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Special Preview: Lloyd Fellowship @DoleInstitute highlights remarkable women [Video]

Special Preview: Lloyd Fellowship @DoleInstitute highlights remarkable women [Video]

October 2, 2015 — Lawrence, Kansas — William B. Lacy, Director of the Dole Institute of Politics on the campus of the University of Kansas has announced that Judy B. Lloyd will join the Institute as its Fall Fellow, conducting a study group each week on extraordinary women in business and politics. “Titled “First in Their Class: Authentic Women and the Originality that Got Them There,” this semester’s Study Group will take a look at women leaders in public service and...

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Finding Joy on 9-11

Today I had a feeling I’ve never felt before on the anniversary of 9-11 – joy. The early morning sky was baby blue with elegant ripples of clouds over Mount Diablo. I shed a tear as I do every 9-11. Then I smiled, thinking about the 2,977 people America lost that day – so many brave firefighters. People like Tom Burnett, who worked nearby at Thoratec in Pleasanton – and Todd Beamer, a software engineer on Flight 93 whose heroism is recognized worldwide as the guy who...

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Remembering Disney’s Dean Jones, Boomers Cultural Icon

I feel like I’ve known Dean Jones all my life. Though I lost track of him over the last 20 or so years — his death still brings back fond memories of my childhood. We loved Dean Jones for his slapstick comedic genius alongside some of the funniest actors and actresses of our time – Hayley Mills, Michelle Lee, Buddy Hackett, Suzanne Pleshette, and the legendary Tim Conway. Read the rest here at...

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Lloyd takes prominent role on Senator Glazer’s Staff

Lloyd takes prominent role on Senator Glazer’s Staff

Several area residents have joined the staff of newly elected state Sen. Steve Glazer, who has named his staff both for his office at the Capitol in Sacramento and his 7th District office in Walnut Creek. Walnut Creek-based staffers are senior field representatives, including: Judy Lloyd of Danville. The president of Altamont Strategies, Lloyd serves on the California Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Businesses and is a member of the Danville Area Chamber of...

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As Republican Field Grows, Californians Ponder Their Best Choice

I continue to do political commentary from time to time. It’s in my blood. Here’s a great in-depth article by Josh Richman of the San Jose Mercury News on how the GOP field is shaping up in California. (I’m at the end so read it in its entirety!) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign launch Monday means 15 GOP candidates now are seeking the White House with at least two more on the way, leaving California Republicans with an embarrassment of riches — or maybe...

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Glazer-Bonilla 5 Day Countdown

Contra Costa County’s 680 corridor and Alameda County’s Tri-Valley region are once again hosts to the most hotly contested race for state legislature. In 2014, my talented friend Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, beat Mayor Sbranti – 51.6% to 48.4%. She defied the odds in a Bay Area district where voter registration shows Democrats outnumbering Republicans, 39% to 32%, with Decline-to-State voters at 22%. Previous to the general election runoff, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer (a candidate in the...

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