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Brown’s Budget Schwarzenegger’s Second Coming

Mark Laluan

January 13, 2011


Filed under Layout, Politics

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget unveiled Monday has more in common with the substance of his predecessor’s proposals than meets the eye. Brown has proposed discretionary spending out of the general fund to the tune of $84.6 billion. This amount is just around $1.5 billion less than last fi...

Supreme Court Again is Asked to Rule on ‘In God We Trust’

Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers and Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers

January 13, 2011


Filed under Politics

WASHINGTON — California attorney and dedicated atheist Michael Newdow is making another run at “In God We Trust,” with a new Supreme Court petition challenging the national motto. In an uphill battle, Newdow is asking the nine justices to review an appellate court’s rejection of his claim tha...

Military Vows Improved Services For Female Soldiers

Mark Brunswick

January 13, 2011


Filed under Layout, Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Alicia Perry has had her head in the clouds for as long as she can remember. She speaks passionately about the wonders of flying. "I really enjoy being in control of the aircraft and being up there," she said. "It's just a whole different view of the world." One gray morning this fall, the 24-year-old recent college gradu...

Left With Schwarzenegger’s Collateral Damage

Mark Laluan

January 8, 2011


Filed under Layout, Politics

As Schwarzenegger’s legacy comes to an end, California must engage in major damage control Arnold Schwarzenegger has bid adieu to seven years in office as Governor of California. The action star of the 2002 movie “Collateral Damage” is leaving the state with more damage than what was do...

The Uncertain Future of San Quentin’s New Death Row

Richard Duboc

January 8, 2011


Filed under Politics

As Jerry Brown made his first Inaugural Address for the second time in his career on Monday in Sacramento, many are now left wondering what, if any, issues will be affected by the winds of change. One such issue is the unresolved lawsuit between Marin County and Governor Schwarzenegger over the proposed $356 million new Condemned Inmate Complex (CIC) at Ca...

DREAM Act Protestors March in San Francisco

Richard Duboc

December 9, 2010


Filed under Politics

Across the state, students are taking to the streets in support of the DREAM Act. On Friday, Dec. 3, hundreds of students from Bay Area colleges, along with supporters from all over the country, marched from the Federal Building in San Francisco to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) office. A...

Federal Reserve to Buy More Treasury Bonds

Richard Duboc

December 2, 2010


Filed under Politics

The issue of debt is closely associated with college students and homeowners. However, some of the most powerful nations in the world are also grappling with debt. Last month, the United States Federal Reserve announced that it will buy $600 billion worth of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds by the end...

Jean Quan Oakland’s New Mayor

Mark Laluan

November 18, 2010


Filed under Layout, Politics

Attorney General race still undecided Two weeks after Election Day, final results for California’s “close contests” are proving elusive. The office of the California Secretary of State defines a “close contest” as “a contest in which there is less than a 2 percent difference between first and second place.” The sta...

Modesto Christians Protest Murders in Iraq

Shirley Alvarez

November 18, 2010


Filed under Politics

MODESTO, Calif. — Hundreds gathered in Modesto on Nov. 8 to participate in a worldwide protest that honored the death of Catholic Assyrians in Iraq. “We want to bring awareness to people about what is really going on,” said Melinda Khubiar, of Modesto. An attack by Sunni militants on the congregat...

Schwarzenegger Audibles for Last Minute Session

Richard Duboc

November 18, 2010


Filed under Politics

Last Thursday, outgoing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called for an emergency meeting of the California State Legislature to address the $6.1 billion deficit projected for the current fiscal year. This coming just over a month after Sacramento passed the 2010-11 California State Budget, which at t...

San Francisco Joins D.C. In Rally

Haiming Jin

November 12, 2010


Filed under Politics

Last Saturday, more than 700 hundred people gathered in front of the San Francisco Civic Center to support the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity,” which was streamed live from the Washington D.C. event via satellite. The big screen set up for the onlookers broadcasted from 9:00 am to noon...

Republicans Win More Senate Seats, Democrats California

Mark Laluan

November 12, 2010


Filed under Layout, Politics

ELECTION WRAP UP A tide of voter dissatisfaction, economic turmoil and base mobilization has swept the Republican Party back into power after four years in the political wilderness. As of Wednesday, Republicans have taken 239 seats in the House of Representatives, Democrats took 185 seats and 11 seats remai...

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