Category Archives: politics

Astronaut lawsuit

Jose Hernandez wants to list “astronaut” behind his name on ballots as he runs for Congress in the 10th Congressional District. A lawsuit is challenging that on the basis that he is not currently an astronaut and hasn’t been for several years. Of course, the result of the lawsuit is just that Jose’s status as […]

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Everybody’s a farmer

Almost everybody was a farmer Tuesday night as area politicians spoke at Chez Shari in Manteca to a meeting of the South San Joaquin County Republicans. “I’m a family farmer. A small business owner,” said Ricky Gill, candidate in the 9th Congressional District. “I grew up farming,” said Congressman Jeff Denham, who currently represents the 19th […]

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Bill Berryhill

Bill Berryhill, a Republican who currently represents the 26th Assembly District, is running for the newly drawn 5th Senate District. Like all candidates, Berryhill is raising money for the campaign. Here’s a list of what donors can get for various prices at a lunch reception for Berryhill to be held Jan. 27 at the DoubleTree Hotel […]

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Russ Thomas responds

Former Calaveras County Supervisor Russ Thomas, who is running in the newly-drawn 4th District that includes Angels Camp and Copperopolis, today emailed me this response to incumbent Tom Tryon’s announcement Tuesday that he’ll seek an 8th term representing the 4th. Tryon said he wanted to complete work on matters such as the county General Plan […]

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Breakfast with Ricky and Jeb

The website says that 9th Congressional District candidate Ricky Gill of Lodi will have breakfast in San Francisco Tuesday with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Guests can join the breakfast at the Gap clothing company headquarters on Folsom Street  for $1,000, or, if they pay $2,500 can also get a photo with Gill and Bush. […]

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Capitol tree is now lit …

Here’s a summary of the live video feed from the Capitol tree lighting ceremony just now: The rain in DC let up to make the lighting a little more jolly. My favorite part was the Jazz@8 Choir from Summerville High School in Tuolumne. And then of course the moment when Speaker John Boehner and Johnny […]

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Quote of the Day from Tom Tryon

The quote of the day came from Tom Tryon, chairman of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors: “Can you imagine teaching politicians to be ethical? It would destroy our political system, Bonnie.” Tryon said this to Bonnie Newman, an in-home care worker who often speaks to the Board of Supervisors on a variety of matters. […]

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How the president says no

I recently noted that Congressmen Dennis Cardoza and Jeff Denham had asked President Obama, for the second time, to come visit the Central Valley and see the economic devastation here. They asked again because Obama again visited California and only hit LA and San Francisco, where his wealthy donors live. I just got an email […]

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LA, Bay Area only parts of Cali to get love from the President

Congressmen Jeff Denham (R-Modesto) and Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) sent me a press release this week announcing that they’ve invited President Obama to visit California’s Central Valley and see first hand what’s happening here. In particular, the two congressmen are concerned about how many Central Valley residents are out of work and/or losing their homes. And then […]

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Sen. Gaines speaks in Angels Camp

State Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) spoke last night at Bret Harte Union High School to a group of top administrators and trustees from Mother Lode school districts. Gaines admitted he hasn’t worked much on education issues, or even ever put forward an education-related bill. Still he laid out pretty clearly the basic fiscal and philosophical […]

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