Friday, March 05, 2004

Of Note: California Events

Just what Claremont needs: another stupid race incident (see here for info on the previous controversy). This time, some drunk kids stole a piece of art shaped like a cross and burned it as a prank during winter break. Apparently this kind of looked like a "burning cross" (who'd have thunk it?) and freaked some people out.

Thankfully, Claremont people are in the press for good reasons too. Another Pitney quote on Arnold:

"Analysts say the former body builder and Hollywood icon is flexing political muscles not seen for years in California.

'We are talking political steroids,' said Jack Pitney, a government professor at Claremont McKenna College. 'He can claim credit for turning around public opinion.'"

Speaking of which, Arnold scored a big victory this week, as the Washington Post notes in this article. I'm sure you know all this already. But here's something you might not have known before this article: like a good Californian, Arnold commutes to work. He just does it by private jet from LA to Sacramento.

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