Entries Tagged as 'Fabian Núñez'

Marco Rubio’s Spending Spree! Whee!

February 26th, 2010 · 13 Comments

For the past few days, in addition to the tropical produce name calling, Marco Rubio, the GOP candidate for the Senate in Florida, has been getting some heat for his spending ways. Basically, he made some charges to his state GOP American Express card for $133 hair cuts (his hair cut doesn’t look that complicated), […]

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Tags: Democratic Party · ethics · Fabian Núñez · GOP · Republican Party

Fabian Nuñez for CA State Treasurer?

February 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Former California Assembly Speaker and current partner in Mercury Public Affairs, Fabian Nuñez has pulled papers to run for state treasurer in 2014. He also filed paperwork to run for the State Senate for this year, but everyone pretty much attributed that move as a means for him to park his campaign cash. Nuñez has […]

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Tags: Crime · Fabian Núñez

The tables start to turn on Esteban Nuñez

September 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Back when Esteban Nuñez, the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez,  was arrested late last year for the murder of Luis Dos Santos, many blog commenters and other observers of the case thought that Nuñez’s friends would start to turn on him. Remember that four young men were charged in this case. Well, it looks […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez

Mayor Villaraigosa gets a jump start on Hispanic Heritage Month, while tossing money to Fabian Nuñez

September 7th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Mayor Sam had an interesting blog post that caught my eye last week about Mayor Villaraigosa and Hispanic Heritage Month. It used to be Hispanic Heritage Week, which was initiated by President Johnson back in 1968, and it was subsequently expanded to a month by President Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30 day period from September 15 to October […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Fabian Núñez

Amid CA Budget Crisis, Latino Pols Cruise like High Rollers

June 16th, 2009 · 39 Comments

As the state of California experiences a financial meltdown that will squeeze public education, health services, and really impact the poorest (read largely Latino) residents, it is frustrating to find articles like this one in today’s LA Times detailing the car expenses of some of California’s public servants. Even more crushing is the revelation that […]

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Tags: Economics · Education · ethics · Fabian Núñez · Gil Cedillo · Government Accountability · Maria Robles

The Making of the “Loretta Sanchez Scandal”

June 2nd, 2009 · 88 Comments

It has been widely alleged that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has been involved in an intimate relationship with her former military escort and current homeland security and defense lobbyist, John (Jack) P. Einwechter, currently “Of Counsel” at the DC law firm of Greenberg Traurig. So in the name of clearing the issue up for the many […]

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Tags: ethics · Fabian Núñez · Government Accountability · Maria Robles · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

More on the Esteban Nuñez case — Great piece in LA Weekly worth reading

May 29th, 2009 · 24 Comments

The New Times Media regularly visits this blog, and worth noting is a piece that their LA Weekly paper published this week on the Esteban Nuñez case. The picture painted makes the California political power structure (including key Latino players) look most out of touch in having any sympathy for the slain victim, Luis Santos. […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Corina Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez · Maria Robles

Letter writing for Esteban Nuñez

May 11th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Last week, a friend of mine sent this article about the letter writing campaign some California politicians have involved themselves with for Esteban Nuñez, the former California Assembly Speaker’s son who will stand trial in the fall for murder. With all of the political and economic challenges facing the state of California and the nation, Mayor […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Crime · Fabian Núñez