Archive for November 8th, 2010

SFChronicle: Kamala Harris-Steve Cooley race could affect Prop. 8


Posted By: Bob Egelko | November 08 2010 at 11:50 AM

The outcome of the still-undecided race for state attorney general could also affect the fate of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, who now trails Republican Steve Cooley in their lead-changing race as thousands of late ballots are being counted, opposed Prop. 8 and backed outgoing AG Jerry Brown’s decision not to defend it in court.

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By Malcolm Maclachlan | 11/08/10 12:05 AM PST

On Oct. 1, then-Assembly Republican leader Martin Garrick, R-Carlsbad, made a $3,900 donation to Kristin Olsen, the Republican candidate in the 25th Assembly District. Olsen was the only candidate on the ballot. She had no opponent.

One role of a party leader in either house is to raise funds and hand them out to candidates from his or her own party.

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Fox&Hounds: What now for Meg and her Money?

By Joel Fox
Editor of Fox & Hounds and President of the Small Business Action Committee
Mon, November 8th, 2010

Another wealthy candidate has failed to gain political office in California and you have to wonder what Meg Whitman will do now when it comes to politics and public affairs. Will she pull an Al Checchi, one time Democratic candidate for governor, and chalk up her run for the state’s top spot as an interesting experience and move on, making an occasional newsworthy comment now and again, or will she stay in the political game one-way or another?

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InlandPolitics: Cooley holds lead over Harris

3,581,250                        3,625,308

45.6%                               46.1%

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley continues to hold a lead over San Francisco County District Attorney Kamala Harris in the race for California Attorney General.

With the counties of Alameda, Kern and San Bernardino updating their totals with the Secretary of State this morning, Cooley has a 44,058 vote lead.

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt
Posted: 11/08/2010 10:02:09 AM PST

Two Lowe’s stores in the Inland Empire closed their doors permanently last night, leaving 181 people jobless.

The two locations were at 4060 N. Hallmark Parkway in San Bernardino and 15000 Dale Evans Parkway in north Apple Valley, said company spokeswoman Maureen Wallace.

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The Sun: Latinos key to Democratic victories in California

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/07/2010 04:46:12 PM PST

As offices across the county switched to Republican control in Tuesday’s elections, exit polls show Latino voters were key to Democrats’ ability to win state races in California.

Twenty-two percent of the state’s voters were Latino – a 4percent increase since 2008 – and they voted for Democrats by a ratio of almost 2-to-1, according to the Pew Hispanic Center’s analysis of CNN’s exit polling.

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DailyBulletin: Rancho Cugamonga council faces choice

Newly elected group must fill one vacancy
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 11/07/2010 06:03:38 AM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The election season is over, and the political signs that once blanketed the city are slowly coming down.

But it won’t be until the end of the year, at the earliest, when Rancho residents find out who the fifth member of the City Council will be.

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Published: Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

GOP leader vows ‘open mind’ with Brown despite past fight

Sen. Bob Dutton, the new Senate Republican leader, said last week that he would keep “an open mind” during a first meeting with Gov.-elect Jerry Brown – but does remember doing battle with him before.

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SFChronicle: Hinkley water tainted by chromium 6 spreading

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s natural gas compressor facility in the San Bernardino County farming community of Hinkley is at the center of the contaminated water controversy.

Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, November 8, 2010

The creeping plume of chemically laced drinking water that plagued the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley and led to a major motion picture about the scandal has continued to spread despite a long-standing order for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to clean up the mess.

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