Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday
|The Russell Pearce Pinata says, |
"Please don't poke me".
Recall elections are not just for Wisconsin, as a bi-partisan group of activists have just submitted over 18,000 signatures to recall Arizona State Senate president Russell Pearce. Pearce, you'll recall, was the sponsor of SB1070 the "Show me Your Papers Law". Sen. Pearce, a close associate of numerous white supremacist and neo-nazi groups, is often held up as the man responsible for almost single-handedly (with some help from Gov. Jan Brewer) destroying Arizona's reputation as well as most of its tourist industry.
Speaking of immigration reform, California's version of The Dream Act has passed the state assembly on a landslide 46-25 vote. It's on to the Senate, and if successful there, Gov. Brown is expected to promptly sign it into law. Los Angeles Assemblyman Gil Cedillo has been introducing the bill every year since 1995 only to have it die on the desk of Gov. Arnold "Amante Caliente " Schwarzenegger.
Former state treasurer Matthew Kipling Fong, the first Asian Republican to hold statewide office, has died in Pasadena at the age of 57. Matthew was the adopted son of March Fong Eu, the former Democratic California Secretary of State.
Mark your calenders and start planning which side dish to bring! The Community Alliance for Open Space is throwing a Victory Pot Luck Party on Saturday, June 11th at Dexter Park to celebrate their win against the City of Los Angeles. This hardy group of activists banded together to stop Richard Alarcon's illegal truck driving school from opening on designated Open Space at the former Lopez Canyon Landfill. They won, and they won big, and it's now time to party! Expect a huge turn-out, fine music, great people, and some damn good eating!
Community Alliance for Open Space
Victory Pot Luck Celebration
Saturday, June 11th 4-6:30pm
Dexter County Park
11053 N. Trail Rd.
Kagel Canyon 91342