Archive for April 22nd, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE: Race for mayor quiet so far


Published: 21 April 2012 06:24 PM

Despite being California’s 12th largest city, Riverside in some ways still operates like a small town, and that extends to politics.

That’s why some residents have been surprised that the upcoming June 5 mayoral election to replace a retiring five-term incumbent hasn’t made more of a splash.

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April 21, 2012 12:29 PM
RENE DE LA CRUZ, Special to the Daily Press

APPLE VALLEY • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose tough stance on criminals and illegal immigration placed him in the national spotlight, will be in Apple Valley to endorse Republican Phil Liberatore’s race for the 8th Congressional District.

Arpaio, 79, dubbed “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” will speak at a public rally at 11:30 a.m. on May 5, at Civic Park near Town Hall, a Liberatore spokesman said by phone.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California Legislature has a bad habit of making sweeping decisions in the moment without giving much thought to their long-term consequences.

The syndrome’s most striking example was an immense overhaul in 1996 of the state’s electric power system, misnamed “deregulation,” based on blithe, untested assertions that it would lower power bills.

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