Calif. gas prices more than double in 8 years 16

April 28, 2012 By John Seiler The following chart I made from GasBuddy.com, which also lets you find the cheapest local gas prices. The chart shows gas prices in three areas for the past eight years. Note that Los Angeles

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Feinstein offers pact with water devil 32

April 27, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Yesterday U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., responded to a Republican-backed water bill stalled in the U.S. Senate with a deal that might end up as a pact with the water devil for farmers and water agencies.

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Water reform re-Hatched in U.S. Senate 4

April 26, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi On Wednesday April 25, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced an omnibus energy and federal land use bill.  It would combine bills that have passed through the House but have stalled in the Senate. Part

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Dueling demographers: When will CA’s population hit 50 million? 11

April 25, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When will California’s population “pop” at 50 million persons?  Two recent studies conducted by the Population Dynamics Research Group at the University of Souther California and the Public Policy Institute of California differ widely

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High-speed special interest halts bill 20

April 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Legislature appears to have killed one more attempt to reel in the out-of-control high-speed rail checkbook. But despite facts, numbers and alternatives to the nearly $100 billion project, Democratic lawmakers appeared to be

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Are Hispanics moving up or down the social scale? 40

Commentary April 24, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The ongoing economic malaise of the past half decade has slammed most social and economic groups in California. How are Hispanics doing here, especially in light of the bursting of the Housing Bubble? For

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A welcome bow to telecom deregulation 0

April 20, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The California Public Utilities Commission is displeased. In a meeting April 17 in San Francisco, four of its five members sharply criticized a state Senate bill which, they claimed, would strip the commission of

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Actually, its a California reality show… 0

April 18, 2012 By John Seiler From Saturday Night Live a couple of days ago….

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‘No justification to build’ high-speed rail 0

April 18, 2012 By Katy Grimes The official recommendation is out from the Legislative Analyst’s Office – High-speed rail should not be built. Duh. That’s not a “duh” to the LAO; that’s a “duh” to all of the supporters and

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Down with Gmail! 2

April 17, 2012 By John Seiler I’ve used Gmail for years; including its address book. Now it’s not working. Just when I needed the call-in number for Martha Montelongo’s great show. I get: We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is

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