June, 2011

Coastal Commission Holds Sacto Lovefest
Friday, June 24th, 2011

JUNE 24, 2011 California Coastal Commission boss, and supporters, lobby for more money and power By LLOYD BILLINGSLEY A conference on the California Coastal Commission here Thursday, sponsored by Capitol Weekly, provided a forum for longtime CCC boss Peter Douglas. He enjoyed considerable su...

Will Redevelopment Be Demolished?
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

JUNE 23, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI As California politicians are deciding whether to have a clean break from the state’s addiction to redevelopment, or to substitute some other methadone-like economic policy drug to replace it, the global economy is subtly changing. Like a drug addiction, redevelop...

Medi-Cal Exec Grabs $515 K Salary
Monday, June 20th, 2011

John Seiler: The head of Orange County's Medi-Cal socialized medicine program makes a whopping $515,743 salary, the Orange County Register reported: The top ten executives at CalOptima, Orange County’s $1.3 billion Medi-Cal program, are in line this year to earn bonuses from$20,700 to $67,000. ...

Corrections Realignment Without Vote
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Commentary JUNE 7, 2011 By KATY GRIMES State Corrections Secretary Matthew Cate announced at a news conference earlier today that the corrections department will begin moving on realignment plans, even without voter or legislative approval on Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment proposal, in order to r...

Redevelopment 'Exception' Proves Rule
Friday, June 3rd, 2011

JUNE 3, 2011 This article was first published in City Journal California. By STEVEN GREENHUT Doug Tessitor is the mayor of Glendora, a city in Los Angeles County. He’s a self-described conservative and dead certain that preserving California’s redevelopment agencies (RDAs) is essential to his...

Ricci Zombeck Would Let Your Kid Drown
Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Commentary JUNE 3, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Alameda Fire Division Chief Ricci Zombeck (the one without the big hat) has told ABC News that he would rather let your child drown to death in the San Francisco Bay than to violate department rules that don't allow these "heroic" first responders to res...

High Speed Rail Ahead!
Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Katy Grimes: Despite dire warnings of increasing additional massive state debt, the Assembly just passed another High Speed Rail bill - this one establishes a brand new state agency called the Department of High Speed Rail Trains within the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. "The train...

Banning Nukes: $4 Billion CA Budget Hit
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

JUNE 1, 2011 By JOSEPH PERKINS It’s been 22 years since Rancho Seco nuclear power plant generated its last megawatt. The facility, 25 miles southeast of downtown Sacramento, was the casualty of a public referendum in which a majority of voters in the state’s capital city decided the plant shou...

Train Wreck Keeps Rolling
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Katy Grimes: With the Legislature's ongoing guaranteed votes to allow California's High Speed Rail Authority project to continue without financial analysis or ridership studies,  it is apparent that High Speed Rail has become the latest New Deal-styled WPA project for California Democrats. Today...