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May 5, 1989
Charges against Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.) will probably go to trial before the House Ethics Committee late this month and will take seven to 10 days to complete, the panel's chairman, Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles), said. Unless there is agreement between the lawyers for Wright and the committee to do otherwise, the process will begin with a presentation of witnesses and other evidence by the committee's special outside counsel, Richard J. Phelan. Wright's lawyer will then have a chance to offer rebuttal evidence and bring Wright to the stand for a personal defense.
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June 6, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former state Sen. Diane Watson, benefiting from a heavy Democratic registration edge, sailed to victory Tuesday night for the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Julian Dixon. Watson, 67, will become the oldest freshman member in the current House of Representatives when she is sworn in as the 32nd District's congresswoman Thursday. Watson was virtually assured of victory in April when she won a hotly contested Democratic primary.
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July 31, 1989
House Ethics Committee Chairman Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles) says he was never lobbied by a firm with which his wife now has a lucrative business deal, but the company's law firm, according to papers filed with the Justice Department, says it contacted him on company business four times in 1986 and 1987. In written responses to questions about the meetings, Dixon said the documents contain "erroneous" information. He said the subject of Duty Free Shoppers Group Ltd.
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February 21, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With more than two dozen people competing for the seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Julian Dixon, the race for the 32nd Congressional District seat in southwest Los Angeles has consolidated around three well-known names. Of the 27 candidates who have filed or taken out preliminary papers to run in the April 10 special primary election, former state Sen. Diane Watson, who recently completed an appointment as U.S.
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April 29, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Just days after selecting Wilshire Boulevard as the route for a western extension of Metro Rail, RTD officials are retreating from their decision in the face of strong objections from one of the project's leading congressional supporters. In an agreement hastily negotiated in Washington on Tuesday to satisfy Rep. Julian C. Dixon (D-Culver City), Southern California Rapid Transit District officials agreed to call a special board of directors meeting this week to reconsider the Wilshire route.
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June 11, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
In the perk-conscious world of Congress, one can tell a lot about a committee's status by its offices. The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, which Friday began a highly sensitive investigation into the affairs of House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex.), labors in a small warren in a musty corner of the Capitol basement. The committee, the House's "ethics police," is a body many members of Congress would just as soon not have, but one they know they cannot do without.
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April 14, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
Ever since he was elected to the House in 1978, Rep. Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles) has shunned the spotlight in favor of working calmly and patiently inside the system to get things done. "Julian doesn't make a lot of speeches, he just gets the job done better than most," said Rep. Charles A. Hayes (D-Ill.). "He knows how to work the system very productively." This subdued but persistent approach has served Dixon well during his House career, but never more than during his chairmanship of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct and its investigation of Speaker Jim Wright (D-Tex)
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March 24, 1995 | MARC LACEY
Officially, he's a congressman. But Rep. Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles) has been moonlighting as a local politician here as well--ensnarling himself in some of the headaches of the average mayor or councilman. As longtime chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia, Dixon has pored over the D.C. budget, analyzed the D.C. charter and generally become an expert in the inner workings of a city far from his congressional district.
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November 8, 1992 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More jobs and better race relations are among the priorities of a dozen lawmakers elected last week to represent the central Los Angeles area at the state and national levels. In interviews after the election, the winners spoke about their goals and beliefs. Assembly 45th District (parts of Hollywood, Downtown, Echo Park and Silver Lake): Three-term Democratic Assemblyman Richard Polanco handily defeated Republican Kitty Hedrick to retain his seat in the 45th District.
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February 1, 1989 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., currently facing federal charges of securities fraud, recently enlisted nine members of Congress from California--at least seven of whom have received campaign contributions or honorariums from Drexel--to bring pressure on the Securities and Exchange Commission to lighten the terms of a proposed settlement of the case. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley also played a key role in persuading the California congressional delegation to intervene on behalf of Drexel.
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January 23, 2001 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day Rep. Julian Dixon died, Assemblyman Roderick Wright filed the papers for a special election to fill the suddenly vacant seat. "It is hard to raise money to run an effective campaign," Wright said. "You want to file your papers as quickly as you can." Four days later, a day before Dixon was laid to rest, another politician in a hurry, state Sen. Kevin Murray of Culver City, sent in his papers for the election.
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January 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
Special primary elections will be held April 10 to fill the congressional vacancy created by the death of U.S. Rep. Julian Dixon and March 6 to fill the state Senate seat that opened when Hilda Solis was elected to Congress. Gov. Gray Davis ordered the elections Thursday in the 32nd Congressional District and the 24th state Senate District. All candidates will appear on all ballots in the primaries, regardless of party.
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December 14, 2000 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Julian Dixon, a veteran Democrat who represented his southwest Los Angeles district for 22 years, was eulogized Wednesday as a quiet and effective leader, a consummate gentleman whose life was better celebrated by the trumpeting of reveille than the blowing of taps.
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December 9, 2000 | TINA DAUNT and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles political consultants were already predicting Friday that a "crowded field of candidates" would enter the race to succeed the late Rep. Julian Dixon in the district that stretches from the Crenshaw area to parts of West Los Angeles.
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December 9, 2000 | RICHARD SIMON and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Julian C. Dixon of Los Angeles, a veteran Democrat who championed causes ranging from the city's subway project to civil rights and was an influential lawmaker on national security issues, died Friday. He was 66. Officials at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey, where Dixon died after surgery Friday morning, declined to release information on the cause of death. His aides in Congress said he suffered an apparent heart attack.
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March 24, 1995 | MARC LACEY
Officially, he's a congressman. But Rep. Julian C. Dixon (D-Los Angeles) has been moonlighting as a local politician here as well--ensnarling himself in some of the headaches of the average mayor or councilman. As longtime chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee overseeing the District of Columbia, Dixon has pored over the D.C. budget, analyzed the D.C. charter and generally become an expert in the inner workings of a city far from his congressional district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2000 | RICHARD SIMON and NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Julian C. Dixon of Los Angeles, a veteran Democrat who championed causes ranging from the city's subway project to civil rights and was an influential lawmaker on national security issues, died Friday. He was 66. Officials at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey, where Dixon died after surgery Friday morning, declined to release information on the cause of death. His aides in Congress said he suffered an apparent heart attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2000 | TINA DAUNT and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles political consultants were already predicting Friday that a "crowded field of candidates" would enter the race to succeed the late Rep. Julian Dixon in the district that stretches from the Crenshaw area to parts of West Los Angeles.
NEWS
November 8, 1992 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More jobs and better race relations are among the priorities of a dozen lawmakers elected last week to represent the central Los Angeles area at the state and national levels. In interviews after the election, the winners spoke about their goals and beliefs. Assembly 45th District (parts of Hollywood, Downtown, Echo Park and Silver Lake): Three-term Democratic Assemblyman Richard Polanco handily defeated Republican Kitty Hedrick to retain his seat in the 45th District.
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November 1, 1991 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A possible showdown over who will become Los Angeles County's first elected black supervisor was shaping up Thursday between ex-Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and state Sen. Diane Watson, a day after veteran Supervisor Kenneth Hahn announced he will retire. As Reps. Maxine Waters and Julian Dixon bowed out as possible candidates, Burke said that she may oppose Watson in the June election in the 2nd Supervisorial District.
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