Is Chuck Reed really a boy named Sue? This Johnny Cash song comes to mind when we think of the litany of litigation that follows Chuck, or umm, we mean Sue.
Reed is suing the FPPC over the $1 dollar fine (not a typo) imposed for illegally funneling $100K to Rose Herrera during her 2012 council race, he’s suing Major League Baseball over the A’s, he’s sued the state over Redevelopment, and now is threatening to sue California’s Hottie AG, Kamala Harris, over the description of his pension grab initiative. Reed started to whine almost immediately about the 100 words that signature gatherers would have to show potential signers and then pulled out a staple of his political bag of tricks…he may Sue to try and get his way although most political observers say the AG played it right down the middle.
The Swine Flu has claimed another life in the Bay Area. KGO-7 has the story here and the Chron has it here. Wash your hands people and there’s still time to get the flu shot. Oh, and if you are sick, stay home and don’t be a trooper and come in to work and cough and sneeze all over the rest of us.
Join the Raging Grannies as they spearhead a pro-choice march on January 22 in downtown Los Altos. The American Association of University Women and the Santa Clara County Pro-Choice Community are co-sponsoring the event.
Looks like the money race for SJ Mayor is becoming clearer as sources are telling the Fetch that Cortese came in at $175K, Herrera bagged $50K and Pete “quadruple dip” Constant nabbed $25K.
Don’t get wigged out if you see this bad hair day bandit in line with you at your local bank…instead, call 911 and hope that you are not in San Jose because by the time the po-po get there this thief will have had a full make-over and will not look like he, or she, did while in line.
Congressional wanna-be Ro Khanna pens this indictment of Congress for the Merc and if he wins, he will be about as welcome in Congress as Chuck Reed is at a Labor Day picnic. Khanna is either disingenuous or naïve when it comes to the motivation of some of his campaign funders, Ro can’t honestly believe that all of his big money backers are not trying to curry some favor from him after opening up their wallets and making him the fundraising leader.
Sacramento Democrats, led by Senate leader Darrel Steinberg want every California four-year old to be in a “high quality, voluntary transitional kindergarten”. The $990 million dollar program was announced yesterday and would tap the state budget surplus to pay for it.
The LA Times reports that the state took in 8% more tax revenue over the last six months than what was projected, $2 billion dollars more. Jerry Brown is set to announce his state budget for next year at the end of the week and this must have been a welcome piece of good news.