Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced today that the House of Representatives authorized $16 million for transportation projects in his district in the Transportation Equity Act, H.R. 3. Shermans district includes most of the West San Fernando Valley, and much of the South Valley.
The U.S. Census Bureau has come to the long-overdue conclusion that the San Fernando Valley has a distinct character. The director has informed me that by next summer the bureau will compile a special report on our region.
Outrageous statements by Irans president calling for Israels destruction put Iran back on the front page for a few days in October. Such bellicose rhetoric should surprise no one; the destruction of Israel has been Iranian state policy since the 1979 revolution.
Lost amid the furor over our readiness for natural disasters, the political posturing over Supreme Court nominations, and the continuing bloodshed in Iraq, is an obscure œFinancial Page item that nonetheless could have profound consequences for our nation in years to come and should not be overlooked. Wal-Mart, the worlds largest corporation, is attempting to charter a bank.