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John A. Perez

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  • Commentary: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of information law...
  • Assembly speaker had Tom Calderon removed from tony fundraiser

    Assembly speaker had Tom Calderon removed from tony fundraiser
    SACRAMENTO -- As Democrats gathered at Pebble Beach for the annual Speaker’s Cup fundraiser over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon was among the dozens of lobbyists, consultants, corporate executives and elected officials on...
  • Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington

    Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington
    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The events began about 9 a.m. with a march along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards...
  • Third porn actor tests positive for HIV; film shutdown proposed

    Third porn actor tests positive for HIV; film shutdown proposed
    The HIV case that prompted a new moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry involves a third performer, an industry group has confirmed. Last month an actress who goes by the screen name Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV, prompting a weeklong...
  • Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry

    Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry
    News of a third adult-film actor testing positive for HIV is putting new pressure on both the industry and state lawmakers. The HIV cases have added fuel to a push for a statewide mandate for condom use in adult films. L.A. County voters approved such a...
  • Dual-serving coastal commissioner resigns under fire

    California Coastal Commissioner William Burke — who vocally supported dousing beach bonfires in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — has resigned amid pressure from two state legislators. Burke is chairman of the South Coast Air Quality...
  • Assembly approves off-reservation tribal casino

    SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) employed a little legislative arm-twisting to persuade lawmakers to pass a measure that would allow a Central California Indian tribe to open a casino just off a major state highway. The...
  • California can expect more tax revenue, analyst says

    SACRAMENTO -- The Legislature's top budget advisor said Friday that California can expect much more tax revenue than Gov. Jerry Brown has estimated. The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office projected that the state will receive a bit more than...
  • County workers march through downtown L.A. to press for higher wages

    County workers march through downtown L.A. to press for higher wages
    Hours after their contract expired, thousands of Los Angeles County workers took to the streets of downtown Tuesday morning rallying for higher wages and blasting county leaders for failing to recognize the sacrifices they made during the recession....
  • Assembly Speaker John Perez boosts state arts funding by $2 million

    Assembly Speaker John Perez boosts state arts funding by $2 million
    California’s arts grant-making agency announced Monday that it will get $3 million this year from state coffers instead of the $1 million called for in the budget legislators passed in June, thanks to Assembly Speaker John Perez, who’s...
  • California will shed last-in-nation ranking for arts funding

    California will shed last-in-nation ranking for arts funding
    The $2 million budget boost for the California Arts Council likely will allow the Golden State to shed its dubious distinction as the nation’s stingiest state for arts-grant funding for just the second time since 2003. The additional money that...