February 16, 2003
Re: "Nativo Lopez's Successor Is Sworn In," Feb. 12: Your story made mention of a letter released by state Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim) requesting an investigation by the state attorney general's office and Orange County district attorney's office into allegations by Santa Ana Unified Supt. Al Mijares regarding supposed ethical violations committed by board members John Palacio and me in our "dealings with district contractors." Surely you remember the Mijares letter timed for the expected political effect two days before the recall election?
February 24, 2002
I'd like to thank Jeri Elster ("The Devil You Know," by Melba Newsome, Jan. 27) for persevering within a justice system that has been functioning in the Dark Ages while alienating and discriminating against women, their bodies and sexual crimes. With her painful story, Elster has opened the door for changes in legislation that can bring justice sooner rather than later for victims of sexual crimes. Maria Velasquez Los Angeles The change in legislation carried by Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana)
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April 11, 1999
The headline on Agustin Gurza's March 30 column claiming that I am an "Anti-Gay Activist . . . Dancing to the Wrong Beat" is a good example of dancing around the truth. When Gurza interviewed me, I emphasized repeatedly that I have no problem with gay Americans doing what they please in their private lives. However I and many others in my community must draw the line when the gay lobby decides it wants to force a "gay curriculum" on our children in our public schools (Assembly Bill 222 and Senate Bill 1260)
April 22, 1987
Tuesday Results (Inc.) designates incumbent Winners, when determined, in bold type and * Runoff candidates in italic type and ** Arcadia SCHOOL BOARD 3 vacancies 21 of 21 precincts FINAL Vote % James A. Bryant (Inc.) * 1,585 28.4 G. Michael Allison (Inc.) * 1,517 27.2 Robert E. Kladifko (Inc.) * 1,493 26.7 Gene F. Shepherd 985 17.7 Voter turnout 7.3% Compton Primary CITY COUNCIL 32 of 32 precincts FINAL First District Vote % Maxcy D. Filer (Inc.) * 1,884 58.1 John Steward 1,362 41.
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January 23, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Imagine a lawmaker being allowed to read a proposed law before voting on it. For that matter - and this seems like a stretch - try to envision the public being offered an opportunity to express its view on a bill before legislators vote. Granted, this is a radical concept - at least during the final secretive, skulking days of a legislative session. We're talking usually late summer, although legislative sleight-of-hand can occur anytime, including the dead of winter.
April 28, 2013 |
LAREDO, Texas - This border city is trying to clear its name. It is so conjoined with its Mexican sister city across the Rio Grande, Nuevo Laredo, that the two are often referred to as "Los Dos Laredos," or simply Laredo. That was great for tourism in happier days. But as drug cartel violence exploded in Nuevo Laredo in recent years, pictures broadcast around the world of gunfights, decapitated bodies piled in abandoned minivans, and severed heads dumped in coolers often bore the same headline: "Laredo.