August 2, 2012 |
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) is getting lots of press this week, just not the kind that a candidate running for reelection might hope to attract. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics recommended Richardson be reprimanded for violating codes of ethics and standards of conduct and fined $10,000. The committee concluded that Richardson pressured her legislative staff to work on her campaign, often against their will. Richardson is running against Rep. Janice Hahn in the newly created 44 th Congressional District that stretches from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate.
May 10, 2012 |
In the race for the new 44th Congressional District, two Democrat incumbents are pitted against each other. Rep Janice Hahn, who currently represents the 36th District, is running against Rep. Laura Richardson, who represents the 37th District. The race is worth following not just because it's a smack-down between two Democrats but also because it's one of several congressional seats drawn specifically to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. What does that mean?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for fraud and ordered to repay more than $10.5 million to politicians from whom she stole. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller ordered that Durkee, a former go-to treasurer for Democrats, serve her time in federal custody in a facility that can provide her with mental health services. Mueller said Durkee lacked the ability to control impulses, which led to criminal activity. The judge called Durkee's crime a "significant and egregious offense" and a "deep violation of trust" that hurt not only her clients but also the democratic process.
March 20, 1992 |
After finishing second in the Marmonte League for five consecutive seasons, the Simi Valley High softball team's goal is obvious. The Pioneers, striving for the league championship, took a small step toward achieving that goal Thursday by beating defending champion Camarillo, 1-0. Although Thursday's game was just the league opener for both teams, Simi Valley placed extra importance on the matchup. Camarillo, after all, began the season ranked No. 1 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports magazine.
December 7, 2001 |
Homestore.com Inc. shares fell 20% after the biggest online home-listing company said Chief Financial Officer Joseph Shew resigned. Shew had been CFO since February and left for personal reasons, the company said in a statement. Homestore.com shares have fallen 30% since it said last month that it may take a charge of as much as $950 million this quarter for the falling value of acquisitions. The company's shares Thursday fell 63 cents to $2.47 on Nasdaq. Homestore.
April 1, 1992
Jorge Dorado had two hits and struck out 10 in six innings to lead host Monroe High past North Hollywood, 6-1, in a Valley Pac-8 Conference baseball game Tuesday. Juan Navarro was three for three for Monroe (4-2-1, 2-1 in league play). In other baseball games: Poly 6, Canoga Park 3--Jesus Perez was two for four and Steve Chavez doubled home two runs for host Poly (5-3, 2-1) in a Valley Pac-8 game.
June 2, 1993 |
Los Alamitos High's Debbie Wilson was still shaking her head in disgust over the plate umpire's strike call when the next pitch was delivered. Turns out anger motivates Wilson best. On an 0-and-1 pitch, Wilson ripped a run-scoring double to left to score Michelle Schneider in the top of seventh Tuesday to beat Camarillo, 1-0, in a semifinal of the Southern Section Division I softball playoffs in Newbury Park.
May 28, 1993 |
In other games: Simi Valley 1, El Modena 0--The Pioneers (24-1-1), ranked second in the state and seeded No. 1 in the division, scored the game's only run on a disputed play at the plate. Jessica Cunningham led off the sixth with a bunt single, moved to second on a passed ball, then advanced to third on a sacrifice. Then, Simi Valley pitcher Sara Griffin, who also pitched a one-hitter, hit a ground ball to second.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2008 |
Democrat Warren Furutani is the overwhelming favorite in the Feb. 5 special election for the vacant 55th Assembly District seat, but he'll need to run again later this year if he wants to keep the post for more than a few months. The special election was called when Assemblywoman Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) captured the 37th Congressional District seat left vacant by the death last year of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011
The new districts alter the legislative landscape. Draft maps provoked objections that led to modifications. WINNERS Democrats: They are now within reach of obtaining a coveted two-thirds majority in the state Senate. They are also poised to pick up a handful seats in Congress. Latino activists: Latinos will represent a voting majority in 10 more legislative and congressional districts than at present, a development that has already emboldened many Latino candidates to run. Among the new Latino-majority seats is a long-sought congressional district in the San Fernando Valley and another in San Diego.