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June 10, 1999 | GEORGE SKELTON
Deer in headlights? No. Republicans in gun sights. Same thing. They're frozen. Won't move out of the way. Standing targets. Republicans in Washington seem to have been jarred to their senses on gun control, at least in the Senate. Not in Sacramento. They're the same big bull's-eye--mostly voting "no" on all the major gun control bills. The perfect symbol for the California GOP on guns is state Sen.
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June 10, 1999 | GEORGE SKELTON
Deer in headlights? No. Republicans in gun sights. Same thing. They're frozen. Won't move out of the way. Standing targets. Republicans in Washington seem to have been jarred to their senses on gun control, at least in the Senate. Not in Sacramento. They're the same big bull's-eye--mostly voting "no" on all the major gun control bills. The perfect symbol for the California GOP on guns is state Sen.
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August 11, 1990 | From United Press International
A lethal mixture of morphine and cocaine commonly known as a "speedball" killed Grateful Dead keyboardist Brent Mydland, a coroner reported Friday. The cause of death was "acute cocaine and narcotic intoxication," said the report released by Richard Rainey, Contra Costa County coroner. Mydland, 37, was found dead in his home in the east San Francisco suburb of Lafayette on July 26.
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November 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
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 ...
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March 1, 1997 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 30, 2000 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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
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.
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September 10, 1994 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1994 | Jerry Gillam, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Pete Wilson has signed into law a bill designed to establish a special state-run bank to assist local governments in the financing of roads, sewers, water mains and other needs. The $200 million needed for the legislation (AB 1495) by Sen. Steve Peace (D-Bonita) is contained in a pending bill (AB 638) by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) that would require voter approval on the November general election ballot.
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October 25, 1994 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several politicians renewed their support Monday for measures that would increase administrative penalties for parole violators arrested for new crimes. Partly because of cost considerations, the Legislature defeated several bills earlier this year that would have increased the maximum one-year penalty that parole authorities can now impose on parolees who are arrested but not prosecuted for new crimes. Gov.
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