Report on Thomas death recommends police reforms 0

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a three-part series on how the homeless and mentally ill are treated in California. Part One was about the Kelly Thomas beating and death. Part Two was about how L.A. sheriffs deal with the

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J.B. says reforming CEQA is ‘Lord’s Work’ 0

Aug. 28, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi In Archibald MacLeish’s 1958 play, “J.B.,” the devil disguised as a popcorn vendor destroys the property and children of a wealthy banker named “J.B.” to test his faithfulness to God.  God, portrayed as a balloon

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Cap and trade “pretend” media auction today 16

Aug. 28, 2012 Katy Grimes: The California Air Resources Board is holding a webinar for credentialed media today “to familiarize them with the mechanics and purpose of the cap-and-trade practice auction.” It’s a media show and should be interesting. The “practice auction”

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Fighting words at the Capitol 0

Aug. 27, 2012 Katy Grimes: The tension in the Assemmbly is so thick today, you could cut the air with a flimsy, plastic butter knife. Session opened up with Assemblyman Charles Calderon, the Democratic Majority Floor Leader, telling Assembly members

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Video: Report on Romney fundraising

Aug. 27, 2012 By Brian Calle I talked to Investors Business Daily columnist Andrew Malcolm about the enthusiasm toward the Romney campaign and the way both campaigns see California as an ATM machine.

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Carbon credit value of 393,000 Long Beach trees sinks to zero 18

Aug. 27, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The value of 393,000 trees in the City of Long Beach in the state’s Cap and Trade pollution credit market dropped from about $1.7 million to zero on Aug. 24. The reason: the California

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Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting

Aug. 27, 2012 By John Seiler With a name like Lance-Arm-Strong, Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting the anti-doping charges against him. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just supposedly “stripped” him of his seven titles, although it’s not clear if they

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Stockton leads tsunami of Calif. bankruptcies 19

Aug. 27, 2012 By Troy Anderson During Vallejo’s bankruptcy, which began in 2008, the city cut the number of police in half rather than deal with the “pension problem.” Now, a somewhat similar scenario is playing out in Stockton, a

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Fighting public service ‘corruption’ 25

Aug. 27, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — During recent travels to Madison and Milwaukee for some research about reform-minded Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s survival of a union-backed recall, I found little residual anger among the friendly folks there,

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CA to become sanctuary state? 37

August 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Immigration issues within states are becoming more prevalent. The usual complaints are that the federal government isn’t doing enough to enforce U.S. policy. California is different. Earlier this year, it already embarked

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