Southern Califiornia’s new pact with the Delta water devil 9

July 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi If you dine with the Sacramento Delta water devil, you better have a long spoon. That might be the lesson that Southern California should have learned after being stuck with a $283 million bill

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Lawmaker proposes corporate welfare for NFL club 0

July 26, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Elaine Alquist is not a member of the San Francisco 49ers’ Gold Rush gals, but the Santa Clara state senator is the NFL club’s biggest cheerleader. With but a month left in the legislative

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S.F.’s hypocrisy on water 0

July 26, 2012 By John Seiler Our colleague Steven Greenhut just wrote for Bloomberg on San Francisco’s hypocrisy on water. Read the whole thing here. Key graphs: “Consider their response after a group called the Yosemite Restoration Campaign collected enough signatures to

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I turned on the spigot and an ‘Occupy Park’ poured out 6

July 26, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi LOS ANGELES — Most people admit that they don’t know much about California’s water system or local tiered water rates. Except that when they turn on the spigot at their home the water pours

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How California made liquid smog 8

July 25, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi How did a 1996 Federal Environmental Protection Agency “mandate” to clean up smog result in the California Energy Crisis of 2001 and the “wet drought” from 2007 to 2010? This is a question that

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Sustainability ideology invented a stagnant California Dream 19

July 23, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When did the California Dream begin? Peter Huck, a refugee journalist from Los Angeles to New Zealand, has an answer. He writes in the July 20 issue of the New Zealand Herald newspaper “Sustainability

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Cal ISO focuses on Enron 2, not Cap & Trade manipulation 0

July 20, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A rerun is playing on TV of the inaccurate 2005 “documentary” movie, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” about Enron manipulating the California Electricity Crisis of 2001. It features Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and

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Court rules greenies told a whopper of a smelt fish story 0

July 19 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Mark Twain once wrote: “Don’t tell fish stories where people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” The farmers in the California Central Valley know that environmentalists have been

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Eminent domain mass delusion hits San Berdoo 27

July 16, 2012 by Wayne Lusvardi A few hundred years ago there was the famous Dutch Tulip Mania of 1637. It was followed by the South Sea Bubble of 1711 and the Mississippi Company Bubble of 1719. In modern times,

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Get prepared for this year’s fire season 13

July 16, 2012 By Chriss Street California is one of the worst fire zones in the nation.  As we go to press, there are at least 10 major fires and more than 55,000 acres of California burning.  Major incidents include

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