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  • (Dr.) Scott Hahn to Mundelein

    05/10/2014 2:18:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 10, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    My favorite bearded Catholic author Scott Hahn will be teaching at Mundelein Seminary next year. I read pretty much everything he writes...except for the real smarty pants stuff that I don't understand. The idea of Scott Hahn and Fr. Barron teaching at Mundelein makes that a pretty amazing place. Francis Cardinal George appointed Dr. Scott Hahn as the first McEssy Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. In this position, Dr. Hahn will conduct research, teach and offer occasional public lectures. “Dr. Hahn is one of the theologians at...
  • Contraception is contrary to God's law: Why the Hahns became Roman Catholic

    10/05/2012 3:22:55 AM PDT · by koinonia · 88 replies
    From a transcript of Scott Hahn telling his story: We [Kimberly & I] got married right out of college. Both of us had so much of the same vision. We wanted to do ministry together [as Presbyterians], we wanted to share the good news of Christ, we wanted to open up the Bible and make it come alive for people... We were off to seminary a week or two after our wedding... [In] a course that Kimberly took her first year... Dr. Davis had all the students break up into small groups so that each small group could tackle one...
  • York prosecutor s misconduct hearing set for Monday

    08/09/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 2 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | Peter Dujardin And Tyra M. Vaughn
    The Virginia State Bar says an agreed disposition will be presented Monday during a hearing for York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney Eileen Addison on charges she mishandled the prosecution of three men in the 2006 shooting death of a JamesCity man. Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Clerk Lanier said Addison, her attorney and Virginia State Bar Counsel Montgomery have negotiated an agreed disposition--which is similar to a plea agreement--that will be considered by a five-member panel during the conference call hearing. But Addison said Wednesday there is no deal. "I asked my attorney two weeks ago why the hearing was still scheduled because...
  • Why Prosecutors quit

    08/09/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 6 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | 8 Aug 2011 | Nancy Bolash
    Newspapers covered the past Virginia State Bar investigation of York County-Poquoson's chief prosecutor Eileen Addison. They also have reported on the upcoming Virginia State Bar hearing against Addison. What they haven’t covered is that two-thirds of her assistant prosecutors resigned in a four-month timeframe when the underlying allegations of these two hearings were brought forth. I am one of those assistant commonwealth attorneys. When the four of us resigned, we took more than 50 years of dedicated and talented prosecutorial experience away from York-Poquoson to other prosecutors offices. Two of us were hired immediately by Williamsburg-James City, one by Newport...
  • Early returns have Hahn (D) ahead of Huey (R) 54-46%

    07/12/2011 8:55:06 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 71 replies
    California Sec of State ^ | July 12, 2011 | steelers6
    Hahn 21,365 Huey 18,025
  • TEA PARTY CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS [Craig Huey CA] HE CAN WIN!

    07/12/2011 10:09:05 AM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 10, 2011 | Sal Russo
      TEA PARTY CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESSHE CAN WIN!But We Have to Help Him Now – The Election is on Tuesday in the Los Angeles Special ElectionTea Party Republican Craig Huey is Surging in the PollsConservative Republican Craig Huey has been waging an up-hill battle for the Special Congressional Election being held next Tuesday in Los Angeles. This is a Democrat seat, just vacated by Congresswoman Jane Harman, but we have unique change to win because of the great candidate that I have known for over 40 years going back to the early Ronald Reagan campaigns in California. If you loved...
  • Ganging Up in California’s Special Election (CD36)

    07/11/2011 2:29:41 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | July 11, 2011 | Jim Geraghty
    How optimistic should Republicans be about tomorrow’s special election in California’s 36th House district? The good news is that GOP challenger Craig Huey — who wasn’t even expected to make the runoff — has a fighting chance against Democratic Los Angeles city councilwoman Janice Hahn. Washington Republicans think Democrats are getting nervous, the turnout numbers for Republicans and Democrats in the early vote are surprisingly even, and the fundraising numbers were also surprisingly even at the end of June. All of this is occurring in a district that scores D+12 in the Cook Partisan Voting Index, that Obama carried with...
  • OUTRAGE: HAHN CAMPAIGN USED WW2 HERO'S NAME AND PICTURES WITHOUT PERMISSION! (CA)

