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  • Fremont News Briefs for June 3 (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 2, 2011
    The company will be showcased in small business day events at the Capitol on June 6, led by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John Perez, and the California Small Business Association. "I am proud to select Deeya Energy as ...
    Fremont Bulletin
  • A show of force – and a new Bronx twist – for the livery cab issue (manhattantimesnews.com)
    May 31, 2011
    “Go back to the initial plan to legalize this industry that has served 80 percent of New Yorkers who don't receive yellow [cab] service,” said Assembly Member Guillermo Linares, who previously served as the mayor's commissioner of Immigrant Affairs. ...
    Manhattan Times
  • The Buzz: Dan Logue launches effort to draft Rick Perry for president (sacbee.com)
    May 21, 2011
    ASSEMBLY SPEAKER JOHN A. PÉREZ, saying he's sorry he hasn't done more to correct public statements and news releases that said he graduated from UC Berkeley. His aides told The Bee back in 2009 that he attended the school but did not earn a degree. ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Reply to comment (californiaprogressreport.com)
    May 14, 2011
    At a recent jobs budget summit held in my district, I joined Speaker John Pérez, other Assemblymembers and Silicon Valley tech leaders to discuss the importance of protecting jobs while responsibly closing the budget deficit. It became clear throughout ...
    California Progress Report
  • Business interests join forces to fight California employee-mandate bill (dcvelocity.com)
    May 12, 2011
    The bill, introduced last February by Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assembly Member Sandre Swanson, would classify owner-operators serving California ports and intermodal rail yards as employees of the trucking firms that engage their services. ...
    DC Velocity
  • California Bill Would Ban Owner-Operators at Ports (truckinginfo.com)
    May 11, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, a former labor organizer, is one of the sponsors of the bill. Supporters say drivers at California's ports and intermodal rail yards are being misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. ...
    Truckinginfo
  • It's Politics: Assemblyman Mendoza sought to carry concealed weapon in state ... (whittierdailynews.com)
    May 6, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez asked his sergeant-at-arms to rescind the gun permits made to Mendoza and three others last month while the Assembly reviews safety and security measures at the Capitol and in lawmakers' district offices. ...
    Whittier Daily News
  • California legislators insist their calendars should be secret (insidebayarea.com)
    May 5, 2011
    The request for January 2011 calendars covered 29 first-term Assembly members and three first-term senators. The newspaper also requested the 2009 and 2010 appointments of Assembly Speaker John Perez related to a bill he pushed for Home Depot that ...
    Tri-Valley Herald
  • Feinstein vows fight for Medicare, social programs (greenwichtime.com)
    Apr 30, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, won applause from the crowd Saturday when he promised that the state Assembly would not approve an all-cuts budget, but instead would pursue GOP votes for taxes. California Teachers Association President ...
    Greenwich Time
  • Feinstein vows fight for Medicare, social programs (timesunion.com)
    Apr 30, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, won applause from the crowd Saturday when he promised that the state Assembly would not approve an all-cuts budget, but instead would pursue GOP votes for taxes. California Teachers Association President ...
    Albany Times Union
  • California Assembly Votes to Dissolve LA Industrial Suburb of Vernon (bloomberg.com)
    Apr 29, 2011
    Assembly members approved a bill by Speaker John A. Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat, that would establish a process to disincorporate cities with fewer than 150 residents. Perez's office said the bill was aimed at Vernon, a city with 96 residents, ...
    Bloomberg
  • Special Elections Preview (gothamgazette.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    If your head is not spinning already, earlier this month the Perez Notes blog said the Towns forces might run John Rodriguez, who once worked for Dilan and who served on Brooklyn Community Board 5, in an effort to split Espinal's likely support among ...
    Gotham Gazette (blog)
  • Calif. panel slashes funds for legislator vehicles (businessweek.com)
    Apr 16, 2011
    Shannon Murphy, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, said there was concern with a one-size-fits-all approach in a state where districts vary from rural, desert expanses to congested inner-city neighborhoods. "One district ... is more than ...
    BusinessWeek
  • Lowenthal appointed to California Emergency Council (pvnews.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, on April 8 accepted an appointment to the California Emergency Council, a high-level panel dealing with disaster preparedness and response. Assembly Speaker John Perez appointed Lowenthal, ...
    Palos Verdes Peninsula News
  • Western Queens Reps Continue To Rally For Bryant HS (qgazette.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Assemblymember Aravella Simotas (DAstoria) and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) were joined by Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan), state Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) ...
    Western Queens Gazette
  • The Buzz: Speaker packs heat, but not at work (fresnobee.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Pérez has asked Assembly Chief Sergeant at Arms Ronald Pane to rescind authorization that enabled four Assembly members to carry weapons at the Capitol, a move Pérez said "was done, quite frankly, in error." hamezcua@sacbee.com - Assembly Speaker John ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Speaker: Revoke Lawmaker Gun Permits At Capitol (kcra.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez has asked that authorizations for lawmakers to carry weapons at the Capitol be revoked, KCRA 3 has learned. A source told KCRA 3 earlier this week that fewer than five lawmakers have been granted ...
    KCRA Sacramento
  • Calif. officials who guard Assembly members to carry guns full-time; Senate ... (washingtonget.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    She and other members asked Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to change the policy after the attack in Arizona. Within days of that shooting, a Palm Springs man was arrested on federal charges of threatening public officials, including Manuel Perez. ...
    Washington Post
  • New Districts Seen as Aiding Democrats in New Jersey (nytimes.com)
    Apr 3, 2011
    “It's a pretty good day for us, and not so good for the governor, who put a lot on the line,” said Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, the state Democratic Party chairman, who is co-chairman of the commission. He noted that the population difference ...
    New York Times

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  • Judge denies move to suppress evidence in assemblyman's DUI case (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Aug 8, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced Wednesday that he was promoting Hernandez to majority whip from assistant majority whip as part of a widescale reorganization of the Assembly.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Editorial: Yet another benefits boost at the Capitol? (sacbee.com)
    Aug 8, 2012
    That's what Assembly Bill 2451 would do. Authored by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and sponsored by the California Professional Firefighters and the California Highway Patrol, the bill removes the statute of limitations for job-related ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Editorial: Yet another benefits boost at the Capitol? (sacbee.com)
    Aug 8, 2012
    That's what Assembly Bill 2451 would do. Authored by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and sponsored by the California Professional Firefighters and the California Highway Patrol, the bill removes the statute of limitations for job-related ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Assembly unveils new committee, caucus leaders (sacbee.com)
    Aug 7, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced a spate of leadership and policy committee changes Wednesday, less than a month before the Legislature adjourns its regular session for the year. Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles, will assume the chairmanship ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Assembly recognises India's Independence Day (news.in.msn.com)
    Aug 7, 2012
    Washington: In an unprecedented move the California State Assembly has passed a Resolution ... Speaking in support of the resolution, the Assembly Speaker, John Perez, praised India as the largest functioning democracy and a really important country ...
    MSN India
  • California lawmakers face a mountain of work (articles.latimes.com)
    Aug 7, 2012
    Legislative leaders acknowledged the pressure for progress on California's finances ... by eliminating a tax break for out-of-state businesses. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has been unable to get Republican support for the measure ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • SKELTON: Parents caught in budget storm (modbee.com)
    Aug 6, 2012
    The bill, strongly backed by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles ... Education and Access found that "California's high schools increasingly are calling upon families to pay for services that had previously been covered by the ...
    Modesto Bee
  • Assembly speaker: Inquiry on all state special funds (news10.net)
    Aug 6, 2012
    Saying he was "aghast" at revelations that state parks officials had been hiding some $54 million, Assembly Speaker John Perez says his house will now examine the fiscal status of every state special fund. "The amount of money is de minimus compared to the ...
    KXTV News10Net
  • California lawmakers face a mountain of work (latimes.com)
    Aug 6, 2012
    Legislative leaders acknowledged the pressure for progress on California's finances ... eliminating a tax break for out-of-state businesses. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has been unable to get Republican support for the ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Managed health care takes a fall (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 6, 2012
    Budget-strapped California is aggressively moving its poorest residents ... President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento and Assembly Speaker John Pérez of Los Angeles negotiated a deal to move Healthy Families kids into the more flexible ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Lawsuit, bill aim to keep K-12 education free in California (latimes.com)
    Aug 6, 2012
    The bill, strongly backed by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), passed the lower house ... Education and Access found that "California's high schools increasingly are calling upon families to pay for services that had previously been covered ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • A vested interest in saving Vernon (latimes.com)
    Aug 4, 2012
    Last year Vernon came under fire from California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), who — in the midst of the state's worst economic downturn — focused his political sights on disincorporating a town of 112 residents.
    Los Angeles Times
  • A vested interest in saving Vernon (articles.latimes.com)
    Aug 4, 2012
    Last year Vernon came under fire from California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), who — in the midst of the state's worst economic downturn — focused his political sights on disincorporating a town of 112 residents. Why? Government corruption.
    Los Angeles Times
  • California lawmaker seeks to punish firms that don't pay higher tax (sacbee.com)
    Aug 3, 2012
    State lawmakers in 2009 allowed corporations to choose between two different formulas – one based solely on a firm's sales in California ... but Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez is pushing legislation this year to change the tax law and ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • "Being in Love," New CD by Bay Area Vocalist Amikaeyla, to Be Released Aug. 28 on RootsJazz Records (news.yahoo.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    Richmond, CA (PRWEB) August 02 ... her brother Peter Michael Escovedo, John Santos, and Michael Spiro, guitarists Ray Obiedo (who co-produced the CD) and Theresa Perez, and singing percussionist Linda Tillery. Her father, Alonzo DuBois Gaston, played ...
    YAHOO!
  • Walters: California tax on out-of-state businesses upended (vcstar.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    Capitol politicians have been wrangling for decades over taxing multistate and multinational corporations doing business in California ... Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has legislation to make the single sales factor mandatory to finance ...
    vcstar.com
  • Winners, losers and tweeners from trade deadline (ca.sports.yahoo.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    Martin Perez? Justin Grimm? The Rangers know they need another starter ... Instead, they're comfortable turning to John Lannan and thus weren't compelled to spend for two months of Dempster. It's a risky move, one that lays ever so slightly on the TWEENERS ...
    ca.sports.yahoo.com
  • Money flows to support Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative (sacbee.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    The lawmakers' contributions were garnered by a committee named Californians Working Together to Restore and Protect Public Schools, Universities and Public Safety, sponsored in part by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, teachers and labor unions.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Dan Walters: Years-long tax fight takes turn in California (sanluisobispo.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    Capitol politicians have been wrangling for decades over taxing multistate and multinational corporations doing business in California ... Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has legislation to make the single sales factor mandatory to finance ...
    San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • Dozens of lawmakers donate to Gov. Brown's tax initiative (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    sponsored in part by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, teachers and labor unions. "This is an important priority for California to protect our schools and local public safety, and (Perez) has actively encouraged people to contribute to support the governor's ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Democrat writing bill to ban state contracts with tax foes (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    State lawmakers in 2009 allowed corporations to choose between two different formulas - one based solely on a firm's sales in California ... but Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez is pushing legislation this year to change the tax law and reduce state ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Party buses: Hidden world of drinking, parties and debauchery rolls into focus (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    Instead, a fight broke out between the 25-year-old Noland and a 20-year-old woman, according to the California Highway Patrol ... "Booze cruises, a party on wheels," is how state Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, describes them.
    San Jose Mercury News
  • A team-by-team look at famous in-season deals (ca.sports.yahoo.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    April 1966: Acquired Ferguson Jenkins, John Herrnstein and Adolfo Phillips from Phillies ... KANSAS CITY ROYALS July 2001: Traded Jermaine Dye to Rockies for Neifi Perez. Dye ended up in Oakland after this three-way deal, and Perez played only one full ...
    ca.sports.yahoo.com
  • Party buses: Hidden world of drinking, parties and debauchery rolls into focus (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    Instead, a fight broke out between the 25-year-old Noland and a 20-year-old woman, according to the California Highway Patrol ... "Booze cruises, a party on wheels," is how state Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, describes them.
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Party bus company has history of violations: CHP investigation of accident continues (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    Natasha Noland, 25, died near Los Gatos after she and another woman somehow toppled out of the moving bus after the two had been fighting and Noland was run over by the bus, California Highway ... Hunter John Richardson, 19, of Santa Cruz ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Filner Woos Fletcher For Mayoral Aide Role (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    Throughout a year-long primary campaign, political observers remarked on what was called a "bro-mance" blooming between Congressman Filner and Assemblyman Fletcher ... Said veteran political consultant John Dadian, who has no connection to ...
    NBCNews.com
  • $2.3B Accounting Gap in California Special Funds (abcnews.go.com)
    Jul 30, 2012
    Much of the difference is because the controller's and finance offices often use different accounting methods, said Palmer and Hallye Jordan, a spokeswoman for Controller John Chiang ... when they approved the California budget last month.
    ABC News
  • California: $5.9 million grant aims to stop worker's compensation fraud (finance.yahoo.com)
    Jul 30, 2012
    SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On Thursday, June 21, 2012 the California Department of Insurance made ... According to Deputy District Attorney John Morris, who is in charge of the Health Care Fraud Division in Los Angeles ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • Group calls for state investigation of Anaheim (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 30, 2012
    A news conference is planned for 11 a.m. Monday in downtown Los Angeles outside the office of California State Attorney General Kamala ... and its actions in the last couple of years," said Ana Perez of Presente.org, a Berkeley-based online activist ...
    NBCNews.com
  • Time for more focus on young men of color (washingtonpost.com)
    Jul 30, 2012
    California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez established a special committee on boys and men of color and has been holding hearings statewide to consider new or expanded programs. For its part, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committing ...
    Washington Post
  • 2 Anaheim protests: 1 raucous, 1 silent; 9 arrested (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 30, 2012
    Demonstrator Eduardo Perez, 21, a student at UCLA ... Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana; state Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Anaheim; county Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly; county Supervisor-elect Todd Spitzer; and Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray.
    NBCNews.com
  • California Democratic Party endorses Jerry Brown tax initiative (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Jul 29, 2012
    Speaker John A. Perez has introduced legislation that would make the same change and use the revenues to help California families pay for college. See the full list of endorsements after the jump.
    Sacramento Bee
  • 2 Anaheim protests: 1 raucous, 1 silent; 9 arrested (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 29, 2012
    Demonstrator Eduardo Perez, 21, a student at UCLA ... Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana; state Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Anaheim; county Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly; county Supervisor-elect Todd Spitzer; and Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray. "When you are loud ...
    NBCNews.com
  • $2.3B accounting gap in California special funds (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 28, 2012
    Much of the difference is because the controller's and finance offices often use different accounting methods, said Palmer and Hallye Jordan, a spokeswoman for Controller John Chiang ... figure when they approved the California budget last month.
    NBCNews.com
  • $2.3B accounting gap in California special funds (foxnews.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    Much of the difference is because the controller's and finance offices often use different accounting methods, said Palmer and Hallye Jordan, a spokeswoman for Controller John Chiang ... when they approved the California budget last month.
    FOX News
  • Sunrise in California? (huffingtonget.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    Which means new infrastructure for a sustainable California, in energy ... Brown joined state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John Perez, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other state ...
    Huffington Post
  • Letter Urges Gov. Brown to Find Answers Regarding Revelations at DPR (news.yahoo.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) delivered a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, and Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez urging them to take swift action to achieve resolution on the irregularities ...
    YAHOO!
  • GEA National Geothermal Summit to Address Challenges in Advancing Geothermal Industry in California and Beyond (marketwatch.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    Manuel Perez (D-Coachella ... Office of California Gov. Jerry Brown; Commissioner Carla Peterman, California Energy Commission; Karen Edson, Vice-President, Policy and Client Services, California ISO; and John DiStasio, General Manager ...
    Marketwatch
  • When Democratic Party Bosses Cling to Power (beyondchron.org)
    Jul 26, 2012
    California’s new map of legislative districts offers Democrats ... But in a move to consolidate control at the expense of everything else, Assembly Speaker John Perez has diverted resources from competitive “swing districts” and is instead meddling ...
    Beyond Chron
  • John Perez's AD50 Candidate Loses 2nd Local Endorsement In Less Than A Week (beyondchron.org)
    Jul 26, 2012
    During the primary Assembly Speaker John Perez and ... Craig Huey. The California GOP considers the district a "must" win and has already started funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the South Bay millionaire. Perez is keeping his intentions ...
    Beyond Chron
  • John Perez's AD50 Candidate Loses 2nd Local Endorsement In Less Than A Week (beyondchron.org)
    Jul 26, 2012
    During the primary Assembly Speaker John Perez and ... Craig Huey. The California GOP considers the district a "must" win and has already started funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the South Bay millionaire. Perez is keeping his intentions ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Anaheim's Long, Hot Summer: The Police vs. the Latino Community (time.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    Neighbor Petra Perez, who says she watched the shooting ... of a growing trend of police brutality and possible public retaliation across Southern California. It's only July and the number of officer-involved shootings in Anaheim this year has already ...
    Time
  • Anaheim's Long, Hot Summer: The Police vs. the Latino Community (news.yahoo.com)
    Jul 25, 2012
    Neighbor Petra Perez, who says she watched the shooting ... and that can generate a reservoir of distrust," says University of Southern California law professor Jody Armour, an expert in criminal defense and prosecution and racial profiling.
    YAHOO!
  • California parks scandal: Honor system used to keep track of $37 billion in public funds (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 25, 2012
    SACRAMENTO -- With state leaders scrambling to find out how state parks officials kept tens of millions of dollars hidden for more than a decade, California's top finance ... this is a wake-up call," said Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Campaign finance reform bill signed (inlandnewstoday.com)
    Jul 24, 2012
    SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Brown has signed a bill allowing the California Fair Political Practices ... public health emergencies. ·AB 1869 by Assemblymember John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) – Office of Patient Advocate: federal veterans health ...
    Inland Newstoday
  • Hispanic Ph.D.s Jump as Fastest-Growing Minority Gains (bloomberg.com)
    Jul 24, 2012
    “When I went to college, I did not even know that I could have much of a research career,” said Felix Perez, 27, who is in his fifth year of doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. As an undergraduate at California ...
    Bloomberg
  • Shirley Wild: Cancer Society throws a birthday party (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 21, 2012
    Seen at the scene: Mayor Bob and Nancy Foster, Councilmember Gerrie Schipske, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, John and Liz Hancock, Justin Rudd and his partner Ralph Millero, Suzanne Dallman, Port Commissioner Doug Drummond; Aquarium of the ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Shirley Wild: Cancer Society throws a birthday party (contracostatimes.com)
    Jul 21, 2012
    Seen at the scene: Mayor Bob and Nancy Foster, Councilmember Gerrie Schipske, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, John and Liz Hancock, Justin Rudd and his partner Ralph Millero, Suzanne Dallman, Port Commissioner Doug Drummond; Aquarium of the ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • State parks director resigns amid surplus scandal (sfgate.com)
    Jul 20, 2012
    California Parks Director Ruth Coleman abruptly resigned ... State Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Bob Blumenfield, D-San Fernando Valley, all ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Lawmakers give raises to aides before cutting other workers' pay (latimes.com)
    Jul 20, 2012
    "It's an outrage that they did this when the governor is asking voters to approve a tax initiative because he says we can't pay our bills," said Lew Uhler, head of the California ... Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) declined ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Meets with the Nation’s Leaders to Bring More Federal Resources to California (news.yahoo.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi joined Speaker John A. Pérez as a member of this bipartisan delegation ... Assemblymember Mary Hayashi led advocacy efforts to ensure California receives an additional $196.5 million to develop the necessary infrastructure ...
    YAHOO!
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Meets with the Nation's Leaders to Bring More Federal Resources to California (benzinga.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi joined Speaker John A. Pérez as a member of this bipartisan delegation ... Assemblymember Mary Hayashi led advocacy efforts to ensure California receives an additional $196.5 million to develop the necessary infrastructure ...
    Benzinga
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Meets with the Nation’s Leaders to Bring More Federal Resources to California (prweb.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi joined Speaker John A. Pérez as a member of this bipartisan delegation ... Assemblymember Mary Hayashi led advocacy efforts to ensure California receives an additional $196.5 million to develop the necessary infrastructure ...
    PRWeb
  • Assembly awards pay raises to more than 100 staffers (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    The California Assembly has awarded raises to roughly 150 ... The raises are part of a policy established by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) in December, when roughly a quarter of the lower house's employees received pay increases.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Nick Cannon Joins the Office Depot Foundation to Donate 10,000 Kid-Friendly Sackpacks to Los Angeles-Area Children (bloomberg.com)
    Jul 18, 2012
    Senior Field Representative for California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. “In keeping with our mission – Listen Learn Care − we created these fun and exciting sackpacks in response to what kids have told us they like,” says Foundation ...
    Bloomberg
  • Immigrant work permit advocate to visit Fremont (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 18, 2012
    FREMONT — A Coachella Valley lawmaker will visit the Bay Area this week promoting his plan to give special work permits to California's farm and service workers who are in the country illegally. Assemblyman Manuel Pérez, D-Indio, will stop at ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Immigrant work permit advocate to visit Fremont (dailybulletin.com)
    Jul 18, 2012
    FREMONT — A Coachella Valley lawmaker will visit the Bay Area this week promoting his plan to give special work permits to California's farm and service workers who are in the country illegally. Assemblyman Manuel Pérez, D-Indio, will stop at ...
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • Gorell urges California to prepare to fight base closures (vcstar.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Assemblyman Jeff Gorell said Tuesday he fears California is falling behind other states ... Gorell is in Washington this week with Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-LosAngeles, and seven other Assembly members for meetings on ...
    vcstar.com
  • Closing Time: John Axford, on the brink (ca.sports.yahoo.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    Brewers closer John Axford was a treat in 2010 and 2011 (70 saves in 75 ... Lucky 13 (USP)• All Salvador Perez has done in his brief major-league career is hit. Through 56 games, the backstop has a superb .343/.369/.533 slash line, with eight homers.
    ca.sports.yahoo.com
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District mum on proposals for $53 million in projects (mydesert.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    When the plant got tied up in a legal battle in 2008, Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella ... Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit, who sits on the AQMD board, convinced district officials to commit all of the money to projects ...
    Desert Sun
  • Gorell urges California to prepare to fight base closures (vcstar.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    WASHINGTON — Assemblyman Jeff Gorell said Tuesday he fears California is falling behind other states ... Gorell is in Washington this week with Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-LosAngeles, and seven other Assembly members for meetings on ...
    vcstar.com
  • Luis Perez to have surgery (espn.go.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    He is flying to California to see Dr. Lewis Yocum. Perez will be the second Blue Jays pitcher to have Tommy John surgery this year. Starter Kyle Drabek had the operation last month. "While it's the worst fear, it's a very clear-cut path going ...
    ESPN
  • Blue Jays’ Perez to have Tommy John surgery, out for season (thespec.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    He is flying to California to see Dr. Lewis Yocum. Perez will be the second Blue Jays pitcher to have Tommy John surgery this year. Starter Kyle Drabek had the operation last month. “While it’s the worst fear, it’s a very clear-cut path going forward ...
    Hamilton Spectator
  • Blue Jays LHP Perez to have Tommy John surgery (ca.rd.yahoo.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    He is flying to California to see Dr. Lewis Yocum. Perez will be the second Blue Jays pitcher to have Tommy John surgery this year. Starter Kyle Drabek had the operation last month. ''While it's the worst fear, it's a very clear-cut path going forward ...
    ca.sports.yahoo.com
  • Blue Jays LHP Perez to have Tommy John surgery (msn.foxsports.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    Blue Jays left-hander Luis Perez is going have reconstructive elbow surgery Tuesday, an operation that could sideline him for over a year. Blue Jays manager John Farrell said ... He is flying to California to see Dr. Lewis Yocum.
