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  • Bill Plaschke: Clayton Kershaw's actions were Cy Young-worthy

    09/15/2011 1:57:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/15/11 | Bill Plaschke
    The first perfect game in American League history was thrown by a pitcher who ended it with a taunt, defending his teammates against an insult, screaming at the final batter, "How do you like that, you hayseed?" The year was 1904, and the pitcher was Cy Young. On Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, imitating that long-ago barb with an inside fastball, a battling Clayton Kershaw proved worthy of winning the award that carries Cy Young’s name. Although Kershaw will never admit it, his pitch that plunked the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Gerardo Parra in the elbow in the sixth inning of the...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot And Killed

    07/24/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies · 1,605+ views
    San Diego 6 (The CW) ^ | July 24, 2009
    CAMPO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in Campo near the border with Baja California Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the border on Shockey Truck Trail southeast of the San Diego Sheriff Department's Campo substation. Four engines, paramedics, and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the agent was declared dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Police report that the victim was shot in the head.
  • Parra makes it official, backs Gilmore

    09/23/2008 1:05:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 139+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/23/8 | Dan Walters
    Democratic Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, who is being forced of the Legislature by term limits this year and has been squabbling with her party's leaders, is planning a final act of defiance - supporting the Republican candidate for her San Joaquin Valley seat. The Fresno Bee's Capitol correspondent, E.J. Schultz, broke the story of Parra's plans, which stem from her family's long-running political and personal feud with state Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, and his family. Parra's father, Pete, lost his seat on the Kern County Board of Supervisors in one manifestation of the feud. Schultz's account in the Fresno Bee continues:...
  • Calif. Dems Kick Rep Out of Capitol for Disloyalty

    08/19/2008 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Hadean · 20 replies · 83+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8-19-2008
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. A Democrat in the California legislature has been kicked out of her Capitol office for not supporting the party's state budget proposal. Assemblywoman Nicole Parra of Hanford said Monday she wasn't surprised about being punished but was "a little taken back" by Democrats' decision to move her out of the Capitol. When she abstained from Sunday night's budget vote, the bill fell nine votes short of the two-thirds majority needed. Parra was the only Democrat present who didn't vote for it.
  • (CA)Democratic assemblywoman banished from Capitol for withholding budget vote

    08/19/2008 5:00:21 AM PDT · by radar101 · 8 replies · 106+ views
    SacBee ^ | August 19, 2008 | E.J. Schultz
    Assemblywoman Nicole Parra speaks with fellow Democrat Alberto Torrico on Monday after learning that Speaker Karen Bass was ousting her from her Capitol office to a legislative office building across the street because she abstained from Sunday's budget vote, failing to support party leaders. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The only perceptible movement Monday in the Capitol's long-stalled budget debate came on the fifth floor – Democrat Nicole Parra was booted from her office for bucking her party during a vote Sunday night. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass sent Parra packing not to smaller Capitol digs – the usual reprimand for rebellious members –...
  • Nicole Parra(D): From the state house to the dog house (Voted against CA tax hike)

    08/18/2008 3:31:52 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 10 replies · 175+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/18/08 | blogs
    What happens when you cross Karen Bass, the L.A. Democrat who leads the Assembly? Nicole Parra, the lone Assembly Democrat to refuse to vote for her party's spending plan, on Sunday shared the answer as her staff packed for a sudden banishment move to a small office across the street from the state Capitol, Nancy Vogel reports. (That's Parra in the photo at right.) Bass ordered Assemblywoman Nicole Parra of Hanford out of her fifth-floor Capitol office and into an office building across the street where legislative staffers work. “They wanted us to have everything packed up by 4 p.m.,”...
  • 2 approving panelists seek judge’s ouster

