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CARB versus the Carburetor 4

JAN. 31, 2012 By KATY GRIMES The carburetor is losing the battle in California. Instead of acknowledging that auto designers and manufacturers are continually refining the internal combustion engine for efficiency, global warming activists want to scrap the engine. In

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Petty Lawsuit Shows Leaders’ Motive 1

Katy Grimes: A petty lawsuit filed by Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate Pres. Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg against the state Controller demonstrates the legal levels the Democratic leaders are willing to go. While it may sound as if this

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Water Wars Flood L.A. Central Basin 0

JAN. 30, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Remember “Chinatown,” the murky 1974 movie about the water wars in the Los Angeles Basin in the 1930s, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway? A January 18 California appeals court water rights case is

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U.S., CA Attack Manufacturing

JAN. 25, 2012 By JOHN SEILER New reports show how both the U.S. and California governments have imposed severe anti-manufacturing regulations impeding economic recovery and growth. President Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown pay lip service to creating good middle-class jobs.

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Initiative Would Bring Back Part-Time Leg 0

JAN. 24, 2012 By KATY GRIMES A ballot initiative planned for the November ballot could result in fewer bills coming out of the Capitol, potentially saving California taxpayers and business owners “tens of millions of dollars.” Despite widespread disapproval of

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Bureaucracy Could Jack Up Water Rates 4

JAN. 23, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Are babies being damaged by too much perchlorate in the water? Should the amount be reduced by a mouthful of a bureaucracy, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, part of the California Environmental Protection

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Sacramento’s Sinking Economy 0

Katy Grimes: How far does Sacramento have to fall before its citizens show some inkling of caring? A new Brookings Institution study shows just how far out of touch Sacramento is economically, with the rest of the country and major

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Diversity Trumps Education In CA 0

Katy Grimes: Since when are race and ethnicity “front and center in the state’s education system”? Isn’t education supposed to be the goal? In an op-ed in the Sacramento Bee, Linda J. Wong, executive director of the Center for Urban Education at

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Assembly Muzzles Whistleblower Bill 2

JAN. 20, 2012 By KATY GRIMES So much for open government. AB 1378 would have provided legislative staffers the same safeguards that nearly all other state employees receive after blowing the whistle on government wrongdoing. But on Thursday, it was muzzled

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Live-Blogging Brown State-of-State 0

John Seiler: I’m going to live-blog Gov. Jerry Brown’s State-of-the-State address, at 10 am on Jan. 18, 2012. Assuming the technology works. You can watch his address online here. Let’s blog! 9:43 am: A minister is leading a prayer. I

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