August 30, 1991 |
Reacting to allegations that the tobacco industry was secretly behind his bill, a lawmaker Thursday dropped a controversial provision that would have prevented cities and counties from imposing their own anti-smoking restrictions. For good measure, an Assembly committee approved a separate measure prohibiting cigarette and chewing tobacco firms from distributing free samples on street corners and public fairgrounds.
May 6, 1990 |
California's commercial fishing industry, reeling from hard times, is attempting to resurrect a tax break worth at least $1.1 million a year. With fishing industry support, Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando (R-San Pedro) is seeking passage of legislation to exempt commercial deep-sea and charter fishing operations from the sales and use tax for diesel fuel. Twice in the past six years, the Legislature has approved temporary diesel fuel tax breaks for the state's commercial fishing vessels.
March 3, 1989 |
To the cheers and applause of his colleagues, Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando (R-San Pedro) on Thursday won his two-year fight to ban smoking on the floor of the Assembly. On a voice vote, the Assembly overwhelmingly approved the proposal after Felando urged lawmakers to take a step to improve their own health. The legislator's appeal was tinged with emotion because Felando, 54, last month disclosed that he is being treated for a blood-related cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1988 |
Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana has loaned $445,000 from his own campaign funds to finance his son Deane Dana III's bitterly contested Republican primary challenge to Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando (R-San Pedro). Campaign finance reports and late-contribution telegrams filed with the secretary of state Thursday show that Dana loaned his son $395,000 through May 18 and another $50,000 after the reporting period ended last Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1988 |
A bitter and costly Republican primary battle between Assemblyman Gerald N. Felando and the son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana has shaken the usually tranquil 51st Assembly District.
January 31, 1988
Deane Dana III, the son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Deane Dana, said Saturday he intends to challenge fellow Republican Gerald N. Felando in the 51st Assembly District, which includes Torrance, the Palos Verdes Peninsula and parts of San Pedro. Felando had announced he would seek the congressional seat now held by Rep. Daniel E. Lungren (R-Long Beach), who has been nominated by Gov. George Deukmejian to replace the late Jesse M. Unruh as state treasurer.