September 21, 1989
For 30 years, the Workers Compensation Appeals Board has had an office in Ventura for the adjudication of work injuries. It is well situated with adequate parking, proximity to the government center, freeway and public transportation. It is also in, and next to, the largest and fourth-largest cities in Ventura County. The state has recently remodeled the building and has, within the last month, installed up-to-date computers with dedicated electrical outlets and wiring. It is a model office, especially when compared to other regional officers such as Van Nuys were overcrowded conditions make it unbearable.
June 30, 1989 |
In an important indicator of legislative will to reform election campaign financing, the Senate on Thursday crushed a bill to prohibit candidates for insurance commissioner from taking contributions from the insurance industry. The state insurance commissioner currently is appointed by the governor. But under voter-approved Proposition 103, the post will become an elective office starting next year and take on vast new regulatory powers. Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1988
The Times is right to oppose Proposition 96, a well-intended but unnecessary and deficient AIDS measure. If adopted, Proposition 96 would contradict strong, bipartisan legislation passed unanimously and recently signed into law by the governor that mandates AIDS testing of certain persons who commit sexual assaults or assaults on law enforcement officers. But The Times is wrong to blame legislative delay and ineffectiveness for this measure. Block sponsored Proposition 96 because at the very end of last year's session the Legislature chose to defer action on a bill that he supported which embraced the provisions of Proposition 96. Instead, we decided to consider that bill this year in conjunction with all other proposals on AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1987
Is California once again to be held up for ridicule before the entire world? The California Bicentennial Commission (Metro, Aug. 24) on the U.S. Constitution doesn't need a zoo; it is creating a circus and they are the clowns. Bison tennial Ben indeed! What an insult to poor old Ben Franklin and to the citizens of California. It is not necessary to trivialize our heritage in order to celebrate it. Please, Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara), resume the fight to stop all funding for the commission.