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Expect More Population Flight
NOV. 2, 2010 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Given the predictably one-sided recent election results in California, a new trend may be soon emerging called “red flight” to describe the rapid mass out-migration of residents from cities and counties that are insolvent due to an inability to meet public empl...
Departed Californians Swing Election
NOV. 2, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Given that a couple of million Californians have left the state in the past 20 years, most of them Republicans, it's surprising that Democrats didn't do better. Jerry Brown, as  I write, won by only 5 percentage points over Meg Whitman for governor; Gavin Newsom by 4 p...
Two former CA governors speak
Katy Grimes: Former California Governor Gray Davis seems so excited tonight. He was just interviewed, and appears giddy with the excitement of a Jerry Brown gubernatorial win. Davis said only moments ago, "If anyone can lead California out of the ditch we are in, it's Jerry." It's actually funny t...
Ballot initiatives results vary
Katy Grimes: From City of Sacramento races, to the state of Ohio Governor's race, election predictions appear to be coming true, and not. In other words, election results are all over the place. And the ballot initiatives in California are as well. The latest results I saw show that the marijuana ...
Lockyer And Lockyer Winning Big
Anthony Pignataro: 9:50 p.m. -- Looks like Democrat Bill Lockyer is cruising to reelection as state Treasurer (the latest numbers from the state Secretary of State's office show him leading Republican Mimi Walters 52% to 41%. That's getting a lot of play, but what isn't is that his wife, Nadia Lock...