    07/11/2011 9:36:22 AM PDT · by Syncro · 18 replies
    MAF Freedom PAC ^ | Monday, July 11, 2011 | Staff
    OUTRAGE: HAHN CAMPAIGN USED WW2 HERO'S NAME AND PICTURES WITHOUT PERMISSION! The Janice Hahn campaign has sunk to new lows! In a desperate last minute mail drop that hit residents over the weekend attempting to mislead voters and give them the impression that Hahn received an endorsement from a well known local WW2 veteran. The claim was a complete lie, the veteran in question never endorsed Hahn and the use of his pictures was unauthorized. Representatives issued the following statement making it clear that Hahn did NOT have his support!  "The Hahn campaign has been told repeatedly, both verbally and via email, that Louis Zamperini does not wish to endorse...
  • GOP Looking for Special Election Upset in Venice Beach

    07/10/2011 5:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10 Jul 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    If you thought Scott Brown taking the late Ted Kennedy’s senate seat in Massachusetts was the biggest political upset you would ever see, you could be wrong, as a Republican is making strong strides to represent Venice Beach. Democrats often roll up landslide victories for their candidates in coastal California, especially in the 36th Congressional District, which runs from the famous Venice boardwalk through the beaches south of Los Angeles International Airport. In a season of turbulent politics, a little-noticed runoff election Tuesday for the House seat vacated by former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman has become unusually competitive. Supporters for...
  • Craig Huey getting by with little help from GOP friends

    07/09/2011 10:19:05 AM PDT · by americanophile · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/11 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Republican Craig Huey is looking to pull off an upset of the year in Tuesday’s race for a Southern California House seat — a contest in which few expected him to seriously compete. If he prevails, he will have done so largely without the help of his would-be GOP congressional colleagues. As of Friday afternoon, just seven House Republicans had contributed to Huey’s campaign. House Speaker John Boehner, a prolific fundraiser and donor, has yet to cut Huey a check. Nor has the No. 2 House Republican, Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The same goes for House GOP Conference Chairman Jeb...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Janice Hahn Connected to LA Gang Criminals

    07/07/2011 4:55:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | July 7, 2011
    Janice Hahn, congressional candidate in the special election to replace Democrat Jane Harmon in California's 36th District, is under fire for new charges that she used her position as a city councilwoman to funnel money to gang members and criminals in an effort to "keep the peace" between warring gangs in her Los Angeles district. This devastating report by the local Fox affiliate in Los Angeles comes just a few days before the special election.
  • The Canary in California (Dems struggle to hold safe Dem seat)

    06/17/2011 7:40:49 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/17/11 | Kimberly Strassel
    In May, when Democrats pulled out a surprise victory in a special House election in New York, all the talk was about Medicare lessons for Republicans. Now on to California. That's where another high-stakes special election will take place on July 12, to fill the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman. Lacking a sexy Mediscare plot, it isn't getting much national play. But the bottom line is that Democrats are struggling to hold on to a blue seat, offering a vivid preview of the extraordinary economic vulnerabilities the party faces going into a presidential election. ~ snip ~ When...
  • Janice Hahn ad compares GOP rival Craig Huey to Sarah Palin

    06/06/2011 12:46:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/6/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Sarah Palin is making a cameo on the South Bay political scene, and it isn't part of the bus tour that created a media frenzy as she traveled the East Coast last week. Democrat Janice Hahn, a candidate for the vacant 36th Congressional District seat, is hitting the airwaves this week with a TV spot comparing Republican rival Craig Huey to the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate. The 30-second spot, which will run on cable channels throughout the district, blasts Huey's stance on abortion and support for GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's federal budget plan as too conservative...
  • CALIFORNIA: Top-two strategy deployed in Janice Hahn-Debra Bowen contest

    05/27/2011 8:33:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/27/11 | Dan Walters
    Voters along Los Angeles County's southern coast conducted a test run of the state's new top-two primary election system this month, and the outcome is a harbinger of next year's elections in 153 newly redrawn congressional and legislative districts. The special election in the 36th Congressional District was triggered by the resignation of Democratic Rep. Jane Harman. It was virtually certain from the onset that her successor would be a Democrat – but uncertain which Democrat. The top-two system requires all candidates to be listed on the same ballot, regardless of party, with the top two vote-getters moving into the...
  • Bowen concedes, ensuring race between Hahn and Huey

