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Zev Yaroslavsky

Anthony Beilenson, 10-term congressman who championed Santa Monica Mountains, dies at 84

Anthony Beilenson, 10-term congressman who championed Santa Monica Mountains, dies at 84

Anthony C. Beilenson, a veteran Democratic politician from Southern California who advocated for abortion rights, environmental protection and gun control as a state legislator and 10-term congressman, has died. He was 84.

Beilenson had been recovering from a heart attack last month and died Sunday at his home in Westwood, according to his son, Adam Beilenson.

Over his 20 years representing congressional districts that included the San Fernando Valley, Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, Beilenson championed affordable healthcare, environmental safeguards such as the Clean Air Act, and cuts to defense spending.

Among his proudest achievements was sponsoring the 1978...

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