, Nancy Gill, Mary Elena Aldana, Mary Baretto, Frank Godinez, Manny Delgado, the late Vince Ordonez Jr. and then-Supt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sending a message to potential challengers, county Supervisor John K. Flynn formally opened his campaign for a seventh term Tuesday with the support of dozens of public officials and community leaders who vowed to canvass on his behalf. "When I say I'm going to run," said Flynn, 66, pausing dramatically at a dais in the Whale's Tail restaurant at Channel Islands Harbor, "I mean I'm going to literally run from door to door."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved five new supervisorial districts, including the first in the county where a majority of voting-age residents are Latino. Latino activists, however, said the new district for the Oxnard area is designed to improve Supervisor John K. Flynn's chance of reelection and is illegal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1996
Once again Supervisor John K. Flynn has exhibited his almost unbelievable level of arrogance with his statement, "People are going to have to learn to put some faith and trust in elected officials." It would seem that Mr. Flynn's constituents have placed faith and trust through their electing him to his current office. It would further seem that the demand for faith and trust is sadly lacking any form of sensitivity to the fact that faith and trust are earned by the officeholder, not freely given by the citizen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said Tuesday that he will form a committee to examine the salaries and cash benefits paid to county workers after a Times survey found that dozens of individuals were making tens of thousands of dollars a year in extra income. "We need to bring some controls to these things," Flynn said. "I think some of it has gotten out of hand. It's embarrassing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1994
I would like to commend Supervisor John K. Flynn for his efforts in bringing the Metrolink as an alternate mode of transportation to Oxnard. Mass transit not only provides safe and comfortable transportation, it promises that the world our children inherit will be cleaner because each of us has made a conscious decision to care about the future. Flynn's leadership on Metrolink demonstrated his commitment to our children and the environment. Many critics of Metrolink cite the expense we now must incur for operating costs and the impact this will have on the road repairs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1993
Supervisor John K. Flynn walked with Martin Luther King, walked with Cesar Chavez, and has devoted his entire public life to improving race relations in Ventura County. The reporting of John Flynn's remarks about the county's retirement funds being invested in South Africa is so inconsistent with his past views and actions as to raise serious questions of journalistic integrity. DON and JACKY WALLACE Camarillo PATRICK and ROSE FORREST Oxnard
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1993
Fat cats, bureaucrats, trashcats and greed--will the story never end? Your readers are already familiar with most of these, but "trashcats" might be a little new so it's important to describe this new species. A trashcat is a bureaucrat who specializes in advising public decision makers on solid waste (where it comes from and where it goes). In other words they get paid to think about trash. Please don't confuse them with trash-truck drivers who get paid to move it, or landfill personnel who get paid to dispose of it. County trashcats like to think that they know what is best for the county's trash and they will devise endless ways to try and get control of the trash from every city so they can add on fees to finance their own budgets and pay county management's bloated salaries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1992 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten of 12 top Ventura County officials eligible to receive seven weeks of special vacation pay accrued in 1992 have opted to take lump-sum payments of between $12,000 and $25,000 next week, the county auditor's office said Monday. Only supervisors John K. Flynn and Vicky Howard notified authorities by the Monday deadline that they will refuse the payments from the controversial perk that will be eliminated next year, Assistant Auditor-Controller Thomas O. Mahon said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1992 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten of 12 top Ventura County officials eligible to receive seven weeks of special vacation pay accrued in 1992 have opted to take lump-sum payments of between $12,000 and $25,000 next week, the county auditor's office said Monday. Only supervisors John K. Flynn and Vicky Howard notified authorities by the Monday deadline that they will refuse the payments from the controversial perk that will be eliminated next year, Assistant Auditor-Controller Thomas O. Mahon said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1996 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn said Tuesday that he will form a committee to examine the salaries and cash benefits paid to county workers after a Times survey found that dozens of individuals were making tens of thousands of dollars a year in extra income. "We need to bring some controls to these things," Flynn said. "I think some of it has gotten out of hand. It's embarrassing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1992 | JOANNA M. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A countywide committee of water leaders is studying whether a regional desalination plant could solve long-term water problems for agencies and cities throughout the county--including the city of Ventura. The committee, convened and headed by Supervisor John K. Flynn, is trying to draw cities and water agencies together to develop new sources of water during the next 30 years. Flynn hopes that by the end of next year, the committee can agree on a plan to carry the region into the next century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1992 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The first phase of the College Park Amphitheater in Oxnard was dedicated Monday, less than one week before the outdoor facility will be used for concerts at the California Strawberry Festival this weekend. Built by the Ventura County Recreation Services for about $800,000, the turf-covered slopes can accommodate an audience of up to 1,700, said project manager Theresa Lubin.
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