    FOXSports.com
  • Blue Jays LHP Luis Perez to have Tommy John surgery, out for season (ca.sports.yahoo.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Blue Jays left-hander Luis Perez is going have reconstructive elbow surgery Tuesday, an operation that could sideline him for over a year. Blue Jays manager John Farrell said ... He is flying to California to see Dr. Lewis Yocum.
    ca.sports.yahoo.com
  • Blue Jays LHP Luis Perez to have Tommy John surgery, out for season (news.yahoo.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Blue Jays left-hander Luis Perez is going have reconstructive elbow surgery ... his shoulder but he felt pain while throwing Saturday. He is flying to California to see Dr. Lewis Yocum.
    YAHOO!
  • State lawmakers in D.C. for meetings on bullet train, other issues (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jul 16, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John ... Pérez (D-Los Angeles) is leading the trip to meet with Obama administration officials including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and congressional leaders including Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from California.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Bullet train vote demonstrates California Legislature working well (articles.latimes.com)
    Jul 11, 2012
    SACRAMENTO—When the California Legislature works ... That was no problem in the Assembly. Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) quickly rounded up all 52 Democratic votes. The heavy action was in the Senate as lawmakers headed for a monthlong vacation ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • The Private Bank of California Expands into Orange County (finance.yahoo.com)
    Jul 11, 2012
    The Private Bank of California (the “Bank”) (PBCA ... and certificates from Scott Peotter, representing Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, Lou Penrose, of Congressman John Campbell’s Office, and Joe Sturgess, from Assemblyman Don Wagner’s ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • PRIVATE B : The Private Bank of California Expands into Orange County (4-traders.com)
    Jul 11, 2012
    The Private Bank of California (the "Bank") (OTCBB ... acknowledgements and certificates from Scott Peotter, representing Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, Lou Penrose, of Congressman John Campbell's Office, and Joe Sturgess, from Assemblyman Don Wagner's ...
    4-traders (press release)
  • The Private Bank of California Expands into Orange County (marketwatch.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    LOS ANGELES, Jul 11, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Private Bank of California (the "Bank") (OBB ... representing Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, Lou Penrose, of Congressman John Campbell's Office, and Joe Sturgess, from Assemblyman Don Wagner's Office.
    Marketwatch
  • Los Angeles Dodgers Announce June Winners of Dodger Pride Awards (mlb.mlb.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    Pitcher – RHP JOHN ELY ranked among the June Pacific ... of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Oxnard (CA) Community College. Rookie-level Arizona Dodgers Pitcher – RHP RICKY PEREZ collected saves in all four of his appearances during ...
    Major League Baseball
  • Everybody hates Chris (Perez) in Kansas City (content.usatoday.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    Perez made the "I Can't See You" sign, popularized by World Wrestling Entertainment performer John Cena. "I just don't get Kansas City using 'It's Our Time Now,' because they stole our slogan," Perez said. "What do they mean it's their time now?
    USA Today
  • Blue Jays P Perez out for season (kget.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    He will seek a second opinion before deciding whether or not to receive Tommy John surgery. Perez has made 35 relief appearances for the Blue Jays this season, pitching to a 2-2 record with a 3.43 ERA.
    KGET TV 17
  • Everybody hates Chris (Perez) in Kansas City (content.usatoday.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    Perez made the "I Can't See You" sign, popularized by World Wrestling Entertainment performer John Cena. "I just don't get Kansas City using 'It's Our Time Now,' because they stole our slogan," Perez said. "What do they mean it's their time now?
    USA Today
  • Jays' Perez to miss rest of the season with left elbow tear (tsn.ca)
    Jul 10, 2012
    The Jays say Perez will get a second opinion before a course of action is determined, but Tommy John ligament-replacement surgery is often recommended for similar injuries. Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek is already out for the year after tearing the same ...
    TSN
  • Luis Perez done for season with torn UCL in elbow (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, Luis Perez is done for the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. The Blue Jays have yet to make an announcement on a course of action, but Tommy John surgery is almost certainly ...
    NBC Sports
  • College tuition is political fodder, from California Legislature to presidential campaign trail (sacbee.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John A ... who works for Republican Assemblyman Jim Nielsen. "Different groups are using the students for their own political needs. It's really a sad thing." Earlier this spring, Assembly Speaker Pérez introduced his "Middle ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Coachella Democrat's Salton Sea bill passes first hurdle (mydesert.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    Sacramento — State Assemblyman Manuel Pérez’s bill seeking to bring more local control to the Salton Sea restoration process has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The Coachella Democrat’s measure, AB 939, made it past the Senate ...
    Desert Sun
  • In conversation: Oliver Stone (www2.macleans.ca)
    Jul 6, 2012
    they go to war against the cartel (led by Benicio Del Toro and Salma Hayek), while a corrupt U.S. drug agent (John Travolta) plays both sides against the middle. Q: How real is the threat of a Mexican cartel attacking California marijuana growers?
    Macleans
  • Assemblyman Mike Feuer reports raising $650,000 for city attorney race (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    Assemblyman Mike Feuer said Thursday he has raised about ... Feuer and Trutanich had been represented by the same political consultant, John Shallman. However, Shallman and Feuer reached an agreement last month and the consultant dropped ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • California Senate OKs bill that would blunt deportation efforts (latimes.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    The California ... Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) sought to allow localities to opt out of Secure Communities by modifying an agreement between the state and federal government. But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assemblyman Mike Feuer reports raising $650,000 for city attorney race (sbsun.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    Assemblyman Mike Feuer said Thursday he has raised about ... Feuer and Trutanich had been represented by the same political consultant, John Shallman. However, Shallman and Feuer reached an agreement last month and the consultant dropped ...
    San Bernardino County Sun
  • State will not override local pension votes, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    The potentially explosive issue of pension "pre-emption" surfaced this week after San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders sent Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... two of five charter cities in California that have their own ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assembly approves high-speed rail funding (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    After the 51-27 vote on the Assembly floor, Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement that high-speed rail has "enormous potential for California ... opposition to the rail project. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-San Bernandino ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California Positioned to Rake in Health Care Reform Benefits (egpnews.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    Two-and-a-half months before President Obama signed the landmark Affordable Care Act, California State Assemblyman John Pérez had already introduced legislation proposing to implement one of the bill’s central components. Health care advocates describe ...
    Eastern Group Publications
  • Local legislators Salton Sea, geothermal bills move forward (ivpressonline.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    A number of bills by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, passed the state Senate ... Assembly Bill 1545, Binational Economic Development Bank, heightens the role of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank as a ...
    Imperial Valley Press Online
  • Band-Aid or bust? (newsreview.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    On the same day, Assemblyman Dan Logue ... the implementation of Obamacare in California. “I think we can agree unanimously that the decision was a surprise, and the biggest surprise was that [Chief Justice] John Roberts somehow found the courage to ...
    News & Review
  • California controller appeals ruling on lawmakers' pay (articles.latimes.com)
    Jul 3, 2012
    California voters passed a law in 2010 allowing the Legislature ... a lawsuit by state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). The court decision "did not address a basic problem with the ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Oscar D. Perez: A Lake Forest Pastor Accused of Pedophilia (blogs.ocweekly.com)
    Jul 3, 2012
    Perez was arrested and charged for the first two victims in September, 2011. Based on continued investigations and media coverage, the Sheriff's Department discovered three more John Does, and Perez was charged by the District Attorney's office for the ...
    Orange County Weekly
  • Christie's appeal for bipartisanship on taxes falls on deaf ears among angry Democrats (nj.com)
    Jul 3, 2012
    "He’s a political opportunist who called in the Legislature for a photo op and perhaps some B roll material for a campaign commercial he can use perhaps here in New Jersey but perhaps in Tampa," said Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex ...
    NJ.com
  • California controller appeals ruling on lawmakers' pay (latimes.com)
    Jul 3, 2012
    California voters passed a law in 2010 allowing the Legislature ... by state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). The court decision "did not address a basic problem with the ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California Controller Appeals Ruling Over Lawmakers’ Pay (bloomberg.com)
    Jul 3, 2012
    California Controller John Chiang appealed a judge’s ... said by e-mail. State Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, both Democrats, sued Chiang in January, asking a judge to rule whether the elected ...
    Bloomberg
  • Controller appeals decision on California lawmakers' pay (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jul 2, 2012
    California Controller John Chiang on Monday appealed a ... a lawsuit by state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles). The appeal was filed on Chiang's behalf by Deputy Atty.
    Los Angeles Times
  • CALIFORNIA AG: HOMEOWNER BILL OF RIGHTS PASSES LEGISLATURE (bloomberg.com)
    Jul 2, 2012
    “The package approved by the Legislature today is a major victory for California’s consumers,” said Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. “We impose tough new regulations on banks and lenders to stop the abusive practices we’ve seen since ...
    Bloomberg
  • John Wildermuth: Jerry Brown: The Last GOP Legislator? (redding.com)
    Jul 2, 2012
    As GOP Assemblyman Jim Nielsen said ... the fingers start pointing in a state as blue as California, an awful lot of them are going to be aimed at the GOP legislators who refuse to legislate. John Wildermuth is a longtime writer on California ...
    Record Searchlight
  • Groom's killer at Churchill Downs remains mystery (sfgate.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    But deaths are unusual. Since the discovery of Perez's body, the track hasn't made any changes in security procedures or operations, said Churchill Downs spokesman John Asher. Security officers work 24 hours a day every day in the barn area and seating ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Analysis: Frustration driving out NY lawmakers (sfgate.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    "I think there was a loss of satisfaction among members," said Assemblyman John McEneny, an Albany Democrat and historian who over 20 years earned bipartisan respect. "Certain incentives aren't there anymore." Miller and McEneny are both among the retiring lawmakers.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Judge delays numbering of California ballot measures (articles.latimes.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    The stakes were made clear Friday by courtroom attendance. The audience included a top aide to Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), Brown's campaign operatives and opponents of both tax measures. Munger's legal team maintains that Democrats in ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Judge delays numbering of California ballot measures (latimes.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    The stakes were made clear Friday by courtroom attendance. The audience included a top aide to Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), Brown's campaign operatives and opponents of both tax measures. Munger's legal team maintains that ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Coming Sunday in California Forum (sacbee.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    Telfeyan makes the case that Chief Justice John Roberts is guilty of judicial activism with ... Dan Morain says that when an assemblyman went up against a company that puts on mixed martial arts bouts, it was no contest.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Former head of troubled Calif. city found dead (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    (AP) - The body of a former administrator of the embattled city of Vernon was found in the water off a San Francisco Bay area island on the same day the California ... perks led state Assembly Speaker John Perez to introduce a bill to ...
    msnbc.com
  • California Positioned to Rake in Health Care Reform Benefits (news.newamericamedia.org)
    Jun 29, 2012
    Two-and-a-half months before President Obama signed the landmark Affordable Care Act, California State Assemblyman John Pérez had already introduced legislation proposing to implement one of the bill’s central components. Health care ...
    New America Media
  • Buckley School, Sherman Oaks Campus for Super Rich Kids, Granted $40M Charity Loan by L.A. City Hall (blogs.laweekly.com)
    Jun 29, 2012
    Instead, the money is coming from the California Municipal Finance Authority ... is "supposed to provide a public benefit." This, according to Assemblyman Mike Feuer, who became so skeptical of the CMFA's activity last year that he asked the State Auditor ...
    Los Angeles Weekly
  • Court ruling green-lights California's aggressive move on health reform (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    “It’s just full speed ahead,” said Assemblyman ... on California health policy. Attached to the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, the center is funded by the nonpartisan California HealthCare Foundation. John M.
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Governor signs $92 billion state budget (ocregister.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, left, talks with Assemblyman ... education and ensuring California's UC and CSU students will not face another year of fee hikes," said Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles, in a ...
    Orange County Register
  • Quote of the Day: How to Tell if Your City is Poorly Run (motherjones.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    John Pérez has to be laughing. In retrospect, I think he was right. I think the city is poorly run.... I think we made a big mistake. This is totally inside baseball for folks who live in Southern California, and I apologize to all the rest of you.
    Mother Jones
  • Budget deal seeks to freeze UC, CSU tuition (articles.latimes.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — California's public universities could lose out on an ... A spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement Monday that the new agreement is an important step to keep costs at public universities relatively ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Budget deal seeks to freeze UC, CSU tuition (latimes.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — California's public universities could lose out on ... A spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement Monday that the new agreement is an important step to keep costs at public universities ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • N.J. Democrats protest Chris Christie, Mitt Romney outside fundraiser (nj.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    Assemblyman John Wisniewski, chairman of the state Democratic Committee ... He has rallied donors and voters on Romney’s behalf in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa, Illinois, California and New York.
    NJ.com
  • State Budget Should Be Finalized This Week (mymotherlode.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate ... protect education and put California's fiscal house in order by our Constitutional deadline," said Speaker Pérez. "I am pleased the actions we will take in the coming ...
    MyMotherLode.com
  • California Culinary Academy In San Francisco Under Investigation (huffingtonget.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    SB 2296, by Assemblyman Marty Block ... is to make sure that students are not misled on the state-required form." Erica Perez is an investigative reporter for California Watch, a project of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting.
    Huffington Post
  • California budget deal could prevent tuition hikes (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    “The pressures of the recession and massive fee increases have eroded, or even ended, the dream of higher education for too many California families,” Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said in February when proposing a new scholarship program.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assemblyman Mike Feuer to remain in L.A. city attorney race, Councilman Paul Krekorian considering run (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 23, 2012
    Assemblyman Mike Feuer said Friday he has decided to remain ... Feuer's decision to run means Trutanich will have to find a new campaign consultant. Feuer has hired John Shallman -- the same consultant who managed Trutanich's city attorney ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assemblyman Mike Feuer to remain in L.A. city attorney race, Councilman Paul Krekorian considering run (dailynews.com)
    Jun 23, 2012
    Assemblyman Mike Feuer said Friday he has decided to remain ... Feuer's decision to run means Trutanich will have to find a new campaign consultant. Feuer has hired John Shallman -- the same consultant who managed Trutanich's city attorney ...
    Los Angeles Daily News
  • Assemblyman Mike Feuer to remain in L.A. city attorney race, Councilman Paul Krekorian considering run (dailybreeze.com)
    Jun 23, 2012
    Assemblyman Mike Feuer said Friday he has decided to remain ... Feuer's decision to run means Trutanich will have to find a new campaign consultant. Feuer has hired John Shallman -- the same consultant who managed Trutanich's city attorney ...
    Daily Breeze
  • Perez returns, but Royals lose Paulino to torn elbow ligament (sacbee.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    since Perez is returning from the 60-day DL. Paulino, meanwhile, plans to get a second opinion but is likely to become the fourth Royals pitcher this season to undergo Tommy John surgery, joining Joakim Soria, Blake Wood and Danny Duffy.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Royals lose Paulino to injury, get Perez off DL (stats.sfgate.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    (AP) Royals manager Ned Yost has been around baseball his entire life, and he has a hard time recalling a season in which two pitchers needed Tommy John surgery ... The 22-year-old Perez made a big impression on the Royals late last season ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Got budget deal? Now Assembly boss can fly to Disney World (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    Where does an Assembly leader go after a budget deal is reached? To Disney World, of course. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez is flying to Florida's world-famous resort to participate in a panel discussion Saturday at the annual conference of the National ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California leaders unveil budget deal (articles.boston.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders reached agreement Thursday to finalize California’s budget ... the framework of the agreement with Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
    Boston Globe
  • Central Fire Could Lose 18 Firefighters, Two Fire Stations (capitola.patch.com)
    Jun 21, 2012
    According to the Central Fire Disctrict, California State Assembly Speaker John Perez and California State Senate pro ... He asked that anyone who agrees write to Assemblymember Bill Monning and Senator Joe Simitian in opposition of the budget cuts.
    Patch
  • California leaders announce budget agreement (abclocal.go.com)
    Jun 21, 2012
    SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- California leaders announced a budget agreement Thursday. Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Darrell Steinberg announced an agreement on legislative action to finalize the 2012-2013 state budget.
    Abc Local Web
  • Youth push for "bill of rights" at the Capitol (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Jun 20, 2012
    Youth organizers are seeking Capitol support of a "bill of rights" for California young people that calls for a statewide effort to improve education and opportunities. A resolution by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, presents a multiple-point ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Cal-Hi Sports Softball Coach of the Year (espn.go.com)
    Jun 20, 2012
    The victory assured them of the top spot in California and subsequently State Team of the ... from the Big VIII -- Jo Ann Byrd of Corona in 2000 and most recently John Perez in 2006 from Santiago. Despite having only two seniors and playing ...
    ESPN
  • The Buzz: Shoeshine for $1,000; Joe Biden for $500 (sacbee.com)
    Jun 19, 2012
    Assemblyman Das Williams is at your service ... featured custom suit tailoring and a designer trunk sale offering discounted items from St. John, Chanel and Gucci. "Really, the idea just came from wanting to make sure that in this age of ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Parties Draw Lines in California Sand (rollcall.com)
    Jun 19, 2012
    California again won’t be competitive at the presidential level, so the NRCC plans to set up call centers to make up for the lack of a strong get-out-the-vote effort from the party’s presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. With assistance from Speaker John ...
    Roll Call Online
  • Need a shoe shine? Assemblyman Das Williams will do it (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Jun 18, 2012
    Assemblyman Das Williams is at your service ... Fundraisers last year featured custom suit tailoring and a designer trunk sale offering discounted items from St. John, Chanel and Gucci. The first-term lawmaker said offering shoe shining at his reception ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Gay California Assembly Speaker Addresses LGBT Grads (advocate.com)
    Jun 18, 2012
    ... of the California state assembly delivered the keynote address at the University of California, Los Angeles's lavender graduation. Speaker John A. Pérez offered encouraging words to the 44 LGBT students graduating from UCLA last week.
    Advocate
  • Toronto Sweep the Phillies, 6-2 (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 18, 2012
    Luis Perez worked three innings and Jason ... Darrel Evans (Atlanta, San Francisco and Detroit), Reggie Jackson (California, Oakland and New York) and Alex Rodriguez (Seattle, Texas and New York) are the others. John Mayberry Jr. tied it with a homer ...
    msnbc.com
  • Chris Christie: Call Me, Mitt (thedailybeast.com)
    Jun 18, 2012
    Some of Christie’s more vocal critics, including Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who is the state Democratic Party chair, have even begun to publicly question Christie’s vaunted “Jersey Comeback.” Noting that the state’s employment and ...
    Daily Beast
  • More talks ahead despite $92B California budget (pantagraph.com)
    Jun 16, 2012
    Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, left, signs a copy of the budget vote for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, right, after the Assembly passed the 2012-13 spending plan on a 50-25 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday ...
    Pantagraph
  • More talks ahead despite $92B California budget (pantagraph.com)
    Jun 16, 2012
    Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, left, signs a copy of the budget vote for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, right, after the Assembly passed the 2012-13 spending plan on a 50-25 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday ...
    Pantagraph
  • More talks ahead despite $92B California budget (lacrossetribune.com)
    Jun 16, 2012
    Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, left, signs a copy of the budget vote for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, right, after the Assembly passed the 2012-13 spending plan on a 50-25 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday ...
    La Crosse Tribune
  • More talks ahead despite $92B California budget (theindependent.com)
    Jun 16, 2012
    Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, left, signs a copy of the budget vote for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, right, after the Assembly passed the 2012-13 spending plan on a 50-25 at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.,
    Grand Island Independent
  • California Legislature passes $92.1-billion budget (latimes.com)
    Jun 16, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers narrowly met a constitutional ... Throughout the week leading up to Friday's vote, Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) engaged in a public back-and-forth over the budget with Brown.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Wallenda walk a big boost for Niagara Falls, New York (bulletnewsniagara.ca)
    Jun 16, 2012
    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Assemblyman John Ceretto applauded the accomplishments of Nik Wallenda, who became the first person ever to cross the Niagara Falls gorge on a tightrope. Ceretto noted the nighttime spectacular was the culmination of more ...
    bulletnewsniagara.ca
  • Calif. Dems plan budget vote as gov demands cuts (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 14, 2012
    Democratic legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they plan to move forward with their proposal to address California's $15.7 billion deficit even though Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't signed off on the plan. Assembly Speaker John Perez ...
    msnbc.com
  • California Democrats plan budget that rejects deeper safety-net cuts (mcclatchydc.com)
    Jun 14, 2012
    California legislative Democrats are poised to send Gov ... the governor's proposal and our proposal are bridgeable," said Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. "Frankly, we're not only on the same page as the governor, we're in the same paragraph."
    McClatchy
  • Democrats plan for state budget vote despite Brown's approval (timesheraldonline.com)
    Jun 14, 2012
    SACRAMENTO -- Democratic legislative leaders announced Wednesday that they plan to move forward with their proposal to address California's $15.7 billion ... Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell ...
    Vallejo Times-Herald
  • Democrats prepare to toss budget to Gov. Jerry Brown (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jun 13, 2012
    Jerry Brown. Speaker John A. Perez and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg walked reporters through their budget plan Wednesday morning. They are rejecting slightly more than $1 billion in Brown’s proposed cuts to welfare, child care, in-home care ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Niagara Falls banks on Wallenda's tightrope stunt (travel.usatoday.com)
    Jun 12, 2012
    "We've done it — boom! — a shot heard 'round the world," New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto said when the walk was approved this year. "Somebody might be out there and say, 'I want to invest in this city. They're on the move, they're ...
    USA Today
  • California Small Business Day(TM) 2012 (marketwatch.com)
    Jun 11, 2012
    California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, California State Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver speeches on important small business issues ...
    Marketwatch
  • California budget due Friday (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 11, 2012
    California lawmakers have until ... “We need to look out for the most vulnerable,” said Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez met with Gov. Brown in closed-door meetings ...
    msnbc.com
  • California budget due in five days (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 11, 2012
    California lawmakers have until ... “We need to look out for the most vulnerable,” said Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez met with Governor Brown in closed door ...
    msnbc.com
  • Video: Oh what a relief: Indians' Perez vomits after save (content.usatoday.com)
    Jun 10, 2012
    Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez celebrated his 20th save of the season by vomiting ... he did a "You can't see me" impersonation of World Wrestling Entertainment's John Cena to cap a save against the Kansas City Royals.
    USA Today
  • Calif. Politicians discuss bridging $2B divide (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 8, 2012
    California Democratic leaders are meeting privately with ... Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said he and Assembly Speaker John Perez would like to find "middle ground" with the Democratic governor on how to close the state's entire $15.7 billion ...
    AP - msnbc.com
  • Analyzing California’s shrinking electorate (lompocrecord.com)
    Jun 8, 2012
    Four years ago, scarcely 1 percent of California’s 46th Assembly District’s residents — 4,905 of them, to be precise — voted for John A. Perez, a veteran soldier in Los Angeles’ political/labor machine. That minuscule vote, however, was all Perez ...
    Lompoc Record
  • Few centrists advance in California's new primary system (latimes.com)
    Jun 7, 2012
    The California Chamber of Commerce and California Realtors Assn. spent more than $660,000 to boost Democrat Tom Daly, the clerk-recorder for Orange County, against union organizer Julio Perez and ... a runoff against Assemblyman Tim Donnelly ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Joy and anger after 69th Assembly vote (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    Daly, sipping a bottle of Corona beer, and his supporters -- including Assemblyman ... of dollars to back Julio Perez, a first-time candidate who vowed to stand for the working class. Meanwhile, business groups, including the California Chamber of Commerce ...
    msnbc.com
  • Primary election night: Winners and losers (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    California ... County Democrat Julio Perez and Andrew Lachman in the San Fernando Valley, suffered big defeats. Independents –- Despite new primary rules, there was not much room for independent candidates. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Joy and anger after 69th Assembly vote (ocregister.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    Daly, sipping a bottle of Corona beer, and his supporters — including Assemblyman ... to back Julio Perez, a first-time candidate who vowed to stand for the working class. Meanwhile, business groups, including the California Chamber of ...
