Los Angeles Daily News
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest-circulating paid daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California. It is the flagship of the Southern California News Group, a branch of Colorado-based Digital First Media; the offices of the Daily News are in Woodland Hills, much of the paper's reporting is targeted toward readers in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Its stories tend to focus on issues involving valley businesses and crime; the current editor is Frank Pine. The Daily News began publication in Van Nuys as the Van Nuys Call in 1911, morphing into the Van Nuys News after a merger with a competing newspaper called the News. In 1953, the newspaper was renamed Valley Green Sheet. During this period, the newspaper was delivered four times a week for free to readers in 14 zoned editions in the San Fernando Valley. In 1971, the newspaper was sold to the Tribune Company by the original family owners. In 1976, to de-emphasize the Van Nuys location, the paper changed its name to the Valley News and Green Sheet, converted from the four times a week operation to a daily newspaper with paid circulation.
During this period, circulation increased to 210,000. In 1981, the paper became a daily publication. In 1985, Tribune bought KTLA, due to ownership laws of the time, Tribune sold the paper to Jack Kent Cooke, who spent millions of dollars building state of the art offices and expanding coverage to include the entire San Fernando Valley; when the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner went out of business November 2, 1989, it left the Daily News the second-biggest paper in the city behind the Los Angeles Times. Upon Cooke's death in 1998, William Dean Singleton's MediaNews purchased the newspaper and consolidated it with his other Southern California MediaNews holdings into the Los Angeles Newspaper Group; the group published local editions for the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and Ventura County. However, to cut costs and consolidate resources, the local editions were eliminated; as part of circulation reporting for the Southern California News Group, all papers in LANG are considered editions of the Daily News.
It endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008, but endorsed his opponent Mitt Romney in 2012. The Daily News bears no relation to an earlier Los Angeles Daily News, a morning newspaper based in Downtown Los Angeles that ceased publication on December 18, 1954. An earlier newspaper called the Los Angeles Daily News was printed beginning in 1869 and continuing for a number of years after. Los Angeles portal Official website Daily News Mobile app — headlines only. Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection: Valley Times Newspaper Collection — 82,000 images, 28,000 digitalized/online. UCLA Library Digital Collections: Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs UCLA Library Digital Collections: Los Angeles Daily News Negatives Newsbank.com: Archives
Charles Navarro Guarino was a Los Angeles, City Council member between 1951 and 1961 and city controller from 1961 to 1977. Navarro was born in New York City to Italian immigrant parents, he was a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who moved to Los Angeles when he was 19 to be a professional musician. He worked for Universal Studios, he owned an apartment building on San Marino Street in Los Angeles. Navarro was married to Rose Northy for 70 years married Seda Stevens. Navarro retired in 1977 and spent the last 28 years of his life overseeing his investments and enjoying "dining at his favorite Westside steakhouses.... At 100-plus he was walking without a cane, driving his Cadillac and going to church every Sunday." He died in his sleep at the age of 101 on September 7, 2005, was survived by his wife and a stepson, Armen Haig Stevens. See Los Angeles municipal election returns, 1951 and after. 1951 At the beginning of 1951, four candidates had begun their campaigns for election to Los Angeles's 10th District seat on the City Council — the incumbent, G. Vernon Bennett, as well as Assemblyman Vernon Kilpatrick, 1332 Hope Street.
Whitworth, 2106 Wilmot Street. Downs was a former City Council member who had lost his seat and went to prison in 1925 on a corruption charge; the district was "in the south-central section of the city," bounded by Wilshire and Jefferson boulevards and La Brea Avenue and Main Street. The Los Angeles Times, which favored Navarro's election, wrote of him: In a district, a favorite haunt for left-wingers for some considerable time, Navarro comes right out and says he's downright against all kinds of bureaucracy, Socialism or any other kind of ism.... Although the Council job is nonpartisan, he's up against two old-line, left-wing Democrats, G. Vernon Bennett, the incumbent, Assemblyman Vernon Kilpatrick, who's willing to ditch his State post for a city job if he can get it. Bennett, 16 years in the Council, is nearing 70 and during recent months was in trouble with the police, he appears to be on the way out. The April primary was seen as a dirty one: "Three of the candidates were accused of having police records, one of being an ex-convict.
