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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The architect of the state's Political Reform Act, saying that California's key political watchdog agency conducts almost no investigations of city officials unless it is tipped off by the press or receives a complaint, Monday recommended that the city's Ethics Commission consider creating a local entity to fill the void. Robert M. Stern, general counsel for the California Commission on Campaign Financing, also recommended that the Ethics Commission explore a law to allow random audits of city officials' complete financial holdings, including their checking and savings accounts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2013 | Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
DALLAS - What do neo-classicism and neo-conservatism have in common? That's the question at the heart of the design by New York's Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the George W. Bush presidential library, set to open to the public May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The $250-million complex holds the president's archive as well as a museum, restaurant, auditorium, policy institute and foundation. Officially known as the George W. Bush Presidential Center, it is carefully and cannily contextual, like much of Stern's work.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scandals have swirled around Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and City Hall for nearly two years, prompting investigations, voter-approved reforms and creation of a new government watchdog agency. From a small, nonprofit research office in West Los Angeles, lawyer and government ethics expert Robert M. Stern has been a key figure in the continuing drama and debate. He helped reporters covering City Hall work through a thicket of state and local campaign and conflict-of-interest laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1990 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scandals have swirled around Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and City Hall for nearly two years, prompting investigations, voter-approved reforms and creation of a new government watchdog agency. From a small, nonprofit research office in West Los Angeles, lawyer and government ethics expert Robert M. Stern has been a key figure in the continuing drama and debate. He helped reporters covering City Hall work through a thicket of state and local campaign and conflict-of-interest laws.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2013 | Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
DALLAS - What do neo-classicism and neo-conservatism have in common? That's the question at the heart of the design by New York's Robert A.M. Stern Architects for the George W. Bush presidential library, set to open to the public May 1 on the campus of Southern Methodist University. The $250-million complex holds the president's archive as well as a museum, restaurant, auditorium, policy institute and foundation. Officially known as the George W. Bush Presidential Center, it is carefully and cannily contextual, like much of Stern's work.
OPINION
April 24, 2009
Re "Derail the money train," Opinion, April 20 Thanks to Robert M. Stern and Molly Milligan for bringing to our attention the "for sale" sign on our democracy. Reform attempts will continue to fail as long as politicians make the campaign reform laws. Who among them wants to be responsible for killing the goose that lays the golden egg? We will have true campaign reform when the electorate demands it. Reform should be given to an independent committee to make tough rules to be voted on in the form of a proposition.
OPINION
November 15, 2008
Robert M. Stern and Tracy Westen make good points. For example, it should take a supermajority to pass an initiative that calls for a supermajority. But they miss the most needed revision. For ballot qualification, California should forbid paid signature gathering. Requiring a large number of interested voters to spend their time gathering signatures, instead of a small group of people who spend their money, would significantly democratize the proposition process and reduce the number of propositions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1999
California State University trustees have approved architect Robert A.M. Stern's design for a new $16.8-million arts and media building at Cal State Northridge. The building, to be completed by August 2000, will replace the campus' fine arts building designed by famed Southern California modernist Richard Neutra. The Neutra building was heavily damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and demolished in 1997. Stern is dean of the school of architecture at Yale University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2006 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
Campaign reform advocates who pushed for full public financing of Los Angeles election campaigns reversed course Tuesday and urged the city Ethics Commission not to rush a proposal to the ballot next spring. Susan Lerner, executive director of the California Clean Money Campaign, told the commission that it is "overly ambitious to be heading toward a March ballot" with a campaign funding measure. Lerner said her organization has been preoccupied with promoting Proposition 89 on the Nov.
REAL ESTATE
September 27, 1987
A panel of architects working in the United States will participate in a symposium dealing with "Architecture, Democracy and Politics" on Oct. 11 at the Wadsworth Theatre at the Veterans Administration Hospital, 19020 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by UCLA Extension and the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, will feature illustrated lectures by architects Arata Isozaki, Michael Graves, Robert A. M. Stern and Barton Myers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1989 | JILL STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The architect of the state's Political Reform Act, saying that California's key political watchdog agency conducts almost no investigations of city officials unless it is tipped off by the press or receives a complaint, Monday recommended that the city's Ethics Commission consider creating a local entity to fill the void. Robert M. Stern, general counsel for the California Commission on Campaign Financing, also recommended that the Ethics Commission explore a law to allow random audits of city officials' complete financial holdings, including their checking and savings accounts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1992
Orange County has come a long way toward having an enlightened system of regulating contributions in county political campaigns. This was especially evident in the overwhelming approval given Measure T on Tuesday. The ballot measure was a much-needed campaign reform update that closed a loophole in existing legislation on contributions of political action committees, among its other reforms. Money has had a habit of flooding the political system in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992
The recent flap over Supervisor Don R. Roth's laxity in disclosing his political finances adds to a long list of public concerns about relationships between campaign contributors and public officials in Orange County. Roth didn't report what amounted to an interest-free loan in the form of free rent he obtained when he set up household after the breakup of his marriage in 1990.
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