LAKE COUNTY NEWS: Sample ballot booklets for November election contain errors; new booklets to be issued

October 15, 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 01:04   Lake County News reports

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office said that new sample ballot booklets and supplemental booklets are being sent to voters after printing errors were discovered.

Registrar of Voters Diane Fridley said that on Tuesday her staff discovered several printing errors in the booklets after receiving the county’s sample ballot shipment.

The errors were made by the printing vendor her office contracts with for the booklets, Fridley said.

Fridley said voters residing in the following precincts will receive a new complete replacement sample ballot booklet titled “Reprint-2nd Issue”:

– 122 – Lower Lake;

– 124 – Bell Park, Clearlake;

– All of the voting precincts within the city limits of Lakeport: 411– LP Lange, 412 – LP Willow Tree, – 413 – LP Government, 414 – LP Fairgrounds;

– 421D – Cow Mountain;

– 422 – Scotts Valley;

– 441 – Big Valley;

– 442 – Lands End;

– 452 – Lakeside Pk;

– 461 – Donovan Valley.

Fridley said voters can check to see if they will be receiving a replacement sample ballot booklet by looking at the back cover of the sample ballot booklet under the nonprofit box-ballot type of 2, 8, 10 and 11.

Voters receiving a replacement sample ballot booklet should destroy their first sample ballot booklet because it contains incorrect information, Fridley said.

Fridley said all other voters not residing within the voting precincts listed above will be receiving a “supplemental” sample ballot booklet with the text of the proposed local measures within their jurisdictions.

She said voters who receive those supplemental booklets should not throw away their sample ballot booklet because the candidates printed on the sample ballot pages as well as their printed candidate statements are correct.

The only incorrect part of those booklets, Fridley said, is the first page of the marijuana cultivation ordinance Measure O.

Fridley said Measure L from the 2014 June Primary is printed instead of the first page of Measure O, however, all the other pages of Measure O are correct.

Fridley said the replacement booklets and the supplemental booklets will be printed at the printing vendor’s expense and not at the expense of Lake County taxpayers.

Voters are advised to phone the Lake County Registrar of Voters Office at 707-263-2372 if they have any questions.

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Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

October 18, 2014

In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know. There is no country better prepared to confront the challenge Ebola poses than the U.S. and although even one case here at home is too many, the country is not facing an outbreak of the disease. Our medical professionals tell us Ebola is difficult to catch, and is only transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is showing symptoms.

 

The President made clear that he and his entire administration will continue to do everything possible to prevent further transmission of the disease domestically, and to contain and end the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa.

WALKtober is here – Join us this Sunday!

 Mike McGuire State Senate

Dear Friend,We’re in the final stretch of our grassroots campaign and that can mean only one thing: It’s WALKtober!That’s why we’re back in Lakeport talking to voters at their doorsteps this coming Sunday, October 19. Come walk with us!

Our big Lakeport neighborhood walk day is extra special because we’re teaming up with Assembly candidate Bill Dodd!

Here are the details:

WHAT: Join Mike, Bill and our team as we walk the beautiful neighborhoods of Lakeport and ask voters to join our grassroots campaigns.

WHEN: This coming Sunday, October 19, starting at 10:00 a.m.

MORNING MEET-UP LOCATION: Democratic Party headquarters, 350 N. Main Street in Lakeport

SAVE ROOM: We’ll have a continental breakfast waiting for you along with a terrific lunch after the walk!

RSVP: Contact Karlene Rebich at 
Karlene@MikeMcGuireForSenate.com or (707) 838-3279

Our powerhouse volunteers on the McGuire team are closing in on 100,000 door knocks and phone calls since June and we need your help this Sunday to make WALKtober a huge success – sign up today!

Thanks for your support and enjoy your week!

 

LAKE COUNTY NEWS: Federal judge grants preliminary injunction against county of Lake over warrantless marijuana searches

October 15, 2014

US District Judge Thelton Henderson enjoined the county of Lake, its employees and officers from enforcing Ordinance No. 2997 – known also as Measure N – “through warrantless searches or summary abatement actions without consent, unless doing so is necessary to prevent immediate physical harm to persons or property, the destruction of evidence for a criminal case, or the escape of a criminal suspect.”

Henderson’s action, however, does not invalidate Measure N.

Voters passed Measure N, which provides guidelines for medical marijuana cultivation in June. It originally had been passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors last December as Ordinance No. 2997 but early this year was forced to a referendum through a signature gathering effort.

Measure N – which went into effect on July 11, following the final certification of the June primary election’s results – includes rules that govern the size of indoor grows and also prevent outdoor grows in neighborhoods, specifically in community growth boundaries.

In early August, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office – which is responsible for enforcing Measure N – carried out a series of eradications throughout different communities in the county, including Spring Valley near Clearlake Oaks.

