Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSen Marian Bergeson
IN THE NEWS

Sen Marian Bergeson

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
Your article, "O.C's Bergeson Has Proved a Capitol Asset, (Feb.13)," lists legislative accomplishments of our state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach). It does not mention "The Bergeson Act." Naming a law after one of its members is a special way in which legislators honor a colleague. Offhand, I can't think of anyone else Orange County currently sends to Sacramento that has been so honored. "The Bergeson Act" is the California Teacher Credentialing law of 1988. It has had two effects--one intended, the other not. The intended effect was to boost teacher standards.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2009 | By Kimi Yoshino
Days after the daughter of longtime Orange County legislator Marian Bergeson was found strangled at her home in Portland, her family and friends are still waiting for answers. Nancy Bergeson, 57, was found dead in her home Tuesday afternoon. She was a Newport Beach native. Her mother served in the state Assembly and Senate for nearly two decades and as state education secretary in the late 1990s. Although authorities initially believed that Bergeson had died of natural causes, medical examiners later ruled her death a homicide.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 2009 | By Kimi Yoshino
Days after the daughter of longtime Orange County legislator Marian Bergeson was found strangled at her home in Portland, her family and friends are still waiting for answers. Nancy Bergeson, 57, was found dead in her home Tuesday afternoon. She was a Newport Beach native. Her mother served in the state Assembly and Senate for nearly two decades and as state education secretary in the late 1990s. Although authorities initially believed that Bergeson had died of natural causes, medical examiners later ruled her death a homicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The awful facts are straightforward, simple. She was the victim of a brutal rape. The assailant was caught and convicted on 28 counts involving 11 different women. He received 153 years in prison. But it's Catherine Christie who feels like the one serving a life sentence. Even as the Orange County woman continues to salve the emotional wounds she suffered in the 1988 attack, her anger has grown over society's attitude toward rape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1990
I want to thank Paula Kruse for writing you a letter stating she wouldn't vote for Sen. Marian Bergeson because in a Times' article (which I unfortunately missed) Bergeson stated she was anti-abortion. Since I put a baby's life ahead of a woman's choice, I now know that I will support Marian Bergeson and, unlike Paula, can remain loyal to my Republican Party as well. BONNIE O'NEIL Newport Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1988
I'm thankful that state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) has, for the second time, withdrawn her ill-conceived Bolsa Chica developer-welfare bill, (SB 1517). Perhaps now Sen. Bergeson will help us with the ultimate solution to the Bolsa Chica problem--a public/private purchase of the entire 1,600-acre property for posterity. It will actually be cheaper this way. JAN D. VANDERSLOOT Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1990
Thank you for your article on (state Sen.) Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) who is running for lieutenant governor (Part A, Feb. 8). Thanks to you I now know who to vote for. She is pro-life and so am I. Now who am I going to vote for as governor? Surely, not Sen. Pete Wilson who has left our ranks as a true party Republican in his less-than-ideal platform. Peter Ueberroth, where are you? KAREN MARSHALL Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1989 | Associated Press
The state Senate on Monday approved a bill that would let Orange County residents vote on a proposal to raise their sales taxes to pay for new jail and courthouse facilities. By a 26-6 vote, the Senate approved the bill by Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) that would allow the county, with approval from most of its voters, to impose a half-cent sales tax. The tax would be used to pay off bonds issued to build and furnish juvenile and adult detention facilities and courthouse structures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1987
I was outraged to read Tom Alexander's recent letter regarding Sen. Marian Bergeson and the Bolsa Chica issue. I have known Bergeson for years and have worked alongside her for the quality of life here in Newport Beach. Bergeson has been acknowledged by many as the one who took the lead in bringing forth a compromise to clean up Upper Newport Bay. She has worked hard to preserve our environment. I know that Bergeson will work with the same diligence on the Bolsa Chica issue in Huntington Beach and that through her efforts a compromise will be forged to preserve the wetlands and provide for ocean-related recreational opportunities for the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1989
I noted that state Sen. Marian Bergeson has introduced a bill to consolidate all transit and transportation agencies under an Orange County Transportation Authority, with its board of directors to consist of three county supervisors, seven city representatives and a member of the public, plus a non-voting gubernatorial appointee. I would like to suggest that this too will fail because the Board of Supervisors, as well as the city members, have far too many assigned tasks to become fully involved with the transportation issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1994