    12/01/2007 3:05:54 AM PST · by ansel12 · 7 replies · 184+ views
    http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2007 | By Dave Wedge and Jessica Van Sack |
    Two members of the board that appointed Judge Kathe Tuttman now want her booted from the bench, charging that former Gov. Mitt Romney did not inform them of her involvement as a prosecutor in a botched case that freed a child rapist. “This is ridiculous. The Romney people didn’t do their investigation,” Governor’s Councilor Marilyn Pettito-Devaney said. Romney has not responded to numerous requests for comment about the case of child rapist Daniel Parra, who walked free after prosecutors headed by Tuttman missed deadlines in their failed bid to have him committed as a sexually dangerous person in 2005. Romney...
  • Pollard: Republicans target Parra, district seat

    08/31/2006 5:42:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 306+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/30/06 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Nearly every time I've walked into the Capitol building this week, I've been buttonholed by one Republican or another who says something like, "Did you see that Nicole Parra voted for driver's licenses for illegal immigrants?" It's all part of the GOP's search for anything they can use to help Republican Danny Gilmore in his campaign to unseat the Democratic assemblywoman who represents the west valley 30th Assembly District. Republican strategists believe the district, while it is heavily Latino in population, is conservative, especially on social issues like immigration, abortion and guns. They hope to paint Parra as...
  • Schwarzenegger Supports Crime Victims' Bill of Rights

    06/30/2006 12:03:11 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 1 replies · 319+ views
    CBS ^ | June 27, 2006 | BCN
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in Oakland today that he supports state legislation that would give crime victims new rights. Accompanied by local police chiefs and several high profile crime victims, Schwarzenegger also said he has appointed Susan Fisher of Sacramento to the newly-created position of Crime Victim Advocate and that he is expediting a program to use global positioning systems to track dangerous criminals. He said he supports "The Crime Victims Bill of Rights," a comprehensive legislative proposal authored by Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, to help crime victims overcome the hardships caused by criminal acts. Schwarzenegger said he has directed...
  • Parra, other lawmakers take trip to Cuba (Nicole,, a "personal, educational vacation")

    02/03/2006 9:23:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 693+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/3/06 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Nicole Parra and her father traveled to Cuba in early December on what has reportedly become an annual event organized by one of California’s most powerful lobbyists and political fundraisers. Parra, D-Hanford, and other participants said the trip was arranged by Darius Anderson, founder of one of Sacramento’s premiere lobbying firms and a top fundraiser for former Gov. Gray Davis. Since travel to communist Cuba is generally prohibited except under a license from the U.S. government, Anderson’s repeated trips there with lawmakers, business people and others raise a number of questions. Why is a lobbyist arranging religious...
  • WSJ: The Sex-Offender Lobby - Ideologues block reform of Megan's Law.

    10/06/2005 5:25:48 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 2,372+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2005 | CATHERINE SIEPP
    Did you know that in California, child molesters and rapists are a protected class? It's true. Not only are California landlords banned from using the state's Megan's Law database to decline renting their properties to sex offenders, they're not even allowed to warn other tenants that these paroled criminals are now their neighbors. If they do the first, they can be fined $25,000 for housing discrimination. But if they don't do the second, they can be sued for failing to protect tenants against a known danger. Landlords are caught between a rock, a hard place and the California State Assembly's...
  • CA: Shelley beats deadline of Parra's threat (agrees to testify Feb. 3rd re: HAVA / ShmelleyGate)

    01/14/2005 9:27:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 269+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/14/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Under threat of a subpoena, embattled Secretary of State Kevin Shelley agreed Thursday to testify voluntarily before a committee investigating his handling of federal election funds. Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, the committee's chairwoman, said Shelley would be sworn in as a witness, leaving him vulnerable to possible perjury charges if he lies. Shelley is willing to testify under oath at the committee's next hearing Feb. 3, said spokeswoman Caren Daniels-Meade. "If that's what the committee wants, yes," Daniels-Meade said. Parra's Joint Legislative Audit committee is holding hearings on a stinging audit report that found Shelley mismanaged millions of...
  • CA: Parra extends ultimatum to troubled secretary of state (Kevin Shelley/ShmelleyGate)

