Post Tenebras Lux
“After Darkness, Light”    Read more »
Assembly Passes Corbett Bill Protecting Struggling Homeowners, Borrowers
SB 426 Clarifies Status of Debts Following Foreclosure
SACRAMENTO – Legislation that strengthens existing deficiency protections for borrowers after losing their homes in foreclosures passed from the Assembly floor earlier today (June 24, 2013).
Authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett, a Hayward Democrat, SB 426 specifically prohibits deficiency collections and adverse credit reporting on non-recourse loans following a non-judicial foreclosure.    Read more »
The line between felony and fundraising is plainly visible.
Public officials who vote or act in a certain way in return for a campaign contribution are guilty of big time crime.
Yet California legislative history is littered with politicians and those who solicit contributions for them who have gone well outside the OB marker.    Read more »
That’s what state senators did Thursday June 20 — held a 20-minute private meeting off the Senate floor to talk about a section of the mammoth budget, awaiting action by Gov. Jerry Brown, that media outlets complain imperils the state’s Public Records Act. (It doesn’t.)
The act requires timely disclosure of documents requested by the media or members of the public.    Read more »
June 18, 1815 literally was Napoleon Bonaparte’s Waterloo.
His last ditch effort to defeat the British and the Prussians, after losing to the British and being exiled on the island of Elba, became his final defeat.
After a three-day battle near Waterloo Village in Belgium, the emperor’s strategy of splitting his army to attack both the British and Prussians failed to divide them, allowing them to converge on Napoleon and defeat him..    Read more »
Apparently, pork really is the other white meat. At least when it comes to legislative fundraisers.
Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Los Angeles Democrat, just hosted “Pig-Roast-a-Palooza on June 18.
On July 2, the legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Caucus holds its first fundraiser “celebrating freedom and equality.”
That would be “Sausage Fest 2013.”
The pig on the “Sausage Fest” invite is in better shape than the one on Lara’s invitation but, based on the event’s name, that’s merely the whole before the partitioned.    Read more »
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