Bullet train: Is L.A. Times’ beat reporter ashamed of edit page? 9

March 28, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s been quite a bit of good reporting done on the bullet-train fiasco. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury-News and Lance Williams of California Watch jump to mind. But Ralph Vartabedian of the

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Obamacare to raise CA costs, shutter Anaheim hospital 4

March 27, 2013 By John Seiler Many people, including yours truly, have warned that Obamacare would lead to higher costs and worse medical care. That’s now happening like a heart attack. A new estimate by the Society of Actuaries pegs

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McClintock, Zetland wage CA water war 4

March 25, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi In California, water wars are fought not merely over water but over water ideology that justifies the creation of commercial or public sector jobs that flow from the water. The latest water war involves

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Good and bad news on bullet train(s) front 5

March 24, 2013 By Chris Reed As I wrote last week, the budget that Senate Democrats have embraced contains so little discretionary funding for California’s bullet-train project that it is impossible to see how the $68 billion project ever gets

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Only 54% oppose bullet train? Sheesh 3

March 22, 2013 By Chris Reed When word came out Thursday night that a new PPIC poll showed the public was against the bullet train fiasco, I wasn’t surprised. But only 54 percent? Wow. Here’s John Myers’ account: “The survey

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Sacramento growth plan: more low-income housing 15

March 19, 2013 By Katy Grimes When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. But not in downtown Sacramento. There isn’t anyplace to shop in Sacramento’s downtown any more, other than the one remaining Macy’s in the wilting Downtown

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In same spirit as ‘courtesy flush,’ ‘courtesy vote’ 4

March 18, 2013 By Chris Reed The fact that on March 6 a member of the bullet train’s board of directors — former San Diego congresswoman Lynn Schenk — had blocked approval of the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s plan to

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Dr. Ben Carson talks ‘common sense’ at CPAC

March 16, 2013 By Calwatchdog.com Editors Dr. Ben Carson, joined by author Eric Metaxas, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Convention (CPAC) on the importance of developing and maintaining an educated populace — one with common sense. Being proactive and

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KFI’s John & Ken discuss ‘Browndoggle’ with CWD’s Chris Reed 2

March 16. 2013 In an interview with CalWatchdog contributor Chris Reed, KFI 640 AM’s John and Ken discussed the fiasco that is the California bullet-train project, which they call the “Browndoggle.” The interview begins at the 5:35 p.m. point of

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L.A. County takes thunder out of rain tax — for now 2

March 16, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi On March 13, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors may have taken the thunder out of the public opposition to its proposed storm water tax, called the Clean Water-Clean Beaches Measure. It voted

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