In Politics and Labor Disputes, More Questions than Answers
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LA County officials promise to count the votes of Independents who failed to fill in that bubble on Tuesday’s ballots. Why has a legislative leadership fight broken out in Sacramento? With all the talk of a settlement in the writers’ strike, why is it still a secret? On Reporter’s Notebook, Southern California is the car capitol of the world but for once the environment has trumped traffic control.
Registrar Now Taking a 2nd Look at Non-Partisan Ballots ()More than 94,000 ballots cast in Tuesday’s election will get another look from LA County officials. They’re trying to determine how many Independents tried to choose Democrats Obama or Clinton only to have their votes go uncounted.
- Dean Logan: Acting Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder
The Upcoming Handoff of Power in Sacramento ()
The failure of Prop 93 in Tuesday’s election means Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata will be termed out of office at the end of next year, but their lame-duck status already has set off leadership battles.
Could the end of the Writer’s Strike be Near? ()There is a talk of a tentative settlement that Writers Guild members won’t be told about until Saturday. Meantime, the secrecy is extraordinary.
Existing Beach Wins, New Toll Road Loses in San Onofre ()California’s Transportation Corridor Agency wants to build 16 miles of a 6-lane toll road across the Trestles marine estuary through San Onofre State Beach. The goal is to relieve the bottleneck on Interstate 5 in Southern Orange and Northern San Diego Counties. Last night, to the cheers of a crowd of 3500 people, the State Coastal Commission said, “no.”
- Peter Douglas: Executive director of the California Coastal Commission
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