Archive for April 8th, 2012

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Sunday, April 8, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

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Carla Rodriguez is the new chairwoman-elect of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. (Gabriel Luis Acosta/Staff Photographer)


Michel Nolan, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/07/2012 02:58:48 PM PDT

SAN MANUEL INDIAN RESERVATION – Carla Rodriguez, chairwoman-elect for the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians, has a vision for the pahi’kow – that’s Serrano for “future.”

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Patricia McKeon said she got the idea to run for office after being charged 10 cents per grocery bag at the supermarket. “It just made me furious,” she said. (Anne Cusack, Los Angeles Times / March 23, 2012)


By Richard Simon and Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2012

WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES — It’s not a TV political drama but it could be. Call it “The McKeons.”

It’s set in the sunny, suburban and largely conservative Santa Clarita Valley and stars Republican Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, former co-owner of a chain of western wear stores turned powerful congressional committee chairman. His wife, Patricia, long by his side during campaigns, has launched her own bid for political office at age 69.

Though it’s unusual to have a husband and wife on the same ballot, the race has another odd twist: Patricia McKeon’s chief rival in the June state Assembly primary is a former staffer to her husband, Scott Wilk.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Apr. 8, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Nickelsburg and Bill Watkins are two university economists with doctorates who specialize in charting and forecasting California’s $2 trillion economy.

That’s just about all they have in common.

Simultaneously, Nickelsburg and Watkins issued analyses last month of California’s prospects for recovery from its historically deep recession.

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