May 26, 1994
I was shocked to read state Sen. Bill Lockyer's comments regarding Torrance City Councilman George Nakano's campaign for the Senate against incumbent candidate Ralph C. Dills, as noted in the "Political Notebook" column (May 5). Sen. Lockyer, in commending Sen. Dills for his then-unpopular opposition to Japanese internment camps during World War II, suggests that Councilman Nakano, as a Japanese American, should not run against Dills in deference to the senator's longtime alliance with the Japanese American community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1986
Sen. Bill Lockyer's (D-Hayward) article (Editorial Pages, Oct. 22) concerning the proposed Crown Coach prison site is nothing more than a partisan hit piece against Gov. George Deukmejian. Lockyer falsely portrays the prison issue as a confrontation between the Republican governor and the Latino community. In so doing, he conveniently "forgets" the following: First, the Crown Coach bill has been carried for three years by a Democrat, Sen. Robert Presley of Riverside. Second, the Crown Coach site was approved last year on a unanimous (37-0)
May 28, 1989
We've seen it in the movies, some of us in real life. When an individual becomes hysterical, he often stands and screams. It's unpleasant to be around and may be embarrassing for the person involved, but in and of itself it's not particularly harmful. When politicians become hysterical, however, the rest of us suffer. And right now, California politicians--their anxious eyes fixed on the next election--are positively aquiver over crime. Take, for example, the state Senate's overwhelming passage Thursday of a bill by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia)
July 15, 1990
"SLAPP in Face for Protesting Homeowners" (Times, July 5) describes a cynical, new legal ploy developers are using to deter community opposition to their projects. Homeowner organizations and individuals hesitating to raise valid challenges to proposed developments should, however, know about an important bill pending in the Legislature that will limit developers' right to use such aggressive tactics. Senate Bill 2313 (sponsored by state Sen. Bill Lockyer) would provide significant legal protection to persons exercising their First Amendment rights of petition or free speech in connection with a public issue, such as opposition to unwanted development.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989 |
The state Senate has passed a bill by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) that would require California lawyers to take continuing education courses. But there's one important exemption: State legislators who also are lawyers wouldn't have to take the classes. Also included in the exemption would be "officers, elected officials and full-time employees of the state of California, or of any political subdivision thereof." Davis said that under his bill, which the Senate approved Thursday, the State Bar would be required to ask the Supreme Court to administer a program requiring 36 hours of continuing legal education for lawyers every three years.
April 22, 1989 |
Will attend a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, a consular corps reception, and an Armenian Martyrs' Day commemorative event in San Diego on Monday. Assembly Floor Action: False IDs: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 67-1 vote a bill (AB 165) by Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Hawthorne) to increase the punishment for a person under 21 years of age using false identification to purchase alcohol from a $200 fine to a $250 fine plus 24 to 32 hours of community service. Super Agencies: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 42-30 vote a bill (AB 136)