Lawsuit, bills seek to dowse fire tax 9

March 25, 2013 By Dave Roberts It hasn’t been a great year for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. In January, the Los Angeles Times revealed that for seven years Cal Fire has been hoarding a slush fund

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Smear of gay Republican: What will Dems say? Zip 5

March 25, 2013 By Chris Reed The hypocrisy of the power-mad left of California’s Democratic Party has never been more on display than in the attempt to destroy the 2012 mayoral candidacy of San Diego gay libertarian Republican Carl DeMaio.

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Attack of the artificial crises 7

March 25, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — Not many of my friends or neighbors are sitting on pins and needles, worrying that the world as we know it will end as the federal government “slashes” spending as part of the

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Sacramento jumps the shark on arena deal 4

March 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes Some people want something so badly, they’ll sell their souls to the devil, they’ll ignore facts, reason and important details.  A case in point is Sacramento politicians, and the ongoing arena obsession. Sacramento’s Mayor

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Good and bad news on bullet train(s) front 6

March 24, 2013 By Chris Reed As I wrote last week, the budget that Senate Democrats have embraced contains so little discretionary funding for California’s bullet-train project that it is impossible to see how the $68 billion project ever gets

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Even L.A. Times hints sequester cuts are theater 2

March 24, 2013 By Chris Reed The Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that 11 air control towers in California will shut down on Sunday, April 7, because of sequestration cuts to the federal budget is offered up by the administration as

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Watch for weak final version of teacher predator bill 2

March 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Teachers Association’s decision to quickly endorse a bill that would make it easier to fire depraved teachers was depicted in initial accounts as reflecting the CTA’s understanding that its image took a

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CalPERS boss: Losses on ‘cleantech’ bets are ‘noble’ 6

March 23, 2013 By Chris Reed It’s not just President Barack Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown who have drank the green Kool-Aid and bought into the idea that “green” jobs and energy can be America’s economic salvation. It’s also that

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Feminists discover what other women already know

March 22, 2013 By Katy Grimes After decades of telling women to burn their bras, divorce their husbands, shun motherhood, and pursue careers, feminists have now discovered how wonderful it is to stay at home with the babies. “A growing

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