Archive for September 19th, 2011

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Democrats head for primary showdown

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

At last week’s during Chinese Moon Festival in Riverside, state Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod and Rep. Joe Baca crossed paths as the region’s senior elected Democrats.

Now they’re also rivals for the same congressional seat.

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Staff and Wire Reports
Posted: 09/18/2011 02:46:13 PM PDT

The union representing workers at Southern California’s three major grocery chains distributed picket signs Sunday as the clock ticked past the end of a 3-day notice period that would enable them to call a strike.

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Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/18/2011 07:03:22 AM PDT

UPLAND – The city has offered two high-level employees a retirement deal in order to save money in the future.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 18, 2011

A push to adopt a more moderate California Republican Party platform was was defeated in the final hours of the party’s fall convention in Los Angeles today.

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Calbuzz: GOP Mashup: Gaga & Michele Meet Pat Boone & Ron

Monday, September 19, 2011

Five important things Calbuzz learned at the California Republican Convention:

Lady Gaga and Ann Coulter were separated at birth. The Northwest Ordinance is one of the nation’s founding documents. Michele Bachmann believes chains are the key to freedom. Pat Boone knows for a fact Barack Obama was born in Africa. Ron Paul thinks life was better before World War I.

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NYTimes: Retiree Benefits for the Military Could Face Cuts

Published: September 18, 2011

As Washington looks to squeeze savings from once-sacrosanct entitlements like Social Security and Medicare, another big social welfare system is growing as rapidly, but with far less scrutiny: the health and pension benefits of military retirees.

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Monday, September 19, 2011
By Ed Mendel

SANTA ROSA — The Sonoma County retirement board voted last week to release retiree names and their pension amounts, becoming the latest loser in seven separate superior court decisions since 2009 upheld by three different appeals courts.

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