Mike Sprague: Water problems ignored

first_imgA new Public Policy Institute of California poll found that 55 percent of Californians think the state is on the wrong track, he said. And he doesn’t know if Schwarzenegger will run for U.S. Senate in 2010. But even if he does run for U.S. Senate, it won’t be an easy victory, he said. “(Barbara) Boxer is no Phil Angelides,” he said of the incumbent, a Democrat who has been in office since 1997. Angelides lost to Schwarzenegger in 2006. “She’s a tough campaigner, and I think the Democrats would do all they could to try and protect her.” He also discussed the 2010 governor’s race. The Democrats have a number of potential candidates, including state Attorney General Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villairagosa, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, former state Controller Steve Westly and the 2006 Democratic candidate Phil Angelides. “I would put my money on Brown,” he said. As for Republicans, he said, he doesn’t have a clue who will run. ASSEMBLY REPORT: Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Norwalk, will speak at the 7 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Mark Twain Democratic Club. It will be at Mimi’s Cafe, 15436 Whittier Blvd., Whittier. For information, call (562) 587-0487. FORUM: The Whittier chapter of the League of Women Voters will hold a candidates’ debate from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday for Montebello city and school board candidates at the Quiet Cannon Country Club, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello. MORE DEBATES: Three forums for candidates for the Whittier Union High School District will be held, beginning Oct. 3. All three will be combined with either an elementary school district or Rio Hondo College school election. The one for East Whittier City will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Whittier City Council chambers at City Hall, 13230 Penn St., Whittier. The Rio Hondo College forum will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Santa Fe High School, 10400 S. Orr and Day Road, Santa Fe Springs. The third combination involving South Whittier will be held at 7p.m. Oct. 10 at Richard Graves Middle School, 13243 Los Nietos Road, Whittier. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955; or e-mail mike.sprague@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The delta supplies 24 million people in Southern California,” he said. “If there were to be a major earthquake in the Bay Area and the levees were to break, the system would be shut down for months.” It would be an economic disaster, he said. “The economic fallout would be in the billions,” he said. Water was just one of the topics Rosengarten discussed; others included the state of the state to whether Schwarzenegger would run for U.S. Senate. The state of the state isn’t good at least as far as what Californians think, he said. Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. Water has been a long-ignored subject and Californians may soon pay for it, said Dick Rosengarten, co-publisher of California Political Week, a California political newsletter. Rosengarten said Friday that former Govs. Pete Wilson and Gray Davis ignored it during their time in office and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t do anything until after he was re-elected. “The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is in terrible shape,” he said at the monthly breakfast of the San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs. last_img read more

Ramos blasts ‘ludicrous’ talk of sacking their boss and insists Real ‘aren’t dead’

first_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REAL DEAL REVEALED gameday cracker silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won deals Real Madrid superstar Sergio Ramos REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has slammed talk of Julen Lopetegui being sacked after their fourth game without a win.Los Blancos lost 1-0 to Deportivo Alaves on Saturday night with Manu Garcia netting in injury time. Latest Premier League News no dice tense Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 1 huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City It was their third loss in their last four and their third LaLiga game in a row where they have failed to score.But with new head coach Lopetegui already under pressure, Ramos came out and backed his boss, while also insisting Real Madrid were not ‘dead’.“As a squad, it is not good when the coach is changed around,” he said on the club’s website. “It would be ludicrous, this team are fighting for the top spots.“If people say Real Madrid are dead they are very wrong, we are going to fight to the death because it is our DNA and that is what we are used to doing.” shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more