Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dirty tricks distract in local politics

PASADENA — Attack ads are as old as the Republic, and local political operatives in the San Gabriel Valley will soon be up to their old tricks as campaign season kicks into full gear. 

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G.O.P. presidential primary has San Gabriel Valley implications

PASADENA — Republicans are locked in a long fight to see who will face President Barack Obama in the fall election.  If the battle drags on into June, making the California primary relevant, local G.O.P. and Tea Party candidate Donna … Continue reading

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Schools probes and gas price campaign slogans

PASADENA – The Star-News will look into whether the type of teacher misconduct alleged at Miramonte School in Los Angeles has occurred in local districts.  Two teachers were arrested at Miramonte after allegations that lewd acts were performed on the … Continue reading

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District 3 race shaping up, sort of; Murder wasn’t the case

PASADENA — It’s never too early to talk City Council politics in Pasadena. With Chris Holden vying for the state Assembly and many political pundits confident he will win, who will replace him on the City Council. The field is … Continue reading

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Gay marriage ban struck down, Pete Hoekstra ad denounced

PASADENA — San Gabriel Valley faith and civic leaders rejoiced at the announcement that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved ban on gay marriage, unconstitutional.  Call it the Michigan Strategy, Pete Hoekstra employs the … Continue reading

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Super Bowl, political corruption and the digital scanners

PASADENA — The Saturday “It’s Politics” column in the Star-News hit a home run in a piece about political corruption. John Tran  pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for building permits. Check out the column here. Officials at the Pasadena … Continue reading

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