CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2004 |
After 22 years in prison, Maria Suarez did exactly what she said she would do if ever released: hug her family and thank God. "Mamita, Mamita, Mamita linda!" Suarez cried Tuesday in the arms of her 86-year-old mother, Trinidad Suarez. Maria Suarez was 16 when she and her family immigrated legally to the U.S. from Michoacan, Mexico, in 1976.
December 19, 2008 |
Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte), a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader considered to be one of the most reliably pro-union voices in the House, is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Labor Department, a Democratic official said Thursday. Obama is expected to announce the selection at a news conference today in Chicago. Solis, 51, would be the third Latino member of Obama's Cabinet, a measure of diversity that has garnered praise from this fast-growing slice of the electorate.
February 25, 2009 |
The Senate confirmed Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-El Monte) as Labor secretary Tuesday, more than two months after President Obama nominated her for the post. Solis, 51, had faced a series of problems, including revelations of $6,400 in outstanding tax liens owed on her husband's auto repair business. But her path to confirmation was cleared when Republicans ended plans to invoke a rule that would have forced a filibuster-proof 60 votes for confirmation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2005 |
Army Pvt. Manuel Lopez Sanchez sat straight in his jet-black wheelchair, his face stern and chest out. He was at attention again. But he couldn't hold back his smile. Gathered around the 84-year-old veteran Friday were about 40 family members and friends, standing in the den of his Rosemead home to watch him finally receive eight medals for his service during World War II. As the pillow of medals was placed on his lap, tears welled up and he said, "I don't think I deserve all this.
September 23, 1994 |
A package of eight anti-crime bills designed to restrict minors' unsupervised access to guns, increase the penalty for drive-by shooting convictions and prohibit convicted felons from possessing ammunition has been signed into law by Gov. Pete Wilson. Other approved measures increase penalties for the possession of armor-piercing ammunition and the wearing of a bulletproof vest during the commission of a crime.
September 25, 1993 |
Calling it "a grave danger to our children," a group of Latino community leaders said Friday they are launching a grass-roots campaign to defeat Proposition 174, the school voucher initiative on the November ballot. Using telephone pitches, door-to-door canvassing and a series of community meetings, the group will try to counter plans by pro-voucher forces to target Latinos for support.
August 21, 1993 |
Condom manufacturers would be required to provide information about safety tests and failure rates under legislation passed by the state Senate. A 27-6 vote sent the bill (AB 1623) by Assemblywoman Debra Bowen (D-Marina del Rey) back to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments. If approved, the bill would move to Gov. Pete Wilson's desk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1994
With the arrival of recess in this year's session of the state Legislature, a number of bills are on Gov. Pete Wilson's desk to either be signed into law or vetoed. The following bills are but a few that merit becoming law. AB 2444. California's splendid 1,000-mile coastline requires protection from environmental hazards. AB 2444 seeks to help ensure that--by banning indefinitely new offshore oil drilling in state waters, from Imperial Beach to the Oregon border.
July 11, 2003 |
A high-ranking Mexican official said Thursday that the U.S. would improve its own security through an immigration agreement granting some form of legal status to millions of undocumented migrants in the country and providing an orderly system for workers to come here in the future.
February 24, 2009 |
President Obama is expected to select former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as Commerce secretary, a position the White House has had a difficult time filling. An administration official speaking on condition of anonymity because the appointment has not been made public said the nomination could be announced this week. Locke would be Obama's third pick for the post. The first, New Mexico Gov.