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AG doesn’t write slanted ballot language for plastic bag measure

The Attorney General’s Office of the state of California has a long, ugly history under Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown and Bill Lockyer of writing ballot language that pushes voters one way or the other — always to the benefit of

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In debate gaffe, Jerry Brown channels Gerald Ford

The Sacramento press corps has been acting bored with the governor’s race ever since the spectacle of Tim Donnelly as the GOP nominee faded away. So now we have a debate in which Jerry Brown makes a debate gaffe as

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6 stories out of 317: LAT, Bee, Chronicle hide Obama fracking views

I have been whining about how the media cover big issues for decades, but there is something uniquely strange about the decision of the California media — in the midst of a sharp state debate over fracking — to not

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Fracking showdown: Will CA media STILL ignore Obama view? 19

The prospect of rich Dem dilettante Tom Steyer targeting Jerry Brown over fracking is scary in some ways. It could well lead to fracking never coming to California and bringing the jobs and wealth it has to North Dakota, Texas,

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‘We are destined to live with a growing and permanent underclass’ 8

It may be building very slowly, and years later than it should have first appeared. But there is beginning to be a groundswell of a broad understanding in California that there is a link between job creation and what the

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Grim LAT: Bullet train $25B short. Dim Sac Bee: What $25B? All soon to be well!

On Monday, a Sacramento judge dealt a devastating setback to the California bullet train. The most serious of several obstacles in two decisions released by Judge Michael Kenny was his ruling that the $68 billion project didn’t have a legal

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Sac Bee finally discovers Gerawan-UFW story 1

Since June, Katy Grimes has been covering the struggle between Gerawan Farms and its workers against the United Farm Workers union and Sacramento politicians. Almost two months ago, she profiled Silvia Lopez, the farm worker who was fighting UFW representation

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LAT, Sac Bee fracking coverage: Same old glaring omission

Here we go again. On Friday, the state government released its draft fracking regulations. And while in their coverage, the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times cited environmentalists’ dire warnings about fracking, the papers once again made a gigantic

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UC president’s first speech shows doubts about her were warranted

In July, when the University of California Board of Regents announced the selection of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as the new UC system president, regents could not have been more pleased with themselves. They wanted a high-profile president and

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Fracking: California should learn from Britain’s change of course

When it comes to green propaganda about hydraulic fracturing, it’s been a dead heat between New York state and Western Europe as to where the alarmists had the most clout. Mostly because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s dithering and pandering,  nothing

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