Breaking News-June, 2012

Anti-nuke activists attack San Onofre

Friday, June 29th, 2012

June 29, 2012 By Joseph Perkins With San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station offline since January, Southern California Edison, the plant’s majority owner, launched an energy conservation campaign this week urging its customers to save power this summer. San Onofre’s two reactors, out of servic...

California High-Speed Rail crashing into reality

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

June 27, 2012 By Josephine Djuhana Gov. Jerry Brown, alongside a number of lawmakers, continues the push to build the nation’s first high-speed rail, despite a hefty price tag as high as $98 billion, an immediate negative environmental impact, and widespread opposition to the project. In 2008, ...

Democrats kill pension reform bills

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Democrats kill pension reform bills

June 21, 2012 By Katy Grimes Antics today in the California Senate hit an all time low when Democrats blocked attempts to bring public pension reform bills SB 1176 and Senate Constitutional Amendment 18 to the Senate Floor for a vote in order to make the November ballot deadline. Senate Republica...

County, city mortgage grabs could spark new housing crisis

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

June 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In San Bernardino, the county has approved using eminent domain to seize bank-owned pools of “underwater mortgages” to get the county out of its over-indebted housing stagnation. The city of San Bernardino has the second highest poverty rate in the United S...

Video: Rep. Darrell Issa’s Post Service reform agenda

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Video: Rep. Darrell Issa’s Post Service reform agenda

June 19, 2012 By Brian Calle The U.S. Postal Service is massively inefficient, runs huge deficits and, some say, is going out of business. Reform is essential. In an exclusive interview, I talked with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., about his reform agenda.  ...

President Obama’s green immigration strategy

Monday, June 18th, 2012

June 18, 2012 By Chriss Street President Barack Obama’s Executive Order to suspend the deportations of 800,000 illegal aliens for two years will act as a magnet to motivate millions of people from around the world to come to the United States and claim they have been quietly living here with rel...

State promotes renewable energy at all costs

Friday, June 15th, 2012

June 15, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The California Public Utilities Commission routinely rubber stamps renewable energy projects without discussion. But that was not the case this past Thursday, when Commissioner Michael Florio objected to a solar project that came before the state agency. It was par...

Rep. Darrell Issa keeping heat on A.G. Holder

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

June 14, 2012 By John Seiler NEWPORT BEACH -- Speaking at the Pacific Club today, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, said he would continue to hold Attorney General Eric Holder's feet to the fire. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Issa chairs, has been stonewalled by Holder on tu...

Restoring the San Joaquin River for non-endangered red herring

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Editor's note: For clarity, this article has been modified to include an excerpt from the letter by Robert Pyke.  June 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Should we save the endangered red herring fish in California’s San Joaquin River? The question is meant to fool you.  Herring is a saltwater fis...

Why a split-roll property tax is DOA

Monday, June 11th, 2012

June 11, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A proposed ballot proposition circulating for signatures in California for what is called a “spilt tax roll” is dead on arrival at the ballot box in November 2012 should it gather the necessary 807,614 signatures. (See Item 1560 -- Initiatives Cleared for Circ...

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