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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?
October 31, 2009 | Shane Goldmacher and W.J. Hennigan
Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear. Technically, it's not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one when your next paycheck arrives. As part of a bundle of budget patches adopted in the summer, the state is taking more money now in withholding, even though workers' annual tax bills won't change.
June 16, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
When not in a capital gripped by budget crises, state Sen. Ron Calderon can be found touring his San Gabriel Valley district in a Cadillac STS V8 Luxury Sports Sedan that the state bought for $54,830. The Democrat from Montebello spent an average $83 per week on gasoline last year, charged to California taxpayers on a state-issued card. When legislators' cars need maintenance or are in accidents -- even with spouses or offspring at the wheel -- taxpayers also pay, state records show.
August 18, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
Students of California's history of gold and oil rushes know it's filled with examples of profiteering, conspiracy, influence-peddling and other chicanery. So there's no reason the story should be any different with that liquid gold of the 21st century, water. That's the theme of a lawsuit filed a few weeks ago alleging there's something smelly about how a group of private interests — notably a huge agribusiness owned by the wealthy Southern California couple Stewart and Lynda Resnick — got control of an underground water storage project the state had already spent $75 million to develop.
June 4, 2008 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
As Californians picked favorite candidates in Tuesday's primary elections for 153 legislative and congressional districts, Mervyn Dymally and Roderick "Rod" Wright were locked in a too-close-to-call Democratic contest for a hook-shaped state Senate district that stretches from Inglewood to Rancho Palos Verdes. Fran Pavley was leading Lloyd Levine for the Democratic nomination to represent Malibu and Santa Monica in the Senate.
October 27, 1991
I did not attend the rally against the so-called "Waste of Tax Dollars." The speaker, Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks), is the same guy who proposed tax breaks for people who own Arabian horses. I do not now, nor can I ever, support anyone with his governmental priorities. As some attendee commented, "You vote with your wallet, right?" I do, partially. I also vote with my conscience and my conviction that it is my responsibility to make tomorrow better for our children.
January 12, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA
Assembly candidates Jon Sharkey and Roz McGrath will participate in a public forum tonight sponsored by the Greater Oxnard Organization of Democrats. Sharkey, a Port Hueneme councilman, and McGrath, a Camarillo schoolteacher, are competing in the March 7 primary. The winner will face Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) in the November general election. Strickland's 37th Assembly District includes Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Moorpark and Oxnard.
July 9, 1987 | Associated Press
Beginning Jan. 1, the idle toss of a candy wrapper could cost you five times as much. Gov. George Deukmejian signed a bill Wednesday that would increase the minimum fine for a first littering offense from $20 to $100. The bill, by Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks), also increases the minimum fine for a second offense from $50 to $500. The minimum fine for a third offense remains $750 and the maximum fine for all offenses is $1,000.
February 29, 2008 | Jordan Rau
Timothy A. Simon, nominated to the California Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate. Simon, 52, has been serving on a provisional basis since last February. Four of the five commissioners are Schwarzenegger appointees. The term of the one appointee who was not appointed by Schwarzenegger, Michael R. Peevey, expires at the end of this year. Thursday's vote was 32 to 1, with Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) voting no and three others abstaining.
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