June 18, 2012
His popularity among GOP true believers was so great that he upstaged Mitt Romney when Walker and the Republican presidential hopeful spoke in late March at the same party dinner a few nights before the Wisconsin primary. So the Romney campaign knew better than to let Walker do it again Monday at a Romney rally here in a sweltering textile mill. The solution: Have the two introduced simultaneously, letting Romney bask in the Walker-style whoops and cheers that he sometimes has trouble drawing on his own. The task fell to Dan Sinykin, chief executive of Monterey Mills, a maker of fabric for paint rollers and stuffed animals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2010 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown urged a federal judge Friday to permit gay nuptials to resume immediately. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Wednesday overturned Proposition 8's ban of gay marriage. He put his decision on hold until he decides whether same-sex marriages should be permitted pending appeals. Walker said he would rule after he reviewed written arguments on that question due Friday. Schwarzenegger said California was prepared to marry gay couples and pointed to the fact that an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples wed in 2008 before Proposition 8 passed.
August 10, 1987 |
Being a hero has become a habit for Win Westbrook. Westbrook, 28, rescued 91-year-old Helen Posey, who can move only with the aid of a walker, from her burning house Saturday. Seven years ago, he received the State Farm Good Neighbor Award for rescuing a man from a burning building.
September 29, 2002
Re: "Fed Official Urges Execs to Trim Their Pay," Sept. 12: If we can pass laws limiting minimum wages, why can we not also pass laws limiting maximum wages? Philip D. Walker Santa Barbara
May 31, 1986
How long is Tom Lasorda going to inflict the game-losing combination of Jerry Reuss and Tom Niedenfuer upon us long-suffering Dodger fans? That overpaid, under-producing dismal duo are the worst bad-news twosome since Nixon and Agnew. WALKER A. TOMPKINS Santa Barbara
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989 |
A teacher who claims she was relieved of her coaching duties after she fended off the sexual advances of the principal at the school where she formerly taught has filed a $4-million lawsuit against him and the Oceanside Unified School District. The suit filed last week by Karyl Ketchum accuses Jefferson Junior High School Principal Michael Walker of sexual harassment and discrimination. Ketchum is seeking $3 million from Walker in connection with alleged unwelcomed advances against her at a school event in June, 1988.
July 24, 1985 |
Lawyers for accused spy Jerry A. Whitworth on Tuesday sought a temporary release from jail for their client so he can attend the funeral of his mother, who was killed in a traffic accident late Monday in Oklahoma. Agnes Morton, 71, died when her vehicle was struck from behind on a rain-slick highway outside Muldrow, hometown of the accused espionage agent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8 Wednesday may be a straightforward decision that upholds or rejects California's ban on same-sex marriage - or it might be based on legal rules that have little to do with gay rights. The court could decide that ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, did not have the legal right to appeal Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's 2010 ruling against the 2008 ballot measure. State officials, who clearly could have appealed, accepted Walker's decision and refused to challenge it. Walker held a trial that examined the nature of sexual orientation, the history of marriage and evidence of discrimination against gays and lesbians.
April 3, 2010
Four and half years after the Bush administration was caught eavesdropping on Americans without court approval, a federal judge in San Francisco has ratified a conclusion many Americans reached long ago: that the administration exceeded its legal authority in the war on terror. But U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling does more than that. It also reminds the Obama administration, which too often has echoed Bush-era positions on national security issues, that the "state secrets privilege" can cover a multitude of abuses.