November 28, 1996 |
The last undecided California race from the Nov. 5 election was resolved Wednesday, with Republican state Senate candidate Richard Rainey edging his Democratic opponent by 659 votes. The race was the last of an unusually large number of contests that were too close to call on the basis of results available in the first hours after the polls closed.
November 30, 2000 |
The last ballots in a tight Nov. 7 election for a state Senate seat were counted Wednesday, giving a narrow victory to Democrat Mike Machado. Unofficial final figures from San Joaquin and Sacramento counties handed Machado, a "termed-out" Assemblyman from Linden, a 1,379-vote win over Republican Alan Nakanishi, a Lodi physician. In California's tightest legislative election this year, Machado finally edged Nakanishi, 142,392 votes to 141,013, or 48.1% to 47.6%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2003 |
Glendale has been awarded $6.6 million in federal grants to create jobs, affordable housing and emergency shelter for its homeless, low-income families and people living with HIV/AIDS, officials announced Friday. Department of Housing and Urban Development officials said the funding signaled the federal agency's commitment to help communities design their own plans to meet the housing needs of poor individuals and families. "The funding ...
March 1, 1997 |
California's lively political debate about how voters should select party nominees has erupted again, with a group of centrist lawmakers offering a plan that--in some cases--would eliminate general elections for state offices. The bill introduced this week by state Sen. Richard Rainey (R-Walnut Creek) would amend the new Proposition 198 election rules that allow voters in the next primary to cast a ballot for any candidate--not just the one from their party.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1999
State Sen. Richard Rainey's "Asking for Trouble in Our Prisons" (Commentary, Feb. 8) presents many valid points concerning the appalling lack of training given California's correctional officers. He emphasizes that the officers' substandard weapons training has led to unnecessary deaths and millions of dollars in legal settlements and judgments. The senator's call for the Legislature's attention to this problem is to be commended. However, his response appears to assume that the incredible level of weaponry and resort to firearms in California's prisons are appropriate and only the training needs to improve.
September 10, 1994 |
Gov. Pete Wilson has signed into law a package of three anti-crime bills that allow minors as young as 14 who are charged with violent serious crimes to be tried, convicted and imprisoned as adults. The three bills are SB 23X by Sen. Bill Leonard (R-Big Bear Lake), AB 560 by Sen. Steve Peace (D-Bonita) and SB 1539 by Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-Modesto). Peace introduced his bill when he was in the Assembly.