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  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • California agency on road to biggest bust since Detroit

    09/11/2013 10:03:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 Sep 2013
    The toll-road authority of Orange County, Calif., is nearing the biggest municipal default since Detroit's record bankruptcy ... The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency... risks default on $2.4 billion in debt, according to a consultant to the Debt and Investment Advisory Commission of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

    12/07/2012 3:58:54 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 37 replies
    NPR: All Things Considered ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | Richard Gonzales
    The Poway Unified School District in California is facing a whopping $1 billion repayment on a loan of just $105 million. It borrowed the money using bonds that the state treasurer has compared to payday loans -- and more than 200 other California districts are in the same boat. More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed. In 2010,...
  • As scandal winds down, aging state Treasurer Bill Lockyer sets sights on controller's job

    04/30/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/30/12 | Josh Richman
    He's almost 71. And his wife just resigned from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors after a drug-fueled affair with a meth addict. Her sensational downfall included shocking allegations that he once supplied her with drugs and encouraged her to commit suicide during a recent argument. So now, after months of personal turmoil and four decades as one of the state's most powerful Democrats, is state Treasurer Bill Lockyer preparing to quietly fade away? Not a chance. In fact, he's already squirreled away more than $2.5 million to run for another statewide office when he's 73. Asked whether recent events...
  • Are Men Stupid?

    04/29/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon April 23, 2012 | Frida Ghitis
    Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade? John Edwards crashing from the heights of promise to infamy, from presidential candidate to defendant in a trial after a secret affair; Secret Service agents ending their careers in disgrace over dalliances with prostitutes in Colombia, all join that long procession of men who managed to self-destruct, pulling a pin on the grenade of their careers and perhaps their...
  • Don't trust Democrats to fix Nadia Lockyer mess

    04/24/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/24/12 | Chip Johnson
    It's easy to dismiss the dramatic fall of Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer as the failings of an addict. But it was much more than that. A system - our political system - created her. Our political system allows one person, like state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, to run for a statewide office, collect millions of dollars in donations and then bestow those funds like a kingmaker in lower-level races - like a county supervisor's race. Our system here in Alameda County allows one party - the Democratic Party - to declare for the rest of us who should be in...
  • Contra Costa Times editorial: Nadia Lockyer resignation welcome, but serious questions remain

    04/23/2012 5:35:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/23/12 | Editor
    We are pleased that Nadia Lockyer last week resigned her seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors . . . frankly, she's an addict who behaves like one and, by her own admission, has lied . . . Nevertheless, her account raises questions about her husband's actions. For, while she tried to defend her husband by saying that she holds responsibility for her consumption of drugs, she did not deny her earlier claim - that her husband bought and supplied her some of those drugs years ago. In the time the two have known each other, Bill Lockyer has...
  • Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer Resigns as NorCal Supervisor--Then Opens Up About Scandal

    04/23/2012 4:19:31 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | 4/23/12 | Matt Coker
    Last month, we told you about the sex/drugs/beating/cheating/porning scandal surrounding the daughter of Santa Ana community activism royalty and wife of California Democratic politics royalty. This weekend, it was not only reported that the scandal led to Nadia Maria Davis-Lockyer's resignation as an Alameda County supervisor but an eye-opening interview where the 41-year-old claimed state Treasurer Bill Lockyer angrily told her to "go ahead and commit suicide" and her rehab lover "bashed my head into the stone floor."The seventh child of the late Wallace R. Davis, one of Santa Ana's first Latino lawyers to stand up for immigrants, Nadia Maria...
  • Email from wife's account shadows Calif. treasurer { Nadia & Bill Lockyer }

    04/18/2012 4:47:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 4/18/12 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state treasurer Bill Lockyer is used to the public spotlight. Just not like this. After a political career spanning four decades, Lockyer is drawing attention not for his job but for his marital troubles, his wife's substance abuse and her claim that she was roughed up by an ex-boyfriend at a motel room. And with each new development, the story has taken ever stranger turns. An email last week that appeared to be sent from Nadia Lockyer, herself a promising San Francisco Bay area politician, went to a newspaper, accusing her husband, a former state...
  • Nadia Lockyer lied about offering legal advice to ex-lover, attorney says

