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Why Won’t Mike Honda Debate?


Ken Scudder, Congressman Mike Honda’s communications director, reassured Fly this week that his boss is committed to keeping constituents informed about what he does in Congress. But for all the partisan sparring going on D.C., Honda seems awfully nervous to take off the gloves and discuss the issues here at home.


Paul Fong Owes Lobbyist $100K

Paul Fong has spent his entire career in the State Assembly owing $100,000 to one of Sacramento's most notorious lobbyists. While he hasn't paid his debts, he has voted in favor of all of the lobbyist's bills.

State Assemblyman Paul Fong has owed $100,000 to one of Sacramento’s most notorious lobbyists throughout his five-plus years in the State Assembly. A review of Fong’s voting record shows the favor has not gone unreturned.

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Wake of the Weeklies

Silicon Valley Community Newspapers will be moving out of its office on The Alameda sometime in the next few months.

Accountant Sharon Ryan takes over as president and publisher of the media consolidation monster that is Bay Area News Group this month as lines blur further between previously distinct publications. Last month, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers—a once-independent group of weekly papers that fell into the hands of the San Jose Mercury News—announced it was going to an “all access model.” This exciting new development was billed to readers as a way to have all the news in all formats, a media smorgasbord of sorts. But is it actually good for the local state of journalism?

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