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HOW GREEN ARE YOUR CANDIDATES? FIND OUT OCT. 4 AT A GREEN POLICY FORUM

October 3, 2012 (San Diego)—The San Diego Candidates Green Policy Forum 2012 will gathers candidates for local, state, and national office on October 4th, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. to hear their positions on strategic issues in Green policy. 
 
Join Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congerssman and Mayoral candidate Bob Filner, Congressional candidates Scott Peters and David Secor, County Supervisor candidate Dave Roberts, State Assembly candidates Dr. Shirley Weber, RJ Hernandez and Pat Hurley. Note: Other candidates were invited and declined including Congressman Brian Bilbray, Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio and Assemblyman Brian Jones. 

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE VIEWING PARTY IN LA MESA OCT. 3

Local Democratic candidates will also be on hand

September 27, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club will sponsor a 2012 Presidential Debate Watch Party at the La Mesa Community Center on Wednesday, October 3rd, at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. The Club has arranged to have a large screen TV to view the faceoff between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.

DOLORES CANIZALES TAKES OVER THE REIGNS AT THE POWAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 
August 4, 2012 (Poway) -- The Poway Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dolores Canizales has joined the staff at the Chamber as President and CEO. She was identified from a process that drew from extensive networking contacts developed by the Poway Chamber Board. The Board invited applications from suitable individuals from their list of contacts. From a group of 10 vetted finalists and 3 interviewed candidates, Canizales was the unanimous top choice according to Poway Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Jim Crute. Canizales replaces former president Luanne Hulsizer, who resigned in May.

RISING STARS TO GADFLIES IN THE 79TH ASSEMBLY CONTEST

 

 
(Analysis for East County Magazine)
 
By E.A. Barrera
 
May 31, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- With only days left in the 2012 primary season, no contest reflects the nature of modern California politics better then the race in the 79th Assembly District. The new California Primary system is in place this year, forcing all candidates of any party to run in what are now quasi-municipal elections. No single party may field a candidate for the fall, and the top two vote-getters of the primary-- no matter the party--will face each other in a run-off election this November.

 

STEINER BRINGS A “NEW APPROACH” TO THE RACE FOR 77TH ASSEMBLY

 
By Janis Mork
 
May 30, 2012 (San Diego)- One of four candidates will succeed Nathan Fletcher when he leaves the Assembly. Republican Dustin Steiner is one candidate who hopes to represent the newly redrawn 77th District, which includes inland communities such as Tierrasanta, Scripps Ranch, Poway, and Rancho Bernardo, as well as coastal communities in Del Mar. View a map of the district: http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/voters/Eng/maps/AssemblySDCountyMap.jpg

NEED MORE INFO ON CANDIDATES AND INITIATIVES? CHECK OUT THESE 2 WEBSITES

 
May 27, 2012 (San Diego) – If you’re looking for a source of detailed information about candidates and initiatives on your ballot, two handy sites aret www.SmartVoter.org and www.vote-smart.org.   
 
The SmartVoter site was created by the League of Women Voters of California and is now available in several other states.  Enter your address and zip at www.SmartVoter.org to view your sample ballot, with arguments for and against ballot initiatives as well as information candidates have written about themselves and links to many useful sites related to the election.

9 CANDIDATES VIE FOR BILBRAY’S SEAT IN CONGRESS

 
May 17, 2012 (San Diego) -- Nine candidates are in the running for the redrawn 52nd Congressional district seat currently held by Republican Brian Bilbray. Eight of them answered a detailed questionnaire provided by the Pomerado News--all but Bilbray himself, who failed to respond to questions.

 

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS SAN DIEGO ENDORSES BOB FILNER FOR MAYOR OF SAN DIEGO

 
May 9, 2012 (San Diego)—The League of Conservation Voters San Diego has endorsed Congressman Bob Filner in the San Diego Mayoral election. 

SALDAÑA REISSUES CHALLENGE TO CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES TO MAKE TAXES PUBLIC

 

March 29, 2012 (San Diego) -- As April 15 approaches and San Diegans prepare to pay their income taxes, Lori Saldaña, the Democratic frontrunner of the 52nd Congressional District, repeated her challenge to the other candidates to release their tax returns.
 
