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May 16, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be in Ventura on Friday to meet with Ventura County constituents. Jackson will be set up at the corner of California and Main streets from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Those with concerns about state agencies or other issues are encouraged to stop by. For information, call Jackson's district office at 648-9943.
September 23, 1993
State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) will address the first general fall meeting of the Palisades Education Complex at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Palisades High School. He will talk about school choice and the upcoming school voucher initiative, Proposition 174, as well as implementation of the new Charter School Act. Hart was the author of the law. Assemblyman Terry Friedman (D-Brentwood) and Westside school board member Mark Slavkin will also speak.
September 26, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger, Kim Geiger and Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
Long before the politically connected California solar firm Solyndra went bankrupt, President Obama was warned by his top economic advisors about the financial and political risks of the Energy Department loan guarantee program that boosted the company's rapid ascent. At a White House meeting in late October, Lawrence H. Summers, then director of the National Economic Council, and Timothy F. Geithner, the Treasury secretary, expressed concerns that the selection process for federal loan guarantees wasn't rigorous enough and raised the risk that funds could be going to the wrong companies, including ones that didn't need the help.
September 25, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A county prosecutor has suspended his campaign for state Assembly because he is being called to duty as a U.S. Naval Reserve officer. Jeff Gorell, a Republican candidate for the 35th Assembly District, is to leave in two weeks for the Middle East from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Gorell, 30, is running against incumbent Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara). He has not dropped out of the race. He joined the Reserves in 1998 as a lieutenant.
September 3, 1992 | CAITLIN ROTHER
State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) will visit Ventura College on Friday to discuss the impact of state budget cuts on education, Hart officials said Wednesday. Hart, chairman of the state Senate Education Committee, said he will also discuss with faculty and staff the condition of the economy and its effect on community college education. Hart represents the 18th Senate District, which includes portions of Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
April 20, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In a surprise announcement, Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) said he will neither run for state superintendent of public instruction next year nor seek reelection to the state Senate. An unannounced contender for the nonpartisan school chief's post, Hart had been considered a strong candidate for the position. He said that when his Senate term ends in 1994 "it will be time for me to move on to other pursuits."
June 10, 1991 | PAM MILLER
Longtime Oxnard resident Irma J. Lopez recently joined the staff of state Sen. Gary K. Hart, (D-Santa Barbara), as a field representative in his Ventura district office. Lopez, 44, who worked for 17 years with the state Employment Development Department in Oxnard, will respond to inquiries from residents of Ventura County, Woodland Hills and Malibu, said Beverly O'Gorman, Hart's administrative aide. Lopez serves on the board of directors for El Concilio del Condado de Ventura.
September 12, 1991 | KIP ALLEN
The Casitas Municipal Water District board has asked that California 150, which runs along Lake Casitas, be closed to trucks hauling toxic materials. Traffic was diverted to the highway recently when the Ventura Freeway was closed by a train derailment between Ventura and Santa Barbara. Casitas board members, concerned that an accident involving toxic materials could have contaminated the drinking-water reservoir, decided at Wednesday's board meeting to send a letter to state Sen. Gary K.
October 26, 1989
State Sens. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) and Ed Davis (R-Valencia) will hold a public hearing today on gang violence in Ventura County at the Ventura County Government Center. The hearing, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is being sponsored by the Oxnard and Port Hueneme PTA Councils. Speakers include educators, business leaders, law enforcement officials and social services workers. Questions from the audience will be addressed.
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