Immigration Reform

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 United States needs to fix its “broken immigration system” and said this reform will secure the borders, make sure the laws are applied, and a welcome to those who can contribute with the economy and enrich the nation.

Candidates For California Governor Race Are Ready to Battle

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 in 2010 are Richard William Aguirre, Jerry Brown, Stephen Rush, Edie Bukewihge, and Joe Symmon.

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr Calls on CalPERS and CalSTRS to Divest from Iran

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 show some leadership and stop supporting companies that do business with a tyrannical regime.”

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.