De Ruse Announces He's Running for City Council E-mail
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Saturday, 11 September 2010 20:11

La Mirada~The La Mirada City Council Race in March of next year, may have just got a little more interesting.

La Mirada resident Steve De Ruse has announced he will be filing for candidacy in the upcoming La Mirada City Council election on March 8, 2011.

De Ruse, a La Mirada resident since 1976, joins Larry Mowles as individuals who have expressed their desire to run for council.

Three seats are up for grabs; those of Steve Jones, Hal Malkin, and Pete Dames.

Malkin, a council member since 1994,  has already announced he will not be seeking a fifth term. Dames, also in line for a fifth,  has declined to commit one way or another, which is customary for him. Jones is sure to run again, although not confirmed.

De Ruse currently is a second-term member of the La Mirada Community Services Commission.

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Saturday, 12 June 2010 13:31

La Mirada~Former La Mirada Community Services President, Larry Mowles has announced his candidacy for the March 2011 La Mirada City Council election.

Hal Malkin, Pete Dames, and Steve Jones' terms will be up. Malkin long ago announced he is not seeking re-election, paving the way for Mowles. Jones is sure to run again, and Dames has still not made it clear.


Potential Whittier Candidates Square Off E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 March 2010 20:51

Whittier~Four candidates, including two incumbents, who are vying for two open seats on the Whittier City Council will share their visions for Whittier at the 2010 Whittier City Council Candidates' Forum.

The event will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at the American Red Cross at 6706 S. Friends Ave. in Uptown Whittier. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the Forum will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

This event is free to the public and hosted by the Whittier Chamber and the Whittier Uptown Association.

Call the Whittier Chamber office for more information at (562)698-9554.

Here We Grow Again? E-mail
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Wednesday, 04 November 2009 07:03


Norwalk~Just like four years ago when John Johnson won a seat on the NLMUSD Board, simply because he put the word "teacher" under his profession, we may have a new school board member replacing Johnson, under the same circumstances.

Margarita Rios, unknown in the community, may win a seat on the board, simply because she used the words "police officer" under her profession. The fact of the matter is, she is a "police officer" for the dysfunctional Los Angeles Unified School District. A big difference, than being a real police officer.

I'm not saying she's not a great person or unqualified-I'm just saying, you now what I mean.

As usual, the few that do vote, are uninformed,and vote for "their own kind". People get giggly when they see the words "teacher" or "police officer"-both tax-payer funded jobs. Their judgement suddenly becomes clouded, and common-sense thinking takes a back seat..

Welcome to the world of American politics.



We Like Adams, Pflanzer, & Urquidi E-mail
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Monday, 02 November 2009 14:59

Norwalk~With surprise winner from four yours ago John Johnson deciding not to run again, this ensures the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District Board of Education will have at least one new member.

But does anyone really care? Traditional voter turnout seems to indicate no, but what's more important than our schools? Is it the nine percent of people that vote, who do all the moaning and groaning between elections; saying we have a lethargic school system?

Actually, it is almost a lame duck position. What can one person do to make a difference in a entrenched machine? Name one achievement by any individual school board member over the last ten years. What has Karen Morrison, Lorraine Neal, Pauline Deal, or Ed Hengler done individually, that stands out, over this last two years? Everything is collaborative.


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