Category Archives: Politics

Ed Hernandez and the Lieutenant Governor Bully Pulpit

Ed Hernandez has begun a five-month sprint to the June primary for lieutenant governor. But why? The 60-year-old West Covina state Senate Democrat has more than a decade of California legislative accomplishments behind him, a prosperous San Gabriel Valley optometry … Continue reading

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SGV Senate Seat Money Hunt

It costs, on average, $1.1 million to win a seat in the California Senate, according to Maplight.org. As of the reporting period ending in 2017 for the San Gabriel Valley race to replace Sen. Ed Hernandez, Mike Eng has $1.156 … Continue reading

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Candidates Circling State Sen. Mendoza, Central Basin Generosity

Montebello mayor says she is ‘seriously considering’ run against embattled Sen. Tony Mendoza With state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a leave of absence pending a sexual harassment probe, Montebello Mayor Vanessa Delgado said Tuesday that one reason she is … Continue reading

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Will Mike Eng Bring Back Redevelopment Program To Create Affordable Housing?

Mike Eng held a popular “Coffee With Mike” event in Covina this week. Despite the State of the Union Tuesday night, and the acrimony toward President Trump, Eng had more than 50 people attend, first giving a short speech and … Continue reading

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Latinos, Misconduct and a San Gabriel Valley Senate Race

Published in the Pasadena Star News It’s early in the 2018 political season, but not too early to ask if the tumultuous climate at the state Capitol and energized Latinos in an age of Trump will decide who may win … Continue reading

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Trump Blame for Puerto Rico Tragedy Is Lazy Reporting

I’m certainly no Trump apologist. As a long time New York, I’m well aware of Trump and his destructive narcissism. But, while he bears some blame for the current tragedy in Puerto Rico, he’s nowhere near the top of the … Continue reading

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San Gabriel Valley Senate Seat Up for Grabs

The prevailing wisdom is that former Assemblyman Mike Eng, husband of party favorite Congresswoman Judy Chu, is the frontrunner and the party anointed successor to Ed Hernandez for state Senate District 22 seat. But while Eng still has a large … Continue reading

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