June 11, 2005
Re "Why Latinos Are Walking Out on the Democrats," Commentary, June 6: It tickles my fancy that Dan Schnur believes that Latinos are "walking out" on the Democrats. He brings up very important points, primarily the disputed numbers from the last presidential election and the undisputed strong history of American military service by Latinos. If Schnur is describing a political war of attrition between the major parties for rich Latino votes, he is frightfully deceived. Latino Americans are just as diverse as Americans in general, and a few may vote Republican from time to time -- some even consistently.
November 1, 1994 |
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Kathleen Brown and Gov. Pete Wilson traded charges of hypocrisy Monday, with Brown calling Wilson "trick or treat Pete" and Wilson campaign officials telling Brown to "look in the mirror" before she accuses the incumbent Republican of wrongdoing. Brown began the day at a Sherman Oaks news conference, where she held up a letter that then-Sen. Wilson sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service on behalf of a campaign contributor in 1989. In the letter, Wilson urges the INS to "meet immediately" with San Diego hotel owner Anne Evans, who was under investigation for employing illegal immigrants.
September 13, 1998 |
With just seven weeks to go until the November election, the two men dueling over the California governorship have begun selling themselves in earnest, releasing television ads that lay a foundation for their mushrooming campaigns. The commercials, running in large and small markets from San Diego to Eureka, share a goal: to plant the candidates' names in voters' minds and begin to shape perceptions. The 30-second spots reflect approaches as different as the candidates' styles.
October 4, 1994 |
It read more like a letter to Dear Abby than a piece of political propaganda. Under the heading "I NEVER THOUGHT YOUR STORIES WERE TRUE BEFORE, BUT AFTER WHAT HAPPENED TO ME THIS WEEK I CHANGED MY MIND," there was this: So I met this really cool woman in the Capitol the other day. . . . Well, she kind of blew me off, but she did give me her home phone number. She's really smart, but I'm not sure if she's going to be employed much longer. What should I do? Sincerely, Sleepless in Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2013 |
Average employee pay at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rose 15% over the last five years, despite an economic slump that ravaged the city's budget, records released Tuesday show. DWP workers received significantly more generous pay increases than other city workers, who received an average raise of 9% over the same period. The median household income for Los Angeles residents - the public utility's customers - fell over roughly the same period, from $48,882 in 2008 to $46,148 in 2011, the latest year for which U.S. census numbers are available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2012 |
USC students enrolled in this semester's Case Studies in Modern Leadership class have been pondering what makes a good leader. They've been assigned readings on influential people — including Gen. Douglas MacArthur and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and have been schooled on what their instructor has identified as the six stages of leadership. But lest the curriculum become too theoretical, this week they were paid a visit by a flesh-and-blood public official. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa strolled in a few minutes after class began, accompanied by a swirl of aides.