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NFIB/CA Announces 2013 Leadership Council Members

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in News | 0 comments

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The National Federation of Independent Business, California recently announced the members of its Leadership Council for 2013. The group is responsible for advising the state public policy staff on issues that are important to small businesses in California.

“These members are going above and beyond the call to ensure that the Voice of Small Business is heard in the Governor’s Office, State Legislature and everywhere in our state,” said John Kabateck, NFIB/CA Executive Director. “I look forward to working with this distinguished group of small business owners who are in the trenches every day owning and operating their businesses in their communities.”

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Women Poised to Vote for Stronger Economy

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in News | 0 comments

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A few weeks ago, President Barack Obama was seen as certain to collect the majority of women’s votes in the Nov. 6 presidential election. Four days before the election, however, the women’s vote is thought to be divided equally between Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

A poll released last week by the Associated Press-GfK found women are split right down the middle, with each candidate receiving 47 percent of the vote. These numbers mirror the tightness of the popular vote overall and are a significant turnaround from a month ago, when the same poll showed Obama with a 16-point lead among women voters.

“Presidential races always tighten towards the end as local trends come to the national level – this is not a surprise,” Judy Lloyd, executive editor of Thoughtfulwomen.org and an appointee for former presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, told IPS.

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Bay Area Republicans tout diversity

Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in News | 0 comments

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It’s not easy being a Republican in the Bay Area. Not only are they outnumbered, but they live in a place that has come to symbolize liberal politics. “San Francisco Democrats” is used by some Republicans as a pejorative reference to our lefty sensibilities, and the whole state is now a bogeyman; a cautionary tale about what happens when Democrats are in charge.

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San Ramon Valley Republican Delegate Profile: Judy Lloyd

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

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With the Republican National convention scheduled to start today, Patch talked with San Ramon Valley delegate Judy Lloyd about her life in politics and why she is supporting Mitt Romney for President.

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California remains GOP’s punching bag

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in News | 0 comments

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Given the trash talk Republicans have tossed at California lately, one might think the GOP is holding its national convention in Florida this week just to be as far away as possible from the Golden State.

To which many Californians might reply, “Say hi to Tropical Storm Isaac for us, OK?”

It’s not as if Californians can’t take a joke. Indeed, our state’s often-bizarre politics have been fodder for comedians for decades. California is not in play in the presidential election, but now the country’s most populous state has become a veritable punching bag as the GOP attempts to whip up voters nationwide by pointing to the Golden State’s budget travails.

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LABELS, PERCEPTION AND POLITICS

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Ever think you’re being targeted by political parties? Listen to perceptions and labels that are present day in Politics in the USA. Normally politics is the “third rail” of conversation but Judy Lloyd, Kevin McGary and Carol Roth aren’t afraid to be provocative, sharing their very informed opinions with our listeners.

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Gingrich resurgent, but will it last?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Gingrich resurgent, but will it last?

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In July, it was Michele Bachmann; in September, Rick Perry, and in October, Herman Cain. Now Newt Gingrich is poised to be the ascendant Republican presidential candidate of the month — or perhaps a lasting contender, if his past isn’t held against him.

As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has held relatively steady in the polls, the Minnesota congresswoman, Texas governor and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO have taken their turns near the top. Cain is still there, but recent sexual harassment accusations may be taking their toll; his days at the top of the roller coaster seem numbered, and Bachmann and Perry are waving a welcome to him from halfway down.

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JOIN VOLUNTEERS FOR PROGRESS DURING NATIONAL PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN NOVEMBER

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in News | 0 comments

DANVILLE, CA (November 8, 2011)- The Bay Area Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, is raising awareness about the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States during National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. Local leaders of the organization are inviting more citizens to Volunteer for Progress by joining their efforts to advance research, support patients and create hope for the pancreatic cancer community.

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Judy Lloyd: Fighting pancreatic cancer like Jobs’ requires a more strategic approach

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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On Oct. 5, I was on a business trip to Washington, D.C., which happened to coincide with a lobbying day for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network — the national organization fighting this disease in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.

The organization is working to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act — (S. 362 and H.R. 733), which will ensure that the National Cancer Institute develops a long-term comprehensive strategic plan for developing early diagnostics and treatment options that will increase the survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients.

