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October 24, 2002
RACE FOR THE 67TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT Name: Tom Harman Age: 61 Occupation: Legislator Family: Married 39 years to Dianne. Two adult children: Michelle, 31; Michael, 29. Community activities: Served six years on the Huntington Beach City Council. Co-founder and member of Huntington Beach Tomorrow. Member of Bolsa Chica Land Trust; Amigos de Bolsa Chica; Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce; Bolsa Chica Conservancy; Huntington Beach American Legion.
NEWS
July 20, 2000
MATTHEW HARPER, Huntington Beach In answer to Peg Riche's letter ["Forget about mosquitoes, what about coyotes?" June 29], coyotes were here first. So were the possums, skunks and mountain lions. If you live near a wildlife area, you are going to get wildlife. Learn to live with them or move to San Diego. The animals are not the problem. Too many people are the problem. We have encroached on their habitat, and they have nowhere to go. When people have tried to kill off coyotes, they get overrun with rats.
NEWS
December 9, 1999
T 'The council is responsive to the will of the people,' City Councilman Tom Harman said. 'They're getting what they wanted.' Those rental units stand in the way of a multimillion dollar hotel, restaurant and retail complex that the council favors. City officials hope that the owner of the spared building cooperates with the project's developer. But even if he doesn't, the project can work around his property, said David Biggs, the city's director of economic development.
NEWS
March 9, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda Although Tom Harman scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican primary race for the local state Assembly seat, he is not resting on his laurels. "This is not a done deal," he said of his win over Fountain Valley businessman Jim Righeimer. Harman still must beat Democrat Andy Hilbert in the November general election for the right to represent the 67th District. Harman said he will use the same strategy that he believes made the difference against Righeimer, who like Hilbert has never held elected office.
NEWS
October 26, 2000
Torus Tammer For the past six years, Republican candidate Tom Harman has sat on the Huntington Beach City Council. He was elected to the Orange County Republican Central Committee in 1998 and reelected this year. Harman, a member of the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission, said there are many issues to contend with in the state Assembly, including education reform. He said there is a serious need for greater accountability by teachers and parents.
NEWS
June 8, 2000
Don't you have any other Huntington Beach news to report other than your persistent and unsubstantiated charges against Mayor Dave Garofalo? Week after week, you appear to be on a Joe McCarthy witch hunt. With regard to your tired accusations about a $2,995 ad in the visitors guide, where is your evidence of any impropriety? Garofalo makes his living in the publishing business, and so far you have not presented any facts that would represent a conflict of interest.
NEWS
September 30, 1999
Eron Ben-Yehuda, Ellen McCarty and Andrew Wainer FAMINE, PESTILENCE AND SQUID Future books written about the history of Huntington Beach may gain inspiration from the Old Testament's account of the plagues brought down on Egypt. At the conclusion of Friday's Downtown committee meeting, City Councilman and committee member Dave Garofalo breathed a sigh of relief that the coast appeared clear that day. "Good news," he said. "There's no bacteria, syringes, or dead squid on the beach."
NEWS
November 30, 2000
It's not easy being a politician these days. No matter how much work they do, no matter how many good causes they champion, the public often paints them all with the same broad brush of distrust and scorn. Still, while polls often show that Americans hold politicians in contempt, the same often doesn't apply to their own elected officials. They believe their man or woman does a fine job, it's the others who have problems. We tend to agree.
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By Michael Miller | August 29, 2012
The massive inflatable turtle shifted in the breeze that whipped across the Huntington Beach Pier on Monday afternoon, looking large and restless enough to crawl across the walkway for a hearty meal at Ruby's Diner. The environmental activists who set up their booth on the pier hadn't anticipated the wind. But the turtle's twitchy movements ended up fitting their message perfectly: that the ocean is full of living things, and that plastic bags are best kept out of it. With the state's two-year legislative session set to end at midnight Friday, members of the Surfrider Foundation, Earth Resource Foundation and Environment California set up a table and solicited signatures for a petition asking lawmakers to support Assembly Bill 298, which seeks to ban single-use plastic bags in many businesses across California.
