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Sam Metz @metzsam Riverside County, CA

Politics Reporter @mydesert & @USATODAY Network. ex-Fulbright, @thenation. english/عربي/français @Cal tips:smetz@gannett.com, Signal: 760-218-9942.

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What the cluck? https://t.co/rCkyLd2yCP“For party activists, endorsement fights often offer a dramatic highpoint—a forum where the ideological battles, in… https://t.co/dkY6ICzpXyHere’s our story: Riverside County supervisors delay vote on Thermal Beach Club Development amid community backlas… https://t.co/qMvpGpJJcP
Retweeted by Sam Metz“There’s less hand-holding, there’s fewer editors, they’ve having to do a lot more than we did & cover a lot more g… https://t.co/Nii1a832RLIt’s been quite the month. I’ve relished covering a municipal election, a surprise resignation & subsequent state s… https://t.co/8xA4mAn7UT‘Everyone’s going to come for Pete’: Buttigieg faces debate spotlight via @ec_schneider https://t.co/kEgP2RLBM2 via @politico
Retweeted by Sam MetzHere’s our story: Riverside County supervisors delay vote on Thermal Beach Club Development amid community backlas… https://t.co/qMvpGpJJcP
11/20
2019
Spent little time assessing California's health care agenda under @GavinNewsom + what lessons can be gleaned as the… https://t.co/5B63kyOvmV
Retweeted by Sam MetzGina Chapa addresses the supervisors after her heckler’s veto almost ended the meeting before any vote on Thermal B… https://t.co/7juC2pJoDUThese east valley activists all are saying @SupVMPerez hasn't responded to their requests to meet with him. (He has… https://t.co/DMCeYCfseDFor California's rural Democrats in Trump County, could anti-corporate, anti-PG&E fervor and calls for public takeo… https://t.co/ZBcKmn8XiDA long day at the @CA_DEM Convention was winding down when Glenn Glazer, an engineer from the Santa Cruz Mtns., tur… https://t.co/Ptt23pLvlrWe’re up! Kohl Ranch attorney Scott Hildebrand addresses Riverside County Supervisors on Thermal Beach Club. https://t.co/sVIURquWwy.@SupKarenSpiegel shakes her head and tries not to laugh as @SupervisorHewit questions the balance between economic… https://t.co/VTV0Knl8s9Newsom halts new dangerous steam injection, oil fracking in California https://t.co/bQX8ifQSjj via @MyDesertNew California fracking will be subject to scientific review, Gov. Gavin Newsom says https://t.co/wLsTkiznHz
Retweeted by Sam MetzThermal Beach Club to be heard by @RivCoInfo tomorrow. We would have welcomed opportunity 2 meet w @SupVMPerez to d… https://t.co/aPEq42ZqSW
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11/19
2019
.@PeteButtigieg is polling at <1% among likely primary voters who are black in South Carolina, according to today's… https://t.co/zKXdyIbGWrgreat news https://t.co/5FHeoWgiQICalifornia Dems question whether it’s time for Harris to drop out - POLITICO https://t.co/YYfNy0C0dm
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11/18
2019
Sec. @JulianCastro’s 9% Latino support in California amounts to roughly 92K votes alone. The total turnout in the… https://t.co/yT8n7Flfdz
Retweeted by Sam Metz.@TomSteyer was saying something along these lines at @CA_Dem’s Rural Caucus on Friday. Also spoke about rural conn… https://t.co/ASDXUg3nMO @cenkuygur the email on your campaign filings doesn't work and send a bounce back response. Is there a way to conta… https://t.co/z9tsATIC6P.@BernieSanders says Obama made a mistake in deporting 3 million people -- answering a question from Jorge Ramos th… https://t.co/2ERSHNxClX
Retweeted by Sam Metz.@jorgeramosnews repeatedly asks @Kamala a Y/N question about if Obama made a mistake by deporting 3M people.. In r… https://t.co/jddIasMj3NAre Dems taking the Latino vote for granted?, @jorgeramosnews asks @KamalaHarris, adding that @ewarren & @JoeBidenhttps://t.co/2if22KTzX4
11/17
2019
"I'm talking about being woke, but leaving room for the still waking. I'm talking about what it takes to rebuild a… https://t.co/ruXkERrOro @FromBenC i picked this one for you“They’re afraid of a women becoming president. And not only because women are running for president, but because if… https://t.co/FH8XiqOIr4.@PeteButtigieg talks to @KatieHill4CA after both addressed the @CA_Dem Women’s Caucus at #CADEM19 https://t.co/ggmhKttnKR.@RobertGarciaLB introduced @KamalaHarris at @eqca’s “Dems, Drinks and Drag Queens” event by saying she’d been figh… https://t.co/tfe0SjigehAnother pic https://t.co/zPrDsgBlxA.@KamalaHarris’s crowd @eqca’s Friday event wasn’t huge, but her remarks about #PrEP/drug prices & fighting hate cr… https://t.co/2GXqYEt4OH.@marwilliamson listens to @EleniForCA is at @CA_Dem’s rural caucus. A few hours ago, @rustyhicks said California’s… https://t.co/96rNweXd6vAt the Rural Caucus, we are receiving a presentation from caucus leadership about Public Safety Power Shutoffs — in… https://t.co/wfL0qTsKPW
