CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2004 |
With early and absentee voting for the March 2 primary already underway, a Sacramento judge will hear a request today for an injunction against Secretary of State Kevin Shelley and registrars of 18 counties using electronic voting technology. The injunction is being sought by activist Jim March, a computer consultant based in Sacramento, and Bev Harris, who recently published a book about potential security gaps in electronic voting systems.
March 24, 1996 |
Bill Lerach, a frizzy-haired San Diego lawyer, is an inspiration, especially to the people who want to wreck havoc on his career by passing Proposition 201 on Tuesday's ballot. When they hold press conferences, 201's backers invariably refer to Lerach--with a sneer. Executives, especially ones in the Silicon Valley whom Lerach often sues, have called Proposition 201 the "Get Bill Lerach Initiative."
December 17, 1989 |
Former President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that he had persuaded Nicaraguan authorities to take firmer steps to prevent pre-election violence, including the use of police against hecklers at anti-government rallies. Ending a four-day visit here, Carter announced that the Supreme Electoral Council will issue a directive to prevent the kind of rioting that disrupted a gathering of the National Opposition Union last Sunday and left one person dead and more than a dozen injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1989 |
Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana has emerged as the power behind the scenes in the redistricting plan submitted to a federal court Wednesday as a possible settlement of a lawsuit seeking to increase Latino political clout. Dana, sometimes working alone and sometimes with the county's political consultant, drafted the plan that provides political security for himself and three colleagues at the expense of his one-time mentor, Supervisor Pete Schabarum.
October 18, 1989 |
Cuba is expected to be elected to the U.N. Security Council for the first time since before Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. Cuba will join Romania, South Yemen, Ivory Coast and Zaire for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1. 1990. The five permanent members of the Security Council, each with the power of veto, are the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, China and France. Cuba served two terms on the Security Council in the early days of the United Nations--in 1949-50 and in 1956-57.
August 25, 1989
The Legislature, responding to an incident last year in Orange County, has sent Gov. George Deukmejian a bill to ban the posting of security guards at polling places without permission from election officials. By a 35-0 vote, the Senate approved Assembly amendments to the bill, sending it to the governor's desk. The Assembly passed the proposal last month. The measure, SB58 by Sen.