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July 2, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has raised more than $1 million in her race for Congress, while businessman Craig Huey is relying on his personal bankroll for most of his campaign funds, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission. Hahn, a Democrat running to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) in a special July 12 election, had collected $1,097,461 by the June 22 end of the latest campaign finance reporting period. She reported having $323,348 left to spend and had taken no loans.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
In a hotly contested Harbor area campaign where union support has loomed large, nearly $2 million has been spent in the run-up to Tuesday's vote to fill a rare open seat on the Los Angeles City Council. Five of 11 contenders vying in the special election to replace former Councilwoman Janice Hahn have raised more than $100,000, according to campaign filings posted Friday. Union support has been split among three labor-friendly front-runners. Candidate Pat McOsker, the former head of the city firefighters union, has benefited from nearly $355,000 in independent spending by several city employee unions, including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Service Employees International Union.
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MAGAZINE
November 13, 2005
I was very moved by the inspiring, hopeful story that Sara Catania presented on the Watts Towers ("Towers of Power," Oct. 23). Councilwoman Janice Hahn needs to remember that the towers are a gift, the seed of something greater. Build it and they will come. Change for the better is infectious. Keith Mitchell Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2011 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn's plan to build a skateboard park in the shadow of the Watts Towers is being ramrodded through without full consideration of the potential impact on the fragile national historic landmark or proper consultation with its owner, the state of California, the top state parks official in Los Angeles said Monday. Hahn, who faces voters Tuesday in a runoff election for Congress, has proposed a skate park as a vitally needed recreational outlet for Watts youth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2008 | David Zahniser
Support for the anti-gang tax known as Proposition A eroded Friday, with late absentee ballots showing that the measure had fallen short of the two-thirds needed for passage. Councilwoman Janice Hahn had voiced hope Wednesday that the proposition, which had secured 66.12% of the vote, might eke out a last-minute victory. Ballots counted Friday showed that the measure lost ground and now has 65.74% of the vote.
OPINION
April 8, 2004
Re "Dodgers on Agenda," April 6: It looks like I may have made a wrong decision in not letting my son skip a day of high school to attend the Dodgers' opening day. Just like City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo, he was going to take a few friends to the game. And he also promised, like Councilwoman Janice Hahn, that he would discuss pertinent issues such as geometry and history. Like Councilman Eric Garcetti, he could have quoted from one of his English books and the crowd would have "exploded into a roar in the background."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2008 | Dan Weikel
Two City Council committees that are looking into whether a major Los Angeles International Airport contract was awarded improperly praised the city's airport director Wednesday but called for recommendations to improve contracting procedures to avoid future controversy. "We have great confidence in Gina Marie Lindsey and are delighted she was tapped to run our airport," said Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who chairs the Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee. "But I can see how this process might be tightened up. . . . I don't want criticism every time we do something."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2009 | Phil Willon
The City Council on Wednesday rejected a request by the mayor to create a new top management position at the Port of Los Angeles for former Assemblyman Wally Knox. The proposed position of deputy executive director of external relations would have had an annual salary of $205,000. Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she had trouble approving such a highly paid new position one day after the council voted to start the process to lay off up to 400 city workers because of the city's $530-million budget shortfall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council panel reviewing the contentious competition for new shops and restaurants at Los Angeles International Airport delayed a decision yet again, with members speaking out over the way the selection process is being handled. The Board of Referred Powers postponed a decision until Sept. 9 to give City Atty. Carmen Trutanich more time to review conflict-of-interest allegations made by one of the losing bidders. The session was punctuated by outbursts from Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who said he was sick of meeting delays and communications between various city officials about the process behind the scenes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2010 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