Your article, "O.C's Bergeson Has Proved a Capitol Asset, (Feb.13)," lists legislative accomplishments of our state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach). It does not mention "The Bergeson Act." Naming a law after one of its members is a special way in which legislators honor a colleague. Offhand, I can't think of anyone else Orange County currently sends to Sacramento that has been so honored. "The Bergeson Act" is the California Teacher Credentialing law of 1988. It has had two effects--one intended, the other not. The intended effect was to boost teacher standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County businesswomen, both political novices, announced their candidacies Wednesday for separate seats on the Board of Supervisors. * Madelene Arakelian, 60, co-owner of South Coast Refuse Corp., will challenge state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) for the South County district post being vacated by retiring Supervisor Thomas F. Riley. Haydee Tillotson, 55, owner of a Huntington Beach-based property management company, enters a race to replace Supervisor Harriett M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA and DANIEL WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hailing them as part of an effort to halt business flight from California, Gov. Pete Wilson on Monday signed two bills, one by an Orange County lawmaker, that make it easier for businesses to get environmental permits to operate. Wilson, who faces a tough reelection fight next year in a state hard-hit by recession and business flight, said the new laws will "send a message that California is back in business."
BUSINESS
September 11, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson pledged Friday to quickly sign a bill by an Orange County lawmaker allowing the California Department of Transportation to resume contracting out engineering work, a practice the agency halted because of legal action brought by a state employees' union. The state Senate voted 28-5 late Thursday to send a bill by Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) to the governor's desk.
NEWS
June 20, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fed up with the Legislature's inability to produce long-term solutions to California's continuing budget woes, state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) is pushing a measure that would give lawmakers one year to overhaul state government or face bruising reprisals. Bergeson's bill, which she expects to bring to a vote when the Legislature meets this evening, would see state government virtually shut down unless reforms are in place before July 1, 1994.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inundated by opposition from organized labor, the state Senate narrowly defeated a bill Thursday that would have given Orange County and dozens of other California counties the ability to save money by contracting out a variety of government jobs. The legislation, pushed by state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach), was killed on the Senate floor for the second consecutive year after public employee labor unions lobbied hard against it, arguing that such privatization efforts would cost jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1991
Many of us would like returned to us the taxpayer money that was spent to pay state Sen. Marian Bergeson, Gov. Pete Wilson and the other government people for their wasted time in deciding what to do with the foxes. We could then either feed a homeless family for six months or help care for a sick child in Children's Hospital of Orange County. I really appreciate Dana Parsons' column ("Charity Begins With a Home--for Folks as Well as Foxes," May 1) on ". . . how well the state handled the matter of the homeless.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
The Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday approved legislation that would create a new Orange County Transportation Agency with the power to plan the county's roads and operate its mass transit system. The bill, by Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach), was passed on an 11-0 vote and sent to the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. Ferguson's measure is similar to a bill by Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) that was approved last week by the Senate Transportation Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1992
What makes a good legislator? It's more than simply wearing one's political ideology on one's sleeve. The best legislators--whether Republican, Democrat or Independent--are those who stay true to their political beliefs while constantly seeking ways of solving local and state problems. Viewed this way, the members of Orange County's Sacramento delegation get decidedly mixed reviews.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1991
Many of us would like returned to us the taxpayer money that was spent to pay state Sen. Marian Bergeson, Gov. Pete Wilson and the other government people for their wasted time in deciding what to do with the foxes. We could then either feed a homeless family for six months or help care for a sick child in Children's Hospital of Orange County. I really appreciate Dana Parsons' column ("Charity Begins With a Home--for Folks as Well as Foxes," May 1) on ". . . how well the state handled the matter of the homeless.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|