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By Michael Miller | February 1, 2012
When the city dedicated a plaque Saturday honoring the founders of the Huntington Beach Youth Shelter, Carol Kanode thought of another person without whom the project might never have started. That was the Ocean View High School student who came to Kanode in 1987 and explained that her mother had thrown her out of the house. Kanode, a nurse at the school, contacted social services and a youth shelter in Los Alamitos, but the girl didn't want to go to either. Then she disappeared for weeks.
NEWS
By Alan Blank | December 17, 2008
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010. The longtime Huntington Beach civil lawyer and Republican says he disagrees with some of the Democratic incumbent Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown’s policies and is exploring a campaign to win his job. It would be a tough matchup for Harman, some Democrats and Republicans say, as few people in California have the name recognition of Brown, who was a two-term governor, a secretary of state and a big-city mayor among other things in his long political career.
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By Jack Salisbury | August 27, 2008
Tiana Smith is studying to become a registered nurse, but things don’t always go smoothly for the 24-year-old. She’s often forced to work extra days or even borrow money from family and friends to continue her schooling. Why does she need the money? To pay for her textbooks. The Golden West College student is in a predicament familiar to many of her fellow students, as a recent state report showed that textbooks make up 59% of a community college student’s costs.
NEWS
By TOM HARMAN | May 31, 2007
When you think of Memorial Day, you may think about watching NASCAR, major league baseball, attending a parade, biking, boating, gardening, or simply taking it easy over a three-day weekend. It's curious how we define our holidays by the type of enjoyment that fills our time. But Memorial Day is intended to provide a time for us to demonstrate our appreciation for the brave men and women who lost their lives so that we may be free. Make no mistake about it, this day is dedicated to America's fallen heroes.
NEWS
By Jim Silva | May 17, 2007
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday announced his revised budget proposal for the 2007-08 budget year. While there are certainly things for Republicans to like in his updated proposal, it is disappointing to see that the governor has proposed to increase General Fund spending by $750 million from his original plan outlined in January, thus growing government by more than $1.5 billion over last year. For these reasons, among others, my colleagues and I must exercise caution when moving forward with this proposal.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | March 1, 2007
Under a new bill by state Sen. Tom Harman, coastal cities like Huntington Beach and Newport Beach could potentially gain more power to regulate or limit drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes in the city. It's exactly what some residents have been asking for. They've been pressuring the city to address the proliferation of drug and alcohol recovery facilities that they say are causing problems in their neighborhoods. City officials say state and federal laws severely limit how they can regulate the facilities, because recovering drug and alcohol addicts are classified as disabled and thus entitled to legal protections.
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By Purnima Mudnal | November 30, 2006
State Sen. Tom Harman of Huntington Beach distributed 120 turkeys to families at Costa Mesa's Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and the American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 in Newport Beach for Thanksgiving. Harman, along with his staff, distributed a large number of turkeys from Nov. 20 to 22. Legion members planned to distribute turkeys to veterans' families including from Camp Pendleton's 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, which was adopted by Newport Beach. Thanksgiving is that time of the year when families and friends come together to feast and reflect on things they are grateful for, Harman said.
NEWS
May 5, 2005
Marines land successfully Imagine 1,200 Marine Corps men and women dressed in their formal dress blue uniforms attending a traditional Marine Corps event called a "Dining In." About 50 members of the community and I were on hand April 22 to welcome the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines from Camp Pendleton at a special reception and dinner in their honor. The "Thundering Third," as the 3/1 is commonly called, were adopted by the Huntington Beach City Council by a resolution and chose the city of Huntington Beach to host their annual festivities at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Resort.
NEWS
November 4, 2004
Dave Brooks There were few smiling faces at the Orange County Democratic headquarters on Beach Boulevard on Tuesday night. One by one, volunteers watched as their local candidates for office were defeated in their attempts to gain higher office. Democrat Jim Brandt, who unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Dana Rohrabacher for a spot representing the 46th Congressional District, slipped out before 9 p.m. after initial returns showed him losing nearly two to one. Assembly candidate Dave Silva, who unsuccessfully challenged 67th District incumbent Tom Harman, also lingered, interrupting coverage of the presidential election to make a concession speech after it became clear he had no chance of stopping Harman from completing his third and final term.
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