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March 20, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Laura Nelson
Contrasting approaches to paying for their campaigns emerged as an issue Thursday as four candidates to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky faced off in their first major debate. The debate offered an opportunity for key contenders to begin shaping their messages and distinguishing themselves from rivals before an audience at UCLA. The candidates said the election offered an opportunity to forge a cooperative relationship with a new county sheriff and fix a range of problems facing the scandal-plagued county jail system.
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OPINION
April 20, 2014
Re "Kennedy kinship has a double edge for Bobby Shriver," April 16 and "Shriver decries spending limits," April 14 It takes just one candidate with a lot of personal wealth to rid an election of any hope for an open and truly democratic race. This pertains to Bobby Shriver of the Kennedy family, who has opted out of the $1.4-million spending limit in the race for the 3rd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The race for L.A. County supervisor is one of the remaining major contests that has a voluntary restriction on spending that candidates respect.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
In the first major debate of the campaign, four of the candidates vying to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors faced off Thursday in a debate that focused mostly on fundraising. It was an opportunity for key contenders to begin shaping their messages and distinguishing themselves from rivals before an audience on the UCLA campus. And they didn't hold back. The candidates discussed how best to work with a new sheriff to fix the county's crowded jails and how they plan to appeal to voters in the San Fernando Valley, where half the votes lie. But the most heated exchange came as they discussed the effect of money in the campaign, and how dollars are being raised.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
In the latest sign that business interests are coalescing around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica City Council and his business and nonprofit backgrounds in announcing his support for the candidate. Shriver is seeking to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky on the five-member Board of Supervisors. "The job of Los Angeles County supervisor is a challenging and important one," Riordan said in a prepared statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
The race to replace termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky refocused Thursday, with former City Controller Wendy Greuel deciding against a run and news emerging that former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver had filed papers to fundraise for a possible campaign. “I just decided it's not the right time for me,” Greuel said in an interview. “That does not mean I'm saying goodbye to the idea of running for office” in the future. She said the proximity of the Los Angeles mayor's race, which she lost to Eric Garcetti in May, factored into her decision.
REAL ESTATE
April 20, 2008 | Ann Brenoff, Times Staff Writer
Kenny Chesney must have gotten word about the Malibu dress code: It's baseball caps, dude, not cowboy hats. What other possible explanation is there for the country music legend to have bought a house in the Carbon Canyon neighborhood for $7.4 million in February and then promptly re-listed it for sale at $7.95 million? The home, which was listed at $7.5 million when Chesney bought it a nanosecond ago, has expansive ocean views.
BOOKS
November 8, 1992
Maria Shriver, in her special "Total Exposure: Privacy and the Press" (NBC, Oct. 8), damaged her credibility as a genuine journalist. She not only exploited a 10-year-old rape victim, she reveled in the very same thing she was denouncing. Being a Kennedy and the wife of a famous star, as she stressed up front, does not make her brand of exploitation any less palatable. Dolores Lozano, Fullerton
OPINION
October 15, 2009 | Meghan Daum
As scandals involving the Kennedys go, Maria Shriver's failure to use a hands-free cellphone device while driving is a bit, well, anticlimactic. Sure, it's embarrassing that the celebrity gossip site TMZ released photos of California's first lady with one hand on the steering wheel and the other on a cellphone on three separate occasions. Sure, it's ironic that it was Shriver's own husband, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who made the use of hand-held mobile phones illegal as of July 1, 2008.
NATIONAL
August 14, 2009
OPINION
April 20, 2014
Re "Kennedy kinship has a double edge for Bobby Shriver," April 16 and "Shriver decries spending limits," April 14 It takes just one candidate with a lot of personal wealth to rid an election of any hope for an open and truly democratic race. This pertains to Bobby Shriver of the Kennedy family, who has opted out of the $1.4-million spending limit in the race for the 3rd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The race for L.A. County supervisor is one of the remaining major contests that has a voluntary restriction on spending that candidates respect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | Michael Finnegan
Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To Bobby. Christmas. Love, Uncle Ted. " But the former Santa Monica mayor is tired of news stories tagging him as the nephew of President John F. Kennedy. He'd rather be known for getting AIDS medicine to Africa, or producing Christmas albums to raise money for the Special Olympics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | Catherine Saillant, Abby Sewell
Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns. Last month, the Santa Monica lawyer and nonprofit director contributed $300,000 of his own money to his effort to succeed longtime west county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political family, criticized a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit in the June 3 primary as inadequate to get his message out to 2 million constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver on Thursday abruptly dropped out of appearing at a promotional event at a Rolls-Royce dealership in Beverly Hills, saying he had just learned about it and that it had been scheduled by mistake. Billed as an "intimate evening" featuring Shriver as a guest speaker, with "specialty cocktails and scotch tasting," the emailed invitations began circulating Wednesday. The invitation is topped with an image of a $285,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith, one of the dealership's newest models.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Thanks to a wide swath of contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in putting together campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev Yaroslavsky, new finance statements show. In addition to donating $300,000 of his own money, Shriver raised $547,736 from a long list of contributors that reads like a who's who of the entertainment industry, including talk show host Oprah Winfrey, actor Tom Hanks and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Abby Sewell
Thanks to a big roster of small contributors and a sizable chunk from his own pocket, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has jumped ahead of rival Sheila Kuehl in gathering campaign cash for the race to replace incumbent Zev Yaroslavsky, finance statements show. In addition to donating $300,000 of his own money, Shriver collected $547,736 from a list that reads like a who's who of the entertainment industry, including talk show host Oprah Winfrey, actor Tom Hanks and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Laura Nelson
Contrasting approaches to paying for their campaigns emerged as an issue Thursday as four candidates to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky faced off in their first major debate. The debate offered an opportunity for key contenders to begin shaping their messages and distinguishing themselves from rivals before an audience at UCLA. The candidates said the election offered an opportunity to forge a cooperative relationship with a new county sheriff and fix a range of problems facing the scandal-plagued county jail system.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1989
NBC-TV News anchor Maria Shriver and her new baby girl are doing well and "very healthy," her publicist in Los Angeles said today. Shriver gave birth early Wednesday with husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 41, at her side. No specifics were given on the infant's name, weight or where she was born.
NEWS
September 1, 1988 | Associated Press
Boris Becker was upset by a lightly regarded Australian in straight sets at the U.S. Open today while fourth-seeded Pam Shriver was ousted by the third best tennis player in the Soviet Union. Becker, a West German seeded No. 5 and still seeking his first U.S. Open title, was given an unexpected exit by Darren Cahill 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Shriver was eliminated by 20-year-old Leila Meskhi 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
In the first major debate of the campaign, four of the candidates vying to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors faced off Thursday in a debate that focused mostly on fundraising. It was an opportunity for key contenders to begin shaping their messages and distinguishing themselves from rivals before an audience on the UCLA campus. And they didn't hold back. The candidates discussed how best to work with a new sheriff to fix the county's crowded jails and how they plan to appeal to voters in the San Fernando Valley, where half the votes lie. But the most heated exchange came as they discussed the effect of money in the campaign, and how dollars are being raised.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Veteran journalist and former California First Lady Maria Shriver is out to put a human face on Americans struggling to stay above the poverty line. In her new HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Shriver focuses on a 30-year-old single mother of three who earns less than $10 an hour as a nursing assistant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The work, which premieres Monday, is meant to highlight the struggles of an estimated 42 million women and 28 million children who are living in or are on the brink of poverty.
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