Investigative Reports

Time to Carve Up California?

February 21st, 2012 By admin. FEB. 21, 2012 By MICHAEL WARNKEN This issue of Splitting California into two or more states has come into the greater public eye once again. This matter is dredged up every few years by a different group of Californians who are not happy with current arrangements. A recent proponent was  Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone. However often the issue of splitting the state has been b...

11 More Ways to Fix Busted Redistricting

February 13th, 2012 By admin. FEB. 13, 2012 By JOHN HRABE My list of 10 Ways To Improve the Redistricting Process has elicited a large number of thoughtful responses from experts in the Capitol. One legislative office told CalWatchDog.com that they’re investigating whether any of the reforms can be introduced as legislation this term. I’ve culled through the feedback and assembled a revised list of recommendat...

CA GOP ‘Idiots’ Lose State Senate

February 6th, 2012 By admin. FEB. 6, 2012 By JOHN HRABE Back to the campaign drawing board for California Republicans. The California Supreme Court recently upheld the maps drawn by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. The immediate fallout: State Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, told his hometown paper that he wouldn’t seek reelection, due to the unfavorable maps approved by the court. In a...

Water Wars Flood L.A. Central Basin

January 29th, 2012 By admin. JAN. 30, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Remember “Chinatown,” the murky 1974 movie about the water wars in the Los Angeles Basin in the 1930s, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway? A January 18 California appeals court water rights case is reminiscent of the multilayered plots and subplots in the flick. The “Chinatown” movie plot involves fictional character Hollis Mulwray who is...
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