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October 25, 1989 | KEITH LOVE, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Will California voters increase the sales tax to fight drugs? Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy believes they will if he can get enough TV footage of places like MacArthur Park in central Los Angeles. That is where McCarthy announced his Safe Streets Initiative on Tuesday, a measure that would raise the state sales tax by one-half cent on each dollar sale if the voters approve it on the November, 1990, ballot.
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October 25, 1989 | KEITH LOVE, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Will California voters increase the sales tax to fight drugs? Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy believes they will if he can get enough TV footage of places like MacArthur Park in central Los Angeles. That is where McCarthy announced his Safe Streets Initiative on Tuesday, a measure that would raise the state sales tax by one-half cent on each dollar sale if the voters approve it on the November, 1990, ballot.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1990
Among the ballot propositions Californians will confront at the polls next month are two measures dealing with crime, law enforcement and the justice system. Neither is perfect. However, in the case of Proposition 133, the so-labeled "Safe Streets Initiative," the proposal's obvious benefits so outweigh its defects that it merits approval. The situation with Proposition 129, the Drug Enforcement, Taxation, Bonds Initiative, is just the opposite and, therefore, it ought to be rejected.
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May 9, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
They both support the death penalty, tougher sentences for criminals and more funding for local police, but Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy and Republican opponent Sen. John Seymour clashed Tuesday over who would do the most to keep California streets safe.
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October 21, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
When the houses in Garden Grove and surrounding cities were new, much of Orange County was covered with citrus orchards. It was farm country and, like the heartland in the Midwest, its people were hard-working, patriotic churchgoers. Today, the county is known more for its oceanfront luxury, shopping mall kitsch and Disneyland make-believe.
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November 1, 1990 | MORT SAHL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES and Mort Sahl, a political satirist, lives and performs in Los Angeles.
V olumes have been written for and about California's upcoming elections. This is humorist and political satirist Mort Sahl's special take on the Golden State's democratic processes. In an era in which television journalists contend "government no longer works" and some citizens don't vote because they feel powerless, California sets a marvelous example by printing a 142-page book setting forth the ballot propositions in excruciating detail and distributing them to each new arrival.
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October 4, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The issue between the lieutenant governor candidates was once again abortion and in their first debate Wednesday incumbent Leo T. McCarthy challenged Republican Marian Bergeson to state her bottom line: Would she support the criminal prosecution of women who seek abortions? Bergeson, who opposes legalized abortion, ducked the question even though McCarthy asked it three times--sometimes speaking over the moderator--and reporters pursued the issue further outside the studio where the debate was videotaped.
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October 14, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Dianne Feinstein said Saturday that Assembly Speaker Willie L. Brown Jr. has assured her that committee changes in the next legislative session will provide her tough-on-crime platform with a fair hearing. "I think he recognizes that my election would carry with it a mandate for change and he has indicated to me he would respect that mandate," the Democratic candidate for governor said at a press conference Saturday. Feinstein has come under attack from her Republican opponent, Sen.
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October 30, 1990 | CATHLEEN DECKER and BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITERS
In an unusually personal denunciation of a fellow senator, Republican candidate for governor Pete Wilson said Monday that Massachusetts Democrat Edward M. Kennedy was "beneath contempt" for politicizing the controversial civil rights bill opposed by Wilson and vetoed by President Bush.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Knock, knock . . . knock, knock, knock. The front door of a townhouse in Stanton swings open and the smell of dinner on the stove wafts outside. The television is tuned to the evening news and the dog is barking. "Hi, my name is Tom Umberg, and I'm running for state Assembly," the Democrat says, handing a brochure to the woman who answers the door. "Cute family," she says, looking at the brochure.
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October 29, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Thirty years after he first came to East Los Angeles to campaign for his late brother John, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) stumped the Latino community Sunday for gubernatorial candidate Dianne Feinstein, declaring, "I think I have been to East Los Angeles more than Pete Wilson has." Kennedy lashed U.S. Sen.
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