    Orange County Register
  • California primary results: GOP catches a ‘top-two’ break (washingtonpost.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    House Republicans got a big break under California ... Assemblyman David Valadao (R) is looking like a very strong favorite after taking 57 percent of the vote in the swingy, open 21st district. He faces local Chamber of Commerce official John Hernandez ...
    Washington Post
  • Dems headed for November matchups in Peninsula, South Bay (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    In the 13th state Senate District, Assemblyman Jerry Hill ... a public school teacher from Mountain View, and Libertarian John Webster, a software engineer from Santa Clara. The district includes all but the northern tip of San Mateo County ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Dan Walters: California's shrinking electorate (sacbee.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    Four years ago, scarcely 1 percent of the 46th Assembly District's residents – 4,905 of them, to be precise – voted for John A. Pérez, a veteran soldier ... and quite disturbing – trend in California: steadily lower levels of voting.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Pérez ahead of Reynaga-Emett (ivpressonline.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    With all precincts recorded in Imperial County, incumbent V. Manuel Pérez holds the lead and could potentially retain his seat as California’s 56th District Assemblymember. Pérez, D-Coachella, is leading challenger Socorro Reynaga-Emett ...
    Imperial Valley Press Online
  • Election day: Legislative races to watch (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jun 5, 2012
    The top Democratic finisher is likely to face Republican Assemblyman Jeff Miller (R-Orange ... Butler’s reelection has been the top priority for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, while Osborn has the support of former state Sen.
    Los Angeles Times
  • MORAIN: Never a dull moment in politics (modbee.com)
    Jun 4, 2012
    I could go on. Can pistol-packing Assemblyman Tim Donnelly hang on? Will Speaker John A. Perez succeed in his attempt to help incumbent Democrats win in newly drawn districts in Santa Monica and Marin County against Democratic challengers?
    Modesto Bee
  • Bills by local legislator, Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, advance to state Senate (ivpressonline.com)
    Jun 4, 2012
    Four bills by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, have been approved by the ... AB 1545, Bi-National Economic Development & Infrastructure Bank, heightens the role of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank as a ...
    Imperial Valley Press Online
  • Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers to take 5% pay cut (articles.latimes.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    The Citizens Compensation Commission, created by California voters to set salaries and benefits ... The vote was 5 to 1, and the pay reduction will kick in Dec. 3. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) called the panel's move "unfortunate ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • State pension agency slashes benefits for former Vernon officials (latimes.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    He was joined by state Assembly Speaker John Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat who last year led an effort to disincorporate Vernon. "The people of California deserve answers on how this situation was allowed to fester for so long" Perez said in a statement.
    Los Angeles Times
  • State pension agency slashes benefits for former Vernon officials (articles.latimes.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    He was joined by state Assembly Speaker John Pérez, a Los Angeles Democrat who last year led an effort to disincorporate Vernon. "The people of California deserve answers on how this situation was allowed to fester for so long" Perez said in a statement.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Carolyn Livengood: Memorials in honor of son of Assemblyman Lou Papan continue to benefit to community (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    Since his death in 1981 at age 21, the legacy of John Papan, son of former Assemblyman Lou Papan and his wife ... Pister Leadership Opportunity Award from the University of California Santa Cruz at Skyline College's annual Student Recognition ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • California lawmakers advance ban on gay 'conversion' therapy (latimes.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed ... Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) championed legislation, AB 1501, that would cut fees by two-thirds ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California panel orders 5 percent pay cut for lawmakers, governor, other officeholders (sacbee.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    California lawmakers, who have seen their pay cut by ... "I derive a lot of psychic income." Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said their focus will continue to be on the economy, not pay, but both ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California lawmakers advance multitude of measures (nola.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed a ... Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles, championed legislation, AB 1501, that would cut fees by two-thirds for middle ...
    nola.com
  • Cannabis commission gets California Assembly's OK (sfgate.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    The California Assembly approved a measure Thursday that ... by a commensurate amount for the fiscal year that begins July 1 - but Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles, said Thursday that lawmakers already saw their pay cut by 18 percent ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Bloomberg backs candidate for San Diego mayor (sfgate.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday endorsed California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher's independent ... campaign mailers showing him standing with Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on the same day that GOP voters got a mailer ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • California lawmakers advance ban on gay 'conversion' therapy (articles.latimes.com)
    May 31, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed a ... Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) championed legislation, AB 1501, that would cut fees by two-thirds for middle ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Calif. Assembly OKs tuition cut for middle class (cbsnews.com)
    May 31, 2012
    The state Assembly has approved a bill to cut tuition at the University of California and California State University ... AB1501, part of Assembly Speaker John Perez's so-called "Middle-Class Scholarship Act," passed the Assembly on a 54-17 ...
    CBS News
  • Calif. Assembly OKs tuition cut for middle class (msnbc.msn.com)
    May 31, 2012
    The state Assembly has approved a bill to cut tuition at the University of California and California State University ... AB1501, part of Assembly Speaker John Perez's so-called "Middle-Class Scholarship Act," passed the Assembly on a 54-17 ...
    msnbc.com
  • The Buzz: Will a Democrat wind up blocking California 'middle-class scholarship' measure? (sacbee.com)
    May 31, 2012
    Turns out that maybe a Democrat, not Republicans, will block Assembly Speaker John A ... Tony Mendoza. Pérez's bill would alter the formula for collecting taxes from out-of-state corporations that do business in California.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Torie Osborn And Betsy Butler Face Off For California Assembly Seat (huffingtonget.com)
    May 30, 2012
    The 61-year-old Osborn, a nationally-known advocate for gay and lesbian rights and other progressive causes, has launched an insurgent campaign for a California Assembly ... wasn't welcomed by Assembly Speaker John Pérez and other Democratic legislators.
    Huffington Post
  • California Lawmakers Approve Cap-And-Trade Revenue Bill (forbes.com)
    May 30, 2012
    On Tuesday, the California Assembly voted 47-26 to approve AB 1532 (PDF), a bill written by Speaker John A. Pérez, which provides a framework for how the state will spend revenue generated by its carbon market. California’s cap-and-trade ...
    Forbes
  • Assembly passes controversial 'cap-and-trade' auction measure (blogs.sacbee.com)
    May 29, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez carried the measure ... been hit hard by a rocky economy. The California Chamber of Commerce is among the measure's opponents. "Businesses are taking this as an attack," said Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Why California's Bid to Legalize Undocumented Immigrants Works (nationaljournal.com)
    May 29, 2012
    This time, California is making an exception. A new California law, AB 1544, proposed by Assemblyman Manuel Perez, D-Coachella, and originally coauthored by Assemblywoman Linda Halderman, R-Fresno, who has since removed her support, sets up a ...
    NationalJournal.com
  • Three bills by local assemblyman move to Assembly Floor (ivpressonline.com)
    May 29, 2012
    Three bills authored by state Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella ... unauthorized immigrant workers in these sectors may receive a permit to remain in California and work legally, provided they pay a fee and meet specified criteria.
    Imperial Valley Press Online
  • Former Cudahy city manager may have taken improper raises (latimes.com)
    May 29, 2012
    George Perez, who was fired in 2011 after 11 years on the job ... and the deadline expired for the full $2.5 million the city was supposed to receive. Assemblyman Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) saved the project in 2011 with an extension.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Bill deadline nears in California Legislature (sacbee.com)
    May 28, 2012
    Assembly Bill 1544, Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella. Allows non-felon undocumented immigrants to receive permits to work in the agricultural, food service, housekeeping or janitorial industries in California. • Assembly Bill 1993 by ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • V. Manuel Pérez lists no individual donors in latest campaign finance report
    May 27, 2012
    The event, hosted by Assemblyman ... Pérez isn't holding local small-donor fundraisers because he doesn't need the money. During the two-month fundraising period, Pérez spent almost $100,000 — including a $32,500 contribution to the ...
    Desert Sun
  • Antonio DeMarco to defend title again (espn.go.com)
    May 25, 2012
    I am happy to be fighting in Baja California, something I have not done ... a unification bout with Miguel Vazquez, top contender John Molina Jr., rising prospect Darley Perez, former interim titlist Michael Katsidis and interim titleholder ...
    ESPN
  • We the People: JPAC descends upon Sacramento for a day of lobbying (jweekly.com)
    May 24, 2012
    On May 15, the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California, or JPAC, brought together 100 Jewish ... Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) also dropped by to shmooze. They mingled with Rabbi Doug Kahn, executive director of the Bay Area ...
    Jweekly.com
  • This just in from Assemblyman Cameron Smyth's office (the-signal.com)
    May 22, 2012
    SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, today called for the resignation of Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez following the arrest ... represents the 38th Assembly District in the California Legislature. He currently serves as ...
    Signal
  • Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez appointed to reorganization panel (mydesert.com)
    May 22, 2012
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez was recently appointed to a special Assembly committee assessing Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed governmental reorganization. Pérez, a Coachella Democrat, is one of 12 Assembly members appointed to the committee.
    Desert Sun
  • California pay commission to consider 5 percent cut for state elected officials (sacbee.com)
    May 22, 2012
    Members of California's Citizens Compensation Commission said ... "That rather puts them in a compromising position," he said. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, did ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assemblyman Donnelly cited for carrying loaded handgun in carry-on at ONT (contracostatimes.com)
    May 22, 2012
    ONTARIO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was cited Wednesday morning ... In an interview on Wednesday afternoon on "The John and Ken Show" on KFI-640 AM, Donnelly said he had been in the garage the day before and saw .45 handgun on a workbench ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Assemblyman Donnelly cited for carrying loaded handgun in carry-on at ONT (mercurynews.com)
    May 22, 2012
    ONTARIO -- Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was cited Wednesday morning ... In an interview on Wednesday afternoon on "The John and Ken Show" on KFI-640 AM, Donnelly said he had been in the garage the day before and saw .45 handgun on a workbench ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Co-Authors Legislation to Save State Parks (news.yahoo.com)
    May 21, 2012
    “California’s state parks are treasured by the people of this state, and we must do all we can to stop park closures,” stated Assemblymember Mary Hayashi ... who is the great-great-grandson of John Muir. Supporters of the bill underscored the ...
    YAHOO!
  • The Many Moving Pieces of California’s Cap and Trade Program (environmentalleader.com)
    May 21, 2012
    There are three active pieces of California legislation working their way through the process with Assembly Speaker Perez’ AB 1532 being the most ... California Resources Agency Secretary John Laird and California Department of Food and ...
    Environmental Leader
  • 100,000 California Homes to be Powered by New Geothermal (cleantechnica.com)
    May 21, 2012
    One of two new 49.9-MW geothermal plants is already operating at full capacity in Imperial Valley, California near the Salton Sea. It was originally called Hudson Ranch I, but renamed later to John L ... An assemblyman from Coachella remarked ...
    CleanTechnica
  • Let's make a deal: Why legislators may vote yes for the high-speed rail project (examiner.com)
    May 21, 2012
    It seems the California state leadership both Senate pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg and Assembly speaker John Perez also agree. Why is the question?   There is no official start date in the federal grant contracts, only the finish date of September 2017.
    Examiner
  • Dan Walters: California has reason to worry about its business climate (sacbee.com)
    May 20, 2012
    A few Democratic legislators, such as Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez of Coachella, have introduced bills to align California with the kinds of investment incentives being offered in other states. But they have gotten a chilly response from their ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Bill cuts tuition by closing corporate loophole (finance.yahoo.com)
    May 20, 2012
    AB1500 and AB1501, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, would reduce tuition by more than half for families whose annual household income exceeds the cap for getting a free ride at California's public universities ($70,000 a year for CSU and $80,000 ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • Charles Molnar, Senior Corner: Documentary proves seniors can stay on top of their game (pasadenastarnews.com)
    May 20, 2012
    Hosted by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, the free screening [open to anyone with advanced reservations] will be 6:45 p.m. at the Crest Theatre 1301 K St. "Age of Champions" is the inspiring story of a group of senior athletes who sprint ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • The Buzz: California union PACs wade into race in Republican Tim Donnelly's district (sacbee.com)
    May 19, 2012
    A California union's political action committee formed to support moderate Republican candidates has reported its first independent expenditure this year – in GOP Assemblyman Tim ... and Democrat John Coffey in the 33rd Assembly District ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Food is the new rock? We wine people are smirking (insidescoopsf.sfgate.com)
    May 18, 2012
    Right then I began dreaming of coming west to California (so, yeah ... welcome to the club. Would you like some Perez Barquero amontillado with your kimchi dog? When we all start to feel a bit uncomfortable (that means you, Gawker) is in ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • I'll Have Another takes aim at Preakness win (komonews.com)
    May 18, 2012
    Preakness Stakes entrant I'll Have Another is held by barn foreman Benjamin Perez after a morning workout at Pimlico ... hanging with Ravens coach John Harbaugh, throwing out the first ball at an Orioles game, and hammering away at Maryland ...
    KOMO News
  • California's Proposition 28 would let legislative leaders serve longer stints (mcclatchydc.com)
    May 18, 2012
    The self-proclaimed "ayatollah" of the California Assembly, Speaker Willie Brown ... Current Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, a Democrat, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg cannot serve in the Legislature past 2014, allowing them ...
    McClatchy
  • California legislators move to let law enforcement officers shield property records (sacbee.com)
    May 18, 2012
    "Let's make the protection of officers' families meaningful," Assemblyman Mike Feuer ... that Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez extended tax breaks to campaign donors and would-be contributors. The California Land Title Association ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Perez appointed to state Assembly special committee (ivpressonline.com)
    May 18, 2012
    The committee formed by Speaker John Pérez is composed of chairs and vice chairs of ... the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, the California Travel and Tourism Commission, the California Film Commission, the Film California First Program ...
    Imperial Valley Press Online
  • Rosie Perez Brings Urban Arts Partnership to LA (msnbc.msn.com)
    May 18, 2012
    "They're great in terms of enhancing and supporting our program, in particular, helping our teachers understand how to integrate arts into core classes," ArTES Principal John ... Perez said. "If you want to turn around the economy here in ...
    msnbc.com
  • New Masseur Steps Forward To Compliment John Travolta's Skillz In The Sack (perezhilton.com)
    May 17, 2012
    California. To the Grease star's credit, Gonzalez said, "He's a great kisser!" Ha! We're sure Kelly Preston isn't too happy to hear that, but at least John left a positive impression on this guy. Similarly to the other 489 4 guys who claim the ...
    PerezHilton.com
  • California politician resold Coachella wristbands for campaign fundraiser (ticketnews.com)
    May 17, 2012
    California Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez is facing a public relations pickle following revelations that he resold 25 wristbands for the always popular Coachella Music Festival. While Coachella's organizational parent company Goldenvoice ...
    Ticket News
  • Chalmette High's Class of 2012 to graduate tonight (blog.nola.com)
    May 17, 2012
    Jesus Omar Andres Perez Baez, this year's salutatorian, also received a bevy of awards, including a Brown University Scholarship, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Regional Scholarship, John Richard ... University of California Berkeley ...
    nola.com
  • California's Prop. 28 would let legislative leaders serve longer stints (sacbee.com)
    May 17, 2012
    California lawmakers have had their careers determined ... they're willing to go after you," Brulte said. Current Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg cannot serve in the Legislature ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • SEIU California GOP committee spends to oppose Tim Donnelly (blogs.sacbee.com)
    May 17, 2012
    A political committee that Service Employees International Union California ... first-term assemblyman known for his vocal opposition to illegal immigration, is facing Republican Bill Jahn, the mayor of Big Bear Lake, and Democrat John Coffey on the ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California's Proposition 28 would let legislative leaders serve longer stints (sacbee.com)
    May 16, 2012
    The self-proclaimed "ayatollah" of the California Assembly, Speaker Willie Brown ... Current Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, a Democrat, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg cannot serve in the Legislature past 2014, allowing them ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Appointed to Special Committee on Governor’s Reorganization Plan (news.yahoo.com)
    May 16, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) has been appointed by Assembly Speaker John Perez to a special committee that will assess California Governor Jerry Brown's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012. This plan proposes a reorganization of several parts of ...
    YAHOO!
  • California bill would grant work permits to tens of thousands of undocumented workers (scpr.org)
    May 15, 2012
    Manuel Perez speaks at an assembly hearing. Perez is one of the bill's supporters. A California bill would grant state ... a budget crisis and high unemployment. But Democratic Assemblyman Manuel Perez, the son of immigrant farmworkers, says ...
    89.3 KPCC
  • Assemblymember to Host Town Hall About Affordable Higher Education (castrovalley.patch.com)
    May 13, 2012
    The following is a press release issued by the Office of Assemblymember ... Union at California State University, East Bay in Hayward. Wieckowski, a co-author of the Middle Class Scholarship Act introduced by Assembly Speaker John Perez, will describe ...
    Patch
  • Assemblymember to Host Town Hall About Affordable Higher Education (unioncity.patch.com)
    May 13, 2012
    The following is a press release issued by the Office of Assemblymember ... Union at California State University, East Bay in Hayward. Wieckowski, a co-author of the Middle Class Scholarship Act introduced by Assembly Speaker John Perez, will describe ...
    Patch
  • California deficit grows to $16 billion, Gov. Jerry Brown says (latimes.com)
    May 12, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — California's projected budget deficit has ballooned ... Why should we send you more?" Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said severe spending reductions in previous years have left few places for lawmakers to make ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • L.A. County assessor backs bill inspired by probe of his office (latimes.com)
    May 12, 2012
    state Assemblyman Mike Gatto decided to introduce a bill to curb such practices. So he was shocked when Assessor John Noguez — whose alleged misdeeds inspired the proposed reform — beat him to the punch with a news release declaring his ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Never Trust a Hungry Legislature (city-journal.org)
    May 11, 2012
    Such is the case with California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez’s Assembly Bill 1500, which would establish a “Middle Class Scholarship Fund.” As often happens in California, the Los Angeles Democrat is trying to promote a controversial tax measure ...
    City Journal
  • Top California legislative races at a glance (sfgate.com)
    May 11, 2012
    31st Senate District: The California Democratic Party ... and Green Party candidate John Paul Lindblad also are running in the San Fernando Valley district. _ 57th Assembly District: Assemblyman Charles Calderon, D-Whittier, is termed out ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • L.A. County assessor backs bill inspired by probe of his office (latimes.com)
    May 11, 2012
    state Assemblyman Mike Gatto decided to introduce a bill to curb such practices. So he was shocked when Assessor John Noguez — whose alleged misdeeds inspired the proposed reform — beat him to the punch with a news release declaring his ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assemblyman and local groups invite people to attend meeting (ivpressonline.com)
    May 11, 2012
    Assemblyman ... Network. Pérez will be there to answer questions about state legislation and to discuss community issues. For more information, contact Rebecca Terrazas-Baxter at 760-336-8912 or visit Perez’s Web site www.asm.ca.gov/mperez
    Imperial Valley Press Online
  • San Luis Obispo City Council Unanimously Endorses the California DISCLOSE Act, AB 1648 (opednews.com)
    May 11, 2012
    City Council urges local Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian and State ... of the largest hidden political spenders in the state oppose the California DISCLOSE Act," said Councilmember John Ashbaugh, who brought the resolution to city council.
    OpEdNews.com
  • California politicians praise Obama's support for same-sex marriage UPDATED (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    May 10, 2012
    Top California politicians hailed President Obama's statement of support for same-sex marriage on Wednesday. Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles), the first openly gay person to hold that position, said he was "very proud" of the ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • John Noguez Scandal Prompts State Legislation To Treat Tax Agents As Lobbyists (blogs.laweekly.com)
    May 9, 2012
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto is preparing to introduce legislation ... used contributions to obtain favorable treatment from Assessor John Noguez. (Their attorneys have denied those allegations.) Gatto's bill, AB 404, would require tax agents to register as ...
    Los Angeles Weekly
  • California immigration plan to legalize workers faces hurdles (mercurynews.com)
    May 9, 2012
    California would grant state work permits to tens of thousands of undocumented workers who are already harvesting fields, cleaning offices and preparing food. "We believe we can become the model," said Pérez, a Democratic assemblyman who ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Lawmakers' plan would save some targeted California parks (articles.latimes.com)
    May 9, 2012
    Shutting a quarter of California's 279 state-run parks is expected to save ... The proposal received a cooler reception from Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). His spokesman, John Vigna, said the speaker wants to keep the parks open and ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Lawmakers' plan would save some targeted California parks (latimes.com)
    May 8, 2012
    Shutting a quarter of California's 279 state-run parks is expected to ... The proposal received a cooler reception from Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). His spokesman, John Vigna, said the speaker wants to keep the parks open ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Nathan Fletcher replaced today on committee deciding tax bill (blogs.sacbee.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher's request to be replaced for today's Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, which will vote on a controversial tax proposal, has been granted by Assembly Speaker John ... in California. Democrats support Pérez's tax proposal ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • John Travolta SUED For Assault & Sexual Battery! (perezhilton.com)
    May 6, 2012
    John was not in California and it can be proved that he was on the East Coast. Plaintiff's attorney has filed this suit to try and get his 15 minutes of fame. John intends to get this case thrown out and then he will sue the attorney and ...
    PerezHilton.com
  • Group submits signatures for California business tax change on November ballot (chicagotribune.com)
    May 5, 2012
    Steyer's measure would eliminate the choice and require use of the "single sales factor" -- the formula tied to California sales. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez separately has introduced a two-bill package, Assembly Bills 1500 and 1501 ...
    Chicago Tribune
  • California Democrats gather for Pebble Beach fundraiser (dailydemocrat.com)
    May 5, 2012
    Donors are paying up to $65,000 for the chance to mingle with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and other legislative Democrats at the world-renowned golf course in Monterey County. The fundraiser runs through Sunday. AT&T is among the ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Democrats gather for Pebble Beach fundraiser (pasadenastarnews.com)
    May 5, 2012
    Donors are paying up to $65,000 to mingle with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and other legislative Democrats at the world-renowned golf course. The fundraiser runs through Sunday. AT&T is among the most generous donors to members ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Tax hike for California college scholarships: It's a false hope (latimes.com)
    May 4, 2012
    The proposal, by Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles), is AB 1500, which he calls the California Middle Class Scholarship Act. It would impose a $1 billion tax hike on "out-of-state" businesses to provide college financial aid for ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Tax hike for California college scholarships: It's a false hope (latimes.com)
    May 4, 2012
    The proposal, by Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles), is AB 1500, which he calls the California Middle Class Scholarship Act. It would impose a $1 billion tax hike on "out-of-state" businesses to provide college financial aid for ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California's truly loopy tax loophole (latimes.com)
    May 3, 2012
    Not after he'd already spent $2 million to collect the signatures, Steyer told Brown. But Steyer promised Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) that he'd step aside if Pérez could coax the Legislature into finally closing the loophole.
    Los Angeles Times
  • California's truly loopy tax loophole (articles.latimes.com)
    May 2, 2012
    But Steyer promised Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) that he'd step aside if Pérez could coax the Legislature into finally closing the loophole. "I've told the speaker that the minute his bill passes, we're done," Steyer says. "I'll stand down.
    Los Angeles Times
  • California lawmakers: No repeal of foie gras ban (pressdemocrat.com)
    May 2, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — California's legislative leaders said Wednesday ... told a gathering of reporters. John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, said lawmakers need to focus on the governor's revised budget plan in the coming weeks.
