Tax hike could just go to pensions 17

April 4, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Looks like California won’t need a tax hike after all—except to fund pensions. Economist Jeff Michael is the director of the University of the Pacific’s Business Forecast Center in Stockton. He tentatively indicates that

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CA ban on racial preferences upheld 0

April 3, 2012 Katy Grimes: Proposition 209, a constitutional amendment that prohibits the government from granting educational or employment preferences to individuals based on race, was surprisingly upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. The 9th Circuit had already

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New High-Speed Rail Plan Runs Over Prop. 1A Mandates 5

April 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes As California politicians show more desperation to build any part of the California High-Speed Rail system in order to get their hands on $3.5 billion in federal stimulus money, the plan is looking more

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Another Reason to Boycott Government Motors 0

April 2, 2012 Last fall, Government Motors assaulted the John and Ken radio show by pulling ads from the show because the talk show hosts favored restricting immigration. I wrote it about it then. If Government Motors had been a

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Redevelopment Morphs Into Loan Sharking 0

April 2, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi California redevelopment agencies may have been phased out. But cities are getting into the business of loan sharking to offset a decline in sales and property taxes. Last week the Ventura City Council voted

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Sacto Airport Another Vanity Project 16

April, 2, 2012 By, Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO – I’ve long mocked the Sacramento “International” Airport for not having any direct international flights. We used to have one direct flight to Cabo San Lucas. C’mon -this is Sacramento. The former Sacramento

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Run a restaurant like a school? 0

April 2, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — California’s public schools continue to lay off teachers, in a process that is as convoluted and illogical as one would expect in a bureaucratic system in which the needs of the students

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When the media become the story

April 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes By now everyone in America knows the name of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old tragically killed on February 26 by a Florida neighborhood watch captain. While the details of the case are still suspicious

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Gov. Jerry Brown Resigns

APRIL 1, 2012 By JOHN SEILER SACRAMENTO — Declaring California “ungovernable,” Gov Jerry Brown today resigned from office. “My father built the California water system, the university system and the schools system, and I can’t even get a measly tax

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