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Arnold comes out FOR Prop 93

I’m not a big an of term limits, because we have something called “elections” to get rid of ineffective or crooked politicians. That said, the Governor has come out for Prop 93, the revised term limits bill on the Ballot next Month. Here’s the editorial from the LA Times: From the op-ed: “It takes time…

Bustamante Keeps $1.5 Million Gentrification Plan Alive

Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante continues to push for the city of Santa Ana to purchase a property in the French Park neighborhood at a cost to the taxpayers of $1,500,000 in an effort to appease one of his supporters.  Bustamante, who was recently appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Fair Employment and…

What Do YOU Think About All the Cancer in the Air?

The risk levels are “clearly too high, and unacceptable, relative to breathing air here in Southern California,” said Barry Wallerstein, executive officer at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which released the study. “The acceptable risk level is really down somewhere between one and 10 in a million.” But unfortunately, The Register reports today…

Getting What You Asked For

Is anyone else enjoying the collective whine about the Governor from our friends on the right? In 2003, Republicans staged a coup and successfully convinced California voters to recall Gray Davis.  On the number of choices available to Republicans were Arnold Schwarzenegger and State Senator Tom McClintock.  Democrats, largely opposed to the recall effort, were…

Senator Cedillo’s Holiday Party

     My girlfriend and I had the distinct honor of being State Senator Gil Cedillo’s guests at his holiday party at Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Monday evening.  Party goers included friends and family of the Senator, L.A. politicos, community leaders and the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District David L. Brewer,…