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Pumping Up The Debate
The nation turns its lonely eyes to Sacramento politics as Governor Schwarzenegger makes headlines by calling the Democratic legislators 'girlie men.' This begs the question - if these guys are so girlie, why can't the Arnold make them bend to his will with a steely glare and a threat of termination? The budget's 3 weeks late, boss. Maybe you recall - you promised the voters zero weeks.
Now, I don't think the Democrats are going to convince anyone that the Gov is speaking with misogyny or homophobia here - he's just quoting a decade-old SNL skit. It's a cheesy line for rallies at Stockton or Ontario Mills. It may make more sense to point out that Arnold is doing nothing but inflaming partisan divisions in a budget negotiation where a compromise is necessary.
At the LA Times, George Skelton has the right piece of advice for Schwarzenegger - get out of the shopping malls, and get back to the statehouse to broker the real deal. He points out that as long as this weightless debate continues, "the more ordinary — the more political, the more ineffectual — our action-hero governor will look. Among all the combatants, he has the most to lose."
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.