Another was linked with activities of the Communist Party." Navarro came in second, with 5,077 votes to 5,301 for Kilpatrick, 3,835 for Bennett, 2,250 for Hubbard and 1,423 for Downs. Bennett promptly sued for Navarro's disqualification on the grounds that he had not listed his birth name on the ballot. Navarro answered that he had dropped his last name, Guarino, "because the first two were better suited to his work as a professional musician." A Superior Court judge dismissed Bennett's claim. Navarro won the May election, 9,001 votes to Kilpatrick's 7,321.1953 In the 1953 election, Navarro had four opponents: "John A. Somerville, Negro dentist and a member of the Municipal Police Commission. Navarro won with 14,892 votes over Somerville, 8,316; the final returns were 11,336 for Navarro, the victor, 6,236 for African-American businessman George L. Thomas. Whitworth. Navarro announced in December 1960 his determination to unseat 70-year-old Dan O. Hoye, city controller for 24 years and who said that his ambition was to equal the 28-year record of his predecessor in office, John Myers.
Navarro, chairman of the City Council's finance committee, was endorsed by the president of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association and the Los Angeles Times. Navarro won the election, 187,122 votes against 133,569 for Hoye, 67,318 for certified public accountant Harry C. Fischer and 25.683 for management consultant Cecil R. Kay; the city controller was unopposed in the next two elections: He received 470,324 votes in 1965 and 379,971 in 1969. He won the 1973 election, with 300,511 votes against 56,924 for Democratic businessman David Gold. Other 1973 candidates were 34,428 votes. Navarro testified twice before City Council committees in opposition to proposals to make the city controller an appointive office rather than elective — in 1969 and in 1977, he testified in the 1975 trial of a woman, charged with taking part in a "multimillion dollar plan to defraud the Los Angeles municipal treasury by cashing stolen city checks." He said. The same year he persuaded the City Council to purchase two check-writing machines that "would make forging a controller's signature impossible."Navarro left office in 1977.
"What I saw of Socialism and Communism in the rest of the world made me want to pitch in and stop it here." "I have never been arrested and am not a member of, or supported by, the Communist Party." "The job is paying the bills, making sure everybody gets paid, making sure the city is in sound financial shape. Bookkeeping and more bookkeeping." Access to some Los Angeles Times links may require the use of a library card
Los Angeles City Council
The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles. The council is composed of fifteen members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms; the president of the council and the president pro tempore are chosen by the council at the first regular meeting of the term. An assistant president pro tempore is appointed by the President; as of 2015, council members receive an annual salary of $184,610 per year, among the highest city council salary in the nation. Regular council meetings are held in the City Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am except on holidays or if decided by special resolution. A current annual schedule of all Council meetings, broken down by committee, is available as a.pdf download from the Office of the City Clerk. Officers: President of the Council: Herb Wesson President Pro Tempore: Nury Martinez Assistant President Pro Tempore: Joe Buscaino Los Angeles was governed by a seven-member Common Council under general state law from 1850 to 1889, when a city charter was put into effect.
Under the first charter of the city, granted by the Legislature in 1889, the city was divided into nine wards, with a councilman elected from each one by plurality vote. The first election under that system was held on February 21, 1889, the last on December 4, 1906. Two-year terms for the City Council began and ended in December, except for the first term, which started in February 1889 and ended in December 1890; the term of office was lengthened to three years effective with the municipal election of December 4, 1906, the last year this ward system was in use. Between 1909 and 1925, the council was composed of nine members elected at large in a first-past-the-post voting system. Council membership in those years was as follows: City population in 1910: 319,200 Election: December 7, 1909 / Term: December 10, 1909, to December 13, 1911 Election: December 5, 1911 / Term: December 13, 1911, to July 1, 1913 Election: June 3, 1913 / Term: July 1913 to July 1915 Election: June 1, 1915 / Term: July 1915 to July 1917 Election: June 5, 1917 / Term: July 1917 to July 1919 City population in 1920: 576,700 Election: June 3, 1919 / Term: July 7, 1919, to July 5, 1921 Election: June 7, 1921 / Term: July 1921 to July 1923 Election: June 5, 1923 / Term: July 1923 to July 1925 Regular terms begin on July 1 of odd-numbered years until 2017 and on the second Monday in December of even-numbered years starting with 2020.
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