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October 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
A lawsuit by anti-logging protesters whose eyes were swabbed with pepper spray was dismissed Monday by a federal judge, who said the officers used reasonable force. A jury had deadlocked in August in the trial of a damage suit by the nine demonstrators, who accused Humboldt County and Eureka officers of brutality in their use of the chemical to break up sit-ins. A retrial had been scheduled Nov. 16, but U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1998
Talk about the long arm of the federal government. The House, apparently with nothing better to do, passed a measure Wednesday that purports to undo San Francisco's lawfully passed domestic partner benefits ordinance. It seems that Rep. Frank Riggs (R-Windsor), who authored the bill, doesn't like the idea that unmarried couples--presumably gays and lesbians--should have the same legal status as "the sacred union, marriage, between a man and a woman."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1997
Juvenile justice reform has been one of my highest priorities as district attorney. I join The Times (editorial, July 13) in urging the passage of HR 1818, Rep. Frank Riggs' (R-Windsor) important bipartisan bill that emphasizes a federal multipronged approach to juvenile crime prevention as well as prosecution. We also urge Congress to ensure that more of the federal tax dollars we pay be used to target juvenile crime prevention in Los Angeles and expand the crime prevention efforts of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1997
Washington threatens to withhold $332 million in special education funds if California does not educate imprisoned felons, some on death row, as it does school children (April 18). Why does Washington have the money to dictate such stuff? Why do we send money to Washington to have some pointy heads there skim off millions for "administration" and then return some of our money to us with directions on how to spend it? That money should not have left California in the first place. Why does this happen?
NEWS
October 11, 1996 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least three Republican candidates in close California congressional races have run advertisements linking their Democratic rivals to Richard Allen Davis, the murderer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, in a bid to highlight their opponents' stand on the death penalty. Use of the ads sparked protests from Marc Klaas, the father of Polly, who was murdered by Davis three years ago after he kidnapped her from a slumber party at her Petaluma home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 | ERIC SLATER
Kicking off a process that may change the way federal dollars are spent on higher education, U.S. Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will conduct the first in a series of public hearings Thursday on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act of 1965. The gathering, to be held at Cal State Northridge, will feature a host of speakers, from parents to students to CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson, addressing which federal programs work, which don't and why. In addition to McKeon, Reps.
NEWS
April 17, 1992
Here are the figures for current members of the California delegation. The list released by the Ethics Committee on Thursday gives only the number of overdrafts. Dollar amounts are listed here only for those members who acknowledged them earlier on their own. No. of Admitted Party Represents checks total Glenn M. Anderson D San Pedro 3 -- Anthony C. Beilenson D Los Angeles 5 -- Howard L. Berman D Panorama City 67 -- Barbara Boxer D Greenbrae 143 * George E. Brown Jr.
NEWS
October 23, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So you think all politicians are cut from the same cloth? And that nobody talks about issues, real issues, anymore? Just come to the trees, vineyards and wide-open rural spaces that make up California's sprawling (and brawling) 1st Congressional District. Here we have a Democratic incumbent and a Republican challenger who share nothing but a disdain for each other. And their debates are packed with enough facts and figures to satisfy even the most hard-core policy wonk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1997 | REGINA HONG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A yearlong congressional project to assess the effectiveness of federal educational programs came to Ventura County on Friday as local educators met with congressmen to tell them which programs work and which don't. Teachers, administrators and parents urged the federal government to cut down on paperwork for grant applications and to respond more quickly to calls from school districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1995
After months of maneuvering, the short-run fate of public broadcasting should be clearer Thursday. The House Appropriations Committee will vote then on funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the outlook for the agency is better than at any other time this year. That is thanks to John Porter, an Illinois Republican, and Californian Frank Riggs, a Republican from Ukiah. In subcommittee action they bucked GOP threats to zero out the funding, joining with five Democrats.
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