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  • A Richard Bloom win in the 50th Assembly District?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 15, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Since Election Day, when Richard Bloom closed out the night with a slim lead of 218 votes over his opponent, incumbent Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, in the race for the 50th Assembly District, the mayor of Santa Monica has found himself in an unusual position. 

    “I’m being welcomed...

  • Q&A with Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez

    October 20, 2010 | 10:43 am

    John A. Pérez, speaker of the California Assembly, represents downtown Los Angeles and several communities east and south of the city center. Pérez spoke to The Journal in his office, beneath a large photograph of the Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights, the neighborhood where his...

  • 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...