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More cops not only solution to crime

January 13, 2013 By Steven Greenhut. Jan. 14, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- As California's toughest cities struggle with violent crime, we are hearing a familiar refrain: "Hire more police officers." While more cops may be the right answer in some places, public officials need to consider a wider array of crime-fighting options and examine ways to stretch their existing budgets. William Bratton, the former poli...

Vallejo town hall hostile to gun-control congressman

January 12, 2013 By admin. Jan. 12, 2013 By Dave Roberts On Monday, two men in their late 20s attempted to break into a home in Vallejo. They fled when the homeowner grabbed a firearm and shot at them, according to the Vallejo Times-Herald. Nothing was taken from the home and police are searching for the suspects. Vallejo’s 115,000 residents have good reason to arm themselves. The year before this Bay Area ci...

Real Culprits in CA Housing Crash

January 11, 2013 By Joseph Perkins. Jan. 11, 2013 By Joseph Perkins As the California economy continues slowly to recover from the collapse of its once-thriving housing sector, the banking industry is trying to close its books on the financial disaster. This week, Bank of America agreed to pay Fannie Mae $11.6 billion to settle a claim that its subsidiary, Countrywide Financial, sold questionable mortgage-backed securit...

California Taxes Success, Texas Taxes Results of Success

January 11, 2013 By admin. Jan. 11, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Chuck DeVore’s timely new book, "The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America," can be summed up in one riveting sentence by him:  “California taxes success, while Texas taxes the results of success.” This not only sums up DeVore’s very readable explanation of what makes Texas’s prosperity different from Californ...
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