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March 29, 2005
In the first debate of the mayoral runoff campaign, the most striking difference between Mayor James K. Hahn and Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa (besides the color of their ties) was their assessments of how Los Angeles is doing. Hahn's Los Angeles is on a roll, making progress in solving its crime, traffic and housing problems. That's not surprising coming from the incumbent, and he urged voters to reelect him so as not to "lose this kind of momentum." By contrast, Villaraigosa's L.A.
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March 9, 2007 | Rick Wartzman
To understand politics, the adage goes, you've got to follow the money. But to understand money, it sometimes helps to follow the politicians. At least three guys who know their way around Sacramento -- former California Controller Steve Westly, former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg and former legislator and Secretary of State Bill Jones -- are trying to make a go of it in the alternative-energy industry.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2004 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Escalating the debate over Mayor James K. Hahn's record on crime, mayoral challenger Bob Hertzberg and the mayor's office tussled Tuesday over an interactive city map Hertzberg posted on his campaign website to highlight areas of Los Angeles where crime has increased. "There's been a lot of talk about crime and gangs recently ... but it's difficult to cut through the generalizations and see what crime looks like in our neighborhoods," Hertzberg wrote in a message that accompanies the crime map.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2005 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he had appointed a transition team of 81 business, artistic, religious and civic leaders to serve as a "recruitment army" to build his administration. Villaraigosa said the team, which will be led by former Assembly speaker and mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, would "leave no stone unturned" to find the best candidates and urge them to apply.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Hertzberg buzzes over to a bookcase and proudly displays the type of innovation that embodies his philosophy of government and, he believes, will help him become the next speaker of the California Assembly. It is an encyclopedic set of training manuals--legislative Cliff's Notes for the hordes of freshman lawmakers now populating the lower house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2000 | MARK GLADSTONE and BOBBY CUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Before he became a state assemblyman, Bob Hertzberg thought it would be fun, fun, fun to rent out his San Fernando Valley home as a set for movies like an upcoming TV miniseries on the Beach Boys. But now that he is in line to be the next speaker of the California Assembly, the Sherman Oaks Democrat is getting some bad vibrations. "It totally turns your life upside-down," said Hertzberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2004 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Riding a yellow school bus to elementary schools across the city, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg sought Tuesday to put his plan to break up the Los Angeles Unified School District at the center of the race. "As mayor, I certainly want to improve the job conditions, reduce crime, and I want to reduce traffic. But ... I start with the issue of education because it is so fundamental to all of us," Hertzberg said, standing outside an East Los Angeles school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The city clerk's office Saturday released the official results of the March 8 election, reaffirming Mayor James K. Hahn's lead over third-place finisher Bob Hertzberg, 97,049 votes to 90,495. Hahn will face the top vote-getter, Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa (136,242), in the May 17 runoff. In another close race, Bill Rosendahl defeated second-place finisher Flora Gil Krisiloff, 18,274 to 17,088, in the Westside 11th Council District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Stuart Waldman said Tuesday he is dropping out of the race for the seat held by Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks), after Hertzberg named him as his chief of staff. Hertzberg, who is required by term limits to give up his seat next year, had endorsed Andrei Cherny in the race for the 40th Assembly District. Hertzberg praised Waldman's previous service as his field representative, a job Waldman quit to campaign for the Assembly seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2000
Applications are being accepted for a summer internship program at the office of Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks), officials said Wednesday. High school and college students interested in government and public policy are encouraged to apply for the unpaid 40th Assembly District internships, said Eddie Shiomi, a field representative at Hertzberg's Van Nuys office. About 40 positions are available, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy and Patricia Ward Biederman, Times Staff Writers
Former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg, who placed third in last month's mayoral election, endorsed City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday in the runoff, declaring that it's time for a change in leadership at City Hall. Hertzberg, a Sherman Oaks attorney, was joined by two dozen former supporters, including several civic leaders from the San Fernando Valley, who also made the leap to the Villaraigosa camp.
OPINION
March 29, 2005
In the first debate of the mayoral runoff campaign, the most striking difference between Mayor James K. Hahn and Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa (besides the color of their ties) was their assessments of how Los Angeles is doing. Hahn's Los Angeles is on a roll, making progress in solving its crime, traffic and housing problems. That's not surprising coming from the incumbent, and he urged voters to reelect him so as not to "lose this kind of momentum." By contrast, Villaraigosa's L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The city clerk's office Saturday released the official results of the March 8 election, reaffirming Mayor James K. Hahn's lead over third-place finisher Bob Hertzberg, 97,049 votes to 90,495. Hahn will face the top vote-getter, Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa (136,242), in the May 17 runoff. In another close race, Bill Rosendahl defeated second-place finisher Flora Gil Krisiloff, 18,274 to 17,088, in the Westside 11th Council District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
An attorney for failed Los Angeles mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg said Thursday that he plans to inspect ballots from the March 8 election before deciding whether to request a recount. Fred Woocher, an attorney for Hertzberg, said he accepted an invitation by City Clerk Frank Martinez to look today at the ballots that city workers "over-marked" to fill in incompletely inked circles. Hertzberg finished with 5,800 fewer votes than Mayor James K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2005 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
Antonio Villaraigosa surged into the May 17 mayoral runoff by building on his 2001 showing, while incumbent James K. Hahn suffered a contraction in his vote -- including a collapse in black support -- that nearly cost him his job, an analysis of exit poll data shows. A Los Angeles Times survey suggested the third-place finisher, Bob Hertzberg, failed to appeal much beyond his home turf in the San Fernando Valley and may have just barely missed the runoff by peaking too soon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy and Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writers
Passing out American flags, Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa's supporters stamped their feet and shouted support at his election-night headquarters -- jubilant even without finality. Results had slowed to a trickle -- delayed because of fog -- but Villaraigosa's stalwarts, gathered at Hollywood's Henry Fonda Music Box Theater seemed more and more certain of a win. Across town, front-runners pushed their speeches later into the evening, and held off on balloon drops.
NEWS
November 22, 2000 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disturbed by the electoral crisis in Florida, state Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg wants to make California a chad-free state. Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) wrote to Gov. Gray Davis on Tuesday asking him to include $300 million in his next state budget to dramatically upgrade California's voting systems. More than 70% of California voters use what Hertzberg considers "antiquated" and nearly "obsolete" punch card systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2000
Re "Turnout at Hertzberg Fete Speaks to Valley's New Clout," Political Briefing, April 20. The reporters got part of this story right: more than 1,000 people coming together to celebrate Bob Hertzberg's new leadership position as Assembly speaker, not only community, business and labor leaders but also hundreds of individuals who consider Hertzberg a cut above, a leader with high energy, intelligence and the skills needed to direct forward-thinking legislative...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2005 | Richard Fausset and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
About 4 a.m. Saturday, a black limousine van pulled up in front of hipster diner Fred 62 in Los Feliz and disgorged a dapper man in slacks and a suede jacket, followed by an unlikely entourage ranging in age from 15 to 79. "Who are these people?" a young woman asked. As the Whodini rap classic "The Freaks Come Out at Night" blasted from the restaurant's sound system, mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa peered into the dark, his bright eyes peeled for voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2005 | Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
With just 48 hours left, the Los Angeles mayoral race has turned into a rarity for the city, as incumbent James K. Hahn battles to make a runoff and avoid becoming the first chief executive ousted in more than 30 years. As candidates stumped Saturday from San Pedro to the San Fernando Valley, the mayor was fighting to stave off a career-threatening challenge from two strong rivals: a surging Bob Hertzberg and Antonio Villaraigosa, the man Hahn beat four years ago.
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