January 21, 2009 |
The Senate, acting within hours of President Obama's inauguration, confirmed six of his Cabinet secretaries and his budget director Tuesday, but postponed for one day a vote on the nomination of Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of State. Sen.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2004 |
A woman who was imprisoned in Azusa as a sex slave during her teens, then jailed for more than two decades for helping to murder the man who raped and terrorized her, is appealing an immigration court's decision to deport her to her native Mexico. "I went through a lot for five years," Maria Suarez, 44, said Monday, just days after Immigration Judge Rose Peters in Los Angeles ordered her deported.
May 21, 1993 |
At the urging of a leading Latino lawmaker, Republican Assemblyman William J. (Pete) Knight on Thursday issued a public apology on the Assembly floor for his distribution of a poem disparaging illegal immigrants. Knight made his apology during an emotion-tinged session at which Assemblyman Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles), chairman of the legislative Latino caucus, said that the racist verse had "offended an entire community."