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September 20, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that the sun has set on that rollicking rite of fall in Sacramento--the frantic deal making, lobbying and maneuvering that cap the annual legislative session--San Fernando Valley lawmakers look back with satisfaction, boasting more successes than failures. As might be expected for a Democrat-controlled Legislature working with a Democratic governor for the first time in 16 years, Democrats, who make up the bulk of the local delegation, appeared happier than Republicans. But working with Gov.
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September 20, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now that the sun has set on that rollicking rite of fall in Sacramento--the frantic deal making, lobbying and maneuvering that cap the annual legislative session--San Fernando Valley lawmakers look back with satisfaction, boasting more successes than failures. As might be expected for a Democrat-controlled Legislature working with a Democratic governor for the first time in 16 years, Democrats, who make up the bulk of the local delegation, appeared happier than Republicans. But working with Gov.
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October 19, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former boot salesman, U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon knows the importance of a good fit. The Santa Clarita Republican is seeking his fourth term, and for the first time, faces no major party opposition. The reason: "I fit the district very well," McKeon said. "It's a very conservative district, and I'm conservative." Of course there are other reasons Democratic challengers have kept away, including the power of incumbency and money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1998 | JULIE TAMAKI and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former boot salesman, U.S. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon knows the importance of a good fit. The Santa Clarita Republican is seeking his fourth term, and for the first time, faces no major party opposition. The reason: "I fit the district very well," McKeon said. "It's a very conservative district, and I'm conservative." Of course there are other reasons Democratic challengers have kept away, including the power of incumbency and money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1997 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) is sitting in a Capitol office in Sacramento because of term limits. Former San Fernando Valley Assembly members Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) and Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) are sitting at home in the Valley because of the same law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is a smooth former judge, the other a self-described "recovering nerd." One meticulously festooned his new congressional office with near-museum quality political memorabilia. The other hasn't had time for any decorating. One is freshman Republican Congressman James Rogan and the other is freshman Democrat Brad Sherman, the Valley's two newcomers to Congress, who were sworn in at the Capitol Tuesday along with the rest of the 105th Congress on a crisp, clear winter day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1997 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former San Fernando Valley legislators, forced from the Assembly by term limits, have been named to well-paying posts on separate state commissions. Former Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) will make as much as a member of the California Medical Commission--$75,600 a year--as he did as a lawmaker. And former Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) will earn $38,094 annually for sitting on the California Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority.
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March 13, 1995 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buoyed by the promise of a new era of bipartisan cooperation, the San Fernando Valley-area Capitol delegation is pushing an ambitious range of bills to tackle an array of local concerns--from crime to seismic hazards to insurance rip-offs. The eight Assembly members and five state senators who represent portions of the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas have drawn up nearly 400 bills they want to see signed into law during the 1995-96 legislative session.
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June 26, 1994 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of painstaking work on health care reform, the conflicting efforts of San Fernando Valley area Reps. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and Carlos J. Moorhead (R-Glendale) remain mired in a prolonged legislative stalemate--even as other proposals move toward the House and Senate floors. In fact, the two veteran lawmakers reflect the partisan polarization that has prevented the Energy and Commerce Committee--on which both hold key leadership posts--from moving a bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Being a freshman usually means being at the bottom of the heap, the end of the line, the butt of jokes. But that isn't always the case for area rookie lawmakers, who wielded unprecedented power in Sacramento during their first year in office and guided key legislation through the capital's politically charged process.
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February 10, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marking his rise in the political ranks, freshman Rep. James Rogan has become a top candidate to fill the seat on the Judiciary Committee that became vacant with the death of Sonny Bono. If Rogan (R-Glendale) is approved for the appointment later this week, he would be the only freshman allowed to sit on the panel while simultaneously holding a coveted seat on the Commerce Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Being a freshman usually means being at the bottom of the heap, the end of the line, the butt of jokes. But that isn't always the case for area rookie lawmakers, who wielded unprecedented power in Sacramento during their first year in office and guided key legislation through the capital's politically charged process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1997 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR.
Before too long, Tony Cardenas is bound to bring up economic development for the northeast San Fernando Valley. Cardenas, who in November was elected the first Latino state legislator from the Valley, pictures a setup in which local businesses--especially mom-and-pop shops--eagerly and routinely pursue expansion options. Loans are available, so businesses grow, jobs are created and life is good, he says.
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April 24, 1997 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman George Runner (R-Lancaster) is sitting in a Capitol office in Sacramento because of term limits. Former San Fernando Valley Assembly members Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) and Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) are sitting at home in the Valley because of the same law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Pasadena) has established a sub-field office at the Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, where, starting today, his chief deputy will hold open office hours once a month. Scott, a former president of Pasadena City College, won his Assembly seat in November, defeating Republican incumbent Bill Hoge. His 44th Assembly District includes the Sunland-Tujunga community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1997 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When legislation aimed at giving the Valley a chance to break away from Los Angeles fizzled last August, many Capitol watchers predicted the issue was as dead as the Delta air on that muggy summer night the bill was done in. What a difference six months--and an election--make. Not only is the issue back this year, it is back on the fast track. Many Democrats and Republicans say they expect a bill to whiz through the Legislature.
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November 1, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One lawmaker set out to whittle down the state bureaucracy, filing bills to abolish seven boards and commissions. Another made splitting up the huge Los Angeles Unified School District look like a distinct possibility. Others tackled crime, the economy and health care measures in a year when it seemed foolish not to. For some San Fernando Valley area lawmakers, the 1993 legislative year shaped up to be a heady period of hard-won victories.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
Assemblyman Jack Scott (D-Pasadena) has established a sub-field office at the Sunland-Tujunga Chamber of Commerce, where, starting today, his chief deputy will hold open office hours once a month. Scott, a former president of Pasadena City College, won his Assembly seat in November, defeating Republican incumbent Bill Hoge. His 44th Assembly District includes the Sunland-Tujunga community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1997 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former San Fernando Valley legislators, forced from the Assembly by term limits, have been named to well-paying posts on separate state commissions. Former Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) will make as much as a member of the California Medical Commission--$75,600 a year--as he did as a lawmaker. And former Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) will earn $38,094 annually for sitting on the California Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1997 | JAMES BORNEMEIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is a smooth former judge, the other a self-described "recovering nerd." One meticulously festooned his new congressional office with near-museum quality political memorabilia. The other hasn't had time for any decorating. One is freshman Republican Congressman James Rogan and the other is freshman Democrat Brad Sherman, the Valley's two newcomers to Congress, who were sworn in at the Capitol Tuesday along with the rest of the 105th Congress on a crisp, clear winter day.
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