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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...

Political Science Forum Showcases American Political Spectrum

Mark Laluan

October 28, 2010


Filed under Politics

This Tuesday saw the Political Science Department, Political Science Club and Associated Students (AS) of Cal State East Bay host a question and answer forum centered on next week’s upcoming midterm election next Tuesday. The forum, held in the multipurpose room of the new University Union, was divid...

Doubts Raised over the Future of California’s Pension Funds

Richard Duboc

October 28, 2010


Filed under Politics

Last year, 24,558 California public employees retired and this year the number is sure to be greater. With more and more employees retiring in California every year and just under 500,000 retired employees currently receiving monthly allowances, recent questions over the financial stability of the fund...

Dream Act Awaits Approval from California Governor

Iris Medina

October 28, 2010


Filed under Layout, Politics

Undocumented immigrant students and their families have remained committed to The California Dream Act. Tania Kappner, a teacher at Oakland Tech, said students keep hopes high despite Governor Schwarzenegger’s reluctance to sign into law a bill which will help qualifying students fund their college edu...

East Bay Alum Seeks School Board Post

Carole Reynolds

October 22, 2010


Filed under Politics

William McGee, 32, candidate for a seat on the Hayward Unified School District Board of Trustees is a teacher, and a graduate at CSUEB in Educational Leadership. “We need to get the school board to a place where the students are the primary focus when it’s time to make decisions,” said Mc...

Northern California Tea Party Comes Out En Masse

Richard Duboc

October 21, 2010


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Last weekend’s rally in Sacramento and other large scale conventions across the nation have many Americans wondering: “Just what is the Tea Party?” Last Saturday, thousands of Tea Party supporters congregated at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton for a rally sponsored by the Pleasanton/NorCa...

California’s Budget

Mark Laluan

October 14, 2010


Filed under Politics

Last Friday California’s lawmakers managed to end a three month struggle to pass a state budget that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law last Friday. California faces the problem of an over $19 billion deficit and continued economic downturn that continues to keep California’s economy in a ma...

Budget deal reached by California’s lawmakers

Mark Laluan

October 7, 2010


Filed under Politics

An eleventh hour effort by Republican and Democratic leaders to patch together a budget deal succeeded last Friday. Tense negotiations surrounded the budget proposal adopted by California’s political leaders. Now the fight turns to the respective Republican and Democratic State Assembly and Senat...

Political Mistrust in California

Mark Laluan

October 7, 2010


Filed under Politics

Californians have little faith that politicians can solve the State’s woes, polls say The latest Field Polls show that Californians are losing confidence the ability of politicians, both those running for office and incumbents, in solving California’s economic and social problems. According a Field Poll published ...

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