Archive for November 9th, 2015

Lou Desmond

Monday, November 9, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the Lou Desmond and Company Show, Estimable Economist Jay Prag joins the program! He and Lou talk about County Supervisor Josie Gonzales’ response to the county HR director’s conviction of soliciting a prostitute. How is the Board of Supervisors handling “the situation?”

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Jerry Brown+Toni Atkins

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, faulted by some for not controlling her moderate faction, is being forced out of her seat by term limits but doesn’t want to retire, so she is challenging Sen. Marty Block’s bid for a second term in San Diego. (Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press)

By Dan Walters
November 8, 2015

  • Dominant parties split into factions
  • More Democrat vs. Democrat duels coming
  • Legislative leaders will face big test

Thirty-six years after it erupted, Capitol old-timers still marvel at the ferocity of a historic Democrat-vs.-Democrat battle for the Assembly speakership.

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LA County Seal

By Mike Reicher, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 11/08/15 – 4:23 PM PST |

After criticism, LA County government limits car washes to once a month

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Harry Reid

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid pictured here. | AP Photo


By Burgess Everett and Kevin Robillard
11/08/15 – 01:36 PM EST

  • The party is angling to expand the electoral map by fielding strong recruits in red states like Missouri and Arkansas.

For months, Missouri barely registered in the 2016 battle for Senate control: It’s a conservative state with a solid Republican incumbent in Sen. Roy Blunt. But an unexpectedly strong Democratic recruit, Jason Kander, has put the state in play — prompting a Karl Rove-backed group to spend $800,000 to keep the seat in GOP hands.

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