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Debra Saunders: Arnold a flop
One of my favorite columnists is Debra Saunders of Chronicle. She's survived the ongoing demise of newspapers, at least so far. Her take on Arnold's State of the State address is similar to mine (which was published yesterday in our news section). She writes: Mention Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - y...
NEW: Thanksgiving rush
NEW: Is CA prepared for Ebola?
  The Ebola virus has yet to hit California, but it’s likely coming, according to state health officials. They say the state is prepared, but nurses on the health care front lines aren’t so sure. “Given the spread of Ebola in West Africa and world travel, we should not be surprised ...
NEW: Oakland arts tax slams poor
With Californians increasingly being priced out of owning homes, what does progressive Oakland do? Make housing even more expensive. Reported the Chronicle: "The City Council passed a law this month that requires private developers to set aside 1 percent of their project costs for public art. With ...
CalPERS numbers attract fresh scrutiny
The California Public Employees' Retirement System looks to see 2015 as another controversial year, especially around four budding controversies. First, attention has focused in recent weeks around the way CalPERS pays its board members and executives. An investigation by the Sacramento Bee rev...
Dems double down on CA for comeback
Under the still powerful influence of  Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have turned to the party's strength in California to see them through the next election cycle and beyond. Despite low popularity ratings nationwide and an unenviable track record lea...
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