Written By Edwin Mora

(CNSNews.com) – Organized crime-related deaths in one Mexican border state during the first nine months of 2011 exceed the number of Afghan civilians killed in roughly the same period in all of war-torn Afghanistan.

According to the Mexican government, from January through September 2011 2,276 deaths were recorded in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which borders Texas and New Mexico.

A Nov. 2011 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report states that over nearly the same period – January through October 2011 – 2,177 civilians were killed in Afghanistan, where a U.S.-led war against the Taliban is underway. It did not provide a breakdown of responsibility for that period, but said that in 2010, 75 percent of civilian deaths were attributed to the Taliban and other “anti-government elements.”

Per capita, a... http://cnsnews.com/news/article/one-mexican-state-bordering-us-was-deadl...

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

CITY OF FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL AND REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY JOINT REGULAR MEETING TOWN HALL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
6:30 P.M.

AGENDA
1. Call to Order: 6:30 P.M.

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call: City Council/Redevelopment Agency Member Steve Conaway, City Council/Redevelopment Agency Member A. Eduardo Gonzalez, City Council/Redevelopment Agency Member Brian Sipes, Mayor Pro Tem/Vice Chair Jamey Brooks and Mayor/Chair Gayle Washburn.

4. Public Comments

5. Public Hearings

Recommendations for Items A, C, D and E: Receive presentations and public comments; hold discussion including questions and answers with staff. Recommendation for Item B: Receive presentations and public comment; hold discussion including question and answer with staff and possibly provide direction.

A. Information and Discussion concerning Watershed Protection District Levy Improvements and Levies.
B. Information, Discussion and possible direction to staff concerning Economic Development–Attracting Businesses to Fillmore
C. Information and Discussion on Ventura County Alert Emergency Notification System (Reverse 911)
D. Information and Discussion on California’s State-wide Economic Outlook
E. Information and Discussion on City’s Financial Status

6. City Council/Redevelopment Agency Joint Consent Calendar

Recommendation for Item A is to Approve.

A. Warrant List for JANUARY 24, 2012.

7. Department Reports

City Manager/Executive Director

A. Adopt Resolution 12-254 which adopts the Amended Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (Amended EOPS) and Authorizes Staff to take all necessary actions to submit the Amended EOPS to the Appropriate Parties (Continued from 01/10/12 meeting)

Recommendation: Resolution 12-254 which Adopts the Amended Enforceable Obligation Payment Schedule (Amended EOPS) and authorizes staff to submit the Amended EOPS to the appropriate parties.

B. Adopt an Urgency Ordinance of the Fillmore Redevelopment Agency repealing Nunc Pro Tunc Ordinance No. CRA 93-1 Regarding Sales and Use Taxes

Recommendation: Waive further reading and adopt by a four-fifths vote, the following Ordinance by title only:

FILLMORE REDEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE NO. CRA 12-2

AN URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE FILLMORE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY REPEALING NUNC PRO TUNC ORDINANCE NO. CRA 93-1 REGARDING SALES AND USE TAXES.

8. Closed Session

A. Public Employee Performance Evaluation pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 – Title: City Attorney.

9. Adjournment: City Council and Redevelopment Agency adjourn. The next regular meetings will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 250 Central Avenue.

 


 
City of Fillmore
City of Fillmore

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012
6:00 P.M.

AGENDA
1. Call to Order: 6:00 P.M.

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call: Councilmembers Brooks, Conaway, Gonzalez, Sipes, and Mayor Washburn

4. Public Comments
Pursuant to Government Code § 54954.3(a), Only Comments on Issues Listed on This Agenda Shall Be Heard During This Special Meeting.

5. Closed Session

A. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (Subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9). Peter Egedi v. City of Fillmore, Fillmore City Council and Fillmore Fire Department; Ventura County Superior Court, Case No. 56-2010-00370737-CU-NP-VTA.

6. Adjournment: City Council adjourns. The next Regular Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 250 Central Avenue.

 

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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties), issued the following statement today:

“While I support efforts to protect American business and consumers from foreign thieves who steal U.S. intellectual property, I have been discussing with Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith my concerns about SOPA and those that have been raised by many of my constituents.

“This morning the Chairman announced that the ‘House Judiciary Committee will postpone consideration of the legislation until there is wider agreement on a solution.’ I still firmly believe we must protect American jobs, American consumers and the health and safety of all Americans from foreign counterfeiters and criminals. However, before moving forward we must ensure that Congress listens to those who oppose the legislation.

“I applaud Chairman Smith for listening to my concerns and the concerns of others and for his commitment to find a solution to online piracy that protects American intellectual property and innovation."