A divided Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to draft an ordinance preventing the owners of thousands of apartments from imposing an optional 3% rent increase between now and Oct. 31. On an 8-6 vote, the council asked City Atty. Carmen Trutanich to prepare a rent moratorium for buildings constructed before 1978 that have six or more units, a group that is governed by the city's rent control law. However, council members moved at the last minute to spare owners of rent-controlled buildings with five units or fewer, a group they called "mom and pop landlords."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn has raised more than $1 million in her race for Congress, while businessman Craig Huey is relying on his personal bankroll for most of his campaign funds, according to reports filed this week with the Federal Election Commission. Hahn, a Democrat running to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice) in a special July 12 election, had collected $1,097,461 by the June 22 end of the latest campaign finance reporting period. She reported having $323,348 left to spend and had taken no loans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The odds may strongly favor the Democrat in next month's runoff to fill an empty South Bay congressional seat, but you wouldn't know it by the vituperative tone of the campaign, a phenomenon more often seen in very close races. Republican businessman Craig Huey, whose second-place finish in the May primary over better-known candidates surprised most observers, is pushing hard for another upset. His rival, Democratic Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, isn't taking any chances, despite her party's 18-point registration edge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn will face conservative businessman Craig Huey in a July runoff for former Rep. Jane Harman's congressional seat after Secretary of State Debra Bowen, unable to elbow Huey out in final ballots, conceded Thursday. With all but a handful of ballots from Tuesday's primary counted, Bowen trailed Huey by 750 votes in an upset that is likely to draw party resources — and more national attention — to the race. Politics watchers had expected a second-round contest between Hahn and Bowen, both Democrats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
One is the daughter of a storied Los Angeles political family. Another is California's elections chief. The other built a following during her two previous challenges to the politician she wants to replace. Although there are 16 candidates on the May 17 special election ballot to succeed former Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, much of the attention during the short, intense campaign has focused on three Democrats: Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn, Secretary of State Debra Bowen and antiwar activist and teacher Marcy Winograd.
OPINION
April 25, 2011
The sudden and unexpected vacancy in California's 36th Congressional District, the result of longtime incumbent Jane Harman's resignation in February, has created a scramble to succeed her. Although tilted toward liberal Democrats, the field vying for the seat ranges from a drug-legalization libertarian to a stridently antiwar Democrat, with a host of other candidates scattered across the spectrum in between. Many lack either experience or ideas worthy of this contest, but a handful deserve serious consideration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Tuesday jumped into the race to succeed retiring Rep. Jane Harman of Venice, setting up what is expected to be a lively contest between two prominent Democratic women for the largely coastal congressional district. "This was not an easy decision," said Bowen, who in November was elected to a second four-year term as the state's top elections official. "I spent the past week discussing a potential run with my family and close friends, and thinking how I can best serve the public," she said in a statement announcing her candidacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the final days of his mayoral campaign, James K. Hahn criticized the mixing of emotion and politics. "You don't get emotional in politics," he said the weekend before the June 5 runoff election against Antonio Villaraigosa. But on Saturday morning, as the incoming mayor administered the oath of office to his sister, Councilwoman Janice Hahn, emotion was unavoidable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
When the Los Angeles City Council took up a lucrative airport contract earlier this week, Councilman Dennis Zine quietly stepped out of the room, saying he was doing so out of an "abundance of caution. " The reason for his recusal? A girlfriend of Zine's was a lobbyist for a company challenging the winning bid. Socializing between elected officials and lobbyists is nothing new at City Hall; Councilwoman Janice Hahn takes vacations with one. But while Zine took pains to publicly distance himself on the airport contract, he had not been nearly as circumspect when dealing with other votes on clients of Veronica Becerra, a lobbyist and land-use consultant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2011 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
By the time Rep. Jane Harman made her departure official Tuesday, a robust field of potential candidates to succeed the Venice Democrat had surfaced. One already had hired a campaign staff, set up a website and begun raising money. "You have to move quickly in this world," said L.A. City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, a Democrat from San Pedro who announced her candidacy and said she had her campaign up and running within two hours of receiving a phone call from Harman shortly after 7 a.m. Monday.
NATIONAL
February 8, 2011 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Jane Harman's appointment as president and chief executive of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars became official Tuesday, a day after the congresswoman announced she would step down. Harman will take over the job on Feb. 28, the center announced. "The time is right for a new challenge, and this is the right challenge," Harman said in a statement. "The privilege of representing the people of California’s 36th Congressional District will likely never be surpassed, and I am grateful to my constituents, staff, and colleagues in the House.
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