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  • Invasive 20-pound rodents increasingly burrowing into California

    02/12/2018 2:52:03 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 53 replies
    sfgate ^ | 2/11/18 | Tom Miller
    A giant invasive rodent with the ability to destroy roads, levees and wetlands has been discovered in Stanislaus County. Weighing in at 20 pounds and measuring 2 feet, 6 inches long, plus a 12-inch tail, the nutria live in or near water. They're also incredibly destructive. “They burrow in dikes, and levees, and road beds, so they weaken infrastructure, (which is) problematic for flood control systems,” California Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Peter Tira said. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is sounding an alarm about the invasive nutria. When nutria aren’t burrowing, they’re eating. They can consume 25 percent...
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • St. Stanislaus scrum is going to trial today

    01/10/2011 7:27:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 1/10/2011 | TIM TOWNSEND
    In 1891, Archbishop Peter Kenrick agreed to allow the laity of the St. Louis Polish Catholic community to form a corporation that would govern the church's finances. Kenrick's move was not unusual at a time when immigrants often formed their own Catholic communities to buy land and build a church. By the 20th century, bishops had assumed control of most of those parishes around the country. St. Louis archbishops through the decades made half-hearted attempts to get St. Stanislaus to fall in line, but it was the clergy sexual abuse scandal that erupted in Boston in 2002 that ultimately prompted...
  • Contract: Sarah Palin Requested Bendy Straws, Bottled Water At CSU Stanislaus Fundraiser

    08/26/2010 9:28:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 99 replies
    FOX40 ^ | 8/26/10 | Matthew Keys
    Lawmakers Want To Know How Much CSU Stanislaus Is Paying For Sarah Palin VisitSACRAMENTO - The California State University Foundation has released its contract with former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin that shows the speaker's request as well as compensation for a fundraiser dinner conducted in June. According to the contract released Thursday afternoon, Palin was compensated $75,000 to appear at the event and requested two bottles of "unopened still water" with "bendable straws" placed "in or near the wooden lectern." A private plane, more specifically a Lear 60 jet, was required for Palin under the contract, though the contract...
  • Attorney General: No Wrongdoing at CSU Stanislaus, But Fixes Needed

    08/06/2010 5:30:46 PM PDT · by DryFly · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | August 8, 2010 | Patty Guerra
    Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday his office found no wrongdoing at the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation. “We examined whether money given to a charitable foundation was handled appropriately, but found no violation of law,” Brown said. “However, the foundation board has agreed to make changes to improve oversight of its funds.” Read more: http://www.modbee.com/2010/08/06/1283809/attorney-general-no-wrong-doing.html#ixzz0vsK8z2Dx
  • Palin is in their heads

    06/28/2010 2:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | June 28, 2010 | Don Surber
    Carla Marinucci, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Political Writer, had some sad news for her liberal readers this morning: Sarah Palin is alive and kicking — and kicking ass in California. Carla Marinucci cited Sarah Palin’s speech on Froiday night, which raised a record $200,000-plus for the Cal State University Stanislaus Foundation, money much needed for a school in a recession at a time when donors are low on cash as well. Wrote Carla Marinucci: “After months of buildup, including investigations, outrage and celebration, the former Alaska governor’s trip to California’s farm belt over the weekend proved beyond a doubt that...
  • Palin's Stanislaus visit shows political power

    06/28/2010 7:47:11 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/28/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    They don't call Sarah Palin the Thrilla from Wasilla for nothing.After months of buildup, including investigations, outrage and celebration, the former Alaska governor's trip to California's farm belt over the weekend proved beyond a doubt that she delivers - for Republicans and Democrats. State Attorney General Jerry Brown probably will be grateful that he was the focus of the 2008 vice presidential candidate's barbed criticism as he investigates her compensation from the Cal State University Stanislaus Foundation for her speech Friday night at the nonprofit's 50th anniversary event at the Turlock (Stanislaus County) campus. Brown's office is looking at whether...
  • Sarah Palin Protest at CSU Stanislaus Part 1

    06/27/2010 12:17:12 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Behold the mix of protest, support, and even evangelism. Only in America.
  • University president calls Palin speech a success [Stanislaus State]

    06/26/2010 10:40:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Belleville News-Democrat ^ | June 26, 2010 | Patty Guerra
    TURLOCK, Calif. - Sarah Palin spent only a few hours in Turlock. But the repercussions of her visit will last a long time, from the big money she drew to the debate over her appearance to a legal investigation into the nonprofit foundation that signed her. University officials said they couldn't be happier with her appearance at the 50th anniversary gala, bringing in more money than any other single event in the campus' history. "I am really very pleased," university President Hamid Shirvani said Saturday. "It was an extraordinary event, unprecedented in the past five years I've been associated with...
  • (MSM Video Coverage) Sarah Palin’s CSU Stanislaus Speech Sets Fundraising Record

    06/26/2010 10:06:51 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 20 replies · 1+ views
    CNN, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post and ADN cover Sarah Palin's speech + local news coverage of student protestors & every move Sarah Palin makes.
  • Civic education, American exceptionalism focus of Palin’s speech

