December, 2010

There's Something About Mary

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

DEC. 30, 2010 By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY The Sacramento Bee is publishing an eight-part series on “Californians to watch in 2011.” The Dec. 28 profile of Mary Nichols by Rick Daysog fails to mention key reasons why Californians might want to keep a close watch on the California Air Resources Boar...

California 2010: The Year in Review

Thursday, December 30th, 2010
California 2010: The Year in Review

DEC. 30, 2010 By JOHN SEILER For California, 2010 brought exciting developments in many areas. The year catapulted our local computer company, Apple, into the first position among information companies, based on market capitalization (the total value of stocks). It surpassed long-time rival Micr...

New Year’s Water Bond Resolutions

Monday, December 27th, 2010

DEC. 27, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Everyone has had the disappointing experience of opening up a Christmas time holiday gift and finding something entirely useless or even lacking sentimental value. So it may be with California’s five previous water bonds. Examining these prior water bonds may pr...

White Christmas v. "Warming"

Sunday, December 26th, 2010
White Christmas v. "Warming"

John Seiler: Santa Claus brought a lot of presents this year. One of the best: more strong proof that there's no "global warming," but global cooling. This comes as California prepares to destroy its economy with AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Here's a report from South Carolin...

State Board Loans State Dept Money

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Dec. 17, 2010 By KATY GRIMES On Dec. 15, a state investment fund loaned more than a million dollars to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The Pooled Money Investment Board, which approved the loan, plays a quiet role in the complicated process of getting expensive infrastructu...

UC Davis Stats Falsifier Arrested

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

DEC. 15, 2010 By K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY Jennifer Beeman, the former UC Davis official who falsified campus sexual assault statistics, was arrested on Dec. 9 and charged with nine felonies of misusing public funds, embezzlement and false accounting. The arrest followed a year-long investigation. “...

Why We Live in California

Sunday, December 12th, 2010
Why We Live in California

By John Seiler: Dec. 12, 2010...

Cal Robs America for Rail Loot

Friday, December 10th, 2010

John Seiler: I hope that the rest of America is happy that even more of its tax money will be robbed to pay for California's High-Speed-Train-To-Nowhere-Boondoggle. Reports McClatchy: WASHINGTON — California's high-speed rail plan will receive up to $624 million in additional federal funds, Trans...

Will Brown Mess With Anti-Quota Law?

Friday, December 10th, 2010

DEC. 10, 2010 K. LLOYD BILLINGSLEY A federal judge has upheld Proposition 209, the California law that bars racial, ethnic and gender preferences in state employment, education and contracting. The voter-approved measure has met legal challenges before but remains under attack. The Coalition to D...

Safety Officials Threaten Mutual Aid Cuts

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

DEC. 2, 2010 By KATY GRIMES A legislative committee that met this week to discuss whether budget cuts to California's emergency management agencies would threaten mutual aid agreements, primarily reiterated the vastly divergent positions between agency directors who defended their departments’ b...