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Drought emergency strikes Southland water district

Friday, October 24th, 2014
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    Will next year bring restrictions to water use in Southern California that cause people’s yards to go brown and die? Could be, if the Southland suffers a worst-case scenario of low rainfall and no imported water, Tony Zampiello told CalWatchdog.com; he’s watermaster for t...

Deasy resignation continues LAUSD turmoil

Friday, October 24th, 2014
Los Angeles Unified School District, LAUSD

John Deasy's recent resignation as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District ends three years of controversy. But a cloud of chalk dust remains over the mammoth district's future. Deasy conceded his policies sowed sharp disagreements. And a conciliatory statement by the...

Experts warn of new easy-money hazard

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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COSTA MESA -- Federal regulators are repeating the same easy-money mistakes that led to the Great Recession. So warned five housing and banking experts today at a Breakfast Panel discussion before local business and community leaders at the Westin South Coast Plaza. The event was sponsored by the Fo...

Unions, Santa Clara Democrats’ disclosure reports don’t match

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Mismatch State Building and Construction Trades

A Bay Area Democratic campaign committee, which has transferred tens of thousands of dollars to targeted legislative candidates, is facing questions about discrepancies found in its campaign finance disclosure reports. In at least two instances, the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee...

Campaign to rebrand CA GOP defines Nov. 4

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
CA GOP reclaim

With less than two weeks to go before the November election, the hottest race in California doesn't have to do with a single candidate, measure or issue. Instead, all eyes are on race to define the state's Republican Party. The development has been a long time coming, but only an unexpected seq...

CA advances driver’s licenses for illegals

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Despite incomplete approval from the federal government, California has begun forging ahead with driver's licenses for immigrants who are illegally present in California. A bill signed into law last year, Assembly Bill 60, was subject to additional requirements by the Department of Homeland Secu...

VIDEO: Is California becoming the boring state?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
NEW: VIDEO: Is California becoming the boring state?

Demographics are not on the side of the Golden State. The people we need to live here are leaving. Reason Magazine's Editor Matt Welch joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to talk about his greatest fear of all: California gets boring. ...

Covered CA caught in Prop. 45 crossfire

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Yes on 45

On Proposition 45, some Democrats are feeling as if they got a transfusion of the wrong blood type. The initiative would give the state insurance commissioner the power to approve changes in health-insurance policies, including those by Covered California, this state's implementation of Obamac...

VIDEO: Can the GOP build a better brand by embracing unions?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
VIDEO: Can the GOP build a better brand by embracing unions?

We may be experiencing a libertarian moment, but are blue collar workers the secret to give this moment a lasting impact? The Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore joins CalWatchdog's James Poulos to discuss a new political alliance to challenge the supporters of big government. ...

Nurse union exploits Ebola crisis in negotiations

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Seizing on the growing concern about the deadly West African virus, the California Nurses Association, one of the state's most powerful unions, has added several Ebola-related provisions to its list of demands in its ongoing dispute with Kaiser Permanente. The two sides have been at an impasse ...