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July 23, 2009
David Wilcox of Palm Drive announced this week he will run for a seat on the La Canada Unified School District Governing Board. The election is set for Nov. 3; the filing period for new candidates closes Aug. 7. Three seats will be open in the election, those of Susan Boyd, Joel Peterson and Scott Tracy. All three have announced they will seek reelection. Wilcox, no relation to governing board member Cindy Wilcox, said in his campaign materials that he favors taking a "much tougher line with the teachers' union in negotiations and in weeding out underperforming teachers, pursuing charter status for La Canada schools, rejecting federal monies that come with 'strings' and advocating a rational '3-Rs' curriculum such as that developed by Hillsdale College."
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May 1, 2014
The political pizza party held April 24 by the Republican Club of the Foothills drew almost 100 people, according to the group. The dinner event, held at the La Cañada Thursday Club, spotlighted 10 candidates in the June 3 primary election. Included were Pete Peterson, candidate for California Secretary of State; Steve Stokes, candidate for U.S. Congress 28th District; Jack Orswell, candidate for U.S. Congress 27th District; Todd Royal, candidate for California State Assembly District 43; John Morris and John Wong, both candidates for Los Angeles County Assessor; three candidates running for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judgeship, Donna Armstrong, Carol Najera and Steve Schreiner; and Rick Barnes, candidate for the Glendale City Council.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 9, 2009
David Wilcox likes his Hawaiian shirts. In fact, he wears them every chance he gets, event at lectures and in class. In 1976, he and a young engineer sailed from Los Angeles to San Diego. Under contract with the Air Force at the time, Wilcox was traveling to the city to present a paper. When he and the engineer arrived at the hotel ? and sunburned from the two-day trip ? he was introduced by his contract monitor to a ?fairly snooty Princeton professor. ?I told him who I was, and he says, ?
NEWS
July 11, 2012
This is in reply to David Wilcox's letter to the editor, “Get rid of Obama and Obamacare.” I think how very fortunate he and his family are to have such a splendid healthcare plan. Now that “Obamacare” is the law of the land, perhaps millions of the underserved and poor will also be able to enjoy access to the same kind of healthcare. Bill Hyland Pasadena    
NEWS
June 26, 2013
David Wilcox is not optimistic about a request from citizens living in northwestern-most section of the city seeking to have their children attend LCUSD schools. Instead, he proposes in an op-ed (“Make LCUSD a charter district,” June 20) that LCUSD should seek to convert to a charter district. While funding for our schools has been and continues to be a challenge, there are good reasons why the La Cañada school board remains unreceptive to the charter district concept. Regarding the proposal to transfer the Sagebrush area (the only portion of the city not attending LCUSD schools)
NEWS
July 29, 2004
At a recent campaign event in Iowa, Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry told a group that he believes life begins at conception. In the United States Senate, he voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion. Whoa Nelly, let me get this straight. John Kerry believes a child is created at the moment of conception and condones taking the same child's life in the most violent way 9 months later. By accepting the premise that life begins at conception, Kerry creates a moral dilemma for himself.
NEWS
April 18, 2012
In responding to David Wilcox's letter [“Terrified of President Obama,” April 5], James Clark parrots familiar liberal talking points that are for the most part baloney [“A more direct threat to freedom,” April 12]. Clark starts with the claim that the Bush tax cuts wiped out the “huge Clinton era surplus and guaranteeing decades of red ink.” In fact, the last four Clinton budgets ending on Sept. 30, 2001 increased the national debt by $394.3 billion. The “huge” surpluses were a $450.4 billion decrease in Treasury debt held by the public, the result of the growth in intra-governmental held Treasury debt, mostly the Social Security fund, which grew by $844.7 billion.
NEWS
July 18, 2012
Last week the president gave an interview stating that his greatest mistake was that he didn't sufficiently sell his policies to voters, i.e. he didn't bang the drum loud enough for health care. Really? The truth is, most Americans never believed what he said. They were right. Keep you doctor and your insurance? No. Reduce premiums? No. Lower the deficit? No. Lower the “cost curve” for medical expenditures while adding 30 to 40 million uninsured? No. Not raise taxes? No. This is a massive new entitlement program run by the HHS in conjunction with a fifteen-member board that will decide what medical services will be available, and to whom.
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By Megan O’Neil | July 2, 2009
In a month-long, mail-in vote that ended Tuesday, residents living within the La Cañada Unified School District boundaries made history by approving a five-year, $150 parcel tax that will generate an estimated $900,000 annually for the public school system. This is the first time in five attempts that the LCUSD and local education advocates have succeeded in pushing through a parcel tax in the district. Similar special elections held in 1985, twice in 1999 and most recently in 2004 all failed to garner voter approval.
NEWS
July 11, 2012
David C. Wilcox's content-free analysis of the threat to liberty posed by the requirement for people to have medical insurance (“Get rid of Obama and Obamacare,” Mailbag, July 5) misses a rather important point: It's highly unlikely that Obamacare will be repealed. To repeal the law would require a 60-vote majority in the Senate, and the Democrats will not allow anything less than a filibuster-proof majority to threaten a signature piece of legislation. Further, it's likely that President Obama will be reelected.
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May 1, 2014
The political pizza party held April 24 by the Republican Club of the Foothills drew almost 100 people, according to the group. The dinner event, held at the La Cañada Thursday Club, spotlighted 10 candidates in the June 3 primary election. Included were Pete Peterson, candidate for California Secretary of State; Steve Stokes, candidate for U.S. Congress 28th District; Jack Orswell, candidate for U.S. Congress 27th District; Todd Royal, candidate for California State Assembly District 43; John Morris and John Wong, both candidates for Los Angeles County Assessor; three candidates running for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judgeship, Donna Armstrong, Carol Najera and Steve Schreiner; and Rick Barnes, candidate for the Glendale City Council.
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July 23, 2009
David Wilcox of Palm Drive announced this week he will run for a seat on the La Canada Unified School District Governing Board. The election is set for Nov. 3; the filing period for new candidates closes Aug. 7. Three seats will be open in the election, those of Susan Boyd, Joel Peterson and Scott Tracy. All three have announced they will seek reelection. Wilcox, no relation to governing board member Cindy Wilcox, said in his campaign materials that he favors taking a "much tougher line with the teachers' union in negotiations and in weeding out underperforming teachers, pursuing charter status for La Canada schools, rejecting federal monies that come with 'strings' and advocating a rational '3-Rs' curriculum such as that developed by Hillsdale College."
NEWS
By Michael J. Arvizu | July 9, 2009
David Wilcox likes his Hawaiian shirts. In fact, he wears them every chance he gets, event at lectures and in class. In 1976, he and a young engineer sailed from Los Angeles to San Diego. Under contract with the Air Force at the time, Wilcox was traveling to the city to present a paper. When he and the engineer arrived at the hotel ? and sunburned from the two-day trip ? he was introduced by his contract monitor to a ?fairly snooty Princeton professor. ?I told him who I was, and he says, ?
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