    06/26/2010 7:52:42 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Turlock Journal ^ | June 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore
    After months of anticipation, legal battles, and protests, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited Turlock on Friday where she delivered a speech on civic education and American exceptionalism before a sold-out crowd at California State University, Stanislaus’ 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser. Tuxedo-clad men and women in their finest dresses packed the Main Dining Hall at CSU Stanislaus Friday evening for what CSU Stanislaus Foundation Chairman Matt Swanson termed the “greatest meal in the history of the campus.” But while the meal was memorable – a caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes, seared scallops and savory mushroom risotto, and frozen chocolate soufflé...
  • AM Alert: Palinpalooza

    06/25/2010 7:57:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/25/10 | Torey Van Oot
    Has Sarah Palin's California visit caused a stir in the Golden State? You betcha! The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will take the stage tonight at a fundraiser at California State University, Stanislaus. The university was dogged with questions over how much former Alaska governor is being paid to speak at the gala. Officials said that because the event is being put on by a nonprofit foundation associated with the university, the speaking contract is not subject to disclosure under the state public records laws. The push to release the payment details (and the push-back from the university) involved Dumpster...
  • Fox40 mocks Sarah Palin after her speech

    06/25/2010 9:54:05 PM PDT · by Bratch · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jun 26th, 2010 | The Right Scoop
    I was unaware that this was going on when I killed my feed, so I didn’t get all of it. So if someone else has it, please let me know and I’ll post it:
  • The best Quote Tonight from Gov. Sarah Palin at the CSU-Stanislaus dinner

    06/25/2010 9:34:39 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies
    CSU GALA | Friday June 25, 2010
    "The Declaration of Independence was the Declaration of Responsibility too." - Sarah Palin
  • Sarah Palin's Central Valley Splash

    06/25/2010 8:19:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Fri, Jun 25, 2010
    Throngs of protesting students and hundreds of well-heeled donors are preparing to greet Sarah Palin, whose speech at a struggling public university in California's farm country Friday evening will cap off a prolonged legal dispute over her visit. The former Alaska governor is set to headline at the 50th anniversary celebration at California State University, Stanislaus, which in recent days has transformed its humble cafeteria into a glitzy Gala Hall, now surrounded by chain-link fences and extra security officers. Palin's speech has generated intense intrigue and scrutiny since the nonprofit foundation holding the event first announced her visit in March....
  • Live Feed- Sarah Palin Speech At Cal State Stanislaus

    06/25/2010 7:17:37 PM PDT · by curth · 55 replies
    Fox40 in California is streaming live Governor Sarah Palin's speech at Cal State Stanislaus. View here: http://www.fox40.com/news/livechannel/
  • Sarah Palin discusses education and freedom at CSU Stanislaus banquet (Quality Video & Audio)

    06/26/2010 6:59:14 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | June 26, 2010 | Patty Guerra
    Sarah Palin discussed civic education, freedom of speech and the infamous "bendable straws" demand at California State University, Stanislaus Friday night. Palin poked fun at the controversy sparked by the announcement she would appear and the outcry over her confidential contract, a portion of which students said they found in a university Dumpster. "Do I have my straws?" she said, adding that she felt sorry for the Washington Speakers Bureau, which on her behalf negotiated "with the entire state of California." And she took a shot at those who have launched an investigation into the university Foundation's finances in response...
  • Stanislaus Protest Planned, an Exercise in Futility

    06/23/2010 2:42:26 PM PDT · by curth · 1+ views
    Motivation Truth ^ | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 | ADRIENNE ROSS
    Governor Palin will be speaking at Stanislaus University this Friday, June 25th. Much has been made of this particular speaking engagement with people complaining about the Governor being the choice to headline the school's 50th anniversary celebration. They have hidden behind what they hoped would appear to be reasonable arguments for their protest, but those arguments simply don't hold water. Look, if school officials would disqualify a "polarizing and divisive celebrity with no connection to our school or community," as one person coined her, perhaps they need to re-examine the reason for fundraisers. The last time I checked, the institution...
  • Found Pages Not Part of Palin Contract

    04/15/2010 12:01:45 AM PDT · by excopconservative · 12 replies · 995+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 04-14-10 | Nanette Asimov
    Paperwork lifted from a Dumpster by students at California State University, Stanislaus was not part of Sarah Palin's speaking contract, but an earlier version of the agreement, campus President Hamid Shirvani said Wednesday. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/14/BAG31CUTIO.DTL#ixzz0l9LLubUJ
  • Why be afraid of Sarah Palin talking at CSU Stanislaus?

    04/09/2010 4:37:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 799+ views
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | April 9, 2010 | Dennis Wyatt, Managing Editor
    A caller back in November 2008 who identified herself as a Democrat informed me that I was biased since the Manteca Bulletin did not carry what she termed was “the historic” election of Barrack Obama as president on the front page. My explanation did not matter that the Bulletin had not carried a single presidential election story on the front page for at least 20 years whether it involved a Democrat or a Republican. She then asked my party affiliation. I told her I was registered as a Republican. She said that proved I was acting bitter like all of...