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August 18, 2000
Hoping to take control of the House of Representatives, Democrats have targeted what they believe are vulnerable Republican incumbents. Three are in California: * Republican Incumbent Rep. James E. Rogan (Glendale) * Rep. Steven T. Kuykendall (Rancho Palos Verdes) * Rep. Brian P. Bilbray (San Diego) * Democratic Opponent State Sen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1999
Re "Plan to Alter Rules on Sex Education Stirs Furor," June 2: It's not shocking that the right-wing approach to statewide sex education is woefully out of touch. And though it is refreshing to witness a GOP representative at the forefront of such a progressive bill, it's disconcerting that the prevailing ideal of Republican education is instruction via propaganda: Omitting certain facts while embellishing others smacks of authoritarianism. By inveighing against Assemblyman Jim Cunneen's (R-San Jose)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1998
The California Assembly soon will have another chance to prove that it would rather save lives than nurse petty grudges. The deciding issue is assault guns--specifically a bill by Assemblyman Don Perata (D-Alameda) that laudably bans such weapons on a generic basis, rather than model by model as in the weak law that was partly struck down by the courts.
NEWS
September 24, 1996 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prime mover in urging the legislation signed Monday by Gov. Pete Wilson outlawing female genital mutilation is an immigrant from Ethiopia who tells of having the procedure forced on her as a young girl. Meserak "Mimi" Ramsey of San Jose, founder of the organization Forward USA devoted to banning the practice, said Monday the "evil custom" has made its way to California through immigrant communities and has become more prevalent than may be thought.
NEWS
December 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Gov. Pete Wilson, legislators and most other state elected officials were eligible for an early Christmas present from taxpayers Monday--a 5% pay raise that was approved last April. But some officials have announced that they won't take the extra money, including state Controller Kathleen Connell and Secretary of State Bill Jones, said Edd Fong, a spokesman for Connell, who signs state checks. The increase will boost Wilson's salary, at least on paper, to $126,000 a year.
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September 16, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis has vetoed several measures as he considers more than 1,000 bills on his desk. He has until Sept. 30 to decide the fate of legislation passed in the closing days of the legislative session. Some of the vetoes: Public records--Any state agency that maintains an Internet Web site would have been required to list on that site all reports and studies that it had prepared and that are covered by the California Public Records Act.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2002 | From Associated Press
City officials and developers of the fire-ravaged Santana Row development promised Tuesday that their $500-million project, conceived at the height of the dot-com boom, will rise as planned and help lead Silicon Valley out of the dot-com bust. "Although this has had and will have a tremendous economic impact on this project and our city, I am confident that we will move forward and rebuild," Mayor Ron Gonzales said Tuesday. "It is very, very important." City spokesman David Vossbrink said that the planned Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Assembly on Thursday passed and sent to the governor's desk legislation aimed at tightening security at gun-making plants that produce so-called Saturday night specials. Factories that manufacture most of the inexpensive weapons are in Southern California and are known as the Ring of Fire. Together, they produce 80% of the nation's inexpensive handguns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1997
The paperwork on campaign finances for the 1998 California election already is piling up. By the time it's all over, the secretary of state estimates, candidates and committees will have filed more than 500,000 pages of data detailing where the money came from and where it went. Disclosure statements are available at a limited number of locations around the state. They are perused primarily by opposition campaigns and by the news media. Not much of the data receives wide distribution.
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