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Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark
Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark

For Bobby Shriver, homelessness has always been an issue close to his heart. He made it a central focus during his years on the Santa Monica City Council. But his dogged campaign alienated some would-be allies and, former colleagues say, ultimately made it more difficult to achieve his signature goal of creating housing for homeless veterans. Sheila Kuehl spent years in the Legislature fighting for those who needed help. She pushed for pioneering laws protecting gays and lesbians, women and families. But she also supported increasing benefits for state public employees 14 years ago, an action that critics say helped bring on billions of dollars of pension debt now challenging the state...