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Election Redux: Recounts Going Nowhere

Watch this sick video at your own peril:

Faithless Electors Revolt

Stop Trump Movement

Stein's Recounts

Boxer v. Electoral College

Resist Trump

Trump Tax Returns

Petition demands Electoral College due diligence on Trump tax returns before final presidential vote December 19.

Audit the Vote

Computer Science: Recount

Stein: Recount Funding

Recount Fundraising

Was Voting Hacked?

Neo-Nazis Salute Trump

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Clinton Popular-Vote Lead Still Growing

Clinton Wins Popular Vote

Clinton has passed the 2.6 million mark in the national popular vote, but it doesn't matter because, as Trump says, the system is rigged (in his favor) thanks to the absurd, outdated Electoral College. Scroll down to page 3 for more election analysis and commentary posted November 1-8. We will keep posting current election news as it comes in. Meanwhile, beware of the Breitbart frogman below:

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Library Shell Game

City Manager Response

Op-Ed by Bill Collins: On July 11, 1016, City Council voted, as directed by the city manager, to approve $400,000 for drawings of a proposed central library. What is the status of that appropriation? Has the $400,000 been transmitted to the architectural firm chosen by the city manager? If not, can we get our $400,000 back? Have the drawings been produced? May we see them? Why was competitive bidding for this work not allowed? Another firm might have done the drawings for less money. Staff had a particular company in mind. Council did not ask questions on this, but rubber-stamped staff's proposal, as usual, no questions asked. The donation of $400,000 to a particular firm creates the appearance of a "sweetheart deal" between the city manager and the private company. This is no way to conduct the public's business. Is anyone else curious how this was mishandled? Two council members seem more concerned over cosmetic changes to the city website than disclosure and follow-up on the expenditure of taxpayer monies. For anyone who truly cares about libraries, that $400,000 could have gone a long way toward renovating the Sanchez Library.


Mountain Lion Alerts: Pumas Patrol Pacifica

First Sighting

There was a second sighting on Crespi Drive, November 15, and a third on November 30. Around 8 a.m., a resident observed a mountain lion in the roadway on Manzanita Drive near the intersection of Alicante Drive. The animal did not appear injured and was not aggressive. The animal ran away soon after it was spotted. Officers responded to the area but did not locate the animal.

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