 


 

Westlake Village, CA - One of Ventura County's major job providers, Haas Automation of Oxnard, has decided against continuing their planned expansion in Ventura County, citing California's unstable tax and regulatory environment.

“In his State of the State message, Governor Jerry Brown talked about turning around California’s economy. While some positive signs are on the horizon, bureaucrats throughout the state continue to restrict recovery by imposing their overbearing new regulations,” said Ernie Villegas, Assembly Member Jeff Gorell’s District Director. “Excessive regulation is chasing major employers out of the state and discouraging the ones who do stay from expanding their operations to provide new jobs.”

"Regulatory reform is one of Mr. Gorell’s top priorities,” Villegas noted. Assemblyman Gorell’s office will introduce legislation this year to delay the implementation of new rainwater regulations by the State Water Control Board that will cost both local government and local businesses millions of dollars every year to implement without adequate science or procedures to warrant the costs.

While we don’t yet know if this legislation will change Haas Automation’s decision, Gorell’s Assembly office has been meeting with stakeholders throughout the county to listen to their concerns and to develop proactive solutions to the burdensome costs of over-regulation. Our office is also in communication with Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom's office. The Lt. Governor has expressed real concern for keeping businesses in California when confronting these issues. Assemblyman Gorell looks forward to working with the Lt. Governor in any way possible to find solutions to these regulatory problems.

Assembly Member Jeff Gorell is currently serving with the Navy in Afghanistan, but is looking forward to returning home to Camarillo and to his job with the legislature in about two months. When he returns, he will be continuing his legislative focus on streamlining government, establishing priorities in state finance, and reducing the regulatory roadblocks to our state's economic recovery.

 

**Exclusive**

"As the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroborating if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian Summer of our civilization."

So begins Pat Buchanan in his hardcore work, SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER.

"Will America Survive to 2025?"

Buchanan, set for maximum controversy, launches all rockets at introduction "Disintegrating Nation" -- and does not let up for 400-plus pages.

"America is disintegrating... http://www.drudgereport.com/flashpb.htm

 

George Runner today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address:

“I agree with the Governor that we must do more to spur job creation and investment in our state. Unfortunately, by pushing higher taxes, the Governor sends the entirely wrong message. We don’t need higher taxes, we need more private sector jobs.

“Despite some modest job growth, more than two million Californians remain unemployed. Rather than drive more job creators and wage earners away from our state, we should be doing everything in our power to help them stay here and succeed.

“When Californians have jobs, the state always has plenty of revenue. The Governor should be campaigning for jobs, not higher taxes.”

Elected in November 2010, George Runner represents more than nine million Californians as a member of the State Board of Equalization. For more information, visit www.boe.ca.gov/Runner.

 

Written by Robert L. Woodson Sr.

The greatest tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., is not to name a street in his honor or celebrate a national holiday. It is to recognize and support those who are working to carry out his vision, those who empower those facing the greatest obstacles through personal relationships that restore the fabric of civil society—without the need for federal government intervention.

As former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp once said, “We need an anti-poverty agenda based on democratic capitalism, not socialism and on private ownership, not government control. Our definition of compassion is not how many people live on the government welfare plantation, but how many of our people are liberated from government dependence.”

Among those ranks... http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/16/morning-bell-life-changing-tribute-t...

 

Written by Buck Sexton

The ’Ndrangheta organized crime syndicate has invaded Europe with a dark cloud of violence, drugs, and corruption at the highest levels, and appears poised to grow even stronger in 2012 as Italy teeters on the brink of economic collapse.

For the first time, syndicate bosses described their organization to the German newspaper “Der Spiegel” last week, some of which is excerpted in this piece. Through dominance of the European cocaine trade, the ‘Ndrangheta themselves explain how their clan has become one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the Western world.

And before you... http://www.theblaze.com/stories/do-you-know-about-the-most-powerful-crim...

 

Written By Steven Nelson Published

The liberal activist group Color of Change announced Tuesday evening that it received confirmation from MSNBC that the left-leaning cable news network has indefinitely suspended conservative commentator Pat Buchanan.

The group’s leaders launched a campaign in October aiming to have Buchanan, who they dubbed a “white supremacist,” removed from MSNBC programming.

“Amazing news!” a Color of Change email alert announced on Tuesday evening. “Pat Buchanan and his white supremacist ideology will no longer be on TV.”

“MSNBC President Phil... http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/10/color-of-change-claims-another-scalp-p...

 
U.S. boosts forces in Western Pacific

Written By Rowan Scarborough

The Navy’s top officer detailed Tuesday the strategy for making sure the South China Sea and Western Pacific remain open to international shipping, saying an emerging China might try to “limit access in the region.”

