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June 4, 2009
Letters to the Editor Government must protect, respect all The idea that a ballot initiative could deny to a minority a fundamental right is simply baffling. California, you have seriously disappointed me once again. I thought that there was no chance that Prop 8 would pass in the first place. I guess you can call me naïve that I thought California was populated by people who cared about the civil rights of others. My mistake. The California Supreme Court had an amazing opportunity.
NEWS
May 13, 2004
La Cañada council members Dave Spence and Anthony Portantino will be on hand today at a Sacramento meeting of the League of California Cities to decide the future of the local funding protection measure. City and county officials across the state worked to put the measure on the November ballot, and easily qualified it as an initiative. However, the league has been talking to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger about postponing the effort to protect local funds from state budget raids.
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By Charles Cooper | July 20, 2006
A total of 13 ballot issues, including billions of dollars in bond issues, will face state voters on the November ballot as the governor and the legislature join in flashing the state credit card to deal with infrastructure issues. The ballot also includes a number of initiative measures, with topics including abortion, eminent domain and public campaign financing. Measure 1B makes safety improvements and repairs to state highways, upgrades freeways to reduce congestion, repairs local streets and roads, upgrades highways along major transportation corridors, improves seismic safety of local bridges, expands public transit, helps complete the state's network of car pool lanes, reduces air pollution and improves anti-terrorism security at shipping ports by providing for a bond issue not to exceed $19.925 billion.
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By Al C. Restivo | February 16, 2011
In America the Constitution guarantees every citizen free speech. That includes Valley Sun columnist Anita Brenner’s “Folks, It‘s a Non-Partisan Election” column published Feb. 3, regarding her apparent frustration that the local Republicans endorsed three candidates for City Council. The same freedom of speech that allows Ms. Brenner to criticize us restricts a government from interfering with our endorsing as we choose. Free speech in the form of a candidate endorsement is protected.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2009
CLASSES Harp Lessons — 9 a.m. – noon., Nov. 4 through Dec. 9 . Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Learn how to play a small, portable folk harp with Aedan MacDonald, formerly of the Sylvia Woods Studio. $85, $75 members. For more information, visit www.descansogardens.org or call (818) 949-7980.   “Petite Etiquette for Children & Adults” (Ages 5 to 85) — Nov. 21 and Dec. 12, from 8:45 a.m to 3 p.m. Diana Olson, MA AICI CIP, etiquette and image consultant, will teach introductions, conversations, dining manners, tutorial dining program.
NEWS
September 23, 2004
From the election process to public records access to protecting city revenues, voters will decide a number of issues at the polls. By Jake Armstrong Voters will encounter a cornucopia of initiatives on a wide variety of issues this November. One initiative local officials will be watching is Proposition 1A, which would make sweeping changes to the state's authority over local government finances. "I support it 100 percent," said Anthony Portan-tino, mayor pro tem of La Cañada Flintridge.
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June 4, 2009
Letters to the Editor Government must protect, respect all The idea that a ballot initiative could deny to a minority a fundamental right is simply baffling. California, you have seriously disappointed me once again. I thought that there was no chance that Prop 8 would pass in the first place. I guess you can call me naïve that I thought California was populated by people who cared about the civil rights of others. My mistake. The California Supreme Court had an amazing opportunity.
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