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April 25, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police Chief Daryl F. Gates testified in a lawsuit Wednesday that he gave an oral reprimand to his second in command for using a department computer to circulate information against a political activist during a 1989 Pasadena city election. The Superior Court suit filed by Michael Zinzun, a longtime activist against police abuse, claimed that Assistant Chief Robert L.
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December 26, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Make a new entry on the list of California political stratagems: Santa spin. Both combatants are invoking the bipartisan charisma of Old St. Nick in a high-spending and oddly timed special election set for Tuesday to fill a state Senate seat from southern San Diego County. Steve Peace, a Democratic assemblyman seeking to move up after 11 years, has Santa's cap hanging from the A in his last name on his red-and-white campaign signs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN and JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Only two years ago, term limits forced Richard Katz out of office at the pinnacle of his power. Before he left the capital, he was a Democratic leader and an influential Sacramento pol who was credited with masterminding his party's return to power in the Assembly. On Thursday, Katz apparently closed the book on his storied 16-year political career when he withdrew a legal challenge to the state Senate primary he lost in June.
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August 15, 2000 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pockets of cable television viewers taking in a cooking demonstration or catching up with CNN's overseas news last spring found themselves suddenly gazing at the image of a police officer endorsing Inglewood-based state Senate hopeful Ed Vincent. For years, longtime officeholder Vincent built his campaigns around a legislative candidate's traditional weapon of choice: carefully targeted mailings.
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March 31, 2001 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most of the 13 candidates for Glendale City Council share a popular view: They want a financially stable city with more parks and less hillside development. Many describe Glendale as being at a crossroads--a once-small town bursting at the seams, whose decisions in the next few years will be critical in guiding its future.
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May 17, 2001 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton: City of PhDs That might be the unofficial campaign theme of Mayor Omar Bradley and his slate of candidates and elected supporters. Bradley, facing a June 5 runoff election, boasts of a doctoral degree. His chosen candidate in Compton's 2nd Council District, Compton College board member Melanie Andrews, refers to herself as Dr. Andrews in campaign materials.
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October 9, 1994 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not long ago, people trying to reelect Gov. Pete Wilson tested two versions of a TV commercial about immigration. One was a mostly positive spot about Wilson's goals. The other was mostly an attack on his opponent, Kathleen Brown. Guess which one the test audience loved? "They saw the negative spot and said . . . 'Oh, powerful.' It seemed more honest," said one of the campaign officials involved. It is that kind of year.
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March 7, 1998 | CATHLEEN DECKER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
With a tacit acknowledgment of the political importance of her gender, Rep. Jane Harman opened her campaign for governor Friday by leaping aboard the bipartisan bandwagon seeking to improve California's faltering education system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's political watchdog agency ruled Thursday that campaign limits do not apply to the candidates for a panel that could rewrite the city's 72-year-old charter, opening the door for massive contributions from wealthy politicians and unions.
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November 1, 1996 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sally Alexander, 82, is up before it gets light. She always is, but this is going to be a particularly busy day. Let's see: Meet newspaper reporter at 7:15, then go meet President Clinton. Rendezvous with German TV news crew. Meet Associated Press photographer and pose for pictures. Address senior citizens. Start volunteers handing out leaflets in Huntington Harbour. Pose with Boogie board down by the pier.
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