The remarks by Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, represented a frank assessment of China’s potential power grabs as it continues a military buildup that includes more ships and anti-ship weapons.

Adm. Greenert spoke a week after President Obama presented his military strategy, which states that the armed forces will put renewed focus on Asia and the Middle East. The Obama strategy mentions China as a “regional power” that can affect U.S. security “in a variety of ways.”

Appearing at the... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/10/navy-readies-for-chinese...

 

Written By Alex Pappas

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Video footage provided exclusively to The Daily Caller shows election workers in New Hampshire giving out ballots in the names of dead voters at multiple voting precincts during the state’s primary election on Tuesday.

The bombshell video is the work of conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe and his organization, Project Veritas.

Voters in the...http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/11/video-nh-poll-workers-shown-handing-out-ballots-in-dead-peoples-names/

 

Written By Arnaud De Borchgrave

On Dec. 18, 2010, a police slap of a vegetable-cum-fruit peddler in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid triggered an "Arab Spring" that no one had forecast and that quickly spawned a long, dark Arab winter.

Before the end of January 2011, violent unrest had spread to Egypt. By Feb. 11, after 18 days of riots, the 30-year dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak ended. Less than a week later, Libya exploded. And on Oct. 20, Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's dictator for 42 years, was mauled and killed by angry revolutionaries.

The top military...http://www.newsmax.com/deBorchgrave/Iran-al-Qaida-Pakistan-threats/2012/01/06/id/423323?s=al&promo_code=DE2A-1

 
NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

What: The public is invited to attend a meeting of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC). Highlights include updates and discussions on marine reserves education and socioeconomic studies, ship traffic patterns near the sanctuary, new technologies in marine mammal sightings data collection, and advisory council planning for 2012.
When: Friday, January 20th, 2012 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Casa Las Palmas 323 E. Cabrillo Blvd · Santa Barbara, CA
Who: The Sanctuary Advisory Council (twenty-one members representing the interests of commercial fishing, recreational fishing, non-consumptive recreation, tourism, business, research, education, conservation, Chumash community, public at-large, and ten government agencies), and Superintendent Chris Mobley.
Draft Meeting Agenda (subject to possible change – check channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/main.html before the meeting):
9:00 am Administrative Business and Announcements, Superintendent’s Report, Council Member Announcements
10:00 am Marine Protected Areas: Announcements, Education and Outreach, Socioeconomic Studies
11:45 am Public Comment
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Ship Traffic Patterns near the Sanctuary
1:15 pm New Technologies to Enhance Marine Mammal Sightings Data Collection
1:30 pm Public Comment
1:45 pm Identification and Prioritization of Council Work Topics for 2012
2:30 pm Working Group Reports
2:55 pm Meeting Close-out
3:00 pm Adjourn
More information about the Sanctuary Advisory Council and this meeting: channelislands.noaa.gov/sac/main.html
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary was designated in 1980 to protect marine resources surrounding San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara Islands. The sanctuary spans approximately 1,470 square miles extending from island shorelines to six miles offshore, encompassing a rich diversity of marine life and habitats, as well as rich historic and cultural resources. Additional information is available at: channelislands.noaa.gov. The Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice to the Sanctuary Superintendent regarding management. The Council serves as a forum for consultation and deliberation for the community, assures public input to management decision-making, and helps expand public awareness about the sanctuary and its resources. The Advisory Council holds regular public meetings in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
113 Harbor Way, Suite 150
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

 

State Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) issued the following statement on the Governor’s Budget:

“California is an innovative state whose entrepreneurs create jobs when the government stops getting in the way. Sadly, while many successful companies start here, too many are forced to leave due to high taxes and overregulation. These employers need to have the confidence that their company will have a fair chance of succeeding if they spend the money to hire people off the unemployment rolls.

“Increasing taxes does nothing to enourage the creativity and enterprise of employers.

“Elected officials must foster a business friendly climate to create jobs, not one that drains businesses of their hard-earned revenues.”

 

As a conservative and a longtime community activist, I have fought against the passage of legislation that is bad for Californians. Unfortunately, I have not always been successful as I am outnumbered in the Legislature as a member of the minority party. Democrats outnumber Republicans by two to one in committees where proposed legislative measures are up for consideration. Despite me and my conservative colleagues' best efforts, the following laws took effect on January 1:

· Senate Bill 48 (Leno-D): Public schools must now include positive lessons on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) community and their contributions, as well as Native Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders and people with disabilities.

· Assembly Bill 130 (Cedillo-D): The first half of the California Dream Act goes into effect, qualifying undocumented students attending California's public institutions of higher education for privately funded financial aid.

