Redevelopment 2.0 won’t rejuvenate ‘old factory belts’ 5

This is Part One of a two-part series. Part Two is here. March 28, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Redevelopment 1.0 died statewide in 2011 when Gov. Jerry Brown phased it out, mainly because it was robbing local school districts of

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It’s alive: Anti-tax cut bill returns 0

March 28, 2013 By Dave Roberts It’s alive. Similar to a bill narrowly defeated last year, SCA 6 is by Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord. Taxpayer advocates fear the bill could make it difficult, perhaps impossible, to cut or limit taxes through the initiative process.

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How will the Cyprus crisis impact the U.S.?

March 28, 2013 By Katy Grimes Is America headed for a Cyprus-like crash? These are the headline stories today from the Drudge Report: ‘THEY HAVE STOLEN OUR MONEY’… Cyprus banks reopen, with strict restrictions… €300 daily withdrawal limit… No money

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Bullet train: Is L.A. Times’ beat reporter ashamed of edit page? 9

March 28, 2013 By Chris Reed There’s been quite a bit of good reporting done on the bullet-train fiasco. Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury-News and Lance Williams of California Watch jump to mind. But Ralph Vartabedian of the

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Nonprofits fight donation regulations 5

March 27, 2013 By John Hrabe If you’ve started your spring cleaning, or are in desperate need of a last-minute tax deduction, there’s probably a pile of clothes in your house marked for charity. Now you’ve just got to remember

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Will Silicon Valley’s elite take on public sector unions? 13

March 27, 2013 By Ed Ring The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most liberal metropolitan areas in America. Democrats are typically favored over Republicans in elections by margins up to 50 percentage points. The SF Bay is also

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Obamacare glitch previously covered by CalWatchdog 7

March 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes There are huge news stories all across the country today about the latest discovery in the Obamacare law. I have been writing about these cost increases long before this latest hysteria. And now, well

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Obamacare to raise CA costs, shutter Anaheim hospital 4

March 27, 2013 By John Seiler Many people, including yours truly, have warned that Obamacare would lead to higher costs and worse medical care. That’s now happening like a heart attack. A new estimate by the Society of Actuaries pegs

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Neighborhood Legislature could restore accountability

March 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Big spending on California politics has become one of the state’s largest industries. But the return on investment is lousy. California’s political system has become so heavily manipulated by labor unions and other big

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Sacramento arena: A ‘Field of Schemes’ 8

March 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Sacramento officials have lost all ability to reason, and instead are letting emotions and delusions of grandeur drive their decision over a downtown sports arena. Arenas are nothing more that fields of schemes, and the

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