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Assembly members use mass mailings to tout tax change-scholarship bill (sacbee.com)
    May 2, 2012
    Ten Assembly Democrats have spent nearly $200,000 in public funds sending more than a half-million fliers to constituents touting the benefits of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez's "middle ... than $150,000 a year. California Employers Against ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California student organizations call for boycott of out-of-state corporations (dailycal.org)
    May 1, 2012
    The act — which is composed of Assembly Bills 1500 and 1501 — was introduced by California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. If passed, fees for middle-class students could be cut by two-thirds for UC and CSU students, and would also be ...
    Daily Californian
  • California Foie Gras Ban: Local Chefs And Activists Fight For Repeal (PHOTOS) (huffingtonget.com)
    May 1, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards (CHEFS) delivered a charter to State Assembly Speaker John Perez Monday urging legislators to reconsider Senate Bill 1520, California's controversial ban on foie gras that ...
    Huffington Post
  • Calif. chefs seek repeal of looming foie gras ban (msnbc.msn.com)
    May 1, 2012
    spokesman for the group who delivered the petition to the office of Assembly Speaker John Perez on Monday. "This is one more blow to the restaurant industry in California. Chefs don't want to see it go into effect." Perez' office had no comment on the issue.
    msnbc.com
  • Middle-Class Scholarship Act to be pitched to California lawmakers (mydesert.com)
    May 1, 2012
    AB1500 and AB1501, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, would reduce tuition by more than half for families whose annual household income exceeds the cap for getting a free ride at California's public universities ($70,000 a year for CSU and $80,000 ...
    Desert Sun
  • Democrats mail 600,000 fliers touting Perez's scholarship plan (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Ten Assembly Democrats have spent nearly $200,000 in state funds sending more than a half-million fliers to constituents touting the benefits of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez's "middle ... less than $150,000 a year. California Employers Against Higher ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Capitol Alert: Democrats mail 600,000 fliers touting Perez's scholarship plan (sacbee.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Ten Assembly Democrats have spent nearly $200,000 sending fliers to constituents touting the benefits of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez's "middle-class ... family earning less than $150,000 a year. California Employers Against Higher Taxes ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Foie Gras Ban: Local Chefs And Activists Fight For Repeal (PHOTOS) (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards (CHEFS) delivered a charter to State Assembly Speaker John Perez Monday urging legislators to reconsider Senate Bill 1520, California's controversial ban on foie gras that ...
    Huffington Post
  • Labor Groups Want MTA To Buy American On $900 Million Rail Car Contract (blogs.laweekly.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Labor leaders want the contract to go to Siemens, a German-based firm which plans to do more of the work in California. Last week, Speaker John Perez and 33 other Assembly members sent a letter urging the MTA to go with Siemens. Siemens' bid, at $940 ...
    Los Angeles Weekly
  • Chefs fight foie gras ban, plan simultaneous blow-out dinners (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    The charter is being submitted to state Assembly Speaker John Pérez, urging California's Legislature to reconsider the ban.  On Monday, May 14, the CHEFS coalition and four Los Angeles-area restaurants will simultaneously host a six-course ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez would tax corporations to help students pay for college (scpr.org)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, says his Middle-Class Scholarship ... tax loophole that allows out-of-state corporations to elect to lower their California tax bill.” The act, put forth in Assembly Bills 1500 and 1501, was ...
    89.3 KPCC
  • Runoff set for Fresno Teachers Association president (fresnobee.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Ruiz, a kindergarten teacher at Sunset Elementary School, will move on to a runoff next month against second-place finisher Vue, a fourth-grade teacher at John Muir Elementary ... But Jim Haynes and Sergio Perez were tied for second and will ...
    Fresno Bee
  • April 30 - National Raisin Day (blog.al.com)
    Apr 30, 2012
    Fresno, California is the Raisin Capital of the World. on this day in... 1792 John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich died ... 1955 'Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White' by Perez Prado hits number one on the charts. 1981 Dunkin Donuts opened its ...
    Everything Alabama Blog
  • Bill would slash California tution by closing corporate loopholes (pressdemocrat.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    AB1500 and AB1501, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, would reduce tuition by more than half for families whose annual household income exceeds the cap for getting a free ride at California's public universities ($70,000 a year for CSU and $80,000 ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Bill would slash California tution by closing corporate loopholes (pressdemocrat.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    AB1500 and AB1501, by Assembly Speaker John Perez, would reduce tuition by more than half for families whose annual household income exceeds the cap for getting a free ride at California's public universities ($70,000 a year for CSU and $80,000 ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Assemblyman Calderon's son Ian aims to uphold political dynasty (articles.latimes.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — At a posh downtown sushi bar, Assemblyman Charles Calderon ... Twenty-two years after California voters passed term limits, legislative elections have increasingly become legacy contests. At least 16 lawmakers have relatives who served ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Foie gras chefs hungry for fight against ban (sfgate.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    More than 100 of California's best-known chefs have joined forces to ... Ludo Lefebvre and Tyler Florence have signed a petition to submit to state Assembly Speaker John Pérez early this week, urging the Legislature to reconsider the July ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Students should not be used as political pawns (dailycal.org)
    Apr 29, 2012
    When looking at the facts of California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez’s Middle Class Scholarship Act let us suspend the ideas that 1) corporations in California are out to somehow destroy the middle class and 2) that Democrats in ...
    Daily Californian
  • Galaxy mounts furious late rally, ekes out 1-1 tie (latimes.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    The sequence started with Jair Benitez sending a cross into the area for Blas Perez. Well-positioned Galaxy defender ... Gaudette then came up big in the 18th minute when George John redirected a Daniel Hernandez free kick, forcing the keeper ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • PREP ROUNDUP: Warren goes long for title (dailynews.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    She pitched the final five innings, allowing just two hits, a two-out double in the fifth to Lisa Perez and a leadoff single to Rochelle ... a pair of runs to pace the Griffins (15-6). St. John Bosco 6, Servite 1: Starter Jesse Solor allowed ...
    Los Angeles Daily News
  • Shirley Wild: Fashion show brings whistles, cash for charity (mercurynews.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    Founded in 1912, Long Beach Day Nursery is one of the oldest nonprofit child development organizations in California ... Greg Williams, Andy Perez, Greg Haeseler, Blake Christian, Robert Garey, Robert Stemler, John Watkins, Jan Faris, Pam ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Shirley Wild: Fashion show brings whistles, cash for charity (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 29, 2012
    Founded in 1912, Long Beach Day Nursery is one of the oldest nonprofit child development organizations in California ... Greg Williams, Andy Perez, Greg Haeseler, Blake Christian, Robert Garey, Robert Stemler, John Watkins, Jan Faris, Pam ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Assembly Member Mary Hayashi and the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus to Convene Policy Summit (prweb.com)
    Apr 28, 2012
    “This is an important forum for Asian Pacific Islander Americans to bring attention to the many issues impacting this diverse community – from bullying and education, to immigration and healthcare,” --Assembly Member Hayashi. Sacramento, CA ...
    PRWeb
  • Assembly Member Mary Hayashi and the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus to Convene Policy Summit (news.yahoo.com)
    Apr 28, 2012
    Vice chair Assembly Member Mary ... State Controller John Chiang, Attorney General Kamala Harris, Board of Equalization Members Betty Yee and Michelle Steel will receive the Policy Impact Award. Dave Low, executive director for the California School ...
    YAHOO!
  • Sloppy defense costly for Blue Jays in loss (sfgate.com)
    Apr 28, 2012
    Manager John Farrell urged his team to use more caution and common ... then hit the tiebreaking homer to right off Luis Perez (2-1) in the 10th, his first career slam and third homer of the season. Charlie Furbush (2-1) got two outs for the ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Jays Watch: Perez boosts value (slam.canoe.ca)
    Apr 28, 2012
    Luis Perez has been gold for the Jays out of the bullpen this season. (REUTERS) TORONTO - Despite his strong start — 12 2/3 scoreless innings — manager John Farrell said lefty Luis Perez is not an option when the Jays need a sixth starter. Perez ...
    Canoe
  • 'Plumed Serpent' tracks the complex tale of a wandering deity (latimes.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    Mormon leader John Taylor, describing Quetzalcoatl's virgin birth ... It was woven in 2010 by Zenaida Pérez Mendoza — the show's only named artist.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Our View: Proposition 25 another fraudulent maneuver (appeal-democrat.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    A provision of the law also required state senators and Assembly members ... as California's Constitution requires, is good enough for lawmakers to be paid. When the Legislature adopted an unbalanced budget, California Controller John Chiang said he ...
    Appeal-Democrat
  • HRs by Jones, Davis help Orioles top Blue Jays 5-2 (sfgate.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    Luis Perez relieved and got Wieters to ground into a ... experienced right shoulder problems while long tossing and will be shut down for two weeks, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. An MRI revealed inflammation. ... Nick Johnson went 0 ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • 28 officers honored at Irvine luncheon (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    Perez received the Medal of Valor for his role in subduing ... Recipients of the Medal of Merit, besides Thompson, were Sgt. David Harrington, Sgt. John Hollenbeck, Deputy Ashraf Abdelmuti and Deputy Quyen Vuong. Medal of Courage winners were ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Striving for Racial Harmony at Evangelical Colleges (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    Linking Diversity to Mission Joel Perez, dean of transitions and inclusion at George ... A Deep Conviction in Your Soul Biola University in La Mirada, California, has hosted a conference for college diversity directors and student leaders for 16 years.
    Huffington Post
  • More US-born Latin artists win fans in Spanglish (mercurynews.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    The song has been covered by John Lennon, Otis Redding and even U2 ... Miami's Armando Christian Perez, better known as Pitbull, has helped pave the way for a whole crop of mostly urban acts, including Royce. In "Rain Over Me," released last ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Caught in the middle (newsreview.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    Head to middleclassscholarship.com to learn more about Speaker John A ... doing business in California by the amount of their sales, rather than on the percentage of business. Block, co-author with Speaker John A. Perez of Assembly Bill 1500 and Assembly ...
    News & Review
  • California’s Chiang to Dock Lawmaker Pay, Judge Rules (businessweek.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    California Controller John Chiang’s decision to withhold ... the title ‘budget act’ on a sheet of paper by June 15.” State Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, both Democrats, sued Chiang in January ...
    Businessweek
  • Solicitor General Verrilli Fumbles on Immigration at the Supreme Court (thedailybeast.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    Jack Chin, a law professor at the University of California-Davis who left Arizona in the wake ... was sucker-punched even before he started his argument by Chief Justice John Roberts, who asked if the case was related to ethnic profiling.
    Daily Beast
  • Special-interest money and politics: the American way (latimes.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    "I know people love to try to create that impression," Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... problem," says campaign finance expert Robert Stern, who helped write California's political reform act in 1974. You know that AT&T is not handing ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Special-interest money and politics: the American way (latimes.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    "I know people love to try to create that impression," Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... problem," says campaign finance expert Robert Stern, who helped write California's political reform act in 1974. You know that AT&T is not handing ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assemblyman apologizes for DUI arrest in Concord (sfgate.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    (04-25) 17:08 PDT CONCORD-- A Southern California state assemblyman apologized ... In a statement, Assembly Speaker John Pérez said, "Like all Californians, Assembly members deserve due process and for all the facts to be presented.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Special-interest money and politics: the American way (articles.latimes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    "I know people love to try to create that impression," Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... there's a problem," says campaign finance expert Robert Stern, who helped write California's political reform act in 1974. You know that AT&T is not handing ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Farrell won't consider starting role for Perez (mlb.mlb.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    TORONTO -- Luis Perez was handed the loss ... Blue Jays manager John Farrell announced prior to Friday's game that closer Sergio Santos was rehabbing his right shoulder in California and will join the team when it goes on its West Coast trip ...
    Major League Baseball
  • Controller loses in court battle over lawmakers' pay (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    Fred Woocher, a lawyer for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), said the controller was violating the separation of powers between government branches. "The controller sits ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California prison plan praised by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) said through a spokesman that he's still reviewing the plan. The success of the state's plan also hinges on court approval. Although federal judges ordered California to lower its inmate population to ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Lawmakers To Wrangle Over How To Spend California's Cap-and-Trade Billions (forbes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    Cap and Trade Curbed Acid Rain: 7 Reasons Why It Can Do The Same For Climate Change Justin Gerdes Contributor California ... Speaker Perez and Senator de León, and those by Senator Fran Pavley (co-author of AB 32) and Assembly Member Felipe ...
    Forbes
  • Women's panel chaired by Geena Davis gets new life (sfgate.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles, said the state Assembly will give the commission $150,000 from its own budget. Davis, who is the commission's chairwoman, said the panel's work is still needed as California women face unequal work ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Obituary: Nick Thompson was lobbyist for truckers in California (sacbee.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    In 2007, he joined the California ... to an Assembly member or a senator or a janitor," CTA environmental affairs manager Chris Shimoda said. "Nick always made that person feel like the most important person in the room." Nicholas John Thompson ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Judge seeks WikiLeaks damage assessments from prosecutors (tulsaworld.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    The case involved a California woman who claimed ... Sheriff's investigators identified the 45-year-old Perez as a person of interest shortly after the body was discovered. GREENSBORO, N.C. - John Edwards' first reaction when he learned his ...
    Tulsa World
  • Nation digest (stltoday.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    Louis Ray Perez was arrested on the additional charge a week after the body of Brittany Killgore, 22, of Rolla, Mo., was found in brush near a Southern California lake ... testifies • A former aide to John Edwards testified Tuesday about ...
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Judge faults California controller for docking legislators' pay (latimes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — State Controller John Chiang did not have the authority ... issues which had to be addressed.'' Pérez said he would not comment until after a final ruling. The law California voters passed in 2010 allowed the Legislature to ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California’s Chiang to Dock Lawmaker Pay, Judge Rules (bloomberg.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    California Controller John Chiang’s decision to withhold ... the title ‘budget act’ on a sheet of paper by June 15.” State Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, both Democrats, sued Chiang in January ...
    Bloomberg
  • Judge faults California controller for docking legislators' pay (articles.latimes.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — State Controller John Chiang did not have the authority ... constitutional issues which had to be addressed.'' Pérez said he would not comment until after a final ruling. The law California voters passed in 2010 allowed the Legislature ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Gary Passmore: Coordinated care key to saving health care for seniors (mercurynews.com)
    Apr 25, 2012
    That's why the Congress of California Seniors has joined with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and representatives of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) consumers and providers from across the state to ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Legislators are hosting a public gubernatorial appointments workshop (wavenewspapers.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    HUNTINGTON PARK — The California Latino Legislative Caucus led by Assemblyman Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez will host a gubernatorial appointments workshop to help residents of Southeast Los Angeles County learn how to ...
    Los Angeles Wave Newspapers
  • Herdt: A big idea to cut college costs (vcstar.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    There aren't many big ideas coming out of Sacramento these days, so it takes awhile for the magnitude of Assembly Speaker John Pérez' middle-class scholarship proposal to sink in. For about 200,000 college students in California who are the ...
    vcstar.com
  • California panel led by Geena Davis gets new life (hosted2.ap.org)
    Apr 24, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, said the state Assembly will give the commission $150,000 from its own budget. Davis, who is the commission's current chairwoman, said the panel's work is still needed as California women face unequal ...
    Associated Press
  • Judge says state controller lacks power to block legislators' pay (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) sued Chiang in January, alleging he improperly interpreted the voter-approved Proposition 25, which docks legislators' pay if they fail to pass ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • AT&T in Sacramento: No defenders of the indefensible (latimes.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    it's comforting to know that despite all the changes that have come to California over the last 50 years, our Legislature still hasn't given up on blatant and open corruption. I especially enjoyed the statement by Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Commission headed by Geena Davis gets last-minute funding from Assembly (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    PHOTO CREDIT: Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis talks about funding for the California Commission on the Status of Women with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, at the Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday, April, 24, 2012. Hector Amezcua ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • AM Alert: Geena Davis, John Pérez announce plans for women's commission (sacbee.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    VIDEO: Dan Walters Daily takes on the "historic" primary coming California's way. The Commission on the ... Award-winning actress - Geena Davis joins Assembly Speaker John Pérez for a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Pérez plans to announce ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • AM Alert: Geena Davis, John Pérez announce plans for women's commission (sacbee.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    VIDEO: Dan Walters Daily takes on the "historic" primary coming California's way. The Commission on the ... Award-winning actress - Geena Davis joins Assembly Speaker John Pérez for a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Pérez plans to announce ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • AM Alert: Geena Davis, John Pérez announce plans for women's commission (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    VIDEO: Dan Walters Daily takes on the "historic" primary coming California's way. The Commission on the Status ... Award-winning actress - Geena Davis joins Assembly Speaker John Pérez for a 10:30 a.m. press conference. Pérez plans to announce that ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Toronto Blue Jays - TeamReport (chicagotribune.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    He went to California to have the shoulder checked out by Dr. Lewis ... It was his fourth appearance of the season. --LHP Luis Perez worked 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief on Friday to stretch his string of not allowing a run to 10 innings ...
    Chicago Tribune
  • ALEXANDER: Oasis or mirage for softball Highlanders? (pe.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    There are currently 129 players from Inland Southern California high schools playing for 76 different ... (Corona Santiago’s) John Perez and I. None of us had people contacted or (go) to UCR very often.” Added Byrd: “RCC comes and talks ...
    Riverside Press Enterprise
  • COURSEY: The phone company that cares (pressdemocrat.com)
    Apr 23, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, who has been treated to high-ticket golf outings, NBA Finals games and other perks by AT&T, said none of those gifts would influence policy decisions in the Capitol. And Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Howard Berman to host major Sacramento fundraiser Monday (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Apr 23, 2012
    In addition to Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Council President Herb Wesson, Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will be in attendance. Before being elected to Congress ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assemblyman Roger Hernandez gives up state car use following DUI arrest (dailybreeze.com)
    Apr 23, 2012
    State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez ... a source close to Assembly Speaker John Perez said Friday. Jon Waldie, chief administrative officer of the state assembly, said Hernandez was given a “refresher course” on rules relating to the use ...
    Daily Breeze
  • Dan Walters: California Democrats searching under every fiscal rock (sacbee.com)
    Apr 23, 2012
    There are several bills kicking around to spend the corporate tax proceeds. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez wants to create a "Middle Class Scholarship Fund." Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, would use the money for a "Keep Our Promises Act" to ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Tulare County, cities differ over redevelopment loans
    Apr 23, 2012
    Visalia ª Get the agenda: Go to www.co.tulare.ca.us, click on "County Government," "Board of ... supervisors vote Tuesday to send an opposition letter to Assemblyman John Perez, D-Los Angeles, author of AB1585, that was approved last month ...
    Visalia Times-Delta
  • A college bargain for Californians (articles.latimes.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    Among all the painfully underfunded programs in California, which ones should receive extra ... SB 1500 and 1501, by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) would do by eliminating a tax loophole for businesses and using the resulting revenue ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • When violence comes home (pressdemocrat.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    Nov. 24, 2011: Pablo Perez Ramirez, 25, of Petaluma was shot and killed by ... "It is every day, it is a couple times an hour sometimes," said Santa Rosa Police Sgt. John Snetsinger, who runs the department's domestic violence unit.
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Luis Alejo: Time to make college affordable again (mercurynews.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    Over the past decade, students studying at California's public colleges and universities ... classes were free. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has introduced AB1500 and AB1501, the Middle Class Scholarship Act, which will reduce college fees ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • A's continue to struggle offensively. (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    Chris Perez, the last of five Cleveland relievers ... threw 20 pitches to hitters on Saturday in another step forward after undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. ... Before the game the A's celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1972 ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Major League Baseball (stats.sfgate.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    "I thought Drew threw the ball as we anticipated," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "He had the one four-run ... you're struggling a little bit offensively." . Blue Jays LHP Luis Perez has not allowed a run in 10 innings this season and left-handed ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Rasmus hits two homers, Hutchinson wins Jays debut (hosted2.ap.org)
    Apr 22, 2012
    Blue Jays LHP Luis Perez has not allowed a run in 10 innings this season and left-handed hitters are 0 for 17 off him. "He has a lot of confidence to bring everything," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "He's using his secondary pitches as ...
    Associated Press
  • AT&T donations flow to California legislators (sacbee.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    California lawmakers, labor-union champions and lobbyists ... The goody bags contained a new iPad with a thank-you note signed jointly by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, a Democrat, and AT&T's chief of government relations.
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assemblyman Arrested for DUI in Concord Gives Up His State-Owned Vehicle (blog.sfgate.com)
    Apr 22, 2012
    California State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez was driving a state-owned ... a decision that Assembly Speaker John Perez supports, “I support Assemblymember Hernández’s decision to voluntarily relinquish his access to drive Assembly pool ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • The Buzz: Assemblyman gives up right to drive California state car until DUI case is resolved (sacbee.com)
    Apr 21, 2012
    The general rule is that Assembly members not take ... Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said Friday that he supports Hernández's decision to stop using pool cars until the case is resolved. The percentage of California state workers who filed ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • It's Politics: California's imperial power grab (sgvtribune.com)
    Apr 21, 2012
    In California, we have our own Rome ... Vernon advisor and former state Attorney General John Van de Kamp watched state Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, draft a narrow piece of legislation aimed at stripping incorporation, effectively ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • It's Politics: California's imperial power grab (sgvtribune.com)
    Apr 21, 2012
    In California, we have our own Rome ... Vernon advisor and former state Attorney General John Van de Kamp watched state Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, draft a narrow piece of legislation aimed at stripping incorporation, effectively ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Major League Baseball (stats.sfgate.com)
    Apr 21, 2012
    "It's the first one I've ever seen in person," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "You don't try to make a ... Mike Moustakas homered in the second for the first Kansas City run. Luis Perez (2-0) replaced Drabek and worked 1 2-3 scoreless innings to ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Assemblyman Roger Hernandez gives up state car use following DUI arrest (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Apr 21, 2012
    State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez ... a source close to Assembly Speaker John Perez said Friday. Jon Waldie, chief administrative officer of the state assembly, said Hernandez was given a “refresher course” on rules relating to the use ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Assemblyman Roger Hernandez gives up state car use following DUI arrest (sgvtribune.com)
    Apr 21, 2012
    State Assemblyman Roger Hernandez ... a source close to Assembly Speaker John Perez said Friday. Jon Waldie, chief administrative officer of the state assembly, said Hernandez was given a “refresher course” on rules relating to the use ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Nevada casino workers launch hunger strike after employer refuses to improve conditions (rawstory.com)
    Apr 20, 2012
    They plan to go without food until April 23 and have attracted the attention of progressive lawmakers like John A. Perez, speaker of the California Assembly, who joined the protestors and their supporters Thursday in a show of solidarity for a ...
    Raw Story
  • Assemblyman promotes Middle Class Scholarship (chicoer.com)
    Apr 20, 2012
    CHICO — It was easy for Assemblyman Marty Block to get Chico State University ... Block said passing AB1500 and AB1501 is a top priority for Assembly Speaker John Perez. It will take two-thirds votes in both the Assembly and the Senate to ...
    Chico Enterprise-Record
  • American League Game Capsules (sun-sentinel.com)
    Apr 20, 2012
    Final Score: Oakland 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 2 Anaheim, CA (Sports Network ... Hannahan then hit a single to left to score two runs for the final margin. Chris Perez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save of the season.
    Sun Sentinel
  • Hannahan rallies Indians past Mariners 2-1 in 9th (sfgate.com)
    Apr 20, 2012
    Chris Perez got three outs for his fourth save in five chances ... Michael Saunders doubled and went to third on Miguel Olivo's sacrifice. John Jaso hit a hard grounder at second baseman Kipnis, who was pulled in with the rest of the Cleveland ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Assemblyman was driving state car when arrested in DUI case (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Assemblyman Roger Hernandez voluntarily relinquished his ... received an anonymous tip about the arrest and asked Hernandez about it. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez said Friday that he supports Hernandez's decision to stop using pool cars until the drunken ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • State challenges local redevelopment budgets (abclocal.go.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    As California Watch reported previously ... SB 1585, a bill introduced this year by state Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, would allow cities to recoup loans made to their former redevelopment agencies. The bill passed the Assembly last ...
