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By: Alicia Robinson | August 4, 2005
State Sen. John Campbell put some muscle behind his campaign for the 48th Congressional District seat Wednesday when he came out with an endorsement from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Chris Cox, who last week was confirmed as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The endorsement -- unusual in a Republican primary -- is expected to play well in Newport Beach, but it left Campbell opponent Marilyn Brewer's supporters "perplexed," as a Brewer campaign consultant put it. Since the governor took office, Campbell has often been at his side.
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By Mary O'Keefe | July 28, 2006
Some very surprised diners came face-to-face with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at Porto's Bakery in Glendale on Wednesday. The stop was to promote his "Protecting The California Dream Tour," part of his campaign for re-election. "Christmas is our busiest time," said Betty Porto, a member of the Montrose family that owns bakery. "This is like Christmas." The governor began his campaign visits in northern California in June, he continued to the central and finally the southern parts of the state.
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July 6, 2005
Chuck Sambar Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes to give school districts a revenue limit increase of 4.23% for 2005-06. On its surface, this increase is rather healthy and substantial. On closer examination, however, one discovers that the largesse is designed for a major shift in school finance and it is, in fact, more of a mirage and smoke and mirrors rather than an actual increase for the schools. The governor proposes two major shifts in financial responsibility from the state to local school districts.
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By: Mark R. Madler | October 7, 2005
Still fuming over orders to stand in the background of a gubernatorial news conference while brush fires raged around the county, Burbank and Glendale fire departments came out in opposition Thursday to a ballot proposition they claim would stifle their political involvement. If approved by voters in the special Nov. 8 election, Proposition 75 would require unions representing public employees to get permission from members before spending dues for political purposes.
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May 5, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE - Two Glendale residents will soon take over as governor and governor-elect of Soroptomist International's Camino Real Region. Sandra Schultz will assume her title of governor in July and serve through 2002. Edith Fuentes, Glendale's zoning administrator, will serve as governor-elect for the next two years before taking over as governor in 2002. Both are former presidents of Soroptimist International of Glendale. The Camino Real Region covers the Los Angeles area and stretches north as far as Santa Barbara and Lompoc.
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October 26, 2000
Gov. George W. Bush has accused Vice President Al Gore of using "fuzzy math" to distort his proposals. But, there is something about the governor's presidential campaign platform that just doesn't add up! Do the math yourself. Bush has said, "My vision is to empower Americans to make decisions for themselves in their own lives." How can the governor make such a statement yet also say that women do not have the right to choose what is best for their own bodies and the future of their own lives?
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January 6, 2005
Rima Shah Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's State of the State address Wednesday drew applause from local Republican lawmakers while Democrats were cautiously supportive of his vision for California. "I think it was a lackluster performance," Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer said. "What I was disappointed about was that he didn't offer any details." Schwarzenegger called for across-the-board spending cuts, including the elimination of about 100 boards and commissions.
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May 18, 2005
Darleene Barrientos Disappointment over the governor's revised budget carried over to Tuesday, as trustees lamented its hits to education. The new budget, announced last week, includes a cost-of-living adjustment increase from 3.93% in the governor's January budget to 4.23%, which will equal about $400,000 for Glendale, said Steve Hodgson, the district's chief business and financial officer. But the governor also wants to transfer mental health responsibility and costs from the county to school districts, which Hodgson thinks will cost $400,000 or more, effectively negating the increase.
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By: Chuck Sambar | August 24, 2005
Manipulating local school districts, raiding their savings accounts, making promises and reneging on them, ignoring the constitutional will of the people and the law, and attacking the men and women who are the lifeblood of this state and nation will not solve California's budget problems. And neither will such policies by our governor foster a world class public school system, improve student achievement, attract the best and brightest teachers, and serve the best interest of children and their future.
