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October 20, 1990 | KIM KASH
A public forum for Moorpark election candidates will be held Monday, Oct. 29. Residents will choose from three candidates for mayor and two for a seat on the City Council in the Nov. 6 election. The forum will offer the public a chance to question candidates for mayor, who will be elected for the first time. Until now, City Council members took turns filling the position.
October 30, 1990 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Ventura County Supervisor Jim Dougherty has endorsed Moorpark City Councilman Paul Lawrason in his bid to become the city's first elected mayor. "I think your election as mayor would make it possible for both the city and the county to work together to make a better life for our citizens," Dougherty said in a letter to Lawrason Monday. "I strongly support your candidacy." Dougherty could not be reached for comment Monday.
August 15, 1990 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
Two Moorpark City Council members and a former parks and recreation commissioner have entered the race to become the city's first elected mayor. Councilmen Clint Harper and Paul Lawrason filed papers last week for the two-year post, City Clerk Lilly Kellerman said. Both men served stints as mayor when the post was filled by a vote of the council. Harper, 43, was elected to the council in 1986. He is a physics instructor at Moorpark College.
September 18, 1990 | GERRY BRAILO SPENCER
A candidate for Moorpark mayor claimed Monday that the city's most frequently used park will be closed for four months so that tougher turf can be planted, but city officials said no decision has been made. Tom Wheeler, a former city parks and recreation commissioner, held a press conference at Peach Hill Park, where lighted diamonds allow adult softball teams to play at night and where youth soccer teams practice in the afternoon. He said replanting the park's turf will cost $30,000 to $35,000.
December 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to unlock their devices as well as receive information from their carriers on how and when they can do so. Smartphone unlocking allows users to switch the carriers that provide service for their devices. Some carriers like to keep the devices they sell locked to prevent customers from taking their smartphones to their rivals.
February 4, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - President Obama is speeding up his pet project to connect American public schools to the Internet through an unusual combination of government investment and contributions from the private sector. On a stepped-up time frame, Obama is expected to announce Tuesday that the government plans to make digital learning available to 20 million students and more than 15,000 schools over the next two years - more quickly than originally anticipated when Obama launched “ConnectED” last year.
June 19, 2013 | By Meg James
Tribune Co. has hired Steven Berns, the top finance executive for cosmetics company Revlon Inc., as its chief financial officer and promoted its current CFO, Chandler Bigelow, to serve in an expanded role developing strategy for the company. Chicago-based Tribune, parent company of the Los Angeles Times, made the announcements Wednesday. Bigelow, the company's CFO for nearly five years, will transition into a newly created position of executive vice president and chief business strategies and operations officer.
February 28, 2014 | By Joe Flint
The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on a study that sought information on the how local radio and television stations cover news. The Critical Information Needs study was to be conducted every three years for Congress. It was aimed at eliminating barriers that make entry into the media industry difficult for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. However, the pilot test for the survey included questions regarding the editorial practices of media and was heavily criticized both inside and outside the FCC. The test was slated for this spring in Columbia, S.C. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Besides general inquiries regarding coverage of issues including the environment and requests for insight into the decision-making process behind a newscast, it also sought details on the relationship between journalists and management.
June 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before watching Tom Wheeler's confirmation hearing. The Skinny: Tom Wheeler, the nominee to be the next FCC chairman, will face a Senate confirmation hearing this afternoon. Should be entertaining. Tuesday's headlines include Bruce Rosenblum getting a new gig and a backlash against Tyler Perry's OWN shows. Daily Dose: Watchers of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Monday may have been taken off guard when ads for CNN's brand-new morning show "New Day" appeared.
October 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before going back to bed for some more sleep. The Skinny: I was out of town Thursday on assignment and didn't get back home until about 1 a.m., so I'm groggy and wired at the same time. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview as well as a story about ABC possibly selling its stations. Also, the confirmation of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is being held up. Go Dodgers! Daily Dose: While broadcasters wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear its case to shut down Aereo, the start-up that delivers local TV station signals to consumers via the Internet continues to launch in new cities.
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