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Newsom wows with wisdom and challenge

Apr 02, 2013 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom thrilled students and visitors in a lecture event  March 6 2013, at Dominican University of California’s Angelico Hall. The event was the fourth installment of the university’s spring leadership series sponsored by Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies. Newsom was interviewed on stage by Elaine Petrocelli, president of […]

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Gavin Newsom to discuss citizenship in the digital age March 6

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — California Lieutenant Governor and former Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, will discuss his book, “Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government” at Dominican University of California Wednesday, March 6. Newsom will begin his talk at 7 p.m in Angelico Hall. His book tells how ordinary citizens […]

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President Obama might raise the minimum wage

Feb 26, 2013 No Comments by

During his State of the Union address on February 13, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour. If enacted, the increase in the wages will move forward in stages reaching $9 by the end of 2015. “Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, […]

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Mr. Gore goes to Dominican

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President of the United States, Al Gore, will be the second in this spring’s Institute for Leadership Studies lecture series, making his second appearance at Dominican University of California, having visited Dominican in the spring of 2007. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February […]

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Down to the wire In District 10 — Sonoma County and Marin

Nov 04, 2012 No Comments

Democrats Michael Allen and Marc Levine are locked in an aggressive and contentious race for state Assembly District 10, which covers Marin County and part of Sonoma County. Under California’s relatively new top-two primary system, the top two vote getters in the primary, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the general election—leaving voters in this […]

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VoteSmart: fun, informative

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Four teams of students made presentations on political issues relevant to young voters at the VoteSmart Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Angelico Hall The presentation included the popular crowd interaction feature of live polling. The four topics presented were education and the cost of college, the economy, the environment and […]

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Prop. 30 – if it fails, who’ll be cryin’?

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

Will California’s voters approve an infusion of funds for the state’s schools, colleges and universities? The matter goes to the voters on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6. If approved, California’s Proposition 30 will temporarily increase income taxes on earnings of more than $250,000 for seven years, and will also increase sales taxes by a quarter-cent […]

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