CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2003 |
With his fledgling government stocked mostly with strangers, Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger is turning to a trusted friend and self-described liberal Democrat to serve as a senior advisor in a role that will include beseeching Hollywood executives to keep jobs in California.
January 7, 2014 |
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV as a senior advisor to help the 4-year-old television network gain traction. The network, based in Burbank, is banking on Villaraigosa to give it greater visibility and pull in additional advertising dollars to better compete with established giants, including Univision Communications and NBCUniversal's Telemundo. Estrella TV becomes the latest employer of Villaraigosa since he departed City Hall last summer.
February 15, 2014 |
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Obama is weighing a "wide range of policy tools and options" for stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end his government's attacks on civilians and rebel forces, a senior White House official said Saturday. Obama is also looking at ways to counter the rising threat of Islamist extremists in Syria, said the senior advisor, who asked not to be identified while discussing internal deliberations. In his last planned public remarks of the weekend, Obama told reporters Friday that he was looking at options other than military ones.
December 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama has named Christine H. Fox to be acting deputy Defense secretary, making the former chief of weapons cost analysis the most senior woman in Pentagon history. Fox will replace Ashton Carter, who has stepped down. She was described by officials as a temporary choice while the search continues for a permanent deputy to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Her hiring reflects the administration's need to place an experienced manager in the Pentagon's second-ranking position at a time when it is facing steep budget cuts.
January 21, 2014 |
SANA, Yemen -- In the latest in a spate of assassinations in Yemen, gunmen on Tuesday shot and killed a leading member of a Shiite Muslim group on his way to reconciliation talks and a senior advisor to a provincial governor was slain by a bomb planted in his car, security officials said. A third political figure, the son of the secretary-general of an Islamic party, survived an attempt on his life, officials said. The attacks came against a backdrop of unrest that has torn Yemen in the wake of the 2011 ouster of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down after popular protests erupted across the Arab world, including in Yemen.
February 26, 1999 |
Texas Gov. George W. Bush intends to form a presidential exploratory committee next month, a key step toward a run for the Republican nomination in 2000, several GOP officials and advisors said. A senior advisor who has talked to Bush in recent days said he "fully intends to run" for president but plans to announce in mid-March only that he is "testing the waters." A second senior advisor said he would form an exploratory committee at that time.