Retweeted by Sam Metz“Big city mayor” (as opposed to the mayor of South Bend) https://t.co/hdCeSEOb2LGlenn Glazer is conducting @CA_Dem’s rural caucus meeting in the dark now because you never know when PG&E will tur… https://t.co/MixS9yl7Y5Plenty of children of political consultants are going to get their college tuitions paid for off of this maybe camp… https://t.co/oREJC2DC6k
Retweeted by Sam MetzTo @rustyhicks’s chagrin, @JoeBiden & @ewarren skipped the @CA_Dem Convention. But there are good cutouts at least https://t.co/ij6DfOvJvE.@ilike_mike called @PGE4Me a “corrupt third world utility” at the @CA_Dem rural caucus. https://t.co/otl9Vd0h7t.@GavinNewsom got mobbed by California Dems upon arrival at #CADem in Long Beach https://t.co/DXkX5Wmgq4.@cenkuygur, who’s running for Congress in #CA25 (against @ChristyforCA25) makes an appearance at #CADem in Long Be… https://t.co/tRqHDnviwjIf this observation is accurate about the Inland Empire, it’s only accurate in a very limited way. Not a lot of vi… https://t.co/jElM5znari.@MichelleWKwan campaigns for @JoeBiden at #CADEM19 with the quintessential Biden aviators. https://t.co/IFrPtUmoct
11/16
2019
The disproportionate # of environmental health hazards facing residents of the east valley leads them to contend th… https://t.co/cnAQBrnm6bIn an area of the eastern Coachella Valley where residents have long spoke up for affordable housing and environmen… https://t.co/J233Uio13A
Retweeted by Sam MetzIn #PalmSprings -- the California city with the most same-sex couples per capita -- residents haven't given much to… https://t.co/QHbzIsfJSS.@asmMelendez, @PSLisaMiddleton, @JoySilver4CA, @christyholstege, Jeff Stone, Elizabeth Romero & Gina Nestande all… https://t.co/dWgYrwizTu"Party discipline" is the name of the game in the #SD28 special election, which Newsom announced for March, 3 2020… https://t.co/tzYyexRchTOverheard at #CADEM19: A Pete Buttigieg supporter to a Kamala supporter: "She's gonna need a VP!"Patrick is expected to show up at the California Democratic Party convention this weekend. No details available yet… https://t.co/XboIfTpLUk
Retweeted by Sam MetzPalm Springs-area media could win back access to some police radio channels https://t.co/6vHhKP3C2o via @mydesert
Retweeted by Sam MetzThis story may be familiar to those living it. But if you’re wondering how one of the most prosperous and technolog… https://t.co/di938rzPpg
Retweeted by Sam MetzCalifornia to overhaul insurance plan after wildfires https://t.co/8tYJnRWW6s
Retweeted by Sam MetzNow hear this, California's nurses and now it's largest teacher's union have endorsed Sanders. In 24 hours. https://t.co/CxOSdsAFaq
Retweeted by Sam MetzCA Gov #Newsom asked for ways to fix #PG&E. Ideas are coming in, including a bid for public takeover from a man who… https://t.co/C9bkcA8FlV
Retweeted by Sam MetzCertified election results will be posted by @RivCoRegistrar at 5:00pm on 11/21/19. https://t.co/dvgXfFDdOVNo major changes in the Palm Springs City Council rate after vote count update. @GraceGarnerCA, @DennisLWoods,… https://t.co/A1ULgkRczK“A presidential candidate cannot win #California without getting a very significant portion of the #Latino populati… https://t.co/gsUh3NL8GpAt 15M, California's Latino population is more than 3x the entire population of Iowa & New Hampshire combined. Lati… https://t.co/quta03dq1R
11/15
2019
Starbucks likes to brag about its social impact & says it's committed to being a place for public conversation & el… https://t.co/cVOxLTuq39Why are all the top Democratic contenders lining up behind a state ballot measure that has nothing to do with the p… https://t.co/xshR8GpHbr
Retweeted by Sam Metz.@chris_a_damien has been investigating the convictions of several cops in California. Some were fired, some kept t… https://t.co/ymOPEONCte