    01/12/2005 8:57:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 260+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/12/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Assemblywoman Nicole Parra on Tuesday gave beleaguered Secretary of State Kevin Shelley two more days to decide whether to testify voluntarily before her audit committee about his handling of federal election funds. At the conclusion of a committee hearing late Monday night, Parra said she would seek a subpoena if Shelley had not agreed by noon Tuesday to appear before the committee's next hearing. Tuesday afternoon, she released an exchange of letters between herself and Shelley in which the secretary of state asked for more time to consult with his attorneys before responding. "As you might imagine, your...
  • CA: Stones too heavy for Parra? (.. but what about leaving no stone unturned, Nicole? ShmelleyGate)

    01/09/2005 8:27:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/9/05 | Op/Ed
    When Kern's Democrat Assemblywoman Nicole Parra said "no stone would be left unturned" in her committee's investigation of scandal-plagued Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, she must have meant only the light stones. Next week's hearing by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee seems destined to fall short of Parra's pledge to hold Democrat Shelley accountable for his management of millions of federal Help America Vote Act dollars. A review by the state auditor concluded Shelley's management of federal voter outreach and election reform funds was inept and much of the money was used to promote Democrat election efforts. Shelley also is...
  • CA: Parra critics say they fear 'whitewash' (ShmelleyGate)

    01/08/2005 9:04:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/8/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Kern County Assemblywoman Nicole Parra found herself at the center of a storm of controversy Friday over her handling of a hearing on allegations of wrongdoing by Secretary of State Kevin Shelley, a fellow Democrat. Republicans and even one Democrat said it looks like a partisan "whitewash" may be under way. Parra insisted that is not the case. A report by the state auditor last month found that Shelley mismanaged millions of dollars of federal voter education funds. The audit followed news reports of allegations that Shelley had used some of the money for self-promotion and partisan political...
  • (Dem) Candidate Walks Out Of Debate Because Of Stage Fright (Indiana 3rd District)

    10/22/2004 8:10:49 AM PDT · by agenda_express · 52 replies · 1,580+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | 10/22/2004 | IndyChannel
    Candidate's Stage Fright Ends Debate Parra: 'I Just Can't Do This' October 22, 2004 FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A northeastern Indiana congressional candidate said she abruptly ended a debate because she got stage fright. Democrat Maria Parra walked off a television stage Thursday, ending what would have been her only debate with incumbent Republican Mark Souder in the 3rd District congressional race. "I'm not used to being in front of the camera. ... I couldn't get my words out. I was just overwhelmed," she said after the aborted debate, which was being filmed at WPTA and would have been aired...
  • CA: Vets' chair becomes hot seat for Parra

    10/17/2004 12:15:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 320+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/15/04 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Democratic leaders thought they were doing Assemblywoman Nicole Parra a favor when they installed her as chairwoman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee. It's no secret that she was given the job to give her a chance to win points with one of the more conservative voting blocs in her tight re-election battle this year. It didn't work out that way. When politically active veterans got together in Clovis on Monday night and listened to both candidates, they endorsed her Republican opponent, Dean Gardner. The fact is, Parra probably never had a reasonable chance to win the...
  • Parra cries foul over Web attack

    09/08/2004 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Sactivist · 72 replies · 1,441+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/8/04 | Christine Bedell
    Parra cries foul over Web attack By CHRISTINE BEDELL, Californian staff writer e-mail: cbedell@bakersfield.com Posted: Tuesday September 7th, 2004, 11:35 PM Last Updated: Tuesday September 7th, 2004, 11:39 PM Go to nicoleparra.com and you'll get an eyeful -- but not from Nicole Parra. It's a Web site registered to a longtime Parra critic and contains vicious personal and political attacks against the 30th District assemblywoman. Parra is called "Sacramento's fraud queen," a "Parrasite" and "princess." "This Web site is dedicated to one of the most slippery, slimy, worthless (yet ruthless) slimeballs in California politics ... Her Royal Highness, Nicole Parra,"...
  • (Nicole) Parra record cited

