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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992
Regarding the Times story about Sen. Ed Davis' planned retirement, "The World According to Ed" (Jan. 29), I'd be remiss in my duty as an unofficial Ed-watcher if I didn't question why the following Ed quote was omitted: "If I ever run for public office, I should have my head examined by a proctologist." Fortunately for his constituents, Ed went on to become a very successful state senator. His bipartisan leadership was instrumental in making Towsley Canyon State Woodlands Park a public facility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993
With all the intelligent people who are unemployed, it certainly seems that the governor could have made just as good choices from that group as he did with Seymour for the "affordable housing" post and former state Sen. Ed Davis for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeal Board. I'm sure Davis is already drawing a hefty pension from the taxpayers. Does Davis really need another $25,500 a year? Seymour is right in expecting criticism. There are lots of unemployed real estate agents who could handle that job for a lot less than $98,076 a year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993
With all the intelligent people who are unemployed, it certainly seems that the governor could have made just as good choices from that group as he did with Seymour for the "affordable housing" post and former state Sen. Ed Davis for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeal Board. I'm sure Davis is already drawing a hefty pension from the taxpayers. Does Davis really need another $25,500 a year? Seymour is right in expecting criticism. There are lots of unemployed real estate agents who could handle that job for a lot less than $98,076 a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1992
A 170-acre park in the Santa Clarita Valley has been named for retiring state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita). Located in Towsley Canyon off The Old Road in Newhall, the new park is the first step toward what the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy hopes will be a 6,000-acre preserve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1986
Fiedler calls it a dirty trick, the press calls it self-righteousness, and others plainly refer to it as political stupidity. I, as a voter, however, refer to Sen. Ed Davis' (R-Valencia) refusal to accept the offer moral integrity. Once again, Ed Davis, despite the political consequences, has demonstrated courage and decency as a public official. Isn't it about time our politicians, entrusted with the reins of democracy, say no to high wheeling, backroom deals? Or have we as a society become so jaded and disenchanted with our political system that we no longer expect, nor demand, virtue in government?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1989
I'm normally reticent to criticize a newspaper editorial because it's such an exercise in futility. Regarding your May 28 piece "Hysterical Reaction," which took a healthy swing at me for a vote on vehicle searches, I offer only a modest clarification. The bill by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) would permit stop and search of vehicles for illegal firearms in areas local authorities have declared to be in a state of emergency. You assert I believe it unconstitutional yet voted for it anyway because of a fear of public opinion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1990
I was pleased to read state Sen. Ed Davis' recent opinion piece, "A Parental Presence Prevents Delinquency." As a mother of two preschoolers, I am in full agreement with Sen. Davis' position. I have seen too many people sacrifice the lives of their children to gain some small material advantage. I am continually in wonder as to why people have children if they choose to not raise them themselves. For the past two years, I have worked as a juvenile diversion counselor for a private, nonprofit, community-based agency in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
A state law passed over the summer authorizes counties to assess school districts for the collection of property taxes. We urge the Ventura County Board of Supervisors not to impose these fees as it would have a devastating effect on our already financially strapped schools. The Conejo Unified School District could be charged over $600,000 in fees which equals the salary of 16 teachers, enough to staff one elementary school. We realize that mental health, children's protective services, family planning and public health funds have also been drastically cut and the Board of Supervisors has to help these programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992
The comments of state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita) in regard to the proposed tougher penalties for spousal rapists were not only ignorant but degrading to women and himself (Aug. 15). Your article quoted Davis describing the Legislature as "terrorized of late by lobbies of women" and referring to the lobbyists as "women that men would never touch." Davis obviously feels threatened by the increasing political and professional power that women are gaining. In an attempt to keep his chauvinistic world in order, Davis and other opponents of this bill would have husbands continue to subjugate their wives bodily and mentally under state sanction.
