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Nurses' union backed Meg Whitman's former housekeeper

Nicandra Diaz Santillan

HELLO, NURSE: Several sources confirm to the San Francisco Chronicle that the California Nurses Assn., a powerful Oakland-based union that endorsed Jerry Brown, quietly helped former housekeeper Nicandra Diaz Santillan speak out against Meg Whitman during this year's gubernatorial campaign. "I won't deny it, but I prefer not to comment directly on the case," said Rose Ann DeMoro, the nurses' union executive director.

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BURN ONE DOWN: Authorities discovered nearly 1,700 marijuana plants when a compost pile in the living room of a gang-operated grow house caught fire Monday morning in north San Gabriel, reports the Pasadena Star-News. "We get a couple of these a month," said L.A. County sheriff's Det. David Mertens.

MERRY HOUSE CALLS: If you live or work in Santa Juan Capistrano, Santa Claus can visit your home or office, thanks to the city's community services department. (OC Register)

HOORAY? Average gas prices in Los Angeles County dropped a half-cent Tuesday. (Daily Breeze)

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Photo: Nicandra Diaz Santillan, right, with attorney Gloria Allred. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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Typical that a CA union would back the criminal in this and most cases, but then one has to go back to the days of "The Jungle" to find logic in any way associated with organized labor.

Take-home lesson: don't mess with the unions.

What a joke, maybe the nurses union should be held accountable for aiding and abetting a known felon. It wasn't Meg Whitman fault she forged her documents.

What a joke instead now we voted in an admitted liar, (CNN Interview) Brown admists to lying to getinto office.

This state will fall further into the Abyss..

Texas here I come

"Nurses Union Backed Illegal Alien Housekeeper."

"Nurses Union Backed Confessed Criminal Housekeeper."

"Nurses Union Supports Felon Housekeeper."

Gee, what a surprise. The corrupt socialist unions were behind this. And all the stupid liberals fell for it and voted for Jerry Brown. Not to mention that Alred was a known big supporter of Brown. What a fraud.

A compost heap in the living room!!!! EWWWWWWWWW!

Why did Jery Brown take no action as attorney general knowing that Diaz is an illegal? Nothing! Doing nothing will encourage more illegals to come over here with the hope they will get an amnesty. We do not need ICE anymore - it is just a waste of money having ICE without the power to enforce the law!


Consider Northern Virginia. We're real friendly out here and have run-off most of the illegals in Prince William County!!!

Either people communicate in English, or we show them the door.

The Times continues to pimp this woman and her attorney?

Hey, editors, Jerry Brown won. You can stop now.

Ahh the beautiful union thugs strike again not to help poor little Nicky the illegal alien but to ensure that a pro-union con artist named Moonbeam" will get in office and support the unions....hear that it's the sound of California going down the crapper....thanks liberal lemmings!

Rather unprofessional conduct on the part of the California Nurses Assn. They will stink up the hospitals the way the teachers' union stunk up the schools.

ZZZzzzzz...waste of a story.

I don't know why the feds don't take this one over, there is still time within the statute of limitations seeing she used the false identification for nine years consecutively, so there is a window to prosecute on several accounts. Whats up now?

The Nurses Unions danced around mocking Whitman calling her a queen with all her money. They never stopped to consider that she is an experienced business person who has experience balancing budgets and ensuring more $ doesn't go out than comes in. Since she was successful and is rich, she doesn't have lobbyists to pay back for their financial support. The Democrats have the Unions to pay back, unions who want their workers to retired in their 50's and have the tax payers foot the bill; thereby, they have to print $ which devalues the dollar. No body is paying for the private sectors retirement, why should tax payers be stolen from to pay for union retirement pensions? Look at the huge salaries for many union execs. Liberals are living in a world of denial and delusion. They see what's happening in Greece, France and Ireland and other such countries in the mess they are in due to similar policies and they ignore it. You unions are the end of the country! If California goes down, don't expect the rest of us to bail you out for making such STUPID decisions such as reelecting the money pit senator Reid. When will you learn that the country and states need people who know how to run a business. They are the one's who can work within their means, they are the one's who know how to create jobs and the Gov has to GET OUT OF THE WAY! All you stupid libs have dug your own graves, so don't expect anyone else to bail you out. You could have had a conservative person in office who would have been the best chance for California to become fiscally responsible and you blew it. Look what Christie is doing and has done for NJ, look at VA, etc.. etc.. You people need to grow a brain and stop falling for these political games that Alred and the unions have and continue to pull.


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