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Military Base Closures Could Hit Economy 11

FEB. 28, 2012 By KATY GRIMES California’s economy is in the tank. That is old news. While there doesn’t seem to be relief on the horizon, there is now talk about military base closures. And as with any large employer

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CA Is The Worst Run State! 0

Katy Grimes: California might have to-die-for weather, but everything else is the Pits. A recent study was done to find the best and worst run states…and the winner is… Wyoming! The loser is… California. For the second year, 24/7 Wall

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California Wants to ‘Out’ Judges 0

John Seiler: California just keeps getting nuttier. Why do we put up with it? Why do we stay here? Judges should have one requirement: They should apply the U.S. Constitution, the California Constitution and all the laws impartially and fairly.

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Think ‘Big Labor’ For Arena Deal 0

Katy Grimes: What does a city do when the chips are down, the deficit is huge, services are cut and public approval is at a record low?  Why, of course, it’s time to build a sports arena. In Sacramento, despite

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Court to Decide Military Medal Fraud Case 5

FEB. 26, 2012 By CHRISS STREET Xavier Alvarez, after being elected in 2007 to the Three Valleys Municipal Water District in Pomona, California introduced himself at his first Board meeting as a wounded war veteran who had received the Congressional

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Portantino Making Waves, Not Friends 14

FEB. 24, 2012 By KATY GRIMES Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino isn’t making many friends these days in the Legislature. After a well-publicized battle with Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, over the Assembly’s secretive accounting practices, Portantino has introduced a measure

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Gleickgate Pollutes Enviro Movement 7

FEB. 24, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI The environmental movement is suffering from a cluster of scandals. First there was Climategate. Then there was Climategate 2.0. Now, there’s Climategate 3.0 — also called “Gleickgate.” Climate activist Dr. Peter Gleick of the

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Reading, Writing, and A Reuben 14

Katy Grimes: Reading, Writing and a Reuben sandwich is now part of the California public school curriculum, because dinner is served. Better than your own butler or personal chef, public school kids are getting three squares a day at school, but

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Pension Reform Mirrors Brown Proposal 23

FEB. 22, 2012 By KATY GRIMES With the recent pension reform ballot initiative defeated before it ever made it onto the ballot, many in California believed that taxpayers would never get a change to vote on the escalating pension debt

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HR 1837 Bill Reignites Water War 16

FEB. 22, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI California’s historic water social contract been held together by force, fraud and sometimes the consent of the governed.  The result has been Northern California giving up water to Central Valley farmers and Southern California

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