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  • Events Highlight Assembly Speaker’s Jewish Ties

    By Ryan Torok

    March 16, 2010 | 5:14 pm

    Three events last week celebrated the inauguration of John Pérez as the California Assembly’s new speaker while also emphasizing his connection to Judaism. Although he is not Jewish, Pérez, the first openly LGBT person to be elected to one of the state’s most powerful...

  • On Hertzberg’s Horizon

    By Mike Levy

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Even though Robert Hertzberg will step down from the speakership of the California Assembly on Feb. 6, he still has plenty to say. The Sherman Oaks Democrat, as a rule, keeps busy.

    On what he sees as his responsibilities, he's fond of quoting from the Talmud: "You are not expected...

  • Hugs From Hertzberg

    By Tom Tugend

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Robert M. (Bob) Hertzberg will be sworn in as speaker of the California Assembly, the state's second most powerful political post, at 9:30 a.m. on April 13.

    The ceremony was originally scheduled for April 26, but, he notes, "I looked at the Jewish calendar and said, I can't do this,...