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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1991
Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner's office is investigating whether criminal conduct occurred at a Redondo Beach fund raiser for a sports betting initiative sponsored by Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson). One question being addressed is whether donors at the Sept. 25 event--some of them allegedly bookmakers--made illegal cash contributions, Deputy Dist. Atty Gail Ehrlich said. She declined to elaborate.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 14, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Former state Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd, a tough-talking Democrat with a penchant for salty speech who was best known for championing a bill that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, died Thursday. He was 80. Floyd, who represented the South Bay area in the Legislature from 1980 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2000, died at his Sacramento home of complications related to diabetes, said Martha Felix, his companion. Assembly Speaker John A. PĂ©rez (D-Los Angeles) called Floyd "one of the legendary figures of California politics.
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SPORTS
October 6, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA
The Sacramento district attorney's office plans to investigate charges by Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson) that the California Horse Racing Board conducted secret meetings. Floyd outlined the serial telephone meetings in a letter to Steve White, Sacramento district attorney on Tuesday. "We intend to make all the inquiries into the nature of this matter," said Albert Locher, a prosecutor in the district attorney's office.
NEWS
April 17, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want to find out what really is holding up enactment of a law to ban military-style assault weapons from California's streets? (Send the kids out of the room.) The legislation that would impose the restrictions is stalled in the state Assembly, thanks to expletive-peppered explanations that boil down to: It's payback time.
SPORTS
June 27, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, From Staff and Wire Reports
Leaders of professional football, basketball and baseball leagues urged members of a Senate panel in Washington Wednesday to approve legislation that would ban gambling on professional and college sports, except in the two states where it is already allowed.
SPORTS
November 14, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
California assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson), often a critic of the California Horse Racing Board, renewed his attack by accusing Dennis Hutcheson, CHRB executive secretary, of illegally waiving license fees and costing the state $5,460. Floyd, in a letter dated Nov. 9 to CHRB chairman Henry Chavez, said that Hutcheson illegally waived license fees to out-of-state trainers, jockeys and others so they could race in the Final Fourteen Race at Bay Meadows on Oct. 14.
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June 21, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
In a move designed to avoid action on a censure motion, Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Hawthorne) Monday apologized for calling Gov. George Deukmejian "the most hard-headed s.o.b." in the state Capitol. Floyd made the statement in a wild Assembly floor session last week during a dispute over the governor's embattled state budget.
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August 23, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd of Carson, an irascible, 12-year veteran of the Legislature who lost a bid for renomination in June, warned fellow lawmakers Saturday that they risk defeat in November if they cannot break the deadlock on the budget. Floyd's lecture came after the Assembly dissolved into virtual chaos while trying to decide how much money to take from each level of local government to help balance the budget.
SPORTS
October 3, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson), chairman of the state committee that oversees horse racing, has asked the district attorney in Sacramento to conduct a criminal investigation of the California Horse Racing Board for conducting secret meetings. Floyd, in a letter to district attorney Steve White, said the CHRB conducted serial telephone meetings in violation of the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act.
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May 21, 1991 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd, a rough-hewn Democrat whose 10 years in the Legislature have earned him an image as a bellicose champion of blue-collar causes, being in the spotlight with a Republican governor was quite a switch. But there he was Monday, beaming and raising his fist under the glare of television lights as he congratulated Gov. Pete Wilson on signing a mandatory motorcycle helmet bill.
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June 26, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Richard Floyd of Wilmington was accused of racism Wednesday by a Latina legislator when he suggested that her heritage assured a favorable vote for a bill. "That's a racist comment," a shocked and angry Assemblywoman Martha M. Escutia (D-Bell) shouted at fellow Democrat Floyd at a hearing. Later, Escutia denounced Floyd, who is legendary for his public profanities and rudeness, as a "smartass" who deeply humiliated her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you were to ring up Central Casting and ask for someone to play a chain-smoking, glad-handing politician who sprinkles his conversation with occasional four-letter words, you might end up with someone like Richard E. Floyd. Floyd is the kind of politician who epitomizes the consummate backslapping, deal-making legislator who knows how to work a crowd as well as get a few laws passed.
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August 23, 1992 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd of Carson, an irascible, 12-year veteran of the Legislature who lost a bid for renomination in June, warned fellow lawmakers Saturday that they risk defeat in November if they cannot break the deadlock on the budget. Floyd's lecture came after the Assembly dissolved into virtual chaos while trying to decide how much money to take from each level of local government to help balance the budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1992
State police are investigating the origin of a letter that offers a $25,000 reward for the "death" of Assemblyman Richard Floyd (D-Carson), author of a new state law requiring motorcycle riders to wear safety helmets. The unsigned letter, turned in to police by a Gardena businessman who received it in his mail Friday, bears an insignia of the Vagos motorcycle club, one of many bikers' groups that oppose the helmet law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1991
Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner's office is investigating whether criminal conduct occurred at a Redondo Beach fund raiser for a sports betting initiative sponsored by Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson). One question being addressed is whether donors at the Sept. 25 event--some of them allegedly bookmakers--made illegal cash contributions, Deputy Dist. Atty Gail Ehrlich said. She declined to elaborate.
NEWS
August 6, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With their campaign to collect signatures apparently going well, proponents of legalized sports betting say there is a good chance that their initiative will qualify for next year's primary election ballot. Meanwhile, those against the proposal have opened up a new line of attack: taxes. They contend that the initiative's sponsor, Assemblyman Richard E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1988 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual post-election attack, Carson's Democratic Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd has sent 100,000 letters asking voters in Republican Assemblyman Pat Nolan's Glendale-area district whether they would back a recall of the GOP lawmaker, who is a target of an FBI investigation into Capitol corruption.
NEWS
June 22, 1988 | RICHARD PADDOCK, Times Staff Writer
City and county laws requiring restaurants and bars to warn customers that drinking alcohol can cause birth defects would be eliminated by legislation approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee. The legislation, sponsored by the California Restaurant Assn.
SPORTS
June 27, 1991 | BETH HAWKINS, From Staff and Wire Reports
Leaders of professional football, basketball and baseball leagues urged members of a Senate panel in Washington Wednesday to approve legislation that would ban gambling on professional and college sports, except in the two states where it is already allowed.
NEWS
June 7, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd, who once scolded the San Francisco 49ers on the floor of the Legislature for costing him a $2,000 bet by failing to cover a Super Bowl point spread, won permission Thursday to circulate an initiative legalizing sports betting in California. Secretary of State March Fong Eu announced that the Gardena Democrat has until Nov.
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