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Donald Trump Already Won GOP Debate – Video Donald Trump has already won the GOP Debate Thursday night and that is because of, first, his giant poll lead, second, his appearance basically legitimizing his campaign, third, that he has ran before and finally that he has tapped into what I call the “Scared White Conservative” vote. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Watch. via IFTTThttp://youtu.be/nvHElX2FWyQ Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

On behalf of Lorna and Wade Randlett, you are invited to a Friday June 26th lunch with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Since taking office, Kevin Johnson has worked aggressively to reform education, including passing resolutions and supporting policies to empower parents to turn around failing schools and to ensure effective teachers are in every classroom. We applaud Kevin for his efforts to make Sacramento more green and our cities more sustainable. He facilitated Sacramento’s selection as one of the first five cities in the US...

For all of the talk trying to give the impression that President Obama’s State Of The Union Address wasn’t widely watched, Nielsen’s SocialGuide gives a different picture. The State Of The Union Address 2015 topped all TV shows in all categories, including unique audience, impressions, unique authors, and tweets, even over The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant and the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, The Bachelor, WWE Royal Rumble, and the 2015 Pro Bowl Draft. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For...

As you read this, the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum JPA will have (just) completed an interview with former Rose Bowl head Scott McKibben this morning – it started after 9 am according to sources. This is the re-start of the original executive director search process that went off the rails because Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty tried to move heaven and earth to get former Dublin Mayor and California GOP Assemblyman Guy Houston selected as the JPA’s exec director, only to have that effort scuttled by this blogger’s...

This is the full text of President Obama’s State Of The Union Address. Also, the White House is presenting it on its Medium blog for the first time, for all. Here’s the speech: Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address The White House is making the full text of the State of the Union widely available on its Medium page. The text, as prepared for delivery, is now online HERE, along with tools that allow people to follow along with the speech as they watch in real time, to view...

The White House sent Zennie62Media excerpts of the upcoming State of the Union Address 2015. Here they are: (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As Prepared for Delivery “We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. But tonight, we turn the page.” … “At this...

“I have a dream” is the most powerful quote ever issued by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He said it to open the most remembered part of his March On Washington speech, and it is recited many times a day around the World as part of that speech. “I have a dream” is the ultimate expression of the desire and ability to see a better World and lights the spark to work to achieve that. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Happy MLK Day! Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

Tomiquia Moss Chief Of Staff Libby Schaaf Mayor Of Oakland – Video Tomiquia Moss is the new Chief Of Staff for Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. Ms Moss comes from SPUR in San Francisco where she was Community Planning Policy Director for two years. Prior to that Ms Moss was Community Justice Center Program Director for the San Francisco Superior Court for just over three years. Before that Tomiquia was Director Of Community Organizing for Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation for over four years. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...

KPIX Oakland Mayoral Poll Flawed Says Expert? Yes. KPIX CBS 5 San Francisco commissioned a poll that purports to look at how Oakland’s Ranked Choice Voting will turn out on Election Day. The poll says that Rebecca Kaplan (19%) Libby Schaaf (17%) Mayor Jean Quan (15%) Joe Tuman (15%) and Bryan Parker (10%) are the top vote getters. But there is a problem: the poll is missing the third round of voting. I called the KPIX Newsdesk about the problem and was given to a Gretchen. In so many words she told me that KPIX polls are “always...

This White House Conference Call was held today, September 23rd 2014, at 12:12 PM, EDT. The full transcript is below:   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 23, 2014 BACKGROUND CONFERENCE CALL BY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ON AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA Via Telephone 12:12 P.M. EDT MS. HAYDEN: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining us today. You’ve already heard this morning from the President and from the Pentagon, but we wanted to give...

UPDATE: The poll is not done according to Greg McConnell, but will be out this week, and now my source is not certain that it was the upcoming Job and Housing Poll, or another poll that’s being produced. McConnell says the poll surveyed fewer than the 1,200 I was told by my source, and did not cost $50,000 to do. McConnell says their objective is to get a 4 percent margin of error, so they don’t focus on a number but do what they can to get to that margin of error. Rebecca Kaplan, Jean Quan, Joe Tuman Lead New Oakland Mayors...

On Wednesday, the City of Oakland, and that part of the city itself that watches mainstream media, was rocked by news that someone put a hangman’s noose in a City of Oakland Public Works truck that was being used by two black employees at the time. According to reports, the news of the incident came at 5 PM, and via the Oakland Police, who are now charged with managing an investigation. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan made a comment that’s only seemed to fan the flames of anger: “There’s the general stuff around who gets promoted,...

The Oakland Mayor’s Race final candidate list was paired down to 15 people by the Oakland City Clerk’s Office on Thursday, August 14th. They are: Jason Anderson, Ken Houston, Rebecca Kaplan, Saied Karamooz, Peter Liu, Pat McCullough, Bryan Parker, Jean Quan, Courtney Ruby, Libby Schaaf, Nancy Sidebotham, DanSiegel, Joe Tuman, Charles Williams, Eric Wilson Out of the race include some surprise names: Larry Lionel Young, Margaret Wrigley Larsen, Gregory Wade, Sam Washington, and Jesse Smith. Of the five, Young made the final...

