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June 14, 1992
State Sen. David Roberti made the statement in the Los Angeles Times that 20th District voters seemed to want a legislator with experience. According to the election returns, Roberti received 39,736 votes. The remaining "inexperienced" candidates received a combined total of 53,997 votes. What the voters in the 20th District wanted was a change. In the opinion of this 20th District resident, Roberti is not the change we want or need. VENIDA KORDA, Van Nuys
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September 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Former state Sen. David Roberti, a runner-up in last week's Los Angeles City Council election for the 4th Council District, endorsed Tom LaBonge on Thursday. "He will make a good councilman, and he ran a positive campaign. That is something I appreciate," said Roberti, who finished third among 10 candidates in the Sept. 11 election to fill the seat vacated on the death of Councilman John Ferraro.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
As he begins his latest political journey, state Sen. David A. Roberti is weighed down with heavy baggage from the Legislature's current scandals. Reapportionment eliminated the Hollywood area district that Roberti, the Senate president, has long represented. Not wanting to retire, Roberti has rented a house in Van Nuys and will run in a special election April 7 for a vacant San Fernando Valley Senate seat. He's heavily favored to win but, in the end, he'll come out a loser.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997 | ROB O'NEIL
As might be expected of a man who made history just by arriving--and leaving--the Capitol, David Roberti set some records in between. And although he represented Valley residents less than three years of his nearly three decades as a politician, he brought the hot topic of school secession off the back burner. A Los Angeles native, Roberti was elected to the state Assembly in 1966, at age 27 the youngest legislator then serving.
NEWS
April 22, 1989 | JOHN BALZAR, Times Political Writer
After seven years of glowering combat with Republican Gov. George Deukmejian, Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti is trying to make peace this year--in the hopes it will lead to some bipartisan policy advances, the Los Angeles Democrat told a group of political reporters Friday. In that spirit, Roberti told the breakfast gathering in Los Angeles, he agreed with a "terribly unorthodox" last-minute Deukmejian demand to delay's Thursday's scheduled Senate passage of a bill to slap a ban on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL and LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writers
State Senate President Pro Tem David Roberti said Friday that he plans to introduce legislation requiring all private and public hospitals in California to conduct complete evidence-gathering examinations of rape victims. While his proposed legislation would affect hospitals throughout the state, Roberti said the chief problem is in the Los Angeles area, particularly on the Westside and in the downtown area, where there is a lack of hospitals that take rape victims.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1993
State Sen. David Roberti deserves thanks for his leadership as well as his persistence in helping to pass a state budget within its constitutional deadline. Mission College students now have a semblance of stability in terms of fees as well as courses, rather than the uncertainty that was felt last year. JACK FUJIMOTO North Hills The writer is the president of Los Angeles Mission College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
State Sen. David Roberti served in the 20th District for just over one year. In that time he brought more attention and representation to the district than anyone. He addressed the issues affecting the Los Angeles Unified School District because parents in the district asked and because the Valley as a whole lost a seat on the board. He created a small-business advisory commission that helped to secure passage of workers' compensation reform. He fought for equitable and low-income housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1987 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to create housing for homeless and low-income people, Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti announced Thursday that he has introduced legislation to place an $850-million housing bond measure on the June, 1988, state ballot. "We are going to respond to the public demand that we do something about shelter and do something about the homeless," Roberti said in a press conference held on the dusty soil of Los Angeles' "urban campground."
NEWS
December 27, 1987 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Gov. George Deukmejian and Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) appealed to Californians on Saturday to reach out and help the estimated 100,000 homeless men, women and children throughout the state. The two officials issued the pleas separately in their regular weekly radio broadcasts and each emphasized the need to create more financially affordable housing for those who must sleep in doorways, under freeways, in armories, at campgrounds and other makeshift shelters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1995
Slightly more than $800,000. That was the estimated amount that cash-strapped Los Angeles County had to ante up in April, 1994, to conduct one of the most ludicrous recall elections in recent memory. The absurd goal: kick then-state Sen. David A. Roberti out of office . . . a mere eight weeks before the June primary election that was set to select Roberti's eventual successor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state political watchdog agency Thursday levied an $808,000 fine--the highest of its kind in state history--against an anti-gun control group for failing to adequately report its campaign finances as it worked to oust former state Sen. David Roberti from office in 1994. Named in the record-breaking fine by the state Fair Political Practices Commission was Californians Against Corruption, a South Bay organization that led a fight to recall Roberti, and two of the group's treasurers.
NEWS
October 12, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Fair Political Practices Commission filed a 404-count complaint Wednesday against an organization that was the driving force behind an unsuccessful attempt to recall former state Sen. David A. Roberti, accusing the group of trying to hide the true source of many of its campaign contributions. If the organization, Californians Against Corruption, is found culpable on all counts, it would result in record-breaking fines of more than $800,000, commission Chairman Ravi Mehta said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Fair Political Practices Commission on Wednesday filed a 404-count complaint against an organization that was the driving force behind an unsuccessful attempt to recall former state Sen. David Roberti, accusing the group of trying to hide the true source of many of its campaign contributions. If the organization, Californians Against Corruption, is found culpable on all counts, it would result in record-breaking fines of more than $800,000, said FPPC Chairman Ravi Mehta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Van Nuys Democrat David Roberti and Glendale Republican Pat Nolan began 1994 as members of the state's political elite. Now, Roberti is holding down a job as an appointee to an obscure state panel and Nolan is in state prison. * Meanwhile, 1994 saw San Fernando Valley voters help elect the state Legislature's first openly gay member to a local Assembly seat, give Zev Yaroslavsky a long-delayed political promotion and defy the GOP juggernaut to hand Rep. Anthony C.
NEWS
December 7, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
Recently retired state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) has been appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to a four-year term on the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board at an annual salary of $97,000. The committee met in private Monday to make the appointment of the veteran lawmaker. Chairman Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward), who succeeded Roberti as Senate leader this year, said the vote was 4 to 0. Newly appointed committee member Sen.
NEWS
October 8, 1987 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
With an arsenal of menacing-looking toy guns spread before him--including a twin of the .45-caliber pistol that briefly held a television reporter hostage--state Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti announced on Wednesday that he will propose an outright ban on making and selling realistic-looking toy guns. Under the proposed legislation, brandishing a fake gun threateningly, as well as distributing the phony weapons, would be a felony.
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April 3, 1994 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have been virtually invisible, but in a little more than one week, one of them could be vaulted into a post that pays $75,000 a year, boasts a trove of perks, and gives its holder power and prestige. The five are candidates in the April 12 recall election that targets state Sen. David A. Roberti (D-Van Nuys) for removal.
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December 3, 1994 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The post-election flurry of Democratic leaders naming friends to high-paying state boards and commissions is expected to continue next week with the appointment of retiring state Sen. David A. Roberti to a $97,000-a-year government job. Roberti, forced out by term limits and defeated in a bid to prolong his political career by running for state treasurer, would become at least the fourth person with close ties to leaders in the Senate or Assembly to be given a high-salaried post since the Nov.
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