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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2008 |
A legal ethics watchdog group Wednesday called on the House Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) for actions surrounding the foreclosure of her Sacramento home and defaults on her homes in San Pedro and Long Beach. William Marshall, a spokesman for Richardson, called the complaint "pretty mean-spirited. It rehashes old news." He said the House ethics counsel last week met with the congresswoman and said her ethics statement met House rules.
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?
February 9, 2010 |
Before dawn, in the waters of Long Beach's Back Channel, three tugboats struggle to control the container ship MSC Texas as it approaches the Gerald Desmond Bridge. What happens next represents one of the greatest tests of skill and nerve at the two seaports that form the nation's busiest shipping complex. The bridge is so low that the ship -- one-fifth of a mile long but dwarfed by newer vessels -- can pass below only under optimal conditions. Three pilots are onboard to monitor the ship's position at all times; it squeezes underneath the bridge's deck with just a few feet to spare.
November 22, 2012 |
This might be tough for parents who want to swoop in and fix their children's every problem, but a study found that half of the teenagers who screened positive for depression got better in six weeks without treatment. Two aspects of the teenagers' conditions seemed to predict whether the depression would ease without treatment: the severity of the symptoms and whether the symptoms persisted for six weeks, the researchers, led by Dr. Laura Richardson of Seattle Children's Research Institute, said in an article published this week in the journal Pediatrics.
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.
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
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.