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Faulconer election won’t stop ‘Los Angelization’ of San Diego politics 15

On Tuesday, San Diego voters will decide between two City Council members in a special election to fill the remaining 33 months of the mayoral term of disgraced, resigned Bob Filner. The early conventional wisdom was that the clear favorite

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Book describes CA problems, how to fix them: Part 1 6

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Part 2 is here. If you listen to Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies, “California is back” from the deficits and dysfunction of a few years ago. Not so fast. A new

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Bullet-train ruling: Mum’s the word from Times, Bee edit boards

Isn’t the fact that the bullet train is going down worthy, yunno, of editorial comment? Judge Michael Kenny’s Aug. 16 ruling that the California High-Speed Rail Authority had failed to meet funding and environmental standards that would allow it to

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Remembering when — and why — California inspired the world 4

Dec. 25, 2012 By Chris Reed Merry Christmas, everyone! The autumn issue of City Journal has a wonderful piece by Michael Anton on how Tom Wolfe’s 1960s sprawling, funny, rule-breaking essays about California defined the Golden State for the rest

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Inside the mind of a bureaucrat 0

Steven Greenhut: In my column for City Journal, I provide insight into how the likes of Treasurer Bill Lockyer think. Lockyer’s basic response to pension reformers: We should get over our pension envy and pay more in taxes. Said Lockyer

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When heroes become bureaucrats 6

JULY 26, 2011 This article first appeared in City Journal. By STEVEN GREENHUT On Memorial Day, a suicidal man waded into San Francisco Bay outside the city of Alameda and stood there for about an hour, neck-deep in chilly water,

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Court Helps Kids in Bad Schools 0

John Seiler: Here’s part of a new article in the City Journal by Larry Sand of the California Teacher Empowerment Network. Given California’s poor performance — 49th of 50 states on national tests — something has to be done. ——————————

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