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November 10, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
The state Senate seat vacated by the death of Jenny Oropeza is drawing the interest of some high-profile Los Angeles County politicians, including L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn and Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who on Tuesday became the first to announce that he is in the race. Oropeza died Oct. 20 after a long illness, but because voters in the 28th Senate District reelected her last week, the governor will call a special election after the new term begins in January. The district stretches from Long Beach to Marina del Rey. Other potential candidates include Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D-Gardena)
November 13, 1998
State Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) said Thursday that he will not run for the District 7 City Council seat soon to be vacated by Richard Alarcon, who has been elected to the state Senate. "It looks like I will stay in Sacramento, barring any outrageous events," Cardenas said in a phone interview. His decision leaves the field open to several possible candidates.
March 9, 2011 | By David Zahniser and Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Six members of the Los Angeles City Council were pulling ahead of their challengers in Tuesday's election, despite a year in which council members struggled to get a handle on a sweeping budget crisis. Nine of 10 ballot measures were sailing to victory, including one to trim pension benefits for newly hired police and firefighters and another that would allocate more money for libraries that were cut back in the wake of fiscal woes. Voters approved a tax on medical marijuana.
December 8, 1998
Corina Alarcon, the wife of outgoing City Councilman Richard Alarcon, Alex Padilla, an aide to state Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar), and a teenage college student have announced that they will run for Alarcon's council seat. They will compete in a special election in April in the northeast San Fernando Valley's 7th Council District, which Richard Alarcon is leaving for the state Senate.
December 15, 1998
Corina Alarcon said Mayor Richard Riordan has endorsed her candidacy for the Los Angeles City Council seat vacated by her husband, solidifying her front-runner status in the race to represent the north San Fernando Valley's 7th District. Alarcon, who filed papers Friday to begin fund-raising for the race, is the wife of Richard Alarcon, who held the seat until he joined the state Senate on Monday.
December 9, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
Ready for Hillary, the independent effort prodding former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, held events Monday in the Los Angeles area courting high-profile Hollywood backers. "Building a historic movement like this requires resources and lots of energy,” said Michael Trujillo, a senior advisor to the super PAC. “Tonight we planted the seeds for both.” Previous events here have raised money for the group -- one of two independent efforts focused on a potential Clinton run -- but the two on Monday were deemed informational.
January 1, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Samantha Schaefer
Los Angeles' inaugural push to stage a New Year's Eve bash rivaling those in other major cities became so crowded that organizers shut down the gates before midnight, leaving thousands to watch the show from side streets. An estimated 25,000 revelers jammed into Grand Park in downtown to hear DJs spin electronic beats, to browse art installations and to pose for photographs in front of brightly-lit fountains, said Howard Sherman, chief operating officer of the Music Center, which helped organize the event.
December 24, 2000
Re "Valley VOTE, Civil Rights," Letters to the Valley Edition, Dec. 17. This Valleyite lives in the Northeast Valley, which had the highest percent of signatures by voters on the petitions for a study of possible secession from Los Angels. Fifty-four percent of the people of Pacoima and 50% in Sylmar [were] in favor of the Local Agency Formation Commission study, while only 19% in Toluca Lake, 27% in Studio City and 30% in Tarzana, Encino and Sherman Oaks signed. So much for the myth that the wealthy "elite" are behind this secession movement.
The election to fill the Los Angeles City Council seat soon to be vacated by Richard Alarcon, who was elected to the state Senate, will take place April 13, the City Council decided Friday. Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) had expressed interest in replacing Alarcon, but Cardenas decided not to run this week, surprising many politicos and leaving the field of candidates wide open.
March 12, 2000
Michael Trujillo, a Pierce College student majoring in political science, does more than merely study politics. At 18 a member of the city's Commission on Children, Youth and Their Families and at 19 a candidate for the City Council's 7th District, the now 21-year-old activist recently organized a political action committee for young people.
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