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November 19, 1993 | Associated Press
An Alameda County supervisor, alarmed that society is "on the edge of vigilantism," has proposed get-tough policies on illegal gun possession, including putting first-time offenders under house arrest, as opposed to the usual probation. Supervisor Don Perata said the idea behind the proposals, which will go to the Board of Supervisors next month, is to ask judges to adopt a policy of sentencing gun offenders to either jail, house arrest or 750 hours of community service.
October 6, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill Wednesday allowing California to get $18 billion in federal money over the next five years for public, University of California and some private hospitals that serve Medi-Cal patients and the uninsured. SB 1100, by Sen. Don Perata (D-Oakland), stems from an agreement between the governor and Democratic leaders.
April 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alameda County Supervisor Charles Santana collapsed Monday while eulogizing a family friend and was pronounced dead minutes later at a hospital, officials said. Santana, 65, apparently died of a heart attack, said Don Perata, a friend and fellow supervisor. A popular, five-term supervisor, Santana was at a San Leandro funeral home to deliver a eulogy for his friend, Angelo Pandalfo. The supervisor was stricken shortly before noon, said county spokeswoman Marty Boyer.
January 3, 2008
Re "Perata is victim of carjacking," Dec. 30 According to Oakland police, the team of carjackers who took state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata's 2006 Dodge Charger was attracted by the 22-inch chrome rims and probably did not see the state of California exempt license plate. Why does a California politician need such a flashy vehicle? Do I smell the sickly sweet aroma of hypocrisy exposed by the gunpoint theft of his tax-financed ride? David R. Berry Rancho Cucamonga
March 17, 2007
Re "Perata scolds senators with lockout," March 13 Someone should've had the guts to walk into Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata's (D-Oakland) chambers and demand the keys to the offices of the senators he locked out. Those offices belong to the taxpayers, not Perata. His effort to teach them a lesson should prompt voters to teach Perata a lesson. When the time comes, voters should reject any effort to change term limits and remove the Legislature's power of reapportionment. LOU BANAS Brea
November 27, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy
State Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) is being forced by term limits to leave her elected post, but outgoing Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata appointed her Tuesday to a $132,000 seat on the state Integrated Waste Management Board. Kuehl has a reputation as a tough environmentalist, and she has been chairwoman of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. Kuehl's term in the Legislature ends Sunday; she was elected to the Senate in 2000. Her new appointment runs through Jan. 1, 2011.
April 10, 2005 | From Times wire reports
California's housing shortage is spurring efforts in Sacramento to change the state's 35-year-old environmental protection laws to make it easier for developers to build housing in downtowns and older urban neighborhoods. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to unveil proposals to ease current California Environmental Quality Act rules and make it harder to use the law to stop residential projects.
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