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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2002
Services for Ralph C. Dills, who served in the state Legislature for 43 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J St., Sacramento. Dills, 92, died Thursday in a nursing home in the Northern California community of Rocklin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2002
Services for Ralph C. Dills, who served in the state Legislature for 43 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Masonic Temple, 1123 J St., Sacramento. Dills, 92, died Thursday in a nursing home in the Northern California community of Rocklin.
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NEWS
May 26, 1994
I was shocked to read state Sen. Bill Lockyer's comments regarding Torrance City Councilman George Nakano's campaign for the Senate against incumbent candidate Ralph C. Dills, as noted in the "Political Notebook" column (May 5). Sen. Lockyer, in commending Sen. Dills for his then-unpopular opposition to Japanese internment camps during World War II, suggests that Councilman Nakano, as a Japanese American, should not run against Dills in deference to the senator's longtime alliance with the Japanese American community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 87, most people would be happy to be alive and in good health, enjoying retirement. But for state Sen. Ralph Dills, the oldest and longest-serving member of the Legislature, it is time instead to consider extending his career--this time as a member of the Assembly.
NEWS
September 4, 1991 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two new Latino-controlled state Senate districts, one in Southern California and one in Northern California, would be created under a bipartisan redistricting plan scheduled to be unveiled today. The plan was said to create a new heavily Latino seat in Los Angeles County by concentrating into one district Latino communities that now are divided among several. The district would be about 67% Latino by population and its registered voters would be about 40% Latino, several sources said.
NEWS
April 14, 1985 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Two state senators plan to introduce legislation that would clear the way for a proposed $66-million trash-to-energy plant in Long Beach that has been blocked by the state Waste Management Board. Sens. Ralph C. Dills (D-Gardena) and Robert G. Beverly (R-Manhattan Beach) will introduce a bill Wednesday that would authorize construction of the plant, according to Long Beach City Manager John Dever.
NEWS
November 5, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With all the anxiety about anti-incumbency fever sweeping entrenched legislators out of office Tuesday, two of California's oldest and longest-serving state senators are counting on catchy advertising slogans to turn their longevity in office to advantage. Democratic Sens. Ralph C. Dills of El Segundo and Leroy F. Greene of Sacramento are in heavily contested races.
NEWS
June 8, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE and ROBERT LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Tuesday's primaries for state legislative seats, an octogenarian senator battling for one more term and an actress-turned-lawyer vying to become the first openly gay member of the Assembly each took early leads in their races. In a Los Angeles-area Senate district stretching from Venice to Long Beach, incumbent Ralph C. Dills, 84, trumpeted his experience as an asset in seeking another four-year term. Dills, a Democrat from El Segundo whose legislative career began in 1938, declared in campaign mailers that he was "too old to quit."
NEWS
June 9, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Buoyed by Tuesday's legislative balloting, Latino politicians are poised to add to their numbers in Sacramento, while gays are excited about the prospect of electing the Legislature's first openly gay politician. In the Inland Empire, the Christian right rallied around the candidacy of conservative Republican Assemblyman Ray Haynes, who scored a surprisingly easy primary victory in the 36th state Senate District primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 87, most people would be happy to be alive and in good health, enjoying retirement. But for state Sen. Ralph Dills, the oldest and longest-serving member of the Legislature, it is time instead to consider extending his career--this time as a member of the Assembly.
NEWS
November 5, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With all the anxiety about anti-incumbency fever sweeping entrenched legislators out of office Tuesday, two of California's oldest and longest-serving state senators are counting on catchy advertising slogans to turn their longevity in office to advantage. Democratic Sens. Ralph C. Dills of El Segundo and Leroy F. Greene of Sacramento are in heavily contested races.
NEWS
November 3, 1994 | TED JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican David Barrett Cohen has hammered state Sen. Ralph C. Dills (D-El Segundo) on his long tenure in office and on taking contributions from special interests. But it was a recent Cohen mailer that especially irked the 84-year-old Dills. It featured Cohen holding a saxophone--long a Dills trademark--and included the slogan "Time to Change the Tune." "He's holding that thing the wrong way," Dills, once a professional sax player, said in his raspy Southwestern drawl.
NEWS
June 9, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE and CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Buoyed by Tuesday's legislative balloting, Latino politicians are poised to add to their numbers in Sacramento, while gays are excited about the prospect of electing the Legislature's first openly gay politician. In the Inland Empire, the Christian right rallied around the candidacy of conservative Republican Assemblyman Ray Haynes, who scored a surprisingly easy primary victory in the 36th state Senate District primary.
NEWS
June 8, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE and ROBERT LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In Tuesday's primaries for state legislative seats, an octogenarian senator battling for one more term and an actress-turned-lawyer vying to become the first openly gay member of the Assembly each took early leads in their races. In a Los Angeles-area Senate district stretching from Venice to Long Beach, incumbent Ralph C. Dills, 84, trumpeted his experience as an asset in seeking another four-year term. Dills, a Democrat from El Segundo whose legislative career began in 1938, declared in campaign mailers that he was "too old to quit."
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | TED JOHNSON and PSYCHE PASCUAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
State Sen. Ralph C. Dills (D-El Segundo), who has served longer than any lawmaker in California history, is hoping to win a seat in a newly drawn district where he is relatively unknown. Dills faces three challengers in the 28th District, which stretches from Long Beach to Venice. He lost much of his existing district when reapportionment scrambled the political landscape two years ago, forcing him to move his voting residence from Gardena to El Segundo.
NEWS
May 26, 1994
I was shocked to read state Sen. Bill Lockyer's comments regarding Torrance City Councilman George Nakano's campaign for the Senate against incumbent candidate Ralph C. Dills, as noted in the "Political Notebook" column (May 5). Sen. Lockyer, in commending Sen. Dills for his then-unpopular opposition to Japanese internment camps during World War II, suggests that Councilman Nakano, as a Japanese American, should not run against Dills in deference to the senator's longtime alliance with the Japanese American community.
NEWS
March 28, 1991
The city has renamed one of its four major parks in honor of state Sen. Ralph C. Dills, whose 30th Senate District includes Paramount. The 81-year-old Democrat, who was in attendance, has represented the area since 1966. More than 1,000 attended the ceremony Saturday at what was formerly Banana Park, which runs beside the Los Angeles River between Rosecrans Avenue and Somerset Boulevard. The long, narrow, nine-acre park, which is shaped like a banana, recently underwent $700,000 in renovations.
NEWS
May 26, 1994 | TED JOHNSON and PSYCHE PASCUAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
State Sen. Ralph C. Dills (D-El Segundo), who has served longer than any lawmaker in California history, is hoping to win a seat in a newly drawn district where he is relatively unknown. Dills faces three challengers in the 28th District, which stretches from Long Beach to Venice. He lost much of his existing district when reapportionment scrambled the political landscape two years ago, forcing him to move his voting residence from Gardena to El Segundo.
NEWS
January 16, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE and GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Inglewood Assemblyman Curtis Tucker Jr. says fellow Democrats are dropping by his office these days to have a little talk. The conversations, it turns out, are aimed at persuading the 37-year-old legislator to drop his plans to run for the state Senate. "Everyone says, 'Gee, why don't you stay in your Assembly seat?' " Tucker said this week.
NEWS
September 4, 1991 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two new Latino-controlled state Senate districts, one in Southern California and one in Northern California, would be created under a bipartisan redistricting plan scheduled to be unveiled today. The plan was said to create a new heavily Latino seat in Los Angeles County by concentrating into one district Latino communities that now are divided among several. The district would be about 67% Latino by population and its registered voters would be about 40% Latino, several sources said.
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