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July 4, 2009 | Richard Simon and Kate Linthicum
The Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, a job-training facility in one of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods, is threatened with receiving no federal money at a time of high unemployment -- simply because of its name. The center has become a victim of a move on Capitol Hill to block funding for projects that bear the monikers of sitting lawmakers. "It doesn't seem fair that rich private entities can get funded and this poor school cannot," said Rep.
March 14, 2009 | Richard Simon
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) on Friday defended her efforts to help minority-owned banks -- including one with ties to her husband -- scoffing at the notion that she, a liberal Democrat, could influence the Bush administration in deciding what financial institutions would receive bailout funds.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Tuesday led about 20 angry residents of the Imperial Courts housing project to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where they accused police of continually harassing and abusing tenants in the sprawling complex. "Please call off the dogs," the Los Angeles Democrat told commission members. "Keep them from abusing the people." Waters and the residents alleged that, since the Nov.
August 14, 2010 | By Richard Simon and Lisa Mascaro
In her most spirited defense against ethics charges, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) denied Friday that she had used her influence to aid a bank in which her husband has a financial interest, and attacked ethics investigators for drawing the wrong conclusion from her lifetime of work to aid minority-owned businesses. "I won't cut a deal," Waters said in her first Capitol Hill news conference since charges were brought. Her nearly hour-and-a-half response featured a PowerPoint presentation, led by her chief of staff, aimed at rebutting the charges.
August 3, 2010 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
A congressional panel set the stage Monday for an ethics trial for Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, over her actions involving a bank with ties to her husband that received federal bailout funds. Without detailing the accusations, the House Ethics Committee released an investigative report that found "substantial reason" to believe that Waters may have violated ethics rules. The case centers on a meeting Waters set up in September 2008, during the financial crisis, between Treasury Department officials and representatives of minority-owned banks.
August 25, 1985 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
The bodies of Vincent Zazzara, 64, and his wife Maxine, 44, were found by a business acquaintance in their ranch-style Whittier home on the morning of March 29. Zazzara, who was shot in the head, was found lying on the living room couch with a bullet in his head. His wife was found in a bedroom. She had been stabbed to death. The assailant apparently entered through an open door sometime between March 27 and 29.
August 10, 2010 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
As Rep. Maxine Waters was warned against interceding on behalf of a bank with ties to her husband, her chief of staff, who is also her grandson, was "actively involved" in working to help the institution, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Monday that accuses the longtime Los Angeles political figure of three ethics violations. Waters was accused of violating three rules — one that requires its members to "behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House," a second that prohibits lawmakers from using their influence for personal benefit and a third forbidding the dispensing of favors.
August 4, 1988 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
You don't have to meet Maxine of Maxine's Seafood Cafe to meet Maxine, if you know what I mean. She is the larger-than-life presence at the cafe. You feel her, you see her and you hear her. Mostly hear her. "Do you have the swordfish order," she asks the busboy in a piercing whine that reminds you of moms reprimanding their bratty kids. The response by the busboy is in low tones. From across the room we can't tell if the busboy has the swordfish order or not.
October 3, 1990
Maxine Adams, who operated Pete's Corn Stand in Van Nuys for about 20 years, has died in Panorama City at age 76. Mrs. Adams died Wednesday of heart failure, said her daughter, Joanne Fallet. In the early 1940s, she began working with Pete Masciotra at Pete's Corn Stand at Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards. A second stand, replacing the first, was established on Van Nuys Boulevard north of Ventura Boulevard and continued to offer vegetables, fruit, pumpkins and Christmas trees.
March 24, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Maxine Haynes, 85, a nurse who brought down the color barrier in Seattle's hospital nursing ranks, died Sunday at her home in Seattle. The cause of death was not reported. Born Maxine Pitter to one of the city's early black families, she enrolled at the University of Washington in 1936 when there were fewer than two dozen black students on campus, but was denied admission to the nursing school because of dormitory segregation. She earned a degree in sociology in 1941.
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