Breaking News-August, 2012

AB 296 could make Gov. Brown a global warming ‘denier’

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Aug. 31, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A piece of legislation may end up putting Gov. Jerry Brown on the global warming "denier" hot seat.  It's AB 296, the Cool Pavements Research and Implementation Act,  sponsored by Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. That is because if Brown signs the b...

Crazifornia: Dramatic car fleet cuts aren’t dramatic enough

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Aug. 30, 2012 By Laer Pearce Gov. Jerry Brown didn’t cut any beat up old Plymouths from the state’s car fleet this Tuesday, but that enduring symbol of his Moonbeam years aside, he did give the fleet a bit of a trim, issuing an executive order requiring the state to dump 7,112 vehicles. Will ...

Legislature doubles public safety death benefit

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Aug. 29, 2012 By Katy Grimes Don't let all of the media coverage of the Legislature's promise of pension reform fool you for one minute into thinking that they are serious. If serious "reform" was really on the table, Assembly Speaker John Perez would not have created a new unfunded mandate for Ca...

Gov. Brown, Democrats push lumber tax

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Aug. 28, 2012 By Dave Roberts When is a tax not a tax? When it’s called a fee by Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats. But the $30 million that has been proposed to be sucked out of Californians’ wallets and fed into the wood chipper of state government definitely walks, quacks and smells lik...

Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting

Aug. 27, 2012 By John Seiler With a name like Lance-Arm-Strong, Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting the anti-doping charges against him. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just supposedly "stripped" him of his seven titles, although it's not clear if they have the authority to do so, and he might s...

CA to become sanctuary state?

Monday, August 27th, 2012

August 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- Immigration issues within states are becoming more prevalent. The usual complaints are that the federal government isn't doing enough to enforce U.S. policy. California is different. Earlier this year, it already embarked into uncharted territories, ...

Rare court victory for home builders

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Aug. 22, 2012 By Joseph Perkins It has taken the better part of two decades, but the California Supreme Court has finally reined in so-called “construction defect” lawsuits, the threat of which has had a damping effect on development of multi-family for-sale housing. The case in question pitt...

Brown’s ‘Denier’ website forced to remove fallacious chart

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Aug. 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Science is on nobody’s side in the contentious debate about “global warming.” That is because you can find data on either side of the argument to prove or disprove whatever you want, just as the Bible is often used in the same way. Science is agnostic, not a ...

A new way to combat global warming in Calif.

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Aug. 20, 2012 By John Seiler Gov. Jerry Brown now insists that those who question global warming -- excuse me, "climate change" -- are in "denial." Well, what's he doing? Here's something new he can do to combat global warming in California: Shut down all air conditioning to government buildings....

Bad weather: I want my tax money back!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler The only reason anyone in his right mind lives in California and pays massive high taxes is for the great weather. But the weather has been terrible. I live half a mile from the beach in Huntington Beach. Unlike Gov. Jerry Brown and other rich folks, I don't have air ...

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