    09/06/2004 9:16:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/6/04 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- It's been a roller coaster first term for Democratic Assemblywoman Nicole Parra. When the two-year legislative session ended late last month, she had won credit for passage of a bill to make it easier for parents to check for convicted sex offenders in their neighborhoods by putting the Megan's Law database on the Internet. She was also instrumental in boosting state funding to protect military bases from closure. But she also spent most of the time walking on political eggshells to avoid making mistakes that could be exploited by her Republican challenger in what is expected to be...
  • Nicole Parra ("Queen of Voter Fraud") - New Web Site Up (Gotcha Alert)

    09/04/2004 8:39:05 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 91 replies · 3,410+ views
    Nicole Parra is the cute young democrat who bought and stole a State Assembly seat in California. She spent over $2 million to purchase this seat but had to throw in some voter fraud to make it happen. After she "won" (by 265 votes), she was appointed to chair the all important Veterans Affairs Committee. No, she's not a Veteran. The stupid democrats in this state thought that because she's a cutie with a cute butt that the Veterans would like her. Wrong!!!! The Veterans can't stand the little creep and they are offended that the democrats did this to...
  • CA: Parra works for party's blessing

    01/17/2004 9:54:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 308+ views
    FResno Bee ^ | 1/17/04 | John Ellis
    <p>SAN JOSE -- This time around, Assembly Member Nicole Parra is leaving nothing to chance.</p> <p>The Hanford Democrat is determined to leave this weekend's state Democratic Party convention with an official party blessing for her re-election bid this coming November against Bakersfield Republican Dean Gardner.</p>
  • CA: An ironic photo op for GOP's top target

    12/07/2003 9:17:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 241+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/7/03 | Aurelio Rojas
    <p>There was Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, getting an autograph from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at a rally in Bakersfield, where he used his bully pulpit to pressure Parra and other Democrats to support his budget plan.</p> <p>Adding irony to the photo that appeared last week in newspapers around the state: Parra is the Republican Party's No. 1 target in next year's Assembly races, based on her slim 266-vote victory in 2002.</p>
  • Guess who came to dinner with governor (Nicole Parra-D & Roy Ashburn-R)

    12/06/2003 10:40:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 199+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/6/03
    <p>Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is striking an especially concilatory tone with one lawmaker this week.</p> <p>After planning a Bakersfield event initially intended to target Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, who won her seat by a mere 266 votes last year, the governor invited her to ride to the event with him in his private jet, accompanied by local Sen. Roy Ashburn, a Republican.</p>
  • CA: Gardner, Parra to vie again

    11/07/2003 9:54:22 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 146+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/7/03 | Vic Pollard
    It's official: Next year's contest to represent the west side of the valley in the state Assembly will be a rerun of last year's battle. The only two candidates who have filed papers to run in the 30th Assembly District are Democratic incumbent Nicole Parra of Hanford and Republican Dean Gardner of Bakersfield. In 2002, Parra defeated Gardner by 266 votes, an election so close it took weeks of counting to decide who won. In other races, Republican Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield drew a Democratic challenger in his 32nd Assembly District as the deadline for filing declarations of intent...
  • Gardner to take 2nd shot at 30th Assembly seat

    10/23/2003 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 10 replies · 392+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 23, 2003 | Bethany Clough
    <p>HANFORD -- Bakersfield Republican Dean Gardner announced his plans Wednesday to take a second shot at the 30th Assembly District seat. In a four-stop motor home tour of the southern Valley, Gardner vowed to defeat Democrat Nicole Parra, who won the 2002 election with 265 more votes than Gardner.</p>
  • Nicole Parra ("Queen of Voter Fraud") At It Again