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Weekly Address: America Is a Place Where Hard Work Should Be Rewarded

October 12, 2014

In this week’s address, the President made the case for why it’s past time to raise the minimum wage. Increasing the national minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would benefit 28 million Americans, and make our economy stronger. While Republicans in Congress have blocked this commonsense proposal, a large and growing coalition of state and local leaders and owners of businesses large and small have answered the President’s call and raised wages for their residents and employees.

This progress is important, but there is more that can be done. No American who works full time should have to raise a family in poverty. That’s why the President will continue to push Congress to take action and give America its well-deserved raise.

Yamada Hosts Open House-Office Hours in District Offices

October 9, 2014

Yamada Hosts Open House-Office Hours in District Offices – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada Representing the 4th California Assembly District

WOODLAND, CA – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada will hold two district Open House-Office Hours during October.

“As my staff and I conclude six years serving the Assembly District, we invite community members and constituents to stop-by with any questions or concerns they may have,” Assemblymember Yamada said.

OPEN HOUSE- OFFICE HOURS

American Canyon District Office

Woodland District Office

Thursday, October 16, 2014
4381 Broadway Street, Suite 108
American Canyon,  CA 94503
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
725 Main Street, Suite 206
Woodland, CA 95695
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the American Canyon District Office at (707) 552-4405 or the Woodland District Office at (530) 662-7867 or (800) 965-6765 or visit her website at www.asm.ca.gov/Yamada.

The 4th Assembly District includes all or parts of Colusa, Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties.

LAKE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSEMENTS for NOVEMBER 4, 2014 ELECTION

October 8, 2014

Vote Democratic                                                        NOVEMBER 4, 2014

 

GOVERNOR…………………………………………………………JERRY BROWN

LT. GOVERNOR…………………………………..……………….GAVIN NEWSOM

TREASURER………………………………..…………………………JOHN CHIANG

SECRETARY OF STATE…………………………………………….ALEX PADILLA

ATTORNEY GENERAL……………………………………………AMALA HARRIS

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER…………………………………….DAVE JONES

CONTROLLER………………………………………………………………..BETTY YEE

SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION…………………………….TOM TORLAKSON

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION…………………………………….………..FIONA MA

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE D5 …………………………………….MIKE THOMPSON

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE D3………………………………..….JOHN GARAMENDI

STATE SENATE   ……………………………………………………MIKE MCGUIRE

STATE ASSEMBLY…………………………………………………….… BILL DODD

COUNTY ASSESSOR…………………………………………SORHNA LI JORDAN

COUNTY SUPERVISOR…….…………………..……………….…..JERI SPITTLER

CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL…………………………………..BRUNO SABATIER

LAKEPORT  CITY COUNCIL …………………………………..MIREYA  TURNER

MEASURE O (CANNABIS REGULATION)………………………………………YES

MEASURE P (UNLIMITED GROWING)……………………………………………NO

MEASURE R (CLEARLAKE SALES TAX)………………………………..……….NO

MEASURE S (SAVE THE LAKE)………………………………………………….YES

 

Lake County Democratic party Endorsements For The November 4 Election

Brown Signs Yamada Consumer Protection Bill

October 5, 2014

Brown Signs Yamada Consumer Protection Bill – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada Representing the 4th California Assembly District

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2251, authorizing county officials to respond to consumer complaints about improper California Redemption Value (CRV) charges, was signed by Governor Brown last week. Authored by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), AB 2251 authorizes county agricultural commissioners and sealers of weights and measures, in coordination with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to investigate and enforce penalties against retailers who improperly charge the CRV.

“Ambiguity over the authority to investigate complaints and weak enforcement mechanisms provided a loophole allowing some bad actors to overcharge CRV without regulatory oversight,” Assemblymember Yamada said. “Governor Brown’s signature on AB 2251 protects consumers and also gives California’s unsung consumer protection heroes—our County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers of Weights and Measures—another tool to ensure that the CRV charge you see on your store receipt is correct.”

Until 2010, CalRecycle referred all consumer complaints regarding CRV overcharges to county agricultural commissioners and sealers because of their statutory responsibility to investigate improper or illegal commodity pricing. Because the CRV is considered a “surcharge” and not a “commodity”, existing law authorized complaint investigations, yet failed to define who held enforcement authority. This minor distinction resulted in uninvestigated overcharges with little incentive for self-corrective action when improperly collected monies remained with retailers.

In the summer of 2010, a multi-county pricing and scanning investigation established that Sears and Kmart overcharged advertised prices and that Kmart specifically overcharged and added the CRV for containers not subject to the CRV.  This investigation, led by county agricultural commissioners and district attorneys resulted in a $1.1M settlement against these two retailers.

AB 2251 clarifies and strengthens local investigative and enforcement authority and becomes effective January 1, 2015.

Yamada represents the 4th Assembly District which includes all or parts of Colusa, Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. 

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