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August 15, 2000
Re "Bill to Erase Robbins' Name OKd," Aug. 8, Assemblyman Lou Papan (D-Millbrae) should get with the times. Revisionist historians went out with the old Soviet Union. It's true that former state Sen. Alan Robbins "did the crime and served the time," but he also authored significant legislation that bears his name. Papan should drop his efforts to strip Robbins' name from those laws. Robbins is yesterday's news. Of concern today are the countless politicians (of both political parties)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2000
Re "Bill to Erase Robbins' Name OKd," Aug. 8, Assemblyman Lou Papan (D-Millbrae) should get with the times. Revisionist historians went out with the old Soviet Union. It's true that former state Sen. Alan Robbins "did the crime and served the time," but he also authored significant legislation that bears his name. Papan should drop his efforts to strip Robbins' name from those laws. Robbins is yesterday's news. Of concern today are the countless politicians (of both political parties)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1987
Have you seen the ads for the San Fernando Valley Fair? Nightly rock 'n' roll shows (The Jets, Billy Vera and the Beaters, Asleep at the Wheel, Blood, Sweat & Tears, etc.), paper airplane contests, various exhibits and the always socially relevant razorback pig races. What a great use of our Agricultural District tax dollars! These are the same people who want to move the fair into the one remaining agricultural greenbelt we have left: the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area. What were the words to that song?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2000
Who does Assemblyman Lou Papan (D-Millbrae) think he is, trying to wipe former state Sen. Alan Robbins' name off the bills he sponsored, including the landmark Robbins Rape Evidence Law, which became a national model (June 26-27)? Robbins went to prison for his misdeeds, while most politicians get away with theirs. His name will be forgotten in 50 years, but his legislation will continue to help rape victims. For Papan's information, the California Legislature has a far worse reputation now than when Robbins was in it. This Legislature refuses to lower the highest state income tax in America despite huge tax surpluses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991
Our state's governors and the California Legislature have had major battles over the construction of new prisons during the past several years. Govs. Deukmejian and Wilson have favored construction, while the Legislature has not. After reading about the standard mode of operation of our elected legislative officials during the last several years--including State Board of Equalization member (and former state Sen.) Paul Carpenter, state Sen. Joseph Montoya, state Sen. Alan Robbins and the "harshly rebuked" U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston--it's no wonder they don't want more jails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2000
Who does Assemblyman Lou Papan (D-Millbrae) think he is, trying to wipe former state Sen. Alan Robbins' name off the bills he sponsored, including the landmark Robbins Rape Evidence Law, which became a national model (June 26-27)? Robbins went to prison for his misdeeds, while most politicians get away with theirs. His name will be forgotten in 50 years, but his legislation will continue to help rape victims. For Papan's information, the California Legislature has a far worse reputation now than when Robbins was in it. This Legislature refuses to lower the highest state income tax in America despite huge tax surpluses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 | From United Press International
The state Senate on Thursday narrowly approved a pilot voter registration program that would entitle San Fernando Valley high schools to a dollar reimbursement for every student who is registered. The bill by Sen. Alan Robbins, D-Tarzana, is designed to increase voter registration among 18-year-olds. "I think it is very important we get young people started in the process early," Robbins said. The Senate sent his bill to the Assembly on a 21-12 vote--the bare majority needed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
As a second-term assemblyman in Sacramento, I was extremely disturbed by the comments made by former Sen. Alan Robbins in the article, "Robbins Urges Cleanup of California Politics." Robbins refers to a "money-tarnished system that left him forever branded an ex-felon." This is absurd. Robbins "branded" himself a felon. He broke the law. No one told him to take the money. As noted in the article's closing quote: "If I had greater resolve, I would not have violated the law." Resolve is the key word.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1989
Acontroversial proposal to earmark part of Los Angeles County's special sales tax revenues for light rail specifically for San Fernando Valley projects passed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday. The bill, by state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) was sent to the state Senate Appropriations Committee on a 7-3 vote of the state Senate Transportation Committee. It is almost identical to a bill Robbins introduced last year that was passed by the Legislature but vetoed by Gov. George Deukmejian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
I am outraged that we, as voters in the San Fernando Valley, have elected someone like Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) to represent the needs of the people who live in this community. It seems obvious to me that Robbins either does not drive anywhere, or live in the Valley, or he would realize the need for a good, reliable, and clean public transportation system. Our current system, the bus, has none of the aforementioned attributes. However, Robbins seems to agree with the large car companies that a light rail would spread pollution and corruption among the more affluent neighborhood of Tarzana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1995
As a second-term assemblyman in Sacramento, I was extremely disturbed by the comments made by former Sen. Alan Robbins in the article, "Robbins Urges Cleanup of California Politics." Robbins refers to a "money-tarnished system that left him forever branded an ex-felon." This is absurd. Robbins "branded" himself a felon. He broke the law. No one told him to take the money. As noted in the article's closing quote: "If I had greater resolve, I would not have violated the law." Resolve is the key word.
