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Jerry Brown announces run for governor

Original post made on Mar 2, 2010

Promising to use his knowledge and skills to end "partisan bickering" in Sacramento and fix "this state I love," Attorney General Jerry Brown formally announced his candidacy for governor of California this week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 12:38 PM

Comments (20)

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

California, Über Alles!


Posted by Elaine, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Yes, "we ... i.e. California citizens ...have an even bigger problem now" should Moonbeam be elected.


Posted by My 2/100, a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Then I recommend not voting for the man.


Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Watch out for Brown. He has already sued Pleasanton to try and get rid of our housing cap. I think he likes what Dublin has turned into and wants all California cities to have all the high-density housing, including in the hills.


Posted by do NOT vote for Jerry, Please!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm

He is already 72, not to be discriminatory about age, but this guy has old ideas. Plus he sued Pleasanton because of the housing, I don't think we want him as governor. There are no good choices for governor, but really, anyone will be better than this clown


Posted by Rat turd, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I honestly think that no one over the age of 60 should be in elected office. We need new blood and new ideas. This generation of politicans have done their damage. Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Byrd............all the old ones need to go and we need new people with new ideas. California is now bankrupt and we need to work on recovery.


Posted by Pro-Law, a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I love Brown's quote, "Third, we have to downsize state government from Sacramento and return decisions and authority to the cities, to the counties and to local schools."

If the City of Pleasanton has not settled with the Attorney General's office (the lawsuit they filed), they should bring up the Attorney General's position.

Brown will say and do anything to look good.

Here is some background on the lawsuit: Web Link


Posted by Ngo Loon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

The Euro is tanking primarily because Greece is bankrupt, and the CEO of Chase says California going bankrupt is a much bigger problem. Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have Californians become so crazy that they would actually elect Moonbeam again? Can you imagine what will happen if we pair Moonbeam up with the loons in the State Legislature? The election for Governor is going to be a test of whether the people of this state have lost their minds.

If the value of my house hadn't dropped about $300 grand, I would be out of here. Now that I think about it, if Moonbeam is ahead in the polls in September, I am out of here. If there's enough that do same, the value of your house will drop another $300 grand, or more. The last person out, shut of the lights, send your house deed to the bank, and smoke a joint in honor of Gov. Moonbeam.


Posted by dublinmike, a resident of Dublin
on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

dublinmike is a registered user.

Jerry Brown, as Attorney General for the State of California, joined in a suit initiated Urban Habitat. The issue was that the housing cap voted in by the citizen's of Pleasanton was in violation of state law. Inherently, but unintentionally, it discriminated against low income people. Brown joined in because of the state law, simple as that.

With regards to the moniker "Governor Moonbeam," he said in the seventies that someday each state may have its own satellite (for communications). That is, a pre-internet way to communicate. Likely cynics came up with the term. Even when I read the idea of satellites in the seventies I thought the idea was pretty wild. In hindsight, Jerry Brown was a head of his time. Also, I did not agree with all his ideas by the way.

In Oakland he worked on adding more police; believed a military-style boot camp was good for wayward teenagers; and worked on getting VC (that's venture capitalists, not Viet Cong...) to invest in Oakland. Not much about "Moonbeam" in any of that.

But, folks, let's face the facts, Jerry Brown could walk on water and you would still hate him. Fess up…


Posted by RemembersGovJerry, a resident of Avignon
on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

I lived here when Jerry was Governor. Boy did we get "change you can believe in." He halted freeway construction in mid-span. I still remember driving through San Jose and, for many years, looking at the freeway flyovers off 680/280 that halted their path in the middle of construction. We got to look at his "accomplishment" for many years after he left office.


Posted by StampOutBias, a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

Kind of interesting to compare the pair of articles in PW on Jerry Brown and that for Meg Whitman. Thank you, again, PW for your Leftist/Liberal/"Progressive" biased reporting. Don't you think we get more than enough of that style journalism in all the dominant media. Can't you hire a stringer to write a well researched article?


Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Brown says we need someone with inside knowledge to get work done. I guess he feels he can work just as good as the legislature!


Posted by Thomas, a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Mar 3, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Well, just maybe this old politician can actually get something done in this state. I don't know yet that I'll vote for him, but I'm certainly interested in what he has to say. Meg Whitman would have had my vote, even though I'm a Dem, but she hasn't voted, herself, for how many years? Truly unnacceptable. Truly.


Posted by Been there !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:29 pm

RememberGovJerry, I'm with you. To this day I think of Jerry Brown stopping the 680 to 101 flyover stoping mid-air ! He also stopped road repairs and other road construction. He also stopped the final 2 reactors of the 4 planned reactors at Diablo Canyon nuclear energy plant. So 25% of our PG&E power has been faithfully coming from there for 30 years...ALL-CLEAN power. So, instead of have 50 % ALL-CLEAN power for the last 30 years....it's been 25% clean and 75% dirty...SO he gave us DIRTY AIR !!! SHAME on him for being such a radical zealot. Truly kooky. He SLEPT on bare floor ! ! Maybe that affected his mind ! He UNIONIZED CA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS...now 30 years later, we are collapsing under the excessive reirements that are NOW coming home to roost ! ! ! SO, the question is...since he gave CA our 2 biggest problems...dirty energy and public UNIONS....how is it that would make him the best Gov ????? I think NOT !


Posted by Been there !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Oh yea and med fly spraying from the sky....which pealed off the paint of most cars ! It was all just too bizarre ! What a legacy !
There's some things in life that are not worth repeating. Once is enough !


Posted by Been there !, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Yep, that San Jose freeway just went up in the sky and stopped MID-AIR ! ! We thought that was the "Stairway to Heaven".


Posted by what's up, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

What's the situation with Jerry's lawsuit against Pleasanton ??


Posted by Rat Turd, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm

If they had any thread of decency, every politican in the state, county, and city would resign. They cannot for a minute believe they are doing a good job. We need them all out and replaced. I do not believe we need more lawyers and millionaires in office. In addition, I am now a big believer in terms limits. Two should be the maximum nationally, state, county , and city.


Posted by Julie, a resident of Val Vista
on Sep 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

To answer the one who asked what the situation with Pleasanton is,Mayor Hosterman and other council members decided to settle with Jerry Brown. Eventhough they settled the city of Pleasanton still has to pay 1.9 Million dollars in legal fees thanks to Jerry Brown's law suit. That means schools are losing this money and so are city workers. There will be further cuts to our schools now because of his law suit.
Our schools will be even more crowded than they already are with the extra housing we are forced to build. Did he have a plan to accommodate the extra children that will be living in those houses? No he does not, he doesn't care what happens to our town or schools he just wants to meet "quotas". I am so sick of politicians meeting quota's and not caring about the people who have to live in this town. We chose to live in Pleasanton because of the schools and friendly "small town" like environment. Now we will become another Oakland thanks to him.


Posted by Gary Schwaegerle, a resident of Downtown
on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Gary Schwaegerle is a registered user.

We must be Grateful to Meg; many are saying she will not Win. So let us say "Thank You very much for providing her portion $162 million dollar "Stimulus Package" contribution to "The Kalifornia Economy" For those that work in Political campaigning, Media, printing, air time, photographers, News People, Fuel, tires, Restaurants, Motels & more. "THANK YOU! Meg Whitman for Giving Back to California where Dreams can Come True!" Sincerely, Gary Schwaegerle


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