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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Senate leader David A. Roberti, seeking to defuse his anti-abortion image as he battles an abortion rights advocate in a June 2 runoff, collected endorsements Tuesday from a battery of women political leaders who praised his support for a broad range of programs benefiting women and children. Roberti picked up the endorsements amid an increasingly vitriolic race with Republican Carol Rowen, a Tarzana abortion rights activist.
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NEWS
October 24, 1988 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Once again the homeless are finding shelter on the comics page. Working with some of the top editorial and strip cartoonists in the country, Sen. David A. Roberti, coordinator of the Cartoonists' Homeless Project, has helped persuade more than 100 artists to devote their panels to the subject on Tuesday. "Our goal is to tug at America's heartstrings through their funny bones," Roberti said.
NEWS
March 19, 1989 | From United Press International
A Yuba County man was arrested for threatening two state senators who supported legislation that would ban semiautomatic assault weapons, state police said Saturday. Police said they found four semiautomatic weapons, more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition and about 20 pounds of marijuana when they searched the man's cabin in Camptonville, a foothill town about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Roger Steiner, 51, allegedly made "numerous" threatening phone calls to Senate President Pro Tem David A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A raffle--featuring firearms as prizes--to help finance the campaign to recall state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) was attacked Thursday by the embattled senator as fresh evidence that his foes are gun zealots. Additionally, the legality of the raffle--or "donation drawing," as supporters have termed it--is being questioned by Roberti, who faces an April 12 recall election. In a letter, Roberti has asked Dist. Atty.
NEWS
December 7, 1988 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles), declaring that "innocents are being killed," Tuesday proposed gun control legislation that would outlaw the sale of semiautomatic military weapons favored by street gangs. Roberti listed the bill as the top priority on his "Agenda for the People," a list of goals he hopes Gov. George Deukmejian and the Legislature will enact at the session starting Jan. 3.
NEWS
September 24, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capping weeks of speculation, state Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti on Thursday announced that he intends to run for state treasurer, casting himself as a new-style Democrat who seeks to "downsize" government. Roberti, a political powerhouse and a proven fund-raiser, is likely to be a major contender to succeed Kathleen Brown, who is expected to run for governor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys), who will be forced to leave office later this year, denied this week that he has endorsed his Westside-based colleague, Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles), to replace him. When Rosenthal made the surprise announcement Monday that he would run for Roberti's 20th District seat, he named Roberti in writing as one of two dozen elected officials who were backing his candidacy. But Roberti's office said Rosenthal was mistaken about the endorsement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only about a dozen people turned up Sunday at a meeting to organize a recall of state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys), including several who were either candidates seeking to replace him or representatives of other political wanna-bes. But recall leaders said they were undaunted by the tiny turnout, saying they believe that they will succeed in throwing Roberti out of office April 12, less than nine months before he must leave anyway under term limits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1994 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With six weeks remaining before a recall election, state Sen. David A. Roberti reported Monday that he has raised nearly $200,000 in campaign funds in an effort to hold onto his Van Nuys district seat. The bulk of that sum, however, came from Roberti himself, who loaned his Beat the Recall treasury $125,000 from one of his senatorial campaign committees, records show.
NEWS
May 23, 1994
Democratic state treasurer candidate Phil Angelides has a 30-second TV commercial that attacks his opponent, state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) for his anti-abortion rights stance. * THE AD: The ad opens with a shot of anti-abortion protesters blocking a clinic, moves quickly to scenes of Dr. David Gunn's 1993 funeral after his murder at a Florida abortion clinic by an abortion protester, then flashes an image of Roberti on the screen.
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