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May 26, 2010
Tony Strickland Party: Republican Occupation: State senator Age: 40, born at Ft. Ord, Calif. City of residence: Moorpark Personal: Married, two children Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Whittier College Career highlights: Aide to then-Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R- Thousand Oaks), 1996-98. Assemblyman, 1998 to 2004. State senator, 2008 to present. Platform: Focus on auditing state spending, "maximize dollars" the state collects in taxes, support offshore oil drilling project near Santa Barbara.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2010
Tony Strickland Party: Republican Occupation: State senator Age: 40, born at Ft. Ord, Calif. City of residence: Moorpark Personal: Married, two children Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Whittier College Career highlights: Aide to then-Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R- Thousand Oaks), 1996-98. Assemblyman, 1998 to 2004. State senator, 2008 to present. Platform: Focus on auditing state spending, "maximize dollars" the state collects in taxes, support offshore oil drilling project near Santa Barbara.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
A Ventura County jury Friday acquitted the chief of staff of a state assemblywoman on charges of assaulting protesters outside a political fundraiser last year. Jose "Joel" Angeles, the top aide to Assemblywoman Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), was found not guilty of misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from a scuffle in which a 69-year-old Episcopal priest alleged that he was body-slammed by Angeles. Angeles testified during the trial that it was he who had been roughed up during the scuffle, and that he had not hit or shoved anyone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
A Ventura County jury Friday acquitted the chief of staff of a state assemblywoman on charges of assaulting protesters outside a political fundraiser last year. Jose "Joel" Angeles, the top aide to Assemblywoman Audra Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks), was found not guilty of misdemeanor criminal charges stemming from a scuffle in which a 69-year-old Episcopal priest alleged that he was body-slammed by Angeles. Angeles testified during the trial that it was he who had been roughed up during the scuffle, and that he had not hit or shoved anyone.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
I read with interest your report on Oliver North's visit to Ventura County. I must say that I agree with Mr. North on two points: 1. "We need better government at each level." 2. We must oust "career party hacks" controlled by special interest groups. That's why I can't for the life of me understand why Mr. North was campaigning for Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks). McClintock, more than anyone else in the Legislature, personifies what Mr. North thinks is wrong with our system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1990 | KENNETH R. WEISS
Oliver North, who gained national fame for his role in the Iran-Contra affair, is scheduled as the guest speaker at a $125-a-plate fund-raising luncheon for Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks). The Sept. 29 event will be the second time North has campaigned for McClintock. His last appearance in 1988 sold out two weeks in advance.
OPINION
January 22, 2003
In "Braking Budget Roller Coaster" (Commentary, Jan. 16), Peter Navarro critiqued Assemblyman John Campbell's proposal to limit state spending to the combination of inflation and population growth. He stated, "Unlike the 'slash and shrink' proposals of conservatives like Republican Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks, Campbell's would allow state government to grow within defined limits." Navarro is seriously misinformed. I introduced the same growth formula as Assemblyman Campbell's last session as Senate Constitutional Amendment 16 and am doing so again this year as head of the Senate Republican task force on spending caps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1999
Property taxes are supposed to be an equal burden on everyone. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Some senior citizens, in Leisure City where I live and throughout Ventura County, are paying as much as 400% more than the norm because of a technicality. In 1988 the voters of California approved Proposition 90, which gave each county the option of allowing residents older than 55 to take the property tax base of their old home with them if they bought a new home of equal or lesser value elsewhere.
OPINION
April 13, 2006
Re " ... It's a major mistake," Opinion, April 11 State Sen. Tom McClintock's article is an example of the misinformation that permeates the minimum-wage debate. It's time to get the facts straight. The vast majority (83%) of workers earning within a dollar of the state's minimum wage are adults, ages 20 to 64. More than half (56%) are adults who work full time. Among California's families with minimum-wage workers, two in five (38%) rely on the minimum wage for all of their family earnings.
OPINION
June 29, 2007
Re "Bipartisan Benedict Arnold," Opinion, June 23 John Ziegler inadvertently demonstrates how you can never please political extremists. The crowd whose "liberal credentials were beyond question" included the author of the black self-reliance manifesto "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America -- and What We Can Do About It" and the business-friendly former governor who promised (and...