    Abc Local Web
  • Oak Park recognizes readersYour Students, Your Schools -- Des Moines east, north (desmoinesregister.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Buisiness partner John Deere Financial was on hand April 11 for a ribbon ... The Novice National tournament drew students from North Carolina, New Jersey, California and all over the Midwest. The students in Molly Sweeney’s and Amanda Clark ...
    Des Moines Register
  • Dade Medical College Names John Murphy Vice President of Financial Operations and Pammaree Campbell Corporate Director of Financial Aid (sacbee.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    says Dade Medical College President and CEO, Ernesto Perez. About Dade Medical College With close to 400 full-time employees staffing Dade Medical College's six Florida campuses and corporate office, the school features a fully-licensed and ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California lawmakers scrutinize rail plan (msnbc.msn.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, said Perez believes California should capitalize on historically low construction and labor costs. "There's obviously a lot of head-banging issues still to be worked out ...
    msnbc.com
  • Family night out at Jackson Elementary SchoolYour Students, Your Schools -- Des Moines south (desmoinesregister.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    They were greeted by firefighters Jeff Downing and John Stoner and learned about the different ... The Novice National tournament drew students from North Carolina, New Jersey, California and all over the Midwest. The students in Molly Sweeney ...
    Des Moines Register
  • Stalled mortgage bills headed for joint conference committee (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John A.Pérez, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and ... Supporters say that the controversial mortgage measures would apply to California lenders the terms of consumer protections recently accepted by five major banks to settle ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Out of State Corporations Fighting to Keep Tax Loophole Are Top U.S. Tax Dodgers, Says Consumer Watchdog (sacbee.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    The current legislative plan (Perez, AB1500) would shift California to the system used in all major ... At the same time, CEO John Faraci got a 75% pay hike to $12.3 million. The company's tax deductions came from two subsidiaries in tax havens ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Lawmakers scrutinize $68 billion high-speed rail plan (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, said Perez remains committed to the project, and believes California should capitalize on historically low construction and labor costs now. "There's obviously a lot of head ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Lawmakers scrutinize $68 billion high-speed rail plan (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, said Perez remains committed to the project, and believes California should capitalize on historically low construction and labor costs now. "There's obviously a lot of head ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • A dangerous world apart (bellinghamherald.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Webb's ordeal offers a window on the failings of a six-year effort to improve conditions in California's public mental hospitals ... Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said that ...
    Bellingham Herald
  • Mariners blow seven-run lead in loss to Indians (insidebayarea.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Perez got Michael Saunders to fly out to shallow left for a second out before loading the bases and finishing his third save when John Jaso flew out to right field on a 2-0 pitch. "I liked the way we pressed at the end there," Seattle manager ...
    Inside Bay Area
  • Secret Service pushing out 3 members amid Colombia scandal (cnn.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Nausicrate Perez, a municipal official in Cartagena ... House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, said he has a high level of confidence in Sullivan. While soliciting prostitution is in most cases legal for adults ...
    CNN
  • Donald's RBI single leads Indians past Mariners (timesonline.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer and Cleveland reliever Rafael Perez (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth inning ... By the end of the inning every Cleveland player had a hit. John Jaso hit a two-run homer to drive in Ryan, who had walked, in the bottom ...
    Beaver County Times
  • Box score (content.usatoday.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    Runner on first with one out and John Jaso due up. Home-run John Jaso one-out ... Out Carlos Santana struck out looking to end the inning. Substitution Rafael Perez starts the inning for the Indians. Out Dustin Ackley flied out to left.
    USA Today
  • Whirlpool Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend; Holds Annual Stockholders' Meeting (sacbee.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    DiCamillo, Jeff M. Fettig, Kathleen J. Hempel, Michael F. Johnston, William T. Kerr, John D. Liu, Harish Manwani, Miles L. Marsh, William D. Perez, Michael A. Todman and Michael D. White were re-elected to the board for additional one-year terms ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Crowd not happy with Modesto schools community outreach layoffs (modbee.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    But most attendees came to protest the layoff of community outreach administrators John Ervin and Jorge Perez and not how the district has spent millions in school construction money. The board decided to combine the two positions at its March 12 meeting.
    Modesto Bee
  • GIRLS BASKETBALL: Perez retires as Santiago hoops coach (blogs.pe.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Corona Santiago's John Perez today told his players he is retiring from coaching girls basketball. Perez, 58, will continue to coach Santiago softball through at least next season, he said. He also said he plans to retire from education in "three or four years."
    Riverside Press Enterprise
  • Corporations to fight John Pérez's 'middle-class scholarship' bill (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Five out-of-state corporations are banding together to fight efforts by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to hike ... Gamble all stand to lose under Pérez's Assembly Bill 1500 and have formed a coalition called California Employers Against Higher Taxes ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • The Buzz: If it's spring, it's time for the chamber's job-killer list (sacbee.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Not surprisingly, every one of the targeted measures is carried by a Democrat, including the majority party's two leaders, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Pérez's Assembly Bill 1532 is one of four ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Tighter foreclosure controls move closer in California (centralvalleybusinesstimes.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    Package of 11 bills would create ‘Homeowner Bill of Rights’ California Attorney General Kamala Harris ... and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles.
    Central Valley Business Times
  • Brown takes a page from the opposition playbook (latimes.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    More than 1 million California voters — mainly reliable Democrats ... from one of the two Democratic legislative leaders — Assembly Speaker John Pérez of Los Angeles or Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Tipoff: Mayoral candidates gain hope from poll (dailynews.com)
    Apr 16, 2012
    The annual Sacramento roast of state politicians held by the California Center for Civic Participation ... Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez. The roast, which began in 1982 and has drawn up to 700 guests, has ...
    Los Angeles Daily News
  • California state mental hospitals plagued by peril (latimes.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    A Times investigation found that a costly federal effort to improve care at California mental facilities has failed ... Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas E. Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said that the hospitals ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Kevin Huang: Middle Class Scholarship Act protects families (santacruzsentinel.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez's plan to cut student fees will alleviate the ... financial stability in the future of its students and economy. In 1960, the California Master Plan for Higher Education set an unprecedented goal for the University ...
    Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Kevin Huang: Middle Class Scholarship Act protects families (santacruzsentinel.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez's plan to cut student fees will alleviate the ... financial stability in the future of its students and economy. In 1960, the California Master Plan for Higher Education set an unprecedented goal for the University ...
    Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Education Report: California lawmakers to reconsider "zero-tolerance" student discipline laws (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    April 12 This week, we wrote about the large number of California schoolchildren who received ... Assembly Bill 2537, introduced by Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez, D-Coachella -- as introduced -- would alter that requirement.
    Contra Costa Times
  • California state mental hospitals plagued by peril (latimes.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    A Times investigation found that a costly federal effort to improve care at California mental facilities has failed ... Assistant Atty. Gen. Thomas E. Perez, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said that the hospitals ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Blue Jays demote pitcher Aaron Laffey, keep Evan Crawford (sports.nationalget.com)
    Apr 15, 2012
    Manager John Farrell said Laffey is being considered for the fifth ... was called up from Double-A New Hampshire on Friday to fill the roster spot of Santos, who went to California for the birth of his third child. Santos returned Sunday ...
    Nationalget.com
  • 'La Bohème' comes to Southern California — twice (articles.latimes.com)
    Apr 14, 2012
    "La Bohème" is never far away — it is invariably near the top of Opera America's list of the five most performed works in any given year — but Southern California will serve ... of Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez as Rodolfo and Mimi, Artur Rucinski ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • FC Dallas 2, Montreal 1  (content.usatoday.com)
    Apr 14, 2012
    Dallas was much more assertive after falling behind, and the tying goal came in the 76th after George John headed off the crossbar and Perez headed in the rebound from close range. Shea followed with the match-winner when Perez flicked a header ...
    USA Today
  • California governor tells Legislature to 'man up' (seacoastonline.com)
    Apr 14, 2012
    California Gov. Jerry Brown urged state lawmakers on Friday ... A spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker John A. Perez on Friday was more forgiving of the Democratic governor, dismissing his remark as "vintage Jerry Brown.
    Seacoast Online
  • California Bill OKing Non-Doctors to Do Abortions Up Monday (lifenews.com)
    Apr 14, 2012
    California lawmakers will give consideration to legislation ... and both Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Speaker of the Assembly John Perez have co-author status. Prentice says SB 1338 would change the definition of abortion ...
    LifeNews.com
  • Capitol Alert: With no one willing to take the hot seat, California Roast is cancelled (sacbee.com)
    Apr 13, 2012
    This year's California Roast will be no laughing matter for Capitol ... including Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez . Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got in on the action in 2010, exchanging jabs ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Monterey High School honor roll (sgvtribune.com)
    Apr 13, 2012
    Sturgill, John D. Tarallo, Neeli Tummala ... Omer, Karina A. Pacheco, Leslie N. Perez Palma, Jessica Ramirez Espinola, Odalys D. Ramirez Iglesias, Ryan C. Reynolds, Monica T. Rodriguez Vazquez, Fabien A. Rodriguez, Talore F.
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • State lawmakers discuss Middle Class Scholarship Act with students at UC Berkeley (dailycal.org)
    Apr 13, 2012
    California State Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assemblymember Nancy Skinner met with UC, CSU and community college students at a roundtable at UC Berkeley Thursday to discuss the Middle Class Scholarship Act. The act would slash fees by two ...
    Daily Californian
  • California airport panels eyed for cuts (aopa.org)
    Apr 13, 2012
    He pointed out that in California, which is home to 45,000 AOPA members, 9 percent of both gross revenue and jobs are attributable to aviation. John Pfeifer ... to be prepared to contact their Assembly member to register their opposition ...
    AOPA ONLINE
  • Fish and Game chief who killed mountain lion broke political contribution law, state panel says (mercurynews.com)
    Apr 13, 2012
    After the photo of the deal lion was published, animal welfare groups, 40 Democratic Assembly members and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom called for Richards to resign, saying he showed bad judgment and ignored the will of California voters, who banned ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Roger Salazar, One of California's Most Prominent Media and Crisis Communications Experts, Joins Mercury (smart-grid.tmcnet.com)
    Apr 13, 2012
    political spokesman for California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez; campaign press secretary for California Governor Gray Davis; and served on the podium press team for the 2004 and 2008 Democratic National Conventions. Salazar's experience ...
    TMCnet
  • High-speed rail board approves final plan for California bullet train (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    Even as the California High-Speed Rail Authority unanimously approved ... Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez, and many rank-and-file Democrats support the project as a jobs creator and the transportation ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Omar Vizquel: Always the artist (slam.canoe.ca)
    Apr 12, 2012
    although manager John Farrell literally used him as his fifth infielder. When rattled Jays lefty Luis Perez almost threw a ball to the screen with a runner on first in the 13th inning for ball one, Vizquel trotted to the mound. “I told him to relax and ...
    Canoe
  • Republicans seek support from college students (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    The war for the political loyalties of California college students is heating up ... Last week, Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) touted support from some of the same student leaders Republicans are trying to win over.
    Los Angeles Times
  • Report blasts pepper-spraying of California students (news-gazette.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Campus police should not have pepper-sprayed student demonstrators at the University of California, Davis ... Assembly Speaker John Perez, who sits on the UC Board of Regents, said UC Davis officials "must be held ...
    News-Gazette
  • CA university slammed for pepper-spraying students (msnbc.msn.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    By TERENCE CHEA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State lawmakers are calling for greater oversight of campus police departments after investigators blasted University of California ... Assembly Speaker John Perez, who sits on the UC Board of Regents ...
    msnbc.com
  • Who’ll get $1.4 billion meant for low-income housing? (taxdollars.ocregister.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    So we’ve chronicled the life, and death, of the Redevelopment Monster that swallowed 12 percent of California’s property taxes ... introduced by Assemblyman John Perez. This bill would allow redevelopment’s “successor agencies ...
    Orange County Register
  • Report criticizes pepper-spraying of California college students (twincities.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO - Campus police should not have pepper-sprayed student demonstrators at the University of California, Davis ... Assembly Speaker John Perez, who sits on the UC Board of Regents, said UC Davis officials "must be held accountable ...
    Pioneer Press
  • Pepper spray case prompts reaction from lawmakers (sfgate.com)
    Apr 12, 2012
    ... Wednesday's report on the pepper-spraying of student protesters last fall at the University of California, Davis. Assembly Speaker John Perez, who also is a University of California regent, issued a statement that said UC Davis officials ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Big Bucks Roll in for Brown's Tax Measure (nbcbayarea.com)
    Apr 11, 2012
    The California School Employees Association donated $800,00. The California Medical Association wrote a check for $250,000. And Assembly Speaker John Perez's campaign committee contributed $100,000. The new wave of contributions reflects the calendar.
    NBC Bay Area
  • DeSaulnier and Buchanan Commend State Parks Repair of Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. (blog.sfgate.com)
    Apr 11, 2012
    Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) commended the California Department of Parks and ... the repairs done,” said DeSaulnier. “Secretary John Laird and State Parks Director Ruth Coleman are also ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • 20 Indicted in Inland Empire Heroin-Trafficking Bust (ktla.com)
    Apr 11, 2012
    The people named in the federal indictment are: - Salvador Gonzalez-Chavez, 29, of Fontana - Jose Perez Hernandez, 27, of San Bernardino - John James Flores, age 63, Redlands - Victor Hugo Padron Mendez, 35, of Rialto - Luz Maria Medina-Nieves ...
    KTLA.com
  • Thomas D. Elias: Democrats in awkward spot over pension plan (dailybreeze.com)
    Apr 10, 2012
    President Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez. So far, they seem to be choosing their ... Brown's current proposed budget would cut the state's contribution to the California Public Employee Retirement System by $200 million ...
    Daily Breeze
  • Solar carport at Industry Metrolink station capable of powering 1,300 homes (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Apr 10, 2012
    Tony Perez, vice president of Oltmans Construction, which handled the project, said the panels are capable of generating about 2 megawatts of electricity per hour. Industry will sell the electricity to Southern California Edison as part of a 20 ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Too much control for California's controller? (latimes.com)
    Apr 10, 2012
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles ... what is perennially the most divisive and critical issue in California politics, it could completely change the way the state ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Job Front: California National Guard Aims to Cut Joblessness In the Ranks (hispanicbusiness.com)
    Apr 9, 2012
    "The guardsmen and women who are already in California, as well as those who are now beginning to return home ... deserve to have every opportunity as they make the transition back to civilian life," Assembly Speaker John A. Perez said in a ...
    Hispanic Business
  • John Briggs, Former OC State Assemblymember/Senator, Still an Asshole After All These Years (blogs.ocweekly.com)
    Apr 9, 2012
    I about spit my morning Makers when I came across a New York Times article extolling the virtuous of a regretful John Briggs. Why, had the notorious ex-OC state senator/assemblymember ... complex that's bankrupting California for decades to come.
    Orange County Weekly
  • Job Front: California National Guard aims to cut joblessness in the ranks (sacbee.com)
    Apr 9, 2012
    "The guardsmen and women who are already in California, as well as those who are now beginning to return home … deserve to have every opportunity as they make the transition back to civilian life," Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said in a ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • ASUC to host roundtable with state Assembly members (dailycal.org)
    Apr 9, 2012
    The ASUC will host a roundtable discussion about the Middle Class Scholarship Act with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblymember Nancy ... including community colleges, the California State University and the ...
    Daily Californian
  • Good Friday celebrated throughout the county (msnbc.msn.com)
    Apr 8, 2012
    Many also walked from the Holy Spirit Mission parish to Our Lady of Guadalupe on California Avenue to portray Jesus' long ... “Every year, it just kind of grows and grows,” said Father John Schmoll, pastor of Saint Augustine for the last 16 years.
    msnbc.com
  • California Redevelopment Agencies Are a Thing of the Past but Opportunities Still Abound (finance.yahoo.com)
    Apr 8, 2012
    California Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez were recognized for the important roles they played in economic development this past year. Specifically, Assembly Speaker John Perez worked to codify the Governor's Office ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • Hope for RDA funds lies with state senate this week (ridgecrestca.com)
    Apr 7, 2012
    Ridgecrest officials are hopeful that the assembly bill, authored by Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assemblymember Toni Atkins, could lift some pressure off of Ridgecrest’s fiscal woes if passed. California’s Assembly voted in favor of the bill 58 to ...
    Ridgecrest Daily Independent
  • Jays' bullpen did the job (slam.canoe.ca)
    Apr 7, 2012
    Blue Jays pitcher Luis Perez, shown during a game last season ... 7-4 opening-day victory. In fact, manager John Farrell emptied said bullpen as all seven members saw action. Overall, the seven relievers geted 11 shutout innings, held the Indians to ...
    Canoe
  • Indians blow lead, lose opener to Jays in 16 (sports.yahoo.com)
    Apr 6, 2012
    Chris Perez blew it. Cleveland's All-Star closer couldn't protect ... Arencibia was unaware of his gaffe until he got back into the dugout, where Blue Jays manager John Farrell told him what he had done. "He high-fived me and said, 'Great job, you missed ...
    YAHOO!
  • Indians blow lead, lose opener to Jays in 16 (sfgate.com)
    Apr 6, 2012
    Chris Perez blew it. Cleveland's All-Star closer couldn't protect ... Arencibia was unaware of his gaffe until he got back into the dugout, where Blue Jays manager John Farrell told him what he had done. "He high-fived me and said, `Great ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Jays' bullpen did the job (slam.canoe.ca)
    Apr 5, 2012
    In fact, manager John Farrell emptied said bullpen as all seven members saw ... The most heroic effort was geted by lefty Luis Perez. He didn't allow a hit over his four innings, walked three and struck out three. He fully deserved the win.
    Canoe
  • L.A. NFL stadium: Group says it will spend millions for transit upgrades (ocregister.com)
    Apr 5, 2012
    Alex Padilla, D-Pacoima, and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... senior policy analyst in the California LegislativeAnalyst's Office, said the majority of any economic boost from a new stadium would be localized to the downtown ...
    Orange County Register
  • V. Manuel Pérez' guest-worker bill a misfire, Mary Bono Mack says (mydesert.com)
    Apr 5, 2012
    Bono Mack said the idea pushed by Pérez and Republican Assemblywoman Linda Halderman is “very noble,” but insisted border policies should not be determined on a state-by-state basis. “California ... D.C, Assemblymember Halderman and ...
    Desert Sun
  • Indians closer Perez sharp in 2-1 loss to Reds (sacbee.com)
    Apr 2, 2012
    Chris Perez is healthy and back as Cleveland's closer ... NOTES: Madson will have Tommy John surgery, but no date has been set. ... Cleveland released OF Fred Lewis. ... Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera did not play and told a reporter he was ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • V. Manuel Pérez puts focus on immigration (mydesert.com)
    Apr 1, 2012
    Mary Bono Mack and Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit will be featured during the next ... Democratic Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez is gaining some momentum in his ambitious effort to tackle immigration issues. The Coachella Democrat last ...
    Desert Sun
  • BRIEF: National Guard at Merced's Dollar General Saturday to talk about work for veterans (finance.comcast.net)
    Mar 30, 2012
    Mar 30, 2012 (Merced Sun-Star - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX News Network) -- Representatives from the California National Guard ... a press conference hosted by Assembly Speaker John Perez and several business and employer ...
    comcast.net
  • California lawmakers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin (freep.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, who helped organize the demonstration that involved dozens of senators and Assembly members. He later added ... In the Assembly, Speaker John Perez and Assemblyman Steven Bradford, D-Gardenia, spoke against racial ...
    Detroit Free Press
  • Hollenbeck Captain Named Woman of the Year (egpnews.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Ortega was recognized Monday by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... according to Pérez’s office. Ortega holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As an athlete at UCLA, she ...
    Eastern Group Publications
  • California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez drums up support for 'middle-class scholarship' plan (sacbee.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John ... students. Pérez's plan, considered a tax hike by most Republican lawmakers, requires at least two GOP votes in each legislative house and is opposed by some powerful Capitol interests, including the California Chamber ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Not a realistic way to bail out the middle class (bakersfield.com)
    Mar 29, 2012
    recently introduced by Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. His legislation would raise an additional $1 billion in tax revenue by mandating the single sales factor tax structure for out-of-state corporations in California. The money would be used to discount ...
    Bakersfield Californian
  • John A. Pérez launches fight to alter tax formula for scholarships (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Mar 27, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John ... money, Pérez's plan would raise taxes on out-of-state companies like Detroit automakers and cigarette-maker Altria by requiring that multistate companies calculate tax liability based on the portion of sales in California.
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Assembly bill clarifies redevelopment elimination (thereporter.com)
    Mar 27, 2012
    The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... because they create jobs and eliminate blight. The League of California Cities has called the Perez bill a step in the right direction. The legislation now moves to the ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • 144th Fighter Wing Gets Support from State Legislature (ksee24.com)
    Mar 24, 2012
    Assemblymember Perea introduced the resolution last week along with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... need to keep the 144th Fighter Wing based in California,” said Speaker Perez. “This is an important issue for every ...
    Ksee24.com
  • John Legend, Darren Criss Join Rock the Vote to Encourage Youth Participation in Election (Video) (hollywoodreporter.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Rock the Vote, the nonpartisan group that enlists celebrities in efforts to encourage young people to go to the polls has jumped into the 2012 election cycle with a slickly produced new Internet video introduced by Perez Hilton and featuring singers John ...
    Hollywood Reporter
  • 144th Fighter Wing Gets Support from State Legislature (ksee24.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Assemblymember Perea introduced the resolution last week along with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... need to keep the 144th Fighter Wing based in California,” said Speaker Perez. “This is an important issue for every ...
    Ksee24.com
  • 144th Fighter Wing Gets Support from State Legislature (ksee24.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Assemblymember Perea introduced the resolution last week along with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... need to keep the 144th Fighter Wing based in California,” said Speaker Perez. “This is an important issue for every ...
    Ksee24.com
  • State Assembly members Nestande, Perez to sponsor bill to open top of Bump and Grind trail (mydesert.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    The Coachella Valley's two state Assembly members ... override the California Department of Fish and Game's closure of the top of the area's most popular hiking trail. Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, and V. Manuel Perez, D-Coachella ...
    Desert Sun
  • Perea resolution for 144th approved by legislature (thebusinessjournal.com)
    Mar 22, 2012
    Assemblymember Henry T. Perea introduced the resolution last week, his office said in a release, and was joined by Assembly Speaker John Perez and ... 144th is to our community.” Perez believes that keeping the 144th in California is an important issue ...
    Fresno Business Journal
  • NHCSL Names Perez as Task Force Chairman (hispanicbusiness.com)
    Mar 21, 2012
    The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has named California Assemblyman Manuel Perez ... "I have no doubt that Assemblymember Perez and Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon will help our organization educate and advocate successfully ...
    Hispanic Business
  • National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) Names Assemblymember Manuel Perez (CA) as Chair … (finance.yahoo.com)
    Mar 21, 2012
    WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) proudly announces Assemblymember Manuel Perez (CA) as the new Chair of the Business and Economic Development Task Force. With the support of ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • State Convention Snubs Osborn; Avoids Fight on Millionaire’s Tax (beyondchron.org)
    Mar 19, 2012
    SAN DIEGO – The California Democratic Convention ... Osborn – with major assistance from Speaker John Perez. Thirty eight of Butler’s 62 votes came from delegates appointed by State Assembly members outside the district – giving her enough of ...