I spent most of that day in the U.S. Capitol talking about pancreatic cancer research, the need for innovation and a strategic plan of action. On the plane ride back to California, I learned that Steve Jobs passed away from his rare form of pancreatic cancer (pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors).

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BAY AREA COUNTIES & MUNICIPALITIES RECOGNIZE NOVEMBER AS NATIONAL PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in News | 0 comments

DANVILLE, CA (November 1, 2011)- The Bay Area Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, applauds community leaders in Bay Area counties for introducing proclamations recognizing November as National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and drawing attention to the urgent need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for patients.

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Bachmann returns to Bay Area a diminished candidate

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann returns to the Bay Area on Thursday just a little more than month since her last visit to the region, but much has changed for her in that time.

The Minnesota congresswoman has plummeted in the polls, now placing amid candidates whose names voters have trouble remembering, while Herman Cain seems to have eclipsed her in the tea party’s heart. Some of her key campaign staff members have quit. In addition, lackluster third-quarter fundraising numbers could mean that unless Bachmann turns her campaign into overdrive, she will have trouble maintaining her presence until even the earliest caucuses.

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Building a volunteer effort from the ground up

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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Michelle Monhart’s father was an ex-Marine, a disciplinarian, a tough guy. Pancreatic cancer took him down in eight months.

“He passed in July 2005,” said Monhart, a Walnut Creek resident. “I was really needing a way to heal. That fall, I contacted the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.”

She asked how she could help the volunteer effort in the Bay Area. The answer was a question: Would you like to start one?

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CA Women Lead to Host SRV Premiere-Crime After Crime

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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On Friday, the East Bay Chapter of California Women Lead hosted the San Ramon Valley movie premiere of the award-winning documentary “Crime After Crime”. Director Yoav Potash and Walnut Creek attorney Nadia Costa were on hand for Q&A at the movie’s conclusion…

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Presents Annual “Walk Through the Vineyards”

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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The Bay Area Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure, hosted its 9th Annual “Walk Through the Vineyards” on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The event raises much needed awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer research. It will take place at the Charles Krug Winery, 28OO Main Street in idyllic St. Helena, CA…

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Bay Area Affiliate Wins National Award for Activism to Support Pancreatic Cancer Research

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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Bay Area residents working to improve the survival rate of the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States won the Affiliate of the Year Award for their efforts. Pancreatic Cancer Action Network President and CEO Julie Fleshman, and spokesperson Lisa Niemi, the wife of actor Patrick Swayze, presented the award on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the organization’s Community Outreach Leadership Training in Dallas, TX.

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Contra Costa Times Readers’ Forum – GOP voters should pick party nominees

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in News | 0 comments

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Republicans met this weekend at their State Convention in Sacramento to discuss their nominations process in the aftermath of Proposition 14. Some may think it’s an inside baseball debate. The truth is that what happens this weekend will have a tremendous impact on the Republican Party, its candidates and their ability to win future elections.

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EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE SAN RAMON VALLEY ANNOUNCES COLLEGE ESSAY COMPETITION

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in News | Comments Off on EXCHANGE CLUB OF THE SAN RAMON VALLEY ANNOUNCES COLLEGE ESSAY COMPETITION

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Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson, San Ramon Valley Fire Chief Richard Price, and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan will be featured speakers at the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley’s college essay competition.

High School students in the San Ramon Valley are invited to discuss “federal and state mandates – an authorization to act or a command to be obeyed”. Speaker presentations take place at the San Ramon Library on March 23, March 28, and April 14.

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CONTRA COSTA TIMES – WHAT WILL ARNOLD DO NEXT?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in News | Comments Off on CONTRA COSTA TIMES – WHAT WILL ARNOLD DO NEXT?

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In 15 days, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially unemployed as California ends its extraordinary experiment with a live action figure as its top politician.

It’s hard to envision Arnold consoling himself with tubs of ice cream and an endless supply of potato chips while he watches “Conan” reruns on cable.

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ALTAMONT STRATEGIES CONGRATULATES ITS CLIENTS

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in News | Comments Off on ALTAMONT STRATEGIES CONGRATULATES ITS CLIENTS

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Company Goes 4 for 5 in Campaign Wins in 2010

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