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March 14, 1988
Almost 1,000 of Assemblyman Rusty Areias' western Merced County constituents showed they approve his challenge of Assembly Speaker Willie Brown by attending a fund-raiser titled "Live With the Gang of Five." The slogan stemmed from the name tagged on Areias and four other Democrats who have challenged Brown's leadership and have lost their committee assignments as a result. The Areias fund-raiser in Los Banos displayed a photo of Brown bearing the caption "Why me, God?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2001 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was only last summer, when the nation's tabloids were digging for every tidbit about his father's personal life, that Chad Condit decided that a run for political office might be foolhardy. But that was before the events of Sept. 11 made everyone forget about Rep. Gary Condit and whether he was telling all he knew about the disappearance of intern Chandra Levy.
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NEWS
November 7, 1991
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown of San Francisco and three other Democratic assemblymen did not break state law when they took a tobacco industry-paid trip to New York City last year, the state Fair Political Practices Commission has ruled. The watchdog agency said it has closed an investigation of a complaint filed in August against Brown, Richard Floyd of Carson, Rusty Areias of Los Banos and Gerald Eaves of Rialto.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Buenaventura State Beach has fallen on hard times. Much of the sand dunes are bulldozed, the sewage system is old and needs upgrading, and the beach is dominated by a sea of asphalt. Then there is the nearby Omer Rains bike path at Surfers Point, one of the most popular recreation destinations in the county. Over the years, the pounding breakers have chewed away at the paved path, making it increasingly dangerous for cyclists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
As the state's chief fiscal officer, the controller signs most state checks. He also serves as a member of the tax-collecting State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board, as well as the boards guiding the investment of billions of dollars in public pension funds. Salary: $90,000 a year. MAJOR CANDIDATES There are contested races in both party primaries. * Democrats: Rusty Areias, an Assembly member; Kathleen Connell, an investment banker, and Don Perata, an Alameda County supervisor.
NEWS
March 8, 1994 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying California government must be held more accountable for how it spends taxpayer money, Assemblyman Rusty Areias (D-San Jose) announced Monday that he is running for state controller. "I will follow the example of 20 other states in ripping the lid off the bureaucracy," Areias told a Capitol news conference, "exposing the sacred cows by implementing a complete audit of state government."
NEWS
May 23, 1995 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rusty Areias, a former assemblyman and unsuccessful candidate for state controller, was appointed Monday to the California Coastal Commission by the state Senate Rules Committee. In announcing the appointment, Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) called Areias "a committed advocate for the coast" who will "stand up to powerful interests."
NEWS
August 25, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A legislative aide alleges in a lawsuit that Assemblyman Rusty Areias ignored sexual harassment complaints she lodged against his chief of staff and that the San Jose Democrat later threatened her with the loss of her job if she pursued the charges.
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has restored to powerful positions three members of the "Gang of Five"--the band of dissidents who once threatened to end the San Francisco Democrat's reign as the longest-tenured Assembly Speaker in the state's history. One year after they challenged his leadership of the Legislature's lower house, Democratic Assemblymen Steve Peace of La Mesa, Rusty Areias of Los Banos and Gerald R.
NEWS
January 22, 1988 | JERRY GILLAM, Times Staff Writer
A group of dissident Assembly Democrats challenging Speaker Willie Brown's leadership tried to downplay their differences with the liberal wing of the party Thursday by declaring their opposition to the confirmation of Republican Rep. Daniel E. Lungren as state treasurer. Four members of the so-called "gang of five" called a Capitol press conference to announce that they intend to vote against Lungren when his confirmation comes up before the Assembly, expected late this month or early February.
NEWS
May 23, 1995 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rusty Areias, a former assemblyman and unsuccessful candidate for state controller, was appointed Monday to the California Coastal Commission by the state Senate Rules Committee. In announcing the appointment, Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) called Areias "a committed advocate for the coast" who will "stand up to powerful interests."
NEWS
August 25, 1994 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A legislative aide alleges in a lawsuit that Assemblyman Rusty Areias ignored sexual harassment complaints she lodged against his chief of staff and that the San Jose Democrat later threatened her with the loss of her job if she pursued the charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1994
As the state's chief fiscal officer, the controller signs most state checks. He also serves as a member of the tax-collecting State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board, as well as the boards guiding the investment of billions of dollars in public pension funds. Salary: $90,000 a year. MAJOR CANDIDATES There are contested races in both party primaries. * Democrats: Rusty Areias, an Assembly member; Kathleen Connell, an investment banker, and Don Perata, an Alameda County supervisor.
NEWS
March 8, 1994 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying California government must be held more accountable for how it spends taxpayer money, Assemblyman Rusty Areias (D-San Jose) announced Monday that he is running for state controller. "I will follow the example of 20 other states in ripping the lid off the bureaucracy," Areias told a Capitol news conference, "exposing the sacred cows by implementing a complete audit of state government."
NEWS
November 7, 1991
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown of San Francisco and three other Democratic assemblymen did not break state law when they took a tobacco industry-paid trip to New York City last year, the state Fair Political Practices Commission has ruled. The watchdog agency said it has closed an investigation of a complaint filed in August against Brown, Richard Floyd of Carson, Rusty Areias of Los Banos and Gerald Eaves of Rialto.
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown has restored to powerful positions three members of the "Gang of Five"--the band of dissidents who once threatened to end the San Francisco Democrat's reign as the longest-tenured Assembly Speaker in the state's history. One year after they challenged his leadership of the Legislature's lower house, Democratic Assemblymen Steve Peace of La Mesa, Rusty Areias of Los Banos and Gerald R.
NEWS
April 11, 1988 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Standing amid the stately trappings of the Assembly chamber, Steve Peace struck a defiant pose. His mouth moving at lightning speed, the Chula Vista lawmaker gestured wildly, jabbing his finger in the air in a manner typical of an emotionally charged debate. But there was no debate. The chamber, in fact, was nearly empty except for Peace and four fellow members of the rebel "Gang of Five," who posed nearby as a photographer captured the moment for a group portrait.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Buenaventura State Beach has fallen on hard times. Much of the sand dunes are bulldozed, the sewage system is old and needs upgrading, and the beach is dominated by a sea of asphalt. Then there is the nearby Omer Rains bike path at Surfers Point, one of the most popular recreation destinations in the county. Over the years, the pounding breakers have chewed away at the paved path, making it increasingly dangerous for cyclists.
NEWS
April 11, 1988 | LEO C. WOLINSKY, Times Staff Writer
Standing amid the stately trappings of the Assembly chamber, Steve Peace struck a defiant pose. His mouth moving at lightning speed, the Chula Vista lawmaker gestured wildly, jabbing his finger in the air in a manner typical of an emotionally charged debate. But there was no debate. The chamber, in fact, was nearly empty except for Peace and four fellow members of the rebel "Gang of Five," who posed nearby as a photographer captured the moment for a group portrait.
NEWS
March 14, 1988
Almost 1,000 of Assemblyman Rusty Areias' western Merced County constituents showed they approve his challenge of Assembly Speaker Willie Brown by attending a fund-raiser titled "Live With the Gang of Five." The slogan stemmed from the name tagged on Areias and four other Democrats who have challenged Brown's leadership and have lost their committee assignments as a result. The Areias fund-raiser in Los Banos displayed a photo of Brown bearing the caption "Why me, God?"
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