September 12, 1999 |
A year ago, I stuck my neck out by predicting that the federal indictment of Henry G. Cisneros, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, would amount to little in the long run. I was proved right last week, when Cisneros copped a plea in a Washington, D.C., courtroom, agreeing to pay a $10,000 fine on a single misdemeanor count in exchange for dismissal of the 18 felony charges he faced. But this column is not to say "I told you so." It is to ponder Cisneros' future.
February 27, 1994 |
Henry G. Cisneros, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is standing in a muddy tent city in the San Fernando Valley, talking to a TV reporter. It is Week 2 of post-earthquake reality in Los Angeles, and the secretary has been in town for most of the aftershocks, doing what he clearly likes to do best: turn the wheels of Big Government. His sleeves are rolled up, his collar is open, and his hands are tucked inside the pockets of a khaki jacket.
October 20, 1994 |
They might have made quite a pair, the big-haired blond Anglo fund-raiser and the elegant Latino mayor with the presidential ambitions, but they never got a chance to show it off. Now in her mid 40s, Linda Medlar can still don a deep purple suit and make it work, but since her celebrated love affair with then-San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros made headlines six years ago, she has lost her career, lost her husband and, she said, lost her self-respect.
October 25, 2007 |
Countrywide Financial Corp. said Henry Cisneros, a former U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, had quit its board of directors. Cisneros notified Countrywide of his resignation in an Oct. 18 letter, saying he was leaving to spend more time as chairman of CityView, which provides financing to U.S. home builders. In a statement, Cisneros called Countrywide a "well-managed company" and said he had "enormous confidence" in its leadership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1997
Dozens of Montebello third-graders met one of their heroes Tuesday as Henry Cisneros--former Clinton administration secretary of Housing and Urban Development--shared inspiring words with students who recently honored him with a personalized poem. Rosie Becerra Davies' class at Washington Elementary interviewed Cisneros about his job as president of Univision Communications, parent company of the nation's largest Spanish-language television network.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1993
How in the name of all that is right can Sen. Dianne Feinstein declare the California Desert Protection Act as her earliest top priority (Jan. 21)? Hasn't she heard or seen of the other "desert" in California; the economic desert in South-Central Los Angeles? Why would she ignore this and choose to support a desert act that will cost $600 million, and benefit so few? Wouldn't $600 million be better spent in the economic desert in Los Angeles on job training, better parks and recreation programs, more factories, better police, fire, and community services to the citizens of Los Angeles?