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The Governor just addressed the unfairness of some states getting sweetheart deals on health care, while California pays for it. He is talking about his optimism for California. I didn’t know that in 2008, California attracted more venture capital than

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“The worst is over the the California economy.” That statement cause a few raised eyebrows in the room. Interestingly, the overflow room did not fill up, but people are still trickling in. Is it my imagination, or is the Governor’s

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The Governor, addressing the legislature, said they closed a budget gap of $60 billion last year. Announced that last night they passed major educational reform — “Parents now have the means to get rid of incompetent principals…” Now on to

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Governor Schwarzenegger introduces his family, several dignitaries, and gets a thumbs-up from Speaker Hertzberg. But the special guest is Sara Granda, the young disabled woman who overcame her disabilities to graduate from law school and pass the bar. She receives

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Speaker Bass asks everyone to take their seats. She welcomes first lady and her family. The first lady is looking lovely in a purple suit. Bass introduces the elected officers. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is announced. He takes a purposeful stroll

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Just received a copy of the Governor’s speech… someone actually asked the Governor’s press office assistant if he was going to start on time.

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I arrived at the Capitol early enough to beat the rush for seating in the Assembly chambers, but did not quite make it past the police guards… however, I am comfortably sitting in the media overflow room watching with interest,

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Watch this space at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 when Cal Watchdog reporter Katy Grimes live-blogs Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s annual State of the State address. Given that these speeches tend to run during prime time, it’s pretty clear Arnold

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Just Cruzing 0

At first, I thought this was a joke, but sadly, it is all too real. For those who thought Joseph Conrad’s 1897 novel The Nigger of the Narcissus too harshly racist, there is now The N-Word of the Narcissus, all

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Last week U.S. Rep. George Radanovich, R, Mariposa, announced he would not run for re-election in November. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger immediately sent out a brief but laudatory press release thanking Radanovich for his public service. “Congressman Radanovich has built a

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