    Beyond Chron
  • State Convention Snubs Osborn; Avoids Fight on Millionaire’s Tax (beyondchron.org)
    Mar 19, 2012
    SAN DIEGO – The California Democratic Convention ... Osborn – with major assistance from Speaker John Perez. Thirty eight of Butler’s 62 votes came from delegates appointed by State Assembly members outside the district – giving her enough of ...
    Beyond Chron
  • California's right is left aside (articles.latimes.com)
    Mar 19, 2012
    Never mind that this would make California's tax system even more unstable by over-relying on the roller-coaster fortunes of the rich. The increasing concern of Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), however, was that the Brown and CFT ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • State Legislators Meet in Los Angeles to Investigate How to Help Young Men of California Thrive (finance.yahoo.com)
    Mar 16, 2012
    The California Assembly's Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, which was formed by Speaker John Perez at the request of the committee chair, Assemblymember Sandre Swanson, seeks to harness the promise and lessons from the ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • HSUS Wackos Defeated in Bid to Oust California’s Fish & Game Head (ammoland.com)
    Mar 15, 2012
    Assembly Member Hueso and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-46th/Los Angeles) stated that they instead have decided to work on introducing legislation which would “improve the standards and practices of the California Fish and Game Commission”.
    AmmoLand.com - Shooting Sports News
  • Richards to stay on with Fish & Game (napavalleyregister.com)
    Mar 14, 2012
    Mountain lions are a protected species in California. Richards’ six-year term on the Commission ends in January 2013. However, even though his job is safe for now, Assemblymember Hueso and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) have changed ...
    Napa Valley Register
  • California’s Top Education Official Endorses Michael Allen for Assembly (sanrafael.patch.com)
    Mar 13, 2012
    That is why he is co-authoring with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and other Democratic assembly members the Middle Class Scholarship Act to put state universities back within reach of thousands of California working families by closing off tax loopholes ...
    Patch
  • California’s Top Education Official Endorses Michael Allen for Assembly (sananselmofairfax.patch.com)
    Mar 13, 2012
    That is why he is co-authoring with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and other Democratic assembly members the Middle Class Scholarship Act to put state universities back within reach of thousands of California working families by closing off tax loopholes ...
    Patch
  • 23rd Assembly race still roiling after Case Lawrence drops out (fresnobee.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    facing off against Republican Assembly Member David Valadao and Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Hernandez, also a Democrat. Candidates running for other offices were required to file paperwork and pay a ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Assembly budgets shape discipline, political goals (lacanadaonline.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    Every Assembly member starts with an annual office budget of $263,000 ... district offices and basic supplies cut by $80,000 after Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) changed his committee assignment at the start of the 2011 legislative session.
    La Cañada Valley Sun
  • A look inside 'dense' state Assembly budget (lacanadaonline.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    The lines often blur when it comes to funding Assembly members' personal staff and their committee ... Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) was singled out by Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) for exceeding his personal budget last year despite ...
    La Cañada Valley Sun
  • Assembly budgets shape discipline, political goals (burbankleader.com)
    Mar 11, 2012
    Every Assembly member starts with an annual office budget of $263,000 ... district offices and basic supplies cut by $80,000 after Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) changed his committee assignment at the start of the 2011 legislative session.
    Burbank Leader
  • California lawmaker drops bid to oust Fish and Game commissioner (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Mar 10, 2012
    Instead, Hueso and Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D ... that is protected in California, including mountain lions. Richards, who is chairman of the state panel, has rejected calls by Hueso and 39 other Assembly members for him to resign, saying ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Fresno's 144th Fighter Wing: Federal budget victim? (fresnobee.com)
    Mar 9, 2012
    "This poses a threat to our national security," Assembly Member Henry T. Perea ... Perea said he and Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, will introduce an Assembly resolution next week that urges the White House, the Secretary of Defense and ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Politicians Plan Amid Protests (dailynexus.com)
    Mar 8, 2012
    While state lawmakers met to finalize their portion of next years’ University of California budget ... Governor Gavin Newsom and Assembly Speaker John Perez. State Assemblymember Das Williams attended the rally to support Gov.
    Daily Nexus
  • Achadjian, Blakeslee say no to perks (sanluisobispo.com)
    Mar 6, 2012
    The rise in handouts follows several years of belt-tightening imposed by California ... Assembly members with the largest totals for gifts last year, including travel, were Democrat Steven Bradford of Gardena, $38,073; Speaker John A. Perez ...
    San Luis Obispo Tribune
  • Thousands stage Capitol protest for higher education (fresnobee.com)
    Mar 5, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, urged the students in a speech ... "It's unfair to students and something needs to be done." Both of Fresno's Assembly members, Republican Linda Halderman and Democrat Henry T. Perea, issued statements ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Thousands stage Capitol protest for higher education (fresnobee.com)
    Mar 4, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, urged the students in a speech ... "It's unfair to students and something needs to be done." Both of Fresno's Assembly members, Republican Linda Halderman and Democrat Henry T. Perea, issued statements ...
    Fresno Bee
  • State Legislators Meet in Los Angeles to Investigate How to Help Young Men of California Thrive (pr-usa.net)
    Mar 4, 2012
    The California Assembly's Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, which was formed by Speaker John Perez at the request of the committee chair, Assemblymember Sandre Swanson, seeks to harness the promise and lessons from the frontlines of ...
    PR-USA.net
  • From Play-Doh to trips, California lawmakers collected plenty of gifts (sacbee.com)
    Mar 3, 2012
    Finally some good news for California lawmakers ... in gifts each year. Assembly members with the largest totals for gifts last year, including travel, were Democrat Steven Bradford of Gardena, $38,073; Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Common-Sense Policies Will Transform the Lives of Our Youth (huffingtonget.com)
    Mar 2, 2012
    And California Assembly Speaker John Pérez established a Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, at the request of the committee chair, Assemblymember Sandré Swanson. The committee is holding hearings across California, including a field ...
    Huffington Post
  • From the Executive Editor: Public's money spent in secret by Assembly (sacbee.com)
    Mar 1, 2012
    You'll remember that the confrontation over public information started as a political squabble: Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez cut the budget of ... budgets and spending projections for all Assembly members. When the Assembly refused to release ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Abortion Bill SB 1501 Would Allow Procedure To Be Performed By Nurses & Midwives (huffingtonget.com)
    Feb 29, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, the leaders of California's two legislative houses, are co-authors of the bill. Other co-authors include San Francisco assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Sen. Elaine Alquist of ...
    Huffington Post
  • Expert Panel Discusses The Future Of Redevelopment In California (neontommy.com)
    Feb 23, 2012
    In response to the backlash against the dissolution of RDAs, Former State Assembly member and State Senator Sheila Kuehl ... Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) introduced the other bill that will clarify the functions of ...
    Neon Tommy
  • California Tackles Illiteracy Rate with Inauguration of Read Across CA Month in March (news.yahoo.com)
    Feb 23, 2012
    Assembly Member Julia Brownley will Kick-off "Read Across California ... Morrell, Nestande, Olsen, Pan, John A. Pérez, Portantino, Silva, Skinner, Solorio, Swanson, Torres, Wagner, Wieckowski, Williams, and Yamada; Senators: Lieu, Liu, and Pavley.
    YAHOO!
  • BREAKING NEWS: 9th Circuit Strikes Down Law on Genocide-Era Insurance Claims (asbarez.com)
    Feb 22, 2012
    The amicus brief was filed on behalf of U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Ed Royce (R-CA); Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez (D-46); Majority ... California State Assembly Members Katcho Achadjian (R ...
    Asbarez News
  • BREAKING NEWS: 9th Circuit Strikes Down Law on Genocide-Era Insurance Claims (asbarez.com)
    Feb 22, 2012
    The amicus brief was filed on behalf of U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Ed Royce (R-CA); Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez (D-46); Majority ... California State Assembly Members Katcho Achadjian (R ...
    Asbarez News
  • The Not So Civil War Between the Legislature and the California Supreme Court (foxandhoundsdaily.com)
    Feb 14, 2012
    accusing the Speaker of the California Assembly John Perez of lying while a prominent Assembly member compares the chief justice to a rookie legislator who does not understand the process. A bitter conflict between dissident judges and the leaders of the ...
    Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
  • Galgiani co-authors Middle Class Scholarship program for students at public institutions (mercedsunstar.com)
    Feb 12, 2012
    SACRAMENTO,- Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani unveiled new legislation of which she is a co-author to create the Middle Class Scholarship program. Introduced by Speaker John A. Pérez ... from her office. “California’s public universities ...
    Merced Sun-Star
  • Middle Class Scholarship program will cut college costs by two-thirds, Yamada announces (dailydemocrat.com)
    Feb 10, 2012
    Assemblymember Mariko Yamada ... AB 1500 and AB 1501, introduced by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, are proposals designed to keep more money in the pockets of middle-income families with students attending the state's higher ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Middle Class Scholarship program will cut college costs by two-thirds, Yamada announces (dailydemocrat.com)
    Feb 10, 2012
    Assemblymember Mariko Yamada ... AB 1500 and AB 1501, introduced by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, are proposals designed to keep more money in the pockets of middle-income families with students attending the state's higher ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Middle Class Scholarship program will cut college costs by two-thirds, Yamada announces (dailydemocrat.com)
    Feb 10, 2012
    Assemblymember Mariko Yamada ... AB 1500 and AB 1501, introduced by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, D-Los Angeles, are proposals designed to keep more money in the pockets of middle-income families with students attending the state's higher ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Gay, Civil Rights Groups, Politicians Praise Court’s Prop. 8 Ruling
    Feb 7, 2012
    California Assembly Member Mike Feurer: "The court declared that none of our ... Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez: "Today’s action by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is an eloquent reaffirmation of Dr. King’s statement that ...
    EDGE Boston
  • Gay, Civil Rights Groups, Politicians Praise Court’s Prop. 8 Ruling (edgeboston.com)
    Feb 7, 2012
    California Assembly Member Mike Feurer: "The court declared that none of our ... Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez: "Today’s action by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is an eloquent reaffirmation of Dr. King’s statement that ...
    EDGE Boston
  • When Democratic Party Bosses Cling to Power (beyondchron.org)
    Feb 7, 2012
    California’s new map ... How did that happen? Perez rigged who gets to vote. In order to be a State Party delegate, you must either get elected to a Central Committee – or have an State Assembly member appoint you. Each Assembly member can appoint ...
    Beyond Chron
  • When Democratic Party Bosses Cling to Power (beyondchron.org)
    Feb 7, 2012
    California’s new map ... How did that happen? Perez rigged who gets to vote. In order to be a State Party delegate, you must either get elected to a Central Committee – or have an State Assembly member appoint you. Each Assembly member can appoint ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Gay, Civil Rights Groups, Politicians Praise Court’s Prop. 8 Ruling (edgeboston.com)
    Feb 6, 2012
    California Assembly Member Mike Feurer: "The court declared that none of our ... Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez: "Today’s action by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is an eloquent reaffirmation of Dr. King’s statement that ...
    EDGE Boston
  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down (fresnobee.com)
    Feb 4, 2012
    Thumbs up to Assembly Member Linda Halderman, R-Fresno, for the gracious way she has handled the tiny Capitol office that Assembly Speaker John Perez assigned to her because he doesn't like her conservative politics. She has turned the "doghouse ...
    Fresno Bee
  • EDITORIAL: Thumbs up, thumbs down (fresnobee.com)
    Feb 4, 2012
    Thumbs up to Assembly Member Linda Halderman, R-Fresno, for the gracious way she has handled the tiny Capitol office that Assembly Speaker John Perez assigned to her because he doesn't like her conservative politics. She has turned the "doghouse ...
    Fresno Bee
  • You're Needed Now for Direct, Immediate Political Impact (huffingtonget.com)
    Jan 30, 2012
    We also reached out to Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D - AD 46), known ... Predictably, the California Chamber of Commerce opposes DISCLOSE, and sent an Alert Letter to every Assembly member, claiming the bill "would inhibit protected free speech in ...
    Huffington Post
  • Halderman is latest Valley lawmaker sent to Doghouse (tmcnet.com)
    Jan 21, 2012
    Over the holidays, the Republican Assembly member was assigned the Capitol's smallest office ... Karen Bass and current Speaker John A. Perez, all from Los Angeles -- each have sent a Valley member to a rotten office. Political analyst Tony ...
    TMCnet
  • Halderman is latest Valley lawmaker sent to Doghouse (fresnobee.com)
    Jan 21, 2012
    Over the holidays, the Republican Assembly member was assigned the Capitol's smallest office ... Karen Bass and current Speaker John A. Pérez, all from Los Angeles -- each have sent a Valley member to a rotten office. Political analyst Tony ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Halderman is latest Valley lawmaker sent to Doghouse (fresnobee.com)
    Jan 21, 2012
    Over the holidays, the Republican Assembly member was assigned the Capitol's smallest office ... Karen Bass and current Speaker John A. Pérez, all from Los Angeles -- each have sent a Valley member to a rotten office. Political analyst Tony ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Californians: please call before Thursday to support fair elections. (dailykos.com)
    Jan 18, 2012
    If you aren't sure who your Assemblymember is, check Find Your California State Legislative Representative ... you can also call the office of Assembly Speaker John Perez. (916-319-2046). Appropriations Committee Members Felipe Fuentes, Chair ...
    DAILY KOS
  • MLK Parade Set Up (ktla.com)
    Jan 16, 2012
    Mack, Congress members Maxine Waters, Laura Richardson, Janice Hahn, Senators Rod Wright & Curren Price, Assembly member Holly Mitchell and Speaker of the Assembly John Perez ... Black bankers in the State of California, the Kingdom Day Parade ...
    KTLA.com
  • Capitol Ponders Post-Redevelopment World (blogs.kqed.org)
    Jan 13, 2012
    Last month's California ... Perez in an interview last week. Steinberg's idea is one that would combine two of his long-sought changes to local communities: more regional tax sharing and more "sustainable" development. A decade ago, then ...
    KQED
  • Bill McEwen: Don't delay California veterans' homes (fresnobee.com)
    Jan 8, 2012
    While it's true that California ... Pérez. The speaker is another politician who loves to make patriotic speeches at Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July events. He also has big political ambitions. And he counts Assembly Member ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Bill McEwen: Don't delay California veterans' homes (fresnobee.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    While it's true that California ... Pérez. The speaker is another politician who loves to make patriotic speeches at Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July events. He also has big political ambitions. And he counts Assembly Member ...
    Fresno Bee
  • California Assembly releases documents on members' spending (sacbee.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    Complying with a court order, the California Assembly released thousands of pages of documents about its members' spending Friday that it fought to keep from the public. The records detail each Assembly member's 2010 and 2011 budgets and provide ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assembly member pleads no contest to shoplifting charge (articles.latimes.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    Reporting from Sacramento -- A California legislator pleaded no contest Friday ... He added that her brain tumor has not affected her work. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez issued a statement supporting Hayashi. "She has owned up to her actions and taken ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assembly member pleads no contest to shoplifting charge (latimes.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    Reporting from Sacramento -- A California legislator pleaded no contest Friday ... He added that her brain tumor has not affected her work. Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez issued a statement supporting Hayashi. "She has owned up to her actions ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California Assembly releases thousands of spending records after court order (fresnobee.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    Complying with a court order, the California Assembly released thousands of pages of documents about its members' spending Friday that it fought to keep from the public. The records detail each Assembly member's 2010 and 2011 budgets and provide ...
    Fresno Bee
  • California Assembly releases thousands of spending records after court order (fresnobee.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    Complying with a court order, the California Assembly released thousands of pages of documents about its members' spending Friday that it fought to keep from the public. The records detail each Assembly member's 2010 and 2011 budgets and provide ...
    Fresno Bee
  • California Assembly member pleads no contest to shoplifting charge (syracuse.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    A California legislator pleaded no contest Friday to charges ... He added that her brain tumor has not affected her work. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez issued a statement supporting Hayashi. "She has owned up to her actions and taken responsibility ...
    Syracuse Post-Standard
  • California Assembly releases documents on members' spending (bellinghamherald.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Complying with a court order, the California Assembly released thousands of pages of documents about its members' spending Friday that it fought to keep from the public. The records detail each Assembly member's 2010 and ...
    Bellingham Herald
  • East Bay lawmaker Hayashi pleads no contest in shoplifting incident (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Jan 6, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez considers the issue "closed," saying in a statement ... San Francisco lawyer Douglas Rappaport, who represented Hayashi in the criminal case, said the Assembly member is being treated for the benign brain tumor ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • California Assembly member pleads no contest to shoplifting charge (sacbee.com)
    Jan 5, 2012
    A California legislator pleaded no contest Friday to charges ... He added that her brain tumor has not affected her work. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez issued a statement supporting Hayashi. "She has owned up to her actions and taken ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • East Bay lawmaker Hayashi pleads no contest in shoplifting incident (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Jan 3, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John Perez considers the issue "closed," saying in a statement ... San Francisco lawyer Douglas Rappaport, who represented Hayashi in the criminal case, said the Assembly member is being treated for the benign brain tumor ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • California Redevelopment Association and League of California Cities Urge Immediate Legislative Acti (pr-usa.net)
    Dec 30, 2011
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John Perez, along with many other lawmakers ... I look forward to working with my colleagues next year to make that happen." Assemblymember Luis Alejo said, "I've seen firsthand the benefits ...
    PR-USA.net
  • California Redevelopment Association and League of California Cities Urge Immediate Legislative Acti (pr-usa.net)
    Dec 30, 2011
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John Perez, along with many other lawmakers ... I look forward to working with my colleagues next year to make that happen." Assemblymember Luis Alejo said, "I've seen firsthand the benefits ...
    PR-USA.net
  • State can eliminate local redevelopment agencies, high court rules (fresnobee.com)
    Dec 30, 2011
    Assembly Member ... said California Redevelopment Association board president Julio Fuentes. "The legislative record is abundantly clear that legislators did not intend to abolish redevelopment." In his own statement, Speaker John A.
    Fresno Bee
  • California Redevelopment Association and League of California Cities Urge Immediate Legislative Action … (finance.yahoo.com)
    Dec 29, 2011
    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg , Assembly Speaker John Perez , along with many other lawmakers ... to working with my colleagues next year to make that happen." Assemblymember Luis Alejo said, "I've seen firsthand the benefits ...
    Yahoo Finance
  • ProPublica gets it wrong on California redistricting (dailykos.com)
    Dec 22, 2011
    Predictably, the State Democratic Party is literally calling bullshit: California ... is a current Assemblymember and therefore technically an "incumbent" despite not having represented the district she is running for, Speaker Perez is ...
    DAILY KOS
  • ProPublica gets it wrong on California redistricting (dailykos.com)
    Dec 22, 2011
    Predictably, the State Democratic Party is literally calling bullshit: California ... is a current Assemblymember and therefore technically an "incumbent" despite not having represented the district she is running for, Speaker Perez is ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Damon Connolly endorses Michael Allen for 10th Assembly District seat (mercurynews.com)
    Dec 16, 2011
    "Our next Assemblymember must be an experienced leader with a ... because Allen has the backing of Assembly Speaker John Perez. That, however, hasn't stopped Connolly's council colleague, Marc Levine, from entering the race.
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Records ruling won't be appealed (presstelegram.com)
    Dec 10, 2011
    SACRAMENTO - The California state Assembly will not appeal a judge's ruling ordering the lower house to release details about individual members' budgets, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez ... by all Assembly members was refused ...
    Long Beach Press-Telegram
  • California Assembly to comply on releasing budgets (thereporter.com)
    Dec 10, 2011
    SACRAMENTO -- The California state Assembly will not appeal a judge's ruling ordering the lower house to release details about individual members' budgets, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez ... by all Assembly members was refused ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • Ballot proposal would make California Legislature part-time (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Dec 9, 2011
    Separately, two Republican Assembly members have vowed to make a legislative ... health care and other vital public services. John Vigna, spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, said a part-time Legislature makes little sense in a state with one ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assembly won't appeal decision on lawmaker budgets (sfexaminer.com)
    Dec 9, 2011
    The California ... Perez and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada-Flintridge, went public. Portantino claimed his office budget was slashed as retaliation for voting against the state budget last year. His request for expenditures by all Assembly ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Assembly won't appeal decision on lawmaker budgets (signonsandiego.com)
    Dec 9, 2011
    The California state Assembly will not appeal a judge's ruling ordering the lower house to release details about individual members' budgets, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez ... expenditures by all Assembly members was refused ...
    San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Assembly won't appeal decision on lawmaker budgets (mercurynews.com)
    Dec 9, 2011
    The California state Assembly will not appeal a judge's ruling ordering the lower house to release details about individual members' budgets, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez ... expenditures by all Assembly members was refused ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assembly won't appeal decision on lawmaker budgets (mercurynews.com)
    Dec 9, 2011
    The California state Assembly will not appeal a judge's ruling ordering the lower house to release details about individual members' budgets, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez ... expenditures by all Assembly members was refused ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assembly will not appeal court order to release member budgets (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Dec 9, 2011
    Robin Swanson, spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, said that attorneys for the Assembly ... The decision applies not only to the budgets and expenditures of each Assembly member but to policy committees as well. The two newspapers filed ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials (realclearpolitics.com)
    Dec 8, 2011
    Now that a Sacramento Superior Court judge has, in no uncertain terms, ordered release of the documents, Assembly members should discard ... about the operations of the California State Assembly," Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles, and ...
    RealClearPolitics
  • North Coast lawmakers won't immediately release office budgets (pressdemocrat.com)
    Dec 6, 2011
    Three state Assembly members who represent the ... A lawsuit filed by two California newspapers that sought access to the budget records grew out of a dispute between Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and another member of his own ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • North Coast lawmakers won't immediately release office budgets (pressdemocrat.com)
    Dec 6, 2011
    A lawsuit filed by two California newspapers that sought access to the budget records grew out of a dispute between Assembly Speaker John Perez ... ruled Thursday that the budgets for each Assembly member and policy committee must be disclosed ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • California assembly ordered to release budget data (rcfp.org)
    Dec 4, 2011
    “[T]o interpret the term ‘correspondence’ as broadly as the Assembly suggests would permit the Legislature to shield any document from public view simply by transmitting it to any Assembly member ... speaker John Pérez and rules committee ...
    Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Judge says Assembly can't withhold lawmakers' records (sgvtribune.com)
    Dec 3, 2011
    A judge's ruling that makes public the individual budgets of California's Assembly members became official Friday after ... The suit stems from a feud between Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Judge: Assembly spending records are for public eyes (thereporter.com)
    Dec 3, 2011
    SACRAMENTO (AP) -- A judge ruled Friday that individual office budgets for California's 80 Assembly members are public records and must ... who has been in a feud with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, since Portantino claimed his ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • Judge says California Assembly can't withhold records (contracostatimes.com)
    Dec 2, 2011
    (AP) -- A judge's ruling that makes public the individual budgets of California's Assembly members became official Friday after ... The suit stems from a feud between Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • Judge says Calif. Assembly can't withhold records (insidebayarea.com)
    Dec 2, 2011
    Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley sided with The Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times in their lawsuit seeking records of each Assembly member's spending ... between Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and ...
    Inside Bay Area
  • Judge: Calif. Assembly spending records are public (nctimes.com)
    Dec 2, 2011
    A judge ruled Friday that individual office budgets for California's 80 Assembly members are public records and must be ... who has been in a feud with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, since Portantino claimed his office budget was slashed ...
    North County Times
  • Feud over Calif. Assembly records goes to court (recordnet.com)
    Dec 2, 2011
    The suit stems from a feud between Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... Portantino asked the Assembly Rules Committee to release all Assembly members' expenditures, but was refused. Several news outlets, including the newspapers ...