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April 9, 2005
Rima Shah Local officials and Democratic lawmakers expressed support for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision Thursday to abandon a controversial pension-reform plan, agreeing to work with local and state leaders across the aisle to reform the plan. The reform, introduced by Assemblyman Keith Richman, a Republican who represents part of Glendale, drew criticism from public employees and public safety officials on its lack of death and disability benefits and options to save the government money.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 25, 2014
Crescenta Valley Water District customers have been asked to water their lawns and plants every other day following Gov. Jerry Brown's call to California residents to reduce water consumption by 20% in the wake of a statewide drought warning. Officials announced the decision Friday in a press release following a board of directors meeting earlier in the week. The Board of Directors had considered a proposal to implement water conservation measures last year, but decided against it at that time.
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By Sal Polcino | January 1, 2014
The pageantry of the Tournament of Roses Parade took over the streets of Pasadena for the 125th time Wednesday morning with a cast of thousands. Marching bands from as far as Japan, equestrian groups featuring Appaloosa, Andalusian and Clydesdale horses, KC & the Sunshine Band, Natalie Cole and this year's winner of NBC's “The Voice,” Tessanne Chin all joined the festivities. Of course, what most of the nearly 800,000 fans came out to see were the floats with their larger-than-life characters and vividly colored roses.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | July 5, 2013
A bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to prevent cities from ticketing drivers who park at broken or malfunctioning meters is moving full throttle ahead, passing in the state Senate by a 36-1 vote this week, and it's now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Under AB 61, drivers can park in a space with a broken meter for the maximum time allowed for that space. Gatto's bill came after the Legislature passed a bill last year that allowed parking at a broken meter statewide, unless a city passes an ordinance specifically prohibiting it - which the city of Los Angeles did in December.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | March 9, 2013
The way higher education is administered across the nation has changed dramatically as more colleges pump up their online course offerings. Nationwide, 32% of all college students have taken an online course. In California, the figure is closer to 27%. But try to break that trend down to the local community college level and a stark juxtaposition emerges. At Glendale Community College, online education options are growing but officials are moving at a measured pace. “Distance [education]
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January 18, 2013
School officials in Glendale and Burbank are awaiting more details on Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget before passing judgment, pointing out that the spending plan includes major changes to how districts will get funding for the first time in decades. That's because with an entirely new funding formula in place, neither district knows how the proposed budget will impact local schools. For Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan, the new language seemed to favor Glendale in some areas but not so much in others.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 8, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown last week vetoed a bill that would have forced the California Department of Transportation to quickly sell some of the nearly 500 properties it owns within the path of a potential Long Beach (710) Freeway extension. In his veto message, Brown said he is working to find a solution for the so-called “710 gap,” where transportation officials are studying a 4.5-mile tunnel connecting the 710 and Foothill (210) freeways even as local leaders and residents raise alarms about the proposal.
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October 1, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday approved a two-year extension of the state's tax credit for films and television shows shot in California, providing up to $200 million in breaks. The governor agreed that extending the credit program to July 1, 2017, was justified in light of the problem of runaway film production, where Hollywood companies are lured to other states that offer tax breaks and other cost-cutting. The governor signed two nearly identical bills, AB 2026 by Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes (D-Sylmar)
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September 7, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) that would clamp down on unruly behavior of fan at professional sporting events. The bill requires signs showing the security phone numbers to be posted where spectators can see them from their seats and in parking lots - the idea being that fans can call or text to quickly summon stadium security for help. The original proposal called for the names and photos of fans who are found guilty of committing violent acts at sporting events to be posted on the Internet and circulated to sports venues, police departments and ticketing offices throughout the state.
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September 7, 2012
A bill to update and streamline state laws for public libraries was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown recently. SB 1044, introduced by Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge), changes several requirements for libraries, including a mandate that they fund and operate a central reference system. With many online reference sources available on the Internet, a reference desk will no longer be mandated under the new law. The changes are the result of recommendations by a task force that met last January and looked at ways to address outdated and irrelevant requirements on libraries.
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August 15, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing a proposal to better protect sports fans from violence at California's professional football stadiums, hockey arenas and baseball parks. In the wake of violent incidents across the state, including the 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium, the Legislature this week sent Brown a bill that would require major-league sports venues to clearly post phone numbers that fans can call or text to quickly summon stadium security for help.
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