    05/20/2011 8:21:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/20/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Secretary of State Debra Bowen conceded the second spot in a Los Angeles-area congressional race Thursday, leaving the runoff between Democrat Janice Hahn and Republican Craig Huey. Bowen, a Democrat who represented the Southland's coastal cities in the Legislature for more than a decade, had been considered a front-runner in the contest to fill the seat vacated by the retirement of Democratic Rep. Jane Harman.
  • Peter’s Primacy… and His Mother-in-law

    03/02/2010 1:33:02 PM PST · by NYer · 71 replies · 901+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 2, 2010 | Michael Deem
    While a student at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, I had the privilege of having Dr. Scott Hahn as one of my Scripture professors. One thing he taught us is to look out “rumble strips” in the Bible. Imagine yourself cruising along, when suddenly you feel seismic vibrations in your car and hear that annoying muffled sound—you’re fast approaching a toll booth and the rumble strips are telling you to slow down and pay attention. So it is with passages in scripture which seem to disrupt the otherwise smooth narrative of salvation history. They seem to be randomly inserted in...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • From Mayor Hahn to Judge Hahn (Schwarzenegger strikes again)

    11/05/2008 1:58:05 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 744+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 5, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy and Shelby Grad
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed former Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn to the post of Superior Court judge. Details from the governor's statement: Hahn, 58, of San Pedro, has served as a mediator for the Alternative Resolution Center since January 2008. Prior to that, he worked as managing director for Chadwick, Saylor & Company from 2005 to 2007. Hahn served the city of Los Angeles as mayor from 2001 to 2005, city attorney from 1985 to 2001 and controller from 1981 to 1985. From 1979 to 1981, he was a partner with Horner and Hahn and, from 1975 to 1979, a...
  • Police: University Dean Tipped Off Kiddie Porn Suspect

    10/14/2008 4:55:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 1,693+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 10/14/08
    Rochester, NY—State Police have arrested a University of Rochester instructor for possessing child pornography and have alleged that the suspect was tipped off by a University official. According to WROC-TV, “Gilbert Kirton, 26, of Rochester was charged Friday with one count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child.” Police also said Kirton's arrest comes despite being told about the investigation by a Dean at the U of R. Investigators have been looking into Kirton for four months, based on a tip from the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania police department. The Dean has not been publicly identified. However, another local...
  • Radioactive Boyscout Charged in Smoke Detector Theft

    08/08/2007 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 67 replies · 1,344+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2007
    DETROIT — A man who became the subject of a book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager has been charged with stealing 16 smoke detectors. Police say it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. David Hahn, 31, was being held Friday on a $5,000 bond in the Macomb County Jail after he was arraigned Thursday on felony larceny charges. Clinton Township police Capt. Richard Maierle said Hahn denied the charges. A district court clerk on Friday said Hahn did not have an attorney. The Associated...
  • Man Dubbed 'Radioactive Boy Scout' Pleads Guilty

    08/28/2007 1:17:02 AM PDT · by Westlander · 15 replies · 4,076+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | August 27, 2007 | The Associated Press
    A man who became the subject of a book called "The Radioactive Boy Scout" after trying to build a nuclear reactor in a shed as a teenager pleaded guilty Monday in a theft case. David Hahn, 31, had been charged in the theft of 16 smoke detectors. Police in the Detroit suburb of Macomb County's Clinton Township said it was a possible effort to experiment with radioactive materials. During a Circuit Court hearing, Hahn pleaded guilty to attempted larceny of a building. The court's online docket said prosecutors recommended that he be sentenced to time served and enter an inpatient...
  • A Convert's Pilgrimage

    05/25/2007 5:19:25 PM PDT · by Titanites · 52 replies · 1,577+ views
    My “pilgrimage” to the Catholic Church began when I was 18 years old. I was a first-semester college freshman enrolled at one of the most prestigious evangelical Protestant colleges in the country. I was a theology/philosophy double major, and my childhood heroes included men like Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, R.C. Sproul, and Greg Bahnsen. My grandfather was an evangelical pastor. My uncle was a Presbyterian elder. Reformation theology was deeply imbued in every aspect of my being. My life’s dream was to become a Protestant seminary professor, so that I could help instruct a new generation of theologians...
  • Last Words (Prayer and Typology) SCOTT HAHN

