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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1994 | MARC LITCHMAN, Marc Litchman is a political consultant and a former chief of staff to Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) and Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City)
Getting secondary attention amid all the hoopla of the GOP's taking control of Congress for the first time in decades is the fact that the Republicans also have taken control of the state Assembly for the first time since the mid-1960s. After the smoke cleared last week from a pivotal race that hinged on a $125,000 last-minute contribution to the Republican Party from tobacco and food giant Phillip Morris Cos., the GOP emerged with a 41-to-39 advantage in the lower house of the Legislature.
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NEWS
September 30, 1993 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what amounts to a modest victory for the Administration, the American Medical Assn., which has historically opposed government intervention in medicine, announced Wednesday that it will "neither endorse nor oppose" President Clinton's health care reform plan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1993 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Election Day 1992, Steve West--the only African-American daily talk host at KVI-AM in Seattle and the station's only host supporting Bill Clinton--was fired. Although Program Director Brian Jennings offered other explanations for ending West's six-month show, he acknowledged politics indirectly played a role. "You don't generally put a different political philosophy on right after Rush (Limbaugh) to be successful."
NEWS
December 17, 1992
Freshman Rep. Jane Harman (D-Marina del Rey) has been named to the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Harman, elected last month in a coastal district stretching from Venice to San Pedro, said she pursued the committee assignments because they are key positions from which she can help her district's aerospace industry adjust to a peacetime economy. "This is such an important first step," Harman said after the assignments were announced late last week.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a high-powered pair of appointments, President-elect Bill Clinton on Saturday named childhood friend Thomas (Mack) McLarty as the next White House chief of staff and chose Democratic Party Chairman Ronald H. Brown to become secretary of commerce. With the surprise selection of McLarty, a 46-year-old natural gas executive, Clinton will install at the White House a Washington outsider whose background as a businessman has given him little experience in the nation's capital.
SPORTS
November 2, 1992 | DANA HADDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Luginbill does not deny it. His San Diego State football team has yet to hit on all cylinders in any game this season. Yes, the Aztecs (4-2-1, 4-1 in the Western Athletic Conference) have had explosive days both running and passing, but not on the same day. While SDSU is still gearing toward balance, Luginbill has noticed this about WAC defenses: Their alignments are out of whack. "Before this year, and the first two games this year, people played us with balanced defenses," Luginbill said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a step that should ease reorganization of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Willie L. Williams has asked Mayor Tom Bradley to exempt the department from a citywide hiring freeze. In the short term, police and city officials said, the chief's proposal would enable him to fill key vacancies and choose his command staff without having to seek City Council permission for each appointment.
SPORTS
August 30, 1991 | THERESA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Northridge's season opener against Eastern Washington is just eight days away and Marty Fisher and Damone Scott are still battling for the starting quarterback position. But Coach Bob Burt insists there will be no quarterback controversy. "We'll pick one and he'll play," Burt said. "The only controversy comes if the other guy can't handle it. If he doesn't like it, he can pack his bags. This is not a democracy, it is a dictatorship.
OPINION
January 27, 1991
When residents of Los Angeles County's 1st Supervisorial District vote Feb. 19 in a special election, the results will be noted throughout the nation. For they will elevate an already prominent Mexican-American politician--either Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina or state Sen. Art Torres (D-Los Angeles)--to a position of power rarely before attained by a Latino. It'll be a tough decision, because both candidates are capable public officials.
SPORTS
August 26, 1990 | MIKE PENNER
Following the lead of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kevin Greene contract negotiations, we have also come to handicap the Rams. A look at who's winning, placing and showing in three key position scrambles as the Rams enter the bell lap of their 1990 exhibition schedule: TAILBACK 3) Cleveland Gary 2) Gaston Green 1) Curt Warner FOURTH WIDE RECEIVER 3) Tim Stallworth 2) Tony Lomack 1) Derrick Faison PUNTER 3) Kent Elmore 2) Hank Ilesic 1) Rich Camarillo Too bad the Rams already cut Camarillo.
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