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November 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
Former top lobbyist Clay Jackson testified Monday at his federal corruption trial that then-state Sen. Alan Robbins unsuccessfully tried to extort $250,000 from him and that he strung Robbins along to protect his insurance industry clients. "I was stunned. I had never heard anything like that since I had been in the legislative process," Jackson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Goddard was a young, impressionable college student in 1972 when she met the dynamic state senatorial candidate whose friendship, some 20 years later, would leave her reputation tarnished. Elected student body president at Valley College in Van Nuys at age 19, Goddard was flattered when Alan Robbins, then 29, sought her endorsement after passing out rape whistles on campus and taking part in a televised candidates debate that she moderated.
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March 19, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE and PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lawyer for indicted lobbyist Clayton R. Jackson on Thursday made public transcripts of secretly recorded tapes that he says show ex-Sen. Alan Robbins repeatedly demanded a payoff from Jackson to stop a bill from moving through the Legislature. The fragments of the conversations were released as part of an effort to turn the tables on federal prosecutors, who last month obtained an indictment of Jackson on political corruption charges.
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March 17, 1993 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Capitol lobbyist Clayton R. Jackson responded Tuesday to felony political corruption charges in the way he knows best--by launching a lobbying campaign to convince the public that he is innocent and that his chief accuser, former Sen. Alan Robbins, is a perjurer and a pervert.
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June 26, 1992 | PAUL JACOBS and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was an act of unbridled brazenness. Alan Robbins, then a powerful state senator, had already extorted $225,000 from a San Diego hotel developer. But the Van Nuys Democrat wanted more, demanding that developer Jack Naiman also pay $13,000 in taxes owed on the extortion money. Naiman, fearing that Robbins could put him out of business, agreed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1986
Your story (May 19) examining the Bradley campaign's advertisements did a fair job of explaining in some detail the factual basis for our attacks on the Deukmejian Administration's sorry record of dealing with the insurance crisis and threat of toxic pollution. In light of this, I don't see how you came to the conclusion that charges in our ads were not fully documented. Our ads do not say that Gov. George Deukmejian vetoed every toxic waste bill the Legislature put on his desk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Legislation aimed at curbing assaults against school employees, partly prompted by an attack on a Sylmar junior high school teacher, cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday. The bill, by state Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana), was approved by the state Senate Judiciary Committee on a 9-0 vote and sent to the Appropriations Committee. Robbins' measure would increase prison penalties for attacking a school employee by up to three years, boost funding for school security in high-crime districts and require schools to inform teachers about students with histories of violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Liberal state Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) announced Wednesday that he will run in a San Fernando Valley district, appearing to adopt more conservative themes to woo Valley voters for what may--by law--be his last hurrah in the Senate. Roberti, who has been Senate president pro tem for a dozen years, said he will seek the 20th Senate District seat vacated by former Sen. Alan Robbins, who resigned in November after agreeing to plead guilty to federal corruption charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1991
Our state's governors and the California Legislature have had major battles over the construction of new prisons during the past several years. Govs. Deukmejian and Wilson have favored construction, while the Legislature has not. After reading about the standard mode of operation of our elected legislative officials during the last several years--including State Board of Equalization member (and former state Sen.) Paul Carpenter, state Sen. Joseph Montoya, state Sen. Alan Robbins and the "harshly rebuked" U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston--it's no wonder they don't want more jails.
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