    03/21/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/21/12 | Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer is lying when she says she visited ex-lover Stephen Chikhani in jail last summer in her professional capacity as an lawyer, Chikhani's attorney said Wednesday. "I know she signed in as a lawyer, but they were not legal visits," said attorney Adrienne Dell, of San Jose. "She definitely abused that; there's no question in my mind. They were still in a relationship." The Bay Area News Group's public-records request uncovered jail logs denoting two of Lockyer's visits to Chikhani in Santa Clara County's Elmwood jail in Milpitas, on June 15 and June 22, 2011. Dell...
  • Bill and Nadia Lockyer: A seemingly perfect life becomes a messy affair

    02/18/2012 11:19:18 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/18/12 | Josh Richman and Julia Prodis Sulek, Staff Writers
    Over the years, Bill and Nadia Lockyer's neighbors watched the couple walk their young son up and down their Hayward street at Christmastime, admiring the festive lights. The image of this political power couple seemed as perfect as a campaign commercial. Everything seemed "hunky-dory" between the 70-year-old state treasurer and the 40-year-old Alameda County supervisor, said neighbor Stephen Welch. "He seemed happy. She seemed happy. I've never seen conflict or strife or anything," he said. But this week, after stories emerged of Nadia Lockyer's substance abuse, extramarital affair and alleged beating by a former lover in a Newark motel room,...
  • Nadia Lockyer's troubles open door to closer look

    02/18/2012 11:07:56 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/17/12 | Chip Johnson
    Vetting a candidate for elected office is commonplace in American politics, but sometimes the level of scrutiny isn't as thorough as it should be. Consider the recent troubles of Nadia Lockyer, an Alameda County supervisor who on Tuesday announced a leave of absence following an alleged assault two weeks ago. In an incident that still lacks clarity, Lockyer said she was the victim of an assault. Her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said the attacker was an ex-boyfriend and that the assault happened Feb. 3 at a Newark hotel. Then on Tuesday, Nadia Lockyer announced that she had enrolled in...
  • Bill Lockyer says wife assaulted by ex-boyfriend

    02/12/2012 7:34:27 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/12/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnist
    Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, was "violently assaulted" by an ex-boyfriend she met up with at a Newark motel after the Lockyers fought, her husband says. Newark police confirmed to us that they investigated a "politically sensitive" incident Feb. 3 after receiving a late-night 911 call from the motel on Newark Boulevard. When police arrived, they found a woman who was "despondent," a police spokesman said Friday. Police would not identify the woman, but Bill Lockyer confirmed that it was his wife. He said he and Nadia Lockyer had recently been separated but had...
  • California officials seek higher rates for meal reimbursements

    08/04/2011 4:22:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    sacbee ^ | August 3, 2011
    The chief executives of CalPERS and CalSTRS along with Controller John Chiang and Treasurer Bill Lockyer are asking the Brown administration to overhaul the state's travel meal reimbursement rates to help accommodate for trips to expensive locales. Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/the_state_worker/2011/08/california-officials-seek-higher-rates-meal-reimbursements.html#ixzz1U6X38OST
  • Video: Democrat Bill Lockyer Chastises Fellow Democrats Over Junk Spending

    11/30/2010 7:56:12 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv
    California Treasurer Bill Lockyer (D) took to the floor at an informational hearing on state government reform last fall and scolded fellow Democrats saying the junk spending needs to stop. He said: I’m sorry but 2/3′s of the the bills that i see come out of the Assembly, if they never saw the light of day, God Bless It. Just stop it. Just stop! Just stop it. I mean they’re junk, and they’re consuming all your staff time, with junk. It’s not a rule, it’s cultural. Nancy Reagan is right. Just say no! It’s impossible for this legislature to reform...
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government"

    10/12/2010 7:17:06 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 2010 | windowonla
    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10.
  • VIDEO: Calif. State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government."

    05/13/2010 10:34:22 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 22 replies · 478+ views
    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10. See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhV3jvvIm-A where Lockyer says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State."
  • VIDEO: "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government" Bill Lockyer, CA State Treasurer

    04/22/2010 11:03:45 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 10 replies · 463+ views
    You Tube ^ | 4-22-10 | joinedafterattack
    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10. See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhV3jvvIm-A where Lockyer says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State."
  • VIDEO: "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government" Says CA State Treasurer Bill Lockyer

    04/22/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 13 replies · 327+ views
    YouTube ^ | 4-22-10 | joinedafterattack
    VIDEO: California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, "California Has The 2nd Fittest State Government." This guy is nuts. He said this when our state budget is 26 Billion in the red. Get ready the dems are getting ready to push massive tax increases. This was recorded at the California Democratic Convention in Los Angeles on 4-17-10. See this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhV3jvvIm-A where Lockyer says "California Is a Moderate Taxed State."