CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 |
Decisions by five legislators and one congressman to retire or run for higher office have drawn a field of candidates that could trigger one of the most contentious primary election seasons of the last decade in Los Angeles County. The retirement of Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins, the senior black member of the House, has lured Democrat Maxine Waters out of her safe Assembly district based in South-Central Los Angeles.
November 14, 1999
It is almost, almost impossible now to conjure what it must have been like, in that age not too long past, when to take up a career in politics was to arm yourself with a shining lance of noble service, and not a toilet plunger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1990 |
Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Los Angeles), the senior black member of the House and the first black ever sent to Congress from a Western state, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of this session.
February 1, 1989 |
Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., currently facing federal charges of securities fraud, recently enlisted nine members of Congress from California--at least seven of whom have received campaign contributions or honorariums from Drexel--to bring pressure on the Securities and Exchange Commission to lighten the terms of a proposed settlement of the case. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley also played a key role in persuading the California congressional delegation to intervene on behalf of Drexel.
July 13, 1987 |
A host of political and religious figures--including Sen. Edward Kennedy and Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony--endorsed an increase in the minimum wage Sunday at a rally in the Shrine Auditorium. "No one should be asked to live on $3.35 an hour," said Mahony, adding that establishing "a moral minimum wage" would have a significant effect on "the survival of our most basic and treasured social unit--the family. . . .
December 23, 1990 |
He is a small, quiet man who rarely raised his voice in anger for more than a quarter-century in Congress, yet a legacy of landmark legislation demonstrates that his liberal message was heard loud and clear. Now, a sprightly 83, Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Los Angeles) is closing a chapter in a public life that started in the depths of the Great Depression when he was first elected to the California Assembly.