    Last Words (Prayer and Typology) SCOTT HAHN Prayer is necessary, but it's not easy. "[F]or we do not know how to pray as we ought" (Rom 8:26). We know how to pray in a superficial way, but not as we ought. The good news is that our Father knows this, and so He has sent His Son to teach us and has sent His Spirit to transform our moans, groans, and sighs into the profoundest prayers that reach the depths of God's heart. "The Spirit helps us in our weakness. . . . [T]he Spirit himself intercedes for us with...
  • Scott Hahn on Our Lady

    01/17/2007 1:57:52 PM PST · by stfassisi · 25 replies · 737+ views
    Scott Hahn on Our Lady The following is the transcript of Scott Hahn's audio and video tape presentation, "Mary: Holy Mother" as it appears in the "Catholic Adult Education on Video Program" with Scott and Kimberly Hahn. This morning we want to focus on Mary and the Marian doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church to see where in scripture do we see, not necessarily logical demonstrations that are brought forth from proof texts that kind of force the mind against the will to give in and to acquiesce in these beliefs, but where do we find in scripture the...
  • The found soul of Scott Hahn

    11/12/2006 8:23:08 PM PST · by ghill · 4 replies · 482+ views
    drifter | 11/13/06 | Greg
    How sad, to see a post so contradictory to the truth. If Scott's soul is lost then thank God for it is being guided by the High Priest our Lord Jesus Christ, or maybe he is lost but for the sake of the true presence Christ in the eucharist that he is able to bring so many to His Kindom. Scott's so called lost soul is more fruitful than most found souls. You make false charges about him too. He says clearly that the Bible is never to be fully understood, and he says that the reason for that is...
  • CA: City Hall sex scandal (Los Angeles - 'pay to play' trial for deputy mayor, Hahn administration)

    10/04/2006 9:53:30 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 604+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 10/4/06 | Beth Barrett and Rick Orlov
    In the highest-reaching allegations so far in the City Hall "pay-to-play" scandal, a former deputy mayor in the Hahn administration said he indulged in sexual services paid for by a city commissioner who prosecutors said was seeking a contract for a client, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. The salacious revelations are among the most direct allegations in the nearly three-year investigation of contracting practices during the administration of former Mayor James Hahn. According to some 1,200 pages of transcripts released Tuesday, former Deputy Mayor Troy Edwards told a grand jury that Leland Wong, then a member of the powerful...
  • EWTN: A Network Gone Wrong

    03/07/2006 9:39:17 AM PST · by Slugworth · 38 replies · 1,202+ views
    What Went Wrong at EWTN? Hoping to avoid a takeover by the American bishops, Mother Angelica resigned from the board of directors of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in March of 2000. She relinquished all control over the network she had founded in 1981. With the departure of that feisty and combative nun, EWTN underwent a change for the worse. This sure-to-be-controversial book contends that since the departure of its foundress, EWTN has been purveying to millions of Catholics a strange brew of the orthodox and the heterodox, the sacred and the profane. The anti-liberal Popes before the Second...
  • CA: Former LA Mayor James Hahn takes job at investment firm

    07/19/2005 11:25:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 364+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/19/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Mayor James Hahn, who lost his re-election bid in May to Antonio Villaraigosa, has taken a job at a Los Angeles-based real estate investment banking firm, the company announced Tuesday. Hahn, who served four terms as Los Angeles city attorney, will advise Chadwick Saylor & Co. on real estate and securities transactions, managing partner Bill Chadwick said. "We're a broker-dealer and an investment adviser, both of which are heavily regulated," Chadwick said. "His primary responsibility will be legal. Secondarily, he will be involved in business development." Chadwick, who was a Hahn political supporter, offered the...
  • CA: Ex-PR exec indicted (Hahngate)

    06/03/2005 10:52:13 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 2 replies · 235+ views
    Daily News ^ | 6/3/05 | Beth Barrett and Rick Orlov
    The former head of Fleishman-Hillard's Los Angeles public relations office who got millions of dollars in city contracts while providing free services to Mayor James Hahn's administration was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on 16 counts of fraud and conspiracy. In the latest development in the investigation of City Hall corruption, Douglas R. Dowie, 57, of West Hills was accused in a 14-page indictment of bilking the city Department of Water and Power out of at least $300,000 over a four-year period. The firm held a $3 million-a-year contract with the DWP as well as public relations contracts...
  • LA mayor-elect breaks with governor on civilian border patrols

