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October 2, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California First Lady Sharon Davis toured the Pico-Union neighborhood Friday, bringing the attention of the governor's office to the geographic core of one of the state's most downtrodden immigrant communities: Central Americans. But these days, Davis learned, many of them are not doing so bad.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2004 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
The narrow figure walking in a night rain seemed to fade into the gloom, his black mackintosh and umbrella blending with the darkness. He paused with his wife at a street corner in Santa Monica. They would have to wade through ankle-deep puddles and trudge down an alley to a parking garage, where their Toyota Prius waited. They stepped slowly; they have little reason to rush these days.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2003 | James Rainey and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
It's not especially pleasant when they're describing your husband as "road kill." Or saying he's a bore. Or calling his career "dead in the water." Sharon Davis heard those hurtful words, and many others, in 1998. But she just kept cheering the man she loved -- all the way from the back of the pack to the governor's office. California's first lady believes a similar surprise awaits the pollsters and pundits on Oct. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2003 | Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writer
The midafternoon flight from Sacramento to Burbank was late for its scheduled departure Monday, so Gray Davis, who often kept others waiting when he was governor, sat on the tarmac waiting for his ride into political exile. The flight would take just an hour, but the departure from Sacramento would be his transition from public life to a private one. Immediately after the inaugural ceremonies for Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swarmed by camera crews and mental health advocates, California's first lady, Sharon Davis, on Monday toured Los Angeles County Jail psychiatric facilities and a well-known Long Beach services agency to highlight the state's need for systemwide mental health care reform. Davis' visit symbolized interest from the top level of state government in addressing long-ignored problems of the incarcerated and homeless mentally ill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1999 | Louise Roug, (714) 966-5977
Sharon Davis, the wife of Gov. Gray Davis, read to students in third through fifth grades at Ray M. Schmitt Elementary School and gave them a brief civics lesson as part of a two-hour visit last week. Invited by school officials, Davis also toured the library and computer lab and visited a first-grade class, where students gave her a book they had made of their drawings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (714) 966-7440
Sharon Davis, wife of Gov. Gray Davis, will visit the Vietnamese Community of Orange County's Asian Health Center today at noon. Davis, along with Assemblyman Lou Correa (D-Anaheim), will tour the facility, which has enrolled almost 800 children into the state's Children Health Insurance Program since it opened last year. The facility has also provided more than 5,000 low-cost and free doctor visits to more than 2,200 patients. The center is at 5015 W. Edinger Ave., Suites K-L.
NEWS
March 12, 1999 | IRENE LACHER
Perhaps you're under the mistaken impression that Gray Davis earned the governor's seat by working incredibly long hours, slogging from one tip of California to another and kissing the entire class of 2020. We would like to correct that now. Davis got the job by partying. "We knew this was going to be a great campaign when Gray and I attended [our friends] the Gitnick Super Bowl party," said Gray's wife, Sharon Davis, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
As he struggles to address a state budget shortfall, Gov. Gray Davis got a bit of good news Tuesday on his personal tax front: He and his wife can expect a $1,696 refund from Uncle Sam. The governor and his wife, Sharon, reported paying $35,423 in federal income tax last year. They also reported paying $11,594 in state income tax and $3,373 in real estate tax. The first couple reported total income of $191,593, most of which was the governor's state salary of $157,731.
NEWS
March 4, 1991 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Davis and his wife, Sharon, will have plenty of time to talk about her pregnancy and his brush with death now that Davis has returned from the war, perhaps the first of Orange County's military contingent to come home since last week's cease-fire. The 21-year-old Davis visited Sunday with his parents at their Fullerton home and recounted the dramatic turn their lives took two weeks ago while they were half a world apart. On Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2003 | Jenifer Warren and Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writers
After five years in office, Gray Davis leaves the Capitol today on an ignominious note, the only California governor ever recalled by voters. But far from being chastened, the 60-year-old Democrat has surprised longtime associates with a reaction that some characterize as deep denial of his fate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2003 | Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer
On the day Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger and the trailing media horde descended on the state capital, outgoing Gov. Gray Davis was away, fulfilling the ceremonial functions of a California leader, boasting of his accomplishments while serving as host at a women's conference in Long Beach. The Democratic governor was initially scheduled to talk transition Wednesday in Sacramento with the Republican chosen by voters to succeed him in this month's recall election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2003 | Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Gray Davis began what may prove to be the final day of his final campaign by flying from Los Angeles to Sacramento, where he held a forum with elementary, high school and college students at the city's historic Guild Theater. Davis touched only briefly on the recall -- and made no mention of the allegations of sexual misbehavior dogging candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger -- as he spoke to the students and fielded questions for nearly an hour.
OPINION
October 5, 2003 | Amy Wilentz, Wilentz is the author of "Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier" and the novel "Martyrs' Crossing." She is at work on a book about the recall and California.
When the textbooks are written, when the historians finally tell us what it all meant, I trust they'll keep in mind the lessons that the California recall taught hard-bitten, tough-minded political observers who suddenly discovered they'd heretofore been naive. 1. Fake is always best. The more it looks like a television studio or a movie set, the better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2003 | James Rainey and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
It's not especially pleasant when they're describing your husband as "road kill." Or saying he's a bore. Or calling his career "dead in the water." Sharon Davis heard those hurtful words, and many others, in 1998. But she just kept cheering the man she loved -- all the way from the back of the pack to the governor's office. California's first lady believes a similar surprise awaits the pollsters and pundits on Oct. 7.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2003 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
California First Lady Sharon Davis offered a glimpse Wednesday into how she and her husband, Gov. Gray Davis, have reacted to the recall campaign against him, equating it to "finding out you have cancer." "It's terrible news, and you think, 'My gosh, what am I going to do?' " she said. "Very few people say, 'I'm going to go home and die. What I'm going to do is fight it.' " The governor's wife was in Washington to promote a foster care program she has championed.
NEWS
January 1, 1999 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Around home these days, Sharon Davis is affectionately known as "Flee." "That means first lady elect," explains husband Gray Davis, California's next governor. "I call him Gee," Sharon Davis adds. These are exhilarating days for California's next first couple. For Sharon Davis especially, Flee is a long way from Santee, the small town outside San Diego that she still refers to as home. It has been nearly 20 years since the former Sharon Ryer met Davis and entered the world of politics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2002 | EVAN HALPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mysterious phone call. Threats of demonstrators. A potential security breach. Those were the reasons Democratic congressional candidate Gerrie Schipske gave to explain why California First Lady Sharon Davis canceled an appearance at Schipske's Sunday afternoon campaign event in Huntington Beach. But there were no pickets outside the event at the Chimayo at the Beach restaurant. And the first lady's staff said they knew nothing about any potential security breach--or mysterious phone calls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2003 | Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writer
Friends often approach First Lady Sharon Davis these days with a demeanor that suggests there's been a death in the family. In hushed tones, they ask how she and her unpopular husband are doing. "I just kind of look at them and go, 'Fine, really fine,' " she said, laughing. "They think we're just being beaten down on a daily basis, and it doesn't feel that way. It feels more like, this is a huge challenge, but we're up for facing it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
As he struggles to address a state budget shortfall, Gov. Gray Davis got a bit of good news Tuesday on his personal tax front: He and his wife can expect a $1,696 refund from Uncle Sam. The governor and his wife, Sharon, reported paying $35,423 in federal income tax last year. They also reported paying $11,594 in state income tax and $3,373 in real estate tax. The first couple reported total income of $191,593, most of which was the governor's state salary of $157,731.
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