August 24, 2012 archive

AD-38: Scott Wilk – Why I am Running for the California Assembly



Scott Wilk lays out the reasons for his California Assembly candidacy.

I have known Scott for many years and he will carry strong conservative principles to Sacramento. While I do not live in the 38th Assembly District, Scott WILL represent Simi Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley well.


Paul Ryan Coming to California


Paul Ryan on ObamaCare Flashback Video: Ryan, Obama, Medicare and ObamaCare

Rep. Paul Ryan who will be nominated by the Republican party for Vice President next week is coming to California.

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the vice-presidential running mate of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will be in Fresno on Sept. 8 for a dinner fundraiser.

According to an invitation being circulated, it will cost $1,000 per person to get in the door of the Fresno Convention Center’s Valdez Hall, where the event will be held. Costs go up from there — to $25,000 per couple.

California is the ATM of national campaigns and the Fresno area has been kind to Mitt Romney before.

Of course, Romney-Ryan have no chance of winning California, but the money they raise can be used in a key battleground state like Ohio or Florida.


AD-48: Roger Hernandez DUI Trial Goes to the Jury


Assemblyman Roger Hernandez and Speaker PerezAssembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, right, confers with Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, as the Assembly debated Perez’s measure to close a corporate tax loophole and used the money for college scholarships, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. AP Photo

The drunk driving trial of California Assemblyman Roger Hernandez has gone to the jury.

The misdemeanor drunken driving case against state Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, is in the hands of a Contra Costa County jury.

Hernandez, who since the trial began was declared the California Assembly’s next majority whip, is accused of driving with a .08 blood-alcohol level — the minimum level for drunken driving — after leaving a Concord bar March 27. The jury was prohibited from hearing that Hernandez is a politician, or that he was driving a state-issued car without permission when he was pulled over with a date in the passenger seat shortly after 2 a.m.

Hernandez told police that he had two glasses of wine that night: one at 9 p.m. and another that he finished just before closing time. He said he doesn’t remember the name of the Concord bar where he was drinking.

Officers testified that Hernandez and the date, Kaiser Permanente community and government relations manager Darcie Green, neither of whom testified, smelled like alcohol and had blood shot and watery eyes. The arresting officer said Hernandez failed three field-sobriety tests and “politely” refused to take a blood test until they told him they were going to handcuff him, hold him down and have his blood drawn anyway.

During closing statements Thursday, defense attorney Peter Johnson said Hernandez was driving reasonably that night, contrary to the prosecution’s assertion, and the arresting officer had no probable cause to pull him over.

The jury begins deliberations this morning.

If convicted, Assemblyman Hernandez could be sentenced to a few days in county jail, probbation and have his California Driver’s license suspended.

This three week trial (which normally takes a few days) should be wrapped up today.

So, stay tuned…..


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