September 5, 1990 |
In a move to keep his state Senate seat in the family, Sen. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) has resigned so that his wife, Patti, can run for the office in a special election this fall. The maneuver gives Patti Garamendi a significant advantage over her chief rival, Assemblyman Patrick Johnston (D-Stockton), who has long planned to run for the seat if Garamendi is elected state insurance commissioner. Johnston, who is on the Nov.
July 19, 1993 |
EASTWARD HO: California Democrats are still plucking plum posts in the Clinton Administration. Sources say Patti Garamendi, a three-time loser in campaigns for the state Assembly, state Senate and Congress, looks to be a winner at the Peace Corps. Garamendi was once a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia with her husband, John, the California insurance commissioner. She is expected to take charge of recruiting and public relations at the agency started by former President John F. Kennedy. . . . M.
October 28, 1990 |
Assemblyman Patrick Johnston, no stranger to the turbulence of legislative campaigns, finds himself in the awkward spot of asking constituents to vote for him twice on Nov. 6--once for the Assembly and again for the state Senate. Is he greedy? Power hungry? No, says the five-term Stockton Democrat. Johnston complains that he was forced into seeking two offices simultaneously because of a maneuver by a Democratic "power couple"--former state Sen.
November 10, 1992 |
Republican Ken Calvert moved ahead of Democrat Mark Takano by about 400 votes during a count of absentee ballots in the 43rd Congressional District, election officials said Monday. Calvert, a real estate broker, claimed victory, saying he doubted that there was any chance the lead would change hands again. But Takano, a teacher and community college trustee, said he had not given up hope and might seek a recount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2001 |
Less than a month after completing a four-year national campaign to get 1 million youths to plant 1 million trees, the teenagers at the El Segundo nonprofit Tree Musketeers are already looking to break their record. On Friday the youth-run environmental group kicked off its second national campaign by planting a tree on a strip of grass just south of Los Angeles International Airport on Imperial Highway; it was the same spot where the organization planted its first tree 13 years ago.
July 6, 1990
95 days left to register to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline. 123 days left until the Nov. 6 general election. INTELLIGENCE Gender on parade: Pete Wilson contends that the gubernatorial race against Dianne Feinstein will not be decided on the basis of gender--but just in case, he has rallied a host of prominent women Republicans to campaign on his behalf.