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February 24, 1991
The Democrats' appointment of Dellums to the House Intelligence Committee is as appropriate as the Republicans' selection of Dan Quayle for vice president. It was probably an act of revenge. JOHN TROMMALD Long Beach
January 2, 2011 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
Mayor Ron Dellums spent his childhood in West Oakland watching the Oakland Acorns play ball. So when the planned move to Fremont, Calif., by the now- Oakland A's fell through in early 2009, Dellums kicked into high gear. He recruited City Council President Jane Brunner, and they jointly appealed to Major League Baseball's commissioner, launching talks with league officials on a new stadium as part of an aggressive campaign to keep the team in Oakland. "Ron was phenomenal," Brunner said of the former congressman's role in nearly two years of ongoing discussions.
December 20, 1989
C. L. Dellums, 89, a labor and civil rights leader who worked with A. Philip Randolph in the 1920s to organize the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The porters union was the first international union to be founded and led by blacks. Dellums was elected vice president of the union in 1929 and its president in 1966, succeeding Randolph. In 1959 Dellums was appointed by Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown to the state's first Fair Employment Practices Commission (now the Fair Employment and Housing Commission)
January 9, 2007 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of residents welcomed native son and former U.S. Rep. Ronald V. Dellums to power as this city's 48th mayor Monday in a populist and embittered rebuke of the former administration.
November 25, 1997
Re "Double Whammy," editorial, Nov. 19: Ha, what a joke! California's power in Congress suffers a blow when two dinosaurs from the flower child '70s retire? Good riddance to Ron Dellums and Vic Fazio. And what about poor Robert Matsui, who laments that it will take years to recover from the loss. Hey Bob, guess what? Republicans are in charge now. You and these two liberal hacks lost any power you had in 1994. Thank heavens! MARK SHRADER Palm Desert
March 5, 1991
Much ado has been made recently about U.S. House Speaker Thomas Foley's appointment of me to the House Intelligence Committee. In what is obviously part of an orchestrated campaign designed for expedient political purposes, Cal Thomas (Column Right, Feb. 14) joins other commentators in reiterating old, previously discredited allegations. Two prongs form this attack. First, that I will reveal secrets vital to the nation.
November 13, 1990
I agree with Dellums; Congress needs to rein in the dogs of war, because this Administration has manipulated the public and the media. Just look where we are: American soldiers on the front line defending a monarchy that represents political, religious and social intolerance--everything that we as a democracy denounce. Furthermore, war will not change the pricing of oil. If anything, the price will be higher after a war. What the American public doesn't realize is that either way it loses.
June 20, 2006 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Former Rep. Ronald V. Dellums waded through a crowd of cheering supporters here Monday to make his first comments as the city's mayor-elect. The moment came after a painstaking two-week vote count that placed Dellums firmly ahead of second-place candidate Ignacio De La Fuente, but wobbling at the 50% mark he needed to surpass to avert a runoff.
June 18, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Rep. Ronald V. Dellums has won the Oakland mayoral race, unofficial results show. Dellums, 70, got 50.18% of the vote, barely securing the majority he needed to avoid a runoff election in November. City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente, who took nearly 33% of the vote, called Dellums on Saturday to congratulate him on his victory and would not challenge the final count, a spokeswoman said.
June 8, 2006 | Lee Romney and Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writers
Former Rep. Ron Dellums clung to the prospect of an outright win in the Oakland mayor's race Wednesday, but thousands of outstanding ballots could force him into a runoff with longtime City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente. The spirited contest underscored Oakland's shifting demographics and the craving for a unifying vision in a city battered by a high murder rate and a school system in state receivership.
May 26, 2006 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Most anyone placing bets last year would have wagered that this former bastion of black political leadership was headed for a milestone: its first Latino mayor. City Council President Ignacio De La Fuente had locked up endorsements from leaders as far afield as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The Mexican-born labor chief had battled his way into Oakland politics 14 years ago with a get-it-done attitude, literally sweeping every street in his district.
August 20, 2000 | Susan Anderson, Susan Anderson has written for The Nation and LA Weekly
Poverty is now considered a major factor in the spread of HIV/AIDS. Lack of resources and education, as well as limited access to adequate health care among the world's population, are increasingly seen as contributors to the AIDS crisis. While the plague is a global one, nowhere has its horrors been more vivid than in Africa, as the recent International Conference on AIDS, held in Durban, South Africa, attested.
March 2, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF
Comedian Sinbad, former U.S. Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Oakland) and other community leaders will be recognized Wednesday during the annual Freedom Fund Awards sponsored by the NAACP's San Fernando Valley branch. In the CSUN-hosted ceremony that serves to spotlight significant contributions toward the empowerment of people of color, the NAACP will give Sinbad the President's Award for his support of the local and national NAACP. Dellums, now president of Healthcare International Co.
Mary Bono surged past a field of five opponents Tuesday to capture the House seat held by her late husband, Sonny, in a contest that mixed personal tragedy with public debate over her role as a widow. With roughly 80% of the precincts reporting, Republican Bono had 65.1% of the vote to 27.6% for Democratic rival Ralph Waite, the actor of "Pa Walton" fame. Four other candidates split the rest of the ballots--leaving Bono with far more than the 50% plus one needed to avoid a June runoff.
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