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March 31, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Common Cause, a key player in the drive for political ethics reform in the state for the past two decades, has a new executive director who said he intends to revitalize the 55,000-member organization at its grass roots. "We must do much more to rebuild the local chapters," said James R. Wheaton. "They are pretty moribund." He added that he hopes to expand the organization's appeal in minority communities.
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March 31, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California Common Cause, a key player in the drive for political ethics reform in the state for the past two decades, has a new executive director who said he intends to revitalize the 55,000-member organization at its grass roots. "We must do much more to rebuild the local chapters," said James R. Wheaton. "They are pretty moribund." He added that he hopes to expand the organization's appeal in minority communities.
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March 3, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Raising claims of environmental discrimination, residents of a mainly minority community here filed suit Tuesday challenging plans for rebuilding the freeway that collapsed during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The proposed project, set to break ground next year, would route a six-lane, $700-million freeway through West Oakland to replace the Cypress Freeway, the double-deck structure that turned to rubble during the massive temblor, which killed 42 people.
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April 20, 1990 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A wide-ranging ethics measure designed to curb corruption in the state Capitol and limit the influence of wealthy special-interest groups was passed overwhelmingly Thursday by the Legislature. The landmark legislation, approved by votes of 34 to 0 in the Senate and 71 to 1 in the Assembly, would dramatically reduce the outside income legislators can receive through speaking fees, gifts and free trips from groups seeking legislative action. The bill by Senate President Pro Tem David A.
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