OPINION
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992
The comments of state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita) in regard to the proposed tougher penalties for spousal rapists were not only ignorant but degrading to women and himself (Aug. 15). Your article quoted Davis describing the Legislature as "terrorized of late by lobbies of women" and referring to the lobbyists as "women that men would never touch." Davis obviously feels threatened by the increasing political and professional power that women are gaining. In an attempt to keep his chauvinistic world in order, Davis and other opponents of this bill would have husbands continue to subjugate their wives bodily and mentally under state sanction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten AIDS activists pleaded no contest Monday and were placed on probation for taking part in a protest at a fund-raiser for state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita) last year that led to their arrests. The activists and others used the court appearance to again protest Davis' sponsorship of a bill that would make it a crime for people who know they are infected with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, to engage in unprotected sexual activity or share a hypodermic needle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1992
Regarding the Times story about Sen. Ed Davis' planned retirement, "The World According to Ed" (Jan. 29), I'd be remiss in my duty as an unofficial Ed-watcher if I didn't question why the following Ed quote was omitted: "If I ever run for public office, I should have my head examined by a proctologist." Fortunately for his constituents, Ed went on to become a very successful state senator. His bipartisan leadership was instrumental in making Towsley Canyon State Woodlands Park a public facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1991 | PAUL LIEBERMAN and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hundreds of gay rights activists demonstrated outside a fund-raising appearance by Gov. Pete Wilson in Woodland Hills on Friday night, and at least 36 people were arrested for allegedly blocking traffic and demonstrating in the hotel. Wilson was the featured speaker at a $250-a-plate dinner at the Marriott Warner Center hotel marking the 75th birthday of state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita), who was making his first public appearance since cancer surgery last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1990
A state law passed over the summer authorizes counties to assess school districts for the collection of property taxes. We urge the Ventura County Board of Supervisors not to impose these fees as it would have a devastating effect on our already financially strapped schools. The Conejo Unified School District could be charged over $600,000 in fees which equals the salary of 16 teachers, enough to staff one elementary school. We realize that mental health, children's protective services, family planning and public health funds have also been drastically cut and the Board of Supervisors has to help these programs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bill establishing a new process for winning state approval for garbage dumps has been passed by the state Senate, but without provisions sought by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita) that would have given cities a stronger voice in such decisions. Davis had hoped to amend the bill to give Santa Clarita more influence over plans to open a dump in Elsmere Canyon, just outside the city. Davis unsuccessfully tried to amend the bill by Assemblyman Dominic L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1989
After reading state Sen. Ed Davis' (R-Valencia) column "Stockton Murders and Sacrament Stalemates" (Opinion, Jan. 29), I could only wonder if Davis and legislators like him aren't a large part of the problem. Davis wastes 800 words complaining about "all or nothing" approaches of those on both sides of the gun control issue without indicating how he would reduce the danger posed by assault weapons. Why did he do this? Was it to avoid taking a position in favor of the current gun control proposals which are aimed specifically at semiautomatic weapons like the one used to murder the Stockton children?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Hunt Braly, state Sen. Ed Davis' top aide, has become the second Republican activist to file papers to oppose embattled Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) in the June, 1990, primary. "We continue to get encouragement from people," said Braly, 34, who is expected to be backed by Davis (R-Valencia). "The keys will be a grass-roots campaign and raising money." Braly, who sent his intent-to-run statement to the Fair Political Practices Commission on Friday, can now start raising campaign funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1990 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state Assembly committee on Monday rejected a bill intended to ensure that the proposed Elsmere Canyon Landfill--which the city and county of Los Angeles are considering building next to the city of Santa Clarita--complies with a new state law regulating the location of garbage dumps. The bill by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Santa Clarita) was backed by officials from Santa Clarita, who maintained that it is needed to ensure that environmental safeguards are followed should the dump be developed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1990
I was pleased to read state Sen. Ed Davis' recent opinion piece, "A Parental Presence Prevents Delinquency." As a mother of two preschoolers, I am in full agreement with Sen. Davis' position. I have seen too many people sacrifice the lives of their children to gain some small material advantage. I am continually in wonder as to why people have children if they choose to not raise them themselves. For the past two years, I have worked as a juvenile diversion counselor for a private, nonprofit, community-based agency in Orange County.
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