OPINION
June 29, 2007
Re "Bipartisan Benedict Arnold," Opinion, June 23 John Ziegler inadvertently demonstrates how you can never please political extremists. The crowd whose "liberal credentials were beyond question" included the author of the black self-reliance manifesto "Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America -- and What We Can Do About It" and the business-friendly former governor who promised (and...
OPINION
April 13, 2006
Re " ... It's a major mistake," Opinion, April 11 State Sen. Tom McClintock's article is an example of the misinformation that permeates the minimum-wage debate. It's time to get the facts straight. The vast majority (83%) of workers earning within a dollar of the state's minimum wage are adults, ages 20 to 64. More than half (56%) are adults who work full time. Among California's families with minimum-wage workers, two in five (38%) rely on the minimum wage for all of their family earnings.
OPINION
October 4, 2003
Liberal advocate Robert Scheer and Republican strategist Dan Schnur (Commentary, Sept. 30) both make valid points, but they limit their persuasiveness by exaggerating. Scheer is right to point out former Gov. Pete Wilson's tax hikes and the unemployment situation in California in the early 1990s. If Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor, it will be crucial to make sure he doesn't follow in the footsteps of his campaign chairman. But Scheer inaccurately calls the state's Republican leadership "right wing."
OPINION
August 24, 2003
I am fairly well known in my profession and have accumulated some wealth in my 61 years. I think I'll run for movie star. I will, of course, start at the top -- a male-action-hero leading man. Why not? When the producer asks for my acting credentials, I won't have any. When the director says I need to hit my marks, I will probably beat up my Groucho doll. When the director says, "Cut," I will look for scissors. Who cares about experience, knowledge, ability to understand, background?
OPINION
January 22, 2003
In "Braking Budget Roller Coaster" (Commentary, Jan. 16), Peter Navarro critiqued Assemblyman John Campbell's proposal to limit state spending to the combination of inflation and population growth. He stated, "Unlike the 'slash and shrink' proposals of conservatives like Republican Sen. Tom McClintock of Thousand Oaks, Campbell's would allow state government to grow within defined limits." Navarro is seriously misinformed. I introduced the same growth formula as Assemblyman Campbell's last session as Senate Constitutional Amendment 16 and am doing so again this year as head of the Senate Republican task force on spending caps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1999
Property taxes are supposed to be an equal burden on everyone. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Some senior citizens, in Leisure City where I live and throughout Ventura County, are paying as much as 400% more than the norm because of a technicality. In 1988 the voters of California approved Proposition 90, which gave each county the option of allowing residents older than 55 to take the property tax base of their old home with them if they bought a new home of equal or lesser value elsewhere.
OPINION
October 4, 2003
Liberal advocate Robert Scheer and Republican strategist Dan Schnur (Commentary, Sept. 30) both make valid points, but they limit their persuasiveness by exaggerating. Scheer is right to point out former Gov. Pete Wilson's tax hikes and the unemployment situation in California in the early 1990s. If Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor, it will be crucial to make sure he doesn't follow in the footsteps of his campaign chairman. But Scheer inaccurately calls the state's Republican leadership "right wing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ernest Siracusa is fed up with the government wasting his money. The 48-year-old Thousand Oaks resident owns a market research company, has a family and has been paying taxes for years. And he doesn't think his elected representatives are doing a good job of spending his tax dollars. "I think we need to have a whole new philosophy of government," Siracusa said. "We need to throw the bastards out of office and put in people that will listen to us."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1991 | PEGGY Y. LEE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ernest Siracusa is fed up with the government wasting his money. The 48-year-old Thousand Oaks resident owns a market research company, has a family and has been paying taxes for years. And he doesn't think his elected representatives are doing a good job of spending his tax dollars. "I think we need to have a whole new philosophy of government," Siracusa said. "We need to throw the bastards out of office and put in people that will listen to us."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
I read with interest your report on Oliver North's visit to Ventura County. I must say that I agree with Mr. North on two points: 1. "We need better government at each level." 2. We must oust "career party hacks" controlled by special interest groups. That's why I can't for the life of me understand why Mr. North was campaigning for Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks). McClintock, more than anyone else in the Legislature, personifies what Mr. North thinks is wrong with our system.
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