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May 7, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Perez, the outgoing president of the city's teachers union, has been appointed to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) announced Perez's appointment Friday. Perez, 58, will serve a six-year term that begins immediately. He will earn $100 for each day the 17-member panel is in session. As a member of the commission, Perez will advise the governor and the Legislature on higher-education policy and fiscal issues.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
California's arts grant-making agency announced Monday that it will get $3 million this year from state coffers instead of the $1 million called for in the budget legislators passed in June, thanks to Assembly Speaker John Perez, who's providing the extra money from discretionary funds under his control. It's the first increase in taxpayer-supported funding in more than a decade for the California Arts Council. Since the agency's budget was slashed more than 90% during a recession 10 years ago, California has ranked at or near the bottom nationally in per-capita funding for arts grants.
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SPORTS
September 17, 1995
John Perez, injured in Edison's 13-7 loss Friday to Capistrano Valley, suffered no severe damage to his neck or spine, a hospital spokeswoman said late Friday night. Doctors at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo examined Perez's neck and back. X-rays were negative and Perez was released before midnight. Perez, Edison's quarterback, lay motionless for several minutes at Capistrano Valley High as paramedics were called. The game was delayed 14 minutes before he was removed from the field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Throughout the murder trial for the men accused of killing her son, Helen Dandini was regularly taunted by one of the defendants. Almost daily, Rudy Anthony Ruiz turned around in his chair, and from behind framed glasses, his eyes would meet hers. He'd crack a smile and chuckle at her. Once, he waved. But on Friday, as a judge prepared to send her son's killers to death row, it was Dandini's turn. "You can sit here and laugh as much as you want, yet we are the ones having the last laugh," said Dandini, addressing Ruiz and the court from a podium, her husband, Hank, at her side.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez joined the legal fight against California's same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, partnering with several law professors on his own pitch for overturning Proposition 8. The court filing, known as an amicus brief, says Proposition 8 is unconstitutional because it prevents gay Californians from seeking equal rights from their elected representatives in the state Legislature.   “If a voter initiative can deny gay people access to traditional representative, democratic processes, then in California, any other small, historically disadvantaged minority group can also be denied the right of representative,” said Pérez, who is the state's first openly gay speaker.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
California's arts grant-making agency announced Monday that it will get $3 million this year from state coffers instead of the $1 million called for in the budget legislators passed in June, thanks to Assembly Speaker John Perez, who's providing the extra money from discretionary funds under his control. It's the first increase in taxpayer-supported funding in more than a decade for the California Arts Council. Since the agency's budget was slashed more than 90% during a recession 10 years ago, California has ranked at or near the bottom nationally in per-capita funding for arts grants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2002 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles teachers union on Tuesday elected a former high school teacher as its new president, narrowly choosing the more confrontational of two candidates to likely lead contract negotiations. John Perez, 55, will head United Teachers-Los Angeles through contentious contract talks with the Los Angeles Unified School District when he takes office July 1 if a settlement is not reached before then.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2009 | By Eric Bailey and Shane Goldmacher
The state Assembly soon could have a new top leader, or at least an heir apparent, as a testy battle to replace Speaker Karen Bass comes to a head a year before her term ends. A freshman Democrat from Los Angeles has edged ahead in the sweepstakes to succeed Bass (D-Los Angeles), who has presided over a year and a half of budgetary turmoil -- and she has thrown him her support. Assemblyman John Perez, a cousin of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who is heading into just his second season in Sacramento, could make history by becoming the first openly gay Assembly leader.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Throughout the murder trial for the men accused of killing her son, Helen Dandini was regularly taunted by one of the defendants. Almost daily, Rudy Anthony Ruiz turned around in his chair, and from behind framed glasses, his eyes would meet hers. He'd crack a smile and chuckle at her. Once, he waved. But on Friday, as a judge prepared to send her son's killers to death row, it was Dandini's turn. "You can sit here and laugh as much as you want, yet we are the ones having the last laugh," said Dandini, addressing Ruiz and the court from a podium, her husband, Hank, at her side.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2013 | By Chris Megerian
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez joined the legal fight against California's same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, partnering with several law professors on his own pitch for overturning Proposition 8. The court filing, known as an amicus brief, says Proposition 8 is unconstitutional because it prevents gay Californians from seeking equal rights from their elected representatives in the state Legislature.   “If a voter initiative can deny gay people access to traditional representative, democratic processes, then in California, any other small, historically disadvantaged minority group can also be denied the right of representative,” said Pérez, who is the state's first openly gay speaker.
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 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2009 | By Eric Bailey and Shane Goldmacher
The state Assembly soon could have a new top leader, or at least an heir apparent, as a testy battle to replace Speaker Karen Bass comes to a head a year before her term ends. A freshman Democrat from Los Angeles has edged ahead in the sweepstakes to succeed Bass (D-Los Angeles), who has presided over a year and a half of budgetary turmoil -- and she has thrown him her support. Assemblyman John Perez, a cousin of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who is heading into just his second season in Sacramento, could make history by becoming the first openly gay Assembly leader.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John Perez, the outgoing president of the city's teachers union, has been appointed to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez (D-Los Angeles) announced Perez's appointment Friday. Perez, 58, will serve a six-year term that begins immediately. He will earn $100 for each day the 17-member panel is in session. As a member of the commission, Perez will advise the governor and the Legislature on higher-education policy and fiscal issues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2002 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles teachers union on Tuesday elected a former high school teacher as its new president, narrowly choosing the more confrontational of two candidates to likely lead contract negotiations. John Perez, 55, will head United Teachers-Los Angeles through contentious contract talks with the Los Angeles Unified School District when he takes office July 1 if a settlement is not reached before then.
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
March 23, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
First it was pot shops. Now it's erotic massage parlors. In the last two years, they've proliferated in the city ? just as dispensaries did, and for a familiar reason. In both cases, Los Angeles failed to quickly assess and act upon the ramifications of a new state law. Police say they've seen numerous illicit massage parlors open in Hollywood, Koreatown and the San Fernando Valley. But the biggest explosion has been in Eagle Rock, which is a community that was also inundated with medical marijuana dispensaries.
SPORTS
September 17, 1995
John Perez, injured in Edison's 13-7 loss Friday to Capistrano Valley, suffered no severe damage to his neck or spine, a hospital spokeswoman said late Friday night. Doctors at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo examined Perez's neck and back. X-rays were negative and Perez was released before midnight. Perez, Edison's quarterback, lay motionless for several minutes at Capistrano Valley High as paramedics were called. The game was delayed 14 minutes before he was removed from the field.
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