Breaking News-October, 2012

Do they really want to combat global warming?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Commentary Oct. 31, 2012 By John Seiler Nowadays, almost anything that happens is blamed on "global warming." Or its more recent euphemism, "climate change." On his blog, Al Gore just wrote: "For many, Hurricane Sandy may prove to be a similar event: a time when the climate crisis—which is of...

Others feel wrath of police unions

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Oct. 28, 2012 By Steven Greenhut FULLERTON -- Many people were outraged this summer after a private investigator, with ties to a law firm that represents 120 police unions in California, made an apparently false police report that a Costa Mesa councilman stumbled out of a bar, appearing drunk, and...

Go Tigers!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Oct. 24, 2012 Sorry, California, but I'm rooting for the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. They're my home team. I still can recite the opening lineup of the 1968 World Series Champion Tigers, the greatest team ever. Nothing against the San Francisco Giants. They're not an arch-enemy like the Ya...

Cap and Trade manipulation leads to WCI Inc.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012 By Warren Duffy Cap and Trade is coming -- good and hard. So far, numerous pleas to Gov. Jerry Brown, California Air Resources Director Mary Nichols and the California Legislature to delay the start of the first Cap and Trade carbon credit auction have fallen on deaf ears.  Following ...

Feinstein’s green platform no solution to state’s ills

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Oct. 23, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., continues to refuse to debate her Republican opponent, Elizabeth Emken. That may be because Feinstein doesn't want to be questioned about the many policies in her 20 years in the Senate that have put herself -- and Californ...

Bullet-train propaganda: China-style vs. California-style

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Oct. 22, 2012 By Chris Reed Last week's New Yorker features a well-reported but conflicted article that tries to depict China's all-out push to become the world leader in bullet trains as a vast fiasco of corruption, incompetence and hubris without noting any of the similarities to California's --...

An open letter to presidential winner on California water policy

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Oct. 19, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Re: Some California Water Policies to Avoid for the Next President Dear President (Obama or Romney): Congratulations on gaining the trust of a majority of the American people in your election victory.   The people of California will also place trust in you as th...

Feinstein’s ‘Bandit River’ project brings back redevelopment

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Oct. 15, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The San Joaquin River wasn’t named after Joaquin Murrieta, the infamous bandit of the 1850’s Gold Rush in California. But it might as well have been called “Bandit River” after U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s long pursuit to restore the San Joaquin River....

Brown rebuffs corporate welfare

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Oct. 14, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- In much of the country, the mere mention of the name, Jerry Brown, signifies the otherworldly nature of California politics. Many people in other states have come up to me and said something to this effect: "You Californians are so weird that, in tou...

Calif. throws subsidy at Tesla Motors

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Oct. 12, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Memo to Occupy San Jose: I’ve got a ripe target for you on Santana Row, playpen for the Silicon Valley wealthy. Not Gucci, Burberry, Ferragamo or the other upscale stores along the Row. But Tesla Motors, the electric carmaker, whose co-founder and CEO, Elon Musk,...

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