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December 16, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor leader John A. Perez added his name to the growing list of candidates challenging incumbent Richard Alatorre for his seat on the Los Angeles City Council. Perez, the cousin of state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles), enters with a leg up on an already crowded field of candidates, some political analysts say. Perez said he has the support of Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) and several other state legislators and community leaders.
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July 11, 2010 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
A plan to let oil companies leave large parts of decommissioned drilling rigs in the ocean off California's coast, saving them hundreds of millions of dollars, is sailing through the Legislature at a time when the Gulf of Mexico spill has made the industry politically toxic. The "rigs to reef" idea, which proponents say would create marine habitat, has been around for more than a decade. Former Gov. Gray Davis vetoed such a proposal in 2001, citing a lack of proof that abandoned oil rigs help the environment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2010 | By Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times
A plan to let oil companies leave large parts of decommissioned drilling rigs in the ocean off California's coast, saving them hundreds of millions of dollars, is sailing through the Legislature at a time when the Gulf of Mexico spill has made the industry politically toxic. The "rigs to reef" idea, which proponents say would create marine habitat, has been around for more than a decade. Former Gov. Gray Davis vetoed such a proposal in 2001, citing a lack of proof that abandoned oil rigs help the environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor leader John A. Perez added his name to the growing list of candidates challenging incumbent Richard Alatorre for his seat on the Los Angeles City Council. Perez, the cousin of state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles), enters with a leg up on an already crowded field of candidates, some political analysts say. Perez said he has the support of Assemblyman Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) and several other state legislators and community leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2012 | By Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — As the sun set behind Monterey Bay on a cool night last year, dozens of the state's top lawmakers and lobbyists ambled onto the 17th fairway at Pebble Beach for a round of glow-in-the-dark golf. With luminescent balls soaring into the sky, the annual fundraiser known as the Speaker's Cup was in full swing. Lawmakers, labor-union champions and lobbyists gather each year at the storied course to schmooze, show their skill on the links and rejuvenate at a 22,000-square-foot spa. The affair, which typically raises more than $1 million for California Democrats, has been sponsored for more than a decade by telecommunications giant AT&T.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2010 | Jack Dolan
California welfare recipients are able to use state-issued debit cards to withdraw cash on gaming floors in more than half of the casinos in the state, a Los Angeles Times review of records found. The cards, provided by the Department of Social Services to help recipients feed and clothe their families, work in automated teller machines at 32 of 58 tribal casinos and 47 of 90 state-licensed poker rooms, the review found. State officials said Wednesday they were working to determine how much money had been withdrawn from casino ATMs by people using the welfare debit cards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2009
For Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 Super Lotto Plus Mega number is Bold 8-19-20-21-41--Mega 3 Jackpot: $7 million Winners per category: No. of winners Amount of prize(s) 5 + Mega 1 $7 million 5 1 $60,663 4 + Mega 17 $1,784 4 515 $98 3 + Mega 850 $53 3 21,888 $10 2 + Mega 11,366 $10 1 + Mega 55,719 $2 Mega only 83,050 $1 Make Me a Millionaire John A. Perez, Pico Rivera, $34,000; Carrie Selleneit, San Diego, $15,000.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1993 | Michael Flagg Times staff writer
Duel Over Drywallers: The painters union will hold a press conference in San Diego today that promises to be the first official shot in a battle over who will represent Southern California's residential drywall workers. The carpenters union, meanwhile, has signed contracts with more than 50 of the bigger drywall contractors outside San Diego and says it has enlisted 2,200 workers as union members.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
SACRAMENTO -- The state Assembly is expected to vote swiftly Monday to add $2 million to the secretary of state's budget to speed up the processing of business paperwork. The office relies on a system of paper and not computerized filings for corporate, partnership and other business records that an entrepreneur must submit before hiring workers, opening doors or selling products. The $2-million appropriation, which must be approved also by the state Senate, would allow Secretary of State Debra Bowen to increase the pace of her operations for the rest of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The goal is get all documents processed within five days of being received in Sacramento.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- As an Assembly panel holds its first hearing on a proposal to authorize massive expansion of the state's public insurance program for the poor, it has a few changes to consider from Gov. Jerry Brown's administration. Sixty-three  pages worth, to be exact. The administration submitted a laundry list of proposed changes to Speaker John A. Perez's bill to expand eligibility for Medi-Cal, the state's public insurance program for the poor. Among them is language that stipulates the state will only expand its coverage if the federal government makes good on its promise to pick up most of the costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO--Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), a candidate for state controller, said Tuesday he would like to step down from his leadership post early next summer. “It's a natural transition point right after the budget is passed, the end of June, beginning of July,” Perez told the Los Angeles Times. “You complete your obligation to get another on-time budget, then as each house is dealing with bills from the other house, you've got a new leader in place,” he said Perez said he then would be available to assist the incoming speaker for a short period in the final weeks of the session, which is scheduled to adjourn on Aug. 31, 2014.  The jockeying to replace Perez has been the subject of much speculation in the Capitol, but so far, no clear front-runner candidate has emerged.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2009 | By Eric Bailey and Shane Goldmacher
Assembly Democrats this afternoon tapped John A. Perez to be the next leader of the California Assembly, a boost that would make him the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the powerful post. Perez emerged from an afternoon meeting of the Assembly Democrats locking arms with his chief rival, Assemblyman Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and the current top leader, Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles). "It obviously an incredibly moving experience to have the unanimous support of my colleagues," Perez said of his fellow Democrats.
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