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...
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March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pmRobert 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,...