March 20, 1988 |
Maybe there is a reason why the closest families shoulder some of the worst tragedy, say Collene and Gary Campbell of San Juan Capistrano. Last Wednesday, Collene Campbell's only sibling, racing promoter Mickey Thompson, and his wife, Trudy, were killed by gunmen outside their home in the San Gabriel Valley community of Bradbury. Six years ago, the Campbells' 27-year-old son, Scott, was strangled and his body thrown from a small airplane at 2,000 feet, a mile past Santa Catalina Island.
August 30, 1988 |
Allstate and Farmers insurance companies said Monday they are raising their private passenger auto insurance rates in California by an average of 6.5% and 5.4%, respectively, in premium notices now going out to policyholders. Spokesmen for both companies blamed rising claims costs for the increases.
November 10, 1988 |
The FBI is investigating allegations of voter intimidation by uniformed security guards who were hired by the Orange County Republican Party and posted at polling places in heavily Latino precincts in Santa Ana. Republican officials said the guards were hired because of anonymous tips about a Democratic plan to bus illegal aliens to the polls to vote. No proof of citizenship is required when an individual registers to vote, according to Orange County Registrar of Voters Donald F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1988 |
The death of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in the line of duty is the impetus for Proposition 67 on the June 7 ballot, a measure intended to impose mandatory 25-year prison sentences for second-degree murder of peace officers. Opponents argue it is "just plain bad law" and so poorly drafted that it actually could shorten prison terms in some cases.
February 9, 1988 |
When the tobacco industry began organizing its campaign against a proposed November ballot initiative to raise cigarette taxes, there was little doubt its efforts would stir opposition. But few expected the first volley to be fired by California Republicans, the very people the cigarette manufacturers turn to for help.
August 10, 1988 |
In a case of politics turned upside down, Republican Gov. George Deukmejian said Tuesday that a proposal by GOP lawmakers to place an 8-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase on the November ballot is "contrary" to what Republicans stand for. At the same time, Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) said Democrats, who had embraced similar proposals, are not likely to support placing any gas tax measure before voters this year.