Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRoderick
IN THE NEWS

Roderick

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
October 30, 1986 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
USX Chairman David M. Roderick met Wednesday with investor Carl C. Icahn, who has an 11.4% stake in the giant steel and oil company, in the latest of a series of sessions the two have held concerning Icahn's $8-billion proposal to acquire USX. In comments made here before he left for the latest session in New York, Roderick characterized the discussions as "still friendly." Even so, USX has prepared itself for a fight. USX's cash reserve now stands at $2.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - The state Senate is under pressure to expel Sen. Roderick D. Wright for felony convictions that involve lying about living in his district when he ran for the upper house. But such a vote might be awkward for some of his colleagues who have faced questions about their own residency. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) raised the issue during a bitter floor debate last week, before a Republican motion to oust Wright was blocked by his fellow Democrats and sent to a committee to languish until the lawmaker's May 16 sentencing.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1994
You've got to hand it to the Republicans. This time they did it without any crap about a kinder, gentler America. RODERICK M. BOYES Redondo Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright on Tuesday was granted a paid leave of absence from his position as he awaits sentencing in May on eight felony counts of perjury and voter fraud, leaving the Democratic supermajority no votes to spare in the upper house. Wright's decision could hasten Senate action against Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), who was indicted last week on 24 federal counts involving the acceptance of nearly $100,000 in bribes in exchange for influencing legislation.
OPINION
October 28, 2001
For two decades, the MacArthur Awards have celebrated smart people who follow their own muse. This year's 23 winners, announced last week, show that the awards also play a vital social role. By recognizing a quirky and eclectic sort of genius, the MacArthur Awards value the sort of accomplishment increasingly slighted by U.S. universities, which tend to place a premium on corporate grant-getting and academic specialization. The late insurance executive John. D.
SPORTS
April 30, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Oklahoma State athletic director Myron Roderick announced his resignation today to become president of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The resignation is effective June 30. "It is with mixed emotions that I make this decision," Roderick, 55, said in a statement issued through the school's sports information department.
SPORTS
March 15, 1985
Tustin High School basketball Coach Steve Roderick, who recently completed his fourth season at the school, resigned his position Thursday. The Tillers finished a disappointing seventh place in the Century League this season with a 3-11 record and were 8-17 overall. A successor has not been named.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | Sandy Banks
I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me. It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008, when voters elected him to represent a South Bay district that stretched from Westchester to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. State law requires candidates to live in the district they want to represent. Wright provided an Inglewood address - a bedroom in a modest house he'd owned for 25 years and rented to an elderly family friend.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1989 | From Reuters
For Roderick Hills, one of the newly appointed outside directors meant to oversee investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc., the acceptance of a top legal job in Washington recently has sparked a few barbs from his friends. Hills was named in late April as head of the Washington office of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, a prominent New York-based law firm. He said the twin appointments have brought a few jokes from his colleagues. "They keep asking 'did you think you needed 200 lawyers?
NEWS
August 20, 1990 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roderick Cook, the actor-singer who took a penetrating look at 40 of Sir Noel Coward's most memorable melodies in the durable revue "Oh Coward!," which he created and starred in throughout the 1970s and early '80s, has died at home in Los Angeles. His business manager, Dan V.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2014 | By Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - For a while it looked like the state Legislature was shedding its reputation as a political punching bag, its ratings in public opinion polls climbing out of the cellar as the budget crisis eased and the economy began to recover. Then federal authorities announced criminal charges against state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) and his brother Tom Calderon, a former lawmaker, on Friday. The senator is accused of fraud, money laundering and taking nearly $100,000 in bribes in return for pushing to expand tax credits for the film industry and opposing certain workers' compensation legislation.
OPINION
February 14, 2014 | By Steve Knight and Joel Anderson
State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) was convicted in January of eight felonies, including five counts of fraudulent voting, two counts of perjury and one count of filing a false declaration of candidacy. As of this writing, he is still a fully active member of the state Senate. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg only removed the senator from his Governmental Organization Committee chairmanship at his request. No disciplinary action has been initiated by the Senate leadership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Three Republican state senators called Tuesday for an immediate vote on expelling state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) a week after he was found guilty of eight felony charges including perjury and voter fraud. Steve Knight of Palmdale, Joel Anderson of San Diego and Andy Vidak of Hanford said in a letter to the state Senate Democratic leader that action is required to show “respect to the public and reverence for the laws.” Prosecutors said Wright lied about living in his Senate district when he ran for office and a jury agreed, but Senate Democrats have delayed an expulsion vote to allow the judge in the case to rule on a Wright motion that the jury verdict is improper.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | Sandy Banks
I wasn't in the courtroom, but the verdict last week in the felony trial of state Sen. Roderick Wright makes sense to me. It took the jury less than three days to find Wright guilty of lying about where he lived during his run for state Senate in 2008, when voters elected him to represent a South Bay district that stretched from Westchester to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. State law requires candidates to live in the district they want to represent. Wright provided an Inglewood address - a bedroom in a modest house he'd owned for 25 years and rented to an elderly family friend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Roderick Wright will remain a member of California's upper house until an appeal is decided on his eight felony convictions for lying about where he lived. But the Democratic lawmaker from Inglewood is being removed as chairman of the powerful Senate Governmental Organization Committee, which oversees gambling and liquor laws. He was allowed to keep his membership on the Senate's budget, energy and human services committees. "Unless and until there is a final conviction for a felony," state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
OPINION
January 30, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
California doesn't require that much of its candidates for state and local office. One of the few rules is that they must live in the district they seek to represent. How hard is that? Apparently too hard for some politicians. State Sen. Roderick D. Wright, a Democrat, was convicted this week on perjury and voter fraud charges. Prosecutors said he lied on his voter registration and candidacy filings by saying he made his home in an apartment in working-class Inglewood. In fact, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Wright was really living with his Maserati, artwork and three guns in a swanky 11-room home in Baldwin Hills, outside the district.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1985 | RODERICK MANN
"This is the guy everyone has been looking for; the guy who can do light comedy." That's Woody Allen talking, and the "guy" he's referring to is handsome, 30-year-old Jeff Daniels, who performs so splendidly in Allen's new movie, "The Purple Rose of Cairo," playing an actor who suddenly steps off the screen and starts talking to screen-struck Mia Farrow. "Faultlessly funny," said Newsweek of his performance. Other critics agree. "A throwback to the days of real Hollywood heroes," wrote one.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1985
Christopher Lambert first came to our attention when he swung down from the trees of West Africa to wind up as lord of an English manor in the movie "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. . . . " But where do you go from there? Friends soon tire of ape impersonations. And Lambert, who lives simply, was determined not to fall into the same trap as earlier Tarzans like Johnny Weissmuller and Lex Barker, who never escaped the image.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy and Jean Merl
SACRAMENTO - Although state Sen. Roderick D. Wright won't be sentenced on his felony convictions until March, judgment day from the Democrat's peers in the Legislature may be imminent. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Wednesday that he would consult with his caucus and "make a full set of recommendations within the next couple of days. " Wright, who was accused of lying about where he lived when he ran for his seat and voted in several elections, was convicted by a Los Angeles County jury Tuesday on eight counts of perjury and voter fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | Jean Merl
The woman state Sen. Roderick D. Wright considers his stepmother on Friday testified in his perjury and voter fraud trial that she never saw him spend a night or cook a meal in the Inglewood home he claimed as his residence while he was running for office several years ago. The prosecution called Wanda Sanders, 74 and in declining health, as a key witness in its case against Wright, who was indicted by a county grand jury on eight felony counts of...
Los Angeles Times Articles
|