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April 4, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Dick Lee, a financial analyst in Los Angeles, recently took a day off from work and jetted up to the capital for a whirlwind tour through the rarefied environment of state government. Citizen Lee listened to Assembly Speaker Willie Brown address a luncheon crowd and walked onto the floor of the ornate, imposing state Assembly and Senate chambers. But the highlight of the trip came when the 47-year-old Playa del Rey resident finally met his Assemblywoman, Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles).
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November 26, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Four contractors said Tuesday that they unknowingly violated campaign finance rules but strongly denied being part of a criminal conspiracy to launder contributions to city politicians, as charged by a Los Angeles County grand jury. Roofing contractor Jerry Hein said he did reimburse workers for contributions they made to city candidates, according to Harland Braun, his attorney. "He told the D.A. when he was interviewed that he reimbursed his employees, but there was no conspiracy.
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July 18, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Redondo Beach City Council will begin work on a proposed gift-ban ordinance Tuesday that supporters hope will be one of the toughest laws of its kind in the state. At least two of Redondo's five council members favor a ban that would prohibit elected officials and city employees from accepting any gift--even a cup of coffee--from individuals and groups doing business with the city.
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May 4, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration's AIDS education program for federal employees has come under fire from Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), who charged Wednesday that it "promotes homosexuality or bisexuality as just another healthy lifestyle choice." In a letter to Rep. William F. Clinger Jr. (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, Dornan called for congressional hearings on the program, saying he has received "dozens of complaints" from federal workers.
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May 4, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration's AIDS education program for federal employees has come under fire from Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove), who charged Wednesday that it "promotes homosexuality or bisexuality as just another healthy lifestyle choice." In a letter to Rep. William F. Clinger Jr. (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, Dornan called for congressional hearings on the program, saying he has received "dozens of complaints" from federal workers.
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November 26, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Four contractors said Tuesday that they unknowingly violated campaign finance rules but strongly denied being part of a criminal conspiracy to launder contributions to city politicians, as charged by a Los Angeles County grand jury. Roofing contractor Jerry Hein said he did reimburse workers for contributions they made to city candidates, according to Harland Braun, his attorney. "He told the D.A. when he was interviewed that he reimbursed his employees, but there was no conspiracy.
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November 14, 1990 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A citizens' lobby that has been an advocate for political reform in California said Tuesday it will push for a strict ban on campaign fund raising by all Los Angeles city employees and commissioners. "You should not be allowed to be a city employee (or commissioner) and raise money for any politician," said Lisa Foster, executive director of California Common Cause.
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January 9, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to serve in a Cabinet, is stepping down, the White House announced Wednesday. In a letter to employees at the department, Solis said she submitted her resignation to President Obama Wednesday afternoon. After reflecting on her future with friends and family in California over the holidays, Solis said she “decided to begin a new future, and return to the people and places I love and that have inspired and shaped my life.” “Together we have achieved extraordinary things and I am so proud of our work on behalf of the nation's working families,” she said.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1995 | SCOTT SANDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Politics is Rich Gleerup's passion--except when he's at work. In his free time, the 37-year-old chairman of the South Bay Young Republicans will readily debate the merits of the "contract with America" and smaller government. But as an assistant project manager at Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Radar Systems Group in El Segundo, his attitude toward politics runs along the lines of "don't ask, don't tell." "I just don't bring it up at work," Gleerup said.
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December 26, 2006 | Claudia Luther, Special to The Times
Frank Stanton, a pioneering executive in early television who was a major force in branding CBS as "the Tiffany Network" while also defending its news division against 1st Amendment assaults, died Sunday afternoon at his home in Boston. He was 98. Stanton, who had lived in Boston for the last eight years, had been in declining health for some time, according to Elizabeth Allison, a longtime friend who had been coordinating Stanton's medical care.
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July 18, 1993 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Redondo Beach City Council will begin work on a proposed gift-ban ordinance Tuesday that supporters hope will be one of the toughest laws of its kind in the state. At least two of Redondo's five council members favor a ban that would prohibit elected officials and city employees from accepting any gift--even a cup of coffee--from individuals and groups doing business with the city.
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November 14, 1990 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A citizens' lobby that has been an advocate for political reform in California said Tuesday it will push for a strict ban on campaign fund raising by all Los Angeles city employees and commissioners. "You should not be allowed to be a city employee (or commissioner) and raise money for any politician," said Lisa Foster, executive director of California Common Cause.
NEWS
April 4, 1988 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Dick Lee, a financial analyst in Los Angeles, recently took a day off from work and jetted up to the capital for a whirlwind tour through the rarefied environment of state government. Citizen Lee listened to Assembly Speaker Willie Brown address a luncheon crowd and walked onto the floor of the ornate, imposing state Assembly and Senate chambers. But the highlight of the trip came when the 47-year-old Playa del Rey resident finally met his Assemblywoman, Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles).
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