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May 10, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The azaleas, roses, veronicas and philodendron that grew around Vicky Howard's back-yard patio have been torn out, victims of Southern California's five-year drought. In their place is a dry, barren area that will someday be paved over to become part of the patio. For the Ventura County supervisor from Simi Valley, what hurt most was having to kill the philodendron, which she has had for almost 20 years. "It was like killing something we've had forever," she said.
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January 2, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To prepare for her new job as a Ventura County supervisor, Judy Mikels has spent the past few weeks talking with county department heads, poring over government documents and attending board meetings. "Every time I ask someone a question, I end up with a stack of papers," she said. But Mikels, who will be sworn in Tuesday, doesn't mind. "I love it," she said. "I enjoy the learning curve."
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January 9, 1991 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In taking their seats Tuesday on the Board of Supervisors, Maria VanderKolk said she will work to make Ventura County an environmental model for the state and Vicky Howard said budget constraints will be among the county's major problems in the coming year. Both were sworn in as the board's newest members in a ceremony observed by a capacity audience at the County Administration Building.
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April 28, 1994 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Protecting funding for law enforcement, keeping government off the backs of business and establishing a commercial airport at Point Mugu are among the goals Judy Mikels plans to pursue if elected to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. As a member of the Simi Valley City Council, Mikels said she understands the concerns residents have about crime in their neighborhoods and schools.
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November 1, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing the dangers of secondhand smoke, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider banning smoking in restaurants and many other public places in the county's unincorporated areas. If the supervisors adopt the ordinance--proposed by Supervisor Maria E. VanderKolk--the county will join the cities of Moorpark and Thousand Oaks in placing strict curbs on smoking at enclosed public places.
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February 23, 1994 | SARA CATANIA and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ventura County Supervisor Vicky Howard announced Tuesday that she will not seek a second term in June, a surprise move that caught the county's political establishment off guard and set off a scramble among possible successors. As her eyes welled up with tears, Howard, 60, said at a press conference that after much soul searching, she has decided to leave her job after only one term. "It's really a personal situation," she said, speaking barely above a whisper.
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January 2, 1995 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To prepare for her new job as a Ventura County supervisor, Judy Mikels has spent the past few weeks talking with county department heads, poring over government documents and attending board meetings. "Every time I ask someone a question, I end up with a stack of papers," she said. But Mikels, who will be sworn in Tuesday, doesn't mind. "I love it," she said. "I enjoy the learning curve."
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February 2, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The campaign between Vicky Howard and Bill Davis was among the most expensive ever for a Ventura County supervisor's post, county officials said Friday. Davis, who lost to Howard in the Nov. 6 election, received $101,433 in contributions and spent $108,153 between January and November, 1990, according to financial statements filed this week with the county's elections registrar. Howard collected $103,820 in contributions and loans and spent $104,109, the documents show.
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April 7, 1994
Board of Supervisors Results from votes Tuesday: * Home Detention Should the county establish a six-month pilot program to electronically monitor 20 work-furlough inmates at home? Result: Approved, 4-0 The Vote John K. Flynn: Absent Vicky Howard: Yes Maggie Erickson Kildee: Yes Susan K. Lacey: Yes Maria VanderKolk: Yes
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September 6, 1993
It is obvious to me that several members of the Board of Supervisors have been holding secret meetings, in violation of state law. No wonder people don't believe in government. These meetings create a distrust of the decisions made, disallow public input and create government by crony. Congratulations are in order for Supervisor John K. Flynn. By going public with this violation of his fellow board members, he is putting the good of the public ahead of politics as usual.
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April 7, 1994
Board of Supervisors Results from votes Tuesday: * Home Detention Should the county establish a six-month pilot program to electronically monitor 20 work-furlough inmates at home? Result: Approved, 4-0 The Vote John K. Flynn: Absent Vicky Howard: Yes Maggie Erickson Kildee: Yes Susan K. Lacey: Yes Maria VanderKolk: Yes
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February 23, 1994 | SARA CATANIA and TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ventura County Supervisor Vicky Howard announced Tuesday that she will not seek a second term in June, a surprise move that caught the county's political establishment off guard and set off a scramble among possible successors. As her eyes welled up with tears, Howard, 60, said at a press conference that after much soul searching, she has decided to leave her job after only one term. "It's really a personal situation," she said, speaking barely above a whisper.
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November 1, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing the dangers of secondhand smoke, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider banning smoking in restaurants and many other public places in the county's unincorporated areas. If the supervisors adopt the ordinance--proposed by Supervisor Maria E. VanderKolk--the county will join the cities of Moorpark and Thousand Oaks in placing strict curbs on smoking at enclosed public places.
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September 6, 1993
It is obvious to me that several members of the Board of Supervisors have been holding secret meetings, in violation of state law. No wonder people don't believe in government. These meetings create a distrust of the decisions made, disallow public input and create government by crony. Congratulations are in order for Supervisor John K. Flynn. By going public with this violation of his fellow board members, he is putting the good of the public ahead of politics as usual.
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July 17, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County Supervisor Vicky Howard on Friday proposed stopping west county cities from hauling trash to the Simi Valley Landfill, saying it is time those cities take responsibility for their own waste. Expanding on a request she made to the Ventura County Waste Commission, Howard said the county should stand by its current solid-waste management plan that divides the county into four geographical regions for trash disposal.
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May 9, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vicky Howard took her place on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors nearly 2 1/2 years ago with little fanfare. The 59-year-old former Simi Valley councilwoman's election to the county panel was overshadowed by the stunning win of young political novice Maria VanderKolk, who ousted Madge Schaefer from her seat representing Thousand Oaks. After both east county supervisors were sworn in as board members at a January, 1991, ceremony, VanderKolk basked in the attention of her well-wishers.
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April 28, 1994 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Protecting funding for law enforcement, keeping government off the backs of business and establishing a commercial airport at Point Mugu are among the goals Judy Mikels plans to pursue if elected to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. As a member of the Simi Valley City Council, Mikels said she understands the concerns residents have about crime in their neighborhoods and schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1993 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vicky Howard took her place on the Ventura County Board of Supervisors nearly 2 1/2 years ago with little fanfare. The 59-year-old former Simi Valley councilwoman's election to the county panel was overshadowed by the stunning win of young political novice Maria VanderKolk, who ousted Madge Schaefer from her seat representing Thousand Oaks. After both east county supervisors were sworn in as board members at a January, 1991, ceremony, VanderKolk basked in the attention of her well-wishers.
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December 31, 1992 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a last act before retiring, Ventura County Auditor-Controller Norman Hawkes is questioning whether two county supervisors have the legal right to refuse a total of $25,000 in vacation and longevity bonuses that they do not want. Hawkes, who steps down today after 28 years in the controller's office, has directed his office to ask the state attorney general for an opinion on the bonus waiver requested last week by supervisors John K. Flynn and Vicky Howard.
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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.
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