Archive for March 29th, 2010

InlandPolitics: From the Don Kurth for Assembly campaign

Don Kurth

March 29, 2010

Mayor Don Kurth Protects Bible Study;
Pastor Praises Mayor’s Quick Response

“The City of Rancho Cucamonga stands behind the right to religious freedom for all Americans,” declared Mayor Don Kurth. “We are proud that so many churches and bible studies have chosen our city as their home.”

“On behalf of everyone in our congregation, I want to thank Mayor Don Kurth for his strong support of our Bible Study and his quick action to address our concerns. Local residents are blessed to have such an active and responsive leader,” said Bible Study Leader Pastor Puredi Hillary.”

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CCTimes: Meg-mentum has some Democrats nervous

Meg Whitman

By Steven Harmon
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 03/29/2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Updated: 03/29/2010 07:10:34 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Patience is a tough virtue to uphold for Democrats following the gubernatorial race, especially as Republican Meg Whitman’s unfettered run on radio and TV has catapulted her to the center of California’s political universe.

Whitman, the billionaire ex-CEO of eBay, has been on air continuously since last summer, parlaying $46 million into a lead in at least two statewide polls over Jerry Brown, the Democrats’ lone major candidate.

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In his third try for the Senate, Tom Campbell, who holds a law degree from Harvard and a doctorate, may not have the fire that the party’s primary voters crave this year.

By Seema Mehta

March 29, 2010

Reporting from San Mateo, Calif. – In the days before the healthcare vote, Republicans passionately argued that the reform package was an affront to personal liberty and threatened the nation’s very future. One GOP leader angrily declared that it would lead to “Armageddon.”

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More is less for schools
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 03/28/2010 07:39:20 PM PDT

After 14 years and more than $10 billion spent for smaller class sizes, many California classrooms in the fall will move in the opposite direction.

In just a few months, classrooms across the state will increase their student-to-teacher ratios in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms from 20 students to as many as 30, essentially reversing what was advocated more than a decade ago in better economic times.

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California Watch
A Project of the Center for Investigative Reporting
Health and Welfare

March 29, 2010 | Christina Jewett

State budget cuts under consideration in Sacramento could lead to losses of well over 400,000 jobs, many held by workers most likely to spend their earnings in state, an analysis by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education.

The group’s report notes that if the governor and Legislature eliminate the In-Home Supportive Services program, more than 360,000 jobs would disappear. Those workers care for the disabled who need help with basic tasks. And they’re low-wage workers, the report says, meaning they’re likely to pour their incomes right back out into their local economies.

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Democrats Cheer Now, but Grim November May Lie Ahead

In politics, as in sports, the thrill of victory sometimes pales alongside the agony of defeat. In 2010, Democrats remain on track to experience both.

Achievement of their decades-long quest for comprehensive health care legislation left Congressional leaders and White House aides jubilant. It broke, at least temporarily, the psychology of failure that threatened President Obama’s administration as it had burdened President George W. Bush’s tenure.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 03/28/2010 07:02:37 AM PDT

Some good news may arrive for a group of teachers at the Chino Valley Unified School District. The board is expected to approve a recommendation this week to rescind many of the 71 preliminary layoff notices sent to teachers earlier this month. The move is possible after 160 senior teachers agreed to early retirement.

Also in the Daily Bulletin this week, there will be updates concerning Pomona’s Lanterman Developmental Center.

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