Helmut Hair No More 0

Katy Grimes: Five different attempts at repealing California’s motorcycle helmet law have been defeated by the Legislature, but that isn’t stopping Republican Assemblyman Chris Norby (Fullerton), who is making one more attempt to exempt motorcycle riders over the age of 21,

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Mansoor Changes His Lame Story 0

Steven Greenhut: Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, R-Costa Mesa, told me and others that he decided to vote to save the state’s noxious redevelopment agencies because he saw some poison pill language in the governor’s RDA-elimination bill. That was always a crock

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California Divorce Invades World

John Seiler: Another California plague is invading the world: our absurd divorce laws. You probably know comedian John Cleese from Monty Python’s Flying Circus and numerous movies. Here’s a report on his plight: Ms [Alyce Faye] Eichelberger received more than £12

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Capitol Card Check Tricks 0

Katy Grimes: This column first appeared in the April 24, 2011 edition of the San Francisco Examiner. Last week Assembly Speaker John Perez suspended the public notice rule for legislative hearings, allowing an Assembly committee to conduct a surprise hearing

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Statists Fear 'Atlas Shrugged' Flick 0

APRIL 25, 2011 By STEVEN GREENHUT Editor’s note: The movie “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1” opened in California on April 15 and is currently playing at a number of theaters throughout the state. Check your local movie listings for times of

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CA Legislators Hustle More Tax Bills 5

APRIL 25, 2011 By KATY GRIMES With another poll out today saying that voters want to vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax extension increases, the media are mum about the many other tax bills slithering through the Legislature which would greatly

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Elites and People Divided on Taxes 2

APRIL 25, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Only 9 percent of respondents to a new Los Angeles Times-USC Dornsife opinion poll said that they wanted taxes increased to solve the state budget crisis.  But that was not what the Times reported in

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Free Lindsay Lohan! 0

John Seiler: California’s state and city budgets are broke. Its prisons and jails are jammed to overcrowding. But Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner just sentenced actress Lindsay Lohan to 120 days in jail for violating her drunk-driving probation.

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