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A new Field Poll shows that approval ratings for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state Legislature are scraping bottom.
Only 27 percent of respondents approve of the job the governor is doing, his lowest rating ever. It’s even worse for the Legislature: Only 13 percent give lawmakers a thumbs-up. That’s the lowest level Field has recorded in the 25 years it’s been doing such polls in California.
The only time a governor has scored lower was when Gray Davis’ approval rating fell to 22 percent, shortly before he was voted out and replaced by Schwarzenegger. Sixty-five percent of the respondents disapprove of Schwarzenegger’s performance, also his worst number ever.
- HawkMan Studios and Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant host a reception tonight for artist Sean Randall, who’s displaying his paintings at Vintage. The reception begins at 6 p.m., and will include music by Andy Ooley.
- Everybody knows spiders are hunters, right? Their webs catch prey, or they track down other insects and pounce on them. But scientists have discovered a vegetarian spider in Central America. It eats tiny bits off acacia plants. The description of the spider’s lifestyle is fascinating in this article.
- Well, that promised rain got here in a big way, didn’t it? It’s supposed to pour all day. We’re looking at a few rainy days here in the North State before the storm system pushes through. The weekend is forecast to be beautiful.
- Nice weather would be just the ticket for the organizers of Hope 2009, a family event on Saturday at Kid’s Kingdom in Enterprise Park. The event, sponsored by New Directions to Hope, centers on fingerprinting children so parents have a record in case anything bad ever happens to them. The organizers plan to make it fun with games, pets, arts and crafts, face-painting and more. Admission (and the fingerprinting) is FREE, though some activities may require a ticket.
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