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May 9, 2012 | By Robert Greene
Alan Jackson is, at 46, the youngest of the six candidates for Los Angeles County district attorney. But he's tried his share of high-profile cases, including the successful prosecution of music icon Phil Spector, and that in turn has helped to elevate his profile. For name recognition he can't match Los Angeles City Atty.  Carmen Trutanich, and some voters may still confuse him with the country music star of the same name, but Jackson has worked hard to distinguish himself from the rest of the pack.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998
If Ken Starr is really concerned with the good of the country, he will admit he has no evidence in the original Whitewater land deal and then he can abandon his absurd investigation into sexual relations between consenting adults. Otherwise, it is obvious he is only pursuing a right-wing agenda aimed at trampling our constitutional rights while he attempts to bring down a president who couldn't be beaten at the ballot box. ROBERT SPERLING Woodland Hills I guess we'll never know, but given the list of accomplishments that President Clinton has managed during his term in office, you have to wonder what the man could accomplish if he didn't have to divert so much time and energy dealing with people such as Starr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2001
Once again The Times, through its right-wing political cartoonist Michael Ramirez, is demonizing public education and championing a really bad idea--vouchers (Commentary, June 18). Statewide school voucher initiatives in California have been trounced twice and have just been eliminated from President Bush's school legislation. Over the past years, over 20 states have had voucher initiatives that have all failed at the ballot box. One only needs to follow the money to see that Christian fundamentalists (as part of their wish to Christianize America)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1989
O ur readers wrote letters throughout 1988 expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters. We appreciate their taking the time to share their viewpoints and look forward to hearing from you in 1989. To vote or not to vote? That was the question Orange County voters faced Nov. 8. That question became difficult in the 72nd Assembly District when the Orange County Republican Party sent uniformed security guards to 20 Santa Ana precincts to intimidate Hispanic voters.
NEWS
April 23, 1989
School board members decided last week not to appoint a replacement for member Sarah Koch, leaving a seat vacant until a special election in November. In her resignation letter submitted April 6, Koch cited her full-time studies for a law degree as the reason for leaving. The board Wednesday selected member Roger Graziani to take Koch's place as clerk for the board, said President Christine Goudy. She said the remaining four members said they probably would not be hamstrung by 2-2 votes because split votes have been rare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990
Our heartfelt thanks to Jack M. Tuell for his Commentary on values (May 19). We have felt since talk of a state lottery began that it was immoral for the state to be involved in gambling. Of course, the power of the wealthy lottery equipment manufacturers could speak so much louder than those of us who could only vote a resounding "no" at the ballot box. The whole lottery system is a tragic scam and benefits no one except the lottery operators. When will the dreamers realize that for one person to win millions, a lot of dreamers must lose a lot of money?
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