March 28, 1996
Key to Election Tables * An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate; a dagger (**) denotes an appointed incumbent. * A double dagger (***) indicates a race where a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates if no one receives more than half of the vote. * Elected candidates and approved measures--or those leading with 99% of precincts reporting--are in bold type. Runoff elections may be required in nonpartisan races where no candidate receives over 50% of the vote.
December 4, 2000 |
It's back to school day in the Capitol--actually, the first day of school for 28 new legislators. The buzzer sounds for a new two-year legislative session. But the institution's not what it used to be. Better in some ways, worse in many. The main reason is term limits. Better because rapid turnover has generated more diversity. There will be 27 Latinos among the 119 lawmakers sworn in, according to the Associated Press. There were only seven in 1990 when California voters imposed term limits.
December 5, 2000 |
In what has become a typical changing of the guard under term limits, more than a third of the California lawmakers sworn into the Assembly on Monday were Capitol rookies. The state Senate also saw significant term limit-spurred change as 10 former lawmakers from the lower house moved to the 40-member upper chamber, after November victories assured them continued employment. In all, 31 newcomers raised their right hand as Ronald M.
April 21, 1997 |
A small town's resolve, born of hope, to bring one of its children home alive shifted Sunday to a newer, fierce resolve, born of anger, to bring home his killer. "A bright star was taken from this community," said Mayor Jan Leja, moments after visiting the parents of Anthony Michael Martinez, bringing what consolation she could on behalf of her town. "They realize now that Anthony is with God now, the bright shining star he was with us.
April 27, 1997 |
The memory of kidnapping victim Anthony Michael Martinez was raised on the wings of 75 white doves Saturday during services based on faith--that the 10-year-old boy is saved in heaven and that his uncaught killer will ultimately be judged by God.
November 7, 1996
Key to Election Tables * An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate; a dagger (**) denotes an appointed incumbent. * A double dagger (***) indicates a race in a district shared by two or more counties. For that reason, individual tables do not reflect the total vote. * Elected candidates and approved measures--or those leading with 99% of precincts reporting--are in bold type. Results are not official and could be affected by absentee ballots.