    09/17/2003 3:06:20 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 11 replies · 185+ views
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 17, 2003 | Valerie Avalos-Lavimodiere
    <p>BAKERSFIELD -- Assembly Member Nicole Parra vowed Tuesday to pay every cent of $13,000 in unpaid campaign bills and said she is conducting an internal accounting investigation to find out what went wrong. Parra, D-Hanford, blamed a volunteer who she said handled her campaign account during the November election.</p>
  • CA: Feud between Florez, Parras symptomatic of senator's maverick style

    09/01/2003 10:34:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 253+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 9/1/03 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- What are we going to do about Dean Florez? That's the question fellow legislators in both parties are asking as they shake their heads over the latest set of unorthodox tactics the maverick state senator used to blast away a political roadblock threatening to stymie one of his bills. Florez, D-Shafter, inveigled Democratic members of the Assembly Appropriations Committee to vote for his big anti-smog bill even though he infuriated them in the process by publicly attacking a charming young Latina assemblywoman who also represents Kern County. It wasn't the first time Florez has gotten things done by...
  • Democrats Quarrel While Kids Die (Crazy California Alert)

    08/22/2003 8:34:29 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 41 replies · 334+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | August 22, 2003 | Jennifer M. Fitzenberger
    <p>SACRAMENTO -- The political tornado surrounding the defeat of a key clean-air bill intensified Thursday with sharply worded letters to Democratic lawmakers accused of tanking the measure to help a colleague. Sen. Dean Florez fired letters to Assembly Members Nicole Parra, D-Hanford, and Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, after the bill to end the agriculture industry's historic exemption from air operating permits was held up Wednesday in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.</p>
  • Nicole Parra ("Queen of Voter Fraud") Smokes Cigar While CA Budget Battle Rages

    07/30/2003 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 23 replies · 523+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | July 29, 2003 | Vic Pollard
    (And I thought Democrats didn't smoke!!!) Here you go: Local legislators stand out in session State budget unnerves local officials By VIC POLLARD, Californian Sacramento Bureau e-mail: vpollard@bakersfield.com Tuesday July 29, 2003, 11:10:00 PM SACRAMENTO -- Although it wasn't always in the best light, Kern County lawmakers played prominent roles in the historic all-night Assembly session that finally passed a state budget late Tuesday afternoon. Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson "locked in" the 80-member lawmaking body, forcing a marathon negotiating session that lasted more than 27 hours, longer than any in the state's history. Under legislative rules, members could not leave...
  • After Freep Report - Nicole Parra "Queen of Voter Fraud"

    06/29/2003 10:36:23 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 91 replies · 574+ views
    June 29, 2003 | Saundra Duffy
    Nicole Parra, the California Assemblywoman who made it to Sacramento by voter fraud + two million dollars, was having mobile office hours in Riverdale and then in Laton and finally in Delano on Saturday June 28. Three of us freeped her at a restaurant in Riverdale and then we freeped her at the Laton Fire Department in Laton. But the GREATEST freep of them all took place in Delano!! Wait 'til you hear what happened there! The temperature kept climbing as the day progressed. It got to over 100 degrees and we were drinking water like crazy. Apparently, we were...
  • Freep “The Queen of Voter Fraud”, CA Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, this Saturday

    06/24/2003 3:33:02 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 30 replies · 411+ views
    June 24, 2003 | Saundra Duffy
    Freep “The Queen of Voter Fraud”, CA Assemblywoman Nicole Parra, this Saturday This Saturday, June 28, the “Queen of Voter Fraud” Nicole Parra will be having “mobile office hours” in the following towns and we’re going to be there to freep her again but good: (Strike 1) 10 to 11 a.m. – Riverdale House Restaurant, 355 Mt. Whitney in Riverdale; (Strike 2) 11:15 to 12:15 – Laton Fire Department, 20799 S. Fowler in Laton; (Strike 3) 2 to 3 p.m. – 1302 High St. in Delano - THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT, NICOLE PARRA!! Last time we freeped Nicole Parra,...
  • CA: Parra draws ire of peers, supporters

