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This won’t end well: Coastal Commission gets more power 16

Budget trailer bills continue to be a great vehicle for legslative mischief in Sacramento. Here we go again, reports the Merc-News: “The California Coastal Commission can now fine property owners who illegally block public access to beaches, putting new teeth

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Incoming Assembly speaker seeks vast new power for Coastal Commission

If you had to come up with one state agency that has done the most damage to California’s economy with its regulatory sweep and overreach, you’ll never come close to topping the state Air Resources Board. But it you wanted

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CA’s economic funk: ‘Regulators gone wild’ take their toll

For Sunday’s U-T San Diego, I did an essay about how California went from being the world pioneer in sensible efforts to clean up air pollution and coastal waters to a laboratory for fanatics who want to go ever farther

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Calif. just for rich folks now 0

April 28, 2012 By John Seiler California is just for rich folks now. If you’re middle class, I suggest getting out. If you’re poor, you can get EBT cards, Section 8 housing, etc., but then you’re hooked into the government

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Kotkin: Businesses, jobs exiting California

Commentary April 23, 2012 By John Seiler A couple of weeks ago Peter Douglas died. For 25 years he was the head of the California Coastal Commission. In an article, I pointed out that he was an elitist who was

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Legislative swooning over CA coastal guru 0

April 9, 2012 By Katy Grimes In the California Assembly and Senate Monday, one would have thought that Franklin Delano Roosevelt had just died and was being eulogized. But the ghost of FDR was not present. Instead, Peter Douglas of the

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Coastal Commission Evicts Families 1

Lloyd Billingsley: Staff of the California Coastal Commission (CCC) had sought to limit the time residents of Lawson’s Landing, a beach resort in Marin County, could stay in their own trailer homes, which they would be forced to rent when not

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