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John Garamendi

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Former Surf City Mayor, State Insurance Commissioner Candidate Wes Bannister Dies

    Wes Bannister​Wes Bannister, who'd been a Huntington Beach city councilman and mayor and ran unsuccessfully three times for state Insurance Commissioner, died last night after a lengthy illness. He was 73.Clockwork recalls Bannister as one of those Republicans not generally found in Orange County. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Schwarzenegger Fragged by Lieutenant

    Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi has just fragged Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger over the 241 (Foothill-South) toll road. The road, proposed by the Irvine-based Transportation Corridor Agencies, would cut through the Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy, itself mitigation for the Talega development, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Monday's Headlines. No Surprises: Shaky ground for the mayor-who-would-be-governor

    Preparing for deportation: In the past fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement made almost twice as many arrests (30,396) in its fugitive operations program as it did the previous year, reports the Register. ICE also picked up more than 4,000 illegals in workplace raids - up 11 percent fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    New Lessons for CSU students

    Earlier this month when the governor's budget plan was unveiled, three groups-- poor families with children, teachers, and college students at UC's and CSU's-- were particularly singled out for sacrifice, so the gov. could cling to his no new taxes pledge. CSU students are expect to part with an a ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 16, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Madam Chairwoman: Rock on!

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Less than an hour until the polls close...

    ... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Wherefore Late Democratic Gains?

    Interesting; two hours ago (around 9:45) Dem John Garamendi was 2.5% behind Repub Tom McClintock for Lieutenant Governor. Now, at nigh-midnight, he's up by 1.5%. His gains have been incremental, but constant and steady. Similarly, Dem Debra Bowen has creeped an eensy 0.2% above Bruce McPherson for ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Not a 'Stiff,' Nor a 'Loser'

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! The OC Weeklys Statewide picks

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2006

    Eddie Rose on "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"

    Eddie Rose writes: "In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 28, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Raise Less Corn, More Hell: We got your class warfare swingin

  • Columns

    September 25, 2003

    Smug As a Bug in a Rug

    Republicans, reporters preen, groom selves at congratulatory LA bash

  • News

    November 7, 2002
  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Gary Mendoza: Consumer-Rights Warrior?

    A daily reporter endorses GOP candidate for insurance commissioner

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