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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jerry Brown says Chinese president adds 'sparkle' to California
June 8, 2013
Xi Jinping, left, then vice president of China, talks with Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, center, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, right, as they watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Phoenix Suns on Feb. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/06/jerry-brown-says-chinese-president-adds-sparkle-to-california.html#storylink=cpy
Gov. Jerry Brown continued his courtship of China on Saturday, meeting with the nation's president, Xi Jinping, in Indian Wells.
The meeting followed Brown's week-long trade mission to China in April. The Democratic governor is seeking to attract Chinese investment in California, including in public
infrastructure such as high-speed rail.

"I first of all told the president and his wife that they added sparkle and excitement to our state," Brown told reporters after the meeting, according to The Desert Sun. "And then we discussed the way that California can work with a number of provinces in China to advance our mutual goals of new energy technologies, agriculture, tourism and exchange of students and scientists."

The two leaders met for about 40 minutes, according to The Desert Sun. Xi said seeing Brown was like seeing "an old friend of mine," while Brown told the Chinese president "you grace our state with your presence," according to the newspaper.

Xi was in Rancho Mirage for meetings Friday and Saturday with President Barack Obama.

Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/06/jerry-brown-says-chinese-president-adds-sparkle-to-california.html#storylink=cpy
Alhambra's 710 Day

By Joe Cano, posted on the No 710 on Avenue 64 Facebook page, June 9, 2013


I was so excited about Alhambra's 710 Day & anxious to see my new buddies Mayor Placido & councilwoman Messina that I borrowed Uncle Rico's time machine, jumped forward to July 10th & actually ran into the nice lady behind this event.
Hey ladyeee!!! (that was Jerry Lewis down the street). Harry Baldwin & his million 710 Freeway Coalition supporters were across the street at Jack In The Box getting snacks for everyone. Nice folks too, but a little too much cream in my coffee.