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January 27, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
The husband of Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame) has died of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident, her office announced Wednesday. Dr. Steven K. Sierra, 52, who married Speier in 1987, died late Tuesday night after a crash several hours earlier in which he was broadsided by a driver who apparently ran a red light at a San Mateo intersection. Speier, 43, has represented part of San Francisco and San Mateo counties for seven years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Teresa Watanabe
A California congresswoman has announced plans to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. In an appearance at UC Berkeley last week, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) said she would press for more aggressive action against sexual assault with increased funding for federal investigators, annual campus surveys and more comprehensive data on the outcomes of cases. She also said she would seek to require universities to interview students who file complaints of sexual misconduct, addressing widespread concerns about inadequate investigations.
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NEWS
February 1, 1993 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jackie Speier, Democratic assemblywoman from Burlingame, is nothing if not persistent and, measured by the yardstick of bills made into law, is also uncommonly successful. Her legislative batting average in the 1991-92 session was Ruthian. Forty-eight, or 53%, of Speier's 90 bills were signed into law, an extraordinary number in its own right but even more so considering that many were regarded as significant changes in the law.
NATIONAL
March 17, 2014 | By Evan Halper
WASHINGTON - Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than most in Congress, does not get intimidated when talking bluntly to Pentagon brass. She has faced tough times before: She was left for dead on the tarmac of an airfield in Guyana during a fact-finding mission 36 years ago, when followers of cult leader Jim Jones killed the congressman she was working for and hit her with five bullets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2010 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
Standing at the crater that marks ground zero of the gas explosion that recently devastated this community, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) announced legislation Monday that would mandate stricter regulations of gas pipelines nationwide. Among other requirements, the Pipeline Safety and Community Empowerment Act of 2010, which Speier plans to introduce Tuesday, would require the installation of automatic or remote shutoff valves in areas of high seismic hazard and on pipelines in other areas deemed high risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — This is a story of two politicians who share private horrors, a special bond and, now, a rare honor. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey, the former eight-term Bay Area congressman, led six bayonet charges as the head of his platoon while in Korea. The holder of two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and the Navy Cross, he returned home to dedicate his public life to fighting for peace and the environment. Now 84, with a square face and shock of white hair, McCloskey prefers not to recount the battles that twice left him wounded, telling a documentarian not long ago that recounting his experience would be "unseemly" braggadocio.
NEWS
September 6, 1989 | From the Associated Press
Marriage license applicants would be handed lists of their new legal rights and responsibilities under a bill sent to the governor on Tuesday. The Assembly vote was 56 to 20 for the bill by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco). It would require the Judicial Council to develop a fact sheet listing contractual and legal rights and obligations of marriage.
NEWS
September 9, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Legislation aimed at making it easier to prosecute stepfathers and others who molest children received an unexpected boost in the Senate on Friday when a lawmaker disclosed that as a youngster he was sexually abused. Sen. Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward), Senate floor manager of the bill, dispassionately made the disclosure as the bill appeared to have run into trouble under a peppering of questions by colleagues.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Igniting acrimonious debate, Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) on Thursday attacked a resolution calling for California schoolchildren to be taught that the Japanese internment during World War II was a violation of human rights, not an act of military necessity.
NEWS
December 14, 1986 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Looking back at her survival at Jonestown and the other triumphs and tragedies of her life, freshman Assemblywoman Jackie Speier says she is convinced that they are all bound together by a single thread that she calls fate: Fate, that prompted a young assemblyman by the name of Leo Ryan to pick her out of a university political science class to become his legislative aide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO — This is a story of two politicians who share private horrors, a special bond and, now, a rare honor. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey, the former eight-term Bay Area congressman, led six bayonet charges as the head of his platoon while in Korea. The holder of two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and the Navy Cross, he returned home to dedicate his public life to fighting for peace and the environment. Now 84, with a square face and shock of white hair, McCloskey prefers not to recount the battles that twice left him wounded, telling a documentarian not long ago that recounting his experience would be "unseemly" braggadocio.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2010 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
Standing at the crater that marks ground zero of the gas explosion that recently devastated this community, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) announced legislation Monday that would mandate stricter regulations of gas pipelines nationwide. Among other requirements, the Pipeline Safety and Community Empowerment Act of 2010, which Speier plans to introduce Tuesday, would require the installation of automatic or remote shutoff valves in areas of high seismic hazard and on pipelines in other areas deemed high risk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
Following a rash of pit bull attacks this year in the Bay Area -- including the fatal mauling of a boy -- a state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would give local governments greater power to control pit bulls. Though it would not ban pit bulls, the bill by state Sen. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) would allow municipalities to establish mandatory spay or neuter programs for a particular breed. Professional breeders would be exempt.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
The chairwoman of a California Senate oversight committee has requested an audit of a $600-million settlement between the state Insurance Department and defendants accused of fraudulently acquiring the assets of now-defunct insurer Executive Life. State Sen.
NEWS
January 27, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
The husband of Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-Burlingame) has died of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident, her office announced Wednesday. Dr. Steven K. Sierra, 52, who married Speier in 1987, died late Tuesday night after a crash several hours earlier in which he was broadsided by a driver who apparently ran a red light at a San Mateo intersection. Speier, 43, has represented part of San Francisco and San Mateo counties for seven years.
NEWS
February 1, 1993 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jackie Speier, Democratic assemblywoman from Burlingame, is nothing if not persistent and, measured by the yardstick of bills made into law, is also uncommonly successful. Her legislative batting average in the 1991-92 session was Ruthian. Forty-eight, or 53%, of Speier's 90 bills were signed into law, an extraordinary number in its own right but even more so considering that many were regarded as significant changes in the law.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
Igniting an acrimonious debate, Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) on Thursday attacked a resolution calling for California schoolchildren to be taught that the Japanese internment during World War II was a violation of human rights, not an act of military necessity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2005 | Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writer
Following a rash of pit bull attacks this year in the Bay Area -- including the fatal mauling of a boy -- a state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would give local governments greater power to control pit bulls. Though it would not ban pit bulls, the bill by state Sen. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) would allow municipalities to establish mandatory spay or neuter programs for a particular breed. Professional breeders would be exempt.
NEWS
September 9, 1989 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Legislation aimed at making it easier to prosecute stepfathers and others who molest children received an unexpected boost in the Senate on Friday when a lawmaker disclosed that as a youngster he was sexually abused. Sen. Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward), Senate floor manager of the bill, dispassionately made the disclosure as the bill appeared to have run into trouble under a peppering of questions by colleagues.
NEWS
September 6, 1989 | From the Associated Press
Marriage license applicants would be handed lists of their new legal rights and responsibilities under a bill sent to the governor on Tuesday. The Assembly vote was 56 to 20 for the bill by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco). It would require the Judicial Council to develop a fact sheet listing contractual and legal rights and obligations of marriage.
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