CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2009 |
Judy Chu's election to Congress on Tuesday after more than two years on the state tax board could change the balance of power on the panel, which can affect corporate taxes to the tune of millions of dollars. Her now-vacant board seat gives California's business lobby a coveted opportunity for more influence on its decisions, especially if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a longtime ally, makes a business-friendly appointment to replace her, as he is expected to.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2009 |
On the day last month that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appeared at a news conference to enthusiastically back Judy Chu for the open 32nd Congressional District seat, her chief rival wasted no time trying to downplay the endorsement. "Voters, not endorsements, are going to decide the winner" of Tuesday's special election, state Sen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2009 |
A ferociously contested congressional race in the San Gabriel Valley has emerged as a classic test of the power of ethnic politics in the aftermath of Barack Obama's racial breakthrough in the presidential election. The election Tuesday to fill the House seat vacated by U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also spotlights the clashing political aspirations of two of California's fastest growing ethnic groups, Asians and Latinos.
June 24, 2011 |
Nearly every day for three years, Josue Melquisedec Diaz reported to work by going to a New Orleans street corner where contractors, subcontractors and people fixing up their places went to hire day laborers. It was there, one day in 2008, that a contractor picked him up and took him to Beaumont, Texas, just across the Louisiana line, to work on the cleanup, demolition and reconstruction projects that Beaumont was undertaking in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Diaz was put to work in a residential neighborhood that had been flooded.
December 4, 1986
Virginia Gutierrez was elected president of the Garvey School District Board of Education at its annual reorganization meeting. Bob Miranda was elected vice president and Gil Barron was elected clerk. The other board members are Judy Chu and Jim Smith. The board also voted to change its regular meeting dates from the first and third Tuesday of the month to the first and third Thursday. The district covers parts of Rosemead, San Gabriel and Monterey Park.
February 14, 1991
Betty Couch on Monday presided over her first meeting of the City Council as mayor. Couch, elected to her first council term in 1988, was sworn in as mayor Sunday afternoon, succeeding Judy Chu. The position rotates among the city's five elected council members according to seniority. Councilman Samuel Kiang was sworn in as mayor pro tem and will become mayor next year.
August 10, 1989
Residents interested in running for the school board in November must file an intention to run by Friday. Two seats on the five-member board will be contested on Nov. 7. Board member Gilbert Barron has decided not to seek reelection, and former member Judy Chu's seat will also be open. Chu resigned last year after winning a seat on the Monterey Park City Council.
February 2, 1989
It's getting to be highly embarrassing to admit that you live in Monterey Park. You shudder when you read the San Gabriel Valley section of The Los Angeles Times. Here we go again. The article (Times, Jan. 19) about our three women on the City Council, shows that they aren't adult enough to be able to communicate with each other in private and have to resort to letter writing. Maybe they are in the wrong profession. Councilwomen Judy Chu, Betty Couch and Pat Reichenberger should admit their mistake and resign from politics.
December 19, 1985
Gilbert Barron, who emerged from a recount to take his seat by a one-vote victory in the Nov. 5 election, has been elected president of the Garvey School District Board of Education. Virginia Gutierrez, another newly elected member, has been named vice president of the board, and incumbent Robert Miranda has been named clerk. Barron, Gutierrez and Miranda make up a new majority which had been critical of the administration and the old board during the campaign.