Retweeted by Sam Metzmore scoops from @rebeccaplevin https://t.co/G8a9sVUWMt @fotornelas Tio Bernie is a thingLatino voters in California Democratic primary: Sanders 31% Biden 22% Warren 11% Castro 9% Harris 8% https://t.co/xgl5vh1jgDQuote of the day, from the mayor of Fitzgerald, Georgia: “I was thinking about it, and thought, ‘Why don’t we build… https://t.co/Vh8Qk5xWnK
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11/14
2019
THREAD: 1/ We obtained a secret list of criminal cops. Atty General Xavier Becerra threatened to prosecute if we di… https://t.co/lSqHUJeyyF
Retweeted by Sam MetzJoin us on Dec. 4! https://t.co/soMsfEShv6
Retweeted by Sam Metz"President" "Trump" & "Impeachment" --- digital strategists and web producers salivate over the SEO on stories with… https://t.co/78QNO56sXoEven if you weren't ruling anything out, why wouldn't you just say no? https://t.co/RsMaAepzHqhttps://t.co/rDZBe6g3iUFascinating how state & federal healthcare politics differ: In states, Republicans have shown an increasing willin… https://t.co/q3lXZNQS4BPetFinder should make a Tinder/Bumble-like swipe function for rescue animals. I haven’t gotten a rescue but i must look every day.Interesting Inland Empire fact in @marialaganga's piece on the Californication of Boise: "Of the top 11 counties… https://t.co/U8fo5lrIHM"We have detected carbofuran in the soil, in cannabis plants, in native vegetation, the water, the infrastructure.… https://t.co/fL5TFOinqwIn this sample Georgia is over 60% college grads — pollsters need to stop doing this. https://t.co/8zYjYfCiSl
Retweeted by Sam MetzBad Azz, rapper and friend of Snoop Dogg, dies in Murrieta jail, authorities say https://t.co/oY9fYvGVA3 via @mydesert
Retweeted by Sam Metz👀👀 https://t.co/N6E6EyzCGnOnly Riverside County has started issuing home kitchen permits, but proponents are optimistic the law will expand t… https://t.co/xxBgyVhCnB
11/13
2019
Late night talk shows aren’t news https://t.co/2cci0F9WxVHe didn’t even raise enough to contest the Riverside County Sheriff’s race https://t.co/3GXKtgFgI3Even the LA Times, California’s largest newspaper, contextualized Boudin’s victory using Philadelphia, Chicago, and… https://t.co/jQrMp1mEEzReform-minded candidates ARE gaining prominence due to initiatives like @Vote4DA. Voters are asking new questions a… https://t.co/nPmzA8hOy9.@matthewferner wrote about this last year. https://t.co/2G0nWGa9vW https://t.co/h2URieOmdiA lot of stories contextualize @chesaboudin’s win as S.F. D.A. as part of a groundswell of reform-minded D.A. candi… https://t.co/VgTLsPNYfxA deep investigation into Russian meddling in African politics - Madagascar version. After a secret meeting between… https://t.co/MQtpiZUNIu
Retweeted by Sam MetzTonight the @LAClippers will honor Sam Sachs, a 104-year-old D Day survivor. As a company commander he led over 200… https://t.co/No5nb8a2SW
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11/12
2019
1-Formidable reportage du New York Times sur la disparition d’une boulangerie en Normandie, symbole de la vie qui s… https://t.co/dZujhT7K22
Retweeted by Sam MetzWe exported our Chernobyl Nuclear Test Site. The U.S. used the Marshall Islands to test nuclear & biological weapon… https://t.co/jLwlHereD8After a rape mistrial in the #MeToo era, accusations fly. What happened in the jury room? Must-read by @mgafni https://t.co/RITlg0GD2L
Retweeted by Sam MetzA little weird when candidates start to think that every question asked of them is meant to trip them up. If journa… https://t.co/DAbkBBpSeCIsabella is one of the most impressive teenagers I have ever met. Go check out her play on #MMIW Nov. 17 in Palm De… https://t.co/i1Q4tzQtmZ
Retweeted by Sam MetzCalifornia’s system of “mutual aid” firefighting is breaking down as the biggest blazes multiply, via ⁦@JosephSerna… https://t.co/KAksIziuCb
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11/10
2019
Inequities persist, but @CSIUCR researchers have a "optimistic outlook" for women in the Inland Empire based on the… https://t.co/nxbae3K5CQHere’s a breakdown of how much housing every SoCal city will have to zone for (subject to changes before it’s final… https://t.co/Hcuy7LR7t4
Retweeted by Sam MetzMove to California, judge https://t.co/Q60jEhS3nn“Bad writing does not normally warrant sanctions, but we draw the line at gibberish,” the appeals court said. https://t.co/UP0WstXZVKi’m thanked in this book! https://t.co/SE7iec7gBhThe plan that would’ve pushed growth to the Inland Empire would’ve had Coachella zone for 15K new homes & Huntingto… https://t.co/Lgg8AQ8kNp
11/8
2019

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