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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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1. NO TRICK OR TREATERS FOR OFFENDERS VO/SOT
Parole agents throughout California are enforcing special limits on sex offenders tonight to ensure they don't come into contact with children who are trick or treating. Agents will ensure parolees are keeping their curfew for Halloween which means they must remain indoors with the lights out from 5 P.M. until 5 A.M. tomorrow and that they do not offer Halloween candy or decorate their homes with holiday decor. During that time, offenders may only answer the door for police officers or parole agents insuring the sex offenders comply with the curfew. Efforting soundbites and video.
2. FIRE SCAM VO/SOT
Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) will discuss a scam being perpetrated using her name as part of a donation effort for fire victims. The message shows up as email from the assemblywoman, claiming to be operating with the Internal Revenue System to accept donations for victims of the Southern California fires. Brownley delivered the Assembly Speaker's weekly radio address this past weekend, advising people they could donate through the Assembly's fire victims website. That website information was replaced with a bogus one using the IRS but not connected to the tax agency. Efforting soundbites and video.
3. HEALTH CARE HEARING VO/SOT
The Assembly will conduct an informational hearing on health care reform proposals including the governor's and speaker's plans which the governor vetoed. A coalition of unions and senior citizens groups called "It's our Health care" will have a rally outside the Capitol before the hearing. Efforting soundbites and video.
4. THOMPSON ON IMPORTS VO/SOT
Feeding soundbites and video with Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson regarding what he would do to ensure the safety of imported food and other consumer goods from foreign countries.
5. TAX FIGHTER AWARD VO/SOT
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association will award its first Tax Fighter of the Year award established to recognize Californians who have benefited their local communities by combating waste, fraud and abuse in government. Efforting soundbites and video.
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Fire briefings The Office of Emergency Services is shutting down its monitoring of the fires from the Sacramento area headquarters and will conduct future fire briefings in Pasadena.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Los Angeles County for a briefing on the fires.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned for the regular 2007 legislative session. Special Session for water and health care is ongoing, with a health care hearing in the Assembly today. The 2008 session convenes January 7th.
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