March 14, 1995
Sid B. Levine, 82, a Beverly Hills attorney and former member of the County Citizens Harbor Commission and onetime director of the City National Bank of Beverly Hills. His family, which includes his son, former Rep. Mel Levine, is one of the original Jewish families in Los Angeles and has been involved in the Jewish community since the turn of the century. He was a close political adviser to U.S. Sen. Thomas H. Kuchel for many years.
February 3, 1993
Former U.S. Rep. Mel Levine has become a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the state's largest law firm. Levine, who lost a bid for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate to Barbara Boxer last year, said he talked with several firms before deciding to join Los Angeles-based Gibson, Dunn. He will work primarily out of the firm's Century City offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1991 |
The House of Representatives passed legislation that would make the World War II Manzanar internment camp in the Owens Valley a national historic site. "The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II will be remembered as one of the great tragedies in American history," the bill's sponsor, Rep. Mel Levine (D-Calif.) said. About 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were housed at Manzanar during the height of World War II.
April 5, 1989 |
Sen. Alan Cranston and Rep. Mel Levine today accused the federal government of hiding from the nation the possibility of a major oil spill and the ineffectiveness of clean-up technology. The California Democrats blamed the Reagan Administration for what they called a cover-up and asked President Bush to cancel further oil leasing off the California coast pending a complete review of the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992
Sen. Seymour is not trying to "cut by more than half" the acreage in HR 2929 or S 21. He is merely saying that these bills are not the compromise that HR 3066 actually is. HR 3066, introduced by Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands), is the compromise bill. This bill was developed by the Bureau of Land Management, under the direction of Congress in 1976, when members enacted the Federal Lands Policy Management Act. Through this act, the public was extensively involved, everybody lost something and there was a compromise.