January, 2011

Redevelopment Is Redistribution

Monday, January 31st, 2011

JAN. 31, 2011 The future of the state is surely bleak when the mayors of its largest cities actually think that jobs are created by the government, and economic stimulus originates in redevelopment agencies. Nine of California’s big-city mayors met last week with Gov. Jerry Brown, in an attempt ...

Tough Times, But Caltrans Wants More

Friday, January 28th, 2011

JAN. 28, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Despite the need for sizable cutbacks to the state budget, Caltrans and the High Speed Rail Authority asked for more money this week from the Legislature to purchase new cars, to cover increasing fuel costs, for additional job creation and to pay for high-speed rail co...

Pelican Bay Gallows Humor

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Anthony Pignataro: It must be difficult for state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation press office to write snappy, crisp news releases about violence perpetrated on prison guards. I was thinking about this last night while reading this statement about how two inmates at Pelican Bay State ...

Hypocrite Arnold's Gas Guzzler

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

John Seiler: A day after his seven-year tenure wrecking California, Arnold got a parking ticket. The link has pictures. Guess what he was driving? Surely it must be a Tesla electric car, which he touted earlier this year when it located its factory at the old GM/Toyota factory in Fremont? He said t...