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California Up for Grabs; Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West sponsors evening of politics and discussion Oct. 12

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The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West will sponsor an evening of debate, dialogue, and politics:

California Up for Grabs:
The 2010 Gubernatorial Race and the Politics of Reform in the Golden State

The evening will begin with viewing on wide screen televisions of the 3rd debate between gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman.  Refreshments, agreements, and disagreements will  be cheerfully served.  Then veteran political journalist Bill Boyarsky will moderate a discussion between the audience members and authors Joe Mathews and Mark Paul, whose new book California Crack Up: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It (University of California Press) offers provocative insights into the roots of political crisis and government dysfunction, as well as ideas about getting the state, and its millions of citizens, unstuck.  Of the book, the American Prospect has noted that it contains “the best ideas for rebuilding California’s government that the state has seen since — well, probably ever.”

The gubernatorial debate begins at 6:30.  The moderated panel discussion will begin just as soon as the debate concludes.

Details:

Tuesday, October 12
6:30 to 9:00pm
Friends’ Hall
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA  91108

The event is free of charge.  But all those wishing to attend must RSVP to kmatsuna@usc.edu, as space is limited.

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