April 1, 2014 |
Many Californians are outraged that state Sens. Leland Yee, Ronald S. Calderon and Roderick D. Wright, all of whom have been either accused or convicted of crimes, will continue to collect their $95,291 annual salaries while they're suspended from their jobs. It's a paid vacation, critics complain. On the public dime. In response, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced an amendment to the state Constitution on Friday - the same day he and his fellow senators suspended their colleagues - that would allow the Senate or Assembly to withhold compensation in the future when a legislator is suspended.
August 26, 2009
Re "Music did a number on me," Opinion, Aug. 23 Although Mark Steinberg was somewhat humorous with his commentary, he misses Dr. Oliver Sacks' point about the beneficial effect of learning to play music on one's brain. As a fellow fiddler, I have no doubt Steinberg's legal "practice" benefited from his music training and hours of practice more than he will ever know -- or perhaps even appreciate. Larry M. Edwards San Diego :: I am truly sorry that Steinberg had such a horrible experience with the violin.
February 25, 2014 |
Hours after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted Friday for allegedly taking $100,000 in bribes, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg conferred with his members and produced a statement calling on the Montebello Democrat to resign, take a leave of absence or face expulsion. This was bold action from the Senate, no doubt aimed at preserving the integrity of the body and sending a message to Californians that corruption and fraud among lawmakers would not be tolerated. But if that's the message Steinberg wants to send, why is Sen. Roderick Wright still serving?
October 24, 1985 |
The Price Co. and a Montreal-based retail chain have created a joint venture that will open a Price Club warehouse store in Montreal or Toronto in early 1986, company officials said Wednesday. "We'll open one, take a look at it and see how it goes," said Steinberg Inc. spokesman Douglas R. Long. "Then we'll decide whether or not to go with other (locations)." Steinberg and San Diego-based Price Co.
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July 20, 2013 |
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital. " "This is the system," he said, drawing a box on a piece of paper in his Monterey Park office last week. Judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials each have a role in deciding what to do with someone who has a mental illness and is accused of a crime, Baca said. But they decide each case in isolation, missing a broader concern - thousands of sick people get locked up, with no coherent plan for helping them get better.
December 31, 2001
Re "Cure the Sales Tax Addicts," editorial, Dec. 27: AB 680, by Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is not new. It is just another in the long line of "let's rob Peter to pay Paul" bills that have been coming out of Sacramento since 1978. It is an attempt by the state to take financial control away from cities and to turn it over to regional agencies. The result will be that cities will wind up like the school districts, broke and dependent on Sacramento for their survival.