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Brown in early lead over Delgadillo for attorney general nomination

first_imgFormer California Gov. Jerry Brown appeared destined to return to the state government he ran 24 years ago, taking an early lead Tuesday over L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Brown, 68, the Oakland mayor for the past eight years, will face Republican state Sen. Chuck Poochigian of Fresno in the Nov. 7 general election. Poochigian, who was unopposed in the GOP primary, has been stalking Brown for months, trying to gain attention by joining Delgadillo in criticizing Brown. For Delgadillo, 45, the chance to run for attorney general was one he said he could not pass up, despite battling against the more than 50-year political legacy of the Brown family in California. Brown relied almost exclusively on his history with California Democrats in the primary, spending relatively little on television or print advertising. Delgadillo ran a campaign that began with attacks on Brown and only in the final days tried to identify himself to voters and offer a message that he would be a candidate for the future. During the campaign, Delgadillo also was embarrassed by news stories questioning whether he had inflated his resume about playing professional football he said he tried out with a Canadian football league team. Delgadillo was an upset winner for city attorney six years ago, a feat he’d hoped to repeat against Brown. He will remain city attorney through 2009, when he will be termed out. For Brown, the election brings him full circle to the consciousness of California voters. The son of one of California’s most popular governors Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Jerry Brown began his political career on the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. From there, he went on to become state controller and secretary of state before being elected governor in 1974. He was given the nickname “Governor Moonbeam” by a Chicago columnist for his then-unconventional views on the role of government and his high-profile relationship with rock singer Linda Ronstadt. But he was credited with changing the face of state government, appointing more women and minorities to key positions than any other previous governor. He also emphasized issues that would come into vogue years later the environment and support for emerging technologies. Brown ran for president while still governor and twice more after leaving office. He went to India to work with Mother Teresa and returned to serve as chair of the state Democratic Party, later renouncing his party affiliation to run for mayor of Oakland. He then rejoined the party when he decided to run for attorney general. The attorney general is the state’s top law enforcement official, overseeing more than 1,100 attorneys, 700 peace officers and 3,200 other staff. Most of the work involves providing legal advice to state agencies, but the office also has broad powers to initiate legal actions. Poochigian, 57, is an attorney who got his start in politics working for then-state Sen. George Deukmejian, who was running for attorney general in 1978. Poochigian worked in a number of appointed jobs for Deukmejian and former Gov. Pete Wilson before winning election to the state Assembly in 1994 and then moving up to the state Senate in 1998. He has made public safety one of his top issues. Unopposed in the Republican primary, he has tried to draw attention to his campaign with criticism of Brown’s administration as mayor in Oakland. Also qualifying for the November ballot are Libertarian Kenneth Weissman, Jack Harrison of the Peace and Freedom Party, and Michael Wyman of the Green Party. [email protected] (213) 978-0390 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 43 were Mae Timoney, Doonan and Edwin Kirk, c/o Michael Kelly. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 8 & 19 with the jackpot now standing at €1,700.Test your forecasting skills now by entering the Sports Prediction Quiz launched by the Club recently sponsored by All Sports. Forecast the winners of 20 sporting events this summer to be in with a chance to win the 1st Prize of €200.00 Cash & All Sports Donegal Jersey or the 2nd Prize of a €100 All Sports Shopping Voucher. Entry sheets at only €5.00 can be downloaded from www.fourmastersgaa.com or purchased from Sean Dunnion/Kieran Espey, All Sports, Dom’s Pier 1, Mc Cafferty’s Tir Conaill Bar, The Bank and O’ Donnell’s Bar. Congratulations to Under 14 footballer Gerard Byrne who will represent his school, Scoil an Linbh Iosa, Killymard, in Croke Park on All-Ireland Final day next September.The primary schools’ Gaelic games organisation, Cumann na mBunscol, runs a seven-a side competition each year to select players to represent their counties at the All-Ireland semi-finals and finals in football and hurling. Gerard, the son of Gerry and Christine from Altidoo, was one of four boys from the South Division to qualify from a divisional trial for a final trial at county level.Another club player, Joe Sheerin from St. Francis National School, Barnesmore, also went through to the final trial. Gerard was selected top player from a group of twenty at the final trial in Letterkenny last week. He will represent County Donegal in an 7-a-side game at half time of the All-Ireland Football Final. Let’s hope that Gerard Byrne will not be our only club player performing at Croker that day!  GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Four Masters GAA club noteslast_img read more

INISHOWEN GEARS UP FOR DERRY’S CITY OF CULTURE

first_imgBusiness representatives and community groups from around Inishowen are being invited to attend a 2013 City of Culture Briefing on Monday 25th June at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana, commencing at 7.00pm.The event is the joint initiative of Inishowen Tourism, Buncrana Town Council and the City of Culture Team aimed at informing businesses and community groups about the programme of events being organised for 2013 and potential social and economic opportunities they present for Inishowen, as Derry’s main hinterland. Inishowen Tourism also intends in the coming weeks to hold three community group workshops throughout the peninsula to identify possible community projects that will compliment the City of Culture offering.Commenting on the City of Culture Briefing, Lee Tedstone, Chairman of Inishowen Tourism said “2013 is set to be a landmark year of change for Derry and its hinterland, therefore it is vitally important that Inishowen engages and is prepared to reap the huge benefits the City of Culture Programme represents in terms of delivering economic and social development throughout the peninsula.”Inishowen Tourism have already taken the unique step of appointing Jennifer O’Donnell as City of Culture & Trade Liaison Officer, a dedicated resource that will strengthen our communication and working partnership with Derry in the run up to and throughout 2013.Jennifer’s role will ensure Inishowen benefits from key strategic tourism development and marketing opportunities the City of Culture represents; increasing visitor numbers to Inishowen, developing the Peninsula’s tourism offering, improving transport links with Derry and identifying joint marketing initiatives. Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive of the Culture team, said: “We are delighted Inishowen Tourism and Buncrana Town Council are supporting City of Culture 2013.The Inishowen Peninsula’s connectivity with Derry-Londonderry as its natural social and economic hinterland means Inishowen stands to benefit by being part of something that will reach a worldwide stage.“It also offers a unique opportunity to explore the shared history and cultural links that Derry has with Inishowen and will forge a partnership, between the city and peninsula, that will resonate for years to come ”John McLaughlin, Buncrana Town Council Manager, said “The City of Culture Briefing is an excellent way of allowing the Inishowen businesses and community groups to engage directly with the Culture Company about what’s happening during 2013 and what significance that will have on their respective businesses and community projects. Events such as the All-Ireland Fleadh in August 2013 and the Turner Prize in October 2013 will have a direct impact on Buncrana and Inishowen in terms of potential visitors, bed nights etc. due to the high volume of visitors these particular events draw”To register for the City of Culture Briefing please contact: Jennifer O’Donnell, City of Culture Officer, Inishowen Tourism Tel: 074 9362602 / E-mail: [email protected]     INISHOWEN GEARS UP FOR DERRY’S CITY OF CULTURE was last modified: June 13th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CITY OF CUTUREDerryInishowenlast_img read more