April 3, 1998 |
Wading into the state's debate over bilingual instruction, a White House commission on Latino education plans to declare its opposition today to Proposition 227 at a meeting in Claremont designed to underscore the national stakes of the June 2 vote.
April 19, 1998 |
California school districts come in a thousand shapes and sizes, from behemoth Los Angeles Unified, the largest with 680,000 students, to wee Panoche Elementary in San Benito County, the smallest with just five. But an initiative on the June 2 ballot would impose a single budget recipe on every district statewide: 95 cents of every dollar to be spent on direct classroom or campus expenses and no more than a nickel on district administration.
September 24, 1997 |
Mega-millionaire businessman Al Checchi launched the biggest takeover bid of his career Tuesday, declaring his candidacy for governor by promising a less political approach to political office. Checchi, who built a vast personal fortune plying his financial wizardry in the corporate world, styled himself as a campaign insurgent removed from the ways of Washington and Sacramento.
October 23, 1998 |
Coming from behind, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has reversed her fortunes, buffed her image and pulled slightly ahead of state Treasurer Matt Fong just 11 days before the election, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll. Enjoying some of the highest job approval and personal favorability ratings of her six years in office, Democrat Boxer leads Republican Fong by 5 percentage points, 49% to 44%, among those considered likely to vote Nov. 3.
September 24, 1998 |
Beneath a giant elm, by a memorial for slain law enforcement officers, a vintage Dan Lungren was on display. Blemishes and all. This was not the naturally charming Lungren, although there's always some of that. Nor was it the polished-for-TV adaptation. This was the version familiar to people who regularly see him up close: the fiery ideologue with a distracting touch of arrogance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1998 |
In the first debate between first-term Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Altadena) and Republican challenger Ken LaCorte on Wednesday, both men touched on personal tragedies involving the loss of family members to gun violence. At a meeting of the Rotary Club of Pasadena, LaCorte described how his sister and her boyfriend were gunned down by a stranger in the foothills above Arcadia. LaCorte has fought for years to keep the killer from being paroled.
May 18, 1998 |
Multimillionaire Al Checchi dipped into his own pockets to run for governor, but if he's elected, what's in those pockets could dog him for the next four years. With his vast holdings in oil and gas, banking, real estate and a 12% ownership of the nation's fourth-largest airline, many of the decisions that Checchi would make as governor could affect businesses in which he has a financial interest. In the modern era, no one with his wealth has ever sat in the governor's chair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 |
Long Beach--California's largest city without a member of the Assembly living within its borders--may benefit from the scramble in the South Bay touched off by U.S. Rep. Jane Harman's decision to run for governor. Two members of the Long Beach City Council, Democrat Alan Lowenthal and Republican Doug Drummond, announced Thursday that they are running in the June 2 primary election for the seat held by Assemblyman Steven T. Kuykendall (R-Rancho Palos Verdes).
April 17, 1998 |
Foes of Proposition 227, seeking to take the political offensive, held news conferences in several cities Thursday to denounce the June 2 ballot measure that seeks to dismantle bilingual education in California. In Orange County, about two dozen parents and community activists drove home their point by meeting at the Santa Ana school where Proposition 227 co-sponsor Gloria Matta Tuchman teaches first grade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1997 |
City Councilman Ken Maddox announced his candidacy for the state Assembly on Wednesday, making him the second Garden Grove council member seeking the Republican nomination for the seat. Maddox, 33, who describes himself as a "traditional conservative Republican," was elected to the City Council last year. He is a DARE officer with the Tustin Police Department. "I was content with my current role as a council member and in my position as a DARE officer," Maddox said.