News Blog-February, 2011

Students Protest For Entitlements

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Katy Grimes: On the west steps of the Capitol today a small group of college students protested the proposed cuts to public university and community college budgets -- schools which the California taxpayers already subsidize. And right along with the students were several legislators encouraging th...

Kings Or Not, Sacto Can't Be ‘World Class’

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Maloofs should leave town and take Mayor Johnson and his blather about "world-class cities" with them. FEB. 28, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT As Sacramento Kings owners’ Joe and Gavin Maloof ponder moving their basketball team to Anaheim, Sacramento area residents and civic boosters have once aga...

Cowboy Cops Pollute Sac Streets

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Steven Greenhut: I just saw a Sacramento city police officer take off on horse like a bat out of hell after a man clad in business attire crossed the street before the light changed to green. There were no cars around, so it seemed like a bit of an overreaction but it probably was fun to get a horse...

Poisonous Budget Spider Uncovered

Monday, February 28th, 2011

FEB. 28, 2011 BY WAYNE LUSVARDI There is a line in Sir Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe where a gentleman is... advised to remember that all the wealth he had acquired by sucking the blood of miserable victims had but swelled him like a bloated spider, which may be overlooked while he kept in a corn...

Pensions Before The Poor!

Monday, February 28th, 2011

FEB. 28, 2011 By TROY ANDERSON For years, officials in California have used accounting gimmicks, stimulus funds and the state credit card to keep the safety net intact. But experts say the state may have run out of tricks. Facing a $25 billion state budget shortfall, Gov. Jerry Brown has propose...

Advocates Advance New Pot Initiative

Monday, February 28th, 2011

FEB. 28, 2011 By STEVE KUBBY The November 2012 presidential election affords proponents of a ballot initiative to change state law concerning the regulation of marijuana a strong opportunity for success. The most significant consideration is that the California electorate for the next presiden...

Sacramento's Identity Crisis

Monday, February 28th, 2011

FEB. 28, 2011 For several years Sacramento has waged a debate over whether our NBA team, The Sacramento Kings, will leave town for greener pastures and deeper pockets. As a Sacramento native, I remember very well the fanfare surrounding the Kings' arrival in town in 1985. You'd have thought that...

Can California Mimic Wisconsin?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

FEB. 28, 2011 If a real union reform battle can take place in Wisconsin and spread to other liberal rust-belt, union-dominated states, then it could perhaps happen in California ---- although it might take some time, given the political dynamic here and the Golden State's "follows its own drummer" ...

Lawmakers Call For Court Administrator's Dismissal

Monday, February 28th, 2011

CA Public Libraries Facing Budget Cuts

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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