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  • CA: Dem political sage South joins California Strategies

    05/12/2009 8:13:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 5/12/09 | Peter Hecht
    <p>Bob White, who was Republican Pete Wilson's chief of staff as governor, mayor and Assembly member, is now compiling an impressive stable of Democrats in his California Strategies public affairs and strategic consulting firm.</p> <p>Ever-quotable Democratic sage Garry South, a senior advisor to the gubernatorial campaign of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and the architect of Gray Davis' gubernatorial victory in 1998, is going to work as a principal for White's firm.</p>
  • Pack Of 7 Dogs Protect Nearly Naked 2-Year-Old Toddler In Rainy Victorville Park

    12/23/2016 6:24:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Authorities say a toddler found nearly naked in a rainy California park was protected by a pack of dogs. A Victorville police sergeant called to Brentwood Park found the 2-year-old in the rain Wednesday morning. He was wearing only a dirty diaper and was surrounded by seven dogs. Police say they seemed protective of the boy. During their investigation, police said a dog tried to bite a sergeant and was shot. The dog is recovering.
  • Illegal immigrant using false name and IDs gains access to D-M

    12/31/2013 2:05:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    KVOA ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Faye DeHoff
    PINAL COUNTY - An illegal immigrant is arrested in Pinal County and it's discovered he had gained access to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. On Thursday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on Interstate 10 near milepost 180 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle identified himself, using an Arizona Identification Card, as 37-year old Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. The deputy did a routine license and warrant check. Villalobos returned with a "No License" status and a felony warrant for his arrest out of Texas. The warrant showed he...
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • CA: OC Councilman Carlos Bustamante Charged with Sex Crimes

    07/03/2012 9:51:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies ^ | 7/3/12 | KTLA News
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Santa Ana City Councilman Carlos Bustamante has gone from a rising political star to a felony sexual assault suspect. The Orange County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday will detail the criminal charges it plans to file against Bustamante. The 47-year-old councilman was arrested around 4:15 p.m. Monday, right before a regularly scheduled Santa Ana City Council meeting. Bustamante faces multiple felony charges, including stalking, false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery. ... Bustamante was elected to the City Council in November of 2004. The charges against him may stem from his time as the director of...
  • U.N. official to visit Prince William to study illegal-immigration policy

    06/05/2008 9:18:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 15 replies · 117+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | June 5, 2008 | Dan Genz
    WASHINGTON-The United Nations plans to examine Prince William County’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigrants during a visit next week. Jorge Bustamante, the United Nation’s special rapporteur on migrants’ rights, plans to tour Manassas and Woodbridge, receive briefings on local enforcement measures, and attempt to meet with local officials. He contacted immigrant leaders in the county two months ago to begin preparing for a visit, saying he was interested in the landmark nature of the county’s actions. Special rapporteurs are tasked with reviewing human-rights issues of international concern to raise political pressure and shape public opinion, but cannot issue sanctions. The...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Bustamante job hunting after roles at the top

    01/08/2007 7:51:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 341+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/8/7 | E.J. Schultz
    At 2:28 p.m. Sunday, Cruz Bustamante's elective political career came to a likely end. At that moment, former Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi was sworn in as the state's new lieutenant governor, leaving the Dinuba-born Bustamante without an elected political job for the first time since 1993. He smiled and clapped as he watched his successor's ceremony in Sacramento, but Bustamante gave little indication of his next move -- except to say that it probably won't involve running for office. "I think partisan office is pretty much done now," he said in an interview. "I'm out of this activity. There are...
  • Live Thread - California General Election - 7 November 2006

    11/07/2006 7:06:48 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 406 replies · 10,738+ views
    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • Is Cruz Bustamante Running For Office, or "The Biggest Loser"?

    11/04/2006 11:54:28 PM PST · by L.N. Smithee · 20 replies · 1,248+ views
    November 4, 2006 | L.N. Smithee
    As a news junkie, over the years I have seen a lot of political campaigns. Some were brilliant, some pathetic, some nasty as all get out. But I have never seen anything like this: A major party candidate trying to get elected by mostly talking about how much weight he has lost. That's right -- current California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, a Democrat, who is running against liberal Republican high-tech billionaire Steve Poizner for the state Insurance Commissioner post, is battling a multimedia blitz portraying him as in the pocket of the insurance industry by talking about his 70-pound weight...
  • CA: Race is tight for key post of insurance commissioner

    10/06/2006 2:55:41 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 4 replies · 230+ views
    SDUT - Copley News Service ^ | October 6, 2006 | James P. Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO – A political newcomer seeking his first elected office faces a familiar figure admittedly nearing the end of his political career in this year's campaign for state insurance commissioner. Republican Steve Poizner and Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante are in an open race that appears to be among the closest of all the so-called down-ballot contests. For motorists, homeowners, business owners and anyone else who buys insurance, the choice may be one of the most important votes they cast on Nov. 7. The insurance commissioner has broad regulatory powers, including the authority to approve or reject the rates on...
  • CA: Jerry Brown, Poochigian Square Off In Debate (and other down-ticket candidates)

