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December 11, 2002 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
The California Republican Party rebuked its own chairman Tuesday in an unusual move that spotlights internal dissension and stirs the budget fight building at the Capitol. The party's 20-member board of directors voted unanimously to censure Chairman Shawn Steel. The vote came one day after Steel threatened in a speech to the Sacramento Press Club to seek the recall of any Republican legislator who voted to raise taxes to help close the state's vast budget gap.
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January 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
The University of California Board of Regents on Thursday voted to submit a bid to continue managing the Lawrence Berkeley national lab that it has run for decades. Still to come are decisions on whether UC will seek the management contracts of the two nuclear weapons labs that it also manages -- the Los Alamos lab in New Mexico and the Lawrence Livermore lab in Northern California.
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March 21, 2002 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Gray Davis and his Republican challenger, Bill Simon, engaged in early campaign jousting Wednesday, with Davis insisting that voters are keenly interested in Simon's views on abortion and gun control, while Simon homed in on the governor's handling of the energy crisis. Davis also employed the power of incumbency, announcing that armed California Highway Patrol officers now are providing an added measure of security on intrastate commercial airline flights.
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May 4, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush administration is considering Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury as one of several candidates for U. S. attorney in Los Angeles. Bradbury, a 59-year-old Republican, said this week that he is flattered that he has been mentioned as a candidate for top federal attorney in the Central District, which stretches from Orange County to San Luis Obispo. "That kind of came out of the blue," he said. "But I have not applied for the job, and I'm happy doing what I'm doing."
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August 24, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dick Cheney, the Republican vice presidential nominee, acknowledged Wednesday that military cutbacks began during the Bush administration but said further cuts under President Clinton had "gone too far." In his first campaign appearance to showcase his background as secretary of Defense, Cheney renewed his call for a military buildup, but he also took responsibility for setting the downsizing in motion a decade ago under President Bush.
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May 4, 2001 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush administration is considering Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury as one of several candidates for U. S. attorney in Los Angeles. Bradbury, a 59-year-old Republican, said this week that he is flattered that he has been mentioned as a candidate for top federal attorney in the Central District, which stretches from Orange County to San Luis Obispo. "That kind of came out of the blue," he said. "But I have not applied for the job, and I'm happy doing what I'm doing."
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August 23, 2000 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Setting out on his first West Coast campaign swing, Dick Cheney, the Republican vice presidential nominee, sought Tuesday to ward off concerns in his party that George W. Bush will mount anything less than an all-out fight to win California. "California is very important to us, or I wouldn't be here today," Cheney said during a campaign stop at a school on the edge of San Bernardino County.
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November 9, 2006 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
The University of California, criticized for giving millions in undisclosed or questionable compensation to top managers in recent years, said Wednesday that it had paid its employees $916 million in pay and perks outside their regular salaries for the 2005-06 fiscal year. The amount, which includes compensation beyond base salaries and overtime for all UC employees -- except those at UC-run national laboratories -- jumped from $843 million the previous year, according to a preliminary payroll report.
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June 8, 2002 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A conservative legal foundation filed suit Friday challenging a bipartisan procedure established by President Bush's top political operative in California and the state's two Democratic U.S. senators to select federal judicial candidates. The United States Justice Foundation, based in Escondido, said in its lawsuit that the arrangement effectively gives the Democrats veto power over the selections and interferes with the president's constitutional powers. Named as defendants in the U.S.
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June 25, 2006 | Larry Gordon and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
The chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, a prominent advocate for women in technical fields criticized for seeking expensive perks and helping her partner obtain a UC job, apparently leaped to her death from the roof of a 43-story building here Saturday morning. Police and UC officials confirmed the death of Denice Dee Denton, 46, an electrical engineer who became chancellor of the Northern California school in February 2005 and apparently was the first openly gay campus leader in the UC system.
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