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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1992
Rohrabacher's referring to an alien as "Pedro" is hardly "ill-informed," inasmuch as, according to the INS, over 80% of illegals are Latino. Furthermore--environmentally, "long-run benefits of immigration" are long gone! SUSU LEVY, Encino
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July 27, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Reps. Jeff Denham and Dana Rohrabacher are California GOP colleagues usually on the same side of issues - except immigration. Denham, who represents District 10 in the Central Valley, supports legislation that would grant millions of immigrants legal status and says an overhaul of immigration laws is important to the state's economy and the Republican Party's future. The issue is personal, too. He is married to the daughter of a legal Mexican immigrant. His sister married an immigrant who entered the country illegally but now has legal status.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1991
As a pro-choice woman now "represented" by county Supervisor Deane Dana, Assemblyman Gerald Felando (R-San Pedro) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Long Beach), your headline "Representation to Switch for Thousands" (L.A. County census story, May 6) gave me hope! MARY M. McKANE Redondo Beach
NATIONAL
April 28, 2013 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - For more than a decade, conservative Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has formed an unusual alliance with liberals on an unexpected topic - the defense of marijuana. Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and his allies have so far waged a futile effort to pass legislation that would prevent federal authorities from interfering with medical marijuana use in California and other places where pot use is permitted by state law. But as more states have moved to allow the drug's use, Rohrabacher believes his Respect State Marijuana Laws Act may be gaining momentum in Congress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1993
A Times writer referred to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) as a "surfing libertarian." Rohrabacher may hang ten now and again, but Holy Cowabunga--he is not a libertarian--he is a conservative Republican! His positions on civil liberties are usually far (right!) from libertarianism. Dana, with whom I became a friend 25 years ago, was indeed an activist libertarian until 1980. Dana then developed a hunger for power. He sacrificed his libertarian principles on an altar of political expediency by first being a wordsmith for Ronald Reagan and next running for Congress as a Republican.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1990
The Times has once again proved how far its editorial viewpoint is from the mainstream of Orange County political reality with "Good and Bad News for the Art Scene" (Aug. 19). The arts will do just fine in Orange County--as shown by the number of art dealers, showplaces and festivals--without government support as advocated by The Times. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Long Beach) is correct in exposing the "avant-garbage" that is financed by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Times should be reminded that there will be no censorship of the arts if the government is not required to pick up the tab for NEA grants to "advanced" thinkers producing non-marketable trash masquerading as art. D.A. SMITH Seal Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
Regarding Antonio Asasta Sweet's diatribe, (Letters, Feb. 6): He writes that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) is a racist and is dehumanizing and criminalizing a whole population! What tommyrot. Rohrabacher has never referred to American citizens (as Acosta wrote he became) in his efforts for justice, only to illegal immigrants in this country. Acosta Sweet is the one who has his facts incorrect. Congrats, Acosta Sweet, on being a wage-earner, professional and "educated."
NEWS
November 27, 1990
Joseph N. Bell's article "Rohrabacher's Sin: Self-Righteousness" (View, Oct. 26) really said it all! I agree that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's hypocritical attitudes are difficult--if not impossible--to digest and would like to add that this very duplicity is what makes many people distrust some (if not all) politicians so intensely. Why a "respected" public figure would think that he could successfully hide some aspect of his past in this day and age of public access to most information is questionable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1995
Since I had regarded Rep. Dana Rohrabacher as a star pupil in Professor Gingrich's anti-tax, anti-spending school of government, I was shocked to see that Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) is proposing spending $100 million of taxpayer money on the development of a new rocket, the X-33 ("Rohrabacher Seeks $100 Million for Reusable Rocket," May 17). Knowing how principled Rohrabacher is, and how devoted to budget-cutting, I'm sure that the fact that much of the $100 million may go to Huntington Beach has nothing at all to do with his proposal; so I am puzzled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1994
Fair weather friends could precisely characterize the local Orange County legislators who "heartily object" to tax increases to help our neighbors in the north in repairing our freeways. ("State Lawmakers Warn They Won't Stand Still for Earthquake Tax Hike," Jan. 23). The earth hadn't stopped shaking before the Republican legislators used the opportunity to use the "No Tax" increase phrase as a catalyst into the primary election in June. As representatives of the people in the state, these legislators ought to be proposing ways to assist and help the victims.
