March, 2012

California Exports Gangs to High Schools

Friday, March 30th, 2012

John Seiler: Well, one part California's economy is booming, even exporting to other states: The Crips gang: "The Crips, one of the largest and most violent street gangs in the United States, has spread its network of crime into high schools across the country, including Virginia, where gang leader...

CSU Christians Should Thank U.S. Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

John Seiler: The U.S. Supreme Court did Cal State Christian students a favor by turning down their lawsuit to get school money. This was sparked by Cal State's "refusal to provide funding and other campus  benefits to student groups that exclude members of other religions," according to the Chroni...

Four New California Cities Might Dissolve

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Editor's Note: Correction Below MARCH 13, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Newspapers across the United States have told of the financial plight of three cities in northern California facing possible bankruptcy: Stockton, Hercules and Lincoln. However, many may not be aware that four newly formed cities...

Govt. Feeding Schoolkids ‘Soylent Pink’

Friday, March 9th, 2012
Govt. Feeding Schoolkids ‘Soylent Pink’

John Seiler: Our colleague Dave Roberts today reported on how the California Legislature might ban food trucks within 1,500 feet of schools. The trucks are selling stuff kids like -- burritos and burgers -- instead of the tastless slop First Lady Michelle Obama insists they subsist on. (Even thoug...

Girl is Right: Public School Is ‘Modern Slavery’

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

John Seiler: Kids finally are figuring it out. According to the Huffington Post, a 13-year-old girl in Rochester, N.Y. was harassed by public school officials after she wrote a paper comparing her school to "modern slavery." She was forced to leave for another school. The girl is Jada Williams and...

Why Not Skip College?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

John Seiler: Katy Grimes reported here at CalWatchDog.com on the protests against cuts in aid to college students. That means higher tuition -- "fees" -- to attend state colleges and universities. Here's an idea for how kids can cut the costs of going to college: Don't go. It's a myth that going ...

Special Series: Bankruptcy Didn’t Make the Sky Fall In Orange County

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Editor's Note: This is the first in a CalWatchDog.com Special Series of 12 in-depth articles on municipal bankruptcy. MARCH 6, 2012 BY CHRIS REED Overwhelmed by enormous unfunded liabilities for retired employees’ pensions and health care, local governments throughout California are incr...

From Golden State to Gambling State

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

March 2, 2012 The tiny Manzanita Band of Mission Indians proposes to build a ginormous “casino facility” on a 61-acre parcel of land. The tribe’s tricked-out casino will boast 2,000 slot machines and 45 gaming tables. It also will have a 200-room hotel, a banquet/meeting hall, three guest re...