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May 21, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Leon Ralph, who in 1976 unexpectedly gave up his South-Central Los Angeles Assembly seat for a Sacramento-area ministry, is seeking to resurrect his political career and win back a seat in the Legislature. Once part of the Assembly leadership, Ralph is attempting a comeback in the June 7 Democratic primary in southeast Los Angeles County's 54th Assembly District, where he faces stiff opposition from Willard H. Murray, an aide to Rep. Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton).
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February 10, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Leon D. Ralph, a once-powerful state legislator who in 1976 abruptly left politics to accept a calling to the ministry, died Tuesday at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He was 74. The cause of death has not been determined, his wife, Ruth Banda-Ralph, said. Ralph was born and raised in Richmond, Va., the son of a Pullman porter and an entrepreneur. During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force and later settled in Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Bishop Leon D. Ralph, a once-powerful state legislator who in 1976 abruptly left politics to accept a calling to the ministry, died Tuesday at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He was 74. The cause of death has not been determined, his wife, Ruth Banda-Ralph, said. Ralph was born and raised in Richmond, Va., the son of a Pullman porter and an entrepreneur. During the Korean War, he served in the Air Force and later settled in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Leon Ralph, who in 1976 unexpectedly gave up his South-Central Los Angeles Assembly seat for a Sacramento-area ministry, is seeking to resurrect his political career and win back a seat in the Legislature. Once part of the Assembly leadership, Ralph is attempting a comeback in the June 7 Democratic primary in southeast Los Angeles County's 54th Assembly District, where he faces stiff opposition from Willard H. Murray, an aide to Rep. Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1987
Funeral services for state Treasurer Jesse M. Unruh are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. Unruh, who was 64, died of prostate cancer Tuesday at his Marina del Rey home. Bishop Leon Ralph, a former Democratic legislator who served in the Assembly when Unruh was Speaker, will preside. Private interment services will be held separately. In lieu of flowers, Unruh's family is requesting that donations be made to the Jesse M.
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May 1, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said he believes that Willard H. Murray would be the best Democratic candidate to challenge freshman Assemblyman Paul E. Zeltner (R-Lakewood) in the November general election. Murray, 57, who is on leave as an aide to Rep. Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton), is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 54th Assembly District against Leon Ralph, 55, a former assemblyman who once represented part of the district. "If Willard Murray asks me to support him, I will support him. .
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May 8, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown said he believes that Willard H. Murray would be the best Democratic candidate to challenge freshman Assemblyman Paul E. Zeltner (R-Lakewood) in the November general election. Murray, 57, who is on leave as an aide to Rep. Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton), is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 54th Assembly District against Leon Ralph, 55, a former assemblyman who once represented part of the district. "If Willard Murray asks me to support him, I will support him. .
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November 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
An assemblyman, an ex-senator who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges and several former local officials are stiffing the state for more than $500,000 in fines, California's political watchdog said this week. The Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday released the names of a dozen current or former officials who have made the agency's "deadbeat list" and said it will go after their salaries, tax refunds and property to cover the debts. The 12 include Assemblyman Willard H.
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November 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
An assemblyman, an ex-senator who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges and several former local officials are stiffing the state for more than $500,000 in fines, California's political watchdog said Thursday. The Fair Political Practices Commission released the names of a dozen current or former officials who have made the agency's "deadbeat list" and said it would go after their salaries, tax refunds and property to cover the debts. The 12 include Assemblyman Willard H. Murray Jr.
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April 17, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to get an early start on his reelection campaign, freshman Assemblyman Paul E. Zeltner (R-Lakewood) decided to have 48,000 solicitation letters mailed to voters in his 54th District. Instead, the appeals for support and contributions were mailed to voters in the 60th District of Assemblywoman Sally Tanner (D-El Monte). Zeltner even sent Tanner one of the letters, which were addressed "Dear Friend."
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April 17, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to get an early start on his reelection campaign, freshman Assemblyman Paul E. Zeltner (R-Lakewood) decided to have 48,000 solicitation letters mailed to voters in his 54th District. Instead, the appeals for support and contributions were mailed to voters in the 60th District of Assemblywoman Sally Tanner (D-El Monte). Zeltner even sent Tanner one of the letters, which were addressed "Dear Friend."
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April 1, 1994 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's midnight movie madness as the Nuart launches "Spider Baby," which will play Friday and the next two Fridays, while the Sunset 5 will show "Memoirs of a Madman" Fridays and Saturdays for at least a month, also starting Friday. Both are horror pictures with crazies on the loose. Neither film fulfills the midnight movie ideal, which calls for outrageous, disreputable fun or for pictures that are so bad they're good.
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