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6 measures qualify for ballot
Because it plays by its own rules, the California Legislature still can add initiatives to the November ballot. But with the official deadline now passed, six measures are scheduled for the ballot. We'll be covering them all. But for now, one that caught my eye is backed by Insurance Commissioner...
De Leon hammers away at key idiocy of CA bullet-train plan
Over the years, in conversations with friends unfamiliar with California politics and with people I've met while traveling or at events or doing talk radio, I'm often asked about the state's bullet-train project. When folks hear that the cost is much higher than initially predicted, they're not s...
High housing costs slug CA
Another report details how housing costs continue to slug Californians. From the Bee: Except for those living in the state's most remote rural areas, Californians must contend with the nation's highest housing costs, both rental and ownership, relative to their incomes, a new nationwide study by ...
Wretched teacher discipline law: CTA shows it’s still in charge
More than three years after appalling evidence emerged that a teacher at a school in an impoverished neighborhood in south Los Angeles had been feeding semen-laced food to his students, California finally has a law on the books that makes it easier to fire such perverts. In 2011, L.A. Unified admini...
Now legal: To sleep in your car in L.A.
In a decision hailed as a human rights victory by homeless-rights activists, a federal court struck down a decades-old Los Angeles law prohibiting the use of vehicles as residences. The ordinance, Section 85.02 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, declared, "No person shall use a vehicle parked o...
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