Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Perkins’

Will Surfrider’s distortions block Orange County desalination plant?

Friday, November 1st, 2013

“Please join us in protecting our coast and ocean by sending the Coastal Commission a message today: DENY THE HUNTINGTON BEACH OCEAN DESALINATION FACILITY AND ENSURE THAT THIS PROJECT, AND THE MANY MORE TO FOLLOW, WON’T DESTROY PRECIOUS MARINE LIFE AND HABITAT!” So screams an online appeal ...

Covered California rollout also suffers glitches

Friday, October 25th, 2013

“To those who’ve worried, suffered in silence, hoped, and lived in a state of fear: Welcome to a new state of health. Welcome to Covered California, the place to find quality, affordable coverage, financial help for those who need it, and no one can be denied because of a previous condition.” ...

Costly fallout from San Onofre’s decommission

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting Thursday in Carlsbad, during which members discussed the process by which the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be decommissioned and, importantly, who will ultimately foot the projected $4 billion bill. This past June, Southern...

CA taxes, mandates boost unemployment

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
California Unemployment Development Department

  “California raised a bunch of taxes this year. Its economy hasn’t collapsed.” So read the snarky headline accompanying a post last month by Jim Tankersley on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog. “Eight months after raising sales and income taxes, California is still adding jobs on par ...

CSU, UC pressed to disinvest in fossil fuels

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Raven Rutledge is a student at San Francisco State University. She has not summered as a Wall Street intern. She is not enrolled in SFSU’s MBA program. Yet, the environmental studies major played a lead role this summer in pressuring the San Francisco State Foundation -- which manages the u...

CA teachers sue union over political use of dues

Monday, August 26th, 2013
Union negotiating, taxpayers, cagle, Aug. 26, 2013

  Monday marks the start of a new school year for Rebecca Friedrichs, a kindergarten teacher at Holder School in Buena Park, a Southern California city of 82,000. The 25-year veteran of the Savannah School District is to be forgiven if she is wary of the reception she will receive from he...

A viable alternative to high-speed rail?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

. When Elon Musk talks, people listen. He’s earned street cred -- as in Wall Street -- from co-founding the company that grew into PayPal; co-founding Tesla Motors, the most successful electric car start-up company; and founding SpaceX, to which NASA has outsourced future trips to the Internat...

Initiative won’t bring back dead kids

Monday, July 29th, 2013
Lawyers, Cagle, July 27, 2013

It’s been 11 years since Bob Pack lost his children, Troy, 10, and Alana, 7, to a hit-and-run driver under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. This week, the Danville dad filed a proposed ballot measure in their memory: The Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act of 2014. Among othe...

NIMBYism slams CA economy

Friday, July 19th, 2013

July 19, 2013 By Joseph Perkins Chris Thornberg is one of the most astute analysts of the California housing market. Back in 2005, when he was senior economist for Anderson UCLA Forecast, he appeared on a San Francisco radio show I hosted, “The Bay Area Housing Report.” I questioned his asses...

San Onofre gets nuked

Friday, June 14th, 2013

June 14, 2013 By Joseph Perkins “VICTORY!” So reads the giddy headline on the Friends of the Earth website. The anti-nuke environmental group is celebrating the surrender of Southern California Edison, which announced last week it will permanently shutter its San Onofre Nuclear Plant. “Thi...