Archive for February 8th, 2010
By Mario Conde An immigration reform for the United States was the subject of discussion last week at the SDSU Calexico campus were pro-immigration groups highlighted the importance of this reform. A forum on immigration took place last Wednesday sponsored by the Committee on Diversity and Equity and spoke in length about Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s bill proposal Immigration Reform for American Security and Prosperity. President Barack Obama said on his State of the Union Address that the [...]
By Mario Conde The successor of Arnold Schwarzenegger will be elected this November and the prospective candidates for governor are ready to battle for the nomination of their party. The Democratic Party will try to regain California after seven years after being defeated in 2003 because of the recall of former Governor Gray Davis that led to the election of Schwarzenegger by a strong majority. Among the declared candidates for Governor that will try to get the nomination of the Democrats [...]
Sacramento-Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today called on the nation's two largest public pension funds-the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)-to "honor the state law" that requires them to divest from companies doing business in Iran. "CalPERS and CalSTRS need to honor the state law requiring them to divest from companies doing business in Iran," Brown said. "It's time for our public pension funds to [...]
Another year and another Carrot Festival. Enjoy these highlights from the 2010 Holtville Carrot Festival Parade.
Brown Announces Former State Bar Employee Will Spend 2 Years, 8 Months in Prison for Embezzlement and Tax Fraud
Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that Sharon Elyce Pearl, 52, of Oakland, the former Director of Real Property for the State Bar of California, has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after she "methodically embezzled" more than $600,000 from her employer to spend on spa treatments, designer clothes and other luxury items. "As the State Bar's Director of Real Property, Pearl methodically embezzled more than $600,000 to bankroll a lavish lifestyle," [...]