    Record
  • California Assembly members must disclose budgets, judge rules (mcclatchydc.com)
    Dec 2, 2011
    California Assembly member-by-member budgets allocating ... of each Assembly member but to policy committees as well. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Assembly Rules Committee Chairwoman Nancy Skinner released a one-paragraph written statement ...
    McClatchy
  • California Assembly members must disclose budgets, judge rules (mcclatchydc.com)
    Dec 2, 2011
    California Assembly member-by-member budgets allocating ... of each Assembly member but to policy committees as well. Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Assembly Rules Committee Chairwoman Nancy Skinner released a one-paragraph written statement ...
    McClatchy
  • Judge says Assembly can't withhold lawmakers' records (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    A judge's ruling that makes public the individual budgets of California's Assembly members became official Friday after ... The suit stems from a feud between Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Judge: Calif. Assembly spending records are public (signonsandiego.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    A judge ruled Friday that individual office budgets for California's 80 Assembly members are public records and must ... who has been in a feud with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, since Portantino claimed his office budget was ...
    San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Sacramento judge orders Assembly to provide budget records (fresnobee.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Assembly Rules Committee Chairwoman Nancy ... to shield any document from public view simply by transmitting it to any Assembly member and/or his or her staff." The Assembly consistently has said that it ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Calif. lawmakers' spat turns into bigger fight over public access (mcclatchydc.com)
    Nov 29, 2011
    California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino was ... At the heart of the dispute are budgets for individual Assembly members, any changes made to them by Perez, and monthly projections about whether lawmakers are exceeding those budgets.
    McClatchy
  • Dispute over Assembly budget records headed to court (fresnobee.com)
    Nov 29, 2011
    But his spat with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has sparked a rare fight ... At the heart of the dispute are budgets for individual Assembly members, any changes made to them by Pérez, and monthly projections about whether lawmakers are ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Dispute over Assembly budget records headed to court (fresnobee.com)
    Nov 29, 2011
    But his spat with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has sparked a rare fight ... At the heart of the dispute are budgets for individual Assembly members, any changes made to them by Pérez, and monthly projections about whether lawmakers are ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Legislative LGBT Caucus Endorses Butler For Re-Election (smmirror.com)
    Nov 24, 2011
    The campaign to re-elect Assemblymember Betsy Butler to the California State Assembly announced the unanimous ... with other members including Assembly Speaker John Pérez, Senator Mark Leno, and Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano, Toni Atkins, Richard Gordon ...
    Santa Monica Mirror
  • State legislature to hold hearings on police use of force on UC campuses (dailycal.org)
    Nov 22, 2011
    The state legislature will hold hearings next month on the police use of force during protests on University of California campuses over the past two weeks. The hearings, requested by state Assemblymember ... Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ...
    Daily Californian
  • Hayashi's political career, legacy in jeopardy with charges looming (insidebayarea.com)
    Nov 21, 2011
    It became apparent she wasn't casting her own vote when her name on the voting board toggled back and forth between a "yes" and "no." Then-Assembly members Loni Hancock ... the rise of Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to power.
    Inside Bay Area
  • California Assembly committee budgets conceal travel by lawmakers' personal aides (fresnobee.com)
    Nov 20, 2011
    Assembly members who chair policy committees negotiate an annual budget each year with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez that consists of a base ... flew seven times between Sacramento and her Southern California district this year at the expense ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Hayashi's political career, legacy in jeopardy with charges looming (insidebayarea.com)
    Nov 19, 2011
    It became apparent she wasn't casting her own vote when her name on the voting board toggled back and forth between a "yes" and "no." Then-Assembly members Loni Hancock ... the rise of Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to power.
    Inside Bay Area
  • Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi makes a name for herself in Sacramento (mercurynews.com)
    Nov 19, 2011
    It became apparent she wasn't casting her own vote when her name on the voting board toggled back and forth between a "yes" and "no." Then-Assembly members Loni Hancock ... the rise of Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to power.
    San Jose Mercury News
  • LAO Says Budget Shortfall Will Require Automatic Cuts, But Brown Administration May Have Final Say (blogs.kqed.org)
    Nov 17, 2011
    Update 2: Assembly Speaker John Perez takes cautious approach to LAO forecast ... projection "validates the need to raise revenues to finish what we started"... Assemblymember Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) says it's proof more cuts are needed ...
    KQED
  • Former Gov. Deukmejian endorses in South Bay Assembly race (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Nov 17, 2011
    California Democratic ... They are Assembly members Nora Campos of San Jose; Ben Hueso of Logan Heights; Roger Hernandez of West Covina; Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens; Henry Perea of Fresno; and V. Manuel Perez of Coachella. 
    Los Angeles Times
  • Gavin Newsom Endorses Betsy Butler for the 50th Assembly District (zimbio.com)
    Nov 12, 2011
    “Assemblymember Butler and I have ... “He and I share a commitment to bring good jobs back to California and expand our green-energy economy.” Butler has also been endorsed by Assembly Speaker John Pérez, California Democratic Party Vice Chair ...
    Zimbio
  • Senate eats well at public expense (appeal-democrat.com)
    Nov 7, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. Otherwise the leaders of the lower house collect money from each member to pay for meals ...
    Appeal-Democrat
  • State Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (contracostatimes.com)
    Nov 7, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles).
    Contra Costa Times
  • State Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (mercurynews.com)
    Nov 7, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles).
    San Jose Mercury News
  • State Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (chicoer.com)
    Nov 7, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles).
    Chico Enterprise-Record
  • California Senate dines at the expenses of the taxpayers (bnd.com)
    Nov 6, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. Otherwise the leaders of the lower house collect money from each member to ...
    News-Democrat
  • State Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (latimes.com)
    Nov 6, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). Otherwise the leaders of the lower house collect money from each member to pay for ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (sacbee.com)
    Nov 6, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. Otherwise the leaders of the lower house collect money from each member to ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (centredaily.com)
    Nov 6, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. Otherwise the leaders of the lower house collect money from each member to ...
    Centre Daily
  • State Senate dines at taxpayers' expense (latimes.com)
    Nov 5, 2011
    Assembly members usually pay for their own meals ... It cost taxpayers $1,485, according to John Vigna, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). Otherwise the leaders of the lower house collect money from each member to pay for ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Perez to honor Dobbs at tonight's city council meeting (paloverdevalleytimes.com)
    Oct 25, 2011
    BLYTHE - Tonight, Assemblymember V ... and civic life of Blythe," said Pérez, who is the chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy. "People like Bucky and Darlene prove the California entrepreneurial spirit is alive ...
    Palo Verde Valley Times
  • The power of one: Perez controls Assembly with money (sacbee.com)
    Oct 23, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez single-handedly doles out millions in public ... Wesson said he remembers imposing severe punishment only once on an Assembly member during his two-year stint as leader. There are legitimate arguments for ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Dick Spotswood: Are public pensions the next Proposition 13? (marinij.com)
    Oct 23, 2011
    Due to new legislative boundaries crafted by the Citizens Redistricting Commission, the Santa Rosan will run as the sitting Assemblymember in the ... majority leader he's a top ally of Speaker John Perez, himself a past honcho with the ...
    Marin Independent Journal
  • The power of one: Perez controls Assembly with money (fresnobee.com)
    Oct 23, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez single-handedly doles out millions in public ... Wesson said he remembers imposing severe punishment only once on an Assembly member during his two-year stint as leader. There are legitimate arguments for ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Butler, Osborn Get Fresh Endorsements (santamonica.patch.com)
    Oct 20, 2011
    “Assemblymember Butler has been ... On Tuesday, Butler announced that she has California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom in her corner. She has also won endorsements from Assembly Speaker John Pérez, California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Rooker ...
    Patch
  • Gavin Newsom Endorses Betsy Butler (santamonica.patch.com)
    Oct 18, 2011
    “Assemblymember Butler and I have ... “He and I share a commitment to bring good jobs back to California and expand our green-energy economy.” Butler has also been endorsed by Assembly Speaker John Pérez, California Democratic Party Vice Chair ...
    Patch
  • EDITORIAL: What others are saying (nctimes.com)
    Oct 15, 2011
    The man and his franchise practically wore out California's north-south ... Bee and the Los Angeles Times, Perez ended up in August releasing a partial list of spending records by Assembly members. These figures, in fact, showed Portantino ...
    North County Times
  • Friday's Letters to the Editor (pressdemocrat.com)
    Oct 14, 2011
    In so many words, the federal prosecutors are saying the California marijuana industry is ... she was defending her maternal health bills that the Assembly member and Assembly Speaker John Pérez had stalled. In your ongoing efforts to ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Friday's Letters to the Editor (pressdemocrat.com)
    Oct 14, 2011
    In so many words, the federal prosecutors are saying the California marijuana industry is ... she was defending her maternal health bills that the Assembly member and Assembly Speaker John Pérez had stalled. In your ongoing efforts to ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • PD Editorial: Electeds who live in glass houses (pressdemocrat.com)
    Oct 13, 2011
    OK, we wouldn’t exactly call the California Capitol see-through ... Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times, Pérez ended up in August releasing a partial list of spending records by Assembly members. These figures, in fact, showed Portantino ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • EDITORIAL: Why should we trust Assembly leadership? (fresnobee.com)
    Oct 11, 2011
    The California Assembly not only lacks ... and lawsuits by The Sacramento Bee and Los Angeles Times, Perez, in August, ordered a partial release of current-year spending records of Assembly members. That initial batch of records suggested ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Governor signs Kehoe's bill on I-5 expansion (signonsandiego.com)
    Oct 8, 2011
    AB 427 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that maps out how transit improvements that must be made hand-in-hand ...
    San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Governor signs Kehoe's bill on I-5 expansion (signonsandiego.com)
    Oct 8, 2011
    AB 427 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles ... For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that maps out how transit improvements that must be made hand-in-hand ...
    San Diego Union-Tribune
  • California Assembly reports on lawmakers' spending mislead the public (fresnobee.com)
    Oct 6, 2011
    "You're looking for black and white," Assembly administrator Jon Waldie said of job duties. "Black and white doesn't exist in this building." Speaker John A. Pérez ... told to the penny how much an Assembly member spends on getage – Davis ...
    Fresno Bee
  • California Assembly reports on lawmakers' spending misled the public (sacbee.com)
    Oct 5, 2011
    "You're looking for black and white," Assembly administrator Jon Waldie said of job duties. "Black and white doesn't exist in this building." Speaker John A. Pérez ... told to the penny how much an Assembly member spends on getage – Davis ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Governor tackles series of pending bills (inlandnewstoday.com)
    Oct 3, 2011
    AB 624 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – California Organized Investment Network. · AB 648 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Clemency. · AB 680 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San Diego) – Pupil safety: comprehensive ...
    Inland Newstoday
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Streamline Environmental Review and Fast-Track Job Creation (thepinetree.net)
    Sep 27, 2011
    The bill, authored by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon ... Convention Center Project forward in a way consistent with California’s environmental laws,” said Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). “This project will create 23,000 ...
    Pine Tree
  • Governor Brown signs legislation in SF - On Scene with Bill Wilson (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    Sep 24, 2011
    California is the natural home to the America’s Cup, and our state will be proud to host this event,” said Speaker John A. Pérez. “I thank Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for his efforts in crafting this legislation, and Governor Brown for signing ...
    SanFranciscoSentinel.com
  • Governor signs law to help San Francisco finance America’s Cup infrastructure (mtdemocrat.com)
    Sep 23, 2011
    California is the natural home to the America’s Cup, and our state will be proud to host this event,” said Speaker John A. Pérez. “I thank Assembly member Tom Ammiano for his efforts in crafting this legislation, and Gov. Brown for signing another ...
    Mountain Democrat
  • United States: 2011 California Renewable Energy Legislation: Watershed Year For Streamlining, Siting And Permitting (mondaq.com)
    Sep 20, 2011
    On August 29, 2011, Governor Brown signed into law the Renewable Energy Siting Act (the "Act"), A.B. 1x 13, authored by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella), which addresses the siting and permitting of renewable energy power plants in California.
    Mondaq
  • It's Politics: Assemblyman Donnelly braves 'Daily Show' (sgvtribune.com)
    Sep 17, 2011
    And the fire tax is illegal and unconstitutional, according to California's constitution ... Evans alleged Assembly Speaker John Perez was "forcing me to give half of the bill" to "the same Assembly member that hijacked my maternal health ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Butler joins race for Assembly seat (smdp.com)
    Sep 14, 2011
    If Butler were to remain in her home, she would be located within the newly-created 62nd District, which is also represented by Assemblymember Steven ... has the support of Assembly Speaker John Perez, who reportedly is willing to pony up ...
    Santa Monica Daily Press
  • Evans' in-your-face style makes waves in legislature (pressdemocrat.com)
    Sep 13, 2011
    “Not only is it demeaning to women on the Capitol grounds, but this is the same Assemblymember that hijacked my maternal ... the deal was “forced” on her by Assembly Speaker John Pérez, D-Los Angeles, who did not respond to requests ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Legislature setting table for public pension changes next year (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Sep 10, 2011
    Here's the joint press release from Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez: SACRAMENTO - Assembly ... a special conference committee to be Chaired by Assemblymember Warren Furutani (D-South Los Angeles County ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assemblyman Eng to host 'Make a Difference Day' awards (sgvtribune.com)
    Sep 9, 2011
    Assemblymember Mike Eng ... The Monares Group; Donna M. Pérez, Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent; Helen Romero Shaw, Southern California Gas Company Public Affairs; Javad Sabokpey, SEIU Local 721 Site Organizer; John T.
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Assemblyman Eng to host 'Make a Difference Day' awards (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Sep 9, 2011
    Assemblymember Mike Eng ... The Monares Group; Donna M. Pérez, Alhambra Unified School District Superintendent; Helen Romero Shaw, Southern California Gas Company Public Affairs; Javad Sabokpey, SEIU Local 721 Site Organizer; John T.
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Lawmaker releases meeting records (thereporter.com)
    Sep 8, 2011
    The Legislature's secretive ways have been in the headlines for several weeks after the feud between Portantino and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... Campos and Beall, her fellow Assembly member from San Jose, said they will ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • Farmers Field plan can be expedited (espn.go.com)
    Sep 8, 2011
    "Farmers Field will be the most far-reaching environmentally friendly stadium in the United States," said assembly speaker John A ... during the California State Assembly Committee on Natural Resources hearing when assembly member Jared Huffman ...
    ESPN.com
  • New lawmaker bucks rules, releases meeting records (mercurynews.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    The Legislature's secretive ways have been in the headlines for several weeks after the feud between Portantino and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... Campos and Beall, her fellow Assembly member from San Jose, said they will ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • New lawmaker bucks rules, releases meeting records (nctimes.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    The Legislature's secretive ways have been in the headlines for several weeks after the feud between Portantino and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles ... Campos and Beall, her fellow Assembly member from San Jose, said they will recommend to ...
    North County Times
  • AEG's bill clears first of several hurdles (espn.go.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    On Tuesday, Pettit, after meeting with assembly speaker John A. Pérez and Padilla ... The topic came up during the California State Assembly Committee on Natural Resources hearing when assembly member Jared Huffman, whose district represents ...
    ESPN.com
  • Power flows with the money in California's Legislature (sacbee.com)
    Sep 4, 2011
    Both Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg ... The public cannot easily track how many aides work solely for a particular Assembly member, because salaries of personal staff can be paid through office ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Over 11,000 Los Angeles Residents Attended 2011 Fresh Start Community...  (cnbc.com)
    Sep 4, 2011
    Among the elected officials who joined the Fresh Start festivities were LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Assembly Speaker John Perez, State Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Congresswoman Laura Richardson, Assemblymember ...
    CNBC
  • Yolo County's World Trade Center steel shown in state Assembly this morning (dailydemocrat.com)
    Sep 3, 2011
    Mariko Yamada and the Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez held a ceremony today to commemorate ... from throughout the world - in the condemnation of terrorism," said Assemblymember Yamada. "This ceremony will celebrate the great outpouring ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Yolo County's World Trade Center steel shown in state Assembly this morning (dailydemocrat.com)
    Sep 2, 2011
    Mariko Yamada and the Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez held a ceremony today to commemorate ... from throughout the world - in the condemnation of terrorism," said Assemblymember Yamada. "This ceremony will celebrate the great outpouring ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Budget talks won't be open (thereporter.com)
    Aug 30, 2011
    they show Portantino with the highest spending on salaries of any assemblymember so far this year, far above even powerful lawmakers who hold positions of authority, such as Perez. Portantino appeared at a news conference Monday with California ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • Data release: More of same (lompocrecord.com)
    Aug 30, 2011
    For example, Assembly Speaker John Perez lists “member expenditures” of just ... in an effort to confuse taxpayers. One Assembly member characterizes the data release as an “April Fool’s joke.” We agree. What the public wants and ...
    Lompoc Record
  • Calif. assemblyman says leaders have 'cooked the books' on member budgets (bellinghamherald.com)
    Aug 30, 2011
    "The actions of Assembly leaders are reprehensible, frankly, and I'm deeply saddened," said Portantino, who has been locked in a bitter fight with Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. Portantino ridiculed Assembly member-by-member expenditures ...
    Bellingham Herald
  • Assembly committee opts against open budget talks (pe.com)
    Aug 30, 2011
    they show Portantino with the highest spending on salaries of any assemblymember so far this year, far above even powerful lawmakers who hold positions of authority, such as Perez. Portantino appeared at a news conference Monday with California ...
    Riverside Press Enterprise
  • Portantino says numbers don't add up (lacanadaonline.com)
    Aug 28, 2011
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) and a Stanford-based open government group alleged Monday that recently disclosed Assembly member spending records ... the direction of Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D- Los Angeles) conflict with ...
    La Cañada Valley Sun
  • Disclosing how politicians spend our money (sfexaminer.com)
    Aug 28, 2011
    One of the reasons California’s government ... When one Democratic Assembly member, Anthony Portantino, representing La Cañada/Flintridge, dared to vote against the budget, he was informed by Assembly Speaker John Pérez that his office budget would ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • California Legislature releases spending records with some holes (sacbee.com)
    Aug 27, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, for example, is listed as having member ... Portantino is listed as the highest-spending Assembly member at $297,580, followed by Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles, at $293,737. By contrast, freshman ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • State lawmakers release finances (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 27, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John ... Perez, D-Los Angeles, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, made available Friday each lawmaker's budgets showing staff salaries, travel expenses and car leases. "I have consulted with ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Disclosing how politicians spend our money (sfexaminer.com)
    Aug 26, 2011
    One of the reasons California’s government ... When one Democratic Assembly member, Anthony Portantino, representing La Cañada/Flintridge, dared to vote against the budget, he was informed by Assembly Speaker John Pérez that his office budget would ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Editorial: Urge your lawmaker to release budget data (sacbee.com)
    Aug 26, 2011
    The California ... Assembly member who represents you. Urge him or her to voluntarily release office budget documents, as Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda, and some other lawmakers have done. Also request that they press Speaker John A. Pérez ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Fair Cali Assembly map-alternative plan: everything but LA+OC (dailykos.com)
    Aug 24, 2011
    Let's do the rest of the Central Valley and South California now and save LA and OC Counties ... it will easily elect a Republican assemblymember in Shannon Grove. The current map draws the Hispanic communities of Bakersfield out of the district ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in publicly released ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in publicly released ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (sgvtribune.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (whittierdailynews.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in ...
    Whittier Daily News
  • Cities say the Legislature is trampling on their powers (whittierdailynews.com)
    Aug 19, 2011
    For example, cities are opposed to a bill by Assembly Speaker John Perez ... to disclose the budgeted amounts for each Assembly member. A study released Wednesday by the Palo Alto-based group California Common Sense revealed that data in ...
    Whittier Daily News
  • APNewsBreak: GOP wants accurate spending released (pe.com)
    Aug 18, 2011
    Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, sent a letter Wednesday night to Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, chairwoman of the Assembly Rules Committee, asking Skinner to release up-to-date, accurate expenditures for each Assembly member. Conway said ...
    Riverside Press Enterprise
  • APNewsBreak: GOP wants accurate spending released (pe.com)
    Aug 18, 2011
    Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, sent a letter Wednesday night to Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, chairwoman of the Assembly Rules Committee, asking Skinner to release up-to-date, accurate expenditures for each Assembly member. Conway said ...
    Riverside Press Enterprise
  • APNewsBreak: GOP wants accurate spending released (sfexaminer.com)
    Aug 18, 2011
    Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, sent a letter Wednesday night to Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, chairwoman of the Assembly Rules Committee, asking Skinner to release up-to-date, accurate expenditures for each Assembly member. Conway said ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • AP Enterprise: Records hide lawmakers' spending (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 13, 2011
    The numbers were released in response to a request from Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada-Flintridge, who is feuding with Assembly Speaker John Perez. He says Perez ... While other California government bodies are subject to the ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • WALTERS: Legislators opt for secrecy once again (nctimes.com)
    Aug 13, 2011
    One devastating Lee story described how a prominent Assembly member located her travel agency adjacent ... The current speaker, John A. Perez, is now twisting that law to deny access to legislative records because of a dispute with Assemblyman Anthony ...
    North County Times
  • Capitol Alert: Assemblyman Dick Floyd dies, carried bill on motorcycle helmets (sacbee.com)
    Aug 12, 2011
    "I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of my friend, former Assemblymember Dick Floyd," Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said in a statement. "He was one of the legendary figures of California politics, and the respect he commanded among his ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Lawmakers outside of the law (presstelegram.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    The California Assembly spends $138million ... that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. Pérez claims they are exempt under a clause pertaining ...
    Long Beach Press-Telegram
  • Opinion: California Legislature's secrecy again challenged (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    One devastating Lee story described how a prominent Assembly member located her travel agency adjacent to ... The current speaker, John Perez, is now twisting that law to deny access to legislative records because of a dispute with Assemblyman Anthony ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Opinion: California Legislature's secrecy again challenged (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    One devastating Lee story described how a prominent Assembly member located her travel agency adjacent to ... The current speaker, John Perez, is now twisting that law to deny access to legislative records because of a dispute with Assemblyman Anthony ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Taxpayers deserve to see Assembly budgets (dailybreeze.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    The California Assembly spends $138 million ... Media outlets that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. Perez claims they are exempt under a clause ...
    Daily Breeze
  • Dan Walters: California Legislature's secrecy again challenged (sacbee.com)
    Aug 9, 2011
    One devastating Lee story described how a prominent Assembly member located her travel agency adjacent ... The current speaker, John A. Pérez, is now twisting that law to deny access to legislative records because of a dispute with Assemblyman Anthony ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Walters: Public's money spent in secret (fresnobee.com)
    Aug 9, 2011
    The current speaker, John Pérez, is now twisting that law to deny access to legislative records because of a dispute with Assembly Member Anthony Portantino ... P.O. Box 15779, Sacramento, CA 95852.
    Fresno Bee
  • EDITORIAL: Calfornia lawmakers need to end Assembly secrecy (tmcnet.com)
    Aug 9, 2011
    The funds are allocated by the Rules Committee, which is controlled by Speaker John Perez. He and the committee can dole ... Media outlets that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were ...
    TMCnet
  • Contra Costa Times editorial: Calfornia lawmakers need to end Assembly secrecy (contracostatimes.com)
    Aug 7, 2011
    THE CALIFORNIA ... each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. The Sacramento Bee and Los Angeles Times jointly filed suit Friday to challenge the Assembly's refusal to release the records. Perez ...
    Berkeley Voice
  • Mercury News editorial: California Assembly budgets must be public (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 7, 2011
    The California Assembly spends $138 million ... that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. Pérez claims they are exempt under a clause pertaining ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Mercury News editorial: California Assembly budgets must be public (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 6, 2011
    The California Assembly spends $138 million ... that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. Pérez claims they are exempt under a clause pertaining ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Papers sue state to get spending records (burbankleader.com)
    Aug 6, 2011
    The lawsuit seeks disclosure of annual Assembly member budget allowances for 2010 and 2011 ... Robin Swanson, spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), said Portantino was spending in excess of his 2011 allowance, which was reduced ...
