Sacto would financially benefit from downtown arena 5

May 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes This unnatural and inexplicable push by Sacramento city officials for a downtown arena is suspicious. Without any explanation, all discussion of the proposed arena at the adjacent old rail yard stopped. Then the local media

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CA Delta water war being won by legitimacy, not money 2

April 30, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi The most memorable proverb about California water is: “Water runs uphill towards money.” But water doesn’t flow uphill towards money only.  If it did, Southern California — which has two-thirds of the state population —

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Opposition grows to long-range green planning 20

April 30, 3013 By Warren Duffy Opposition is growing to government plans to squeeze Californians into high-rise apartments and mass transit. The March 2012 issue of “Western City,” published by the League of California Cities, included an article authored by

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Governors luring away CA jobs 13

April 30, 2013 By Brian Calle As Gov. Jerry Brown recently traveled to China to promote trade and search for Chinese investment for the state’s controversial high-speed rail project, two other state governors, Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Gary Herbert

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Fracking watch: Saudi Arabia figures out what CA hasn’t 3

April 30, 2013 By Chris Reed On Monday, an Assembly committee took up three bills intended to ban or limit fracking in California. All three passed. Incredibly and pathetically, the first coverage of this development — by the Ventura County

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As we predicted, pensions eating up Prop. 30 education funds

April 30, 2013 By John Seiler As Bill Clinton might put it, it’s in the math. In the lead up to the November 6 election last fall, CalWatchdog.com ran several articles on Proposition 30 and pensions. We warned that the $7

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Senate pushing nutty new school-finance scheme 4

April 29, 2013 By John Seiler The state supposedly “balanced” its budget only with the Prop. 30 tax increase. Three California cities declared bankruptcy last year. Businesses keep streaming out to greener pastures. So what does the California Legislature do?

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Facts refute union objections to compensation analysis 1

April 29, 2013 By Ed Ring “Jennifer Muir, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Employees’ Association, which represents more than 18,000 public employees in Orange County, said the California Public Policy Center’s study was a politically motivated attack on public

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Truth about CA demolishes hype about Jerry Brown 5

April 29, 2013 By Chris Reed California’s dual, incompatible narratives keep rolling along. On the one hand, we’re supposed to believe the passage of Proposition 30 and Gov. Jerry Brown’s able stewardship have lifted the Golden State out of the

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LA council attack on San Onofre might bring blackouts to Orange County, San Diego 7

April 29, 2013 By Joseph Perkins After giving a speech in which he refused to bail out New York City from impending bankruptcy, Gerald Ford prompted the famously pithy headline in the New York Daily News:  FORD TO CITY:  DROP

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