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March 29, 1996 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Deputy Secretary of the Interior John Garamendi urged Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday to exert pressure on Southern California water agencies to settle a dispute over potential new supplies of Colorado River water. At stake, Garamendi said, is the ability to augment Southern California supplies by 600,000 to 800,000 acre-feet of water, about equal to the historical annual use by the city of Los Angeles.
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August 16, 1995 | Associated Press
Former California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, a rancher in Mokelumne Hill east of Stockton in the Sierra foothills and a two-time candidate for governor, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as deputy secretary of the Interior Department. Garamendi, 50, who ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1982 and in 1994, was nominated for the No. 2 Interior Department post in June by President Clinton. His wife, Patti, was previously named associate director of the Peace Corps.
NEWS
July 1, 1995 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Friday nominated former California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi to the No. 2 post at the Interior Department, a job that has been vacant since Clinton took office. The long-expected announcement was made by Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt, who cited Garamendi's consumer activism and environmental sensitivity as credentials for the position of deputy secretary of the Interior.
NEWS
December 2, 1994 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Before Gov. Pete Wilson even begins his second and final term, political maneuvering to replace him in the governor's office in 1998 has gotten under way with John Garamendi becoming the first Democrat to go public with his interest. Garamendi, who lost in the Democratic primary this year to Kathleen Brown, said after a Beverly Hills fund-raising dinner Tuesday that 1994 "was not my time to be governor" but made his interest in another try clear. "Will that occur in the future?
BUSINESS
November 23, 1994
Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi Tuesday ordered 28 insurance companies to pay rebates and interest totaling $1.25 billion to policyholders under Proposition 103. It was the second such order Garamendi has issued under the 1988 insurance rate rollback initiative. The first, in October, 1991, involved 14 companies and totaled $1.57 billion. Four of those 14, including market leader State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and earthquake-battered 20th Century Insurance Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1994
John Garamendi and the California Department of Insurance are doing all they can to get rid of 20th Century Insurance Co. because the insurer has charged too little for its policies and made too much money. With careful underwriting and low-cost distribution, 20th Century has been able to offer some of the lowest-priced automobile insurance in California. Because of its efficiency, 20th Century has been able to earn more profit for each dollar of automobile premium than many of its less-efficient competitors.
NEWS
October 21, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousands of letters and telephone calls are going out from insurance agents to their customers urging the election of Republican Assemblyman Charles W. Quackenbush for insurance commissioner--and drawing bitter criticism from the outgoing commissioner, Democrat John Garamendi.
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