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October 19, 2009 | Richard Simon
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Rep. Barbara Lee, a Bay Area liberal, are about as far apart ideologically as anybody in Congress. Yet both oppose a troop increase in Afghanistan. As President Obama ponders a new war strategy and members of Congress stake out their positions, Rohrabacher and Lee have become the political odd couple. "Sending in more U.S. combat troops is not the answer," Rohrabacher said in a speech on the House floor last week, breaking from his fellow Republicans, most of whom back a troop increase.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2007 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A Ladera Ranch attorney and former congressional aide pleaded guilty Wednesday to molesting two teenage boys. In exchange for the plea, authorities said, Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, 37, is expected to be sentenced April 18 to three years in state prison. "It was time to settle these cases," Nielsen's attorney, Paul Meyer, said. Nielsen, a former aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) who has also worked for Orange County GOP Chairman Scott Baugh, was arrested in 2003.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2007 | Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writer
Accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy he met over the Internet, a former aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and onetime intern at the Orange County district attorney's office was portrayed Thursday by a prosecutor as a man who repeatedly preyed on a minor for sex.
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December 11, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
THIS is Southern California, where everybody has a screenplay, so why should a U.S. congressman be any different? However, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's nearly 30-year-old script for a buddy action-adventure flick called "Baja" might have languished obscurely in its own special development hell if not for a sudden burst of unwelcome attention to the alleged con man who optioned the film -- little-known producer Joseph Medawar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2003 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The final crop of candidates filing for next year's elections in Orange County yielded a few surprises Friday amid a handful of competitive legislative races. The most interesting is the return of former Rep. Robert K. Dornan, a Republican who served 18 years in Congress until 1996. He paid his filing fee Wednesday to challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) and turned in voter signatures late Friday, according to early postings on the county registrar's Web site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1997 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it "shameful and disgraceful," Orange County Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi lashed out Monday at "a small cadre of people" who pushed through a resolution at the state Republican convention over the weekend urging him to quit as the county's top prosecutor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1990
Your editorial "Dabbling in Artistic Censorship" (April 26) accuses Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Lomita) of taking " . . . artistic license . . . " in a letter to his colleagues regarding the funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). You then proceed to further accuse him of utilizing " . . . trick photography to make his point." For The Times to accuse Rep. Rohrabacher of "artistic censorship" is like a pot calling the kettle black. As the conduit for the political left in the county, The Times utilizes "journalistic license" and "trick journalism" every day to promote its agenda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1996 | MICHAEL G. WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired Anaheim optometrist and longtime political gadfly said Monday that Dist. Atty. Michael R. Capizzi told him 24 years ago that he could sign election petitions that someone else had circulated, a charge similar to one that has tainted the election of Assemblyman Scott Baugh. Dr. Howard Garber, who worked with Capizzi in 1972 to pass an initiative to restore the death penalty, said, "I didn't feel at the time [that] this minor technicality was that important."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1995
Since I had regarded Rep. Dana Rohrabacher as a star pupil in Professor Gingrich's anti-tax, anti-spending school of government, I was shocked to see that Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) is proposing spending $100 million of taxpayer money on the development of a new rocket, the X-33 ("Rohrabacher Seeks $100 Million for Reusable Rocket," May 17). Knowing how principled Rohrabacher is, and how devoted to budget-cutting, I'm sure that the fact that much of the $100 million may go to Huntington Beach has nothing at all to do with his proposal; so I am puzzled.
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