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Star-Studded Cal State fundraising galas net little profit

July 17th, 2012 By admin. July 17, 2012 By John Hrabe When Grammy-award winning funk legends Earth, Wind and Fire performed at Cal State Fullerton’s 2011 Front and Center fundraising event for the Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation, Honda Center attendees were promised a “winter entertainment extravaganza.” And the foundation spared no expense to deliver on its promises: $225,000 for entertain...

L.A. Sheriffs set the standard for dealing with the homeless

July 9th, 2012 By admin. Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series on how the homeless and mentally ill are treated in California. Part One was about the Kelly Thomas beating and death. July 9, 2012 By Tori Richards Welcome to 450 Bauchet St., a 10-acre compound in the heart of downtown Los Angeles that is the world’s biggest jail. Known as Twin Towers, it has a population greater than ...

Time to bring back Calif. Justices of the Peace

July 2nd, 2012 By admin. July 2, 2012 By Michael Warnken Upon recent news of the state’s $16 billion dollar budget deficit, the legislature began making deep cuts in numerous programs. One of the most devastating cuts of $544 million was to the state judiciary. On June 13, there was a large rally in front of the Capital building made up mostly by Trial Judges, the Chief Public Defender and the District Attor...

Jerry Brown: An Enlightened Despot?

July 2nd, 2012 By Katy Grimes. July 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes It is becoming rather difficult to distinguish California as part of a Representative Republic, when the Democratic party is able to hold budget "negotiations" without any Republican input, and the Governor attempts to manipulate the November ballot to favor a vote of his tax increase. On Friday a Sacramento Superior Court judge stopped the Secretary of ...
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