Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRoberta Weintraub
IN THE NEWS

Roberta Weintraub

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Latino groups drawing a reapportionment plan for Los Angeles school board districts mistakenly put board members Julie Korenstein and Roberta Weintraub in the same San Fernando Valley district, where they would have to run against each other. But the coalition plans to rectify the error before the incumbents get annoyed enough to fight the plan.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1997 | BETH SHUSTER
She spent 14 years on the Board of Education, changed her appearance nearly that many times and always looked out for the San Fernando Valley. Roberta Weintraub began her career in politics by fighting against forced busing--even calling then-board member and current City Council member Rita Walters "a bitch" on a radio show--and then went on, years later, to serve as school board president.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roberta Weintraub earned her political stripes 15 years ago fighting for San Fernando Valley interests as the housewife-turned-leader of the anti-busing movement. But recently some have questioned if Weintraub, once a symbol of grass-roots politics, is still singing in political tune with the Valley. "A turncoat," said conservative school activist Barbara Romey of Weintraub.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1995
Barbara Yaroslavsky is a hard-working and caring person. She is open-minded, fair and tough. She has also demonstrated that she can take pressure and has answered every question posed of her. I have personally worked and volunteered with her at the United Jewish Federation when I served as chairman of my business and professional division. The dedication this lady has is just unbelievable. Her work for the elderly, the sick and the community is incomparable. I know she will continue this type of dedication on the City Council and will be accessible to the people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Roberta Weintraub too nice for City Hall? Listen to her on fellow City Council candidate Barbara Yaroslavsky: "Barbara has acquired her name from her husband--and that's understandable. The money she's able to raise is phenomenal." On the others in the 5th District race: "I think both Mike (Feuer) and Jeff (Brain) are very good candidates. I think they've done a very good job of campaigning."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1985
Los Angeles school board member Roberta Weintraub and her husband, Lewis, whose son was killed in a car accident, said Monday that a fund in his memory has been established at the special education high school at the Erikson Center for Adolescent Advancement. Michael Allen Weintraub, 17, was killed Friday when the car he was driving struck a tree.
MAGAZINE
February 9, 1992
I hope Sandy Banks' article serves the purpose of illustrating the enormous problems caused by inadequate funding for programs and training for severely disadvantaged students. If it helps to bring more funding to our schools, more business and community support and more volunteers, then it indeed served the purpose for which it was written. ROBERTA WEINTRAUB BOARD OF EDUCATION LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1985
Toxicological tests have determined that Michael Weintraub, son of Los Angeles school board member Roberta Weintraub, was not intoxicated when he was killed Dec. 13 in a one-car accident in West Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Friday. Weintraub, 17, had a blood-alcohol level of .05%, coroner's spokesman Bob Dambacher said. A minimum level of .10% is needed before a motorist can be prosecuted for drunk driving in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1995
Gaining a potentially powerful ally, 5th District Los Angeles City Council candidate Barbara Yaroslavsky won the endorsement Monday of former council hopeful and past school board member Roberta Weintraub. Weintraub, who represented parts of the San Fernando Valley on the school board for 14 years, joined several new supporters who are expected to help Yaroslavsky's candidacy in the Valley portion of the district, where she came in last during the April 11 primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1995
Barbara Yaroslavsky is a hard-working and caring person. She is open-minded, fair and tough. She has also demonstrated that she can take pressure and has answered every question posed of her. I have personally worked and volunteered with her at the United Jewish Federation when I served as chairman of my business and professional division. The dedication this lady has is just unbelievable. Her work for the elderly, the sick and the community is incomparable. I know she will continue this type of dedication on the City Council and will be accessible to the people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1995
Gaining a potentially powerful ally, 5th District Los Angeles City Council candidate Barbara Yaroslavsky won the endorsement Monday of former council hopeful and past school board member Roberta Weintraub. Weintraub, who represented parts of the San Fernando Valley on the school board for 14 years, joined several new supporters who are expected to help Yaroslavsky's candidacy in the Valley portion of the district, where she came in last during the April 11 primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1995 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gaining a potentially powerful ally, Los Angeles City Council candidate Barbara Yaroslavsky on Monday won the endorsement of former council hopeful and past school board member Roberta Weintraub. Weintraub, who represented parts of the San Fernando Valley on the Los Angeles Unified School District board for 14 years, joined several new supporters who are expected to help Yaroslavsky's 5th District candidacy in the Valley, where she came in last during the April 11 primary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1995 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask most political consultants to comment on the hottest campaign so far this year and it's understood you're talking about the race for the 5th District City Council seat, the only campaign in which the candidates are expected to raise more than $1 million collectively.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1995
TURNING UP THE HEAT: The campaign mailer that began showing up in thousands of mailboxes this week started with the line: "What do you call a politician who . . . " But this was not the setup to a joke. It is the opening salvo of a new campaign piece aimed at 5th District City Council candidate Roberta Weintraub, a former school board member. The author, according to the small print at the bottom of the last page, is fellow candidate Mike Feuer, the former head of a legal services clinic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Roberta Weintraub too nice for City Hall? Listen to her on fellow City Council candidate Barbara Yaroslavsky: "Barbara has acquired her name from her husband--and that's understandable. The money she's able to raise is phenomenal." On the others in the 5th District race: "I think both Mike (Feuer) and Jeff (Brain) are very good candidates. I think they've done a very good job of campaigning."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's election season at City Hall, and time as well for political pratfalls, missteps and slip-ups. What else to call a mailer, signed by arch-Democrat David Roberti, that's carefully aimed at Democratic voters but was inadvertently sent to Republicans? "It's a political consultant's nightmare," one prominent political consultant--who asked that he not be named--said about the snafu that bedeviled the campaign of Los Angeles City Council hopeful Roberta Weintraub.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993
San Fernando Valley political figure Roberta Weintraub, who retired from the school board in June after serving 14 years, was named Wednesday to the Los Angeles Board of Library Commissioners. Mayor Richard Riordan's office announced that Weintraub, a 57-year-old Sherman Oaks resident, will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mary Lou Crockett. The term on the board, which oversees the city's library system, runs until June 30, 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993
Moving quickly to fill a political vacuum, Los Angeles school board member Julie Korenstein filed papers Wednesday to run for the mid-San Fernando Valley seat being vacated by board member Roberta Weintraub. Korenstein's action came on the first day candidates that were allowed to file for 1993 city races and one day after Weintraub made her surprise announcement that she is retiring after 14 years on the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her name brings instant voter recognition. She is well liked and highly visible in her community. But if she runs for office, she will face charges that she is attempting to create a political dynasty. That is the dilemma facing Barbara Yaroslavsky, who acknowledged last week that she is considering running for the City Council seat vacated by her husband, Zev, who was elected to the Board of Supervisors earlier this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | REBECCA BRYANT
Roberta Weintraub, the 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Board of Education who retired earlier this year, has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Commission on Local Government Services. "I'm very pleased to welcome Roberta as one of my new appointees to this panel," said Board of Supervisors Chairman Ed Edelman, who named Weintraub to the panel. "She brings to this post a wealth of knowledge and sophisticated, high-level government and academic experience."
Los Angeles Times Articles
|