    Burbank Leader
  • Papers sue state to get spending records (lacanadaonline.com)
    Aug 6, 2011
    The lawsuit seeks disclosure of annual Assembly member budget allowances for 2010 and 2011 ... Robin Swanson, spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), said Portantino was spending in excess of his 2011 allowance, which was reduced ...
    La Cañada Valley Sun
  • Mercury News Editorial (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 6, 2011
    The California Assembly spends $138 million ... that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. Pérez claims they are exempt under a clause pertaining ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Mercury News editorial: California Assembly budgets must be public (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 5, 2011
    The California Assembly spends $138 million ... that asked to see office budgets and changes for each Assembly member under the Legislative Open Records Act were told those records are not open. Pérez claims they are exempt under a clause pertaining ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • State Puts Together Committee To Create Jobs (kpbs.org)
    Aug 4, 2011
    SAN DIEGO — California needs to exploit some of its intellectual advantages to create new jobs, according to John Perez, California Assembly ... said Fletcher. San Diego Assembly member Marty Block will also serve on the committee.
    KPBS
  • Political Notebook: New maps upend out LA candidates' game plans (ebar.com)
    Aug 4, 2011
    And at the forefront of the campaign chess playing is gay Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), who is rearranging ... Osborn argues there is no incumbent since no sitting Assembly member up for re-election lives in the new district.
    Bay Area Reporter
  • California Assembly refuses to make public its members' budgets (sacbee.com)
    Aug 2, 2011
    The California Assembly ... current office budgets for each Assembly member and any changes to them. The answer came Monday: No way. The Assembly Rules Committee, under the control of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, said that such documents are exempt ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • State-of-the-art Project Provides Reliable Power for Renewable Energy Expansion (newswiretoday.com)
    Jul 28, 2011
    Manuel Perez, the author of a California state law that was critical in the project’s development. Also in attendance was the co-author of the law, Assembly member Brian Nestande, Riverside County Supervisor (and former State Senator) John Benoit ...
    Newswiretoday.com
  • CPV, GE & DGC, Joined by Business, State and Local Leaders, to Celebrate Job Creation and Cleaner E (greentechmedia.com)
    Jul 28, 2011
    Manuel Perez, the author of a California state law that was critical in the project’s development. Also in attendance was the co-author of the law, Assemblymember Brian Nestande, Riverside County Supervisor (and former State Senator) John Benoit ...
    Greentech Media
  • Portantino says he's being punished for vote (lacanadaonline.com)
    Jul 16, 2011
    The only Democratic state Assembly member to oppose his party’s budget plan last month ... are administered by the Rules Committee under the direction of Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), with whom Portantino has clashed numerous times.
    La Cañada Valley Sun
  • Portantino says he's being punished for vote (burbankleader.com)
    Jul 14, 2011
    The only Democratic state Assembly member to oppose his party’s budget plan last month ... are administered by the Rules Committee under the direction of Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), with whom Portantino has clashed numerous times.
    Burbank Leader
  • Contributions of LGBT Community May Soon be Included in California Textbooks (rhrealitycheck.org)
    Jul 6, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San ... If signed into law, California would be the first state in the nation to have such a requirement. Assembly Speaker John Perez, the first openly gay speaker of the California Assembly, was quoted in the Associated ...
    RH Reality Check
  • State budget includes additional funding for Del Norte DA; Chesbro secures up to $700K to help county prosecute homicide cases (times-standard.com)
    Jul 6, 2011
    Assembly member Chesbro has been a persistent advocate for the unique needs of rural counties,” Perez said in ... District Attorney Jon Alexander, who has one of the smallest staffs of any district attorney in California, said the funding is welcome.
    Eureka Times-Standard

Blogs

  • Autism Policy and Politics: California Mandate Bill (autismpolicyblog.com)
    May 21, 2011
    "Help me get autism insurance reform for California! Call Speaker Perez at 916.319.2046 and Assemblymember Fuentes at 916.319.2039 and tell them "It's time to move AB 171 off the suspend calendar." Then write DONE below!" ... John J. Pitney , Jr. Claremont, California: John J. Pitney Jr. is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He received his B.A. in political science from Union College, ...
    Autism Policy and Politics
  • California Bill Would Ban Owner-Operators at Ports | The Trucker ... (blog.justtruckingjobs.com)
    May 13, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, a former labor organizer, is one of the sponsors of the bill. Supporters say drivers at California's ports and intermodal rail yards are being misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. ... “Today, thousands of independent owner-operators provide critical goods movement services at each of California's ports,” says a letter sent to California State Assembly members this week by opponents of the bill. ...
    The Trucker Chronicles
  • California Bill Would Ban Owner-Operators at Ports | Transport ... (transportworkers.org)
    May 12, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, a former labor organizer, is one of the sponsors of the bill. Supporters say drivers at California's ports and intermodal rail yards are being misclassified as independent contractors rather than employees. ... "Today, thousands of independent owner-operators provide critical goods movement services at each of California's ports," says a letter sent to California State Assembly members this week by opponents of the bill. ...
    Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
  • California Lawmakers Keeping Schedules Private (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
    May 5, 2011
    The legislative committees that oversee the offices of California's 120 state senators and Assembly members refused formal requests to release lawmakers' daily calendars, citing security and privacy reasons. .... Assembly Speaker John Perez , D-Los Angeles, did not respond to a request for comment. The AP requested the daily calendars from all 120 lawmakers in 2010 as part of a yearlong series about legislative spending and how the Legislature conducts its business. ...
    CBS San Francisco
  • Short Videos on Marriage Equality Could Win Up to $2500 in L.A. ... (uscarinfos.com)
    Apr 30, 2011
    John A. Perez is a California Assembly member who has worked in the labor movement and has served as a board member for organizations such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Latino Coalition Against AIDS and the California Center for ...
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  • Lost in the Ozone...: Assembly Member Miller Sponsoring Job Fairs ... (davidmquintana.blogspot.com)
    Apr 24, 2011
    In an effort to help find employment for those who are currently struggling to do so, Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Queens) has announced that he will be hosting two job fairs in the month of May. “In these tough economic times people need ...
    Lost in the Ozone...
  • ACCE and the Home Defenders League (onemillionloanrevolt.wordpress.com)
    Apr 20, 2011
    Call Mike Eng at 888-342-6472 and then call John Perez at 888-342-6441. You'll hear a brief recording and then you'll be transferred to their office so you tell them to Make the Banks Pay! Tell them: “Hi, my name is ______ and I live at ______. I am calling to leave an important message for (Assembly Member Eng or Speaker Perez). I am urging him to stand up to big banks and protect our communities by supporting Assembly Bill 935, the Foreclosure Mitigation Fee. ...
    One Million Loan Revolt
  • California Budget: State Slashes Free Cars For Legislators ... (news.rendydemust.com)
    Apr 15, 2011
    With the state in a budget crisis, a state panel voted Thursday to end the decades-old practice of providing taxpayer-financed vehicles for Senate and Assembly members who want them, along with the insurance, repairs and unlimited gasoline, ... Shannon Murphy, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, said there was concern with a one-size-fits-all approach in a state where districts vary from rural, desert expanses to congested inner-city neighborhoods. ...
    Rendy Blog
  • Johnny's Got A Gun - PE.com - Politics (blogs.pe.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    California Speaker John A. Pérez doesn't think Assembly members ought to carry concealed weapons in the Capitol, so he's taken aim at an authorization that allows four members to do just that. "I think that the security of the building ...
    PE.com - Politics
  • California Disability Community Action Network – California ... (democrat.gnom.es)
    Apr 14, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez (Democrat – Los Angeles, 46th Assembly District) announced on Tuesday that Assembly Democrats would hold a series of summits across the State with “frontline educators, business leaders and public safety responders” to focus on a “balanced budget solution” by ... Perez made the announcement in a press conference at the State Capitol on Tuesday (April 12), joined by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (Democrat – Van Nuys, 40th Assembly District) . ...
    DEMOCRAT.GNOM.ES | liberal newswire
  • California Budget: State Slashes Free Cars For Legislators (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    With the state in a budget crisis, a state panel voted Thursday to end the decades-old practice of providing taxpayer-financed vehicles for Senate and Assembly members who want them, along with the insurance, repairs and unlimited gasoline, all on the ... Shannon Murphy, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, said there was concern with a one-size-fits-all approach in a state where districts vary from rural, desert expanses to congested inner-city neighborhoods. ...
    The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
  • Free Ride Ends For California Lawmakers (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    With the state in a budget crisis, a government panel voted Thursday to end the decades-old practice of providing taxpayer-financed vehicles for Senate and Assembly members who want them, along with insurance, repairs and unlimited gasoline , ... Shannon Murphy, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, said there was concern with a one-size-fits-all approach in a state where districts vary from rural, desert expanses to congested inner-city neighborhoods. ...
    CBS San Francisco
  • Calif. panel slashes funds for legislator vehicles | The ... (washingtonexaminer.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    With the state in a budget crisis, a government panel voted Thursday to end the decades-old practice of providing taxpayer-financed vehicles for Senate and Assembly members who want them, along with insurance, repairs and unlimited gasoline , ... Shannon Murphy, a spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John Perez, said there was concern with a one-size-fits-all approach in a state where districts vary from rural, desert expanses to congested inner-city neighborhoods. ...
    Examiner Politics RSS
  • Calif. Assembly guards to carry guns full-time | The Associated ... (washingtonexaminer.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    The recent shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and threats against several California state lawmakers have prompted officials who guard state Assembly members to carry handguns full-time. California Assembly sergeants ... She and other members asked Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to change the policy after the attack in Arizona. Within days of that shooting, a Palm Springs man was arrested on federal charges of threatening public officials, including Manuel Perez. ...
    Examiner AP RSS
  • Assembly Democrats Will Hold Budget Summits Across State (state-politics.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    Assembly Speaker John Perez (Democrat – Los Angeles, 46th Assembly District) announced on Tuesday that Assembly Democrats would hold a series of summits across the State with “frontline educators, business leaders and public safety responders” to focus on a “balanced budget solution” by ... Perez made the announcement in a press conference at the State Capitol on Tuesday (April 12), joined by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (Democrat – Van Nuys, 40th Assembly District) . ...
    State Politics
  • Lost in the Ozone...: Community News & Notes from Assembly Member ... (davidmquintana.blogspot.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Queens) met with students from Richmond Hill High School who serve as peer tutors for their fellow students struggling in Mathematics. The Assemblyman presented the students with Certificates of Merit for ...
    Lost in the Ozone...
  • Assembly Members Told to Check Guns at Door (abcnewsradioonline.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    The issue at hand is that four state assembly members who had been given permission to carry concealed weapons now must check their guns at the door. Under a 2010 law, the sergeant-at-arms gave four unnamed lawmakers permission to carry a ... The law was revoked Friday by Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) in order to review the policy. A proposal to allow lawmakers to carry a concealed weapon is making its way through committee. Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio.
    Los Angeles Local News - ABC News Radio
  • Assembly Members Told to Check Guns at Door - San Francisco News ... (abcnewsradioonline.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    The issue at hand is that four state assembly members who had been given permission to carry concealed weapons now must check their guns at the door. Under a 2010 law, the sergeant-at-arms gave four unnamed lawmakers permission to carry a ... The law was revoked Friday by Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-Los Angeles) in order to review the policy. A proposal to allow lawmakers to carry a concealed weapon is making its way through committee. Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio ...
    San Francisco News for KSFO
  • Fewer Than 5 Lawmakers Given Authorization To Carry Guns At Capitol (classicarms.blogspot.com)
    Apr 9, 2011
    California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez has asked that authorizations for lawmakers to carry weapons at the Capitol be revoked, KCRA 3 has learned. A source told KCRA 3 earlier this week that fewer than five lawmakers have been ... Gabrielle Giffords and threats against several California state lawmakers prompted officials who guard state Assembly members to carry handguns. California Assembly sergeants previously were armed only when threat levels were high or ...
    TAKING AIM
  • California Assembly guards to carry guns full-time (californiawork.us)
    Apr 8, 2011
    SACRAMENTO — The recent shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and threats against several California state lawmakers have prompted officials who guard state Assembly members to carry handguns full-time. ... She and other members asked Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to change the policy after the attack in Arizona. Within days of that shooting, a Palm Springs man was arrested on federal charges of threatening public officials, including Manuel Perez. ...
    California Work
  • Law and Disorder, Part 2: Breakdown in Parole System and the ... (ronkayela.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    State Assembly Speaker John Perez's executive assistant Tiffany Johnson was told the facts of both cases and responded, "This is not a state issue. Speaker Perez' job is to make new state policies and new state laws". ... He was "selected" in a back room deal to become the new assembly member by the political hacks of the Mayor. He is so disengaged from the community he "represents" that we barely ever see him. So, you say he was "unaware of the rape incident even though ...
    Ron Kaye la
  • After Giffords Shooting, CA Assembly To Begin Arming Guards Full Time (feeds.huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    The recent shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and threats against several California state lawmakers have prompted officials who guard state Assembly members to carry handguns full-time. ... She and other members asked Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to change the policy after the attack in Arizona. Within days of that shooting, a Palm Springs man was arrested on federal charges of threatening public officials, including Manuel Perez. Investigators said the man ...
    Politics on huffingtonget.com
  • Calif. Assembly guards to carry guns full-time - KTIV NewsChannel ... (ktiv.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    (AP) - The recent shooting of an Arizona congresswoman and threats against several California state lawmakers have prompted officials who guard state Assembly members to carry handguns full-time. ... She and other members asked Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, to change the policy after the attack in Arizona. Within days of that shooting, a Palm Springs man was arrested on federal charges of threatening public officials, including Manuel Perez. ...
    KTIV - National News
  • california state senate, california state senate district 13 (dreamweavernet.co.za)
    Mar 28, 2011
    ... Assembly District 13 Jobs, California State Assembly - Mark Leno, Assembly District 13 Dental Jobs,California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez represents the 46th Assembly District and the State of California. ...
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  • Take Action to Protect California's Premiere Environmental Law ... (sacramentofordemocracy.org)
    Mar 27, 2011
    Speaker John Perez: 916-319-2046 fax 916-319-2146 or speaker.perez [at] assembly.ca.gov. Governor Jerry Brown: 916-445-2841 fax 916-558-3160 or http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php. Email, write or call your state representatives, ...
    Sacramento for Democracy blogs
  • Please Take Action Today (and even this weekend as budget talks ... (sierraclubcalifornia.org)
    Mar 25, 2011
    Speaker John Perez: 916-319-2046 fax 916-319-2146 or speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov. Governor Jerry Brown: 916-445-2841 fax 916-558-3160 or http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php. 2. For examples of how Californians have benefited from CEQA go to: http://calheroes.com/ ... Dear Senator, Assembly Member, Governor (Last Name): I ask you to please stand up to Republican pressure to weaken the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as part of the budget negotiations. ...
    Sierra Club California
  • CEQA to be Improved (theleucadiablog.com)
    Mar 24, 2011
    Speaker John Perez: 916-319-2046 fax 916-319-2146 or speaker.perez@assembly.ca.gov. Governor Jerry Brown: 916-445-2841 fax 916-558-3160 or http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php. Email, write or call your state representatives, urging them to oppose bill SB 241 (Canella) and ... To find the name & contact information for your Assembly member and Senator go to the following website; search by address or zip code. You may have to call their district offices for email addresses. ...
    Leucadia Blog
  • Protect CEQA and Environmental Laws in the State Budget Process ... (sierraclubcalifornia.org)
    Mar 17, 2011
    Sierra Club California joined with other environmental groups to send the following letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Darrel Steinberg, and Assemblyman John Perez regarding the ongoing state budget process. ...
    Sierra Club California
  • Teachers Union Asks for Higher Taxes (gregsebourn.blogspot.com)
    Mar 16, 2011
    In response to the email, I contacted my legislator, Assemblyman Chris Norby, and asked him to NOT vote for any new taxes, fees, or the extensions of any current taxes or fees. CTA needs to give up its stranglehold on the ... Urgent Update: Assembly Speaker John Perez announced on Tuesday that he plans for the Assembly to vote on the budget on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 1PM. Keep contacting lawmakers at their Capitol offices.Your help is needed now to stave off ...
    Greg Sebourn
  • LA City Council backs Speaker Perez' proposal to disincorporate ... (scpr.org)
    Mar 2, 2011
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to support a measure by state assembly speaker John Perez that would disincorporate the city of Vernon. ... Assemblymember John A. Perez Web site. California Assembly Speaker John A Pérez (D-LA). Mail Print Comment ...
    KPCC: Latest News
  • AB 2398 For Carpet Retailers and Dealers: CARE's Sikorski Explains ... (woolforabetterworld.com)
    Feb 14, 2011
    As many of you know, in February of 2010, California Assembly Member John Perez (now Speaker of the Assembly) introduced legislation to increase the landfill diversion and recycling of get-consumer carpet generated in California. ...
    Wool for a Better World
  • Everything Old is New Again Except Now Wrapped In Green ... (californiascapitol.com)
    Feb 3, 2011
    “I believe this is a strong package that will help California immeasurably,” said Assembly Speaker John Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat in a statement. As yet, the two bills carried by Assembly members Manny Perez, a Cathedral City ...
    californiascapitol.com
  • John Pérez – California Assembly Speaker John Pérez (the0media.net)
    Jan 12, 2011
    John Pérez is a union organizer and freshman California assembly member from Los Angeles. On December 10, 2009, Pérez was by the Democratic Caucus to be the Speaker of the Assembly, becoming the first openly gay person and openly gay ...
    Outpersonals
  • New Assembly Member Joins Leading Democrats Supporting California ... (wotcplanet.com)
    Jan 1, 2011
    Democrat Assembly Speaker John Perez recently appointed Alejo as Vice Chairman of the Assembly Local Government Committee, a committee that, according to Alejo “will be in a key leadership role over all matters affecting local ...
    The WOTC Planet
  • John Perez is California Assembly Speaker!! (clinicallyclueless.blogspot.com)
    Oct 15, 2010
    Openly gay Assemblymember John Perez (D-Los Angeles) is making history Monday as he is sworn in as the new Assembly Speaker. He is taking over from Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), who is running for Congressmember Diane Watson's seat. ...
    Clinically Clueless
  • Speaker Pérez and Assemblymember Fuentes: Helping Homeowners ... (californiaprogressreport.com)
    Apr 9, 2010
    In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar) discuss the Assembly's efforts to help California homeowners. They note that in addition to passing ...
    California Progress Report
  • Leaders respond to 1st out CA Speaker John A. Pérez (carippleeffect.org)
    Mar 1, 2010
    EQCA is thrilled to welcome Assemblymember John A. Pérez as Speaker of the Assembly. With his indispensible leadership and stellar track record, we have the utmost confidence in his ability to find solutions to the many challenges ...
    California Ripple Effect
  • Assemblymember John Perez makes history becoming California's ... (lgbtpov.com)
    Mar 1, 2010
    Openly gay Assemblymember John Perez (D-Los Angeles) is making history Monday as he is sworn in as the new Assembly Speaker. He is taking over from Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), who is running for Congressmember Diane Watson's seat.
    LGBT | POV
  • California Swap Meet Association » Blog Archive » January 5, 2010 (calswapmeets.com)
    Feb 8, 2010
    We are anticipating the Assembly electing a new speaker on Thursday, January 7th – Assembly member John Perez, a freshman from Los Angeles. We are also anticipating the Governor's release of the budget on Friday, January 8th. ...
    California Swap Meet Association
  • Op-Ed | Assemblymember John A. Pérez On Federal Challenge To ... (yubanet.com)
    Jan 12, 2010
    12, 2010 - Assemblymember John A. Pérez released the following statement regarding Perry v. Schwarzenegger: "Yesterday's testimony by the plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger made clear, in very moving terms, what exactly is at stake ...
    YubaNet.com
  • LACDP Congratulates Assembly Member John A. Pérez on Being Elected ... (lacdp.org)
    Jan 7, 2010
    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) congratulates Assembly Member John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) on being elected as the next Speaker of the California State Assembly today. “John is an outstanding legislator ...
    LA County Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party Congratulates Assembly Member ... (lacdp.org)
    Dec 11, 2009
    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) congratulates Assembly Member John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) on winning the unanimous vote of the Democratic Caucus to be the next Speaker of the California State Assembly. ...
    LA County Democratic Party
  • California Young Democrats Congratulate Assembly Member Perez (youngdems.org)
    Dec 11, 2009
    “I want to congratulate Assembly member John Perez for his election as Speaker of the State Assembly. The unanimous vote of his colleagues is testament to a lifetime of fighting for progressive change as a labor leader and party ...
    California Young Democrats
  • DAS WILLIAMS: John Perez, Speaker of The Assembly (vote.daswilliams.org)
    Dec 11, 2009
    “I applaud the Assembly Democrats' decision today to make Assemblyman John Perez the next Speaker of the State Assembly. I know Assemblyman Perez has a long record of standing up for the core democratic principles of fairness and ...
    DAS WILLIAMS
  • Openly gay John Perez voted new Speaker of the California Assembly (lgbtpov.com)
    Dec 10, 2009
    The California Democratic Caucus just announced that they voted unanimously to support Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) to serve as the next Speaker of the Assembly. A floor vote is expected when the Assembly reconvenes in ...
    LGBT POV
  • Joe. My. God.: John Perez: Openly Gay Man Elected Speaker Of ... (joemygod.blogspot.com)
    Dec 10, 2009
    John Perez: Openly Gay Man Elected Speaker Of California Assembly. First term California Assembly member John Perez was today elected by his fellow Democrats as the first openly gay Speaker of that body. ...
    Joe. My. God.
  • John A. Perez poised to make American history | The Bilerico Project (bilerico.com)
    Dec 7, 2009
    I don't know how many other people with the name "John Perez" there might be in the state of California - but by next Thursday, arguably the most famous John Perez will be the first-term Assemblymember drafted by his colleagues to be ...
    The Bilerico Project
  • John A. Perez poised to make American history : LGBT | POV (lgbtpov.com)
    Dec 4, 2009
    I don't know how many other people with the name “John Perez” there might be in the state of California – but by next Thursday, arguably the most famous John Perez will be the first-term Assemblymember drafted by his colleagues to be ...
    LGBT | POV
  • Capitol Weekly: John Perez closes in on speakership (capitolweekly.net)
    Dec 1, 2009
    First-term Assemblyman John Perez, an ally of organized labor and cousin of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has launched a campaign to capture the Assembly speakership, and his allies say he has secured the support from a ...
    Capitol Weekly
  • assemblymember john pérez kicks off water replenishment district's ... (aquafornia.com)
    Aug 6, 2009
    from business wire, this press release from water replenishment district of southern california (wrd): “community members and local leaders packed east los angeles' historic tamayo's restaurant for the first, in a series of five, ...
    aquafornia
  • Building Bridges: A conversation with CA State Assemblymember John ... (equalitycamp.com)
    Feb 12, 2009
    It was a last minute decision but I'm glad I opted to sit on in tonight's call with California State Assemblymember, John Perez. Six organizations that have arisen as key players in the marriage equality movement worked together to make ...
    Equality Camp
  • Zuma Dogg's Blog: Villaraigosa's Cousin, John Perez Annointed New ... (ladailyblog.blogspot.com)
    Mar 11, 2008
    Oh yeah, Antonio's anointed candidate who will be your new Assemblymember pulling the levers for his cousin Antonio is John Perez. A politically savvy guy, but not a guy who is from the streets of the district and probably has zero ...
    Zuma Dogg's - L.A. City News.com