CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1990 |
For California liberals, this election generated a sense of deja vu. Like Michael Dukakis, Dianne Feinstein began to reach out to the party's traditional constituencies toward the end of her campaign: minorities, women, labor groups and social activists. She spoke to their concerns and created a sense of excitement. On the days before the election, my Democratic friends told me that the election would be close, and if they worked hard enough, they could pull off a victory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1987 |
For vegetable entrepreneur Beth Bollinger, Friday's ground-breaking ceremony for the $150-million expansion of California State University, Northridge meant one thing: goodby, corn stand. Bollinger's corn stand on Lassen Street near the intersection of Zelzah Avenue has been a San Fernando Valley institution for 35 years.
March 8, 1987 |
Q--How long have you been in radio, Ruth? A--Since '62. Q--So you've been doing it for 25 years? A--Well, no, not the whole time. I went to Europe for awhile. In '65 I was reporting from there. Doing interviews. One day, I threw my tape recorder into the Aegean and went off to live on a Greek island. I gave up an interview with Jean-Paul Sartre when he won the Nobel Prize to go to Greece and be an existentialist. Q--You gave up a Sartre interview to live on a Greek island?
January 28, 2007 |
WITH SUPPORT FROM Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and leaders of both parties in the Legislature, the prospects are looking good that California will move its 2008 presidential primary from June to February. That would put the contest for the largest bloc of delegates (about 12% or so) needed to win a party nomination at the front end of the nominating process, after Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
November 10, 1994 |
It was hard to tell from Tuesday's balloting that Orange County voters ever had any political differences with Gov. Pete Wilson. The incumbent solidly reaffirmed his GOP base while also capturing blocs of local moderates and even voters who identified themselves as liberals, a Los Angeles Times Poll found.
June 23, 1997 |
The war at home over Vietnam had yet to explode in mid-1967. Five hundred American soldiers were dying every month, yet 40% of Americans still supported sending more men. So 30 years ago tonight, when a coalition of 80 antiwar groups staged a march to the Century Plaza Hotel where President Lyndon B. Johnson was being honored, Los Angeles Police Department field commander John A. McAllister expected 1,000 or 2,000 protesters.