In this Oakland News, Courtney Ruby let the deadline for filing to run for re-election as Oakland City Auditor pass (thinking few would notice), meaning Oaklanders will get a new auditor in 2015, so for all practical purposes, she’s quit. Chris Dobbins (who is the featured image) was the victim of a signature validation problem, and so his bid to run for Oakland School Board in District Six was jettisoned by the Oakland City Clerk’s Office. And I finally look at the Oakland City Council District Four monies raised, where Jill...

Sacramento BeeAs California nears a new legislatively imposed deadline for putting a revised water bond on the November ballot, Gov. Jerry Brown met with legislative leaders and several prominent interest groups to push for a deal. On Monday, Brown and legislative …Water bond: Jerry Brown, legislative leaders float new, $7 billion planSan Jose Mercury NewsCalifornia’s Brown Reaches $7.2 Billion Drought Bond DealBloombergGov. Brown on water bond compromise: ‘We’re very close’Los Angeles TimesBellingham Heraldall...

California Governor Jerry Brown’s Statement on Water Bond Developments Says …Sierra Sun TimesAugust 11, 2014 – SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after signing legislation to extend the deadline to place a new water bond on the November ballot and renumber the Rainy Day Fund ballot measure: …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

TweakTownCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown is now taking a look at the mandatory smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill after it was passed by the state legislature. If Brown approves the bill, all smartphone devices sold in the state following July 2015 must have some …First US smartphone kill-switch legislation awaits California governor signatureArs TechnicaCalifornia Governor to Decide on Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ BillWall Street Journal (blog)Smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill moves to California governor’s...

Contra Costa TimesWith a deadline looming to strike a deal on a state water bond, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Monday floated a roughly $7 billion proposal they insist will help California weather future droughts. The package — including provisions to …Brown, Democrats closing in on water bond dealSunHerald.com all 64 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

San Jose Mercury NewsWith a deadline looming to strike a deal on a state water bond, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Monday floated a roughly $7 billion proposal they insist will help California weather future droughts. The package — including provisions to …Brown, Democrats closing in on water bond dealSunHerald.comBrown, Lawmakers Extend Water Bond TalksCapital Public Radio News all 38 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

Ars TechnicaA bill to require mandatory kill-switches on smartphones so that they can be disabled in the event of theft passed the California state senate today and could become law if Governor Jerry Brown signs it in the coming weeks. The bill would mandate (PDF …California Governor to Decide on Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ BillWall Street Journal (blog)California Senate passes cellphone ‘kill switch’ bill, awaits governor’s approvalApple InsiderSmartphone “Kill Switch” Bill Passes California Legislature,...

MiamiHerald.comSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Monday they are closing in on a deal to overhaul a water bond on the November ballot, but their replacement plan still needs support from Republicans. Both houses of the …Citrus Mutual supports water bond proposalVisalia Times-DeltaKey deadline for water bond negotiations uncertainNews10.netWater bond deadline looming, California lawmakers float $7.195 billion proposalThe San Luis Obispo Tribune all 21 news articles …read...

Town HallAfter the 1994 Northridge quake, GOP Gov. Pete Wilson and Los Angeles politicians brokered a deal that got needed bridge repairs done in 66 days. Not so for the Bay Bridge. There was no sense of urgency among then-San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown or …Joyce Terhaar: Senate report on Caltrans speaks to culture of open governmentSacramento Bee all 3 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

The White House reports that President Barack Obama placed calls and held conversations with both Chancellor Merkel of Germany (regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine), and President Hollande of France (on the Iraq problem), today. Here are the readouts of those conversations: Readout of the President’s Call with President Hollande of France The President spoke this morning with President Hollande of France about the latest developments in Iraq. The two leaders agreed on the need for an urgent, coordinated international response...

WPTV(CNN) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board decision and denied the release of Bruce Davis — a former associate of Charles Manson and a convicted murderer himself. “I find the evidence shows that he currently poses an unreasonable …Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson family memberLos Angeles TimesCharles Manson follower Bruce Davis denied parole by Gov. Jerry BrownLos Angeles Daily NewsCalifornia governor denies parole to Manson follower DavisFox News all 121 news articles …read...

WPTVAfter a few years of sending letters and talking to Manson on the phone, Star, at age 19, moved to Corcoran, a small central California city that’s home to Corcoran State Prison, where Charles Manson has lived for the past 25 years. She talks to Manson …Woman who helped Charles Manson murder breaks silenceBundaberg News Mail all 59 news articles …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

California governor denies parole to Manson followerNew Haven RegisterFILE – This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Bruce Davis. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday Aug. 8, 2014, reversed a parole board and denied the release of Davis, a former Charles Manson follower who has … …read more Source: California Gov Jerry Brown News From Google News Share this:PrintSendToSMSEmailTwitterFacebookGoogleRedditLinkedInTumblrPocketPinterest...

CBS LocalGLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — Trailing by nearly 20 points in the polls and even further behind in campaign cash, Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari believes he has found an issue that may lift his cause into a tight race with Gov. Jerry Brown …Homeless Guy Is Candidate For California Governor [Video]The InquisitrThe Buzz: Gov. Brown says income disparity hurts economySacramento BeeKashkari’s gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directionsLos Angeles TimesKQED (blog)all 8 news articles …read...