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Kudos to Sen. Dave Cox, who has joined the effort to help find the man who broke into political consultant Mike Madrid’s Fair Oaks home on February 5. Cox appeared at a press conference with Madrid last week, offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the would-be burglar. Madrid awoke early on the morning of February 5 to find a man in his bedroom. Madrid was hit with a baseball bat and tried to tackle the burglar, but he escaped. Law-enforcement officials say the intruder likely gained entry to the home using a “bump key,” specially designed to pick locks. Anyone with information about the crime should contact the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at (916) 443-4357. …
The Residence Inn run by two California Indian tribes and another tribe from Green Bay is one step closer to opening. Tribal leaders will conduct a blessing ceremony at the site on 15th and L streets today, and hope to have the hotel open for business sometime early this spring. …
So, just who started eating at the Broiler first? The Capitol Morning Report has
the details on Assemblyman Merv Dymally’s feud with L.A. Times columnist
George Skelton. Dymally joked to Broiler owner Larry Lords
that he should have a plaque in the restaurant for being “the restaurant’s longest loyal patron.” Dymally says he’s been eating at the restaurant since 1961. Lords offered a $50 gift certificate to anyone who’s eaten there before then. Skelton, who is a fixture at the restaurant, says he’s been eating there longer, and “guesses that he’s paid for more meals than Dymally has.” All hail the mighty L.A. Times expense account …

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