Bill Lockyer should make like Bulworth in his last 19 months 4

June 4, 2013 By Chris Reed News that state Treasurer Bill Lockyer will retire when his current term expires in January 2015 has produced plenty of tributes to Lockyer’s smarts and tenacity, and plenty of pushback from people who say

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Google’s first U.S.-built smart phone coming to TX, not CA 2

June 4, 2013 By John Seiler As I reported yesterday, Apple is building its new GPU unit in Florida, not California. Now this: “Google-owned Motorola is working on a new smartphone that is made up of the things you’d expect:

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What’s really wrong with health care 8

June 3, 2013 By John Seiler What’s really wrong with health care? A New York Times article showed some of it. Read it and see if you see much, if any, patient involvement in decisions. Here’s are some key sections:

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CA Legislature passes slew of ‘Gunmageddon’ bills

June 3, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Call it “Gunmageddon.” The many anti-gun bills moving through the legislature would severely restrict gun ownership and use in California. A major one is Assembly Bill 48 by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. It passed

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Addicted to scare tactics 8

June 3, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — “As many as 100,000 crack babies are born every year,” reported the Los Angeles Times in an overheated 1990 article echoing the results of a Department of Health and Human Services study.

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Bob Filner: He’ll do for San Diego what he did for the VA 16

June 3, 2013 By Chris Reed It doesn’t take long before the L.A. Times’ profile of new San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in Sunday’s paper makes it clear that we’re in for a piece that poses as a warts-and-all portrait

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Apple building new GPU unit in FL not CA 3

June 3, 2013 By John Seiler Although Apple is expanding its GHQ in Cupertino, it’s also building up an important unit in Florida, the Orlando Design Center. Reports MacRumors.com: “Apple has hired at least a dozen former AMD graphics engineers

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How to fix California 13

June 2, 2013 By John Seiler Our friend Steven Greenhut has co-written, with William Osborne of the U-T San Diego, a prescription for fixing California. A couple of paragraphs: “California, the ninth-largest economy in the world, is a profoundly troubled state.

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No, CA not thriving: Double-whammy from U-T San Diego 16

June 2, 2013 By Chris Reed The newly in-vogue theory in the national media and in the particularly stupid wings of the California media is that the Golden State’s recent revenue surge suggests Sacramento has gotten on the right track

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