August 29, 1992
Tickets for two shows at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim go on sale today: En Vogue and Arrested Development (Oct. 18) and the Rippingtons and Larry Carlton (Nov. 7). . . . Doug Stone plays the Crazy Horse Steak House in Santa Ana on Sept. 21-22. . . . Jim Messina and Randy Meisner will be at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Oct. 10.
February 9, 2005 |
Musicians Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald and Collective Soul, actor Jeff Bridges and pro surfer Tom Curren are among the scheduled participants in a benefit concert Saturday in Santa Barbara to help victims of the Jan. 11 La Conchita landslide that left 10 people dead, more than a dozen homes destroyed and several others were left too dangerous to enter. "These people have lost everything," said Jean Sievers, one of the concert organizers.
January 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Cecilia Soto-Loftus, co-founder of a Malibu party services company, was new to presidential politics when she started raising money for President Obama's reelection bid last year. After pulling in more than $400,000, she is getting the red carpet treatment at this weekend's inaugural festivities, with invitations to a strategy briefing for top fundraisers, a VIP candlelight reception and the official inaugural ball. The special access reflects the unusual role Soto-Loftus and other Latino fundraisers played in Obama's 2012 campaign, the first to focus on tapping Latino celebrities, lawyers, business owners and community leaders for cash.
September 6, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Btw, send $$ 2nite. Thx! Democrats tried out some new technology at their convention on Thursday, asking supporters to send in cash via text. President Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, a metrics-obsessed campaign technician, got the honors of the doing the asking, and he asked for donations from the podium of the Democratic National Convention. “Every morning, the first thing I read are the numbers from the day before,” Messina told the crowd. “Not poll numbers or money.
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June 14, 2005 |
Jon Clarke, an original member of the Loggins & Messina band and a veteran studio and recording musician, has died. He was 54. Clarke died of kidney cancer Friday at his home in Kauai, Hawaii, said one of his sisters, Sally Stevens of Los Angeles. Classically trained, Clarke played several instruments, specializing in oboe and saxophone. He began performing in his teens in the rock band California Earthquake and in a Los Angeles Valley College jazz quartet.
April 18, 2012 |
President Obama's reelection campaign on Wednesday ramped up its outreach to a key sector of its 2008 voting coalition with the launch of Latinos for Obama and the first Spanish-language advertising. Obama won 67% of the Latino vote four years ago, a historic margin that the campaign hopes to sustain in the 2012 race against Mitt Romney, a candidate they branded Wednesday as "the most extreme nominee" in the Republican Party's history on the issue of immigration. "For Hispanic Americans, this November offers a very clear contrast between two candidates, and a clear choice about their future where the consequences are very great," said Julian Castro, mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and a national co-chair of the Obama campaign.
October 31, 2011 |
Well before the first votes of the 2012 campaign are to be cast, the Commission on Presidential Debates has determined the dates and locations for general election confrontations between the major candidates. The first of three televised debates will be on Oct. 3 at the University of Denver. A town hall meeting-style debate will be held on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The final meeting, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., will be on Oct. 22 -- just two weeks before election day on Nov. 6. The vice presidential nominees will debate only once, on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky. The nonprofit commission, which has organized the debates since 1987, has also set criteria for participation.
April 5, 2011 |
After surviving an intense tryout in the Chicago mayor's race, 29-year-old Ben LaBolt is being given a possibly even tougher assignment for a press spokesman: President Obama's reelection campaign. LaBolt will move to the Obama reelection campaign after the mid-May inauguration of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, for whom he acts as communications director, according to sources familiar with the decision. The appointment opens up significant shuffling...
August 1, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are accusing President Obama's White House, and at least one key member of his reelection team, of breaking Obama's 2008 campaign promise to make the executive branch more transparent. The accusation is contained in a report, released Tuesday night by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which suggests that White House officials purposefully avoided disclosing key meetings and discussions by moving emails through personal accounts and taking off-campus meetings with lobbyists.