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CA farmers lead new immigration push

Migrant farm labor
April 10, 2014 By James Poulos. Immigration has become the biggest national issue involving California's farmers. In the state's agricultural heartland, a host of issues are on the agenda, ranging from this year's painful drought to marijuana eradication. But one matter looms large. Farmers need more laborers to work the fields, and Americans have not stepped up to the plate. That has not just been a problem for ...

Surprising new study scores California sprawl

April 9, 2014 By James Poulos.   A new national study is making waves for the way it ranks California cities. No matter how pleasant the weather, residents and visitors alike have complained for decades about sprawl. Highways jam with cars. Convenience stores and strip malls occupy block after block. It's hard to walk to see your friends. It's impossible to walk to work.  Are those judgments in for a change? A...

Assembly District 74: Taxes, fire pit issues burn bright in race

Assembly District 74: Taxes, fire pit issues burn bright in race
April 9, 2014 By John Hrabe. Grassroots vs. the establishment. Taxes and fire pits. In the heart of conservative Orange County -- would you expect anything else? The race for California's 74th Assembly District features some familiar storylines as three Republicans and two Democrats campaign for this safe Republican seat. The seat is being vacated one term early by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, R-Costa Mesa,...

Surprising new study scores California sprawl

Smart Growth America
April 8, 2014 By James Poulos.   A new national study is making waves for the way it ranks California cities. No matter how pleasant the weather, residents and visitors alike have complained for decades about sprawl. Highways jam with cars. Convenience stores and strip malls occupy block after block. It's hard to walk to see your friends. It's impossible to walk to work. Are those judgments in for a change? Acc...
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