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January 22, 2014 | By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Two Southern Californians are poised to lead the state Legislature for the first time in four decades, after lawmakers put aside the geographic rivalries that typically cleave the powerful posts between north and south. San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins was selected as the next speaker of the Assembly by unanimous vote in her caucus Wednesday, about a week after state Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles was anointed heir to the top Senate job. Both are expected to take over after formal floor votes in their respective houses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Two Southern Californians are poised to lead the state Legislature for the first time in four decades, after lawmakers put aside the geographic rivalries that typically cleave the powerful posts between north and south. San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins was selected as the next speaker of the Assembly by unanimous vote in her caucus Wednesday, about a week after state Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles was anointed heir to the top Senate job. Both are expected to take over after formal floor votes in their respective houses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
This post has been updated. See below for details. A proposal to raise the tobacco tax by $2 per pack of cigarettes cleared its first two policy committees Wednesday, with Republicans unified in their opposition. Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) proposed the tax, which would move California's tobacco taxes from 33rd-highest in the nation to fourth. The $1.5 billion raised each year would help pay for medical care for tobacco-related diseases, anti-tobacco education and enforcement of tobacco-related laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Monday formally denied involvement in a controversial contribution to a nonprofit linked to state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). The state Fair Political Practices Commission had given De Leon 10 days to respond to allegations that he'd arranged a $25,000 contribution from “Yes We Can,” a political committee affiliated with the California Legislative Latino Caucus, to a nonprofit group run by former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, the brother of Ronald S. Calderon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2006 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
For months, the leading candidates to succeed Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg (D-Los Angeles) in the race for the 45th Assembly District have touted their respective endorsements. On Friday, candidate Kevin de Leon landed perhaps the biggest catch of them all: the endorsement of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. De Leon, a top official in the California Teachers Assn., has raised significantly more money than his opponents and was already considered the front-runner by many analysts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1993
In response to "Soon We'll All Be Dependent on Immigrants," Column Left, June 1: The statement by Kevin De Leon, "The immigrant who washes dishes in a chic restaurant in Santa Monica subsidizes the Social Security senior citizen in Kentucky," misses the point. The immigrant who is legally here and is a taxpaying employee is not the problem. In fact most people who are working taxpayers are immigrants of a sort, if not from another country a different state! The immigrant who is not legal, who cannot find work, who is overloading the capacity of the state, is the problem.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2009 | Corina Knoll
The documents Chan Share clutched as he left China were forged. It was 1939 and Asians were not allowed to immigrate to the United States. So, like many others, Share claimed he was a "paper son" and had a California-born relative whose records were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Monday formally denied involvement in a controversial contribution to a nonprofit linked to state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). The state Fair Political Practices Commission had given De Leon 10 days to respond to allegations that he'd arranged a $25,000 contribution from “Yes We Can,” a political committee affiliated with the California Legislative Latino Caucus, to a nonprofit group run by former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, the brother of Ronald S. Calderon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Citing allegations in an FBI affidavit, the state's ethics agency notified state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday that it may launch an investigation into whether he violated campaign finance rules by directing a donation to a nonprofit linked to state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon. State law requires the state Fair Political Practices Commission to provide 10 days notice before launching an investigation so the potential target has a chance to provide evidence that no violation has occurred and a probe is not warranted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1993 | KEVIN de LEON, Kevin de Leon is the regional director and government-affairs representative of the nonprofit One Stop Immigration and Educational Center, based in Los Angeles.
Make no mistake, 1993 is--as was 1992--the year of the immigrant. Whether they are newly legalized residents or recently arrived undocumented immigrants, they are the subject of heated debate in Sacramento, local city council meetings and dinner-table conversations throughout California. In 1986, at the behest of then-President Reagan, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), easily the largest and most ambitious immigration law in the nation's history. Approximately 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- Citing allegations in an FBI affidavit, the state's ethics agency notified state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday that it may launch an investigation into whether he violated campaign finance rules by directing a donation to a nonprofit linked to state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon. State law requires the state Fair Political Practices Commission to provide 10 days notice before launching an investigation so the potential target has a chance to provide evidence that no violation has occurred and a probe is not warranted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
This post has been updated. See below for details. A proposal to raise the tobacco tax by $2 per pack of cigarettes cleared its first two policy committees Wednesday, with Republicans unified in their opposition. Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) proposed the tax, which would move California's tobacco taxes from 33rd-highest in the nation to fourth. The $1.5 billion raised each year would help pay for medical care for tobacco-related diseases, anti-tobacco education and enforcement of tobacco-related laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
Two state senators on Thursday called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to explain its decision to plow under 43 acres of lush wildlife habitat at the Sepulveda Basin without prior notice or coordination with community leaders and environmentalists. Sens. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) asked for details about what led to the agency's declaration in August that its "vegetation management plan" for the area did not require an environmental impact report because it would not significantly disturb wildlife and habitat.
OPINION
May 31, 2012
America being the land of instant gratification, its residents tend to save far less than their foreign counterparts do - when they save anything at all. As a result, millions of people are heading into retirement with little more than their Social Security benefits to sustain them. Fearful that many will wind up dependent on state aid to get by, California Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) wants to create a state-run but privately insured pension program that prompts more workers to save for their dotage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2012 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
All politics is local, a wise man once said. And you can't get much more local than your own aunt. State Sen. Kevin De Leon's 74-year-old aunt Francisca still cleans homes in San Diego, as she has for nearly half a century, since migrating from Mexico with her sister, the lawmaker's late mother, seeking the American dream. Both cleaned up for rich people, barely squeezing by from one check to the next, never with enough money to sock some away for old age. Now De Leon (D-Los Angeles)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
The state senator who helped save Vernon from disincorporation this week is calling for an audit of its struggling power utility. State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) on Monday led an effort to block legislation that would have disbanded Vernon and made it part of Los Angeles County. On Tuesday he requested an emergency meeting of the Legislature's Audit Committee to consider an audit of the Vernon Light & Power Department, citing concerns about the utility's financial health.
OPINION
May 31, 2012
America being the land of instant gratification, its residents tend to save far less than their foreign counterparts do - when they save anything at all. As a result, millions of people are heading into retirement with little more than their Social Security benefits to sustain them. Fearful that many will wind up dependent on state aid to get by, California Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) wants to create a state-run but privately insured pension program that prompts more workers to save for their dotage.
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
August 27, 2011 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez will push forward in his bid to disband the city of Vernon despite a loss of support in the state Senate this week, his spokesman said. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) plans to bring the disincorporation bills up for a final vote before the Legislature's session ends Sept. 9, spokesman John Vigna said Friday. The city of about 100 residents has been dogged by a series of corruption scandals and Pérez argues that it lacks an independent electorate. Earlier this week, state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles)
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.
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