Senseless Remarks on Deaf Students 1

Lance Izumi:  This week in an op-ed for The New York Times, I argued that parents of children with special needs, such as those with hearing impairments, should be empowered to choose the school, public or private, that best fits the needs of

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CA Lost in Clean Energy Labyrinth 1

California’s entangled clean energy policy just added another program to an already convoluted, growing bureaucracy. The new program, signed into law August 2 by Gov. Brown, is supposed to assist property owners with financing for green-energy projects. While a financing component

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Your Tax Money Stays in Vegas

The state is broke and cutting budgets sharply. Yet the prison guards are heading for a high time in Vegas — at the taxpayers’ expense. Reports the State Worker: The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has set aside about $350,000 to pay

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Govt. Raids Calif. Raw Milk Producer 2

If you want a treat, drink some raw milk. It’s tastes so much better — and is better for you — than the chalky pasturized stuff. The same with raw cheese and butter. It does cost more. That is, if

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AB 350: The Hire Lousy Workers Act 5

The assault on California businesses has been going full throttle in the current legislative session. It’s conducted by union-backed Democratic legislators oblivious to the state’s 11.8 percent unemployment rate and ranking as one of the the worst states in the country

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Sacramento Crashes Taxi Owners 5

Sacramento is competing with San Francisco for the award for the most abusive, nuttiest city in California. Demonstrating a total disregard for private enterprise, the Sacramento City Council is considering adopting an ordinance to impose a two-year hold on taxicab permits. The

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Stadium Dreams and Sacramento Kings 1

For the past couple years we have watched our home town struggle to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in Sacramento. We have also observed the proposed attempt to build a new $400 million stadium for the team in downtown

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Kevin De Leon Fights Evil Unfitted Sheets! 10

Commentary The Legislative  Goofball of The Session Award goes to Sen. Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, for his Senate Bill 432 that mandates that hotels use fitted sheets rather than unfitted sheets on mattresses. Other legislators have promoted more damaging

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Crash! CA Revenue Will Nosedive 0

Crash! The 2011-12 budget passed by the Democrats in the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown just a month ago projected $4 billion in extra revenues. Ain’t gonna get it. It was a delusion then and it’s an even

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Assembly Must Open Secret Budget 2

The leadership in the California Assembly seems to think it’s the Supreme Soviet, the legislative body of the old Soviet Union. It’s not. The Assembly represents the people of California. And the people have the right to know what’s going

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