Investigative Reports

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...

Bureaucracy Could Jack Up Water Rates

January 23rd, 2012 By admin. JAN. 23, 2012 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Are babies being damaged by too much perchlorate in the water? Should the amount be reduced by a mouthful of a bureaucracy, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, part of the California Environmental Protection Agency? New regulations could cost Californians billions as the state finally is rising from a deep three-year economic recessi...

Bureaucratic Octopus Grabs Bay Area

January 16th, 2012 By admin. JAN. 16, 2012 By DAVE ROBERTS Like a giant octopus grabbing helpless humans in a horror movie, a new bureaucracy is squeezing the Bay Area. One Bay Area is a plan to push Bay Area residents out of their cars and jam them into pack-and-stack high rises in the coming decades. The goal: cut greenhouse gas emissions and supposedly help save the planet from global warming. One Bay Area is...
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