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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 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.
April 22, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Susan P. Kennedy, a charter member of Gov. Gray Davis' senior staff, won Senate confirmation Monday to a seat on the Public Utilities Commission. Kennedy, 42, was approved on a 29-4 bipartisan vote. Davis had appointed her to a six-year term at an annual salary of $114,191. Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) praised her as a person of high integrity. But Sen. Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) noted her role in approving a $96-million contract with Oracle Corp.
April 27, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH
City Councilman Jon Sharkey plans to challenge Assemblyman Tony Strickland (R-Thousand Oaks) for his 37th District seat in 2000. Sharkey, a Democrat, said Monday that he has filed a notice of his intent to run with the Fair Political Practices Commission in Sacramento. By doing so, Sharkey can now raise money and form a committee for his campaign.
April 11, 1999 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
High school students throughout the county can learn how to improve teamwork and leadership skills at a youth conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 1 at Ventura College. Titled "Crossroads," the free event is presented by the Ventura County Leadership Academy. Keith Hawkins, who spent his middle school years homeless, will be the keynote speaker. Although he grew up poor, Hawkins graduated from high school as student body president and earned a bachelor's degree in communications.
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