January 26, 1997 |
Back in 1994, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) faced a tough choice: vote to end a filibuster on the California Desert Protection Act, which would create the largest national park in the lower 48 states, or go on vacation to the Caribbean. . Much to the consternation of the bill's sponsor, Sen. Diane Feinstein, Kerry chose the latter. Feinstein called Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, and asked him to help change Kerry's mind.
August 14, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before jumping on the Dodger bandwagon. The Skinny: I got homesick for New York watching the Democratic mayoral debate Tuesday. I can't decide who I would vote against more. Wednesday's headlines include a win for Hollywood in a tax fight with China and the cast of "Duck Dynasty" signing a new deal with A&E. Daily Dose: Everyone is excited about how hot the Dodgers are, but KCAL-TV Channel 9 has to be bumming a little. Much of the Los Angeles market couldn't see the boys in blue win Tuesday night because of the fight between Time Warner Cable and CBS. That means smaller ratings for KCAL.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1993 |
Saying the transportation industry has the greatest opportunity for creating new jobs, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Federico Pena on Thursday visited a public-private consortium in Burbank designed to help develop an electric vehicle industry in Southern California. Pena, who is in Los Angeles to award more than $1 billion in federal grants to extend the city's Metro Rail Red Line subway, called the CALSTART consortium a model for other public-private partnerships nationwide to emulate.
March 31, 2000 |
When a call came inviting me to an "intimate breakfast" with Hillary Clinton at the Calabasas home of Sim Farar on Wednesday morning, I immediately accepted. (Farar is a Democratic Party heavyweight, appointed by President Clinton to be the U.S. representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations.) The only catch was that the breakfast, a fund-raiser for Clinton's U.S. Senate campaign in New York, was a "closed" event--as in closed to the media.
June 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Two Republican senators called for a formal investigation Tuesday to determine whether President Obama's administration has leaked classified information for the sake of political gain. Outraged by two recent articles published by the New York Times, which exposed the extent of U.S. involvement in cyberattacks made against Iran and the White House's secret 'Kill List,' John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) took to the Senate floor to admonish the administration, and accuse it of widespread disregard for national security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2003 |
William V. Roth Jr., a fighter for tax cuts during his five terms in the U.S. Senate and the creator of the popular retirement account known as the Roth IRA, has died. He was 82. Roth collapsed late Saturday at his daughter's house in Washington, D.C., said U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, who was notified early Sunday. "It's a sad day for Delaware," said Biden (D-Del). "This was one of the truly great figures in Delaware politics."
November 11, 1992 |
Just as he retires from 14 years in Congress, conservative Orange County Rep. William E. Dannemeyer announced Tuesday that he hopes to return to the Capitol by defeating U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 1994. Dannemeyer's announcement almost two years before the election would mark his second bid for the seat. He gave up his congressional office last spring for a failed attempt to unseat appointed U.S. Sen. John Seymour in the June Republican primary.
June 29, 1986 |
This is a Russian love story. It began in Moscow in 1974 and ended happily early Thursday morning with the emotional reunion of a Russian Jewish family and a crowd of flower-bearing friends and relatives at Los Angeles International Airport. In 1974, Yasha Sklansky photographed a beautiful Russian woman, 19-year-old Leanna Muravina. Sklansky immigrated to America. In 1979, he showed Leanna's portrait to a young American attorney, Carl G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1998 |
In their first campaign appearance in the San Fernando Valley, the three candidates vying to unseat Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block criticized his leadership Monday and called for a break from the status quo. "The Sheriff's Department was once the elite, premier law enforcement agency in the country. It is no longer that," Bill Baker, former chief of the sheriff's detective bureau, told the 75 people who attended the luncheon forum sponsored by the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
August 3, 1994 |
Responding to a shortage of money for restoring quake-damaged housing, President Clinton asked the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to free up $225 million for the cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica to issue as repair loans, particularly to those vacant, crime-infested enclaves known as "ghost towns."