    06/16/2003 7:45:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/16/03 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Assemblywoman Nicole Parra's record of refusing to vote yes or no on controversial bills is irking some of her strongest campaign supporters. One of them is the man who managed her campaign last year, the influential political consultant and lobbyist, Richie Ross. Parra bucked Ross and one of his lobbying clients, the United Farm Workers union, by refusing last week to vote for the UFW's top-priority bill. That is a measure to put sales taxes back on farm fuel and equipment and use the money to subsidize health insurance for farmworkers. Ross himself has come under fire for...
  • After Freep Report of Nicole Parra "Queen of Voter Fraud" in Avenal CA Today

    06/14/2003 4:03:40 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 67 replies · 497+ views
    June 14, 2003 | Saundra Duffy
    Assembly"woman" Nicole Parra was scheduled to have breakfast at the Avenal Veteran's Hall this morning at 8 (exploiting Veterans alert!) She is probably the most UNQUALIFIED person to chair the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee in the whole State. Go figure! Oh, yeah, I forgot; this is California. Last week, the GOP nominee for this seat announced that GOP lawyers had identified and documented over 900 cases of VOTER FRAUD. He "Lost" by 265 votes . . . so he didn't really lose at all. It was a farce! Nicole Parra and the democraps spent over TWO MILLION DOLLARS to buy...
  • Freep Nicole Parra ("Queen of Voter Fraud") this Saturday in Avenal, CA

    06/12/2003 8:20:52 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 56 replies · 584+ views
    June 12, 2003 | Saundra Duffy
    E X C L U S I V E - First, the exclusive: Something "big" is going to happen today regarding Nicole Parra and VOTER FRAUD!! Dean Gardner (the GOP nominee who would be in the State Assembly today if it hadn't been for VOTER FRAUD) is having a news conference today to publish the results of the investigation into VOTER FRAUD that took place in the State Assembly District 30 race. Stay tuned . . . Now for the FReeping opportunity: This Saturday, June 14, 7:30 A.M. Nicole Parra is going to be in Avenal having breakfast at the...
  • CA: Union is not happy with Parra (Nicole-D)

    06/07/2003 10:26:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 225+ views
    FResno Bee ^ | 6/7/03 | John Ellis
    <p>More than six months before the start of an Assembly election campaign that she would eventually win, Nicole Parra could barely contain her glee after scoring an early endorsement from the influential United Farm Workers union.</p> <p>This week, Assembly Member Parra, now seven months into her first term, abstained from voting on the UFW's top priority bill for this legislative session.</p>
  • Liberal Democrat Involved in VOTER FRAUD Plays Basketball with Republicans (California puke alert)

    04/18/2003 11:02:11 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 22 replies · 270+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | April 12, 2003 | Vic Pollard
    Parra in eye of political storm By VIC POLLARD, Californian Sacramento Bureau e-mail: vpollard@bakersfield.com Saturday April 12, 2003, 10:59:36 PM SACRAMENTO -- Democratic Assemblywoman Nicole Parra knows the Republicans are watching her like a hawk, looking for any misstep they can use in a campaign against her next year. Her solution: Play basketball with them every Tuesday morning. To political professionals, Parra's razor-thin margin of victory over Dean Gardner in the west-side 30th Assembly District last year makes her vulnerable. It automatically puts her on the GOP's list of "targets" for an all-out campaign to unseat her before she has...
  • Conservative Republican and Navy Vet Got Screwed by California GOP

    03/07/2003 12:51:39 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 58 replies · 296+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | March 7, 2003 | Vic Pollard
    Dean Gardner, conservative Republican & Navy Vet, "lost" this Assembly race by 265 votes! The investigation of voter fraud is on-going. Meanwhile, it turns out that the CA GOP made a point of screwing Dean Gardner. I have been freepin' the "winner" Nicole Parra every chance I get. And to add insult to injury, Nicole Parra has been appointed to Chair and very important Veterans Affairs Committee. I AM SOOOO PISSED, you have no idea!! Here's the article. Kern GOP kept cash out of local race By VIC POLLARD, Californian Sacramento Bureau e-mail: vpollard@bakersfield.com Friday March 07, 2003, 12:12:32 PM...
  • Am I Afraid of Nicole Parra? Well, may be a little