    05/19/2005 7:05:15 PM PDT · by corsair · 15 replies · 607+ views
    SF Gate.com ^ | May 19, 2005 | Michael R. Blood
    Thursday, May 19, 2005 LA mayor-elect breaks with governor on civilian border patrols - By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Writer Thursday, May 19, 2005 (05-19) 17:17 PDT Los Angeles (AP) -- Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he opposes civilian volunteers patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border to discourage illegal immigration, putting him at odds with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "We need our Department of Homeland Security, which patrols the border ... to address the issue of security," Villaraigosa, who was elected Tuesday, told CNN. "We have an old saying from the days of the wild, wild West ... leave your gun outside...
  • Antonio Villaraigosa Elected L.A. Mayor

    05/18/2005 1:04:53 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 277 replies · 7,247+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | May 18, 2005 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES - Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa unseated Mayor James Hahn on Tuesday to become the city's first Hispanic mayor in more than a century, confirming the rising political power of Latinos in the nation's second-largest city.After a lackluster term tainted by corruption allegations at City Hall, Hahn was turned out of office in favor of a high school dropout and son of the barrio who turned his life around to become speaker of the California Assembly and then a member of the Los Angeles City Council.With 70 percent of precincts reporting, Villaraigosa had 202,861 votes, or 59 percent, to 140,416...
  • Los Angeles Mayoral Election Results

    05/17/2005 8:43:15 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 104 replies · 1,884+ views
    The first election results are in...mail ballots only. Rounding off the numbers, it come out to 51% for Villaraigosa and 49% for Hahn. Do these numbers look better for either candidate? Opinions anyone?
  • SurveyUSA Poll - Los Angeles Mayor Runoff: Villaraigosa 60%, Hahn 36%

    05/16/2005 7:26:21 PM PDT · by ambrose · 12 replies · 551+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 5/16/05
    Los Angeles Mayor Runoff 5/16/2005 Villaraigosa 60% Hahn 36% Undecided 4% Data Collected 5/13/05 - 5/15/05 Geography City of Los Angeles Sample Population 528 Likely Voters Margin of Error 4.3% Client KABC-TV Los Angeles
  • For Los Angeles, Only One Choice, One Slim Hope

    05/16/2005 1:37:20 AM PDT · by AnnaZ · 19 replies · 958+ views
    5/16/05 | AnnaZ
    For Los Angeles, Only One Choice, One Slim Hope 05/16/05     Republican-about-town Jeffers M. Dodge was at a function a couple of weeks ago, one that was also attended by campaigning-incumbent-Mayor James Hahn.   "Hey, Mayor! I have a website up supporting your re-election," he said.   "Really?" replied Hahn. "What's it called?"   I wasn't there, but, as I imagine it, Jeffers paused, if only briefly, before he said, "The lesser of two dot com."   Sad is the day when a Democrat like Hahn becomes a Republican's only hope. Worse yet, when he becomes a city's. How bad...
  • Attack Ads in L.A. Mayor's Race Heat Up

    05/15/2005 4:31:09 AM PDT · by billorites · 220+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | May 14, 2005 | Michael R. Blood
    In the final days before the election, the attack ads have come on strong. The mayor is dogged by a corruption scandal. His challenger is accused of coddling child abusers and hobnobbing with a crack dealer. The ads being broadcast by Mayor James Hahn and challenger Antonio Villaraigosa depict a world so corrupt it's hard to figure out where one scandal starts and another ends. "An average voter is being told that the best they can hope for is the lesser of two very great evils," said media consultant Dan Schnur, who has no ties to either campaign. The two...
  • SurveyUSA: Los Angeles Mayor Runoff Poll - Villaraigosa 62%, Hahn 33%

    05/09/2005 1:44:39 PM PDT · by ambrose · 20 replies · 752+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 5/3/05
    SurveyUSA: Los Angeles Mayor Runoff Poll - Villaraigosa 62%, Hahn 33%
  • LA Times endorses Villaraigosa in tight mayoral race

    05/08/2005 12:32:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/8/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Times has endorsed City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa in the May 17 mayoral run-off, saying the candidate has a "relish and intensity" for attacking the city's woes that incumbent Mayor James Hahn lacks. The Times also endorsed Villaraigosa in 2001, when the two candidates ran against each other in a tight race marked by attack ads that helped Hahn to a come-from-behind win. "Villaraigosa's drive, people skills and knack for coalition-building earned our endorsement in 2001. Given Hahn's lack of dynamism, those traits seem even more desirable four ho-hum years later," reads the editorial...
  • CA: County labor chief dies - Miguel Contreras, 53, suffers apparent heart attack

