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 4, 2010
When the evidence for and against Proposition 8 is examined in detail, it becomes obvious just how little reason there was to single out gay and lesbian couples as the only ones to be barred from marrying. That kind of examination never took place during the bitter, frenzied 2008 campaign on the initiative. But this year, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker conducted a far more thoughtful inquiry during the federal trial challenging the measure. As a result, his decision Wednesday was not only welcome, but unsurprising.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2010 |
U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker on Thursday kept same-sex marriages on hold in California for at least another week, but suggested that top state officials' support for gay marriage ultimately may doom any effort to revive Proposition 8. Walker's comments were the first public airing of a possibility that has been increasingly under discussion by legal experts — that the fight over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 might not be...
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.