    01/17/2003 11:10:05 AM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 30 replies · 456+ views
    January 16, 2003 | Saundra Duffy
    This letter to Rep. Cal Dooley (w/cc's) went out on January 16, 2003: Subject: Nicole Parra, Pete Parra, and the California Highway Patrol Dear Congressman Dooley: I am continuing to busy myself protesting your protégé Nicole Parra’s "win" in the Assembly District 30 race. As you know, there are allegations of voter fraud, illegal use of the CHP, military absentee ballots being discarded – plenty of fodder. In the meantime, the democrats have taken over virtually all state-wide offices including Secretary of State which oversees voting and elections – which made me start to worry a little about how I...
  • Assemblywoman Involved in VOTER FRAUD gets appointed Chair of Veterans Affairs Committee

    12/30/2002 8:56:09 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 67 replies · 450+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | December 29, 2002 | Gretchen Wenner
    Chair goes to frosh Parra By GRETCHEN WENNER, Californian staff writer e-mail: gwenner@bakersfield.com Sunday December 29, 2002, 10:02:30 PM Assemblywoman Nicole Parra will be in Bakersfield today, flanked by the state Assembly speaker and her father, Pete Parra, a Kern County supervisor, for an event announcing her appointment as chairwoman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee. Parra said the appointment, which she learned of late last week, makes her one of just five Assembly freshmen to chair a committee. The Democratic assemblywoman vowed to be "a fighter for veterans." The 11 a.m. event, which is scheduled to include an appearance...
  • Could Discarded Military Ballots Have Made the Difference for Dean Gardner in that CA Assembly Seat?

    12/11/2002 3:53:14 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 23 replies · 349+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | December 7, 2002 | Dianne Hardisty
    Dianne Hardisty: Some ballots too late to count Saturday December 07, 2002, 06:30:11 PM Oscar Meza was disappointed. Richard Beckwith was resigned. And Renee Covey was frustrated and angry. These three Kern County citizens learned last week after I called them and told them that their ballots were not counted in last month's general election. The absentee ballots of these voters and about 1,000 others were delivered to the Elections Division after the polls closed after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, Election Day. It happens every election, according to Abbe Shugart in the Elections Division. Boxes after boxes of...
  • One-Woman FReep of Nicole Parra (Voter Fraud in CA State Assembly Race)

    12/02/2002 8:43:47 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 101 replies · 550+ views
    December 2, 2002 | Saundra Duffy
    The freep took place on the north steps of the Capitol in Sacramento. Today, Nicole Parra was sworn in as the Assembly Member from the 30th Assembly District (Bakersfield area). But she got her sorry butt freeped by yours truly for VOTER FRAUD. The Grand Jury is still investigating. Here's the link to the previous thread about how the democRATS are stealing this election: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/798851/posts And now here's the FReep report: WOW! It was great!! It took all my courage just to do it cuz it looked like I was going to be the only freeper to freep and so...
  • DemocRATS Trying to Steal Another Election

    12/01/2002 5:46:20 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 50 replies · 429+ views
    December 1, 2002 | Saundra Duffy
    Freeping Opportunity Monday, Dec. 2, 5 p.m., on the North Capitol Steps (L Street side), Sacramento. Here's the flyer: NICOLE PARRA CHEATER, LIAR, THIEF, FRAUD (You be the judge) Grand Jury is investigating: Military voters DISENFRANCHIZED (Lemoore NAS is in this district). Republican absentees trashed. Bribed voters voted multiple times. Non citizens voting. Despite overwhelming evidence of voter fraud, Nicole Parra will be sworn in as Assembly Member representing the 30th District on Monday, December 2nd. This flyer will be delivered to every State Assembly Member and every State Senator in order to warn them that a fraud is in...