· Assembly Bill 144 (Portantino-D): It is now a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded handgun while in any public place.

· Assembly Bill 183 (Ma-D): Alcohol joins the list of items banned from purchase at self-checkout stands (which also includes cigarettes and spray paint).

· Senate Bill 746 (Lieu-D): Tanning beds are now barred to anyone under 18, even with parental permission.

· Senate Bill 929 (Evans-D): The California Vehicle Code now requires children up to 8 years old and under four-foot-nine to use a child safety seat while riding in a car. An increase from the previous requirement of six years of age.

On a brighter note, my colleague Senator Bob Huff of Diamond Bar passed a measure to help students with epilepsy:

· Senate Bill 161 (Huff-R): California-trained non-medical school employees can now provide emergency assistance to students with epilepsy experiencing a seizure.

 

Thousand Oaks, CA (January 9, 2011) - Congress is broken. Divisive partisan politics have gridlocked Congress. Special interest money influences legislation.

Linda Parks is running for Congress to fix the system and that means she's not going to take money from political parties, she's not going to take money from unions, and she's not going to take money from political action committees (PAC's).

Linda is running for Congress with the support of people instead! Experts say a successful campaign for Congress will exceed one million dollars.

This is an unseemly amount and it is precisely why Linda is running - to show that we can beat big money special interests and not have Congress members who are bought and paid for.

Instead of special interest money, Linda's campaign relies on contributions from individuals.

When asked, "How can a candidate for Congress win unless they are backed by the big money special interests and political parties?" Linda's answer is: "I've been significantly outspent and am living proof money doesn't always buy elections." Linda asks voters to send a message to the nation by electing someone who is not beholden to parties or special interests.

She states: "Make this be our Declaration of Independence from the special interests, the unions, the parties, and the corporate political action committees with their influence over Congress."

Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Noon
Linda will officially launch her campaign January 21, 2012 at Freedom Park, on Eubanks Street in Camarillo.

Please come and join Linda as she Declares Independence from the party politics that are failing our nation and from Corporate Special Interests that Congress puts over the interests of citizens.

Hear her pledge to not take corporate contributions, or party contributions, or union contributions.

 

CITY OF FILLMORE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 6:30 P.M.
FILLMORE CITY HALL CENTRAL PARK PLAZA 250 CENTRAL AVENUE
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015-1907

Replay Schedule: City Council/RDA meetings will be re-broadcast on Channel 10 daily at 6:00 p.m.
1. Call to Order: 6:30 P.M.

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call: Councilmembers Brooks, Conaway, Sipes and Mayor Washburn

4. Approval of Agenda

5. Presentations and Announcements

A. Presentation from Greg Sherlock, State Farm, to Fillmore Fire Department
B. Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation to Glenda Jay for Exemplary Effort

6. Public Comments

7. Consent Calendar

Recommendation for Items A. through D. is to Approve.

A. Warrant List for JANUARY 10, 2012.
B. Minutes of SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 Regular Meeting.
C. Minutes of DECEMBER 13, 2011 Special Meeting.
D. Minutes of DECEMBER 13, 2011 Regular Meeting.

8. Department Reports

City Council

A. Interview of Council Candidates, Discussion and Appointment of new Member to fill unexpired term of former Council Member Walker which expires November 2014.

Recommendation:
1) Conduct interviews of applicants in order by lot drawing (see below for standard questions and each Councilmember will ask each candidate the same discretionary question of his/her choosing);
2) Consider the written applications and interviews of the applicants;
3) Appoint one Applicant by majority vote to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

City Manager

B. Discussion and Direction to Staff on Town Hall Meeting Format scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Recommendation: 1) Discuss and provide direction to staff.

8C. Consideration and Adoption of 1) Resolution 12-3327 of the City of Fillmore to Express its Intent to Serve as the Successor Agency of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fillmore, Pursuant to Health and Safety code Section 34171(j) and Section 34173, and to Elect to Retain the Housing Assets and Functions Previously Performed by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fillmore, Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34176; OR,
2) Resolution 12-3328 of the City of Fillmore to Express its Intent to Serve as the Successor Agency of the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fillmore, Pursuant to Health and Safety code Section 34171(j) and Section 34173, and Not to Elect to Retain the Housing Assets and Functions Previously Performed by the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Fillmore, Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 34176; AND,
3) Direct Staff to Administratively Prepare the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) and Submit it to the Appropriate Parties.

