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December 30, 1992 | GLENN F. BUNTING
About this time a year ago, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) was planning to run for a 16th term in anticipation of serving at least two years in Congress alongside his daughter. "We would have been the first father and daughter team in history," Roybal said in a recent interview. But his wife's poor health--combined with the drain of constant travel between Washington and California--persuaded Roybal last February to retire at the end of this year after three decades in the House.
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April 4, 2011
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December 14, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Internal Revenue Service tax packages that are being mailed to millions of Americans contain instructions to pay the special surtax for Medicare's catastrophic health care program even though Congress repealed the surtax retroactively, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) said Wednesday.
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April 23, 2009 | Hector Becerra
When light rail returns to the Eastside neighborhoods of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles this summer, many Spanish-speaking residents will undoubtedly talk about taking el tren. But will commuters say they are riding la Linea de Oro? Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina will propose during an MTA board meeting today that the Eastside extension of the Gold Line be officially named la Linea de Oro, Edward R. Roybal.
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July 11, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A major expansion of Medicare benefits to offer unlimited days of hospital care and some reimbursement for prescription drugs has the strong backing of Democratic leadership "down the line" and will be approved by the House later this month, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he serves out his 30th and final year in Congress, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) had every reason to expect that a proposed $10-million federal grant to benefit the Edward R. Roybal Foundation would sail through the House. After all, the program to underwrite Cal State Los Angeles research on the aging was tucked away in the massive $252-billion defense appropriations bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley, calling the removal of nude sculptures from a new Los Angeles federal building an "arbitrary action" that impinges on constitutional rights to freedom of expression, has requested that the two figures be reinstated immediately. In a letter made public Monday, Bradley asked Edwin Thomas, regional administrator of the federal General Services Administration, to restore figures of a woman and a baby immediately and to hold a public hearing on their removal.
NEWS
July 27, 1987
With his elegant manner, his graying hair and his conservative dress, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) is a model of dignity. But as a Mexican-American, he has not always been treated accordingly. It was 1949 when, as a new member of the Los Angeles City Council, he was introduced to his colleagues as "a Mexican-speaking councilman representing the Mexican people of Los Angeles."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quietly, while Los Angeles' attention has been riveted on the Rodney G. King case and the riots that resulted from the not guilty verdicts, a campaign has been under way to pick a new member of Congress to represent downtown. For much of the last three decades, the Civic Center and surrounding area has been the domain of longtime Democratic Rep. Edward R. Roybal, the acknowledged leader of Latino politicians in Los Angeles.
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May 1, 1990 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 1.5 million elderly Americans may be victims of physical or mental abuse each year, most frequently by members of their own families, the House Aging Committee will report today. A nationwide survey, the first since 1981, shows that incidents of abuse have been increasing, and now touch 1 in 20 persons over the age of 65. The survey results--based on data gathered by states in 1988--are a combination of actual reports and estimates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2005 | Jean Merl, Times Staff Writer
Serenaded by mariachis and eulogized as a trailblazer by elected officials he had helped inspire, Edward R. Roybal was laid to rest Monday not far from the Boyle Heights neighborhood where he began his political career more than half a century ago. City Councilman Alex Padilla, 32, told those gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles about how his immigrant parents had looked up to Roybal, who was already in Congress when their son was born.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The patriarch of Latino politics in California is sick and tired but still holding forth, seated at the kitchen table of his bright Spanish stucco house in Pasadena. Battling illness and old age, Edward R. Roybal, 84, sounds like a grandfather giving a scolding. Sure, Roybal says, Latinos have come a long way. There are 30 times as many Latino lawmakers in California as when he first took office 50 years ago. The Assembly speaker is Mexican American. So is the lieutenant governor.
NEWS
December 30, 1992 | GLENN F. BUNTING
About this time a year ago, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) was planning to run for a 16th term in anticipation of serving at least two years in Congress alongside his daughter. "We would have been the first father and daughter team in history," Roybal said in a recent interview. But his wife's poor health--combined with the drain of constant travel between Washington and California--persuaded Roybal last February to retire at the end of this year after three decades in the House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1992 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he serves out his 30th and final year in Congress, Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles) had every reason to expect that a proposed $10-million federal grant to benefit the Edward R. Roybal Foundation would sail through the House. After all, the program to underwrite Cal State Los Angeles research on the aging was tucked away in the massive $252-billion defense appropriations bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quietly, while Los Angeles' attention has been riveted on the Rodney G. King case and the riots that resulted from the not guilty verdicts, a campaign has been under way to pick a new member of Congress to represent downtown. For much of the last three decades, the Civic Center and surrounding area has been the domain of longtime Democratic Rep. Edward R. Roybal, the acknowledged leader of Latino politicians in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992 | PAUL FELDMAN and DWIGHT MORRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Last year, Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally used campaign funds for trips to South Africa and New York, dinner at swank Washington restaurants and $5,000 in donations to his daughter's Compton school board campaign. Rep. Glenn M. Anderson paid out more than $10,000 for telephone, car phone and automobile expenses. And Rep. Edward R. Roybal contributed $35,000 to a national political effort aimed at helping Democrats prevail in recent reapportionment battles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1992 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Veteran Democratic Rep. Edward R. Roybal, the dean of Los Angeles' Latino elected officials who was the first Mexican-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council, said Monday night that he will not seek reelection to Congress next year. The 75-year-old lawmaker said he decided to retire because of his wife's delicate health and his desire to work full time to establish scholarships for Latinos interested in the field of gerontology, the study of aging.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A government official, who this week ordered that two nude figures be removed from a new federal building in downtown Los Angeles, will meet with the artist in the hopes of amicably resolving a dispute that has infuriated art aficionados and civil libertarians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freshman Democratic Assemblyman Xavier Becerra of Monterey Park said Friday that he intends to run for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Edward R. Roybal, saying that he will seek endorsements from Roybal and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. The decision by Becerra, 34, came several days after Roybal's handpicked candidate, chief of staff Henry Lozano, said he was dropping out of the race because of family considerations. "It's a 99.
NEWS
February 21, 1992 | PAUL HOUSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a growing federal dispute over champagne labels, Sens. Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and John Seymour (R-Calif.) have teamed up to help E & J Gallo Winery after receiving a total of $112,000 in political contributions from the Gallo family over the last three years, records show. Dole, the Senate Republican leader, and Seymour extensively argued Gallo's case in a letter to a top Treasury Department official several days before representatives from the Modesto-based winery met with the official Wednesday.
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