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February 20, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
The Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs were among five law enforcement unions Tuesday that endorsed state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) to replace retiring county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. The move places the public safety unions alongside much of the region's other organized labor groups in backing Ridley-Thomas, who is running against L.A. City Councilman Bernard C. Parks -- a former Los Angeles Police Department chief. Burke announced last week that she was supporting Parks for the June 3 primary election.
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June 23, 2010 | By Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times
Yvonne B. Burke, who left office as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 2008, has returned to the Hall of Administration as a registered lobbyist. Burke recently filed paperwork showing that she accepted $10,000 in January to represent East Shore RV Park, a company that leases county land to operate a campground on the banks of Puddingstone Lake near San Dimas. The company is seeking to expand the camping area into an area with a sensitive wildlife habitat, as well as extend the timeframe of its lease.
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April 19, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks will receive the endorsement of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) today in the race to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in District 2. Waters' endorsement is considered significant in a crowded race that has two well-known and well-funded candidates: Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles). Waters is regarded as one of South Los Angeles' most powerful and popular leaders. The central county district extends from mid-Los Angeles south to Carson.
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October 21, 2009 | From A Times Staff Writer
Charles Bookhammer, a former Hawthorne councilman and longtime aide to retired Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, died Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center. He was 61. His daughter, Brandi, said he died of complications from surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Bookhammer, who ran a family-owned insurance agency in Hawthorne for many years, sat on the Hawthorne City Council for 14 years in two different stints, until 1999. He also served on Burke's staff for 16 years, beginning as a deputy in 1992 and eventually rising to assistant chief of staff.
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December 4, 2008 | Jean Merl
Two new members have joined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, officials announced Wednesday. One is Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was just sworn in as the new 2nd District representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Superivors. Ridley-Thomas, who also served on the commission when he was a Los Angeles city councilman, replaces retired county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. The other is prominent real estate developer Rick Caruso, whose firm built the Grove shopping and entertainment mall in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles and Americana at Brand in Glendale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2008 | Garrett Therolf
A union committee reported gathering $3.1 million in the last two months to help state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas win the 2nd District seat being vacated by county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. With the Nov. 4 election only weeks away, the independent expenditure committee has amassed a total of $7.1 million to help Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) defeat Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks. As long as an independent group does not coordinate with the candidate it supports, donors can avoid the $1,000 limit that applies to individuals giving directly to a campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2008 | Garrett Therolf
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a meeting at his Santa Monica office Tuesday to ask the leadership of the University of California to begin talks with L.A. County to take over the shuttered Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. "These discussions should begin with the county outlining their proposals for addressing governance, financing, seismic safety and medical education -- issues that must be addressed to reopen the hospital," Schwarzenegger said in a statement after the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2008 | By Jean-Paul Renaud and Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks continued to hold a fundraising lead over state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) in their heated contest for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors, campaign finance reports showed Friday. Ridley-Thomas, however, was beginning to close the gap during the latest reporting period, between March 18 and May 17. The state senator collected $316,000, bringing his total for the race to date to about $526,000. Parks took in about $279,000 during the period, giving him a total of $647,000 collected in the race for the 2nd District seat.
OPINION
February 6, 1994
We are writing in response to Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke's column ("The Problem Up Close," Commentary, Jan. 25). We are the day laborers who wait for work in Ladera Heights, and we take issue with Burke on a number of points. First, she stated that she has been "attempting to resolve this problem" for more than a year, yet we have never been approached by the supervisor or any of her staff. It is difficult to imagine such attempts absent our participation, which we believe is key to the process of reaching a viable resolution of this issue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas criticized each other's record on issues including police misconduct, development and Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Medical Center on Saturday, during one in a series of debates in their race to win a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. While answering a question about gangs, Ridley-Thomas intimated that Parks did not fully address the Rampart police corruption scandal while serving as Los Angeles police chief.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2008 | Jean Merl
Two new members have joined the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, officials announced Wednesday. One is Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was just sworn in as the new 2nd District representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Superivors. Ridley-Thomas, who also served on the commission when he was a Los Angeles city councilman, replaces retired county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. The other is prominent real estate developer Rick Caruso, whose firm built the Grove shopping and entertainment mall in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles and Americana at Brand in Glendale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2008 | Garrett Therolf
A union committee reported gathering $3.1 million in the last two months to help state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas win the 2nd District seat being vacated by county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke. With the Nov. 4 election only weeks away, the independent expenditure committee has amassed a total of $7.1 million to help Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) defeat Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks. As long as an independent group does not coordinate with the candidate it supports, donors can avoid the $1,000 limit that applies to individuals giving directly to a campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2008 | Garrett Therolf
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a meeting at his Santa Monica office Tuesday to ask the leadership of the University of California to begin talks with L.A. County to take over the shuttered Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. "These discussions should begin with the county outlining their proposals for addressing governance, financing, seismic safety and medical education -- issues that must be addressed to reopen the hospital," Schwarzenegger said in a statement after the meeting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2008 | By Jean-Paul Renaud and Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks continued to hold a fundraising lead over state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) in their heated contest for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors, campaign finance reports showed Friday. Ridley-Thomas, however, was beginning to close the gap during the latest reporting period, between March 18 and May 17. The state senator collected $316,000, bringing his total for the race to date to about $526,000. Parks took in about $279,000 during the period, giving him a total of $647,000 collected in the race for the 2nd District seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2008 | Evelyn Larrubia, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas criticized each other's record on issues including police misconduct, development and Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Medical Center on Saturday, during one in a series of debates in their race to win a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. While answering a question about gangs, Ridley-Thomas intimated that Parks did not fully address the Rampart police corruption scandal while serving as Los Angeles police chief.
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April 19, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks will receive the endorsement of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) today in the race to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in District 2. Waters' endorsement is considered significant in a crowded race that has two well-known and well-funded candidates: Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles). Waters is regarded as one of South Los Angeles' most powerful and popular leaders. The central county district extends from mid-Los Angeles south to Carson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
The county Democratic Party endorsed state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday night in the race to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in District 2. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, believed to be Ridley-Thomas' strongest challenger in the crowded field, said Wednesday through his campaign spokesman that he was never invited to participate. But party Chairman Eric C. Bauman said all of the Democratic candidates were invited but Parks didn't show up for the endorsement interview.
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