Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Morning News Round-Up -- 10.7.09: DA Carr's Abilities...

More controversy is on the horizon for Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr. Several Vietnamese-American community groups gathered outside Carr’s office to call on the DA to open the grand jury hearing in Daniel Pham’s death. (Pham was killed by SJPD Officers.) This is complicated for Carr: She will be damned by police officers if she makes the grand jury public, damned by the Vietnamese-American community (and perhaps the media and others) if she doesn't... Luckily, DA Carr is known for her ability to handle difficult issues effectively and ethically... ;)

Gubernatorial wannabe Meg Whitman has launched a full scale attack on the Sacramento Bee – “I was too registered! And, I did vote twice” is what Whitman (seems to) say as she has the Registrar of Voters in Ohio, San Francisco and Silicon Valley scrambling to find some proof of registration and voting. Luckily for Whitman, “there’s no way to prove she voted before 1992” according to John Arntz, director of the San Francisco Department of Elections. That would mean there’s also no way to disprove ... San Jose State University political-science professor Larry Gersten is scratching his head “why bring more attention to this story?” Good question Mr. Gersten. But isn't this fun?

Freshly convicted as a dentist/perv Benva Lazar was indicted for lewd and lascivious acts on a 14 year old girl, as well as sexual battery by fraud.

The Merc’s Patty Fisher takes the Palo Alto City Council to task for not figuring out “tree replacement” starts with tree removal in the controversial demise of California Avenue’s 63 oaks.

Protect San Jose’s Ed Rast has reopened his statistical toy chest for all comers in “Ask Ed.” That should be a fun read...

San Jose Insider/Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Joseph DiSalvo sends props to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan for his call to (education) action.

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