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May 15, 1995
I say to militias everywhere: "America, love it or leave it." RONALD A. REIS Calabasas
March 2, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said he is taking a paid leave of absence while he fights federal corruption charges, a departure that will cost Senate Democrats in the Legislature their supermajority and endanger some policy priorities of Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown. Calderon made the request Sunday evening, and it was granted by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento). "I will be seeking a voluntary leave of absence," Calderon said in a statement.
March 4, 2001
Re "36 Steps for Those Without the Wisdom to Know the Difference," by Patti Davis, Commentary, Feb. 28: Dear Patti: You may continue to shoot yourself in the foot if you must, but please don't shoot others. The desire to atone for one's mistakes should never come at the expense of another. Instead, I would like to suggest to you that you address George, who seems to want to emulate both Ronald's personality and policies. I can assure you that while Ronald's personality was charming, his policies hurt my family much more than Bill and Hillary's imperfections.
March 2, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Sunday that he was taking a paid leave of absence while he fights federal corruptions charges, costing the Senate Democrats their supermajority and potentially affecting their ability to pass some of their priority bills for months. The Democrat from Montebello was charged last week with accepting nearly $100,000 in bribes as well as gourmet meals and high-priced golf games in exchange for actions on legislation. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
November 12, 2009
David Belnap obituary: The obituary of former Times foreign correspondent David Belnap in Tuesday's Section A said he was one of three children. Along with his brother, Ronald, and sister Ruth Hogan, he had another sister, Kathleen Hunter, who died in August.
January 3, 1985
The news media find it necessary to always identify Michael Reagan as the adopted son of President Reagan. It seems to me that this fact is less relevant than that Nancy is wife No. 2. I have yet to see "Nancy Reagan, second wife of President Ronald Reagan." Let's be fair. WILMA SPEARS STELLA Whittier
December 25, 1987
Were you here, Mikhail, for commerce and trade, For pacts and promises never before made? We need no agreements, complicated or fancy, We'll take you and Raisa for Ronald and Nancy. And to prove to your people the trust on our part, We'll even be willing to include Gary Hart. HELEN HOWARD El Toro
June 9, 1989
Ronald A. Forbess and N. Bruce Kramer have been appointed vice presidents in Hughes Aircraft's Industrial Electronics Group, Torrance. Forbess, 52, is manager of the group's electron dynamics division. Kramer, 52, is division manager of the microwave products division.
July 25, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Police have found about 150 dead dogs packed in freezers in the basement of a house littered with feces and trash where more than 110 live dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, were rescued this week. Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said the 56-year-old man found Wednesday in the suburban Detroit home may have been living with an increasing number of dogs for three or four years.
August 9, 1997
Sports on television reached a new low today [Aug. 3]. Besides having the most honor graduates from the School of Boring Sport Cliches as announcers, Fox Sports West must win the title of money grubber of the year for superimposing commercial messages on the playing court during the Martina Hingis-Monica Seles tennis match. It was disrupting, distracting and tacky. The mind boggles contemplating how far they will go with this practice. RONALD DE RUYTER Palmdale
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.
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.
February 21, 2014 | By Scott Glover and Hector Becerra
State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon hopped on a Las Vegas-bound plane last spring for a meeting with an independent film executive and one of the man's investors. But the appointment at the Bellagio hotel took an immediate unexpected turn for the Southern California lawmaker, according to court records. The businessmen Calderon expected to meet were actually FBI agents with an unsettling message: He was under investigation for public corruption, and he could either cooperate with authorities or face the consequences.
February 3, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the days when restaurants were better known for their dining room staffs than for the chefs who were working in their kitchens. Murphy, 75, died at home in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
January 31, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) has raised $28,000 for his legal defense fund as he faces an FBI investigation into allegations that he accepted bribes in exchange for action on legislation. He had paid $25,000 of the money, as of Dec. 31, to high-profile defense attorney Mark Geragos. The biggest donation, $7,500, came from utility company Pacific Gas & Electric, with another $5,000 from a group called Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy. Major donors to the latter group include the Anheuser Busch Cos., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Chevron Corp.
January 27, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate's ethics panel was briefed behind closed doors Monday by an independent counsel on his investigation into misconduct allegations involving Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D- Montebello ). The briefing was called by Sen. Richard Roth (D-Riverside), chairman of the Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics, who said afterward that the review by independent counsel Charles J. Stevens was not yet complete. "We met to begin the conversation with the outside counsel," Roth said afterward.
October 24, 1999
Mr. Berdan's otherwise fascinating article about a little-known place ("Spice by the Sea," Sept. 19) is marred in paragraph two by a misstatement. The Portuguese did not "leave peaceably" in 1961. Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, the dictator of Portugal, ordered armed resistance to any Indian incursion, and the fact that little blood was shed in the Indian invasion doesn't make for leaving peaceably. RONALD S. THOMSON Los Angeles
February 6, 2010 | By Richard Simon
With the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth exactly one year away, the former president's admirers are pondering what kind of party to throw. Events are planned across the country: A Reagan-themed float will grace Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena during the Rose Parade on Jan. 1. His boyhood home of Dixon, Ill., has commissioned an original piece of music -- the "Reagan Suite" -- to honor him. A program at Eureka College, from which Reagan graduated, will reflect on his Midwestern roots.
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