Monthly Archives: December 2007

“…appears to be an example of abusive reporting.”

An LA Times oops:

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Solis Green Jobs Act Signed Into Law

Press release from Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte: Solis Green Jobs Act Signed Into Law As Part of Comprehensive Energy Bill Washington, D.C. Today, President Bush signed into law The Green Jobs Act of 2007, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Hilda … Continue reading

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – Santayana.

Dan Walters: “A bit of political history was repeated Monday when the state Assembly voted 46-31 along party lines for an immense new health care scheme without knowing whether it would work, or even how it would work very much … Continue reading

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“Threat to public services or facilities”

This is on West Covina’s closed session council agenda tonight. It’s the first time I have ever seen this on an agenda. (There is a Brown Act exemption for it). We assume it’s about mall security, but don’t know. UPDATE: … Continue reading

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Three local state pols reject pay raises

Democrat * Assembly members Mike Eng of Monterey Park, Ed Hernandez of West Covina and Anthony Portantino of La Caada Flintridge were the only ones from our area to decline $3,110 pay raises that went into effect this month, which … Continue reading

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Unruh, lobbyists and money

Jesse Unruh: “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, take their money and then vote against them, you’ve got no business being up here.” – it would be a better world if more legislators talked … Continue reading

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“Democracy is a pathetic belief…

in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” – H. L. Mencken – In that optimistic vein, I’m going to start paying more attention to politics. With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger using initiatives as a threat, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez serving thousand-dollar … Continue reading

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Gabrielino-Tongva tribe and casinos

A state bill could give a Native American tribe recognition that the feds so far haven’t. One of the authors is Jack Scott, D-Pasadena. The Gabrielinos have ties to the San Gabriel Valley and have been embroiled in internal fighting. … Continue reading

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“What do striking Hollywood writers and journalists have in common?”

Poynter:“We both see our work distributed far and wide, thanks to modern technology. And we’d both like to be paid for it.” Associated Press CEO says users probably won’t pay for content. He’s eyeing search engines and news aggregators. I’m … Continue reading

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Competition plans “East” county bureau

From La Observed here. First thing the LAT might want to know is that nobody who lives or works here calls it the “East County” Orale, this is the SGV. Second thing they might want to know is that in … Continue reading

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