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By JOSEPH N. BELL | December 1, 2005
On the day before the first candidate forum for the 48th Congressional District seat vacated by Chris Cox, Jim Gilchrist, representing the American Independent Party, announced that he would boycott the meeting in protest of the "far-left agenda" of the League of Women Voters, which was one of its sponsors. In support of his decision, Gilchrist offered a prepared statement saying that the league "supports taxpayer-funded abortion up to the day of delivery, new and expanded gun-control laws, higher taxes on working people, socialized medicine and unrestricted legal immigration."
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NEWS
August 4, 2004
Alicia Robinson Libertarian Senatorial candidate and Orange County Superior Court Judge Jim Gray won't be airing his opinions in a televised debate between U.S. Senate candidates Aug. 10, a Los Angeles judge decided Tuesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Yaffe denied Gray's request for a temporary restraining order to block the League of Women Voters of California from holding a debate next week between Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican opponent Bill Jones.
NEWS
August 3, 2004
Alicia Robinson U.S. Senate Libertarian candidate and Orange County Superior Court Judge Jim Gray is trying to use the courts to do what his showing in the polls can't: get him into a high-profile debate. Gray, who lives in Newport Beach, applied Monday for a temporary restraining order to block the League of Women Voters of California from holding an Aug. 10 debate between incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican challenger Bill Jones.
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By By Dave Brooks and Alicia Robinson | November 17, 2005
Democratic House candidate leaves the district to attend a MoveOn.org rally in Huntington Beach.Huntington Beach isn't in the 48th Congressional District, but that didn't stop Congressional candidate Steve Young from making a quick campaign stop in Surf City on Wednesday. At a MoveOn.org rally in front of Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's office, Young urged Rohrabacher and other House Republicans to vote against the federal budget proposal, which Young argued would cut billions from social spending programs.
NEWS
December 26, 2007
The upcoming elections are more than presidential primaries, and the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast is looking to keep people informed. The organization will offer its resources to individuals when it hosts a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Irvine Heritage Park Library. Speakers will discuss the upcoming ballot measures and weigh the pros and cons of each issue, as well as evaluate candidates. The meeting is open to the public, but RSVP is needed. To arrange for a seat, call (949)
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 17, 2005
Encouraging high school and college students to vote was among the topics discussed Thursday night at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank. Glendale City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian told an audience of about 50 people at the Buena Vista branch of the Burbank Public Library that he was able recruit 110 high school students to work on his spring 2005 campaign for city clerk by visiting them in the classroom. An aggressive, one-on-one approach was a key to getting young people involved in the voting process, Kassakhian said.
NEWS
June 27, 2003
Paul Clinton A group of old-guard environmentalists will honor one of their own Saturday during a ceremony at a local park. Fern Pirkle, who lives in Corona del Mar, said she is honored to be receiving the annual achievement award from Stop Polluting Our Newport. The group gives out the award each summer to honor the community member "whose accomplishments in promoting environmental awareness have distinguished" them. "She has been a good citizen and a leader," said Allan Beek, a prominent local activist who sits on the group's board.
NEWS
October 26, 2002
TUESDAY A community forum with the Newport-Mesa Unified School Board candidates will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Victoria room at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa. The forum is sponsored by the Harbor Council Parent Teachers Assn. and the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast. The center is at 1845 Park St. Free. (949) 645-645-2665. A Costa Mesa City Council candidates forum will be held at 7 p.m. in Davis Elementary School's multipurpose room, on Arlington Drive, between Newport Boulevard and Fairview Road.
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By: | September 17, 2005
MONDAY The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Commission meets the first and third Monday of each month at the Bob Hope Airport, 2627 Hollywood Way. For more information, call (818) 840-8840. The Transportation Commission meets every third Monday at 5 p.m. of Room 102 of the City Hall Annex, 301 E. Olive Ave. For more information, call (818) 238-5270. TUESDAY The Burbank City Council meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, City Hall, at 275 E. Olive Ave. For more information, call (818)
NEWS
August 8, 2004
Silence is unsettling for Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray. The Libertarian Orange County Superior Court judge acknowledges that he is a minor-party candidate, but that doesn't mean his candidacy lacks legitimacy, substantive arguments or even significance in a democracy, he said. On the contrary, he says he is a serious candidate, with pressing issues to bring to a statewide and, ultimately, national stage. That is why a Los Angeles Superior Court judge's decision Tuesday that bars him from a U.S. Senate race debate, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of California, troubles him. Reformed drug laws, reducing government intrusion into people's lives and a more international military force in Iraq are a few of the issues he said he can bring to a debate with Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Bill Jones.
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