    05/07/2005 10:25:37 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 434+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Rick Orlov
    Miguel Contreras, the Los Angeles labor chief who rose from the ranks of Cesar Chavez's farm labor movement to head one of the most powerful unions in the nation, died Friday of an apparent heart attack, officials said. He was 53. Contreras, as executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, took control of the umbrella organization of unions and built it into a potent political force that today includes more than 300 affiliates and 800,000 members and wields enormous influence across Southern California. Details were sketchy about what occurred Friday, but officials said Contreras appeared to...
  • CA: Attacking Villaraigosa, Hahn opens TV ad war in LA mayor's race

    05/03/2005 8:15:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 352+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mayor James Hahn began airing his first TV ad of the runoff mayoral campaign Tuesday - a blistering attack on the character and trustworthiness of front-runner Antonio Villaraigosa. The 30-second spot, running on broadcast and cable stations, faults the city councilman for raising thousands of dollars from Florida contributors. Using photographs of newspaper headlines, the ad points out that the county district attorney is reviewing some of those donations. A shot of Villaraigosa appears briefly in the ad, in which he says, "As Mayor, I will lead by example." A narrator responds sarcastically, "The Villaraigosa example...
  • CA: In latest TV ad of LA mayoral race, Villaraigosa looks to tie Hahn to corruption

    05/02/2005 7:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 372+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 5/2/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - Days after prosecutors began a preliminary inquiry into his fund-raising, mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa began airing a TV ad Monday that seeks to put Mayor James Hahn on the defensive over an ongoing corruption probe at City Hall. The 30-second spot covers familiar ground: Villaraigosa has been attacking Hahn for months over the ongoing investigation, in which prosecutors are looking into allegations that City Hall officials traded contracts for campaign donations. No administration officials have been charged. "Where will the investigation end?" a narrator in the ad asks. "Isn't it time for a change?" The ad appeared...
  • CA: LA district attorney reviews donations to mayoral candidate (Villaraigosa)

    04/29/2005 7:20:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 362+ views
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - District Attorney Steve Cooley said Friday his office was looking into questionable out-of-state donations to Antonio Villaraigosa, one day after the mayoral candidate announced he was returning $47,000 from workers of two Florida-based companies. "In response to extensive media coverage, I believe an inquiry is warranted and have instructed our Public Integrity Division to take the necessary first steps," Cooley said in a statement. There was no political motivation to the move, said Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office. "His job is to enforce the law," she said, referring to Cooley. "He's here...
  • John Kerry's political influence making mark in LA mayor's race

    04/23/2005 1:31:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,383+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 4/23/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES - Sen. John Kerry hasn't been on the campaign trail this spring with his friend Antonio Villaraigosa, but their relationship is paying off for the city's front-running mayoral candidate. Activists and major donors with ties to the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee have been making calls around the country to raise money for Villaraigosa, tapping into the senator's extensive national fundraising network. Their involvement is another sign that the Massachusetts senator could soon get personally involved in the race. He is expected to endorse Villaraigosa, one of his national campaign co-chairs in last year's presidential campaign, possibly as soon...
  • Poll: Villaraigosa Leads L.A. Mayor Race

    04/13/2005 9:34:42 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 6 replies · 355+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 4/13/05 | n/a
    Poll: Villaraigosa Leads L.A. Mayor Race By Associated Press April 13, 2005, 5:06 AM EDT LOS ANGELES -- Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa has pulled ahead of Mayor James Hahn in the race to lead the nation's second-largest city, according to a Los Angeles Times poll. Voters would oust Hahn for Villaraigosa by a margin of 53 percent to 35 percent if the election were held today, according to a survey the newspaper published in Wednesday's editions. Twelve percent were undecided. The poll held few positive signs for Hahn, with nearly two-thirds of likely voters saying they believed his policies have left...
  • LA Mayoral Runoff Poll (SurveyUSA): Villaraigosa - 64%; Hahn - 32%

