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January 1, 1997
Your story on my congressman, Esteban Torres, 34th District, Montebello to West Whittier ("Torres, California Omitted From Cabinet Christmas List," Dec. 21), reminded me that quietly effective public servants do us more good than many headline grabbers. I am an old man now. I remember people like Don Frasier, Minnesota, and Bob Eckhart, Texas and Don Edwards, San Jose; American patriots, as I see them. We used to call such people "statesmen" serving in our legislatures. I would like to add Esteban Torres to that list.
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April 26, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
With his hands clasped behind his back and his nose inches away from the wall, legendary singer Tony Bennett contemplated the photograph before him. The grayscale image featured a young woman stretching her fingers toward the camera's lens, covering her face. "The beginning of true creativeness comes from the hand," he said. Bennett and his wife, Susan Benedetto, were at Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles on Friday to launch the expansion of their New York City-based nonprofit organization Exploring the Arts.
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November 10, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An unusual private summit of Los Angeles' most influential Latino politicians failed Friday to produce a consensus candidate for a new district designed to give the county its first Latino supervisor. "We've agreed to meet again," U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres (D-La Puente) said after the three-hour meeting at a Pasadena hotel. Torres was joined at the session by Los Angeles City Council members Richard Alatorre and Gloria Molina, state Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles) and U.S. Rep. Edward R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis and former U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres agreed Friday to end an ugly round of public hostilities over Davis' attempt to reverse his appointment of the East Los Angeles Democrat to the California Transportation Commission. Torres and Davis spokesman Steven Maviglio said Davis would send Torres' name to the Senate for confirmation to a second four-year term on the commission, which dispenses about $3.5 billion a year in transportation funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis and former U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres agreed Friday to end an ugly round of public hostilities over Davis' attempt to reverse his appointment of the East Los Angeles Democrat to the California Transportation Commission. Torres and Davis spokesman Steven Maviglio said Davis would send Torres' name to the Senate for confirmation to a second four-year term on the commission, which dispenses about $3.5 billion a year in transportation funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1997 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the election to replace Assemblyman Louis Caldera, candidate Gil Cedillo criticized challenger Ricardo Torres Saturday for accepting $12,000 worth of campaign brochures paid for by the National Rifle Assn. "The NRA is not welcome in our community," Cedillo said during a news conference outside his campaign headquarters in Boyle Heights. "Gangs and guns have created a critical situation here. I denounce the NRA's intervention, and I will encourage other leaders to do the same."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | DANIEL YI and JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Pico Rivera), a 16-year congressman and the senior Latino in the U.S. Congress, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection for a ninth term later this year. "I have reached the pinnacle of success in my own eyes," said Torres, 68. "I'm leaving while in good health. My wife and I want to enjoy life, my family, my grandchildren and pursue personal goals."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2003 | Carl Ingram and Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writers
Retired U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres, who long represented East Los Angeles, charged Wednesday that aides to Gov. Gray Davis tried to bully him into resigning from the California Transportation Commission shortly after the governor appointed him to a second term. Torres, one of Davis' earliest supporters in the 1998 governor's race, said he had been treated badly by top members of Davis' personal staff and had no intention of giving up the prestigious, but unsalaried position.
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November 24, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 12 years, Rep. Esteban E. Torres (D-La Puente) climbed the ladder in the House of Representatives, capturing seats on plum committees and securing millions in funding for his working-class district. Rep. Steve Horn (R-Long Beach), on the other hand, is a newcomer who faced uphill battles during his first term, seeing some pet proposals die in a House dominated by Democrats.
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November 9, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge who ruled that Los Angeles County's supervisorial boundaries discriminated against Latinos ordered Thursday that an election be held Jan. 22 to choose a successor to Supervisor Pete Schabarum in a redrawn 1st District. U.S. District Judge David V. Kenyon set the election during a hearing attended by Latino politicians who are considering running for the powerful board, including U.S. Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2003 | Carl Ingram and Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writers
Retired U.S. Rep. Esteban Torres, who long represented East Los Angeles, charged Wednesday that aides to Gov. Gray Davis tried to bully him into resigning from the California Transportation Commission shortly after the governor appointed him to a second term. Torres, one of Davis' earliest supporters in the 1998 governor's race, said he had been treated badly by top members of Davis' personal staff and had no intention of giving up the prestigious, but unsalaried position.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1998 | DANIEL YI and JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Pico Rivera), a 16-year congressman and the senior Latino in the U.S. Congress, announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection for a ninth term later this year. "I have reached the pinnacle of success in my own eyes," said Torres, 68. "I'm leaving while in good health. My wife and I want to enjoy life, my family, my grandchildren and pursue personal goals."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1997 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the election to replace Assemblyman Louis Caldera, candidate Gil Cedillo criticized challenger Ricardo Torres Saturday for accepting $12,000 worth of campaign brochures paid for by the National Rifle Assn. "The NRA is not welcome in our community," Cedillo said during a news conference outside his campaign headquarters in Boyle Heights. "Gangs and guns have created a critical situation here. I denounce the NRA's intervention, and I will encourage other leaders to do the same."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of East Los Angeles declared Thursday that they want even more in subway funding for their districts than what they won the day before in an acrimonious MTA board debate that left San Fernando Valley rail plans a loser. Pleased that the board voted to seek $44 million to extend the subway deeper into the Eastside, three members of Congress said the area deserves to be first in all future subway funding requests. Rep.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1997
Your story on my congressman, Esteban Torres, 34th District, Montebello to West Whittier ("Torres, California Omitted From Cabinet Christmas List," Dec. 21), reminded me that quietly effective public servants do us more good than many headline grabbers. I am an old man now. I remember people like Don Frasier, Minnesota, and Bob Eckhart, Texas and Don Edwards, San Jose; American patriots, as I see them. We used to call such people "statesmen" serving in our legislatures. I would like to add Esteban Torres to that list.
NEWS
November 24, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 12 years, Rep. Esteban E. Torres (D-La Puente) climbed the ladder in the House of Representatives, capturing seats on plum committees and securing millions in funding for his working-class district. Rep. Steve Horn (R-Long Beach), on the other hand, is a newcomer who faced uphill battles during his first term, seeing some pet proposals die in a House dominated by Democrats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | JON D. MARKMAN and JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Representatives of East Los Angeles declared Thursday that they want higher priority in potential subway funding for their districts than they won the day before in an acrimonious MTA board debate that appeared to leave San Fernando Valley rail plans in jeopardy. Although pleased that the board voted to seek $44 million to help extend the subway deeper into the Eastside, three members of Congress said that the area deserves to be ahead of the Valley and Westside in subway funding requests. Rep.
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November 5, 1992 | MIKE WARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite voter sentiment for term limits, four veteran San Gabriel Valley congressmen won reelection Tuesday. They will be joined in Washington by a freshman representative from Diamond Bar who will be the first Korean-American in Congress. Diamond Bar Mayor Jay C. Kim, a Republican running in a solid GOP district, beat two rivals easily with nearly 59% of the vote.
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