Since issuing her original challenge on February 22nd, Saldaña is the only one of ten candidates who has made her taxes public. The leading Republican contender, Brian Bilbray, has agreed to release his returns, but has not done so.

 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
March 22, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media.  This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:    
   
LOCAL NEWS 
  • Nudist purchases East County town (10 News)
  • Without San Onofre, are blackouts possible? (UT San Diego)
  • 3 tubes at San Onofre plant fail during stress test (KPBS)
  • MWD accused of forming shadow government (KPBS)
  • A quiet divide: the Mayor and the Chamber (La Mesa Today)
  • Underground water storage for Santee?  (Santee Patch)
 
LOCAL POLITICS 
  • San Diego Congressional candidates speak on women’s health, gas prices (San Diego Reader)
  • Slater-Price endorses Democrat Dave Roberts for Supervisor (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Foulds gets maximum 12-year sentence in DUI double fatality (La Mesa Patch)
  • Video of 52nd Congressional debate hosted by KPBS (KPBS)
  • CA 52: Excluded from KPBS debate, independent Jack Doyle response (US independent voter network) 
STATE  
  • California struggling to prepare quake early warning system(Los Angeles Times)
  • Cal-State trustees okay pay hikes for two presidents (Sacramento Bee)
  • Judge rules state violated disclosure law [re Medicare cuts] (Sacramento Bee)
  • Wal-Mart to pay $2.1 million for overcharging (Sacramento Bee)
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READER’S EDITORIAL: CAN REPUBLICANS WIN THE WHITE HOUSE WITHOUT THE HISPANIC VOTE?

 
By Patrick Osio
 
March 16, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Surely the Republican Party knows that it will be most difficult to occupy the White House without a significant percentage of Hispanic votes. Why then are two of the leading candidates seeking the nomination taking such anti-Hispanic positions, particularly front runner Mitt Romney?  Romney must know that his flip-flops on positions affecting the Hispanic community are disconcerting and unsympathetic to the feelings of the great majority of Hispanics throughout the country.

MEET THE CANDIDATES! – EASTLAKE-BONITA DEMOCRATIC CLUB MARCH 8

 

March 7, 2012 (Bonita) – The Eastlake-Bonita Democratic Club will be meeting on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bonita Library Community Room, 4375 Bonita Road. Candidates will be there to earn your vote.

 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 

March 2, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media.  This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:    
 
 
 
 
  
LOCAL 
  • Mayor: City’s structural deficit over (10 News)
  • San Diego has most expensive gas in nation (UT San Diego)
  • Low rainfall may mean more local conservation (10 News)
  • Get to know new District 9 candidates: Speak City Heights (Voice of San Diego)
  • Teen struck by trolley was becoming ‘man of integrity’ mentor says ; has shown improvement from brain injury (La Mesa Patch)
  • Case shows flaws at special police force (UT San Diego)
  • Boy accused of killing friend receiving ‘extraordinary care’ (10 News)
  • Heroin use jumps 229 percent amongst county’s young adults (Santee Patch)
  • Refugee moms and their American daughters bond through cooking (KPBS)
 
STATE 
  • Consumer advocates, unions back healthcare ballot measures (Sacramento Bee)
  • California Republican party endorses auto rates initiative (Sacramento Bee)
  • Fewer than 1 in 3 California registered Republican (Sacramento Bee)
  • Democrats want to extend guaranteed retirement savings to private sector (Sacramento Bee)
  • Investigation alleges abuse cover-up at California centers for the disabled (KPBS)
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TECHNOLOGIST DAVID LEVITT LAUNCHES CHALLENGE TO US SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN

 
By Nadin Abbott
 
February 20, 2012 (San Diego)--2012 will prove to be an interesting electoral cycle, perhaps one for the history books. With the Occupy Movement, the Coffee Party, the Tea Party and now Be Your Government (http://beyourgovernment.org/) we are seeing a rise in a challenge to the Beltway Establishment. 
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