Archive for November 1st, 2010

InlandPolitics Commentary: Banks gutted Obama and democrats chances

Monday, November 1, 2010 – 11:30 a.m.

President Barack Obama and congressional democrats can place a major portion of the blame for their pending gutting at the polls tomorrow squarely at the feet of the banking industry.

There are several factors in-play here.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 5:15 p.m.

Regardless of who wins or loses on election night, it will be interesting to hear the excuses from the pollsters about their prognostications.

The Field Poll and the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll, California’s two most widely-used, gave everyone an eye full the past two weeks with what appear to be wildly off-base polling numbers.

The number almost deserved the mocking endured by the Times/USC Poll.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 6:30 p.m.

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters is reporting that 39.78% or 130,167 of 327,237 absentee ballots issued have been returned as of this weekend.

The absentee ballot return is 16.15% or 130,167 of 806,163 total registered voters.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 6:10 p.m.

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters is reporting 44.45% or 181,006 of 407,209 absentee ballots issued have been returned.

The absentee ballot return is 21.10% or 181,006 of 857,856 total registered voters.

InlandPolitics: Heavy vote by mail return in Orange County

Sunday, October 31, 2020 – 6:00 p.m.

The Orange County Registrar of Voters is reporting heavy absentee ballot return as of this weekend. So far 47.38% or 325,632 out of 687,267 absentee ballots issued have been returned.

County-wide:  47.38%
Republican:   51.84%
Democrat:     43.91%
Ind/DTS:      38.05%

The absentee ballot return is 20.08% or 325,632 of 1,621,534 total registered voters.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 – 6:20 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters is reporting that 36.3% or 401,269 of 1,105,381 absentee ballots issued have been returned as of this evening.

The absentee ballot return is 9.05% or 401,269 of 4,436,018 total registered voters.

The PE: Rivals seek votes in race to wire

COUNTDOWN: Brown touts his experience in a Riverside stop. Whitman says she’s a “job creator.”

11:19 PM PDT on Sunday, October 31, 2010

By DUANE W. GANG
The Press-Enterprise

Democrat Jerry Brown concluded a weekend of campaigning Sunday in Riverside, touting his experience to turn Sacramento around on day one and urging supporters to vote on Election Day.

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Rialto police announce departure
Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/31/2010 09:46:26 PM PDT

RIALTO – Another officer allegedly connected with a sex scandal involving strip club workers has left the Police Department, authorities have confirmed.

“Effective Sept. 25, I had another officer that was in the investigation that is no longer with the department,” Police Chief Mark Kling said.

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DailyBulletin: Gutierrez: Bell scandal affected retrial

Scandal affected jury, he claims
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 10/31/2010 10:12:11 PM PDT

In June, a jury couldn’t unanimously decide whether the now former Rancho Cucamonga Councilman Rex Gutierrez was guilty. On Wednesday, a jury could, and did.

So, what changed?

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SacBee: Brown gets loose; Whitman projects confidence

By David Siders and Jack Chang
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 – 12:47 am

Jerry Brown, campaigning throughout the state in one final push before Election Day, was running late at a campaign stop in Chico on Sunday, and in the audience an aide held up his hand.

Brown finished speaking. It was about the only handling the Democratic gubernatorial nominee seemed likely to tolerate.

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NEWS ANALYSIS

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2010

In this campaign year, everyone seems to be talking tough about pension costs.

In the governor’s race, Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are competing to be seen as the candidate who will be more effective in controlling pension costs. In the state Legislature, lawmakers have been pushing a crackdown on so-called worst-case pension abusers, using former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo, who was set to receive an annual pension of about $1 million, as their prime example. And Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has negotiated deals with several unions to restrain pension costs for newly hired workers.

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