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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has named Rick Jacobs, a Democratic organizer who raised more than $2 million to help him win the May election, as one of his senior advisors at City Hall. Garcetti's appointment of Jacobs is the latest in a series of top-tier City Hall jobs awarded to key supporters of the mayor's campaign. Jacobs' title, deputy chief of staff for operations, belies the clout he is likely to wield as an outspoken player in the upper ranks of California politics and a longtime friend of Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2014 | By Michael Finnegan
After more than three years as lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom is painfully familiar with the small indignities of a job with few responsibilities of consequence. So it came as little surprise that he was relegated to the last - and least desired - speaking slot at the state Democratic convention late Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. “Thank you for coming - it's good to see all four of you,” Newsom called out to stragglers scattered among the rows of empty chairs in the cavernous hall at the L.A. Convention Center.
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NEWS
September 11, 1999 | Associated Press
Elizabeth Hanford Dole's most visible senior advisor is resigning from her Republican presidential campaign, saying opportunities in the private sector are too good to pass up. "You get to a point in your career when the prospect of less hours and more money is appealing," communications director Ari Fleischer said Friday. Fleischer said he is leaving on good terms. "I'm going to miss her. I think she's a great lady.
WORLD
February 15, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Patrick J. McDonnell
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2003 | Peter Nicholas and Dan Morain, Times Staff Writers
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Meg James
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Matt Miller, newspaper columnist and former Clinton White House aide, said Friday he is jumping into the already crowded race to replace retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Miller announced his candidacy on "Left, Right & Center," the political program he co-hosts on KCRW-FM (89.9). "With Congressman Waxman's retirement, our community is losing a remarkable representative and facing a critical choice," Miller said in a statement issued by his campaign. "I'm a proud Democrat but too often politicians in both parties care more about winning elections than solving problems.
NEWS
February 26, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 | By Alisha Gomez
A dog that belongs to a relative of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attacked and killed a sea lion along the Laguna Beach shoreline, police said Monday. A video of the violent encounter shows Giffords' stepdaughter and husband trying to pull the canine from the limp mammal as the surf rolls in. A copy of the video was sent to The Times. Laguna Beach police received a call at 2 p.m. Saturday and arrived to find that the 65-pound American bulldog mix had broken free from its 18-year-old owner and attacked a beached sea lion on a public beach near the exclusive Montage Laguna Beach, Capt.
SPORTS
March 18, 2004
'I don't worry about Steinbrenner anymore. I've got new bosses that treat me like a human being.' Don Zimmer, on life as a senior advisor to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after years of working for George Steinbrenner's New York Yankees
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Matt Miller, newspaper columnist and former Clinton White House aide, said Friday he is jumping into the already crowded race to replace retiring Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Miller announced his candidacy on "Left, Right & Center," the political program he co-hosts on KCRW-FM (89.9). "With Congressman Waxman's retirement, our community is losing a remarkable representative and facing a critical choice," Miller said in a statement issued by his campaign. "I'm a proud Democrat but too often politicians in both parties care more about winning elections than solving problems.
WORLD
January 21, 2014 | By Zaid Ali and Laura King, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2014 | By Meg James
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.
WORLD
December 27, 2013 | By Amro Hassan and Nabih Bulos
BEIRUT - The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the enormous blast in Beirut targeting Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese ambassador to the United States. But the Syrian conflict has already left a lasting mark on its politically fragile neighbor.
WORLD
December 27, 2013 | By Nabih Bulos
AMMAN, Jordan -- A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing at least five people including a Sunni politician who was a former ambassador to the United States and a prominent critic of Hezbollah. More than 70 people were reported injured. Plumes of black smoke billowed into the air, and television images showed scenes of blazing wreckage and scattered debris. Troops formed a security cordon around the area, close to downtown hotels as well as government buildings, including the parliament.
NATIONAL
December 3, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2013 | By Anh Do
The men had just finished their thick steaks and were starting to smoke cigars while artichoke hearts warmed on the grill. A plate of mooncakes awaited them nearby. On a sunny afternoon in the backyard of his home in the hills of Orange, Van Tran plots his political comeback. Once California's highest-ranking Vietnamese American politician, riding a wave of activism in the immigrant community where he came of age, Tran was bounced to the sidelines in 2010 when a veteran congresswoman, Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana)
WORLD
February 15, 2014 | By Christi Parsons and Patrick J. McDonnell
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.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2013 | By Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta
Under the chandeliers at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, guests sipped white wine and sampled Vietnamese spring rolls as Hollywood's power players gathered for yet another fete celebrating Hillary Rodham Clinton, this time for her work with women and girls in Third World countries. President Clinton, a surprise guest, had popped into Friday night's VIP reception upstairs to greet industry heavyweights including Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and Rob Friedman, co-chairman of Lionsgate's motion picture group.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer and David Zahniser
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa landed a new job Tuesday as an advisor to global public relations firm Edelman. One person surprised by the news was Bill Ackman, who has employed Edelman in his well-publicized campaign against Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd., which he says operates an illegal pyramid scheme. In September, Villaraigosa took a job as an advisor to Herbalife, praising the company for its "strong presence within the Latino community.
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