CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2005 |
Smash! Crash! Crunch! Bill Zimmerman and Pacy Markman have unleashed a band of marauding elephants on Washington, D.C., and they chortle merrily as their mischief plays across a computer screen in their Santa Monica office. The U.S. Capitol: Stomp! The White House: Kaput!
August 16, 1985 |
California Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird is expected to name a new campaign manager in a move to end the disarray that became evident during the first few months of her reelection drive. He is John Law, a Washington-based political consultant. Law, 34, is a former executive director of the Democratic Party in Iowa. He gained a reputation as a skilled political organizer for his work on behalf of the 1984 presidential bid of Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988
Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) denounced the automobile insurance initiative known as Proposition 103 at a news conference Thursday and took the opportunity to lambaste one of his favorite targets--fellow Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica). Ferguson called the measure "Santa Monica socialism," a reference to longtime antagonist Hayden, whom Ferguson once tried to get expelled from the Assembly for his Vietnam War activities.
May 15, 2001 |
The Supreme Court dealt a defeat Monday to the medical marijuana movement, ruling that federal law prohibits dispensing the drug to seriously ill patients to relieve their pain and nausea. As a legal matter, the 8-0 ruling all but invalidates the measures adopted in California and eight other states that give sick people a "right" to obtain marijuana for medical purposes.
February 22, 1990 |
Just two weeks after announcing his likely candidacy, state Sen. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) was reported Wednesday to have broken out in front of the field in the crowded race for the Democratic nomination for state insurance commissioner, according to a poll to be released today. The independent California Poll shows Garamendi leading with support from 24% of those Democrats surveyed, according to those who have seen the poll results.
May 10, 1988 |
Coordinators of the proposed "Voter Revolt" insurance initiative backed by consumer advocate Ralph Nader said Monday that a surge of new petition signatures has given them confidence that they will be able to qualify their measure for the November ballot after all.