Recommendation: Consideration and Adoption of:
1) RESOLUTION 12-3327 OF THE CITY OF FILLMORE TO EXPRESS ITS INTENT TO SERVE AS THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF FILLMORE, PURSUANT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 34171(j) AND SECTION 34173, AND TO ELECT TO RETAIN THE HOUSING ASSETS AND FUNCTIONS PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED BY THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF FILLMORE, PURSUANT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 34176;
OR,
2) RESOLUTION 12-3328 OF THE CITY OF FILLMORE TO EXPRESS ITS INTENT TO SERVE AS THE SUCCESSOR AGENCY OF THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF FILLMORE, PURSUANT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 34171(j) AND SECTION 34173, AND NOT TO ELECT TO RETAIN THE HOUSING ASSETS AND FUNCTIONS PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED BY THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF FILLMORE, PURSUANT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 34176. AND,
3) Direct Staff to Administratively Prepare the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule (ROPS) and Submit it to the Appropriate Parties.

9. Committee, Commission, and Board Reports

10. City Council Reports, Recommendations, and Comments

A. City Councilmember Travel Requests/Brief Reports

B. Any Councilmember May Propose Items for Placement on Future Agenda

C. Council Referrals/Brief Comments

11. City Manager

A. Follow-Up on Requests from the Public/City Council

B. Announcements and Upcoming Issues

12. Closed Sessions

A. Public Employee Performance Evaluation pursuant to Section 54957 – Title: City Manager. This evaluation is the City Manager’s Annual Evaluation as specified in the City Manager Employment Agreement.

B. Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation (subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9): City of Industry and City of Livermore v. City of Fillmore, et. al. Case No. BC411865, Los Angeles County Superior Court.

C. Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation (subdivision (a) of Section 54956.9). El Dorado Estates v. City of Fillmore, Case No. CV11-07562 SJO, United States District Court for the Central District; and El Dorado Estates v. City of Fillmore, Case No. 56-2009-00358555-CU-WM-VTA, Ventura Superior Court.

13. Adjournment: City Council adjourns to a Town Hall Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 250 Central Avenue.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Upcoming Meetings and Related Agenda Items (Info Only)

Jan 24th Town Hall Watershed Protection; VC Alert, Possible Redevelopment Agency item creating Successor Agency
Feb 28th Mid-Year Budget

Agenda Posted: January 5, 2012, 5:00 p.m.

 

Written by Mike Brownfield

Last night’s nail-biter in Iowa marked the beginning of election year 2012. And with Americans heading to the polls — next in New Hampshire, then South Carolina and beyond — they will hope to rely on the integrity of the election system to ensure that every legitimate vote counts and that fraud is not the deciding factor on the local, state or national level.

Unfortunately, despite all the technological advances in our modern democracy, voter fraud still occurs, and yet there is still resistance to one very simple tool that could help eradicate it — voter ID. Some, like The New York Times, say that voting fraud is a myth, that “there is almost no voting fraud in America.” But as Heritage senior legal fellow Hans von Spakovsky explains, voter fraud is all too common in America today:

The fraud denialists also must have missed the recent news coverage of the double voters in North Carolina and the fraudster in Tunica County, Miss. — a member of the NAACP’s local executive committee — who was sentenced in April to five years in prison for voting in the names of ten voters, including four who were deceased.

And the story of the former deputy chief of staff for Washington mayor Vincent Gray, who was forced to resign after news broke that she had voted illegally in the District of Columbia even though she was a Maryland resident. Perhaps they would like a copy of an order from a federal immigration court in Florida on a Cuban immigrant who came to the U.S. in April 2004 and promptly registered and voted in the November election.

Even former liberal... http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/04/morning-bell-voter-id-prevents-elect...

 

Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley), a limited scleroderma patient, issued the following statement regarding her re-enrollment on the active lung transplant list:

“After several lung infections, the doctors have put me on the lung transplant list.

“Because I am susceptible to infections, I will be working away from the office for the time being.

“While I will not physically be in the office, I will continue to serve the citizens of the Antelope Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley and the High Desert thanks to telephone, email and all forms of electronic communications. As always, my dedicated and experienced staff will continue to provide assistance with all state-related matters.

“Serving the public is an honor that I take seriously. I want to assure my constituents and colleagues that I will carry out my responsibilities with the same level of dedication they have come to expect.

“Given my overall good health, combined with my age, the doctors expect me to make a full recovery. And I look forward to continue the fight to protect Californians.”

About Scleroderma
Limited scleroderma, or CREST syndrome, is an autoimmune condition affecting the body’s connective tissue. The purpose of the body’s immune system is to fight infection and disease; however, with limited scleroderma, the immune system attacks the healthy connective tissue as well. For more information, please visit the Scleroderma Foundation’s website at www.scleroderma.org.