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California Exports Gangs to High Schools 4

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

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CSU Christians Should Thank U.S. Supreme Court 3

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

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Four New California Cities Might Dissolve 16

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

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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

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Girl is Right: Public School Is ‘Modern Slavery’ 2

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

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Why Not Skip College? 8

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

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Special Series: Bankruptcy Didn’t Make the Sky Fall In Orange County 18

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

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From Golden State to Gambling State 2

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

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