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February 15, 1990 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost 12 years ago, challenger Joseph B. Montoya drove veteran Sen. Alfred H. Song from the Legislature with a pointed reminder to voters that Song was under investigation by the FBI for suspected political corruption. The tables turned Feb. 7 when Montoya himself was convicted of seven federal corruption counts of using his Senate office for personal gain. Song was never charged with a crime, but he went into political oblivion.
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September 14, 1999
Three local congressmen are urging federal officials to reject a draft agreement for a new Burbank Airport terminal, saying that it includes a ban on easterly takeoffs that would force more noise on their constituents to the west. In a Sept. 10 letter to Federal Aviation Administration chief Jane Garvey, Reps. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Henry A.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1999
Three local congressmen are urging federal officials to reject a draft agreement for a new Burbank Airport terminal, saying that it includes a ban on easterly takeoffs that would force more noise on their constituents to the west. In a Sept. 10 letter to Federal Aviation Administration chief Jane Garvey, Reps. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Henry A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the region's subway plans foundering, San Fernando Valley lawmakers and community leaders agreed Monday the transit system will probably never extend past North Hollywood, and vowed to instead begin work on a better local bus system. "We must finish the subway, declare victory and move on to other forms of technology that are affordable," said County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
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August 18, 1995 | MATT LAIT and ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Facing a deadline from the governor to develop a comprehensive bankruptcy recovery package for Orange County by next week, local and state officials on Thursday worked feverishly to cobble together a plan that would be both widely supported by all parties and financially viable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing a crackdown on illegal immigration, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Wednesday he wants his new task force on immigration reform--which includes three of the San Fernando Valley's five congressmen--to prepare comprehensive recommendations by the end of June. In a sign of the bipartisan importance that the issue has taken on, Democrats and Republicans alike have signed on to Gingrich's task force, which held its first meeting in private on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Fernando Valley congressmen requested nearly $7.6 million in federal funds Wednesday for water and recreation projects in the Sepulveda Basin, Los Angeles River and Hansen Dam. The lawmakers, who appeared before the House Appropriations subcommittee on energy and water development on its annual "California Day," were told that they face tough competition for especially scarce funds. "We're in a heap of trouble," said Rep. Vic Fazio (D-West Sacramento), the panel's second-ranking Democrat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) ranked third among House members in collecting campaign funds from the entertainment industry and savings and loans, while Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) was second in receiving health-care industry contributions in 1989-90, a new national study says. The survey also found that both Waxman and Rep. Carlos J. Moorhead (R-Glendale) raised more than half of their funds from political action committees and Rep. Anthony C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles riots have triggered a rare election-year dialogue among San Fernando Valley political leaders about the causes and cures of urban unrest--even though their own suburban domains were largely untouched by the disorder. "We can't draw a line on a map and keep it out," said state Assemblyman Terry B. Friedman (D-Los Angeles), referring to the fallout from the riots. State Assemblywoman Paula L. Boland (R-Granada Hills) agreed.
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June 24, 1993 | DAN MORAIN and DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite its large delegation and powerful political pull, Los Angeles County has been outmaneuvered in the fight for scarce state tax dollars in this year's budget battle. The result stands to be harsh. In the fiscal year starting July 1, Los Angeles County will lose $299 million in local property tax revenue, about half of what will be taken from all 58 counties, revised estimates showed Wednesday. The proposed cuts have left county supervisors clamoring for political revenge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995 | Times researcher Cecilia Rasmussen and correspondents Maki Becker, James Benning, John Cox, Stephen Gregory, Tracy Johnson, Mary Moore, Susan Steinberg, Steve Ryfle, and Richard Winton
Restrictions on bullet sales were tightened in some cities but loosened in one in 1995. Some local lawmakers joined forces with school officials, approving laws that crack down on students who skip school. A sampling of laws enacted in 1995: Los Angeles Alarms--Hoping to reduce the number of false alarms that police must answer, an $80 fine will be levied against owners of security alarm systems that generate more than four false alarms in a 12-month period.
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December 9, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walter R. Tucker III is the fourth California congressman convicted of a crime while holding office. Before Tucker, the most recent case involved Rep. Andrew J. Hinshaw (R-Newport Beach), who was found guilty in state court on Jan. 26, 1976, of taking bribes while Orange County's assessor. Hinshaw's case illustrates a little-known aspect of congressional disciplinary rules. A felony conviction does not automatically bar a member from continuing to sit in the House of Representatives.
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August 18, 1995 | MATT LAIT and ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Facing a deadline from the governor to develop a comprehensive bankruptcy recovery package for Orange County by next week, local and state officials on Thursday worked feverishly to cobble together a plan that would be both widely supported by all parties and financially viable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a bang of his gavel, Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon, a brand-new subcommittee chairman, has just called a meeting to order and is trying to trudge ahead. But his Democratic colleagues are waging partisan war, attempting to exploit the Santa Clarita congressman's inexperience. They're stalling. They're arguing.
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March 16, 1995 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vowing a crackdown on illegal immigration, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Wednesday he wants his new task force on immigration reform--which includes three of the San Fernando Valley's five congressmen--to prepare comprehensive recommendations by the end of June. In a sign of the bipartisan importance that the issue has taken on, Democrats and Republicans alike have signed on to Gingrich's task force, which held its first meeting in private on Wednesday.
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January 1, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For as many years a they have been in Congress--be it 2 or 16--Julian C. Dixon, Maxine Waters and Lucille Roybal-Allard have turned their liberal Democratic dogma into action, winning legislative victories for their central Los Angeles districts.
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June 23, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Senate President Pro Tem David Roberti urged his colleagues to "get a life." Assemblyman Pete Knight ignored a personal pitch from the governor. And state Sen. Don Rogers broke with a longstanding tradition. That was the scene over the last two nights as San Fernando Valley-area lawmakers joined their colleagues in the Senate and Assembly in passing a $52.1-billion budget in sessions that lasted into the wee hours of the morning.
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April 11, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two San Gabriel Valley Assemblymen ascended to the state Senate on Tuesday with victories in separate special elections for neighboring districts. Assemblyman Frank Hill (R-Whittier) had an almost 2-to-1 lead with 99% of the precincts reporting in the 31st Senate District. The four-term legislator will replace state Sen. William Campbell (R-Hacienda Heights), who resigned last December after serving more than 20 years in the Legislature. Assemblyman Charles M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican plans to cut off funding for more than two dozen special-interest caucuses on Capitol Hill--from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to the Congressional Hunger Caucus--will affect every member of the San Fernando Valley's congressional delegation. Valley lawmakers, however, are divided on the merits of the plan, which would do away with with 28 of the so-called "legislative service organizations" now operating with taxpayer money. Rep. Howard P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While voter skepticism about political promises may be at an all-time high, San Fernando Valley politicians nevertheless joined in a nationwide flurry of soulful pledge-making Tuesday. In Woodland Hills, GOP congressional candidate Richard Sybert signed the "Republican Contract With America," a 19-page GOP manifesto for reforming the federal government and then showed up on the doorstep of his foe, incumbent Rep. Anthony C. Beilenson (D-Woodland Hills), and urged him to sign it too.
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