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July 8, 1995 | From the Washington Post
President Clinton on Friday delayed until next week a decision on recommendations from an independent commission to close dozens of military bases as aides struggled to free the President from what has become a tangle of interagency and political knots.
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August 20, 1995 | PETER H. KING
The first students were scheduled to arrive in less than a week, and old Fort Ord still looked nothing like a college campus. Hard hats were everywhere--gutting old barracks, pouring concrete, hammering drywall, running telephone lines. Hank Hendrickson was not worried. The vice president for administration at California's newest state university sat last Thursday in his corner office--the former base dental clinic--and promised that it would all be lashed together in time.
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April 13, 1991 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While it provoked fury in many military towns across the country, the Pentagon's latest base-closing list was greeted Friday in a few locales as nothing less than salvation--and proof that strenuous politicking can pay off. Such was the sentiment in Alameda, Calif., where the Alameda Naval Depot and Naval Air Station were spared from the shutdown that has been threatened intermittently for two decades.
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July 10, 1995 | ART PINE and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Pentagon is sending President Clinton a revised plan for saving some of the jobs that would be lost through the closure of McClellan Air Force Base by transferring a portion of the aircraft maintenance work to private firms, Administration officials said Sunday.
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July 10, 1995 | ART PINE and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Pentagon is sending President Clinton a revised plan for saving some of the jobs that would be lost through the closure of McClellan Air Force Base by transferring a portion of the aircraft maintenance work to private firms, Administration officials said Sunday.
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July 4, 1995 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration is considering a plan to save about half the 11,000 jobs that would be lost by the closing of McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento by turning the military depot there over to a private company and guaranteeing it billions of dollars of maintenance work each year.
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July 6, 1995 | ART PINE and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Pentagon formally presented to President Clinton on Wednesday a plan designed to save about half the 11,000 jobs that otherwise would be lost by closing McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento but officials said that no decision is likely until later this week. At the same time, the plan was attacked by California officials, including the state's two Democratic senators and Gov. Pete Wilson. They blasted it as "contrived," "unacceptable" and "half-baked."
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March 15, 1993 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Les Aspin denied Sunday that military bases in the congressional district of Rep. Ronald V. Dellums (D-Berkeley) were recommended for closure because of Dellums' support for major cuts in Pentagon spending. "Absolutely not true," Aspin said. Dellums, the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, had complained that he was the victim of retaliation for his political views.
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July 16, 1994 | Associated Press
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown gave a $15 million check to California State University on Friday to convert the Army's Ft. Ord into the school system's 21st campus. "This campus will represent the first, I repeat, the first post-Cold War conversion of a military base to a university," Brown said at a news conference.
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December 24, 1992 | Associated Press
The Navy will abandon this submarine-hunter base by 1994, but the federal presence at Moffett could actually grow under an agreement to turn it over to NASA's Ames Research Center. "NASA Ames is crucial to the aeronautics industry," NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin said Wednesday in announcing an agreement between NASA and the Navy to hand over the base by October, 1994.
NEWS
July 8, 1995 | From the Washington Post
President Clinton on Friday delayed until next week a decision on recommendations from an independent commission to close dozens of military bases as aides struggled to free the President from what has become a tangle of interagency and political knots.
NEWS
July 6, 1995 | ART PINE and PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Pentagon formally presented to President Clinton on Wednesday a plan designed to save about half the 11,000 jobs that otherwise would be lost by closing McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento but officials said that no decision is likely until later this week. At the same time, the plan was attacked by California officials, including the state's two Democratic senators and Gov. Pete Wilson. They blasted it as "contrived," "unacceptable" and "half-baked."
NEWS
July 4, 1995 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration is considering a plan to save about half the 11,000 jobs that would be lost by the closing of McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento by turning the military depot there over to a private company and guaranteeing it billions of dollars of maintenance work each year.
NEWS
July 16, 1994 | Associated Press
Commerce Secretary Ron Brown gave a $15 million check to California State University on Friday to convert the Army's Ft. Ord into the school system's 21st campus. "This campus will represent the first, I repeat, the first post-Cold War conversion of a military base to a university," Brown said at a news conference.
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June 26, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The barracks are empty, the windows boarded up. The soldiers have vanished, leaving a legacy of swords, daggers and snakes painted on the buildings they once occupied. "Think War," says a mural adorning one wall. Soon, a different breed of thinker will take command of this sprawling Army base just north of Monterey. By the fall of 1995, Ft. Ord will be transformed into California State University Monterey Bay, the 21st campus in the state university system.
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June 24, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Giving California two early victories Wednesday, the base closing commission decided to spare the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey and overrode a 5-year-old decision to move the 6th Army from its headquarters in San Francisco. The official vote on the language school was deferred until today, but the commission made it clear that it agreed with Defense Secretary Les Aspin that shutting down the foreign language school could disrupt U.S. intelligence-gathering capabilities.
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June 26, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The barracks are empty, the windows boarded up. The soldiers have vanished, leaving a legacy of swords, daggers and snakes painted on the buildings they once occupied. "Think War," says a mural adorning one wall. Soon, a different breed of thinker will take command of this sprawling Army base just north of Monterey. By the fall of 1995, Ft. Ord will be transformed into California State University Monterey Bay, the 21st campus in the state university system.
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August 25, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The impending closure of Ft. Ord has sparked a massive lobbying effort in Monterey County by residents, businesses and government officials who all have pet projects for the sprawling coastal Army base. Some of the ideas sound practical: a state college campus, a retirement community, an industrial park, an oceanographic research center, an Internal Revenue Service center. Some are more whimsical: an immense amusement park. Others seem simply bizarre: a German military base.
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March 15, 1993 | WILLIAM J. EATON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Secretary Les Aspin denied Sunday that military bases in the congressional district of Rep. Ronald V. Dellums (D-Berkeley) were recommended for closure because of Dellums' support for major cuts in Pentagon spending. "Absolutely not true," Aspin said. Dellums, the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, had complained that he was the victim of retaliation for his political views.
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