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Tesla latest CA company to diss Golden State

  Tesla Motors, the Palo Alto maker of luxury electric cars, is holding its annual stockholder meeting next Tuesday. It will be interesting to see whether CEO Elon Musk announces the two states that will compete in a “bakeoff” to

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Why CA has an affordable housing crisis

What a long strange trip it’s been for the Pebble Beach Company since it unveiled its Del Monte Forest development plan all the way back in 1987. In the ensuing 27 years, PBC has revised its plan innumerable times only

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CA high-speed rail strikes out at hearing

  The state Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee held a hearing Thursday on California’s quixotic high-speed rail project.  Even Gov. Jerry Brown, who still hopes the bullet train will be the enduring legacy of his third stint as governor, might

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Rick Perry returns to woo CA businesses 11

  Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning next week to the Golden State. Maybe this time, California Gov. Jerry Brown will take him seriously. Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California in February of last year, visiting San Francisco,

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Schwab the latest CA company seeking greener pastures

  Charles Schwab is shorting California. The online brokerage, a Fortune 500 corporation, announced recently it is relocating 1,000 jobs from its San Francisco headquarters to out-of-state locations. “The decision to reduce our concentration in San Francisco is based on

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Ivanpah solar plant bets on wrong technology

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was in the unincorporated San Bernardino County community of Nipton Thursday, where he dedicated the new $2.2 billion, 392-megawattt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS). “The Ivanpah project is a shining example of how America

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Oregon has become the new California 21

Imagine if a grizzly bear and a beaver squared off in a cage match. It would be a decided mismatch in the bear’s favor. That’s how interstate competition used to be between California – which prominently features a bear on

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Desal can mitigate California’s water woes 13

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy dedicated the nation’s first saline water conversion plant. A public-private partnership between U.S. Department of Interior and Dow Chemical, the Freeport, Texas plant converted seawater from the Gulf of Mexico into 1 million gallons

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Covered California stumbles into new year 11

Manuel Arriola, co-owner of an Oxnard insurance broker, spent three hours and 15 minutes on the phone this past Monday with customer service representatives for Covered California. He needed to find out whether or not insurance applications he forwarded to

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Now New York fires a shot across California’s bow

  Gov. Jerry Brown was not amused this past February when Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a four-day recruiting trip to California, hosting meet and greets with CEOs and other business executives in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles and

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