    04/12/2005 8:47:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 13,520+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 4/12/05
    Analysis: 5 weeks to the 5/17/05 L.A. Mayor runoff election, (4/9/05 - 4/11/05) a rematch of the runoff election from 4 years ago, Antonio Villaraigosa leads incumbent James Hahn 2:1. Hahn leads only among Republicans and Conservatives.
  • CA: More DWP fallout (2nd Person to be federally indicted in Hahngate)

    04/12/2005 12:18:04 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 2 replies · 262+ views
    The federal investigation of City Hall corruption will lead to a second indictment soon in connection with alleged overbilling of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power by the Fleishman-Hillard public-relations firm, Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam D. Kamenstein disclosed in court Monday. Kamenstein told U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess that there would be a superseding indictment, which would add one other individual as a defendant, in the 11-count wire-fraud case against John Stodder, a former senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard. Kamenstein offered no other details beyond indicating that the indictment could come down before the May 17 runoff...
  • Former Republican mayor backs Democrat Villaraigosa

    04/01/2005 5:12:08 PM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 536+ views
    AP ^ | 4/1/5 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES - Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa's mayoral campaign was endorsed Friday by former Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican with close ties to the governor who could help Villaraigosa make inroads with the moderates and conservatives he needs to win. Riordan endorsed former Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg less than two months ago, but Hertzberg was ousted in the primary last month. Villaraigosa was not his first choice, but Riordan, now the state education secretary, said the councilman was the clear pick over incumbent James Hahn. "What we need is somebody who is electric, somebody who is a leader, somebody who will...
  • Hahn, Villaraigosa trade harsh words in mayoral debate

    03/28/2005 8:06:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 406+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/28/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The two candidates for mayor relentlessly attacked each other Monday in their first televised, one-on-one debate and wrangled over issues from trust to traffic in caustic and sometimes personal terms. Mayor James Hahn repeatedly questioned whether Angelenos could trust city Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa, depicting him as an indecisive, pandering leader with a record of damaging decisions in his days as Assembly speaker. "This campaign is about trust," Hahn said. Referring to Villaraigosa, he said bluntly, "People don't trust you." The councilman, in turn, said Hahn's City Hall was the most investigated administration in modern times, alluding...
  • CA: In slap at LA Mayor Hahn, Rep. Maxine Waters backs Villaraigosa

    03/24/2005 7:40:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 550+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/24/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the city's most prominent political voices, labeled Mayor James Hahn a failure Thursday and endorsed his rival in the May runoff, Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa. Hahn's campaign shrugged off the defection - Waters supported the mayor four years ago - but it came as the latest reminder of the incumbent's unsteady relationship with the black community. Hahn was elected with overwhelming black support but saw his popularity fade after the ouster of the city's black police chief, Bernard Parks. With Villaraigosa at her side at a Wilshire district hotel, Waters, who is...
  • Hahn, Villaraigosa to fight rematch in LA mayoral runoff (Hertzberg concedes)

    03/09/2005 11:31:14 AM PST · by ambrose · 14 replies · 514+ views
    AP ^ | 3.9.05
    Hahn, Villaraigosa to fight rematch in LA mayoral runoff - By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press Writer Wednesday, March 9, 2005 (03-09) 10:47 PST Los Angeles (AP) -- Incumbent Mayor James Hahn and Antonio Villaraigosa will fight for leadership of the nation's second-largest city in a May runoff after mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg conceded defeat Wednesday, "I called Mayor Hahn this morning and congratulated him on his victory," Hertzberg said during a morning news conference. Nearly 24,000 absentee and other ballots remained to be counted, but Hertzberg trailed by Hahn by 5,800 votes, a margin his campaign concluded was too...
  • City Councilman Wins Runoff Spot for L.A. Mayor (Incumbent Hahn struggles for the second slot)

    03/09/2005 5:20:37 AM PST · by drt1 · 5 replies · 227+ views
    AP/MSNBC ^ | 03/09/2005 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - A Hispanic city councilman broke out of a crowded field of mayoral candidates early Wednesday, capturing one of two spots for a scheduled May runoff. The vulnerable incumbent James Hahn was battling for the other slot. With city officials counting votes slowly, Antonio Villaraigosa’s win put him within striking distance of becoming the first Hispanic to win City Hall in more than a century. Mayor James Hahn, in danger of losing his job despite a drop in crime and a growing economy during his first four years in office, was battling a third Democrat, Bob Hertzberg, for...