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January 30, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Scott Campbell, an eclectic and innovative educator, engineer, composer, inventor, writer and all-around interesting character who dreamed of creating a floating technical college, has died. He was 86. Campbell died of heart failure at a Pasadena nursing home Jan. 7, his longtime friend Walter S. Chamberlin of Los Alamos, N.M., said this week.
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January 13, 2014 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.  The veteran Democrat's departure will leave just one lawmaker, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles), in the House who was elected in the Watergate class of 1974 to serve continuously in the chamber since then. Also, Miller's retirement will further shake up the state's 53-member delegation that underwent a large turnover in 2012 due to a spate of retirements and defeats.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT
The almost obsessive passion that ignited the '60s white blues movement and sparked that era's blues/boogie bands lives on in singer-guitarist John Campbell, who turned back the clock Tuesday at the Troubadour, recalling the days when blues was a dominant, inspirational force in rock. Campbell's obvious dedication to blues is almost as endearing as his music. His set was mostly joyous and precisely performed, a feast for fans of a style of music that has drifted to underground cult status.
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January 26, 2011 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
The House Ethics Committee on Wednesday dropped its investigation of Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and two other congressmen over their campaign fundraising appeals to Wall Street firms while the lawmakers considered financial regulatory overhaul legislation. The panel concluded that the lawmakers' positions on the legislation "were not connected to fundraising activities," noting that Campbell and Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Tom Price (R-Ga.) held "consistent and well-established" views on it "long before" the fundraising events were held.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2004 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The south Orange County state Senate campaign had the usual edge of a close Republican primary -- accusations of being soft on illegal immigration, too chummy with union bosses, too liberal. But when midnight faxes were sent out in February by "Hard Hittin' Harry" accusing a certain car-dealing assemblyman of having a relationship with a "Chelsea Clinton look-alike staffer," Assemblyman John Campbell saw red. "I'm not even huggy," said Campbell, who once owned a Saab and Saturn dealership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The final day of campaigning in an Orange County congressional race that has received national attention because of its focus on immigration played out on the airwaves Monday as the front-running Republican and aggressive third-party challenger sniped at each other. State Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2005 | Jeff Gottlieb, Times Staff Writer
Republican state Senate leader Dick Ackerman on Monday said he was dropping out of the race to fill the Orange County congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Christopher Cox, while fellow GOP state Sen. John Campbell has joined the contest. Cox (R-Newport Beach), who beat 15 other Republicans in a primary to first gain the seat in 1988, has been nominated by President Bush to head the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM
** 1/2 John Campbell, "One Believer," Elektra. This debut album plumbs the darker depths of the electric blues while showcasing Campbell's high-impact guitar work. Sometimes trenchant, his voice is ultimately too limited to fully encompass the terror and desperation in his most interesting songs. New albums are rated on a scale of one asterisk (poor) to four (excellent).
SPORTS
October 26, 1991 | From Associated Press
John Campbell became the first harness driver in history to reach $100 million in purses when he dominated the Breeders' Crown harness races Friday night. Campbell won three races and had a second, a fourth and a fifth while driving in seven of the eight events at Pompano Harness.
NATIONAL
September 1, 2010 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
A congressional ethics watchdog has asked for a further probe of campaign fundraising appeals to Wall Street firms by Rep. John Campbell (R-Irvine) and two other House members before lawmakers voted on financial regulatory overhaul legislation. Campbell confirmed the Office of Congressional Ethics' referral to the House Ethics Committee but denied wrongdoing. "I am perplexed by OCE's decision, as they have presented no evidence that would suggest wrongdoing," he said in a statement Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John A. Campbell, 92, a doctor who established the radiology department at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in the early 1970s, died of cancer Dec. 4 at a daughter's home in Reno, his family said. Campbell was recruited to lead the radiology department because he and his wife were known to be "interested in helping the chronically underserved," said Dr. Fred Mishkin, a radiologist who was on the faculty with Campbell at King/Drew and Indiana University's medical school.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2006
WHO'S Christopher Reynolds and what's his beef with Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg? And more to the point, why did the L.A. Times choose to put such a cynical, sarcastic piece on the cover of Sunday's Calendar section? Did The Times and Reynolds think it was funny to trivialize the lives and accomplishments of two great American artists and ultimately compare them to so much fertilizer? I guess Whitman and Ginsberg were just a couple of money-grubbing, shameless self-promoters. Fortunately Reynolds' article will soon be forgotten, whereas the works of Whitman and Ginsberg will not. JOHN CAMPBELL Los Angeles WELL done -- a really odd and interesting piece of literary smackdown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
A special primary election will be held April 11 in coastal Orange County to fill a vacancy in the state Senate caused by the election of Sen. John Campbell (R-Irvine) to Congress. The date, announced Thursday by the governor's office, provided county politicos a four-month breather after three special elections this fall. Former Rep. Christopher Cox, a Newport Beach Republican, started this game of political musical chairs in July. That's when he was nominated to be chairman of the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2005 | Mark Z. Barabak and Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writers
The newest member of Congress, Orange County's John Campbell, flew to Washington on Wednesday to claim his House seat as both sides in the debate over illegal immigration declared victory after a race closely watched as a possible preview of the 2006 elections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
A Republican state senator sailed to victory Tuesday in a special congressional election in coastal Orange County featuring a maverick, third-party candidate who sought to capitalize on growing fears of illegal immigration. In a race that drew national attention, Sen. John Campbell (R-Irvine) held a wide lead throughout the evening, ending the night with nearly 45% of the vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
State Assemblyman John Campbell (R-Irvine) became the first announced candidate Thursday for the 35th District state Senate seat, which will be vacated by Republican Ross Johnson because of term limits. "I told people when I first ran for office that if I liked it and was good at it, I would continue to pursue public office and try to help where I can," said Campbell, 47. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2000.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller, a San Francisco Bay area liberal and dean of the California congressional delegation, announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends, closing a 40-year career on Capitol Hill.  The veteran Democrat's departure will leave just one lawmaker, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles), in the House who was elected in the Watergate class of 1974 to serve continuously in the chamber since then. Also, Miller's retirement will further shake up the state's 53-member delegation that underwent a large turnover in 2012 due to a spate of retirements and defeats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The final day of campaigning in an Orange County congressional race that has received national attention because of its focus on immigration played out on the airwaves Monday as the front-running Republican and aggressive third-party challenger sniped at each other. State Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2005 | Jean O. Pasco and Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writers
Tuesday's special election to fill Rep. Christopher Cox's seat might have been a bland affair with the Republican primary winner preordained -- year after year, congressional elections in coastal Orange County usually are. This year, the politics of immigration have changed that. Jim Gilchrist, cofounder of the border security group called the Minuteman Project and candidate of the American Independent Party, has run an energetic and increasingly wellfunded campaign against state Sen.
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