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April 19, 1989
Victoria Wright, the oft-ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), was transferred from the Ventura County Jail to the county Work Furlough Facility at Camarillo Airport on Tuesday. Wright, 24, who had been conditionally accepted into the work furlough program April 3, had failed to submit follow-up paper work until Monday when her 30-day jail term began. The paper work was approved Tuesday, said Richard Humeston, the work furlough division manager. Wright will be allowed to leave the minimum-security facility to continue in her job as a cashier at a Thousand Oaks supermarket and will be required to return to the facility when she is not at work.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1990 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The subject of party loyalty overshadowed personal ethics Sunday in the first and possibly only debate between state Assemblywoman Cathie Wright and Hunt Braly, her challenger in the June 5 Republican primary election. Although he launched his campaign by promising to closely question Wright's efforts to keep her daughter out of jail for repeated traffic violations, Braly alluded to the matter only briefly during the hourlong debate before a small crowd of activist Republicans in Thousand Oaks.
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September 29, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
The state Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday publicly rebuked a Ventura County judge for his "unusually lenient" handling of traffic tickets issued to the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). The commission's action marked the end of a four-month investigation of Ventura County Municipal Judge Bruce A. Clark, who dismissed two traffic tickets issued to 24-year-old Victoria Wright after meeting at his home with Cathie Wright in June, 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican Assemblywoman Cathie Wright of Simi Valley agreed Wednesday to debate her GOP challenger, Hunt Braly, after Braly charged that she had dodged previous debate proposals. At a news conference, Braly challenged Wright to a series of 12 debates leading up to the June 5 GOP primary election. Wright's campaign manager, Mark Thompson, said later that Wright will debate Braly but "certainly not 12 times." "There's no need to," said Thompson.
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March 29, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Victoria Wright, the oft-ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), was sentenced to 30 days in jail today after she admitted that she had violated the terms of her probation for a traffic offense. Her jail term is scheduled to begin April 18. Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D.
NEWS
April 18, 1989
The frequently ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) entered Ventura County Jail to begin a 30-day sentence for violating conditions of her traffic offense probation. Victoria Wright, 24, was conditionally accepted for the county work furlough program two weeks ago, but failed to submit the required paperwork until Monday, said program manager Richard Humeston. He said he expects to make a final decision today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's daughter failed to inform the Ventura County Municipal Court about new three traffic offenses, as required, after a municipal judge placed her on probation and gave her a 30-day suspended jail sentence for numerous moving violations, the judge said Monday. Victoria Catherine Wright, 24, was told by Judge Herbert Curtis III on April 18 that another conviction would result in a jail stint.
NEWS
March 8, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura Municipal Court judge has told Ventura County district attorney investigators that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) asked him to give favored treatment to Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's daughter when she appeared in court on traffic violations last year, sources familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.
NEWS
March 29, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Victoria Wright, the oft-ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), was sentenced to 30 days in jail today after she admitted that she had violated the terms of her probation for a traffic offense. Her jail term is scheduled to begin April 18. Wright's attorney, Lawrence Noble, said after entering the plea that his client will apply for a work furlough to allow her to continue in her job as a supermarket cashier.
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July 28, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The State Bar has decided to take no action against Assembly Speaker Willie Brown for contacting a judge who was hearing traffic charges against the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). There was "an absence of compelling evidence" that Brown, a Democrat from San Francisco, violated its rules, the Bar said in a terse news release. "Speaker Brown and the judge did speak," Michael Saleen, the Bar's assistant chief trial counsel, said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that upset some local Republicans, three Assembly GOP leaders have intervened in the quickening race between Assemblywoman Cathie Wright and Republican challenger Hunt Braly, warning him to stop attacking Wright's integrity and party loyalty. Braly, chief aide to state Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) was rebuked in unusually sharp terms in a Jan. 8 letter signed by Assembly GOP Leader Ross Johnson, Republican Caucus Chairman Bob Frazee and GOP Campaign and Elections Chairman Paul Woodruff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1989 | MARK GLADSTONE and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Fair Political Practices Commission has determined that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Assemblywoman Cathie Wright did not violate state conflict-of-interest laws by interceding with local authorities regarding traffic tickets against Wright's daughter. Sandra Michioku, a spokeswoman for the political watchdog agency, said Monday that after reviewing a report by Ventura County Dist. Atty.
NEWS
September 29, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
The state Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday publicly rebuked a Ventura County judge for his "unusually lenient" handling of traffic tickets issued to the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). The commission's action marked the end of a four-month investigation of Ventura County Municipal Judge Bruce A. Clark, who dismissed two traffic tickets issued to 24-year-old Victoria Wright after meeting at his home with Cathie Wright in June, 1988.
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July 31, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
Hunt Braly said Sunday that he has raised nearly $50,000 for his campaign to oppose Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) in the June, 1990, primary. Braly, an attorney and top aide to state Sen. Ed Davis, made the announcement at a $150-a-plate "campaign kickoff brunch" attended by about 100 people in Newhall. According to a campaign finance report Braly released to the media, he had raised $28,768 as of June 30. Braly said he raised another $21,000 in July.
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The State Bar has decided to take no action against Assembly Speaker Willie Brown for contacting a judge who was hearing traffic charges against the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). There was "an absence of compelling evidence" that Brown, a Democrat from San Francisco, violated its rules, the Bar said in a terse news release. "Speaker Brown and the judge did speak," Michael Saleen, the Bar's assistant chief trial counsel, said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) claimed "clear vindication" Friday after the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee decided not to investigate whether she violated ethics rules by reportedly seeking special treatment for herself and her daughter for traffic offenses. The committee acted Thursday on the advice of Legislative Counsel Bion M. Gregory, who said the allegations against Wright did not fall into the panel's narrowly defined jurisdiction to look into potential conflicts of interest under the Legislature's Code of Ethics.
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March 12, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
By the time Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's daughter was ordered off the roads last week, she had had 27 traffic tickets--including 24 for speeding--and at least six accidents, and was the subject of 10 hearings by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, public records show. Even the DMV official who reinstated Victoria Catherine Wright's license to drive to and from work in July, after it had been suspended the previous month, wrote: "This young lady's record is horrendous.
NEWS
May 18, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Despite the Ventura County district attorney's well-publicized criticism of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's actions involving traffic tickets that she and her daughter received, the Simi Valley Republican appears to remain a formidable candidate for reelection in 1990. Asked Thursday whether she still planned to seek a sixth two-year term, Wright replied, "Of course, why not?" as she left the Assembly floor. Renowned as a determined political street fighter, Wright appears to be headed for her first serious primary challenge since she won the seat in 1980.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Despite the Ventura County district attorney's well-publicized criticism of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's actions involving traffic tickets that she and her daughter received, the Simi Valley Republican appears to remain a formidable candidate for reelection in 1990. Asked Thursday whether she still planned to seek a sixth two-year term, Wright replied, "Of course, why not?" as she left the Assembly floor. Renowned as a determined political street fighter, Wright appears to be headed for her first serious primary challenge since she won the seat in 1980.
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