    10/05/2006 7:57:28 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 448+ views
    Click Here To Watch Debate (CBS 5 / The Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO--The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial board hosted a 60-minute debate between attorney general candidates Jerry Brown and Chuck Poochigian on Thursday afternoon at the CBS 5 studios in San Francisco. This was the first debate between the two candidates, and is the only one currently scheduled. The debate is presented via streaming video here on and is the first of several Chronicle Editorial board candidate debates that will be offered via live and tape streams here on Other upcoming debates will include: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2...
  • Insurance commissioner candidates contrast in experience [ Poizner vs Bustamante ]

    09/29/2006 9:59:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 258+ views
    MediaNews ^ | 9/29/6 | Brandon Bailey
    The next state insurance commissioner will be facing industry pressure to back away from some controversial regulations, including new rules that require insurers to base automobile rates primarily on driving records instead of zip codes.Consumer advocates support the new regulations. And both groups are closely watching the contest between Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, a veteran Democratic politician who says the job of insurance commissioner may be his last elective office, and Silicon Valley businessman Steve Poizner, a wealthy Republican who is hoping to make it his first.Both candidates promise to uphold the regulations, although insurers contend they are costly and...
  • CA: For lieutenant governor - McClintock could elevate a job Bustamante lowered.

    09/06/2006 11:24:04 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 20 replies · 445+ views
    Long Beach Press-Telegram ^ | September 6, 2006
    Voters may best remember state Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, from the surreal 2003 recall election in which voters removed former Gov. Gray Davis and replaced him with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. McClintock, who many wags viewed as the most qualified candidate, came in a respectable third place behind Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante and well ahead, we might add, of the likes of former child star Gary Coleman and porn king Larry Flynt. But instead of engendering bitterness, or disappearing from the radar (but not the payroll) like Bustamante, McClintock went to work with Schwarzenegger on scrapping the car tax. McClintock,...
  • CA: Unions, Immigrant Rights Groups Rally

    09/04/2006 10:32:23 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 301+ views
    CBS ^ | Sept. 4, 2006 | AP
    Unions and immigrant rights groups will hold a Labor Day rally Monday morning in Wilmington. State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante will join other lawmakers at a labor breakfast at the downtown Catholic Cathedral.
  • N.M. Cash Over Limit In Calif. Campaign:Bustamante (Dem Culture of Corruption)

    08/06/2006 8:21:48 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 6, 2006 | Mike Gallagher
    With about a month to go before the October special election, the California Democrat's campaign received an injection of more than $150,000 in cash from three prominent New Mexicans or companies with which they are affiliated. Questions were raised about Bustamante's campaign finances after he lost the election.The California Fair Political Practices Commission, which enforces the state's campaign finance laws, sued Bustamante in 2004 for accepting contributions over the allowable limit of $21,200.
  • Live Thread - California Primary Election - 6 June 2006

    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • California Democratic candidates spend time in church

    06/05/2006 11:09:56 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 29 replies · 689+ views
    Democratic candidates spend time in church The Democratic candidates for governor went to church on Sunday and prayed for victory, as well they might in a race that is neck and neck heading into Tuesday's primary. Steve Westly, who made his fortune at eBay, and Phil Angelides, a wealthy former developer, have been battering each other with nasty television ads for several weeks. Analysts say voters may respond to the negativity campaign by not voting. Westly, the state controller, appeared with Rep. Diane Watson, D-Los Angeles, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, which he joined three...
  • Schwarzenegger's Travels Lead to Criticism

    05/15/2006 10:32:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 206+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/06 | Michael R. Blood - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been out of state all or part of 163 days since his inauguration in November 2003 — nearly one of every five days he's been in office. The celebrity governor always promised to promote California, and he's traveled as far as China to pitch everything from avocados to zinfandel. While many of Schwarzenegger's trips on official business are extensively publicized, he also can slip away on a private jet with an e-mail from his office: "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has left the state." Schwarzenegger's regular and sometimes unexplained jaunts expose him to criticism that...
  • Catering to the illegal immigrant lobby - (Let the Hispandering begin)

    04/28/2006 7:24:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 556+ views ^ | 4/28/06 | Jill MIller
    WITH CALIFORNIA political leaders already behaving illogically and erratically on illegal immigration, I have a sense of dread about what they'll do after the May 1 job walkout by backers of amnesty for illegal immigrants. For years, illegal-immigration policy in California has been driven by fear -- fear of being unfairly labeled "anti-Latino" is one reason the California Legislature doesn't study basic questions, such as, "What does it cost the average California taxpayer to support an illegal immigrant?" Nervous Sacramento politicians don't talk openly about crucial policy issues, such as the cost to California's infrastructure from illegal immigration. Now, even...