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?
November 24, 2006 |
The three related one-acts in Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home," now at the Lost Studio, don't have a lot of action, per se. For the most part, the characters simply chat. However, those trivial, epic interchanges can be stunning in their emotional impact. A great humanist, Foote understands that fate is the villain in most of life's melodramas. It's fitting that his daughter, Hallie Foote, who starred in the 1982 premiere of "Home," has co-produced this excellent production.
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.
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.
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.