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April 2, 2004 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
On the heels of heated meetings recently with independent producers and public broadcasters in New York and San Francisco, Corporation for Public Broadcasting executives were expecting more fireworks when they brought their roadshow to Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon. Instead, all but a handful of the 125 or so independent filmmakers and producers in attendance were there primarily to learn more about the corporation's $20-million initiative, "America at a Crossroads."
April 4, 1988
The Times devoted considerable space to an attack by a self-proclaimed "expert" on me, my record and that of the state Assembly under my speakership ("A Record for Willie Brown but a Loss for Public Policy," by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Opinion, March 20). In spite of the media attention paid to my having broken the longevity record set by the late Jesse Unruh, that record is of little importance. What has been important about the last seven years and three months is the major public policy accomplishments--accomplishments which your so-called expert chose to ignore.
April 17, 2007 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Former Sen. John Edwards, whose wind-swept look has drawn its share of comment in the presidential race, evidently took time out from his campaign to stop for a haircut. But this wasn't your basic barber shop. Rather, Edwards apparently visited Torrenueva Hair Designs in Beverly Hills, owned by celebrity stylist Joseph Torrenueva. And he paid Rodeo Drive prices. Twice. According to his campaign finance report, Edwards' campaign spent $400 at the salon on Feb. 20.
October 1, 1994
With nearly every election, the call for reforming the initiative process is heard (Sept. 19). Its use by well-funded special interests has been a particular target of reformers, and the sponsorship of Proposition 188 by Phillip Morris Inc. has once again focused attention on the power of money to dominate the process. Much of the abuse could be eliminated by the adoption of "truth in sponsorship" and "truth in advertising" laws. Petitions should be required to include a prominent notice disclosing the sponsors of circulation efforts with reference to industries or groups involved.
January 30, 2014 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - The surprise retirements of Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) and his California colleague, Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) are fueling speculation about the political future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco lawmaker who counted both men as trusted allies. Pelosi on Thursday reiterated her commitment to run for reelection this year. "I'm running. I've already started the paperwork process. My work is not finished," Pelosi said in a statement provided by her office.
July 24, 2012 | By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times
L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who will have served 36 years in office when term limits block him from running again in 2016, wants voters to consider amending the law so he can stay for up to eight more years. On Tuesday, supervisors are scheduled to consider Antonovich's call for a November ballot measure to stretch the term deadline, a move that could benefit other longtime board members if voters approve. Antonovich said the current board was in the best position to steer the county through today's harsh economic times.
February 4, 2008 | Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writer
California First Lady Maria Shriver delivered a surprise endorsement of Barack Obama on Sunday, overcoming qualms about going public because, she said, the Illinois senator was the presidential candidate able to unify the country across racial, ethnic and other lines of division. "He's not about himself," she told a cheering crowd at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. "He's about the power of us and what we can do if we come together. . . .
For Donald Knabe and Gordana Swanson, this fall's runoff for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is almost a replay of four years ago. After a hard-hitting primary campaign in 1992, Swanson forced Knabe's boss, Supervisor Deane Dana, into a runoff, only to lose in the fall. This time around, Swanson, a former mayor of Rolling Hills, will take on Knabe, Dana's chief of staff, in what promises to be a long and heated campaign.
With a substantial batch of absentee ballots counted Friday, challenger John Lynch gained some ground but Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti maintains a slender lead, election officials said. After 74,535 absentee ballots were counted, Lynch inched closer to Garcetti by 1,554 votes, Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack said. With more than 2.1 million votes cast, Garcetti clings to a 5,282-vote lead. An estimated 115,000 ballots remain to be counted, and the next report is due Monday, McCormack said.
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