January 30, 1990 |
In a move already engendering criticism from local governments, two state senators proposed legislation Monday that would empower a new regional agency to develop and enforce a transportation plan for a six-county area encompassing the Los Angeles Basin. Sens.
August 19, 1987
The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted to authorize an environmental impact study of a third possible site for a state prison in Los Angeles County. Recently-signed legislation authorizes construction of one prison in East Los Angeles and another near Lancaster--provided environmental impact studies determine these sites to be suitable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1999
The director of the state prison system Wednesday suspended the top three administrators at scandal-plagued Ventura School after investigators found a two-decades-long pattern of mismanagement and sexual misconduct at the juvenile prison near Camarillo. Robert B. Presley, secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, placed the administrators on paid leave pending a review of a scathing report released Wednesday by the state inspector general's office. School Supt.
November 23, 1993 |
Sen. Robert B. Presley (D-Riverside), the upper house's veteran smog fighter and prison construction specialist, said Monday he will not seek reelection next year and instead will run for the State Board of Equalization. A moderate whose Inland Empire district has become heavily Republican in voter registration, Presley said he wants to finish his fifth term and then seek election to the tax-collecting board in 1994. The post pays $95,052 a year.
February 24, 1993 |
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of stiffer penalties for carjackers. The bill would create a new state crime of carjacking and calls for prison terms ranging from three to nine years. Carjackers would be subject to increased sentences if they hurt their victims or used a deadly weapon. Approved on an 8-0 vote, the proposal by Sen. Robert B. Presley (D-Riverside), a former undersheriff, was sent to the Appropriations Committee for another hearing.
September 11, 1988
The Legislature has sent Gov. George Deukmejian a number of bills offering modest relief for crucial health-care programs that have been suffering from a shortage of funds. It is a rare opportunity to improve these services. Three of the bills would help mend what have been described by the California Assn. of Public Hospitals as "gaping holes developing in the state's health-care safety net."